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(Posted by Spacebadger in the Oi Forums)

Let me start this off by saying I did not write this. I have stolen bits and pieces from various sources that I feel really know their stuff. and I'll try and post only the most relevant stuff.

IntroductionEdit

"What does a Retribution Paladin bring to the raid? Why is he worth a spot?"Edit

- DPS. - Another Blessing slot. - Constant Judgement(s) on the main target. - A low-maintenance member (i.e., they heal themselves) - A back-up Lay on Hands for the MT. - 2% extra damage for four others. - Resistance Auras.


"DPS? Ret Paladins don't do good DPS, though."Edit

Well, your typical Ret Paladin that's not sure how to work things will not, by any means, be good DPS. This guide is meant to help those Ret Paladins gear up properly, and show them how best to deal damage (and keep doing it) in a raid situation. Ret Paladins are also the class best affected by Windfury Totem, next to Arms Warriors, so pairing one up with a Shaman for this purpose (or simply for Grace of Air and other totems) is a good idea if you want to see exceptional results.

Main article: Wow Guides

A guide on Retribution gearing and effective DPS.Edit

Cool Talent BuildEdit

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=axZVhZEf0t0cuiIot

This is the most PvE-oriented Retribution build you can have.

Divine Strength: This makes every Strength point you have worth 2.2 AP, rather than just 2.0. It's a small upgrade looking at it that way, but geared correctly you should end up with something around 400 Strength (before the talent, and that's low-end), meaning this talent is increasing your base AP by (400 / 10)*(2) = 80 AP.

Why not Divine Intellect?: You'll end up with enough Intellect, you don't need any more. Also, consider how much Intellect this would actually increase you by, when geared for Ret. This scales directly with your gear.

Redoubt: You can get either this or Devotion Aura. The point is to go up and get Precision. Precision: This talent is worth the 8 points you're spending for it. 3% hit chance is about 46-48 Hit Benediction: Some people think, "well, I've already got Sanctified Judgement, what good is this doing me?" Let me show you in terms of Mana/5, spamming max-rank Seal of Command every 8 seconds (as you should be). We'll see how much it is over a five-minute period.

Without Benediction (300) / 8 = 37.5 Judgements cast. Seal of Command costs 280 mana.

(280)*(37.5) = 10,500 mana for all those casts. Divide by 2 for your Sanctified Judgement bonus, = 5250 mana.

Now for Judgement mana. This will vary per Paladin (5% base mana), but let's use mine.

(37.5)*(143) = ~5363, add the Seal cost for the total mana cost, = 5250+5363 = 10,613 mana.

With Benediction Seal of Command costs 238 mana with it. (238)*(37.5) = 8925 mana. Divide by 2 for S.J., = ~4463 mana.

Judgement costs 124 mana with it. (124)*(37.5) = 4650, + 4463 = 9,113 mana.

(No Benediction) - (Benediction) = 10,613 - 9,113 = 1500 mana saved over 5 minutes.

(1500) / (300 / 5) = 25 mana per five seconds.


Improved Judgement: This is crucial damage over time because you should always be spamming your appropriate damage Judgement. Improved Seal of the Crusader: A small buff, but not a bad one. This adds (190*1.15) - 190 = ~29 spell damage. It should also be noted that this is multiplicative with the 15% bonus from the tier 4.

Why not Vindication?: Doesn't work on bosses, doesn't have much effect on those it works on.

The other talent choices are pretty easy to make, just refer to the spec listed.

Cool Gear SetupEdit

In general, your gear should prioritize in the following manner:

Strength/AP -> Crit Rating/Agility -> Hit Rating -> Everything Else


Why? Some have said that spell damage is the way to go for Retribution, but this is inaccurate. It is impossible to gear up properly in this manner because pieces that are built for spell damage typically have no strength or crit, just spell crit. Because Seal of Command and Seal of Blood are both based off of melee crit, for both the Seal and Judgement, and because melee stats affect every attack you have aside from Judgement (whereas spell damage affects everything but white damage, the latter of which is much more frequent), it's clear that melee stats are the winner--math shouldn't be necessary here, but it's out there somewhere.

