Retribution Paladin DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Urthearso 40 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

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

1.

Introduction

If you are new to Retribution, this is a great place to start to get an understanding of how the spec works. On this page we will discuss what abilities you have, what they are used for within the specialization, how they interact with each other and also with important cooldowns. If you already have experience with Retribution and are comfortable with it in the current expansion, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.

2.

Unlocking Abilities

Note that this page simply lists all the different abilities, assuming you are at max level. If you are leveling, check out our dedicated Paladin Leveling page, which has detailed information on when you unlock all of these abilities.

3.

Main Resource of Retribution Paladins

Retribution Paladins rely on Holy Power as their primary resource. You can have up to 5 Holy Power at one time, with several of your abilities generating Holy Power. Some abilities cost Holy Power to use (your Holy Power spenders), usually costing 3 Holy Power. Holy Power does not decay during combat.

The general gameplay of Retribution Paladins revolves around generating and spending Holy Power efficiently. The Mastery: Hand of Light Icon Mastery: Hand of Light increases all Holy damage done by your abilities. Note that this does not affect Racial Traits and Trinket effects.

4.

Retribution Paladin Baseline Abilities

These are your baseline skills that are available regardless of talents.

Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike deals Physical damage to the target and generates 1 Holy Power. Its recharge time is reduced by your Haste.

Judgment Icon Judgment deals Holy Damage to your target and generates 1 Holy Power.

Consecration Icon Consecration consecrates the ground around you and does a small amount of damage over 12 seconds. You can have one manual Consecration Icon Consecration active at a time.

Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield makes you immune to all damage and loss of control effects for 8 seconds, and is an excellent way for you to survive dangerous mechanics. You can do full damage during its duration.

Hand of Reckoning Icon Hand of Reckoning allows you to taunt a far away enemy, forcing them to attack you.

Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict is your main Holy Power spender. It deals Holy damage to the target, and costs 3 Holy Power to use.

Sense Undead Icon Sense Undead shows the location of all nearby undead on the minimap until cancelled.

Intercession Icon Intercession allows you to bring an ally back to life during combat.

Redemption Icon Redemption is your out of combat resurrect spell.

Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light is a healing spell with short cast time.

Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice stuns the target for 6 seconds.

Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory heals an ally for a huge amount but costs 3 Holy Power.

Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous deals Holy damage to all enemies in front of you and increases your armor based on your Strength. It costs 3 Holy power.

5.

Paladin Tree Active Abilities

These are your active abilities that you can unlock with talent points in the Paladin talent tree.

Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands heals a friendly target for 100% of your maximum Health.

Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom removes movement-impairing effects from the targeted ally, also granting them immunity to such effects for 8 seconds.

Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath deals Holy damage to the target and generates 1 Holy Power. The cooldown is reduced by your Haste. Useable against targets below 20% Health, or while your Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath/Crusade Icon Crusade is active. This talent is automatically learnt as Retribution Paladin.

Auras of the Resolute Icon Auras of the Resolute grants access to Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura and Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura.

  1. Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura grants a 3% damage reduction for all party and raid members within 40 yards.
  2. Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura reduces the duration of silence and interrupt effects by 30% for all party and raid members within 40 yards.

Auras of Swift Vengeance Icon Auras of Swift Vengeance grants access to Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura and Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura. This talent is automatically learnt as Retribution Paladin.

  1. Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura grants you buffs when raid member within 40 yards get damaged in various way.
  2. If a raid member takes more than 50% of their maximum Health in damage you gain Seraphim Icon Seraphim for 4 seconds. This effect has a 30 second internal cooldown.
  3. If a raid member dies, you will gain Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath/Crusade Icon Crusade for 8 seconds. This effect does only refresh and not extend.
  4. Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura grants 20% increased mounted movement speed to all raid members within 40 yards.

Repentance Icon Repentance is a cast that can incapacitate an enemy for up to 1 minute.

Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light disorients enemies caught by its radial effect for up to 6 seconds. All non Holy damage will break this effect.

Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed summons your Charger mount for 3 seconds. Riding it increases your movement speed by 100%. You can fight whilst moving on your Charger.

Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins removes all Poison and Disease effects from a friendly target.

Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath grants you 20% increased damage and healing for 20 seconds. It has a 2 minute cooldown. During Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath, you can freely cast Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath on any target regardless of Health if talented.

Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil fears a target Undead, Aberration, or Demon by up to 40 seconds.

Rebuke Icon Rebuke is your interrupt ability, used to interrupt spell casts.

Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice lasts 12 seconds, transferring 30% of the damage taken by the target to you. The effect is automatically cancelled if the transferred damage would cause you to fall below 20% health. This cooldown is excellent for reducing the damage taken by the tank, or other raid members.

Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection protects the targeted ally from all Physical damage and loss of control effects for 10 seconds, and it has a 5-minute cooldown. It can be used to clear harmful Physical damage debuffs and bleeds from the target. Bosses will not attack targets affected by Blessing of Protection.

Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger triples your Holy Power generation for 20 seconds. This cooldown has a 3 minute cooldown.

Seraphim Icon Seraphim grants you increased Haste, Critical Strike, Versatility, and Mastery for 15 seconds. It costs 3 Holy Power.

6.

Paladin Tree Passive Abilities

These are your passive abilities that you can unlock with talent points in the Paladin talent tree.

Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice reduces the cooldown of Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice by 2 seconds for each Holy Power spent.

Cavalier Icon Cavalier adds a second charge to Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed.

Seasoned Warhorse Icon Seasoned Warhorse increases the duration of Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed by 1 second.

Seal of the Templar Icon Seal of the Templar increases the range of your Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict, Rebuke Icon Rebuke, and Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice by 3 yards.

Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment adds a consumable debuff to Judgment Icon Judgment, which increases the damage taken by the next Holy Power spender by 20%. This debuff does not stack.

Holy Aegis Icon Holy Aegis increases your Armor and Critical Strike by 4%

Golden Path Icon Golden Path adds a passive healing effect to Consecration Icon Consecration for yourself and up to 5 allies who are standing within your consecrated ground.

Judgment of Light Icon Judgment of Light allows Judgment Icon Judgment to apply a debuff to the target which makes the next 25 attacks to that target heal the attacker. This debuff can be consumed by all raid members to heal themselves.

Seal of Reprisal Icon Seal of Reprisal increases the damage of your Holy Power spenders by 10%.

Seal of Mercy Icon Seal of Mercy changes Golden Path Icon Golden Path to also heal the lowest Health player within your consecrated ground an additional time for 100% of the heal value.

After spending 20 Holy Power, Afterimage Icon Afterimage grants your Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory the effect to heal an additional nearby friendly player for 30% of the heal value.

Sacrifice of the Just Icon Sacrifice of the Just reduces the cooldown of your Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice by 1 minute.

When your Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice ends, Recompense Icon Recompense converts 50% of the diverted damage towards your next Judgment Icon Judgment as bonus damage, or towards your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory as bonus healing.

Unbreakable Spirit Icon Unbreakable Spirit reduces the cooldown of Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance, Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection, and Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands by 30%.

Improved Blessing of Protection Icon Improved Blessing of Protection reduces the cooldown of Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection by 1 minute.

Incandescence Icon Incandescence adds a 5% chance for each Holy Power spent to deal bonus Holy damage to 5 enemies within your Consecration Icon Consecration.

Touch of Light Icon Touch of Light grants all your spells and abilities the effect to deal additional Holy damage or add extra healing approximately 3 times per minute.

Seal of Clarity Icon Seal of Clarity has a 10% chance to trigger for each Holy Power you spend. It reduces the Holy Power cost of your Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory or Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous by 1.

Aspiration of Divinity Icon Aspiration of Divinity increases your Strength by 2% for 6 seconds when you use Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike. The Strength bonus stacks up to 3 times to total of 6% Strength. Each time you cast Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, the effect will refresh the buff back to 6 seconds for the full 6% Strength at 3 stacks.

Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose has a 15% chance to trigger when you use Holy Power spenders to make your next Holy Power spender free and deal 15% additional damage or healing.

Obduracy Icon Obduracy increases your speed and avoidance by 2%.

Hallowed Ground Icon Hallowed Ground increases the damage of your Consecration Icon Consecration by 10%.

Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn adds two new buffs to maintain.

  1. Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn triggers when you reach 5 Holy Power and grants you 5% increased damage and healing for 20 seconds.
  2. Blessing of Dusk Icon Blessing of Dusk triggers when you reach 0 Holy Power and grants you 4% reduced damage taken for 20 seconds.

Seal of Might Icon Seal of Might increases your Mastery by 8% while your major cooldown Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath/Crusade Icon Crusade remains active.

Seal of Alacrity Icon Seal of Alacrity increases your Haste by 4%.

Seal of the Crusader Icon Seal of the Crusader has a chance to be applied to the target when you attack. This debuff increases the Holy damage they take by 6% for 5 seconds. This effect works raid wide for their Holy damage done to the debuffed enemy. The debuff has a ~45% uptime when brought by a single Paladin.

Seal of Order Icon Seal of Order enhances your Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn buffs.

  1. Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn additionally increases the damage and healing of your Holy Power spenders by 8%.
  2. Blessing of Dusk Icon Blessing of Dusk additionally causes your Holy Power generators to cooldown 10% faster, whilst also increasing your armor by 10%.

