No, unfortunately. At one point Trendy had to tweak the stats due to the overpowered nature of the weapon, thus resulting in a large nerf on the weapon's abilities. Better weapons for the Huntress/Ranger are weapons that pierce, such as the Bone Bow, Blunderbuss, and the Disc Thrower. Getting your hands on a high-upgrade weapon that pierces multiple foes trumps weapons that do not have this piercing ability. The Retribution is still a decent weapon, but it loses its charm (not unlike Blasticus) after you find a weapon that's far more effective.