Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Retribution Paladin, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Retribution Paladin gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Retribution Paladin

This section specifically covers the optimal gems, enchants, food, weapon runes, potions, and phials for your character. To get a more detailed rundown of the different stats for Retribution Paladin, please visit our dedicated Stats page:


Best Gems for Retribution Paladin

Your gem choices will be somewhat dependent on the talent build you plan to use the most.

  1. For Crusading Strikes Icon Crusading Strikes or base Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, you will generally want to use one Fierce Illimited Diamond Icon Fierce Illimited Diamond in your first socket and Energized Ysemerald Icon Energized Ysemerald in your other sockets.
  2. For Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes, you will generally want to use one Resplendent Illimited Diamond Icon Resplendent Illimited Diamond in your first socket and Radiant Malygite Icon Radiant Malygite in your other sockets.

The optimal gem combination to use can change depending on your current gear, so treat these gem recommendations as a general guide rather than a strict rule to follow.


Best Enchants for Retribution Paladin

Slot Enchantment
Helm Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion
Cloak Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance Icon Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance
Chest Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance
Belt Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
Legs Lambent Armor Kit Icon Lambent Armor Kit
Boots Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
Rings Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste

For your weapon enchant, Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion is listed here as a strong general option, but other weapon enchants can be competitive too. Sim your character to determine the best one for you.


How to Choose Gems and Enchants for Retribution Paladin

The above recommendations are all general-purpose ones, that will work for any situation. However, there could potentially be a slightly more optimal combination for you, depending on your gear. We recommend using Raidbots' Top Gear to simulate your character to find the best combination for your specific situation.


Consumables for Retribution Paladin


Best Phial for Retribution Paladin

In general, Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility is the best phial to use. It provides a valuable stat, and Versatility also provides some damage reduction. Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage will do slightly more damage, but will also damage you significantly and has periods where it provides no benefit.


Best Combat Potion for Retribution Paladin

The best potion to use is Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power. Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power is a cheaper, less effective option. It can be useful to have some Residual Neural Channeling Agent Icon Residual Neural Channeling Agent during progression to be able to still deal some damage if you happen to die before you can use a second potion.


Best Health Potion for Retribution Paladin

Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion is the best option you have for health potion.


Best Food for Retribution Paladin

Hoard of Draconic Delicacies Icon Hoard of Draconic Delicacies and Deviously Deviled Eggs Icon Deviously Deviled Eggs both provide the maximum Strength bonus you can get from food. Aromatic Seafood Platter Icon Aromatic Seafood Platter and other secondary stat food are reasonable alternatives that can be stronger at high gear levels.


Best Weapon Runes for Retribution Paladin

With Crusading Strikes Icon Crusading Strikes or base Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, you should use Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune as your weapon rune. With Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes, you should use Buzzing Rune Icon Buzzing Rune instead.


Augment Runes for Retribution Paladin

If you want to use them, Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Rune is the best choice.



  • 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.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Aug. 2023: Updated all recommendations.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 05 Apr. 2023: Primordial Stone update.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Added fallback Versatility Phial.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Added fallback Phial and Potion options.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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