PVE Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Retribution Paladin Class Overview

PVE Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Retribution Paladin DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Retribution Paladins are one of the most loved and hated at the same time. Fairly easy to play spec with high and constant damage, also gives buffs to the raid. Retribution Paladin is a required member of a raid, this spec shines in WotLK.

Talent Tree

This is a standard PVE build which does not include any buffs from other raid-member. This build has to be changed if you go in with a constant party of guildmembers, according to the situation.

PVE Retribution Paladin Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Consecration
Glyph of Judgement
Glyph of Seal of Vengeance
Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Sense Undead


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Relentless Earthsiege Diamond
Put Nightmare Tear in the best Blue slot. Ignore the other blue slots.

If the activation of the socket bonus requires 1 yellow socket and will give you 4 Str,
then you use one of these:
Etched Ametrine
Inscribed Ametrine
Rest of the time:
Bold Cardinal Ruby

Bold Cardinal Ruby
Precise Cardinal Ruby


Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed or Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Weapon – Berserking
Gloves – Crusher or Precision
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Greater Assault

Gameplay & Rotations

Retribution Paladin does not have a solid combo of skills, though it is advised to use this priority list below...

Hammer of Wrath > Judgement > Crusader Strike > Divine Storm > Consecration > Exorcism > Holy Wrath

Rest of the time use any skill which comes out of cooldown. Use Judgement depending on the situation.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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