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Retribution Paladin DPS Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 22:16 by urthearso 25 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Retribution Paladin DPS guide for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Retribution Paladin in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Urthearso, theorycrafter for Retribution Paladins. If you have any questions about the spec you can reach him on the official Paladin Discord, on Twitter, and during his streams on Twitch.

1. Class Overview

In single-target DPS, the Retribution specialisation is currently performing very well, compared to most other classes. The sustained AoE performance on the other side is rather weak.

2. Patch 8.0.1 Changes for Retribution Paladins

  • Mastery: Hand of Light Icon Mastery: Hand of Light increases all Holy damage done by our abilities. Note that this does not affect Racials and Trinket effects.
  • Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath and Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance are now affected by the global cooldown.
  • Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath now grants 20% increased damage, healing, and Critical Strike chance.
  • Judgment Icon Judgment now generates 1 Holy Power and causes the target to take 25% increased damage from your next Holy Power spender.
  • Art of War Icon Art of War is a new passive, giving us the Legion version of Blade of Wrath with half proc rate at 2 procs per minute.
  • Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance's absorb shield now equals 30% of your maximum Health. It will burst when the shield is consumed, or after 15 seconds, and deal Holy damage equal to the absorbed amount divided to nearby enemies. The absorb shield and damage do not get increased by any damage modifiers.
  • Retribution Icon Retribution's duration has been halved to 10 seconds.
  • Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike's cooldown has been increased to 6 seconds, up from 4.5.

3. Strengths of Retribution Paladin

4. Weaknesses of Retribution Paladin

  • Low sustained AoE damage
  • Low mobility
  • Uptime-reliant

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 14 pages:

6. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 03 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 02 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated Wake of Ashes + Divine Purpose opener.
  • 25 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Removed Blade of Wrath note.
  • 25 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Fixed Divine Punisher description.
  • 23 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Updated Haste food.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Changed recommended targets for Divine Storm to 3.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Updated Wake of Ashes + Inquisition and Wake of Ashes + Crusade opener.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Removed Divine Storm at 2 targets recommendation with Divine Judgment.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (addons page): Added War Mode talent macros.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (addons page): Added Consecration + Wake of Ashes macro.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Removed Strength gem.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Fixed some typos.
  • 17 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 17 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 17 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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