The importance of hit chance, though, cannot be stressed enough, and it's arguably just as important as attacking behind your target. Every attack that you have, Judgement aside, has physical evasion mechanics. As such, you want to attack behind your target because they will be unable to block (which, when they do, means you can't crit on that attack), and they will be unable to parry. This leaves only dodges and misses remaining. Dodge you can do nothing about, but miss you can. A single miss can cause a significant loss in DPS because of your slow weapon speed, so be sure to get sufficient hit chance.


Seals, Blessings, Judgements, and YouEdit

Seals The Horde have it nice here because Seal of Blood is superior for DPS. This isn't to say, though, that Command would be bad for DPS, but it does leave the Alliance Retributers at a disadvantage. I'll spare some more math, and just say it's about 20% less damage than Blood overall. This previous calculation also takes into account the proper playstyle: pressing your Judgement and Crusader Strike buttons whenever they are up. Your Blessing and Judgement priority will need adjusting to this style of DPS, and that will be determined by the length of the fight.

You should also have a macro that automatically re-casts your Seal once you Judge it, so that you don't lose a single swing where you could've had another SoComm/Blood attack. This is the macro: /cast Judgement /stopcasting /cast Seal of Command


Blessings Your priority should be as follows: Salvation -> Might/Wisdom -> Kings -> Light Salvation is always first because, of course, you're producing a lot of threat. In a raid, Salvation should never, ever be off you. Might and Wisdom share a priority slot because this is determined by the fight length. In a case where you only have two Paladins present, yourself and another, you'll want to see how long a fight is before picking what your second Blessing is. A good rule of thumb here is, if the fight is significantly longer than five minutes, go with Wisdom. If it's at or slightly longer than five minutes, go with Might. Kings comes third here because the single crit typically provided by Kings is not worth the loss in attack power in comparison to Might. Might wins out for DPS in the end. Light is listed because you should have it if you can get it. It helps when you have to step back and bring yourself back up.


Judgements This is a priority that you'll learn as you raid with Retribution, but the priority between Crusader/Light/Wisdom changes frequently. Usually it's between Crusader/Wisdom. Much like between BoMight/Wisdom, this is determined by the fight's length. In a long fight where you either don't have another Paladin or you may not be able to keep up another Paladin's Judgement all the time (Gruul is a good example, due to Shatter), JoWisdom is the superior option. With JoWisdom up, you may also be able to spam some Consecration every now and again, because the mana gain provided by this and BoWisdom combined should be positive even while you're spamming Crusader Strike/Judgement.


FAQEdit

Q: "My guild leader or raid leader is apprehensive to give Retribution a shot. He among others are convinced Retribution sucks in a raiding environment. What do I do?"


A: The best thing you can do is ask for (or otherwise attempt to receive) a single chance, and when you get that single chance you prepare like crazy and give it hell. You may also be in a situation where you are needed as a healer, which is practically everyone's case. Just see if they can get another healer.

Q: "What are good stats for entering Karazhan?"


A: Something around 1300 AP and 23% crit, as well as the needed hit chance. You'll also want for your weapon, at the very, very least, an Oathkeeper.

Q (Alliance): "Seal of Command isn't that great for spamming. It costs more mana and does less damage than Blood. Should I just keep up Rank 1 and swing?"


A: If you do that, you won't keep up on damage. You'll have mana efficiency to damn near infinity, but you don't need it, because even spamming it with the right Blessing/Judgement priority you should have a positive mana gain. If you really start aching for mana, don't be afraid to pot. I bring a few stacks of Unstable Mana Pots to every raid, they're cheap to make and are more than enough.

Q (Horde): "I'm still confused about Seal of Blood. My Seal of Righteousness even does more damage than this crap. How is it better than Command?"


A: It can crit, and it crits for double. That makes up for the damage by leaps and bounds because of that extra damage, and it's helping you keep Vengeance up. On top of that, the Judgement is based on melee crit, not spell crit like Righteousness. It also has the same spell damage coefficient as JoCommand (43%), so it will always do more damage because its base is higher.

Q: "How can I best utilize Avenging Wrath?"


A: Use it early on when you're sure that using it and going all out will not pull aggro. The idea is that if you use it early, you'll be able to use it again later. You should be able to, in any (raid) boss encounter, use Avenging Wrath at least twice.

