Raiding as Retribution - Updated for 4.1
blizzard asked once what % difference allows us to play what we think is funnest rather than what hits hardest (although the reference might have been for tanking) well 15% less dps than the frost dk in a raid might just be a little do big of a difference. im tanking on pally and giving up on dps.
my raid has me swap out to dps since i have the better set for it on one tank fights. That will be no more. The ther tank is a dk. and ill pass all gear to him for the one tank fights. that 15% difference adds up over a fight.
so yeah, if blizzard doesnt see fit to make a 15% damage difference from top to bottom narrower and buff pally's (probably druids dps too) (just speaking classes and not specs) then i will no way bother doing ret till a buff.
3.1 Single Target
Note that opening rotations may differ from what you read in this section due to initial CD usage. Optimal opening rotations are discussed in section 4 (Cooldowns).
Inq > CS > HoW > Exo > TV > J > HW > Cons
Inq > CS > TV > HoW > Exo > J > HW > Cons
Either rotation works, but presently spreadsheets recommend the former selection for higher gear levels (~359+). DPS variances are rather slight between the two.
Inq > CS > TV > Exo > HoW > J > HW > Cons, or
Inq > CS > Exo > HoW > TV > J > HW > Cons
How can you cast inquisition without any holy power built up?
i'm sorry maybe I think I might be missing something>?
Also, as a DPS in a heroic group (ret Pally), I was criticized for not using Seal of Righteousness, even though I felt Resist Aura was more helpful given the shadow-based AOE that hit party members somewhat hard throughout the entire instance. Do I need to stick only to Ret Aura if I am the only paladin in the group?
/cast Avenging Wrath
Very simple. It activates your On-use trinket (if placed in the second trinket slot) at the same time as AW, giving you one less button to press to get your CD cycle rolling.
My macros lack the "#showtooltip" line because it doesn't really matter. My major cooldowns and macros are bound to Clique and not to action bars. It makes for a far cleaner UI
I just have one question about this.. why do you use this when your trinket use in the second slot is not usable in combat???
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