Retribution Paladin DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bolas 56 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 10.2.7.

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

1.

Retribution Paladin Spell Glossary

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.

Main Resources For Retribution Paladin

Retribution's main resources are Holy Power and time. Holy Power is generated and spent by various abilities, with your spenders like Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict and Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm generally being some of your highest damage abilities. Your generators are all restricted in some fashion by time, whether they have cooldowns or generate Holy Power automatically at specific intervals. Optimizing your rotation will involve making sure that you waste as little Holy Power as possible by using your abilities wisely in order to maximize Holy Power gain while also keeping your generators on cooldown as much as you can.

3.

Unlocking Abilities

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

4.

Retribution Paladin Baseline Abilities

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike CS Deals Physical damage to your target and generates 1 Holy Power.
Judgment Icon Judgment - Deals Holy Damage to your target and generates 1 Holy Power.
Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict TV Your primary single-target Holy Power spender. It deals Holy damage to your target and costs 3 Holy power.
Consecration Icon Consecration Cons Places an AoE effect on the ground that does a small amount of damage over 12 seconds. It has a regular limit of 1.
Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield Bubble Makes you immune to all damage and harmful effects, including loss of control effects for 8-seconds.
Hand of Reckoning Icon Hand of Reckoning - Taunts an enemy, forcing them to attack you.
Instrument of Retribution Icon Instrument of Retribution - Grants 9 seconds of Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath after a raid member dies within 40 yards.
Sense Undead Icon Sense Undead - Shows the location of all nearby undead on your minimap until cancelled.
Intercession Icon Intercession - Allows you to resurrect an ally during combat.
Redemption Icon Redemption - Your out-of-combat resurrection ability.
Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light FoL A healing spell with a short cast time.
Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice HoJ Stuns the target for 6-seconds.
Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory WoG Heals a friendly target for a considerable amount. Costs 3 Holy Power.
Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous SotR Deals Holy damage to all enemies in front of you and increases your Armor based on your Strength. It costs 3 Holy Power, but requires a shield equipped to be able to cast it.
5.

Paladin Tree Talent List

5.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands LoH Heals a friendly target for 100% of your maximum Health.
Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom Freedom Removes movement-impairing effects from an ally and grants them immunity to these effects for 8 seconds.
Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath HoW Deals Holy damage to the target and generates 1 Holy Power. Useable against targets below 20% Health, or while Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath is active.
Cleanse Toxins Icon Cleanse Toxins - Removes all Poison and Disease effects from a friendly target.
Auras of the Resolute Icon Auras of the Resolute - Grants access to Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura and Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura. Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura grants a 3% damage reduction to all party and raid members within 40 yards. Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura reduces the duration of silence and interrupt effects by 30% for all party and raid members within 40 yards.
Obduracy Icon Obduracy - Increases your Speed and Avoidance by 2%.
Auras of Swift Vengeance Icon Auras of Swift Vengeance - Grants access to Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura and Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura. Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura grants a damage buff to the entire raid if someone takes 30% of their maximum Health in damage in a single hit. This damage buff starts at 5% and slowly degrades over 30 seconds. It can proc again once the previous buff runs out. Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura grants 20% increased mounted movement speed to all raid members within 40 yards. This also applies to Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed.
Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil - Fears an Undead, Demon, or Aberration for up to 40 seconds. Damage will break the effect.
Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice FoJ Reduces the cooldown of Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice by 2-seconds for each Holy Power spent.

Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed

Steed Summons your Charger mount for 4-seconds, increasing your movement speed by 100%. You can use abilities as normal while mounted on it.
Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment GJ Adds a consumable debuff to Judgment Icon Judgment, which increases the damage your target takes from your next Holy Power spender by 20%. This debuff does not regularly stack.
Repentance Icon Repentance Rep Incapacitates an enemy for up to 1-minute. Damage will break the effect.
Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light BL Disorients enemies in a cone in front of you for up to 6 seconds. Any non-Holy damage will break the effect.
Cavalier Icon Cavalier Cav 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 2-seconds.
Rebuke Icon Rebuke - Interrupts a cast and prevents spells in that school from being cast for 3 seconds.
5.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Holy Aegis Icon Holy Aegis - Increases your Armor and Critical Strike by 4%.
Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath AW/Wings Increases damage and healing by 20% for 20 seconds. Has a 1-minute cooldown.
Justification Icon Justification - Increases the damage of Judgment Icon Judgment by 10%.
Punishment Icon Punishment - Casts an extra Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike after successfully interrupting a spell with Rebuke Icon Rebuke.
Golden Path Icon Golden Path - Adds a passive healing effect to Consecration Icon Consecration for yourself and up to 5 allies standing within your consecrated ground.
Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice Sac Lasts 12 seconds, transferring 30% of the damage taken by the target to you. The effect is automatically canceled if the transferred damage causes you to fall below 20% health.
Sanctified Plates Icon Sanctified Plates - Grants 20% extra Armor, 10% reduced area of effect damage taken, and 10% extra Stamina.
Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection BoP Protects the targeted ally from all Physical damage and harmful effects for 10 seconds, with a 5-minute cooldown. It can be used to clear harmful Physical damage debuffs and bleeds from the target or prevent them from being applied to begin with. Enemies will not attack targets affected by Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection.
Unbound Freedom Icon Unbound Freedom - Causes Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom to grant 30% increased movement speed and also be applied to yourself when you cast it on an ally.
Lightforged Blessing Icon Lightforged Blessing - Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm heals yourself and up to 4 allies for 2% of their maximum Health.
Seal of Mercy Icon Seal of Mercy - Golden Path Icon Golden Path now heals the lowest Health player within your Consecration Icon Consecration an additional time.
Afterimage Icon Afterimage - Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory also heals an additional nearby friendly player for 30% of the healing value after you spend 20 Holy Power.
Healing Hands Icon Healing Hands HH Reduces the cooldown of Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands by up to 60%, based on the target's missing Health when cast. Additionally, Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory's healing is increased by up to 100% based on the target's missing Health.
Sacrifice of the Just Icon Sacrifice of the Just - Reduces the cooldown of Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice by 1-minute.
Recompense Icon Recompense - When your Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice ends, Recompense Icon Recompense adds 50% of the damage transferred to your next Judgment Icon Judgment as bonus damage or to your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory as bonus healing.
Unbreakable Spirit Icon Unbreakable Spirit US 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.
Crusader's Reprieve Icon Crusader's Reprieve - Increases the range of Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Rebuke Icon Rebuke, and auto-attacks by 3 yards. It also causes Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike to heal you for 2% of your maximum Health.
5.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Strength of Conviction Icon Strength of Conviction - Causes your Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous and Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory to deal 20% increased damage and healing while standing in your Consecration Icon Consecration.
Judgment of Light Icon Judgment of Light JoL Judgment Icon Judgment applies a debuff to the target which makes the next 5 attacks to that target heal the attacker. Any raid member can consume this debuff to heal themselves.
Seal of Might Icon Seal of Might - Increases your Mastery and Strength by 4%.
Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose DP Gives your Holy Power spenders a 10% chance to make your next Holy Power spender free and deal 10% additional damage or healing.
Seal of Alacrity Icon Seal of Alacrity - Increases your Haste by 4% and reduces the cooldown of Judgment Icon Judgment by 1 second.
Incandescence Icon Incandescence Incand Spending Holy Power within your Consecration Icon Consecration has a 5% chance per Holy Power spent to deal bonus Holy damage to up to 5 enemies.
Touch of Light Icon Touch of Light ToL Grants all your spells and abilities a chance to deal additional Holy damage or extra healing.
Faith's Armor Icon Faith's Armor - Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory grants 20% bonus Armor for 4.5-seconds.
Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn DaD Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn triggers when you use 3 Holy Power generating abilities and buffs your next Holy Power spender by 10%. Blessing of Dusk Icon Blessing of Dusk triggers when you consume Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn and grants a 5% damage reduction for 10 seconds.
Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll DT Casts Judgment Icon Judgment on up to 5 nearby enemies. Each Judgment Icon Judgment generates 1 Holy Power and deals 100% extra damage.
Seal of the Crusader Icon Seal of the Crusader - Your auto attacks deal additional Holy damage.
Seal of Order Icon Seal of Order SoO Enhances your two Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn procs. Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn's buff to Holy Power spender damage and healing is increased by an additional 10%. Blessing of Dusk Icon Blessing of Dusk grants 10% Armor and causes your Holy Power generating abilities to cool down 10% faster.
Fading Light Icon Fading Light FL Enhances your two Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn procs. Blessing of Dawn Icon Blessing of Dawn's buff to Holy Power spender damage and healing is increased by an additional 10%. Blessing of Dusk Icon Blessing of Dusk causes your Holy Power generating abilities to grant you an absorb shield for 3% of their damage dealt or healing done.
Divine Resonance Icon Divine Resonance DR Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll now also casts Judgment Icon Judgment every 5-seconds for 15-seconds after the initial cast.
Quickened Invocations Icon Quickened Invocations - Reduces the cooldown of Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll by 15-seconds.
Vengeful Wrath Icon Vengeful Wrath VW Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath now has a 100% Critical Strike chance.
6.

