Pally Leveling Spec – Solo Leveling and Instance Leveling Combined!

Looking for a good Pally leveling spec? Look no further, this is just what you’re looking for! We’ll be using a Retribution based spec, as Ret is viable not only for incredibly fast solo leveling, but also for highly effective instance tanking; toss on a shield and Righteous Fury and you’re plenty viable for any low level instance! We’ll also discuss Major and Minor Glyphs!

5/5 Benediction – Mana will have you stopping more than anything; this helps

2/2 Imp. Judgments – More damage, more to do (low level Ret is boring), more mana later

2/2 Imp. Blessing of Might – Makes your basic Blessing stronger

1/3 Heart of the Crusader – Filler…the crit is valuable later

2/2 Pursuit of Justice – moving faster from mob to mob is a great leveling speed increase

3/5 Conviction – More crit, and we’ll need this finished for Vengeance eventually

3/3 Crusade – a decent buff to damage

2/3 Sanctity of Battle – and another, but getting the next two talents takes priority over finishing it

1/1 Sanctified Retribution – Nice increase to Ret Aura damage, which also means better threat when you’re tanking instances

3/3 Two-handed Weapon Spec – Yet another boring damage buff

3/3 Sanctity of Battle – Finish this now.

5/5 Conviction – Need this to get Vengeance

3/3 Vengeance – With the various Crit increasing talents Ret has, this will be up a lot

3/3 Judgments of the Wise – Mana is no longer an issue; say hello to much faster leveling

2/2 Art of War – Now you don’t have to stop to heal yourself, either. Zero downtime is nice.

1/1 Repentance – CC can be handy, and we need it for our next talent

3/3 Fanaticism – VERY nice buff to Judgments and Vengeance procs

1/2 Sanctified Wrath – Filler

1/1 Crusader Strike – Finally getting some more buttons to press.

3/3 Sheath of Light – Harder Exorcisms and better heals

1/3 Swift Retribution – Decent but don’t finish it until after RV

3/3 Righteous Vengeance – Rets high crit rate means this is a massive damage buff

3/3 Swift Retribution – Can finish this now

1/1 Divine Storm – A completely AWESOME attack.

At this point I think we should move over to Protection for the rest of our Pally leveling spec.

5/5 Divine Strength – Boring but very nice.

5/5 Seals of the Pure – More damage (and threat, when needed)

2/2 Guardian’s Favor – Nice bit of survivability

3/5 Anticipation – Grab it so you can get to…

3/3 Imp. Righteous Fury – Great for both solo play and tanking dungeons.

Well, you’re about done with your Pally leveling spec at this point. Picking up a real endgame spec might be a good idea, just so you’re familiar with it when you ding eighty. Otherwise grab whatever you fancy.

As for Glyph choices, I recommend these Majors:

Divine Storm – The heals are nice if you’re taking advantage of it to fight multiple mobs at once

Righteousness – You should pretty much always use this; pushes the damage for it above Seal of Command

Judgment – A straight damage buff to a vital attack (that crits very often!)

As for Minor Glyphs, Might, Lay on Hands, and Sense Undead are the only ones that really do anything worthwhile for leveling.

Have a Freaky Halloween Straight From the Movies

Some of the most popular, far-out, way-out Halloween outfits come straight from the greatest freaks of filmdom. The weird, the twisted, the movies’ creepiest creations all crawl out from under their collective rocks (or tombstones) for the biggest horror costume party of the year. Dragging and kicking fictional monsters down from the silver screen to temporary reality takes a little planning, a lot of imagination and just the right costumes for Halloween. Who will you make-believe to be this time?

*Freddy Krueger

Undead Freddy is ready with a chest of 1980s souls that he collected by invading his victims’ dreams, while creating his own Nightmares on Elm Street. The deformed-faced slasher in a beat-up fedora hat dares his prey to fall asleep, where he wreaks his razor-sharp havoc on innocence like Johnny Depp. Speaking of Johnny…

*Edward Scissorhands and the Mad Hatter

Depp sunk into some very scary and slightly strange roles that are well-copied on Halloween, playing the sad and ultra-pale Edward Scissorhands, a literally very sharp boy, in black leather and cascading belt buckles, who made a point by trimming hedges at lightning speed with his own built-in set of hand blades. Edward lived in a big Goth mansion until the Avon lady adopted him.

At the whole other end of the color spectrum in Halloween fancy dress is Tim Burton’s Mad-Hatter, with Depp re-dipped in orange hair and eyebrows, pink-purple eye shadow and lips, seaweed-green eyes and a top hat twice as big as his head. Fancy dress is all about being the life of the tea party for a weird and fabulous Halloween.


