Retribution Paladin PvP Gear Guide

Last updated on May 06, 2022 at 21:27 by Sellin 19 comments

On this page, we will go over the Phase 5 best in slot gear for Retribution Paladins in PvP.



The list below is following the stat priority of Hit Cap > Strength > Resilience Crit > Armor Penetration > Haste and will include items available exclusively from TBC dungeons/raids, professions, PvP, and reputation rewards.

You can learn more about how to leverage your unique skills in the Retribution Paladin PvP guide below:

This is a list of items that are considered to be best in each slot.

If you are instead looking for a PvE-focused list for either pre-raid or best-in-slot gear, make sure to check out our Paladin gearing hub below.

Slot Item Source
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Honor Vendor
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Honor Vendor
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Honor Vendor
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Honor Vendor
Libram Libram of Avengement Icon Libram of Avengement The Maker in Heroic The Blood Furnace

Best Enchants for PvP Retribution Paladin

Slot Enchantment
Head Glyph of Ferocity Icon Glyph of Ferocity
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Shadow Resistance IconEnchant Cloak - Greater Shadow Resistance
Chest Enchant Chest - Major Resilience IconEnchant Chest - Major Resilience
Wrists Enchant Bracer - Brawn IconEnchant Bracer - Brawn
Hands Enchant Gloves - Major Strength IconEnchant Gloves - Major Strength
Legs Nethercobra Leg Armor Icon Nethercobra Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Dexterity IconEnchant Boots - Dexterity
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Mongoose IconEnchant Weapon - Mongoose
Rings Enchant Ring - Striking IconEnchant Ring - Striking

Best Gems for PvP Retribution Paladin

As a Retribution Paladin, Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Icon Relentless Earthstorm Diamond is your go-to for your meta gem. Bold Living Ruby Icon Bold Living Ruby should be placed in your Red sockets for the Strength gain which is your most powerful stat point-for-point, Sovereign Nightseye Icon Sovereign Nightseye in Blues to add some Stamina and aid your survivability, and Inscribed Noble Topaz Icon Inscribed Noble Topaz in your Yellow sockets to increase your Critical Strike chance but most importantly to activate your meta gem.



  • 06 May 2022: Page updated for Phase 5.
  • 21 Mar. 2022: Page updated for Phase 4.
  • 14 Jan. 2022: Page updated for Phase 3.
  • 11 Sep. 2021: Gear list updated for PvP Season 2/Phase 2.
  • 02 Aug. 2021: Guide created.
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