Retribution Paladin Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 17:34 by Urthearso 26 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Retribution Paladin, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

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Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

Legendary Powers are special effects affixed to crafted items in the Shadowlands (through Runecarving). Most of these effects have benefits that are specific to your spec, and others work for all Paladin specs. On this page, we will go through the best ones for all types of content. Please refer to our Paladin Legendary Powers page and our Runecarving page for more information about these powers.

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Best Overall Legendary for Retribution Paladin

This is our recommendation for which Legendary to craft first as a PvE player that does a variety of content. It is simply the best Legendary if you could only ever craft one. This choice is a bit dependent on your Covenant.

Kyrian - The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment is a great all-purpose Legendary for Kyrian Retribution Paladins. It has the second best single-target and second-best AoE potential.

Venthyr - The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon is a excellent all-purpose Legendary for Venthyr Retribution Paladins. It has the best single-target and second-best AoE potential.

Night Fae & Necrolord - The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon is a strong all-purpose Legendary for both Night Fae and Necrolord Retribution Paladins. It has the second best single-target and second-best AoE potential.

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Best Raiding Legendaries for Retribution Paladin

If raiding is your main focus, there are different Legendaries to prioritize depending on your Covenant. As Venthyr you want to craft the The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon, as it is an excellent single-target choice and a strong cleave choice as it synergizes well with Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow. For Kyrian, Night Fae, and Necrolord you want to craft Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict first, as it is your best pure single-target Legendary Power.

Other usable options for raiding are listed below.

  1. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor performs great in single-target and great in cleave, as long as you do not have to restack the buff often.
  2. The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment performs strongly in single-target and well in cleave. This Legendary gives Paladins using Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence the chance to potentially fit another Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict inside the damage window.
  3. Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn performs well in both single-target and cleave. It also gives you a defensive buff.
  4. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum performs well in single-target and decently in cleave. If you joined the Venthyr Covenant, this is one of two Legendaries which synergize well with Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow.
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Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Retribution Paladin

If Mythic+ is your main focus, the Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer Legendary is the best choice by far. It performs so well for cleave that the lack of single-target throughput is irrelevant over a full dungeon run.

Other usable options for Mythic+ are listed below:

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon performs great for single-target and cleave. If you joined the Venthyr Covenant, this is one of two Legendaries which synergize well with Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow.
  2. The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment performs strongly in single-target and well in cleave. This Legendary gives Paladins using Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence the chance to potentially fit another Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict inside the damage window.
  3. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor performs great in single-target and great in cleave, as long as you do not have to restack the buff often.
  4. Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn performs well in both single-target and cleave. It also gives you a defensive buff.
  5. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum performs well in single-target and decently in cleave. If you joined the Venthyr Covenant, this is one of two Legendaries which synergize well with Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow.
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Best Torghast Legendaries for Retribution Paladin

If climbing Torghast is your main focus, the Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure Legendary is the best choice. The additional Phantasma earned has a high chance to make up the loss of not using any of our other Legendaries.

Other usable options for Torghast are listed below.

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon performs great for single-target and cleave. If you joined the Venthyr Covenant, this is one of two Legendaries which synergize well with Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow. It also synergizes well with Anima Powers affecting Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath.
  2. The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment performs strongly in single-target and well in cleave. This Legendary synergizes well with Anima Powers affecting Holy Power spenders and Judgment Icon Judgment's' cooldown.
  3. Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer is the strongest cleave Legendary, and it synergizes well with many Anima Powers affecting Holy Power spenders.
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Other Legendaries for Retribution Paladin

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Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated Legendary Power recommendations.
  • 16 Jan. 2021: Updated Magistrates Judgement info.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Updated best legendary for Torghast.
  • 22 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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