PVP Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Retribution Paladin

Welcome to my Retribution Paladin PVP guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide for Arena and Battleground players, describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchants and Team Compositions you might use.

Talent Tree

Retribution Paladin Talent Tree 7/11/53 build spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Judgement – Must have
Glyph of Exorcism – Must have
Glyph of Seal of Righteousness– Increased range will really help you if you’re being kited

Other viable glyphs
Glyph of Salvation – Another personal defensive cooldown
Glyph of Hammer of Justice – If you're getting kited

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Sense Undead – Extra damage against lichbourne Death Knights and their pets
Glyph of Lay on Hands – Lay on Hands has 5 minute less cooldown
Glyph of Blessing of Might – Increased duration.


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond with Nightmare Tear
Blue: Sovereign Dreadstone Don’t bother putting them if you won’t get a good socket bonus out of it.
Yellow: Inscribed Ametrine if your Resilience and Hit is good.
Etched Ametrine – Extra hit rating
Resplendent Ametrine – When using the PVE armor or just lack Resilience
Red: Bold Cardinal Ruby


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

Gameplay & Rotations

Keep your oponents as debuffed as possible. This will make it harder for them to dispell a real CC. Land crits on your enemies to get an instant Flash of Light with The Art of War procs. Use Judgement to get a proc, since it has a high crit chance.

Don’t use Holy Light since it costs too much mana, and it has a long cast-time, making it vulnerable to interruption. Remember, that healing can also be done with Divine Storm.

If you’re looking forward to bursting down your enemy then try to use Avenging Wrath and your trinkets at the same time. Save some spells for that moment and cooperate with your team.

Team Complications

2v2 partners:

Marksmanship Hunter
Unholy Death Knight
Any Healer

3v3 partners:

Death Knight + Priest
Mage + Priest
Warrior + Priest
Rogue + Priest
Hunter + Priest / Shaman / Druid

PVP Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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