Retribution Paladin DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1/2 Gear

Last updated on Dec 17, 2021 at 07:18 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Retribution Paladin in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Retribution Paladin DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.


Retribution Paladin Season of Mastery Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

This is the gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair. If you are instead progressing through Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair, Tier 2.5 / AQ40, or Tier 3 / Naxxramas, see our updated lists for later phases instead.

Paladin's Tier 1, Lawbringer Armor is designed to be a set meant for Holy Paladins, making it not great for Retribution Paladins. Instead, most of your BiS setup in this phase will come from off pieces from Molten Core, or even just dungeon gear in some slots. Sadly, competition for lots of these pieces will be quite high, since Warriors will want them as well, so be prepared to spend some time obtaining them. As an alternative for many of the contested Warrior items, using the Rank 10 PVP set Lieutenant Commander's Redoubt or the Field Marshal's Aegis from PVP rank 12 and 13 is a very good alternative.

The list below contains gear from: raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11), as well as some gear from dungeons and quests, when warranted.

Slot Item Source
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Faceguard Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Faceguard
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Judgement Crown Icon Judgement Crown
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Pauldrons Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Pauldrons
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
  • Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Icon Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Chestplate Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Chestplate
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor
  • PVP rank 13
  • Gorosh the Dervish in Blackrock Depths
  • Various bosses in Scholomance
  • Berserker Bracers Icon Berserker Bracers
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Marshal's Lamellar Gloves Icon Marshal's Lamellar Gloves
  • Flameguard Gauntlets Icon Flameguard Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets — Use the 2-set if you need extra hit
  • Onslaught Girdle Icon Onslaught Girdle
  • Marshal's Lamellar Legplates Icon Marshal's Lamellar Legplates
  • Sentinel's Lamellar Legguards Icon Sentinel's Lamellar Legguards
  • Cloudkeeper Legplates Icon Cloudkeeper Legplates
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings — Use the 2-set if you need extra hit
  • Marshal's Lamellar Boots Icon Marshal's Lamellar Boots
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths
  • Reward from General Drakkisath's Demise in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • Grand Marshal's Claymore Icon Grand Marshal's Claymore
  • Bonereaver's Edge Icon Bonereaver's Edge
  • The Unstoppable Force Icon The Unstoppable Force
  • Obsidian Edged Blade Icon Obsidian Edged Blade
Libram Libram of Fervor Icon Libram of Fervor BoE world drop, bought off the Auction House

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Retribution Paladins in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

In addition, because Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair may require the use of additional Fire Resistance, we have a separate guide below to optimize your gear for this stat if necessary.



  • 17 Dec. 2021: Updated for World Boss Loot.
  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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