PVE TBC Subtlety Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Subtlety Rogue DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Subtlety Rogue in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Combat will do more damage than Subtlety in almost every case. Subtlety is primarily a PVP spec and usually does less damage than the other two specs in almost any PVE situation.

This Build uses Hemorrhage to increase the overall DPS of the raid. The below build requires a sword in both your MH and OH. Your MH sword should be slower, in the 2.5 to 2.8 range, while your OH needs to be fast because of Sword Specialization.

TBC PVE Subtlety Build – 2 Swords

Gear

TBC Rogue Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

Stat Priority

  1. Expertise
  2. Agility & Hit rating
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike 
  5. Armor Pen

After getting Precision you need an additional 64 hit rating to hit your soft cap. Once soft capped hit rating drops down a little in the priority list.

Weapon Expertise will provide you with all but the 64 expertise rating you will need to hit soft cap. If you are a human using while using swords or maces you will only need 44 additional expertise rating.

Rotation

Mutilate rogues have a pretty simple rotation.

Open with Garrote applying the bleed.

Apply Slice and Dice with 3-5 combo points and keep applying it for the rest of the fight.

Apply Rupture, always using 5 combo points and keep this applied for the entire fight as well.

Hemorrhage is your main combo point generator.

Shiv is used to apply Deadly Poison when it is about to fall off. It should only be used if the debuff is about to run out.

Poisons

With a shaman, get Windfury Totem on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

Without a shaman, use Instant poison on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

PVE TBC Combat Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Combat Rogue DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Combat Rogue in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

There are three main builds for Combat Rogues in TBC. These three builds change based on your weapon choices, so as your gear changes you may want to swap your build around.

This first build is designed for someone with a slow main hand sword, in the 2.5 to 2.8 range and a faster sword in their off-hand. Combat Potency and Sword Specialization are a big part of why you want a faster off-hand.

TBC Combat Build – Swords

This build is setup to have a slow first weapon as your MH and a fast sword as your OH.

TBC Combat Build – Fist & Sword

This last build is designed to use a Dagger as your MH and a Sword as your OH. The dagger should have a speed between 1.7 to 1.9. This would be the build that uses backstab as it requires a dagger. Generally speaking the sword build is better though.

TBC Combat build – Dagger & Sword

Gear

TBC Rogue Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

Stat Priority

  1. Expertise
  2. Agility & Hit rating
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike 
  5. Armor Pen

After getting Precision you need an additional 64 hit rating to hit your soft cap. Once soft capped hit rating drops down a little in the priority list.

Weapon Expertise will provide you with all but the 64 expertise rating you will need to hit soft cap. If you are a human using while using swords or maces you will only need 44 additional expertise rating.

Rotation

Mutilate rogues have a pretty simple rotation.

Open with Garrote applying the bleed.

Apply Slice and Dice with 3-5 combo points and keep applying it for the rest of the fight.

Apply Rupture, always using 5 combo points and keep this applied for the entire fight as well.

Eviscerate when you have extra combo points.

Sinister Strike is your main combo point generator unless you are using daggers. If you are using daggers, Backstab is your main combo point generator.

Shiv is used to apply Deadly Poison when it is about to fall off. It should only be used if the debuff is about to run out.

Poisons

With a shaman, get Windfury Totem on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

Without a shaman, use Instant poison on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

PVE TBC Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Assassination Rogue DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play an Assassination Rogue in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard Assassination build that most rogues run. It has 41 points in Assassination to get Mutilate which doesn’t leave a lot of room for customization.

The three main skills from the combat tree are Dual Wield Specialization, Precision and Improved Slice and Dice.

TBC Assassination Rogue Talents

Two skills you should swap around would be Improved Poisons and Fleet Footed. If you have Enchant Boots – Cat’s Swiftness then you should be using Improved Poisons. If you instead choose Enchant Boots – Dexterity then you should take Fleet Footed. The movement speed caps out at 8% and does not stack. This makes it best to swap the talents around to maximize your DPS.

Gear

Daggers are your weapon of choice with Mutilate. You are looking for a slow main hand dagger, in the 1.7 to 1.9 speed range. Your offhand should be faster though, this will help your poisions apply more often.

TBC Rogue Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

Stat Priority

  1. Expertise
  2. Agility & Hit rating
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike 
  5. Armor Pen

After getting Precision you need an additional 64 hit rating to hit your soft cap. Once soft capped hit rating drops down a little in the priority list.

