Retribution Paladin DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 02, 2020 at 00:00 by Urthearso 68 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 Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

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

1.

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. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Azerite traits, trinkets, 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.

2.

What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

3.

Corruptions and Corrupted Items

For more information about the best Corruptions and corrupted items you can get, please refer to our dedicated page.

4.

Azerite Gear

4.1.

Azerite Head

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Azerite Shoulders

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Azerite Chest

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5.

What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

6.

Adding Sockets to your Gear

There is a new item introduced in 8.3 that allows you to add a socket to an item that did not already have one: Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth. For more information on how to obtain it, please go to our Horrific Visions Hub.

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Trinkets

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.

A generic ranking for the top 30 single-target Trinkets can be found here:

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A generic ranking for the top 30 cleave Trinkets can be found here:

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Changelog

  • 02 May 2020: Updated Corruption section.
  • 11 Apr. 2020: Updated BiS note.
  • 14 Jan. 2020: Updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 18 Jul. 2019: Made further updates for Eternal Palace.
  • 10 Jul. 2019: Updated for The Eternal Palace raid opening.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Updated Benthic gear section.
  • 29 Jun. 2019: Added Benthic gear.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Removed Crucible of Storm gear while we work on Patch 8.2 gear lists.
  • 19 Apr. 2019: Added Legplates of Unbound Anguish.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Updated for Crucible of Storms.
  • 11 Mar. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1.5 and no changes are necessary.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated for the opening of Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 17 Dec. 2018: Added Geti'ikku once again for 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for 8.1.
  • 19 Sep. 2018: Updated to adjust Geti'ikku value.
  • 06 Sep. 2018: Updated for Geti'ikku change.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Added Azerite Gear rankings.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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