Retribution Tree Talent List

6.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice BoJ Deals Physical damage to the target and generates 1 Holy Power.
Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm DS Deals Holy damage to nearby enemies. Costs 3 Holy Power. Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
Swift Justice Icon Swift Justice - Reduces the cooldowns of Judgment Icon Judgment and Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike by 2 seconds.
Light of Justice Icon Light of Justice - Reduces the cooldown of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice by 2 seconds.
Expurgation Icon Expurgation Expurg Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice applies a debuff that deals additional Holy damage over 6 seconds.
Judgment of Justice Icon Judgment of Justice - Judgment Icon Judgment deals 10% additional damage and increases your movement speed by 10%. It also slows the target by 30% for 8-seconds if Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment is talented.
Improved Blade of Justice Icon Improved Blade of Justice - Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice gains a second charge.
Holy Blade Icon Holy Blade - Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice generates 2 Holy Power per cast.
Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict FV Replaces Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict. It does increased damage, has a 12-yard range, and has a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath and allow it to be cast on any target regardless of their Health.
Justicar's Vengeance Icon Justicar's Vengeance JV Replaces Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict. Heals you for 5% of your maximum Health per cast, and its damage is increased by 25% against stunned targets.
Light's Celerity Icon Light's Celerity - Removes the cast time of Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light and buffs its healing by 20%, but it now has a 6-second cooldown.
Guided Prayer Icon Guided Prayer - Automatically casts a free Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory at 60% strength if you drop below 25% Health, with a 1-minute internal cooldown.
Righteous Cause Icon Righteous Cause - Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice.
Art of War Icon Art of War AoW Your auto attacks have a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice.
6.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Jurisdiction Icon Jurisdiction - The range of Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict and Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice is increased to 20 yards, and their damage is increased by 10%.
Inquisitor's Ire Icon Inquisitor's Ire - Provides a stacking buff that stacks once every 2-seconds, with a maximum of 10 stacks, that each increase the damage of Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm by 5%.
Tempest of the Lightbringer Icon Tempest of the Lightbringer ToL Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm projects an additional wave in front of you that deals 20% of the Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm's base damage.
Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance SoV Grants you a 10-second damage absorption shield which absorbs up to 30% of your maximum Health. It explodes when it is consumed by damage or when it expires, dealing the absorbed amount as Holy damage divided between all enemies within 8 yards. It has a 90-second cooldown and a 0.75-second global cooldown.
Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum VM Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath gains a second charge. Additionally, it also generates an extra Holy Power when cast on enemies below 20% Health.
Sanctify Icon Sanctify - Enemies dealt damage by Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm take 20% more damage from Consecration Icon Consecration for 12-seconds.
Zealot's Fervor Icon Zealot's Fervor ZF Increases auto-attack speed by 20%.
Consecrated Ground Icon Consecrated Ground - Increases the radius of Consecration Icon Consecration by 15% and slows any enemies within it by 50%.
Rush of Light Icon Rush of Light RoL Critical hits by your single target Holy Power spenders grant 5% Haste for 10 seconds.
Improved Judgment Icon Improved Judgment - Judgment Icon Judgment gains a second charge.
Boundless Judgment Icon Boundless Judgment - Judgment Icon Judgment generates 2 Holy Power per cast.
Crusading Strikes Icon Crusading Strikes CSAA Replaces your auto-attacks with Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strikes. Every second hit generates 1 Holy Power. Cannot benefit from Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem.
Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes TS Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike becomes a 2-part combo. After casting Templar Strikes Icon Templar Strikes, you have 4 seconds to use Templar Slash Icon Templar Slash, which has a guaranteed chance to critically hit.
Divine Wrath Icon Divine Wrath DW Increases the duration of Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath by 3 seconds.
Consecrated Blade Icon Consecrated Blade CB Replaces Consecration Icon Consecration. Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice also automatically casts Consecration Icon Consecration at your target's location. It has a 10-second internal cooldown.
