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(RRH) [Cata+PTR] Retribution Rotation Helper w/Holy Pow Bar

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  • Supports: 4.0.1
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  • Updated 10/31/2010
  • Created 09/13/2010
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About (RRH) [Cata+PTR] Retribution Rotation Helper w/Holy Pow Bar

Retribution Rotation Helper with Holy Power Bar (from here after referred to as "RRH") is a BETA+PTR Cataclysm Mod.



  • To display holy power bars as well as calculate and display single target DPS order as a rotation helper, taking into account procs, execute phases, cooldowns, and holy power.
  • This addon will not perform your rotation for you. Blizzard has gone to great lengths to prevent an addon from having said functionality. Even if it was possible, I would not create addon to play the game for you, for me that breaks the spirit of the game.
  • This addon is intended for usage by level 80 to 85 retribution paladins, specifically for dungeons and raiding. Usage below level 80 may or may not work properly, and is not officially "supported" by me.

Update for V 4.01 Live

This addon as of v4.01-b1 is no longer localized for enUS and will work with all localizations of WoW.

The rotation system is now set to the Elitist Jerks Paladin Rotation for V4.01. Addon adjusted for EJ Rotation based on hotfix, Currently: Inq > TV > CS > Hammer of Wrath > Exo > J > Holy Wrath.

Recommended Settings

Inquisition clip = 5
CS GCD Delay = 0.5

The addon frames are movable by Control-Click and dragging any of the holy power indicators.

Slash Commands
/rrh config - Opens the configuration window.
/rrh version - Displays the current addon version.


  • Inquisition clip basically allows you to set a threshold where the inquisition buff will be clipped to keep it from potentially dropping
  • Window Size lets you resize the holy power/rotation frames. Default is 1.0.
  • Prio Judgement will adjust the rotation to make sure you keep up the mana returning effect from casting judgement. *NOT YET IMPLEMENTED*
  • Unhasted weapon speed should be set to whatever the tooltip shows on your main weapon. This is used for calculating hasted GCDs. Functionality still in development.
  • CS GCD Delay allows you to set a amount of time to wait for CS while GCD is available for use. As an example, if set this to 0.25 (a quarter of a second) and the cooldown on CS is up in 1.2 seconds, but the GCD is up in 1 second, it will suggest waiting the 0.2 second difference to use CS instead of pushing it back from another ability. As gear changes, ti may be optimal to do this over pushing back CS, this addon allows you the flexibility to modify this delay as you see fit.
  • Enable Inquisition: if this is checked, it will use inquisition in the rotation. If it is not checked (say farming or doing dailies), it will suggest using Holy Power on only TV.
  • Enable Rotation manager: IF checked it will suggest abilities to use. If unchecked it will hide the ability frames, and not suggest abilities to use, making it operate just as a simple holy power display bar.
  • Track AW/Zealotry cooldowns will place two small icons to the right of the ability bars displaying the time in seconds the cooldowns have remaining. Disabling this will hide the cooldown icons.

Enabling Custom Rotation allows you to set your own rotation. Inquisition (when enabled) and Templar's Verdict are always top priority since this will always be the case, the remainder of the attacks are able to be adjusted in priority. The higher in the list, the higher in priority the ability is .

The Rotation codes are as follows:

  • CS=Crusader Strike
  • J=Judgement
  • EXO=Exorcism
  • HW=Holy Wrath
  • HOW=Hammer of Wrath.

How to enable the multi/single target switching.
I currently have it set to be modified by a cripted macro, I could do it through combat logs so it would be totally automated, but parsing combat logs takes up a lot of CPU time so this way is more efficient.

To have the switching, you need a macro for Divine Storm and Templar's Verdict. They are as follows:

#showtooltip Templar's Verdict
/script rr_multi=0
/cast Templar's Verdict
#showtooltip Divine Storm
/script rr_multi=1
/cast Divine Storm

When you want to use a single target rotation you hit your TV key, and it use a multi target rotation you hit your DS key. The addon will then swap rotation determinations on the fly. Obviously you may need to modify the macro to match correct spell names. If you do not wish to use single/multi target option, you do not need to, the addon defaults to a single target rotation.

Issues/Important things to note.

  1. -Important- Make sure you visit a class trainer, and learn all of your abilities up to level 80 and spec ret before enabling the addon. If you don't, you will likely have lag/FPS issues.

Planned Additions/Upcoming bug fixes

  • Implement JoTB Judgement prioroity switch

If you do receive an error message, please post the entire message for me as a comment for me, thanks!

Donations appreciated, but of course are not necessary.. PayPal: ewhenn (at) yahoo dot com.


  • Fixed an issue where frame position would sometimes be lost
  • Added in option to auto-hide rotation frames when not in combat.
  • Fixed issue with class detection for non-english clients.
  • Added Multi Target/Single target rotations.

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  • #47
    Hey do you think you will be able to add a feature to turn off the holy power display, so I can use a custom addon for that.
  • #51
    Will add in B5.
  • #43
    There is a problem with localization. Problem rests in wrong use of UnitClass() function. It should be used like in following example:

    localizedclass, englishclass = UnitClass(name)
    if(englishclass == "PALADIN")
    -- bla-bla-bla

    You have to change it in checkspec() and RRH_updateHolyPowerFrames() functions. Otherwise it does not work in non-english locales. Holy power and ability frames just wont show up because of addon thinking that player is not paladin. There may be other similar mistakes but I didn't found any and fixing your code in amnner described above helped me to get it working on ruRU locale.

    I am complete noob in lua so sorry if I said something obvious/dumb.
  • #44
    Thanks, I missed that I'll correct it soon.
  • #45
    Fixed, will be in next version, much appreciated.
  • #39
    Good Job...but consecration is out of the rotation for the moment..maybe it must be added in the next version
  • #41
    Consecration isn't in the rotation since you really won't be able to get more than 1-2 in during a fight because of the mana cost. The best time to use consecration is when the main ability box is blank, this indicates no spells for ~1.5 seconds.
  • #38
    ...any chance to make it usable for low-level chars? For my level 37 Paladin the addon is not visible...


  • #40
    The addon disables the rotation manager unless you have zealotry in your spec. In terms of your level 37, that's kind of outside of the scope of this addon.

    This addon is intended for usage by level 80 to 85 retribution paladins, specifically for dungeons and raiding.
  • #42
    Thanks for your quick response? Any chance to change that requirement in the lua? Or "exchange" that?

    If not, thanks anyway... ;-)


  • #46
    in the retrot.lua file...

    After the line "rrnameTalent, rricon, rrtier, rrcolumn, rr_isRetSpec = GetTalentInfo(3, 20); --Checks to see how many talent points spent in Zealotry, returned to rr_isRetSpec"

    you could put
    "rr_isRetSpec = 1"

    That would basically disable the check.

    Since this is a raiding/dungeon addon I assume you have all the spells a level 80 to 85 would have, and calculate based on that, so I can't promise how it will work at lower levels.

  • #48
    ...I'll give it a try - thank you very much for your help!


  • #36
    Great add-on. one problem though i went to re-size it and it disappeared off my screen. gonna try and reinstall it. other than that good work hope you get up and running for prot spec as well. and yes custom or more options on the holy power bubbles would be awesome.
  • #37
    Try deleting the retrot.* files in:

    World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\(your wow account)\SavedVariables

    Try resizing it slower too, I'll look through the code to see if there is a bug.
  • #31
    A very well done addon. I can't wait for the single/multi target auto switch feature. It would be great if there was a way to change the holy power symbols or at least hide them. I use IceHUD and I prefer to see my holy power in the Rune form.

    Again, wonderful job on this addon!
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