PVE WotLK Retribution Paladin DPS Guide (Short)


PVE WotLK Retribution Paladin DPS Guide (Short)

Paladin Guide

Patch: 3.3.5

Author: Legacy-WoW

PVE WotLK Retribution Paladin DPS Guide (Short)

Wrath Paladin Guide


Welcome to our PVE Retribution Paladin guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Paladin class as Retribution.


This is the standard Aura Mastery spec. It has all of the core Retribution talents and Divine Intellect, and Aura Mastery from Holy.

Retribution Build (Aura Mastery)

This second build is a Divine Sacrifice build. This build is recommended for progression rading with a serious guild. This build is lower DPS with higher raid survivability thanks to Divine Sacrifice.

Retribution Paladin Build (Divine Sacrifice)

The first spec, Aura Mastery, is higher DPS and generally recommended.


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond requires 1 of each color to be activated, after activating it fill the rest of your sockets with Bold Cardinal Ruby.


You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit rating (8% for raids, 263 rating)
  2. Expertise (26 is cap, 213 rating)
  3. Strength
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Agility
  6. Haste

You need 8% hit rating to never miss bosses. Expertise reduces the chance of your attacks being dodged or parried. you need 26 expertiese or 213 expertise rating to hit cap. Once you hit expertise cap bosses will not be able to dodge your attacks.

Your primary stat for this build is Strength because it provides attack power and scales with raid buffs. Critical strike rating is also a very significant DPS boost. Agility increases our critical strike rating which makes it a decent stat. Lastly we have haste which is useful primarily because it increases our auto-attack frequency.


Retribution Paladins have more of a priority list than a rotation. The priority list is listed below.

  1. Hammer of Wrath 
  2. Judgement 
  3. Crusader Strike 
  4. Divine Storm 
  5. Consecration 
  6. Exorcism
  7. Holy Wrath

Other than that, just use any skill as it comes off cooldown.

Leave a Reply

Notify of