[Ret-PvE] The Light and How to Swing It, v1

93 Dwarf Paladin
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or, A Guide to the More Martial Aspects of Piety ~ by Uther the Lightbringer,
as transcribed by Grôgnárd Fôhámmer

Gear checks, log checks, whatever we can do to help, bring your issues here!


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Glossary of Abbreviations
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AoE - Area of Effect
AoW - Art of War
AP - Attack Power
AW - Avenging Wrath; also Wings
BiS - Best in Slot
CD - Cooldown
aCD - individual Ability Cooldown
gCD - the Global Cooldown
oCD - Offensive Cooldown
dCD - Defensive Cooldown
CS - Crusader Strike
DoT - Damage Over Time
DR - Damage Reduction
DPr - Divine Protection
DPS - Damage per Second
DP - Divine Purpose
DSh - Divine Shield; also Bubble
DS - Divine Storm
DS# - Divine Storm, when cast with '#' Holy Power
EDS - Empowered Divine Storm
EmpS - Empowered Seals
EF - Eternal Flame
ES - Execution Sentence
Exo - Exorcism
MExo - Mass Exorcism
FoL - Flash of Light
FV - Final Verdict
FV# - Final Verdict cast with '#' Holy Power
HA - Holy Avenger
HoL - Hand of Light, the Retribution Mastery
HoP - Hand of Protection; also BoP
HoPo - Holy Power; also HP
HoPu - Hand of Purity
Sac - Hand of Sacrifice; also HoSac
HPr - Holy Prism
HoT - Heal Over Time
H/FoJ - Hammer/Fist of Justice, depending on talent
HotR - Hammer of the Righteous
HoW - Hammer of Wrath
iL - Item Level
J - Judgment; usually spelled out
L## - Selected Talent at Level '##'
LAotL - Long Arm of the Law; also Long Arm
LoH - Lay on Hands
LH - Light's Hammer
PPM - Proc per Minute
RPPM - Real Proc per Minute
PoJ - Pursuit of Justice
SS - Sacred Shield
SW - Sanctified Wrath
SoI - Seal of Insight
SoJ - Seal of Justice
SoR - Seal of Righteousness
SoT - Seal of Truth
SH - Selfless Healer
ST - Single-Target
SoL - Speed of Light
SwoL - Sword of Light
TV - Templar's Verdict
TV# - Templar's Verdict, when cast with '#' Holy Power
VP - Valor Points
WoG - Word of Glory
#s - number of seconds
#min - number of minutes
#pT## - Referring to a particular tier set bonus, where '#' is the number of pieces required for a specific bonus and '##' refers to the actual Tier
Edited by Grôgnárd on 12/10/2014 5:27 PM PST
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Good job master dwarf.
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100 Draenei Paladin
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Good job master dwarf.


/agree

For Uther!

But yay updated guide, good read so far.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Love this Hopefully it doesn't take ages to get it a sticky at the top :P
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Love this Hopefully it doesn't take ages to get it a sticky at the top :P


Don't worry, it'll be sticked by next expansion.
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93 Dwarf Paladin
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Don't worry, it'll be sticked by next expansion.


Yeah, that's only nine months away - blink of an eye!

...To a Gallifreyan. >_>
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100 Human Paladin
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Nice work Grog, may I just recommend that you edit in the mouseover Hand cast macros? Think it was;

#showtooltip Hand of Sacrifice
/cast Hand of Sacrifice@mouseover

or something along those lines. Very useful macro so you don't lose focus on your current target to cast your Hands.
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93 Dwarf Paladin
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Yeah, I can add a mouseover macro. I actually use HealBot for Hands and things, so I should probably add that to AddOns, too, huh? After raid. >_>
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
14495
Been looking forward to reading this, and it's pretty spot on, nice one Grog!

Now let's get in this time machine and head to about 9 or 10 months from now - we might be able to catch it getting stickied by then!
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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I use Grid+Clique for all utility spells. Frees up my whole UI with mouseover macros lol
http://i.imgur.com/7lvNPP1.jpg

Great job, Grog!
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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I use Grid+Clique for all utility spells. Frees up my whole UI with mouseover macros lol
http://i.imgur.com/7lvNPP1.jpg

Great job, Grog!


I am interested in your binds, post more before I smoke you for 12 hours.
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93 Dwarf Paladin
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08/23/2013 09:48 PMPosted by Majintherm
I use Grid+Clique


Meh. HealBot better; one addon for utility and raid frames. :p
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Meh. HealBot better; one addon for utility and raid frames. :p

Yeah, I've used grid for so long it's one of those addons youre so use to,playing without it feels odd. I'm also so meh the way healbot and vuhdo look, it's weird.

I am interested in your binds, post more before I smoke you for 12 hours.

http://i.imgur.com/vWCLGla.jpg
main bar ingame keybinds and my naga remapped keybinds.
I am a very weird player, I use arrow keys(left and right are strafe, up is forward) and number pad for binds, then naga for the rest(all the keys being remapped to make my ui look even weirder. I used to stream with cam pointed at keyboard/mouse just to show how I play but havent bothered buying a new one/I dont think anyone would care to watch a very goofy hand placement. I know, wtf sounds retarded, but it's how I play xD
Edited by Majintherm on 8/23/2013 10:22 PM PDT
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93 Dwarf Paladin
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08/23/2013 10:21 PMPosted by Majintherm
I'm also so meh the way healbot and vuhdo look, it's weird.


Yeah, I'm not crazy about it's limited library of skins, either, but it's the functionality that keeps me running it. It's actually even really good for classes that don't heal - I use it on my Rogue for Tricks, Warrior for Safeguard, Mage for Remove Curse, and a second DK that I've been neglecting as Unholy for Frenzy.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Love the formatting too. Well done, Grog!
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93 Dwarf Paladin
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Remember, to help get this stickied, click Request Sticky and Like it frequently. Also, actually Report the post using the "Other" option and say that this guide is up-to-date and the other one is not being maintained. The Report trick is how we got the old Ret and Prot guides that are still up there stickied.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Woo, finally finished this bad boy!
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Spot on guide, Grog. Requested a sticky and liked, I hope to see this get a sticky before the next expansion xD
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Great Job Grog !!
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Great Job man, you deserve argent crusader paladin at light hope for your work.
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