Rotation

Mutilate rogues have a pretty simple rotation.

Open with Garrote applying the bleed.

Apply Slice and Dice with 3-5 combo points and keep applying it for the rest of the fight.

Apply Rupture, always using 5 combo points and keep this applied for the entire fight as well.

Use Mutilate as your main combo point generator.

You can also use Shiv to maintain Deadly Poison on the target. Only use Shiv when Deadly Poison is about to fall off.

Poisons

With a shaman, get Windfury Totem on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

Without a shaman, use Instant poison on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

PVE TBC Demonology Warlock DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Demonology Warlock guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Warlock class as Demonology in the burning crusade expansion. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!

Talents

While Demonology is less gear dependent than Destruction, you are still better off with Affliction early on. You also really need the 2 piece T5 set bonus that heals your pet for 15% of your damage. Without the set bonus your pet will be adding more work for the healers.

This is the standard Demonolgy build which uses Summon Felguard along with Improved Shadow Bolt and Devastation.

TBC Demonology Build 1

This is a similar build that uses the Felguard instead. This build should work better if you are having mana issues.

TBC Demonology Build 2

This last build focuses on Ruin to increase your damage while making your demon the Succubus. The Succubus is weaker and more difficult to keep alive. This is definitely a build for players with better gear that can keep their pet from dying.

TBC Demonology Build 3

Gear

TBC Warlock Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Switch to the epic versions of these gems when available, that will definitely be a big boost!

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (202 spell hit cap)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Spell Haste
  4. Spell Critical Strike
  5. Stamina
  6. Intellect

Rotation

You want to make sure you have both of your defensive buffs on before the fight. Start off by making sure Fel Armor is on. You should be using an Imp for Blood Pact.

Next, we want to make sure a curse is on the target at all times. The three curses are Curse of the ElementsCurse of Doom, or Curse of Recklessness.

You should constantly keep  Immolate and Corruption on the target at all times.

Shadow Bolt should be cast when you aren’t doing anything else. This is your main spam ability. Since the build has Improved Shadow Bolt, this should be up at all times.

Life Tap should be used when needed.

One last thing to note, It is important to allow your dots to get their last tick in before they are re-applied this can substantially impact your DPS!

Demon Information

As a Demonology warlock, your Demon is a core part of your DPS and benefit to the raid group. Keeping your demon alive is very important but can be difficult at times.

Your demon is basically like another melee DPS, so most of the rules that apply to melee DPS apply to him as well.

  • Demons should attack the boss from behind
  • Help your demon avoid excessive AoE damage.
  • Ask your group to buff your demon. Through Demonic Knowledge you also receive benefits from these buffs.
  • If your demon is low on health, use Fel Domination to instantly resummon a new full health demon with the same buffs.

To dismiss your demon you can use “/run PetAbandon()

Also, your Succubus’s  Lash of Pain will use Improved Shadow Bolt charges which will lower your DPS.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Profession

LeatherworkingDrums of Battle and Drums of War give your raid a DPS increase and this is the way to go for later tier raids.

Tailoring – This is the most common profession because you get access to the Shadoweave and Spellstrike sets. Both of these are great T4-T5 level options and for a fresh 70 it is really good!

Jewelcrafting – Mostly gives you access to epic gems. Jewelcrafting is definitely a great money making profession!

Enchanting – The best thing enchanting gives you is the Enchant Ring – Spellpower enchant on both rings. You can also make money with the profession and it pairs well with tailoring!

PVE TBC Affliction Warlock DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Affliction Warlock guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Warlock class as Affliction in the burning crusade expansion. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!

Talents

Affliction spec is definitely the best spec to start raiding with as a Warlock. You get Suppression which provides you with a ton of hit rating. Your pre-raid gear isn’t going to have the hit rating required for other specs so this one skill makes Affliction the best option.

Affliction also brings 3 really nice buffs to your groups! Blood Pact is really nice plus Shadow Embrace and Malediction. Your raid group will appreciate your choice to go Affliction starting out.

This is a great starter build. It gives you the hit rating boost of Suppression as well as the 3 buffs mentioned previously. A couple of talents can be swapped out if desired.

You could swap out Improved Healthstone or Improved Imp for Destructive Reach if you have other warlocks in the raid group providing those buffs. You can also swap Improved Curse of Agony for  Grim Reach or Improved Drain Soul if you would like.

