Reckoning (paladin talent)

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Reckoning
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  • Reckoning (5 ranks)
  • Protection, Tier 5
  • Gives you a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to gain an extra attack after being the victim of a critical strike.
Requirements
Class
Tree
Points required

20

Properties
Affects

N/A

Reckoning is a paladin talent in the Protection tree; you will need to spend 25 points in Protection to max it. This talent gives the paladin a chance to gain an additional attack on their next auto-attack, stacking up to 4 times.

Reckoning Bomb

The term Reckoning Bomb refers to an attack that consumes multiple Reckoning "charges" at once, dealing a burst of damage via consecutive attacks. This is done by turning off auto-attack and allowing yourself to be critically hit until multiple stacks are accumulated, then turning it back on to use them all.

Reckoning could originally store an infinite number of charges, which meant Reckoning Bombs had the potential to deal massive amounts of damage. In May 2005, one paladin soloed Lord Kazzak in the Blasted Lands by unleashing a 1,816-charge Reckoning on him, killing him in a matter of seconds.

Shortly after this, Reckoning was hotfixed to store a maximum of only 4 charges.

Trivia

  • Prior to patch 2.3.0, most tankadins would take Reckoning. However, with the addition of a 10% health bonus from [Combat Expertise] in patch 2.3, many tankadins dropped Reckoning in favor of Combat Expertise.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Slightly redesigned. No longer deals damage if the target is not currently targeting you. Now a tier 4 talent with two ranks (was a tier 5 talent with five ranks).
New effect: You have a 10/20% chance after blocking an attack for your next 4 weapon swings within 8 sec to generate an additional attack.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Can now trigger while the paladin is sitting.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Redesigned.
New effect: Gives you a 2/4/6/8/10% chance after being hit by any damaging attack that the next 4 weapon swings within 8 sec will generate an additional attack.
  • WoW Icon update.png Hotfix (2005-05-12): "We have hotfixed the Paladin talent Reckoning to stack a maximum of 4 times."
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Fixed a bug where abilities that give extra attacks, like the paladin Reckoning talent, could cause the following swing to take longer than it should.

External links

Forum sticky
Guide to Reckoning V2 (Current 1.10) | 2006-05-25 by Baconn | Original link