L2Ret – Lifting The Mists – MoP Ret FAQ for 5.1

As promised, once I got the hang of things and back into the swing of things, I was going to post a new Ret FAQ.  Unless mechanics change, this will likely be the only FAQ I make for Pandaria.  I have kept the same format, and many of the questions are exactly the same as … Continue reading

The Death Of Diablo, Or Why I Resubbed to WoW (And Other Thoughts)

Well, it has been one hell of a long time since I have written anything here, hasn’t it? I haven’t even been writing on my other blog (which will be changing as soon as I finish up this post). There are many many reasons for that, none of which I will bore you with. I … Continue reading

L2Ret – The Cataclysmically Large Ret FAQ for 4.1

In cataclysm, blizz’s sole goal with ret was to make it a much more complex play style. And by and large, they succeeded. Gone are the times where you can faceroll your way to competitive, chart topping dps. What takes its place is a true rotation, with the flavor of the old rotation, a kind … Continue reading

Common Ret Rotation Pitfalls & First Impressions

So I am FINALLY all patched up.  I sat for the better part of half hour getting *just* power auras set up, only to have the game crash on me, trashing all the work I had just done.  BLEH!   So glyphed out and reforged, and talented, and…  well, REDO all those dammed auras…   … Continue reading

L2Ret – 4.0 And You! – The New Paladin Goodness

Welcome Pallies!  4.0 is upon us and we are going to get a major overhaul (again!).  But fear not!  I am here to help guide you back to the top of the DPS meters.  Below is a knock-down drag-out down and dirty guide to what is changing, and how it’s going to effect us.  So … Continue reading

L2Ret – The Cold Hard Truth About Diminishing Returns

Wait…  What? I thought diminishing returns was something only tanks had to deal with? Well, yes and no. As a game mechanic, yes, tanks are the famous ones, but they are not the only ones.  Ever heard of a haste “soft cap”?  That is a diminished return as well, if you use haste past the … Continue reading

Random PSA’s

Alright, here we are in a new year, ready to rip roar our way through our resolutions, be it in game, or out.  One of the most popular is, of course, getting in shape.  I wouldn’t have ever mentioned anything except TJ, one of those bloggers that I always read, and really need to add … Continue reading

L2Ret – The Stats and Gem Superpost

Stats can be confusing.  I get it.  But as a ret paladin, you don’t get to make some of the mistakes that others make.  Spellpower?  Nope.  ArmPen?  Hell no.  So read on to see how you can maximize your DPS. The Stats You Should Be Concerned With Ok, so ret paladins have 9 basic stats … Continue reading

L2Ret – The FCFS Rotation

If you have ever read anything about Retribution playstyle, you probably have heard about the FCFS rotation.  If you haven’t….     Well, I am glad you are here. FCFS stands for “First Come, First Serve.”  Because ret is primarily an instant cast class, we aren’t waiting for cast times (you darned well shouldn’t be using … Continue reading

Judgements BIOTCH!

There are two key class mechanics that define Paladins.  The first is being a buffbot, and that is why it takes us about 2 minutes at the start of any raid to figure out what the hell we are doing, and get up to speed.  The second is the Seal and Judgement System. There are … Continue reading