TBC Classic Retribution Paladin Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on May 25, 2021 at 10:39 by Sellin 13 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Retribution Paladin in TBC Classic.


Retribution Paladin Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This is a collection of gear that is considered to be the best before actually entering into a raid like Karazhan, Gruul's Lair or Magtheridon's Lair.

The list below is following the stat priority of Hit Cap (9%)> Expertise > Strength > Haste > Armor Penetration > Crit and will include items available exclusively from TBC dungeons, professions and reputation rewards.


Other Retribution Paladin Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot Table

Slot Item Source
  • Helm of the Claw Icon Helm of the Claw
  • Haramad's Bargain Icon Haramad's Bargain
  • Ragesteel Shoulders Icon Ragesteel Shoulders
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Wastewalker Tunic Icon Wastewalker Tunic
  • Black Felsteel Bracers Icon Black Felsteel Bracers
  • Flesh Handler's Gauntlets Icon Flesh Handler's Gauntlets
  • The Flesh Lies...Shadowmoon Valley
  • Red Belt of Battle Icon Red Belt of Battle
  • Shattrath Leggings Icon Shattrath Leggings
  • Special Delivery to Shattrath CityShattrath City
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • Shaffar's Band of Brutality Icon Shaffar's Band of Brutality
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Abacus of Violent Odds Icon Abacus of Violent Odds
  • Justice Vendor (41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Pathaleon the CalculatorThe Mechanar
  • Lionheart Champion Icon Lionheart Champion
Libram Libram of Avengement Icon Libram of Avengement The Maker — HeroicBlood Furnace

While the list above contains the absolute best gear set up it can be extremely difficult, expensive or generally unrealistic to obtain it in a timely manner. Below are alternatives that are also very strong.

Slot Item Source
  • Gladiator's Scaled Helm Icon Gladiator's Scaled Helm
  • Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm
  • Traitor's Noose Icon Traitor's Noose
  • Bone Chain Necklace Icon Bone Chain Necklace
  • Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent
  • Mennu the Betrayer — Heroic Slave Pens
  • The Black Stalker — Heroic Underbog
  • Justice Vendor (25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders Icon Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders
  • Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads
  • Mantle of Perenolde Icon Mantle of Perenolde
  • Cloak of the Craft Icon Cloak of the Craft
  • Cloak of the Inciter Icon Cloak of the Inciter
  • Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud
  • Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece Icon Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece
  • Chestplate of A'dal Icon Chestplate of A'dal
  • Chestguard of Exile Icon Chestguard of Exile
  • PvP Vendor
  • Special Delivery to Shattrath CityShattrath City
  • World Drop
  • General's Plate Bracers Icon General's Plate Bracers
  • Bands of Syth Icon Bands of Syth
  • Spymistress's Wristguards Icon Spymistress's Wristguards
  • PvP Vendor
  • Darkweaver SythSethekk Halls
  • The Soul DevicesAuchindon
  • Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets Icon Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets
  • Cobrascale Gloves Icon Cobrascale Gloves
  • Ragesteel Gloves Icon Ragesteel Gloves
  • Epoch's Whispering Cinch Icon Epoch's Whispering Cinch
  • General's Plate Belt Icon General's Plate Belt
  • Naaru Belt of Precision Icon Naaru Belt of Precision
  • Clefthoof Hide Leggings Icon Clefthoof Hide Leggings
  • Midnight Legguards Icon Midnight Legguards
  • Legguards of the Shattered Hand Icon Legguards of the Shattered Hand
  • ShowdownBlades Edge Mountains
  • Quagmirran — heroic Slave Pens
  • World Drop
  • Sha'tari Wrought Greaves Icon Sha'tari Wrought Greaves
  • Obsidian Clodstompers Icon Obsidian Clodstompers
  • The Master's Treads Icon The Master's Treads
  • Into the Heart of the LabyrinthAuchindon
  • High Botanist FreywinnThe Botanica
  • World Drop
  • A'dal's Command Icon A'dal's Command
  • Band of Anguish Icon Band of Anguish
  • Ravenclaw Band Icon Ravenclaw Band
  • Icon of Unyielding Courage Icon Icon of Unyielding Courage
  • Darkmoon Card: Crusade Icon Darkmoon Card: Crusade
  • Keli'dan the Breaker — Heroic Blood Furnace
  • Darkmoon Blessings Deck
  • Singing Crystal Axe Icon Singing Crystal Axe
  • Gladiator's Greatsword Icon Gladiator's Greatsword
  • Quantum Blade Icon Quantum Blade

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Retribution Paladin Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 25 May 2021: Guide added.
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