Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 20, 2020 at 00:00 by Urthearso 68 comments

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Retribution Paladin DPS enchants and consumables.


Best Gems for Retribution Paladins

You should use Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Retribution Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation

How to Choose Gems and Enchants for Retribution Paladins

The generic recommendation above is very close to the best gems and enchants you can use, but every character has a different stat distribution, and for Retribution Paladins, the best gems and enchants are close in performance. This is why we recommend to use Raidbots Top Gear to find the best gems and enchants for your character. Here, you can input an export from the Simcraft AddOn, select the gems and enchants to compare, and it will find out which are the best.

If you stack Masterful Icon Masterful corruptions, make sure to include the Mastery options for weapon enchant, ring enchants, food, as well as gems in your Top Gear simulation profile to check if they now perform better for you.


Consumables for Retribution Paladins


Best Flasks and Potions for Retribution

Greater Flask of the Undertow Icon Greater Flask of the Undertow should be used for raids, along with situationally one of the following potions: Potion of Focused Resolve Icon Potion of Focused Resolve for single target, Superior Battle Potion of Strength Icon Superior Battle Potion of Strength for cleave up to 3 targets, and Potion of Empowered Proximity Icon Potion of Empowered Proximity for cleave against 4 or more targets.

To heal yourself during combat, use Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potions and Healthstone Icon Healthstones (they do not share cooldown).


Best Food for Retribution

You should eat the Critical Strike food Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech".


Augment Runes for Retribution

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 20 May 2020: Updated for corruptions vendor / Masterful stacking build.
  • 14 Jan. 2020: Removed strength food and gem recommendation because they are no longer worth using starting with 8.3 LFR gear. Added new augment rune.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 11 Mar. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1.5 and no changes are necessary.
  • 17 Feb. 2019: Added Raidbots gems and enchants disclaimer.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the opening of Battle of Dazar'alor and no changes are necessary.
  • 16 Dec. 2018: Added 85 Strength food, Boralus Blood Sausage.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 05 Sep. 2018: Updated potion for Uldir.
  • 26 Aug. 2018: Added Battle Potion of Strength recommendation for cleave.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 23 Jul. 2018: Updated Haste food.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Removed Strength gem.
  • 17 Jul. 2018: Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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