TBC Affliction Warlock Build

Gear

TBC Warlock Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Switch to the epic versions of these gems when available, that will definitely be a big boost!

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (202 spell hit cap, 76 with Suppression)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Spell Haste & Spell Critical Strike
  4. Stamina
  5. Intellect

Keep in mind that Suppression only works for Affliction spells. It does not apply to Immolate or Shadow Bolt.

Rotation

You want to make sure you have both of your defensive buffs on before the fight. Start off by making sure Fel Armor is on. You should be using an Imp for Blood Pact.

Next, we want to make sure a curse is on the target at all times. The three curses are Curse of the ElementsCurse of Doom, or Curse of Recklessness.

You should constantly keep Unstable Affliction, Immolate, Siphon Life and Corruption on the target at all times.

Shadow Bolt should be cast when you aren’t doing anything else. This is your main spam ability. Later on Immolate is dropped completely because Shadow Bolt becomes better DPS as your gear improves.

Life Tap and Dark Pact should be used when needed.

One last thing to note, your ability to allow your dots to get their last tick in before they are re-applied will drastically improve your DPS. Pay attention to this and you will see a huge improvement!

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Profession

LeatherworkingDrums of Battle and Drums of War give your raid a DPS increase and this is the way to go for later tier raids.

Tailoring – This is the most common profession because you get access to the Shadoweave and Spellstrike sets. Both of these are great T4-T5 level options and for a fresh 70 it is really good!

Jewelcrafting – Mostly gives you access to epic gems. Jewelcrafting is definitely a great money making profession!

Enchanting – The best thing enchanting gives you is the Enchant Ring – Spellpower enchant on both rings. You can also make money with the profession and it pairs well with tailoring!

PVE TBC Destruction Warlock DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Destruction Warlock guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Warlock class as Destruction in the burning crusade expansion. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!

Talents

The best build for warlocks up till T6 is based around doing shadow damage. Fire builds aren’t really that great until t6.

Since Destruction is lacking Suppression we have to account for having a low hit rating. As your hit rating does go up, your damage will go up substantially. It is worth considering the Affliction spec instead of destruction until you have a decent amount of hit rating.

TBC Destruction Warlock Build

Gear

TBC Warlock Pre-Raid BIS Guide

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (202 spell hit cap)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Spell Critical Strike
  4. Spell Haste
  5. Stamina

Haste becomes more valuable later on when you have access to T5 and T6 raid gear.

Rotation

You want to make sure you have both of your defensive buffs on before the fight. Start off by making sure Fel Armor is on and then summon a Summon Succubus that will be sacrificed using Demonic Sacrifice to give you a shield going in the fight.

Next we want to make sure a curse is on the target at all times. The three curses are Curse of the ElementsCurse of Doom or Curse of Recklessness.

Life Tap should be used when needed.

Immolate should be on the target at all times. In a perfect world you would re-apply Immolate in the last 1.5 seconds before it wears off after it ticks for the last time.

Shadow Bolt is your main ability and you should cast it when you aren’t doing anything else.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Profession

LeatherworkingDrums of Battle and Drums of War give your raid a DPS increase and this is the way to go for later tier raids.

Tailoring – This is the most common profession because you get access to the Shadoweave and Spellstrike sets. Both of these are great T4-T5 level options and for a fresh 70 it is really good!

Jewelcrafting – Mostly gives you access to epic gems. Jewelcrafting is definitely a great money making profession!

Enchanting – The best thing enchanting gives you is the Enchant Ring – Spellpower enchant on both rings. You can also make money with the profession and it pairs well with tailoring!

PVE TBC Shadow Priest DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Shadow DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Shadow Priest in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Shadow is a really fun Priest spec to play in TBC and the below build will help you get out there and maximize your DPS!

This build only dips into the Discipline tree to pick up  Inner Focus and Meditation. The tier 1 and tier 2 talents of the Discipline tree can be interchanged freely.

Shadow Weaving should have at least 1 point because it is a very good debuff to keep up on an enemy. You can swap the other points out with Improved Mind Blast if you would like. These two can be freely exchanged but both should be at least rank 1.

Blackout and Spirit Tap can also be freely swapped out. Spirit Tap is only useful when you can land the killing blow. Blackout is more useful while clearing trash.

