Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Retribution Paladin. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Paladin and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Strength > Melee Hit (7.5%) > Expertise (7.5%) > Haste > Mastery > Crit
Strength Increases your Attack Power and the damage dealt by all of your abilities.
7.5% Melee Hit The Hit cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against a boss. This is the cap regardless of weapon type. Special abilities missing is the easiest way to lose DPS, so always make sure you have this cap. To check your Hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is exactly 7.5%.
7.5% Expertise The Expertise cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate your attacks from being dodged. Having this cap and always attacking behind your target is crucial for avoiding high DPS loss. To check your Expertise, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Expertise.” Make sure it is at exactly 7.5% for your weapon.
Haste Increases your attack speed and reduces both the GCD and ability cooldowns of Judgment, Crusader Strike, Hammer of The Righteous, Exorcism, and Hammer of Wrath thanks to the Sanctity of Battle talent. More frequent attacks results in faster Holy Power generation.
Mastery Mastery Hand of Light adds additional Holy damage to your core damage abilities, including Crusader Strike, Hammer of The Righteous, Hammer of Wrath, Templars Verdict, and Divine Storm.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.