Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jul 17, 2019 at 00:00 by Urthearso 66 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5. We also give budget alternatives.

1.

Best Gems for Retribution Paladins

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Strength Icon Leviathan's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli (or the cheaper Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze) in all other sockets.

2.

Best Enchants for Retribution Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Deadly Navigation
3.

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.

4.

Consumables for Retribution Paladins

4.1.

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).

4.2.

Best Food for Retribution

You should eat from the Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table when possible, and otherwise Critical Strike food (Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or the cheaper Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches).

4.3.

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.

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Changelog

  • 17 Jul. 2019: Updated for The Eternal Palace raid opening and Expurgation build.
  • 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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