Retribution: Horrible DPS

Paladin
No matter what I do I can never maintain a dps above 50-55k

My AoE DPS is over 105k, but in single target fights it drops, and it's horrible.
I'm Ilvl 501 and I know damn well I should be over 50k dps.

I'm fully gemmed (except meta) and reforged
Please help, I'm tired of feeling the guilt of not letting a flex raid or any raid in that matter progress because of my crap DPS.
Severely under hit cap, severely over expertise cap, no enchants, no meta gem, no sha touched gem, healer trinket.

Fix those then try again.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9753545568
The healer trinket is an upgrade from my last trinket so it's fine for now, I fixed hit, but I can't balance expertise out so that is going to stay at 5% for now :(

I can try to get meta gem, despite its cost. And how do I get a sha-touched gem?
09/27/2013 11:58 AMPosted by Varegast
The healer trinket is an upgrade from my last trinket so it's fine for now,


The very fact that its a healer trinket probably means your prior lower item level trinket was better if it was a str dps trinket.

Though you still want your hit/exp at 7.5%, I'd suggest a reforging addon or website. wowreforge.com, reforgelite, askmrrobot.

If you dont want to use a legendary meta, at least get a STR/crit damage one.

Sha touched gem is part of the legendary quest line if you've started on that
Oh, okay. Thanks! I'm testing on target dummies and I'm seeing signficant differences!
http://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/gear/usa/ravencrest/varegast

This isn't perfect but it's a good starting point, (I set it up so you don't puchase the expensive enchants for weapon and bracers)

Honestly, this website helps alot till you start understanding stats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymceunRa958

His guide should be able to help if you want to listen to a professional raider, He's gruff but he does give some fantastic tips for your class.
Opens thread

sees tons of red ! marks

AHHH!!!! /closes thread
reforgelite


This one. I also recommend the CLCRet addon if you are new to Ret or think you're having trouble with the rotation/tracking Inquisition.

Also as Chaz linked this will help you fix your armory.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9753545568
Opens thread

sees tons of red ! marks

AHHH!!!! /closes thread


Do you ever have anything useful to say?
Opens thread

sees tons of red ! marks

AHHH!!!! /closes thread


Do you ever have anything useful to say?


Well when someone says "no matter what i do!" and they haven't even enchanted there gear... that's an issue I can't help with.

I give advise, not hold hands and carry people.
I give advise, not hold hands and carry people.


Dont think I've ever seen you actually offer any advice.
Opens thread

sees tons of red ! marks

AHHH!!!! /closes thread
Is this supposed to be insulting?
What does red ! marks supposed to even mean?
09/27/2013 12:29 PMPosted by Chaz
I give advise, not hold hands and carry people.


Dont think I've ever seen you actually offer any advice.


To quote, the Lion Kings Rafiki...."Look... Harder.../boops water"


Do you ever have anything useful to say?


Well when someone says "no matter what i do!" and they haven't even enchanted there gear... that's an issue I can't help with.

I give advise, not hold hands and carry people.
Well, AH prices are extremely expensive on my server, and I don't make gold very efficiently so it's not completely my fault.

And I've seen some of your posts and you seem like a douchebag.
Opens thread

sees tons of red ! marks

AHHH!!!! /closes thread
Is this supposed to be insulting?
What does red ! marks supposed to even mean?


If you go into your armory on this website (click your portrait in your post or up top), on the upper right corner there are two links: Basic and Advanced. Advanced gives you a more detailed breakdown of your character. Any item with a red ! next to it means its unenchanted.

To quote, the Lion Kings Rafiki...."Look... Harder.../boops water"


Well your post history doesnt contain anything.


Well when someone says "no matter what i do!" and they haven't even enchanted there gear... that's an issue I can't help with.

I give advise, not hold hands and carry people.
Well, AH prices are extremely expensive on my server, and I don't make gold very efficiently so it's not completely my fault.

And I've seen some of your posts and you seem like a douchebag.


You have herbalism and mining and haven't leveled them yet you've been running tons of LFR and playing a pretty good amount.... Gold shouldn't be an issue..
Instead of nitpicking and bashing everything about my character why don't you give advice?

I can't make gold as efficiently as some people, any tips?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hIr2t_YiE

Var check my video out its like a little breif guide not to in depth but il be making more it should help you though also i was a little nervous making it so its not 10/10 but hey like i said it should help also askmrrobot.com is the way to go!
I can't make gold as efficiently as some people, any tips?


Level your mining and herbing, those two professions can net tons of gold.
I can't make gold as efficiently as some people, any tips?


Level your proffs and sell what you farm.

Also it's usually much cheaper to buy raw gems and enchanting mats and then tip a crafter to make what you need then to buy them already cut/made.

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