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Retribution Paladin DPS Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Yesterday at 03:09 by urthearso 23 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Retribution Paladins in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, 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 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. The Basics of Stats for Retribution Paladin

The stat priority for Retribution Paladins is listed below.

  1. Strength;
  2. Haste;
  3. Critical Strike ~= Versatility ~= Mastery.

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

We highly recommend that you use Simcraft to get personalised stat weights for your character, and to help you find out what gear is best for you. This guide will help you get through the process.

2. Getting a Better Understanding of Retribution Paladin Stats

2.1. Stat Caps

There are currently no stat soft or hard caps worth chasing for any stat right now.

2.2. 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: Hand of Light Icon Mastery: Hand of Light) increases all Holy damage done by our abilities. Note that this does not affect Racial Traits and trinket effects.

Haste increases your attack speed and lowers the global cooldown of all abilities. Additionally, it reduces the cooldown of your Holy Power generators Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice, Judgment Icon Judgment, Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath, and Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike.

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

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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