Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Feb 17, 2019 at 13:48 by Urthearso 50 comments

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) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Retribution Paladins

You should use Kraken's Eye of Strength Icon Kraken's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all other sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Retribution Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Quick Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Quick 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

Flask of the Undertow Icon Flask of the Undertow should be used for raids, along with Battle Potion of Strength Icon Battle Potion of Strength as your potion of choice.

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

4.2. Best Food for Retribution

You should eat from the 100 Strength feasts Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast or Sanguinated Feast Icon Sanguinated Feast whenever possible. Otherwise, eat the 85 Strength food, Boralus Blood Sausage Icon Boralus Blood Sausage.

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.

5. Changelog

  • 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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