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Retribution Paladin DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (BfA 8.0.1)

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:32 by urthearso 12 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Retribution Paladins. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Retribution Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Urthearso, theorycrafter for Retribution Paladins. If you have any questions about the spec you can reach him on the official Paladin Discord, on Twitter, and during his streams on Twitch.

1. Recommended Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm Light's Vanguard Helm Icon Light's Vanguard Helm Aggramar
Neck Chain of the Unmaker Icon Chain of the Unmaker Argus the Unmaker
Shoulders Light's Vanguard Shoulderplates Icon Light's Vanguard Shoulderplates The Coven of Shivarra
Cloak Light's Vanguard Greatcloak Icon Light's Vanguard Greatcloak Antoran High Command
Chest Light's Vanguard Breastplate Icon Light's Vanguard Breastplate Eonar the Life-Binder
Wrists Vambraces of Life's Assurance Icon Vambraces of Life's Assurance Eonar the Life-Binder
Gloves Molten Bite Handguards Icon Molten Bite Handguards Felhounds of Sargeras
Belt Flamelicked Girdle Icon Flamelicked Girdle Felhounds of Sargeras
Legs Light's Vanguard Legplates Icon Light's Vanguard Legplates Imonar the Soulhunter
Boots Doomwalker Warboots Icon Doomwalker Warboots Garothi Worldbreaker
Ring #1 Zealous Tormentor's Ring Icon Zealous Tormentor's Ring The Coven of Shivarra
Ring #2 Seal of the Portalmaster Icon Seal of the Portalmaster Portal Keeper Hasabel

The best trinkets for you are the following.

  1. Aman'Thul's Vision Icon Aman'Thul's Vision
  2. Seeping Scourgewing Icon Seeping Scourgewing
  3. Khaz'goroth's Courage Icon Khaz'goroth's Courage
  4. Gorshalach's Legacy Icon Gorshalach's Legacy

2. Tier 21 Set Bonuses for Retribution Paladins

The 2-piece Tier 21 Set Bonus is great, and it can be used very well together with the 4-piece Tier 20 Set Bonus until you obtain higher item level Antorus pieces to enable the use of the 4-piece bonus.

3. Legendary Items for Retribution Paladins

Legendary items have a high item level of 265, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Soul of the Highlord Icon Soul of the Highlord and Whisper of the Nathrezim Icon Whisper of the Nathrezim are the best combination to use.

The other legendaries are considerably worse, and if you have to choose between one of them, simply choose based on personal preference. That said, simming your character to find out the best combination for you is always recommended.

4. Loot Competition for Retribution Paladins

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Holy/Protection Paladins, Priests, and Warlocks
Plate Armor Death Knights, Holy/Protection Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Frost/Unholy Death Knights and Arms/Fury Warriors
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