Retribution Paladin DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Retribution Paladin gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Retribution Paladin

Welcome to our Gear Page for Retribution Paladin. This guide contains all the information you need to know about how to gear a Retribution Paladin, including crafted gear, embellishments, and trinkets.

For more specific information about how stats work for Retribution, you can visit our Stats guide:

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Retribution Paladin

With the sheer number of possible gear combinations, a generic stat priority or BiS list is often not going to be the best way to determine how to gear your character. Instead, you can use Raidbots to get a better idea of how changing different items will affect your character. Especially for Retribution, you will frequently find the values of different stats fluctuate a lot as you upgrade your gear, so using a more objective metric to help you make gearing decisions is invaluable.

If you are not experienced with using Raidbots, see the guide below for more information on how to use it:

3.

BiS Gear for Retribution Paladin

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
4.

BiS List for Retribution Paladin

This list contains any gear from all sources in the game, including Raid, Mythic+, and crafted gear.

In general, Retribution values item level more than any specific stat distributions, and you will see that reflected in the gear listed here.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Icon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Helm Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Revival Catalyst
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings Revival Catalyst
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Dathea's Cyclonic Cage Icon Dathea's Cyclonic Cage Dathea, Ascended in Vault of the Incarnates
Bracers Primal Molten Vambraces Icon Primal Molten Vambraces Crafted by Blacksmithing and embellished with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Gloves Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Revival Catalyst
Belt Primal Molten Greatbelt Icon Primal Molten Greatbelt Crafted by Blacksmithing and embellished with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Legs Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Revival Catalyst
Boots Lavaforged Sollerets Icon Lavaforged Sollerets Volcoross in Aberrus
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil Amalgamation Chamber in Aberrus
Trinket #2 Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand Smolderon in Amirdrassil
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Retribution Paladin

This list contains only items from Mythic+, or items that are able to be catalyzed via the Revival Catalyst.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Sargha's Smasher Icon Sargha's Smasher Neltharus
Helm Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Revival Catalyst
Neck Custodian's Medallion of Delusion Icon Custodian's Medallion of Delusion The Azure Vault
Shoulder Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings The Azure Vault
Cloak Cloak of Lost Devotion Icon Cloak of Lost Devotion The Azure Vault
Chest Breastplate of Proven Knowledge Icon Breastplate of Proven Knowledge Algeth'ar Academy
Bracers Thrashing Wind Vambraces Icon Thrashing Wind Vambraces The Nokhud Offensive
Gloves Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Revival Catalyst
Belt Trapmaster's Utility Belt Icon Trapmaster's Utility Belt Brackenhide Hollow
Legs Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Revival Catalyst
Boots Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots Icon Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots Ruby Life Pools
Ring #1 Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring Brackenhide Hollow
Ring #2 Circle of Ascended Frost Icon Circle of Ascended Frost Halls of Infusion
Trinket #1 Blazebinder's Hoof Icon Blazebinder's Hoof Ruby Life Pools
Trinket #2 Idol of Trampling Hooves Icon Idol of Trampling Hooves The Nokhud Offensive
4.

Raid Gear BiS List for Retribution Paladin

This list contains only items available from the Awakened raids.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Icon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Helm Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm Revival Catalyst
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings Revival Catalyst
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Dathea's Cyclonic Cage Icon Dathea's Cyclonic Cage Dathea, Ascended in Vault of the Incarnates
Bracers Shackles of Titanic Failure Icon Shackles of Titanic Failure Raszageth in Vault of the Incarnates
Gloves Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors Revival Catalyst
Belt Phlegethic Girdle Icon Phlegethic Girdle Larodar in Amirdrassil
Legs Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Icon Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds Revival Catalyst
Boots Lavaforged Sollerets Icon Lavaforged Sollerets Volcoross in Aberrus
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil Amalgamation Chamber in Aberrus
Trinket #2 Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand Smolderon in Amirdrassil
4.

Retribution Paladin Tier Set for Dragonflight Season 4

The Tier Set bonuses for Dragonflight Season 4 for Retribution Paladin are:

  • Paladin Retribution 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Paladin Retribution 10.2 Class Set 2pcExpurgation Icon Expurgation lasts an additional 3 seconds and deals 30% more damage. Casting Judgment Icon Judgment or Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll on a target with Expurgation Icon Expurgation causes Wrathful Sanction Icon Wrathful Sanction, damaging the target and resonating half of the initial damage to up to 4 nearby enemies.
  • Paladin Retribution 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Paladin Retribution 10.2 Class Set 4pcWrathful Sanction Icon Wrathful Sanction grants you Echoes of Wrath Icon Echoes of Wrath, causing your next Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict or Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm to deal damage a second time at 25% effectiveness.

These bonuses dramatically increase the power of Judgment Icon Judgment and buff your spender damage significantly, too. You should use both bonuses as soon as possible, replacing older tier sets as soon as you can.

Since you only need 4 out of the 5 items to activate the bonus, you can drop the Chest for other items if necessary, depending on your current gear.