Q: "How much % hit do I need to be maxed out against a boss? I can't seem to find a straight answer."


A: I can't either, tell you the truth. I slipped what I thought was the answer in there somewhere, which I believe is 5.6%. According to Gregthegreat, though, it's 8.6% for special abilities (Seals and Crusader Strike) and 5.6% for white hits.

GEAR CHOICESEdit

Crafted (BoP)

Furious Gizmatic Goggles: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32461

Quests (Blue)

Overlord's Helm of Second Sight: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31105 (recommended)

5-mans (Normal)

Hope Bearer Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27408

5-mans (Heroic)

Doomplate Warhelm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28225
Irondrake Faceguard: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27455
Ruby Helm of the Just: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27505

PvP

Grand Marshal's Scaled Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28711
High Warlord's Scaled Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28863
Exorcist's Scaled Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28761

ArenaEdit

Gladiator's Scaled Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27881
Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32041

KarazhanEdit

Justicar Crown: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29073
Steelspine Faceguard: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28671 (mail)


Gruul's LairEdit

Maulgar's Warhelm: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28801 (mail)
Necklace of Trophies: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31275
Choker of Repentance: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31321

Reputation

Haramad's Bargain: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29119 (The Consortium - Exalted)

Quests (Blue)

Natasha's Pack Collar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31694 (more PvP-oriented)
Natasha's Choker: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31695 (more PvE-oriented)
Insignia of the Mag'hari Hero: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28168 (long quest chain)
Chain of Glowing Tendrils: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29815
Choker of Bloodied Feathers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31727
Earthen Mark of Razing: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25562
Talon Lord's Collar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29335

5-mans (Normal)

Pendant of Battle-Lust: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24385

5-mans (Heroic)

Choker of Vile Intent: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29381 (25 Badges of Justice)
Mithril Chain of Heroism: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28745
Traitor's Noose: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27546
Blood Guard's Necklace of Ferocity: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30710
Bone Chain Necklace: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27779
Jagged Bark Pendant: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28343

PvP

Pendant of Triumph: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28244

KarazhanEdit

Worgen Claw Necklace: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28509
Saberclaw Talisman: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28674
Mithril Chain of Heroism: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28745

Quests (Blue)

Jade Warrior Pauldrons: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25715
Eagle Crested Pauldrons: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25967
Warchief's Mantle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29316

5-mans (Normal)

Pauldrons of the Crimson Flight: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28207 (might be Heroic?)
Truth Bearer Shoulderguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24457

5-mans (Heroic)

Spaulders of Slaughter: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30705
Pauldrons of Swift Retribution: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27844
Doomplate Shoulderguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27771

PvP

High Warlord's Scaled Shoulders: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28865
Grand Marshal's Scaled Shoulders: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28713

Arena

Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27883
Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32043

Gruul's Lair

Justicar Shoulderplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=2907

Crafted

Vengeance Wrap: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24259 (recommended)

Reputation

Skyguard's Drape: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32539 (Sha'tari Skyguard - Revered)

Shroud of Frenzy: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31143 Cloak of the Craft: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31255

Quests (Blue

Delicate Green Poncho: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28032
Nomad's Woven Cloak: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28031
Dark Cloak of the Marsh: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25540
Perfectly Balanced Cape: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25712

5-mans (Normal)

Cloak of Impulsiveness: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27423
Cloak of the Inciter: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27892
Cloak of Malice: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27519 (Heroic?)

5-mans (Heroic)

Blood Knight War Cloak: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29382 (25 Badges of Justice)
Netherfury Cape: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28371
Capacitus' Cloak of Calibration: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28249 (Normal?)
Auchenai Death Shroud: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27878

PvP

Sergeant's Heavy Cloak: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28380

KarazhanEdit

Royal Cloak of Arathi Kings: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28529
Drape of the Dark Reavers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28672
Farstrider Wildercloak: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28764


Bind-on-Equip

     Chestguard of Exile: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31320
     Breastplate of Blade Turning: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31136 (more tank-oriented)
     Chestguard of Illumination: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31152 (more shockadin-oriented)


Crafted (BoP)

     Heavy Earthforged Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30074 (well-rounded, but more tank-oriented)
     Breastplate of Kings, etc.: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28483


