Classic Retribution Paladin DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents

Last updated on Aug 16, 2019 at 18:40 by Impakt 20 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Retribution Paladin DPS in WoW Classic.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Retribution Paladin talents.


Retribution Paladin Leveling Builds

If you were looking for leveling builds, please refer to our leveling guide for Paladins.



Default Retribution Paladin Talent Tree

This is the default build that you will take as a Retribution Paladin. You will go 31 points into the Retribution tree to get Vengeance Icon Vengeance and Repentance Icon Repentance, along with 8 points into the Protection tree and 11 points into the Holy tree. In the Protection tree you will pick up Precision Icon Precision for the 3% hit chance, and in the Holy tree you will take Consecration Icon Consecration and Divine Strength Icon Divine Strength for the damage. These are all strictly required talents, leaving not a ton of room for movement.

The only real room for personal preference in the Retribution tree comes from the points in Improved Seal of the Crusader Icon Improved Seal of the Crusader. Since you normally will not be using Seal of the Crusader Icon Seal of the Crusader due to the debuff slot Judgement of the Crusader takes up, you could choose to skip these points. If there is any chance you might be using it, then absolutely take the talent, but otherwise it is useless. Instead you could choose to put an extra point into Benediction Icon Benediction and maybe Improved Retribution Aura Icon Improved Retribution Aura for better tank threat.


Hit Capped

Hit Capped Retribution Paladin Talent Tree

This is the same as the previous build, except it assumes you have 9% hit on your gear, meaning you do not need Precision Icon Precision. Instead, you can put the extra points into more utility focused talents such as Improved Lay on Hands Icon Improved Lay on Hands and Spiritual Focus Icon Spiritual Focus for when you want to off heal. The choice is yours for where to put the extra points.



  • 16 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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