Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

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

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


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Retribution Paladin

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

You should use Quick Jewel Cluster Icon Quick Jewel Cluster in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Retribution Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Rings Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste
Weapon (Single-Target / Raiding)
Weapon (Mythic+ / Cleave)
Weapon Imbuement for Bladed Weapons Shaded Sharpening Stone Icon Shaded Sharpening Stone (can be used together with Enchants)
Weapon Imbuement for Blunt Weapons Shaded Weightstone Icon Shaded Weightstone (can be used together with Enchants)
Chest Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats
Chest Imbuement Heavy Desolate Armor Kit Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit (can be used together with Enchants)
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength Icon Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength
Cloak Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance Icon Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance
Boots Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul Icon Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul

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 (do not forget about simulating Leviathan's Eye of Strength Icon Leviathan's Eye of Strength and Kraken's Eye of Strength Icon Kraken's Eye of Strength) 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. See our Raidbots guide for more information.


Consumables for Retribution Paladins


Best Flasks and Potions for Retribution

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power should be used along with Potion of Spectral Strength Icon Potion of Spectral Strength regardless of situation.

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

If you are a Kyrian, remember your Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity ability, which can be used once per combat to heal yourself as well.


Best Food for Retribution

You should eat the 20 Strength feast Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism, or the 18 Strength feastSurprisingly Palatable Feast Icon Surprisingly Palatable Feast whenever possible. Otherwise, eat the 30 Haste food, Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic Icon Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic.


Augment Runes for Retribution

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 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.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 04 Mar. 2021: Updated cloak enchant to Fortified Avoidance.
  • 16 Jan. 2021: Moved Strength gems to gems sim paragraph.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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