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12-22-2009 @ 11:38AM
http://www.sk-gaming.com/arena/player/all/all/23/all/all/Retribution is alive and well.Again, as I mentioned before, you are missing the point of this article. This is not for the highest class players. I don't know any beginner to arena that has access to a full set of PvP gear. If you do, hey, props to you, but they're simply the vast minority when it comes to who I am advising.Most retribution paladins at high levels do wear PvP gear. Some often wear a mix of PvE and PvP gear. It depends on what the opposing teams allow you to get away with. You are a DPS class, so wearing gear that maximizes your DPS is best. This will include often times PvE gear.Many ret paladins (that have access to it) particularly enjoy wearing ICC 2hers as they provide a large DPS increase over 2200 weapons.Also, just because a class has magical damage does not mean it will target a retribution paladin over another class. For instance, destruction warlocks will often choose other targets rather than ret paladins because the ret paladin is more apt to dispel immolate off of himself than a teammate. Mages often follow the same philosophy.Death knights and hunters both have magical components to their class but rely primarily on physical damage and therefore would prefer a target which is not plate.Rogues do not always stack armor penetration. Some warriors do not stack armor penetration. Particularly at low levels of arena experience and gear, both of these classes will do much better attacking a non-plate class.Beyond this, you're refusing to believe that retribution paladins often play with classes who are better targets for these classes. Any clothie would be a much better target for a rogue or a warrior than a retribution paladin. _much_ better.Plate is a huge determining factor in kill target preferential. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but this isn't one, it's a fact.Based on your opinion (which is pretty ridiculous) that players should roll holy or protection for arenas makes me think that you have not done too well as a retribution paladin in arena. If this is the case (which I suspect it is) perhaps you are not the best source of information for new players when it comes to retribution paladins.If you think, however, that you are more knowledgeable than myself when it comes to arena combat (retribution paladins in particular), you are free to apply for my job here at wow.com.You can find more information here: http://www.wow.com/lfmGood luck.
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