Sanctified Wrath Icon Sanctified Wrath increases the duration of your Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath by 5 seconds, but not your Crusade Icon Crusades. Additionally, spending Holy Power causes you to explode for Holy damage against nearby enemies./p>

Zealot's Paragon Icon Zealot's Paragon increases the damage of Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath and Judgment Icon Judgment by 10%. Additionally they extend the duration of Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath and Crusade Icon Crusade by 0.5 seconds per cast.

7.

Retribution Paladin Tree Active Abilities

These are your active abilities that you can unlock with talent points in the Paladin talent tree.

Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice deals Physical damage to the target and generates 1 Holy Power. The cooldown of Blade of Justice is reduced by your Haste.

Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm deals Holy damage to nearby enemies, and also costs 3 Holy Power. Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance grants you a 15-second damage absorption shield (which absorbs up 30% of your maximum Health), which explodes when it is consumed by damage, or when it expires. It deals all absorbed damage as Holy damage divided between all enemies within 8 yards. It causes a global cooldown.

Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection grants you a 8-second 20% damage reduction against all damage. It has a 2-minute cooldown and does not cause a global cooldown.

Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes deals Holy damage to targets in a cone in front of you, slows them by 50%, and generates 3 Holy Power. Instead of slowing Demons and Undead, they get stunned for 5 seconds.

Radiant Decree Icon Radiant Decree replaces Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes. Instead of generating 3 Holy Power, it spends 3 Holy Power. Its cooldown is 15-seconds instead of 45- seconds. It deals reduced damage only after 5 enemies, while Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes deals half damage to secondary enemies.

Avenging Wrath: Might Icon Avenging Wrath: Might combines with Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. Not only do you gain the 20% damage and healing from Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath, but Avenging Wrath: Might Icon Avenging Wrath: Might also adds 20% Critical Strike during the entire 20-second duration.

Crusade Icon Crusade replaces Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. It increases your damage and Haste by 3% for 25 seconds and each Holy Power spent during Crusade increases your damage and Haste by an additional 3%, up to a maximum of 10 stacks (so a 30% increase to both damage and Haste).

Exorcism Icon Exorcism deals initial Holy damage from long range, and applies a Holy damage-over-time effect. This effect is spread to up to 7 nearby enemies if the enemy you targeted is within your Consecration Icon Consecration. Demons and Undead targets are stunned for 5-seconds. It has a 20-second cooldown.

Hand of Hindrance Icon Hand of Hindrance slows your targeted enemy on long range by 70% for 10 seconds. It has a 30-second cooldown.

Eye for an Eye Icon Eye for an Eye is an active ability with a 1-minute cooldown. It lasts 10 seconds, during which time it reduces the Physical damage you take by 35% and causes you to instantly counterattack any enemy that strikes you with a melee attack (dealing Physical damage to them).

Justicar's Vengeance Icon Justicar's Vengeance is an active melee ability that has no cooldown but costs 3 Holy Power. It deals Holy damage to the target, healing you equal to the damage dealt. Against stunned targets, the damage and healing are increased by 50%.

Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence is an active ability with a 1-minute cooldown, 30-yard range, and which costs 3 Holy Power. On cast it applies a debuff, which after 8 seconds runs out and does a high amount of Holy damage + 10% of all damage taken by you during the 8-second debuff window, all in a single hit. This ability cannot critically strike.

Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll fires up to 5 Judgment Icon Judgment on nearby enemies (1 per enemy). Each Judgment generates 1 Holy Power and does 100% extra damage.

Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning is a two-part ability, it has one passive and one active ability with a 1-minute cooldown, 30-yard range, and an 8-yard AoE casting circle. The active ability does a Holy damage in an area and causes a debuff that increases damage taken by your Holy Power spenders by 50% for 8 seconds. This effect does not get consumed by Holy Power spenders. The passive effect is only active while the active ability is not on cooldown. It grants your attacks a high chance to deal Holy damage to a single target, and causes the target to take 10% increased damage taken by your Holy Power spenders. This effect does get consumed by Holy Power spenders.

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Retribution Paladin Tree Passive Abilities

These are your passive abilities that you can unlock with talent points in the Paladin talent tree.

Art of War Icon Art of War is a passive, which causes your auto attacks to have a chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice.

Improved Judgment Icon Improved Judgment reduces the cooldown of Judgment Icon Judgment by 1 second.

Improved Crusader Strike Icon Improved Crusader Strike adds a second charge to Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike.

Holy Crusader Icon Holy Crusader grants you 2% Mastery.

Holy Blade Icon Holy Blade grants Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice to build a second Holy Power per cast.

Blade of Condemnation Icon Blade of Condemnation increases the Critical Strike chance of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice by 5%.

Empyrean Power Icon Empyrean Power grants Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike a 15% chance to grant you a free cast of Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm whilst increasing its damage by 25%.

Blade of Wrath Icon Blade of Wrath causes Art of War Icon Art of War to reset Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice 50% more often and increases the damage of the next Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice cast within 10 seconds by 25%.