Crafted (BoE)

     Ragesteel Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23522


Quests (Green)

     Torn-heart Family Tunic: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30959
     Andrethan's Masterwork: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29789
     Scavenged Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30270 (more tank-oriented)
     Murkblood Avenger's Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25569
     QR 9863 Warrior Chest: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25573
     Redeemer's Plate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31765
     Segmented Breastplate (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25781
     Refuge Armor: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27716
     Fire Scarred Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29935
     Protectorate Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29944


Quests (Blue)

     Chestplate of A'dal: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30258
     Leonine Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31549 (long quest chain, but designed for Ret)
     Blackened Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31548 (from the same quest chain, much better for DPS)
     Nether Protector's Chest (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31686 (actually green, but might as well be blue--very well rounded)
     Soul Saver's Chest Plate (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31459 (equivalent to the above, these were clearly designed for Ret)
     The Exarch's Protector: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29337
     Battlemaster's Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31720
     Breastplate of Retribution: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25701
     Fleshripper's Bladed Chestplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28054
     Gilded Crimson Chestplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28055 (more shockadin-oriented)


5-mans (Normal)

     Breastplate of the Bold: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28205 (Heroic?)
     Doomplate Chestguard: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28403
     Durotan's Battle Harness: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27427
     Unscarred Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24363
     Light-Touched Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24021


5-mans (Heroic)

     Crimsonforge Breastplate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27906
     Breastplate of Righteous Fury: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28337


PvP

     High Warlord's Scaled Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28861
     Grand Marshal's Scaled Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28709


ArenaEdit

Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27879
Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32\

BRACERSEdit

Bind-on-Equip

Bracers of Recklessness: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31284

Crafted (BoE)

Black Felsteel Bracers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23537 (highly recommended, mats are easy)

5-mans (Normal)

Bands of Syth: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27918 (Heroic?)
Nexus-Bracers of Vigor: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25956

5-mans (Heroic)

Bracers of Just Rewards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27447 (more shockadin-oriented)
Amber Bands of the Aggressor: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29463 (more tank-oriented)

PvP

General's Scaled Bracers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28646
Marshal's Scaled Bracers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28999
Veteran's Scaled Bracers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32819


Gruul's LairEdit

Bladespire Warbands: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28795

GLOVES Bind-on-Equip

Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31180

Crafted (BoE)

     Steelgrip Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23533
     Adamantite Plate Gloves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23508
     Ragesteel Gloves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23520

Quests (Blue)

     Gauntlets of the Vanquisher: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30375
     The Hands of Fate: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30967 (more shockadin-oriented)


5-mans (Normal)

     Gauntlets of Cruel Intention: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28324 (Heroic?)
     Gauntlets of the Bold: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27475 (more tank-oriented, but still well-rounded)
     Faith Bearer's Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25942


5-mans (Heroic)

     Doomplate Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27497


PvP

     High Warlord's Scaled Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28862
     Grand Marshal's Scaled Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28710


Arena

     Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27880
     Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32040


Karazhan

     Justicar Gauntlets: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29072

[b]BELT[/b] Bind-on-Equip

     Girdle of Siege: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31151


Quests (Green)

     Engraved Cattleman's Buckle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29807
     Goblin Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31315
     Belt of the Soul Saver (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31690 (well-rounded)
     Last Year's "In" Belt (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31445
     Ogre Beater's Belt (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31480
     Muscle Toning Belt (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31455
     Bog Walker's Belt (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25602
     Vindicator's Cinch (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25597
     Fearless Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25922 (more tank-oriented)
     Stalwart Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31787


Quests (Blue)

     Borak's Belt of Bravery: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30962


5-mans (Normal)

     Studded Girdle of Virtue: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24458
     Tenacious Defender: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24091


5-mans (Heroic)

     Lion's Heart Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29238
     Deathforge Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27985
     Girdle of Gallantry: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27755 (highly recommended)
     Rubium War-Girdle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28375


PvP

     Avenger's Waistguard: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27644 (not recommended)
     General's Scaled Belt: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28644
     Marshal's Scaled Belt: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28998
     Veteran's Scaled Belt: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32806


Magtheridon's Lair

     Girdle of the Endless Pit: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=2877


[b]LEGS[/b] Bind-on-Equip

     Legguards of the Shattered Hand: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31298 (recommended)


