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Retribution Paladin DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:36 by Vlad 70 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Retribution Paladins in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Retribution Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Fardion, a top parsing Retribution Paladin. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Basics

The stat priority for Retribution Paladins is as follows:

  1. Strength;
  2. Haste;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Versatility.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Priority

Strength is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Mastery (Mastery: Divine Judgment Icon Mastery: Divine Judgment) increases the damage of Judgment Icon Judgment and also causes it to place an 8-second debuff on the target that increases the damage they take from your abilities that cost Holy Power.

Haste increases your attack speed and lowers the global cooldown and the cooldowns of most of your damaging abilities (with the notable exception of Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict and Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm). This leads to a higher Holy Power generation.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

  • 28 Jul. 2016: Removed Haste breakpoint as Haste remains valuable even after that time.
  • 21 Jul. 2016: Added an explanation for the reason behind the 30% Haste breakpoint.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Fixed an error with the stat priority which listed Mastery as the best secondary stat, when it is in fact last.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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