Retribution Paladin DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Urthearso 36 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 Shadowlands 9.2.5.

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


Gearing a Retribution Paladin

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Retribution Paladin. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.


The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Retribution Paladin

At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. This website can help you choose Conduits, Soulbinds, Covenants, trinkets, Valor upgrades, and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.



The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.


Tier Set Bonuses

In Patch 9.2, every class can acquire pieces of a gear set uniquely tailored to themselves with two- and four-piece set bonuses for each specialization. For Retribution Paladins, these set bonuses are:


Shards of Domination Sockets

Shards of Domination will only work in the The Maw and inside Torghast going forward.


Legion Timewalking Gear

With the addition of Legion Timewalking Mythic+ dungeons, several new items will become available. Although the gear will be capped to a lower item level than items available from the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid and will not be obtainable from the Great Vault, they can be upgraded through Valor, which may allow for some upgrades.

Most of the Legion Timewalking gear is not really important, but the Faulty Countermeasure Icon Faulty Countermeasure trinket is the exception. It is a good trinket to get.



Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets rewards from weekly chests, there are a variety of suitable options when it comes to trinkets. It is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are. Below are a few suggestions if you cannot simulate your own trinkets.


On-Use Trinkets


Passive Trinkets



Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is often better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.


Raiding Gear for Retribution Paladin

This does not include trinkets, as they are covered in the section above.

It is heavily recommended to simulate your own gear with Raidbots, but you can use the table below as an idea pool when you cannot simulate your own options for raid loot.

Slot Item Source
Head Single-Target & Cleave Luminous Chevalier's Casque Icon Luminous Chevalier's Casque Anduin Wrynn
Head Mixed Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum Crafted
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer
Shoulders Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes Icon Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes Lords of Dread
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread
Chest Single-Target Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict Crafted
Chest Mixed & Cleave Luminous Chevalier's Plackart Icon Luminous Chevalier's Plackart Rygelon
Wrists Bracers of the Inscrutable Inventor Icon Bracers of the Inscrutable Inventor Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Gloves Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets Icon Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets Rygelon (285 converted with the Creation Catalyst)
Belt Unity Icon Unity Crafted
Legs Single & Mixed Target Luminous Chevalier's Robes Icon Luminous Chevalier's Robes The Jailer (285 converted with the Creation Catalyst)
Legs Cleave Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer Crafted
Boots Song-Mad Sabatons Icon Song-Mad Sabatons Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
Ring #1 Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Icon Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Rygelon
Ring #2 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Weapon Gavel of the First Arbiter Icon Gavel of the First Arbiter The Jailer


  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 15 Apr. 2022: Updated for converted tier set gear.
  • 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.
  • 16 Jun. 2021: Updated recommended Jaithys consume level to 5/5 and Domination Gem upgrade order.
  • 14 Jun. 2021: Updated recommended Jaithys consume level to 4/5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 16 Jan. 2021: Added trinket options.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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