5.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Retribution Paladin

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  1. Scale of Awakening Icon Scale of Awakening
  2. Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil
  3. A second trinket and Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen
  4. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star and Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty
  5. Other trinkets and Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet

Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Icon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender is significantly better than other weapons, and the ability to upgrade its item level is worth far more than any other upgrade from Bullions. Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil is recommended as the next purchase as it is the strongest trinket for Retribution in almost all situations. After those, the next best item to buy depends a bit on what you have available and what content you want to prioritize purchases for. A second trinket will usually be the best choice for Mythic+, and for Raid a second trinket or Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen will be similarly strong depending on what other trinket options you have available. See the trinket section below for recommendations on which trinkets to buy. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star and Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty are good choices afterward, as they are both rare items with a higher item level cap, and then finally Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet is a neck with good stats and a decent secondary effect if you do not yet have a good alternative neck.

6.

Retribution Paladin Crafted Gear and Embellishments

6.1.

Crafted Gear for Retribution Paladin

In general, you should focus your early crafts on getting embellished gear. For more information on that, see the section below.

Once you have your two embellished items, if you do not have Fyr'alath the Dreamrender Icon Fyr'alath the Dreamrender then the next best item to craft will usually be a weapon, such as Obsidian Seared Claymore Icon Obsidian Seared Claymore. They do cost 2 Spark of Dreams Icon Spark of Dreams, so you may not be able to craft one early on, but if you are yet to acquire a high item-level weapon later in the season, it is an excellent option. Next, jewellery is a good choice since you can customize its secondary stats as required, and all crafted rings come with a socket. Finally, fill out any low-item level non-tier slots such as bracers, cloak, belt, and feet, and then you have the option of crafting additional embellished items for different content types.

When crafting gear, you will want to use a missive to set the item's secondary stats. Although you should sim your options to check what the best one for your gear setup would be, a good default to use is Draconic Missive of the Aurora Icon Draconic Missive of the Aurora.

6.2.

Embellishments for Retribution Paladin

For both Raid and Mythic+, you will want to craft two armor slots with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. This requires you to stay above 90% health to maintain its buff, but it is the strongest embellishment to use even with low uptime. If the uptime is below around 20%, then other embellishments can be used instead. For single-target, the next best embellishment is Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch, and for Mythic+ or AoE Allied Wristguard of Companionship Icon Allied Wristguard of Companionship and Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat are decent options.

Because crafted gear has a slightly lower item level cap than Myth track items, you will want to use embellishments in slots that have relatively less Strength while not clashing with strong items with extra effects like Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star. Bracers with either Boots or Belt are good choices for slots to craft.

7.

Retribution Paladin Trinkets

Retribution wants different trinkets depending on the situation. On single-target, trinkets with damage procs or on-use damage effects tend to be stronger, while on AoE, trinkets that provide secondary stats tend to be best.

For single-target, the strongest trinkets in Season 4 are:

  1. Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil - By far the strongest single-target trinket. The on-use does not share a cooldown with other on-use trinkets, but it does require a short channel to use.
  2. Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand - This trinket is strong for sustained combat, but it does require at least a few minutes to consistently stack up. It does a very small amount of cleave damage, too, but not a significant amount when compared to other trinkets.
  3. Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch - If you consistently have some group members dying to reduce its cooldown, it can be one of the strongest trinkets for single-target. If you do not get any extra uses from it then there are generally better trinket options.
  4. Blazebinder's Hoof Icon Blazebinder's Hoof - Especially strong with Crusade Icon Crusade. The stacking effect and final damage are both significant, making this a strong choice for a burst trinket if you have one at high item level.
  5. Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul - Another strong burst trinket option that is also great with Crusade Icon Crusade. Provides passive Haste and has an on-use effect that removes that Haste to provide you with a very large Strength buff.

For AoE, the strongest trinkets in Season 4 are:

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul - See above. This is one of the best AoE trinkets while also being a strong single-target trinket as well, making it a good choice for situations where both types of damage are useful.
  2. Neltharion's Call to Chaos Icon Neltharion's Call to Chaos - A great passive trinket to pair with an on-use one. It procs a large amount of strength on AoE abilities, which will also happen on single-target when using Consecrated Blade Icon Consecrated Blade. It does have the drawback of increasing damage taken while the proc is active, but Retribution is a spec that can usually manage that downside with no issues.
  3. Storm-Eater's Boon Icon Storm-Eater's Boon - An on-use effect that does a massive amount of damage to surrounding enemies, but roots you in place when used. This root effect cannot be removed with Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom, making using it often risky.
  4. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon - A passive statstick that improves in strength when you have group members of other roles using it too. By itself it is unimpressive, but it becomes a decent option if you have all of its buffs.
8.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 28 Nov. 2023: Added the new Legendary and adjusted trinket recommendations.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Added BiS lists and overhauled page formatting for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated for Cataclysm Timewalking and added Pocket Anvil for pure single-target.
  • 06 May 2023: Updated for trinket and T30 secondary stat changes.
  • 02 May 2023: Updated Raid and Dungeon gear and added m+ embellishments.
  • 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: Readded Idol of Tampling Hooves after it got fixed.
  • 16 Dec. 2022: Added second on-use trinket Manic Grieftorch.
  • 16 Dec. 2022: Removed Idol of Tampling Hooves because it didnt hit raid bosses properly.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1 loot tables.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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