Ret: Missing a button? Doing it wrong?

89 Tauren Paladin
8335
Been leveling as Ret and doing above average pug DPS in LFG using a simple priority system, but sometimes I feel like I am missing a button. For example, exorcism is on cooldown, I have 0 Holy Power, hit Judgement and Crusader Strike.... and....

I have 2 holy power and my three primary ability are on cooldown... so I am sitting there just auto attacking for 4-6 seconds waiting for something to come up. What am I doing wrong here?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
20945
Nothing.. that's really just how ret is until you have a pretty good amount of haste.

Divine purpose and/or holy prism can go a long way to making it feel more fluid, but there's always gaps.
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89 Tauren Paladin
8335
I have been dumping any stats (after hit/exper cap) into mastery > crit > haste. Should I swap crit for haste?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
7900
Like Cayse said. There are going to be gaps where you can do nothing but wait. I find it annoying. Even tossing a heal without selfless healer will lower your dps, buuuutt.. Dont worry about that for LFG unless you are pulling less then the healer(s).
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
7900
02/22/2013 11:59 AMPosted by Archia
I have been dumping any stats (after hit/exper cap) into mastery > crit > haste. Should I swap crit for haste?


New stat priority as of Panadaland.

Hit>Exp>Haste>Mastery>Crit.

Just focus on the first two until having an item level of 470 and save your gold.

After item level 480 str/haste gems + socket bonus start to take priority over pure Strength, or so I read. I cant confirm for myself though.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
19020
You might want to read the sticky, as well. Lots of answers to lots of questions in that there sticky.
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100 Human Paladin
17035
In addition to changing up your secondary stat priority, think of the gap as a chance to evaluate how your group is doing and throw out what you can to help - Hands, Selfless Healer FoL procs, that sort of thing. It's a good habit to get into.
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90 Human Paladin
6610
Every time you're doing nothing for longer than one GCD you take a drink.

It doesn't fix the gaps, but you care less and less about it.

I'm just awful at ret, but after about 10 minutes it doesn't bother me anymore.
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90 Human Paladin
8200
Typically, I'll throw a sacred shield at that time. It may not do anything for stretches of time, but every little bit adds up.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
7900
02/23/2013 03:47 AMPosted by Kyner
Typically, I'll throw a sacred shield at that time. It may not do anything for stretches of time, but every little bit adds up.


Same. I keep the off-tank>tank on focus and have Sacred shield and Hand of Sacrifice macro'd
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