Retribution Paladin DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.7

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General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Retribution Paladin talents.


Talent Builds

All builds focus on Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes, because Crusading Strikes Icon Crusading Strikes is severely undertuned.

Retribution Paladins has 4 good talent builds using Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes. The builds start with an extreme single-target build and end with an extreme cleave build. The two mixed builds inbetween are great for various situations since they avoid the extreme nodes with low efficiency , which are only used to reach the peak for the two extreme builds.


Single-Target Talents


  • Single-Target: 10/10
  • Cleave: 6/10

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.


Mixed Single-Target Talents


  • Single-Target: 9/10
  • Cleave: 8/10

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.


Mixed Cleave Talents


  • Single-Target: 8/10
  • Cleave: 9/10

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.


Cleave Talents


  • Single-Target: 7/10
  • Cleave: 10/10

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by clicking the Copy Export String button.

Changing talents no longer requires you to use a tome and can be freely done while out of combat.



To have a boss-by-boss breakdown of talent choices, check out our dedicated page below.



Mythic+ can potentially require a mix of certain cleave and single-target talents, depending on affixes and other variables. If you want advice specific to Mythic+, you should check out our page below.


How To Use Retribution Paladin Talents

Some talents will require you to play in a particular way to get the most out of them. You can find more information on how your rotation will look after selecting your talents on our rotation page below.


Rows 1-4 Class Talents for Retribution Paladins


Rows 5-7 Class Talents for Retribution Paladin


Rows 8-10 Class Talents for Retribution Paladin


Rows 1-4 Spec Talents for Retribution Paladin


Rows 5-7 Spec Talents for Retribution Paladin


Rows 8-10 Spec Talents for Retribution Paladin


PvP Talents (War Mode)

In Dragonflight, there will be the option to go into "War Mode." Enabling War Mode provides the following benefits:

  • PvP talents enabled in the outdoor world.
  • 10% increase in World Quest rewards at maximum level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.
  • Earn Conquest Points which can reward gear every week.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it is recommended enabling the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards at maximum level. However, you will make yourself available for open-world PvP, and the possibility of being "ganked" while leveling or doing World Quests exists.


Retribution Paladin PvP Talents

  1. Lawbringer Icon Lawbringer causes your Judgment Icon Judgment to apply Lawbringer to initial targets hit for 1 min. Casting Judgment causes all enemies with your Lawbringer effect to suffer up to 4% of their maximum Health in Holy damage.
  2. Luminescence Icon Luminescence grants 4% increased damage and healing for 6 seconds to allies who got healed while affected by your Aura.
  3. Vengeance Aura Icon Vengeance Aura grants critical strike chance once you or applies get crowd controlled.

Spreading the Word Icon Spreading the Word, Blessing of Sanctuary Icon Blessing of Sanctuary, Ultimate Retribution Icon Ultimate Retribution, Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding, Aura of Reckoning Icon Aura of Reckoning, Hallowed Ground Icon Hallowed Ground , and Judgments of the Pure Icon Judgments of the Pure have limited use for PvE content in terms of increasing your damage in the open-world in a small group setting. For leveling and World Quests in Dragonflight, the choices above are better options.



  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 17 Jan. 2022: Updated Talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated the single target talents to Sanctify.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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