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Retribution Paladin DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 12, 2016 at 19:07 by Vlad 118 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Retribution Paladins. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Retribution Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Fardion, a top Retribution Paladin. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Venom-Fanged Barbute Icon Venom-Fanged Barbute Elerethe Renferal
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Midnight Herald's Pauldrons Icon Midnight Herald's Pauldrons Xavius
Cloak Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Icon Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Cenarius
Chest Horror Inscribed Chestguard Icon Horror Inscribed Chestguard Dragons of Nightmare
Wrists Wristclamps of Mad Dreams Icon Wristclamps of Mad Dreams Nythendra
Gloves Primal Gauntlets of Rage Icon Primal Gauntlets of Rage Ursoc
Belt Waistplate of Nameless Horror Icon Waistplate of Nameless Horror Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Legs Storm-Battered Legplates Icon Storm-Battered Legplates Elerethe Renferal
Boots Trampling Warboots Icon Trampling Warboots Ursoc
Ring #1 Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Icon Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Ring #2 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare

For your trinket slots, none of the trinkets from The Emerald Nightmare are worth choosing over trinkets from (Mythic+) dungeons. The best trinkets for you are, in order, Faulty Countermeasure Icon Faulty Countermeasure, Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal, Darkmoon Deck: Dominion Icon Darkmoon Deck: Dominion, Memento of Angerboda Icon Memento of Angerboda, Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman, and Hunger of the Pack Icon Hunger of the Pack.

Other good trinkets are Infernal Alchemist Stone Icon Infernal Alchemist Stone, Terrorbound Nexus Icon Terrorbound Nexus, Horn of Valor Icon Horn of Valor, and Chrono Shard Icon Chrono Shard.

These trinket recommendations were provided by Mserrano, a Retribution theorycrafter on the Retribution Paladin Discord.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (currently 1, but this number will increase throughout Legion). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

The top 4 best legendary items to use, in order, are:

  1. Whisper of the Nathrezim Icon Whisper of the Nathrezim (if using the Crusade Icon Crusade talent)
  2. Liadrin's Fury Unleashed Icon Liadrin's Fury Unleashed (if using the Crusade Icon Crusade talent)
  3. Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride
  4. Aegisjalmur, the Armguards of Awe Icon Aegisjalmur, the Armguards of Awe

The other considerably worse, and if you have to choose between one of them, simply choose based on personal preference.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Holy/Protection Paladins, Priests, and Warlocks
Plate Armor Death Knights, Holy/Protection Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Frost/Unholy Death Knights and Arms/Fury Warriors

4. ChangeLog

  • 12 Oct. 2016: Added Horn of Valor to the "other good trinket" paragraph.
  • 08 Oct. 2016: Revamped the trinket recommendations and slightly updated the legendary item ranking.
  • 24 Sep. 2016: Replaced Ravaged Speed Pod trinket with Ursoc's Rending Paw.
  • 08 Sep. 2016: Added Gronntooth War Horn to the list of good trinkets.
  • 07 Sep. 2016: Added BiS recommendation.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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