WotLK Classic Retribution Paladin Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Sellin 10 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Retribution Paladin in WotLK Classic for PvE content.


Choosing a Stat

Wrath of the Lich King requires fewer consumables and enchants than Classic or The Burning Crusade, but each of them is extremely important to maximizing your damage out put and survivability in any situation, but especially in Raids and Dungeons. Below will be a list of the optimal consumables and enchants to help you get the most out of your Paladin.

The advice given on this page uses the stat priority of Hit Rating (To cap) -> Expertise -> Strength -> Agility -> Critical Strike -> Attack Power -> Haste. You can find an explanation for this priority over on our Stats page.


Best Enchants for Retribution Paladin

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Torment Icon Arcanum of TormentRevered with the Knights of the Ebon Blade in Icecrown.
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Axe Icon Greater Inscription of the Axe, — Exalted with the Sons of Hodir in Storm Peaks
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed IconEnchant Cloak - Greater Speed
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault IconEnchant Bracers - Greater Assault
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Precision IconEnchant Gloves - Precision
Legs Icescale Leg Armor Icon Icescale Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Icewalker IconEnchant Boots - Icewalker
Main hand Weapon Enchant Weapon - Berserking IconEnchant Weapon - Berserking

Best Gems for Retribution Paladin

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Icon Relentless Earthsiege Diamond is by far the best option for your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem, as it gives a considerable amount of crit and increases the damage dealt by your critical strikes by 3% and is easily activated by Enchanted Tear Icon Enchanted Tear.

Matching gem sockets in Wrath of the Lich King is usually the correct strategy as many socket bonuses are geared towards stats that you want whereas in The Burning Crusade their usefulness could vary. As a Retribution Paladin, however, there is such a large emphasis on the value of Strength we will often times ignore bonuses that do not result in more Strength. Keeping your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem activated is by far the most important rule when deciding what gems to use but below we will list what are likely to be the best gems for each socket type.

  • In Red Socket Icon Red Sockets, you will use Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby.
  • In Yellow Socket Icon Yellow Sockets, depending on your need for Hit you can gem for Etched Ametrine Icon Etched Ametrine, but again following the rule of mostly prioritizing strength (after Hit cap) we mostly want Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby
  • One of your Blue Socket Icon Blue Sockets should be dedicated to the Enchanted Tear Icon Enchanted Tear but any otherwise we should ignore socket bonuses that do not result in more strength and thus we should use Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby in these.

Best Consumables for Retribution Paladin



Dragonfin Filet Icon Dragonfin Filet is a great choice for a personal consumable and will offer you Strength as well as Stamina, but more often than not in a group environment someone will have a Fish Feast which will more than suffice. Leveling your Cooking helps considerably in reducing the cost of these and, as a secondary profession, everyone can learn it with no limitations.


Flasks and Potions

Retribution Paladin greatly values Attack Power when Strength is not an option. With the way consumables are weighted flasks are by far the strongest option in Wrath of the Lich King, so we recommend Flask of Endless Rage Icon Flask of Endless Rage.

Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed greatly increases your Haste for a short period and can allow for you to maximize your damage so make sure you are using this both pre-pull and again when it is off cooldown for a considerable DPS increase.



  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 01 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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