TBC Shadow Priest Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red or yellow gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Spell Hit
  • Spell Power
  • Spell Crit/Haste
  • Intellect
  • Spirit
  • Mp/5
  • Stamina

16% is the spell hit cap for a Shadow Priest in Burning Crusade. This should require around 264 hit rating for Draenie and 289 for other races.

Rotation

Unlike other classes Shadow Priest’s don’t have a set rotation. They operate off of a priority list. This priority list is meant to maximize your damage. If your gear isn’t great you may have mana problems following it perfectly.

  1. Vampiric Touch: Keep up on your target at all times.
  2. Shadow Word: Pain: Keep up on your target at all times.
  3. Mind Blast: Cast every time this comes off cooldown.
  4. Shadow Word: Death: Cast every time this comes off cooldown. Avoid killing yourself though.
  5. Mind Flay: Filler if everything else is on cooldown.

If you have sub-par gear, you can use Vampiric Touch, Shadow Word: Pain and Mind Flay to do damage and avoid running out of mana.

You should use Inner Focus with either Shadow Word: Pain or Devouring Plague.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Tailoring is great for fresh level 70’s because you can make the Shadoweave and Spellstrike sets which will only be replaced by T4 or T5.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Leatherworking – This gives your raid the best bonus by crafting Drums of Battle. This is mainly for late game and not t4 raids.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy allows you to make Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone which is pretty strong. You can also create your own consumables.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 

FAQ

What is the spell hit cap for a TBC Shadow Priest?

16% is the spell hit cap for a Shadow Priest in Burning Crusade. This should require around 264 hit rating for Draenie and 289 for other races.

Which profession is best for a TBC Shadow Priest?

The best profession for a Shadow Priest in TBC would be Tailoring and Enchanting. Leatherworking is useful to the raid group though.

What Meta gem should a TBC Shadow Priest use?

The best meta gem for a shadow priest in TBC would be either Ember Skyfire Diamond (best) or the Mystical Skyfire Diamond.

PVE TBC Holy Priest Healing Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Holy Priest healing guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Holy Priest in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is a pretty good overall build for a holy priest in Burning Crusade. Improved Divine Spirit is a great single-target healing ability and makes for a great build. You could trade out Martyrdom  for either Silent Resolve or Absolution because these are basically just filler talents.

TBC Holy Priest IDS Build

Another build option besides the Improved Divine Spirit build is a Circle of Healing build. This is more for group healing of higher tier content where you will already have an IDS priest in the raid group.

TBC Holy Priest COH Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Healing Power on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

Stat Priority

  1. Intellect and Spirit
  2. Stamina – enough to survive encounters
  3. Bonus healing
  4. MP5
  5. Critical strike rating
  6. Haste rating

Healing

Improved Divine Spirit Build

Your main healing ability is  Greater Heal rank 2-7 depending on the amount of healing required. Use lower ranks to help your mana pool last longer. This combined with Renew and Power Word: Shield are your most commonly used spells.

Heal can be used for medium health single-target healing.

Flash Heal is very inefficient and should only be used in very dire situations. This will wreck your mana pool if you try to use it as your main healing ability.

Circle of Healing build

Like this build’s name, it’s main ability is the Circle of Healing spell. Your AOE spells, such as,  Prayer of Healing,  Prayer of Mending and Binding Heal are also very important to this build. Renew and Power Word: Shield are your core single target spells which can be useful depending on the encounter or situation.

Shadowfiend should be used once you drop below 60% mana. This is your main mana regeneration ability.

Inner Focus is another key ability that gives you a free spell cast. This works really well with either Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing.

PVE TBC Holy Paladin Healing Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Holy Paladin healing guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Holy Paladin in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the primary build for healing as a Holy Paladin in TBC. There isn’t much room for changes as most of these talents are required and don’t have any other decent options.

The only thing you could change would be dropping Improved Blessing of Might if another paladin has it in your raid group. You could then use the points to pick up Unyielding FaithToughnessPure of Heart or Purifying Power.

TBC Holy Paladin Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Healing Power on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

Stat Priority

  1. Spell Healing
  2. MP5 & Spell Crit
  3. Intellect
  4. Spell Haste

Healing

Your primary healing spell is Flash of Light. You can save mana by downranking to rank 6.

If you need a bigger heal, you can cast Holy Light but it requires more time. The talent Light’s Grace reduces the cast time by half a second.