The kinkiest guy in the hereafter, Michael Keaton’s pin-striped Beetlejuice is the movies’ most ill-mannered, pratfalling comeback from the grave. Beetlejuice is a trickster bio-exorcist hired to scare yuppies while breaking all the rules in the “Handbook for the Recently Deceased.” With his Einstein hair and lightswitch-quick grin, Beetlejuice has been one of the favorite happy, but one of the spookiest Halloween costumes of all time.

*Jason Voorhees

Son of a revenge-crazed murdering mom, Jason dons his requisite slasher knife for revenge in his many Friday the 13th silent-but-deadly appearances. No one gets out of the camp at Crystal Lake alive with Jason around, even if he hides under a hockey mask that looks suspiciously similar to the ones the Detroit Red Wings worn in the 1950s. Nobody seems to remember that Jason didn’t even wear the mask until he swiped it from a victim in the second sequel.

*Ghostface – Scream

Art really comes to life in Halloween outfits based on a revolving killer Halloween disguise taken straight from “The Scream” painting by Edvard Munch. While the murderers change from one Scream movie to the next, the scary face that covers them never changes. The dark-cloaked, knife-wielding stranger is out to get everybody with those dead-droopy eyes and the unforgettable ghost scream mouth, one of those costumes for Halloween that will scare the kiddies from egging the car, every single time.

*The Classic Costumes

What would trick-or-treat be without appearances by creatures who have haunted the movies since the beginning? It’s all hair everywhere for the silver bullet-dodging Werewolf, maximum platform shoes and limited vocabulary for bolt-necked Frankenstein and crisp, formal night-man fancy dress wear for His Eminence Count Dracula.

*The New Vampires

Dracula started a bat-tastic trend with his sophisticated opera cape, big bow tie and slicked-back hair, but today’s Halloween fancy dress really puts the vamp in vampires. The modern all-nighters blood club features True Blood and Twilight influence–still with the bloodless skin, but so well-dressed, it’s hard to tell the pointy-teeth guys from the newest prom king.


Dressing up for Halloween wouldn’t be scare-ifying without a Zombie shuffling the streets in search of brain food. Popular since the days of Dawn of the Dead and Thriller, these reanimated victims of un-death only really want to get back to their dirt naps.

Halloween Props

Halloween props are very easy to get hold of nowadays. Some people that have time on their hands will even make their own. But for the rest of us that really do not want to spend any of our time making props, it will suffice for us to go shopping for something that we like. There are a wide variety of types and styles of props available to buy.

How much Halloween decor you use depends again on how much you wish to spend in time or money. If you wish to do up the house from front garden entrance through the main floor to the back garden, then two things you can start off with are skulls or skeletons and tombstones. Tombstones are the ultimate in setting up the freaky atmosphere as it represents the dead, or as they always become in horror movies, the undead – zombies, something scary lurking inside, or nearby waiting for the right moment to get you. Likewise of course a few skeletons also serve an eerie message. Although the flesh is gone from the bones, as in the movies, the haunted spirit of the person who that skeleton was a part of may still be possessing the skeleton and is waiting for its moment to pounce on someone.

You may like to invest in glow in the dark versions of tombstones or skeletons to make sure they really stand out. These are perfect Halloween props to set the scene for your arriving guests. And of course, no let us not forget that classic Halloween mascot that will decorate many a property at Halloween, the candlelit Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin. However, only use a Jack O’Lantern if it fits in with the other Halloween props or use it exclusively if you are on a budget and simply want to concentrate on props for inside your home.

In your doorway and inside your home, you could use hanging Halloween props which include spider webs – perhaps will a nasty big scary spider on it, or hanging bats, or skulls. You can even get fake rat holes to make your home look infested with disease ridden rodents.

To stick to solid surfaces you can buy eerie eyes that appear to leer at you as you move around the room, or full monster images that look like they are actually in the room rather than a piece of art. Stick on glass or mirror props are especially good for this purpose. Or you may like to get a few cut out life size figures. Speaking of which do not forget to get Halloween props that will go well with your costume. A fake knife, sword, hammer, or decapitated head that you can greet and shriek your guests with – if they do not out-spook you first!

For your tables you can get Halloween themed banqueting rolls or drapes, or a mist or fog blower to create that spooky tension in the air. Treat music as part of the props too, get some zombie or monster themed pop or movie music to play as your guests arrive.

Most of all, have fun, decorating your home with Halloween props should be an exciting process, and the reward will come as your guests are excited or freaked out by your efforts. Happy Halloween.