Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ret Commandments, Version 3.0

Unlike the Bible, I do update my commandments with the times. Here's a link to my original list.

  1. Thou shalt not die.
  2. Thou shalt not do anything that causes raidmates to die.
  3. Thou shalt maximize thine time on target.
  4. Thou shalt Crusader Strike every cooldown.
  5. Thou shalt Judge every cooldown, so long as it does not interfere with Crusader Strike.
  6. Thou shalt Divine Storm every cooldown, so long as it does not interfere with Judgement or Crusader Strike.
  7. Thou shalt ensure 100% seal up-time.
  8. Thou shalt use Divine Plea as often as possible.
  9. Thou shalt use Consecration, Exorcism, and Holy Wrath as often as mana allows.
  10. Thou shalt use thine Avenging Wrath early and often.
Engrave these upon a stone tablet and place them by your monitor. These are your rules to live by in raids.
EDIT: Swapped Crusader Strike and Judgement in rules 4 & 5 to reflect the Patch 3.1 changes


Aleathea said...

I didn't have any stone tablets handy so I engraved them on a post it note. Just the kind of list I've been looking for, thank you.

Peregrine, too lazy to login said...

4, 5, and 6 remind me of the three laws from I, Robot. I'd make sure those rules don't cause retribution paladins to go on some mindless rampage before making them official.

Anonymous said...

If you use crusader strike prior to judgement your giving yourself a few times where the 2 cooldowns won't overlap where as if you hit Judgement first you'll always be adding time to your Crusader strike attack.

CS should be priorities over judgement just based on cooldowns.


Dradis said...

I think the reasoning for the Judgement priority is to make sure your mana stays up. I haven't done any math on it, but I would think that missing an optimal CS rotation in favor of making Judgement the priority would be more beneficial to you DPS in the long run. I could be wrong though.

I like this list! I think someone needs to get these on some t-shirts!

Josh said...

These commandments are out of date for patch 3.2 and way out of date for patch 3.3. I do not plan to make any efforts to update them, so they have been removed from the "essential reading" list.