Classic Retribution Paladin DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 10, 2019 at 19:00 by Impakt 15 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Retribution Paladin DPS in WoW Classic.

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Retribution Paladin Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

Once you hit Level 60, you will want to start getting gear for raiding, PvP, or just to be stronger while you are out exploring the world. This is a list of the best gear to get before stepping into Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

If you instead wish to collect a BiS set specifically for PvP, you can check out our dedicated PvP BiS page below.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders Pyroguard Emberseer in Upper Blackrock Spire
Back
Chest
Wrists Battleborn Armbraces Icon Battleborn Armbraces Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots Various bosses in Scholomance
Rings
Trinkets
Weapons
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Retribution Paladin Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

Below is the complete BiS list based on what is currently obtainable in WoW Classic. While this is an ultimate BiS list, remember that some of these pieces are raid drops, and can take a long time to obtain.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders Pyroguard Emberseer in Upper Blackrock Spire
Back
Chest
Wrists Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability Several bosses in Molten Core
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots Various bosses in Scholomance
Rings
Trinkets
Weapons
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Paladin Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Paladin weapons.

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Special gear for Retribution Paladins

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
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Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP gear and BiS page.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Updated with Raid BiS.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no updates were necessary for the release of Dire Maul.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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