Quests (Green)

     Runed Sketh'lon Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30960
     Inkling's Leggings: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31519
     Murkblood Avenger's Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25585
     QR 9867 Warrior Legs: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25580
     Sha'tari Vindicator's Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31794
     Thunderforge Leggings (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25511
     Magistrate's Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29945
     Skyfire Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29936


Quests (Blue)

     Mag'hari Warlord's Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28175
     Midrealm Leggings: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29980 (actually green, but worthy of blue... seriously, these kick ass)


5-mans (Normal)

     Legplates of the Bold: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27977 (more PvP-oriented)
     Ornate Leggings of the Venerated: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27893
     Greaves of the Iron Guardian: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24456
     Azureplate Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24364


5-mans (Heroic)

     Greaves of the Martyr: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30536
     Midnight Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30538 (leather)
     Vanquisher's Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30533
     Doomplate Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27870
     Bloodlord Legplates: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27487


PvP

     High Warlord's Scaled Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28864
     Grand Marshal's Scaled Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28712
     Avenger's Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27654


Arena

     Gladiator's Scaled Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27882
     Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Legguards: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32042


Gruul's Lair

     Justicar Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29074


[b]BOOTS[/b] Bind-on-Equip

     Boots of Zealotry: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31276 (great for starters)
     Boots of the Decimator: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31125


Reputation

     Vortex Walking Boots: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32648 (Ogri'la - Exalted)


Quests (Green)

     Earthmender's Plated Boots: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30968
     Kirin'Var Defender's Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29786
     Boot's Boots: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30002
     Clocktock's Jumpers (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31441
     Boots of the Ancient-Killer (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31488
     Explorer's Boots (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31432
     Expedition Footgear: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27721
     Muck-ridden Galoshes: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25561


Quests (Blue)

     Sha'tari Wrought Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28176
     Golden Cenarion Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28069


5-mans (Normal)

     Obsidan Clodstompers: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28318 (Heroic?)
     Ornate Boots of the Sanctified: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27884
     Uther's Ceremonial Warboots: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27420


5-mans (Heroic)

     Bloodsworn Warboots: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27788


PvP

     General's Scaled Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28645
     Marshal's Scaled Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29000
     Veteran's Scaled Greaves: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32794


Karazhan

     Ironstriders of Urgency: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28608


[b]RINGS[/b] Bind-on-Equip

     Truestrike Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31326
     Pathfinder's Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31277


Reputation

     A'dal's Command: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29177 (The Sha'tar - Exalted)
     Lightwarden's Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29128 (The Aldor - Revered)


World Boss

     Ring of Reciprocity: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30738


Crafted (BoE)

     Fel Iron Blood Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24074


Quests (Green)

     Leafbeard Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31527
     Warmaul Slayer's Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25779
     Blessed Signet Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31820
     Heirloom Signet of Valor: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31729
     Nexus Stalker's Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25926
     Kokorek's Signet: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25963
     Felblood Band (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25499
     Amaan's Signet (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25485
     Warden's Ring of Precision: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27733


Quests (Blue)

     Violet Signet, etc.: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29280
     Acrobat's Mark of the Sha'tar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31380
     Aggressor's Mark of the Sha'tar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31381
     Kaylaan's Signet: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30860
     Conqueror's Band (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25811
     Naliko's Revenge (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25804
     Overseer's Signet: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30365
     Spellsword's Mark of the Redemption: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31076 (recommended)
     Band of Anguish: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30973
     Ogre Slayer's Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25775


5-mans (Normal)

     Ring of the Exarchs: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27413
     Ravenclaw Band: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27925
     Ring of Umbral Doom: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28323 (Heroic?)


