Could use some help with Ret DPS

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Hey there,


so Ive been turning to icy-veins' guides for advice for some time now, and I hope somebody can help me with my current problem as well. 

Im a Ret-Pally currently 903 equipped with 45 traits. According to the parses on warcraftlogs and also my personal feeling, Im performing rather poorly on NH HC raids. 


Here's some info:

Armory: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/azshara/Vorenus/advanced

WoWLog: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/TZ8gBPH37FYKhzv6/


Things I am already aware of:

- Zeal isnt optimal for single target (forgot to get tomes to change during raid) 

- Potion of old war is better than Prolonged power (same issue)

- Missing enchants on neck and back


Now I see how the above might add up some damage, but it feels like im lacking substantially more. The parse of scorp in particular seemed underwhelming, although this might be because we didnt pull all adds constantly (?). Anyhow, I looked at checkmywow for reference, and I wasted almost no CDs, barely any HP and my HP-Spender with judgement up ratio was between 95 and 100%. 


I dont have access to Convergence or 4 set bonus right now, nor any better legendary than Sephuz. 


I wanna improve but I am kinda stuck right now, unsure of what to work on. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




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couple issues i see right away your mastery is way to high i have about 19% mastery as ret second your haste you are way over what you need you'll wanna have about 21-22% haste. You will want to get either Crit or Versatility either one will be a solid increase over mastery and the over capped haste. 

Additionally using Zeal is currently outdated information if you would like to maximize your DPS you'll need to run fires of justice.

That stat stick trinket you have could be replaced by a Faulty counter measure which you can macro to Crusade or a Claw of the crystalline Scorpid. Additionally as a paladin you must always have a cool trasmog and best hair ever for ultimate DPS :p

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Hey guys,


thank you for your replies. So it really came down to bad/unlucky stat distribution on my items.. ?


I finally obtained a 4th piece today (albeit on NHC) so I have the 4pc bonus up now. Switched some items and got my haste as low as 21%, with crit and mastery both sitting at 29% and vers at only 5%. Guess Ill have to get some items with a better stat distribution there. 

Ill get my enchants up2date and fish for some better items for next week and see how it goes in NH HC.


Thanks for your advice! 

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You should also try to get the convergence of fates trinket from Elisande the item level of it does not matter its just a super good trinket and essential for any ret paladin by chance you do get it replace the foci. 

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