Highlord's Judgment Icon Highlord's Judgment increases Judgment Icon Judgments damage by 16%.

Righteous Verdict Icon Righteous Verdict is triggered by casting Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict and increases the damage of Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdicts for the next 6 seconds by 5%.

Sanctify Icon Sanctify is triggered by casting Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm and increases the damage of your Consecration Icon Consecration by 100% for 8-seconds.

Consecrated Blade Icon Consecrated Blade causes Art of War Icon Art of War to grant the next Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice cast to trigger a Consecration Icon Consecration below your targets feet. This automatic layer of Consecration Icon Consecration does stack with the manual layer.

Seal of Wrath Icon Seal of Wrath grants Judgment Icon Judgment a 25% chance to deal a small small amount of extra Holy damage to its target.

Expurgation Icon Expurgation causes Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justices Critical Strikes to cause additional 60% damage as Holy damage over 6-seconds.

Boundless Judgment Icon Boundless Judgment grants your Judgment Icon Judgment a 25% chance to chain to a nearby enemy. This chained hit does not generate Holy Power, nor does it generate Zeal Icon Zeal stacks.

Sanctification Icon Sanctification grants Consecration Icon Consecrations periodic damage a chance to generate 1 Holy Power. The chance to generate Holy Power increases for each enemy up to 4.

Inner Grace Icon Inner Grace generates 1 Holy Power every 12-seconds while in combat.

Ashes to Dust Icon Ashes to Dust grants Art of War Icon Art of War a 35% chance to reset Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice.

Truth's Wake Icon Truth's Wake causes Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes to deal additional 10% damage over 6-seconds.

Zeal Icon Zeal causes your Judgment Icon Judgment to buff your next 2 auto attacks, causing them to occur 30% faster and deal additional Holy damage. The Zeal buff lasts 20 seconds and can store up to 6 buffed auto attacks.

Fires of Justice Icon Fires of Justice reduces the cooldown of Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike by 15% and gives it a 15% chance to reduce the cost of your next Holy Power spender by 1.

Sealed Verdict Icon Sealed Verdict causes Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice to deal 16% increased damage.

Consecrated Ground Icon Consecrated Ground increases the radius of Consecration Icon Consecration by 15% and slows enemies by 50% who are on the consecrated ground.

Sanctified Ground Icon Sanctified Ground increases the radius of Consecration Icon Consecration by 15%. While you are moving on the consecrated ground, you can not get slowed below 80% normal movement speed. This effect lasts 2-seconds after leaving the consecrated ground.

Selfless Healer Icon Selfless Healer causes Holy Power spenders to reduce the cast time of your next Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light by 25% and increase its healing done by 10%. It stacks up to 4 times.

Healing Hands Icon Healing Hands reduces the cooldown of Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands by up to 60%, based on the target's missing Health. Additionally, Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory's healing is increased by up to 100%, based on target's missing health.

Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer causes your Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm to project a frontal tempest 20 yards towards the direction you are facing. This tempest deals 20% of Divine Storm Icon Divine Storms damage to all enemies hit.

Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor causes each Holy Power spender to grant you a stack of a 2% Haste buff, stacking 3 times for a total of 6% Haste. The effect lasts 12 seconds.

Ashes to Ashes Icon Ashes to Ashes causes Art of War Icon Art of War to trigger a 4-second Seraphim Icon Seraphim effect. This effect extends existing Seraphim Icon Seraphim buffs.

Templar's Vindication Icon Templar's Vindication grants Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict a 15% chance to strike a second time for 20% of its damage.

Executioner's Will Icon Executioner's Will allows Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict to extend the duration of Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence by 1-second, for up to 8-seconds maximum duration.

Executioner's Wrath Icon Executioner's Wrath allows Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict to accumulate 20% of damage done during its duration instead of 10%, and it is damage is also dealt to nearby enemies within 8 yards.

Divine Resonance Icon Divine Resonance causes Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll to fire one extra Judgment Icon Judgment against your current target every 5 seconds over 15 seconds.

Empyrean Legacy Icon Empyrean Legacy causes Judgment Icon Judgment to empower your next Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict to automatically trigger Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm with 25% increased damage. This effect can only occur every 30 seconds.

Virtuous Command Icon Virtuous Command causes Judgment Icon Judgment to grant you the Virtuous Command buff for 10 seconds, which causes your Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict, Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice, and auto attacks to deal 10% additional Holy damage.

Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict replaces Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict and does the same but with 10 yard range, and it has a 10% chance to reset the cooldown of Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath and allow to cast it on any target regardless of their Health.

Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum grants Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath a second charge. Additionally, casting Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath grants you a 4% Holy damage done buff, which stacks up to 3 times to a total of 12% Holy damage done for 10 seconds.

9.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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