Retribution Paladin PvP Gear Guide

Last updated on Sep 11, 2021 at 08:51 by Sellin 5 comments

On this page, we will go over the Phase 2 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, professions, PvP, and reputation rewards.

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
  • Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Helm Icon Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Helm
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Veteran's Pendant of Triumph Icon Veteran's Pendant of Triumph
  • Honor Vendor
  • Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders Icon Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Sergeant's Heavy Cloak Icon Sergeant's Heavy Cloak/Sergeant's Heavy Cloak Icon Sergeant's Heavy Cloak
  • Honor Vendor
  • Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece Icon Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Veteran's Scaled Bracers Icon Veteran's Scaled Bracers
  • Honor Vendor
  • Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets Icon Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Veteran's Scaled Belt Icon Veteran's Scaled Belt
  • Honor Vendor
  • Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Legguards Icon Merciless Gladiator's Scaled Legguards
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Veteran's Scaled Greaves Icon Veteran's Scaled Greaves
  • Honor Vendor
  • Ancestral Ring of Conquest Icon Ancestral Ring of Conquest
  • Veteran's Band of Triumph Icon Veteran's Band of Triumph
  • Medallion of the Horde Icon Medallion of the Horde
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Honor Points Vendor
  • Justice Vendor (41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Stormherald Icon Stormherald
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
  • Greater Inscription of Vengeance Icon Greater Inscription of Vengeance available once at Exalted reputation with the The Aldor
  • Greater Inscription of the Blade Icon Greater Inscription of the Blade available once at Exalted reputation with the The Scryers
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.



  • 11 Sep. 2021: Gear list updated for PvP Season 2/Phase 2.
  • 02 Aug. 2021: Guide created.
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