Retribution Paladin DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.


Unique Challenges of Mythic+

Mythic+ Dungeons, especially high ones, are arguably the peak of WoW's competitive PvE content alongside Mythic Raiding.

In Mythic Dungeons, as a Retribution Paladin, you will be personally responsible for a larger part of the group's total damage output compared to a Mythic Raiding group, where you may only be responsible for a small portion of it. The skill and execution of each of the individual players in a Mythic+ the group is much more impactful.

Next to just doing damage, in Mythic+ you will be able to do more to make the group's run faster and easier. Interrupting, soaking mechanics, throwing some off heals, offering some blessings, and using your stun is all much more commonplace in Mythic+ than in your usual Mythic raid.

In this guide, we will talk about optimizing your Paladin for Mythic+ dungeons, including the best way to configure your character, how your talents may change, and some tips and tricks to maximize your utility options.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 4 page below.

Retribution Paladin is a good melee DPS specialization for Mythic+ in Dragonflight. A Retribution Paladin brings frequent burst damage and a good amount of utility through talents, as well as possessing strong defensive capabilities.


Retribution Paladin Mythic+ Builds

Note that the talents recommended below are specifically for Mythic+. You can check our full talent page below to see a more generalized overview of Retribution talents.


Dragonflight Talent Builds for Retribution Paladin

Mythic+ Auto-Attack Mythic+ Zero Downtime Alternative Auto-Attack VoJ/EP Alternative Auto-Attack Tyrannical

Best Mythic+ Auto-Attack Talent Build for Retribution Paladin

This build is focused on AoE damage, with a few concessions to keep single target output at a reasonable level.

Use the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game.


Best Mythic+ Zero Downtime Talent Build for Retribution Paladin

This build is focused on AoE damage, with a few concessions to keep single target output at a reasonable level.

Use the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game.


Alternative Auto-Attack VoJ/EP Talent Build for Retribution Paladin

This build uses Vanguard of Justice Icon Vanguard of Justice and Empyrean Power Icon Empyrean Power for a more proc-based playstyle. It will perform similarly to the regular Mythic+ builds.

Use the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game.


Alternative Auto-Attack Tyrannical Talent Build for Retribution Paladin

This build has more focus on single-target. You will lose a fair amount of AoE damage by using it, but it may be worth the cost if you need more boss damage.

Use the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game.


Retribution Paladin Mythic+ Rotation

Both the single-target and cleave rotations do not change in Mythic+ content. For more information about the Retribution Paladin DPS rotation, refer to the Rotation below.

Pool Holy Power towards the end of every trash pull so that you can start spending Holy Power faster. Holy Power does not decay in combat; once you leave combat, it takes about 20 seconds before it starts to decay.


Retribution Paladin Utility

Retribution Paladin supports the group through damage, healing, auras, and other additional effects listed below.

  • Intercession Icon Intercession allows you to bring an ally back to life during combat.
  • Activate Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura to reduce all damage taken by your group by 3%, or Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura for additional throughput.
  • Activate Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura to reduce all silence and interrupt effects.
  • With a 5-second duration, Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes is a very potent AoE stun, but it only works against Demon and Undead enemies.
  • Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice is a single target stun with a very long 6-second duration. Use it often to stun-casting mobs that you cannot interrupt with Rebuke Icon Rebuke.
  • Repentance Icon Repentance can be used to hinder a single Humanoid, Demon, Undead, Dragonkin, or Giant-type enemy within 30 yards until you attack it. Cast it if you want to move around or delay dealing with a particularly dangerous mob. Incapacitating the leader of a patrolling group will also stop the entire group from moving. Remember that you pull aggro and enter combat if you move too close to the incapacitated target.
  • Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light can be used to disorient enemies within 10 yards. This can take enemies out of combat for a short duration or AoE interrupts crowd-controllable, casting enemies.
  • Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil fears an Undead, Aberration, or Demon target within 20 yards for up to 40 sec.
  • Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins can remove all Poison and Disease effects from a group member.
  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection removes bleeds and other Physical damage effects. Additionally, it grants your target immunity to Physical damage and harmful effects for 10 seconds. It is often used on group members who pulled aggro from the tank via damage or healing.
  • Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice reduces damage taken by a party member by 30%, but you suffer 100% of damage prevented. It lasts 12 seconds, or until transferred damage would cause you to fall below 20% health. Communicate with your tank and healer to plan when to use this.
  • Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom removes and prevents movement-impairing effects for 8 seconds.
  • Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands heals a friendly target for an amount equal to your maximum Health.

Mythic+ Affixes

  • Cast Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins on the Afflicted Soul adds spawned by the Afflicted Icon Afflicted affix to despawn them.
  • Cast Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice to crowd control the Spiteful Shade adds spawned by the Spiteful Icon Spiteful affix.
  • Cast Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil or Repentance Icon Repentance to crowd control the Incorporeal Being adds spawned by the Incorporeal Icon Incorporeal affix.
  • Cast Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom with talented Unbound Freedom Icon Unbound Freedom on a party member who is afflicted by the Entangling Icon Entangling debuff cast by the Entangling Icon Entangling affix to free you both of you.

Trinket Considerations for Retribution Paladin in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots. Raidbots offers you the ability to simulate trinkets for Mythic+ with the DungeonSlice Fight Style option.

You also can find good trinkets to use for Mythic+ on the Gear page linked below.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed 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: Updated talent builds and ability discussion for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated talents and affix tips.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 17 Jan. 2023: Updated 2-min talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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