Retribution Paladin DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bolas 56 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2.

The Basics of Retribution Paladins

Retribution is a melee DPS specialization with a relatively easy-to-grasp playstyle. Retribution's greatest strength is its strong defensive capabilities, allowing it to survive damage that would ordinarily kill most other non-tank specs.

If you just started out learning about your Retribution Paladin abilities, you can check out our Spell Summary page for a detailed breakdown of what each ability does.

Throughout an encounter, you must manage your Holy Power generation and expenditure to maximize your damage output.

3.

Talent Choices for Beginners

Retribution does not have a single build is viable for all content, so you will want to use a couple of different builds depending on the situation.

3.1.

Beginner Raid Build

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.

3.2.

Beginner Mythic+ Build

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.

If you want to play with the overall best Retribution Paladin talents that are optimized for every single situation, check out our full talents page below.

4.

Stat Choices for Beginners

For the above talent builds, you will want to prioritize stats as follows:

  1. Strength;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Critical Strike = Haste;
  4. Mastery.

The general recommendation for the stat priority will remain similar in the full guide. Still, for the best results, you should check the in-depth details about the stats themselves. You can check our full stats page below.

5.

Single-Target Priority List for Beginners

Retribution Paladins do not have a fixed rotation of abilities. Instead, your goal is to make sure that high-priority Holy Power generators are used as often as possible, while making sure that Holy Power spenders are used before Holy Power gets overcapped. Cooldowns are used when their use conditions are reached to maximize their effectiveness.

  1. Cast Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath on cooldown with at least 4 Holy Power.
  2. Cast Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence.
  3. Cast Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict with 5 Holy Power.
  4. Cast Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes with 2 Holy Power or less.
  5. Cast Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice with 3 Holy Power or less and no Expurgation Icon Expurgation debuff on your target.
  6. Cast Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll with 3 Holy Power or less.
  7. Cast Judgment Icon Judgment with 3 Holy Power or less.
  8. Cast Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath with 4 Holy Power or less. Cast with 3 Holy Power or less against 20% or lower Health targets while using Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.
  9. Cast Templar Slash Icon Templar Slash just before the 4-second window runs out.
  10. Cast Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice with 3 Holy Power or less.
  11. Cast Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict with 4 Holy Power.
  12. Cast Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes or Templar Slash Icon Templar Slash.
6.

Cleave Priority List for Beginners

  1. Cast Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath on cooldown with at least 4 Holy Power.
  2. Cast Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning with at least 4 Holy Power.
  3. Cast Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm with 5 Holy Power.
  4. Cast Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes with 2 Holy Power or less.
  5. Cast Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice with 3 Holy Power or less and no Expurgation Icon Expurgation debuffs active.
  6. Cast Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll with 1 Holy Power or less.
  7. Cast Judgment Icon Judgment with 3 Holy Power or less.
  8. Cast Templar Slash Icon Templar Slash just before the 4-second window runs out.
  9. Cast Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice with 3 Holy Power or less.
  10. Cast Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm with 4 Holy Power.
  11. Cast Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes or Templar Slash Icon Templar Slash.
  12. Cast Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath with 4 Holy Power or less. Cast with 3 Holy Power or less against 20% or lower Health targets while using Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum.

For more detailed information about the priority system, including using all the other talents and class set effects, check out our full rotation page below.

7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated builds and rotation for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 06 May 2023: Updated Hammer of Wrath to T30 cleave priority and Holy Power management based on recommend talents.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 17 Jan. 2023: Updated Talents and Stats.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated Talents and Rotation.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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