5-mans (Heroic)

     Ring of Arathi Warlords: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29379 (25 Badges of Justice)
     Weathered Band of the Swamplord: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27762
     Ring of the Shadow Deeps: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27761
     Resounding Ring of Glory: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27904
     Band of Ursol: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27740
     Averinn's Ring of Slaying: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27453
     Reaver's Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27460


PvP

     Band of the Exorcist: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28553 (50 Spirit Shards)
     Band of Triumph: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28246


Karazhan

     Mithril Band of the Unscarred: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28730
     Garona's Signet Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28649
     Ring of a Thousand Marks: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28757

[b] TRINKETS[/b] Reputation

     Skyguard Silver Cross: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32770 (Sha'tari Skyguard - Exalted)
     Crystalforged Trinket: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32654 (Ogri'la - Revered)
     Ashtongue Talisman of Zeal: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32489 (Ashtongue Deathsworn - Exalted)


Darkmoon Cards

     Darkmoon Card: Crusade: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31856
     Darkmoon Card: Wrath: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31857


Crafted (BoP)

     Figurine - Felsteel Boar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24124
     Figurine - Nightseye Panther: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24128


Quests (Green)

     Core of Ar'kelos: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29776
     Ancient Draenei War Talisman: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31617
     Ogre Mauler's Badge (Horde): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25628
     Uniting Charm (Alliance): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25633
     Terokkar Tablet of Precision: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25937


Quests (Blue)

     Bladefist's Breadth: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28041 (recommended)


PvP

     Mark of Vindication: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27927 (recommended, 30 Marks of Thrallmar/Honor Hold, bought in Zangarmarsh)


5-mans (Normal)

     Abacus of Violent Odds: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28288
     Hourglass of the Unraveller: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28034
     Fetish of the Fallen: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27416


5-mans (Heroic)

     Bloodlust Brooch: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29383 (41 Badges of Justice)


Gruul's Lair

     Dragonspine Trophy: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28830

[b]WEAPONS[/b] Crafted (BoP)

     Stoneforged Claymore: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30086
     Skyforged Greataxe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30088
     Great Earthforged Hammer: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30093
     Thunder, etc.: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28440 (recommended, especially for PvP, or for Alliance PvE)
     Lunar Crescent, etc.: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28434
     Lionheart Blade, etc.: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28428 (recommended, especially for PvE)


Crafted (BoE)

     Khorium Champion: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23541 (fast, not recommended for Alliance)
     Felsteel Reaper: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23543
     Fel Hardened Maul: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23546


Reputation

     Trident of the Outcast Tribe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30830 (Lower City - Exalted)
     Hellscream's Will: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29137 (The Mag'har - Exalted)
     Arechron's Gift: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29138 (Kurenai - Exalted)
     Blackened Spear: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29167 (Thrallmar - Revered)
     Hellforged Halberd: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29166 (Honor Hold - Revered)


World Boss

     Ethereum Nexus-Reaver: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30722


Bind-on-Equip

     The Hammer of Destiny: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31322
     The Oathkeeper: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31299 (highly recommended for starters, this is the highest top-end blue in the game!)
     Crystalforged War Axe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31291
     Blade of Misfortune: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31134


Quests (Blue)

     Terokk's Quill: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29329
     Slayer's Axe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31010 (fast, not recommended)
     The Burning Crusader: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30009
     Torn-heart Axe of Battle: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31062 (fast, not recommended)
     Honed Voidaxe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25762
     Lantresor's Warblade: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25608
     Hewing Axe of the Marsh: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25537


5-mans (Normal)

     Crow Wing Reaper: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27986
     Greatsword of Forlorn Visions: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28367 (Heroic?)
     Plasma Rat's Hyper-Scythe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28253 (Heroic?)
     Sonic Spear: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27903
     Warmaul of Infused Light: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28393
     Firemaul of Destruction: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27524
     Shaarde the Greater: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25944
     Hatebringer: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24461
     Warsong Howling Axe: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24394
     Heart Fire Warhammer: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24094
     Hellreaver: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24044


5-mans (Heroic)

     Quantum Blade: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29356
     Endbringer: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27769
     Axe of the Nexus Kings: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27829
     Scepter of Sha'tar: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27840
     Reaver of the Infinities: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28222


Arena

     Gladiator's Decapitator: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28298
     Gladiator's Greatsword: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24550
     Gladiator's Bonegrinder: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28299
     Gladiator's Painsaw: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28300
     Merciless Gladiator's Decapitator: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31966
     Merciless Gladiator's Greatsword: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31984
     Merciless Gladiator's Bonegrinder: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31959
     Merciless Gladiator's Painsaw: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32025


Karazhan

     Gorehowl: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28773 (recommended)
     Legacy: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28587
     Despair: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28573


