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
  • Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Helm Icon Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Helm
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Guardian's Pendant of Triumph Icon Guardian's Pendant of Triumph
  • Honor Vendor
  • Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders Icon Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Razor-Scale Battlecloak Icon Razor-Scale Battlecloak
  • Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece Icon Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Guardian's Scaled Bracers Icon Guardian's Scaled Bracers
  • Honor Vendor
  • Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets Icon Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Guardian's Scaled Belt Icon Guardian's Scaled Belt
  • Honor Vendor
  • Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Legguards Icon Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Legguards
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Guardian's Scaled Greaves Icon Guardian's Scaled Greaves
  • Honor Vendor
  • Hard Khorium Band Icon Hard Khorium Band
  • Guardian's Band of Triumph Icon Guardian's Band of Triumph
  • Medallion of the Horde Icon Medallion of the Horde
  • Berserker's Call Icon Berserker's Call
  • Apolyon, the Soul-Render Icon Apolyon, the Soul-Render
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.



  • 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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