Retribution Paladin Guide - 5.2

Summary :

  • Page 1 : Index
  • Page 2 : Races-Professions-Stats
  • Page 3 : Talents-Glyphs
  • Page 4 : Rotation-Macros
  • Page 5 : Gems-Enchants-Reforge
  • Page 6 : Addons-Extras

The Retribution Paladin 

A legend says that the Paladin would have lost all credibility after the release of TK and SSC, remember that famous T5 that made everything pink! We will detail all the basics of the Retribution specialization in this guide, you will be able to discover the advantages and disadvantages as well as many other important things.

Firstly, the Retribution Paladin is a class with a lot of defensive CD, as much for the raid as for yourself. It is a Burst class, in other words its DPS on single target over long term is less than that of a Rogue or another single target class, however it does not make him weak.

The advantage with a Retribution Paladin is that even if you do not have equipment you can deal a relatively large amount of damage. The Retribution Paladin is a powerful tool for the raid and we will demonstrate that in this guide.

Update 5.2: A good update for the Wings of DPS Paladin, very reassuring for the future of the class!


This is an approximate ranking of the performance of each Class/Specialization

Rather low down, but you should not worry too much about the statistics, the important thing is to have fun. You will often be first at the beginning of a battle and whenever your offensive CDs are available. This is not the best DPS in the game, but the Retribution Paladin knows how to assert itself in a raid, the evidence is in some of its fights. As for each class, it needs some mechanics to be effective and currently most bosses are not very optimized for Retribution. Do not panic! Turn to the next page to learn more about optimizing your character: professions and statistics.