.. 14) LIBRAMS

     Libram of Zeal: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27949 (good for sustained DPS using JotC)
     Libram of Righteous Power: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31033
     Libram of the Eternal Rest: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27917 (if nothing else--nice for Consecration)
     Libram of Avengement: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27484 (recommended, great for PvP and PvE)


.. 15) GEMS Red

     Bold Living Ruby (+8 strength): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24027
     Bold Ornate Ruby (+20 attack power): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28362 (PvP)


Yellow

     Smooth Dawnstone (+8 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24048
     Smooth Ornate Dawnstone (+10 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28119 (PvP)


Meta

     Swift Windfire Diamond: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28556 (recommended--easy to acquire, costs 8 Spirit Shards)
     Swift Skyfire Diamond: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25894 (a more expensive and only slightly better alternative, only 4 AP higher)
     Enigmatic Skyfire Diamond: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25895 (more PvP-oriented, if you need the crit)
     Relentless Earthstorm Diamond: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=39961


You shouldn't end up with many slots that aren't red or yellow, so put gems that fit according to whether they have crit+stam or strength+stam. You want your melee stats as pure as possible, though, so consider fitting blue slots with +8 strength or +8 crit, if you're willing to sacrifice the slot bonus.




... 16) ENCHANTS Helmet

     Glyph of the Outcast (17 strength, 16 intellect): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30846
     Glyph of Ferocity (34 AP, 16 hit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29192
     (note: choose the former if you have enough hit chance, the latter if you don't)


Shoulders

     Inscription of Vengeance (Aldor - Honored, 26 AP): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28885
     Inscription of the Blade (Scryers - Honored, 13 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28907
     Greater Inscription of Vengeance (Aldor - Exalted, 30 AP/10 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28888
     Greater Inscription of the Blade (Scryers - Exalted, 15 crit rating/20 AP): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28910


Back

     Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility (+12 agility): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=34004
     Enchant Cloak - Subtlety (-2% threat caused): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=25084


Chest

     Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats (+6 all stats): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27960


Bracer

     Enchant Bracer - Brawn (+12 strength): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27899
     (note: better than +24 AP because of Divine Strength, making this 26.4 AP)


Gloves

     Enchant Gloves - Major Strength (+15 strength): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=33995


Legs

     Cobrahide Leg Armor (40 AP/10 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=35549
     Nethercobra Leg Armor (50 AP/12 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=35554


Boots

     Enchant Boots - Dexterity (+12 agility): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27951


Ring (where applicable)

     Enchant Ring - Spellpower (+12 spell damage): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27924 (recommended)
     Enchant Ring - Stats (+4 all stats): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27927
     Enchant Ring - Striking (+2 weapon damage): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27920


Weapon

     Enchant Weapon - Mongoose (chance to get 120 agi and increased haste): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27984
     Enchant 2h Weapon - Agility (+35 agility): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27977
     Enchant 2h Weapon - Savagery (+70 AP): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27971

... 17) MISCELLANEOUS Food

     Roasted Clefthoof (+20 strength, +20 spirit): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27658 (recommended)
     Warp Burger (+20 agility, +20 spirit): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27659
     Ravager Dog (+40 AP, +20 spirit): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=33284


Elixirs

     Battle
     Elixir of Major Agility (+35 agility, +20 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28553 (recommended)
     Elixir of the Mongoose (+25 agility, +28 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=17571
     Fel Strength Elixir (+90 AP, -10 stam): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=38960
     Elixir of Major Strength (+35 strength): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28544
     Onslaught Elixir (+60 AP): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=33738
     Elixir of Mastery (+15 all stats): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=33741
     Guardian
     Elixir of Major Mageblood (+16 mp5): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28570
     Elixir of Draenic Wisdom (+30int/+30spirit): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32067


Flasks [ul]Flask of Relentless Assault (+120 AP): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28589 Flask of Mighty Restoration (+25 mana/5): http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28588 (only if you really have mana trouble)

Weapon Additions (note: these do not stack with any weapon totems)

     Adamantite Sharpening Stone (+12 weapon damage, +14 crit rating): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23529
     Superior Wizard Oil (+42 spell damage): http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22522
     (the spell damage will do more DPS than the weapon damage in this case, but you forfeit the crit)

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