In a perfect world, you would keep the Light’s Grace effect up most of the time by casting Rank 4 or Rank 5 Holy Light. This will allow you to use Rank 11 in tough situations. Holy Shock should only be used in emergency situations.

Buffs

Auras

Auras are buffs that apply to your group. Keep in mind that these are not raid wide. Your tank group will require Devotion Aura or one of the many Resistance Auras. Any caster group will benefit from Concentration Aura.

Blessings

Paladins are expected to buff their dungeon group and/or raid with blessings. Blessings are very strong buffs but each class requires a different blessing.

Below is a list of Blessings for each spec.

  • Druid (Feral): Kings, Might
  • Paladin (Prot): Kings, Sanctuary, Light
  • Warrior (Prot): Kings, Light, Might
  • Druid (Resto): Wisdom or Kings
  • Paladin (Holy): Wisdom, Kings
  • Priest (Holy): Wisdom, Kings
  • Shaman (Resto): Wisdom, Kings
  • Druid (Feral): Kings, Might
  • Druid (Moonkin): Wisdom, King
  • Hunters (MM / BM): Might, Kings
  • Hunter (Survival): King, Might
  • Mages: Kings or Wisdom
  • Paladin (Retribution): Might, Kings
  • Priest (Shadow): Wisdom, Kings
  • Rogues: Might, Kings
  • Shaman (Elemental): Wisdom, Kings
  • Shaman (Enhancement): Might, Kings
  • Warrior (Arms / Fury): Might, Kings
  • Warlocks: Salvation, Kings, Wisdom

Judgements

Sometimes you may be required to use judgements during a fight. The main judgement you would use is Judgement of Wisdom. If you have another paladin covering Wisdom you can use Judgement of Light.

Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention allows you to sacrifice yourself and save another player. This will allow the player you target to survive after the encounter is over and revive the entire raid.

Make sure you choose someone who is out of the bosses range after he resets or they will get aggro and die as soon as they remove the bubble. You also want to make sure this person can res.. because that would be unfortunate.

PVE TBC Ret Paladin DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Ret Paladin DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Ret Paladin in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard Ret Paladin build for Dungeons and Raids. Once you reach high tier raids, you may want to adjust this build to match your gear and raid composition.

We only have 1/2 Improved Judgement, if you are a new player though 2/2 Improved Judgement will make your rotation much easier.

Having two talent points in Pursuit of Justice allows you to use the Formula: Enchant Boots – Dexterity enchant on your boots. Otherwise you should use the Enchant Boots – Cat’s Swiftness enchant.

Most of the time your raid will have a holy paladin who has Improved Blessing of Might. You may want to take this talent for dungeons where you are the only paladin though.

Blessing of Kings isn’t exactly from your tree but it is a welcome addition to any party. Blessing of Might requires 5 talent points and doesn’t do the spell casters any good.

I recommend using this standard build and once you get more experience playing a Paladin you can adjust it and make your own.

Standard Ret Paladin Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

As far as yellow gems go, Etched Fire Opal is used to get your required hit rating. Inscribed PyrestoneEnscribed Fire Opal or Inscribed Noble Topaz are used to complete any socket bonuses that seem worth getting. Outside of those, you should fill all yellow sockets with red gems.

We only use blue sockets to activate our meta gem. You should only use as many blue gems as required for your meta gem and fill the rest with red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you have enchanting, Enchant Ring – Stats is really good to have on both rings.

BiS gear list

If you are interested in a Pre-Raid Bis gear list for your Ret Paladin, check out our guide here.

Stat Priority

  • Hit (9%, 3% from Precision talent)
  • weapon speed of 3.5 or higher

If you are a part of the Alliance you will be using Seal of Command. Your stat priority will be:

  1. Strength
  2. Armor Penetration
  3. Haste

If you are a part of the Horde you will be using Seal of Blood. Your stat priority will be:

  1. Strength
  2. Haste
  3. Armor Penetration

The priority is different because Seal of Blood benefits more from haste while Seal of Command benefits more from Armor Pen.

Rotation

Maintain  Seal of Blood / Seal of Command to keep them up all the time.

Spam Crusader Strike and Judgement on cooldown.

If you have the excess mana and time you can use Consecration. This skill is not very useful on boss fights but can be helpful on the trash before bosses.

During a fight you should use Sanctity Aura although sometimes you will be required to use Devotion Aura.

Professions