Retribution Paladin Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Urthearso 36 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.


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.


Equip Two Retribution Paladin Legendaries in Patch 9.2

With the addition of the Unity Icon Unity power obtained through the Patch 9.2 campaign in Zereth Mortis, all Retribution Paladins will automatically gain the effect of their Covenant Legendary power. This allows any other Legendary to be used at the same time, typically Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict in single-target raid content, Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer in Mythic+ dungeons, and Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum in variable target situations.

When crafting the Legendaries, you can choose two secondary stats to grant them using missives. Haste and Mastery are safe stats to craft for both raiding and mythic+.

Other usable options for raiding are listed below.

  1. Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn performs well in single-target and cleave.
  2. The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment performs decently in single-target and cleave.

Other usable options for Mythic+ are listed below:

  1. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum can be used during Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical weeks for additional Boss damage in exchange for overall throughput.

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.


Other Legendaries for Retribution Paladin

  • Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor's haste is no longer impactful enough for this Legendary to be considered.
  • Uther's Devotion Icon Uther's Devotion provides decent utility, but we are looking for additional throughput for PvE.
  • The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon is less impactful than the alternatives for Kyrian Paladins.


  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 02 Mar. 2022: Updated for 9.2 Raid opening.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 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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