Retribution Paladin DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2
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.
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.
- For Crusading Strikes or base Crusader Strike, you will generally want to use one Fierce Illimited Diamond in your first socket and Energized Ysemerald in your other sockets.
- For Templar Strikes, you will generally want to use one Resplendent Illimited Diamond in your first socket and 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
|Weapon||Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion|
|Cloak||Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance|
|Chest||Enchant Chest - Waking Stats|
|Bracers||Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance|
|Belt||Shadowed Belt Clasp|
|Legs||Fierce Armor Kit|
|Boots||Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze|
|Rings||Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste|
For your weapon enchant, Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion is listed here as a strong general option, but other enchants such as Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion 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 is the best phial to use. It provides a valuable stat, and Versatility also provides some damage reduction. 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. Elemental Potion of Power is a cheaper, less effective option. It can be useful to have some 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 is the best option you have for health potion.
Best Food for Retribution Paladin
Hoard of Draconic Delicacies and Deviously Deviled Eggs both provide the maximum Strength bonus you can get from food.
Best Weapon Runes for Retribution Paladin
With Crusading Strikes or base Crusader Strike, you should use Howling Rune as your weapon rune. With Templar Strikes, you should use Buzzing Rune instead.
Augment Runes for Retribution Paladin
If you want to use them, Draconic Augment Rune is the best choice.
- 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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