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  • Fanaticism (3 ranks)
  • Retribution, Tier 8
  • Increases the critical strike chance of all Judgements capable of a critical hit by 6/12/18% and reduces threat caused by all actions by 10/20/30% except when under the effects of [Righteous Fury].
Points required


Talent required

[Judgment] critical strike chance, threat reduction

Fanaticism is a retribution paladin Talent. it increases the crititcal strike of all Judgements and reduces the threat of the paladin as an addition.


Again, it's a "must have" for Retribution Paladins as it increases critical hit with the highest damaging ability and increases the chance to have the proc of Vengeance. With a good critical strike chance, you can reach 50% chance to crit with Judgement with [Sanctity of Battle], [Conviction], and Fanaticism.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Reduced to 3 ranks for 6/12/18% bonus and 10/20/30% threat reduction.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now increases chance to critically hit by 5/10/15/20/25%.
Was 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Will now reduce threat caused by all actions by 6/12/18/24/30%.