Divine Hammer Icon Divine Hammer DH Replaces Consecration Icon Consecration. Divine Hammer Icon Divine Hammer lasts for 12 seconds and deals Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards. Has a 20-second cooldown.
Blade of Vengeance Icon Blade of Vengeance BoV Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice now hits all nearby enemies but deals reduced damage to secondary targets. Its damage is further reduced beyond 5 targets.
Empyrean Legacy Icon Empyrean Legacy EL Judgment Icon Judgment empowers your next Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict to also automatically cast Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm with 25% increased damage. This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.
Vanguard of Justice Icon Vanguard of Justice VoJ Increases the damage of your Holy Power spenders by 20%, but also increases their Holy Power costs by 1.
Heart of the Crusader Icon Heart of the Crusader HotC Increases your Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike and auto-attack damage and Critical Strike damage by 10%.
Highlord's Judgment Icon Highlord's Judgment HJ Increases the duration of Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment by 3-seconds and increases the number of Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment debuff stacks applied by each Judgment Icon Judgment.
Avenging Wrath: Might Icon Avenging Wrath: Might AWM Combines with Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. In addition to the 20% damage and healing from Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath, Avenging Wrath: Might Icon Avenging Wrath: Might also adds 20% critical strike chance.
Crusade Icon Crusade Crus Replaces Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. It provides a stacking buff for 27 seconds, up to 10 stacks, which each provide 3% increased damage and Haste. You gain one stack for each Holy Power spent.
Blessed Champion Icon Blessed Champion BC Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike and Judgment Icon Judgment hit up to 4 additional targets, with 50% reduced damage dealt to secondary targets.
Empyrean Power Icon Empyrean Power EP Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike has a 15% chance to make your next cast of Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm free and deal 15% extra damage. This chance drops to 5% when using Crusading Strikes Icon Crusading Strikes.
Judge, Jury and Executioner Icon Judge, Jury and Executioner - Increases the critical strike chance of Judgment Icon Judgment by 10%.
6.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Adjudication Icon Adjudication - Increases Critical Strike damage by 5% for all abilities and causes Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath critical hits to also cast a Blessed Hammer Icon Blessed Hammer.
Aegis of Protection Icon Aegis of Protection - Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection provides 10% additional damage reduction and Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance now absorbs 10% more damage.
Penitence Icon Penitence - Increases the damage of your periodic damage effects, e.g. Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence, Expurgation Icon Expurgation, and Truth's Wake Icon Truth's Wake, by 10%.
Blades of Light Icon Blades of Light BoL Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike, Judgment Icon Judgment, Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath, and your single-target Holy Power spenders now deal Holystrike damage.
Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning FR A targeted AoE damage effect with a 1-minute cooldown, 30-yard range, and an 8-yard radius. It does Holy damage to targets hit and causes a debuff that increases damage taken by your Holy Power spenders by 30% for 12 seconds.
Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence ES A 30-second cooldown that applies a debuff to the target for 8 seconds. When it expires, it deals an additional 30% of the damage your abilities did to the target during that 8-second window.
Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes WoA/Wake Deals Radiant damage to targets in a cone in front of you, slowing them by 50% and generating 3 Holy Power. Instead of slowing Demons and Undead, they are stunned for 5-seconds.
Burning Crusade Icon Burning Crusade BC Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm, Divine Hammer Icon Divine Hammer, and Consecration Icon Consecration now deal Radiant damage and damage dealt by Radiant damage abilities is increased by 5%.
Divine Arbiter Icon Divine Arbiter DA Your Holystrike abilities to deal 5% increased damage. In addition, casting Holystrike abilities now generates stacks of Divine Arbiter Icon Divine Arbiter, which you can consume at 25 stacks by casting a single-target Holy Power spender for a large single-target damage proc with some additional cleave damage.
Executioner's Will Icon Executioner's Will EW Increases the duration of Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning and Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence's debuffs by 4 seconds.
Divine Auxiliary Icon Divine Auxiliary - You gain 3 Holy Power when you cast Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning or Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence.
Seething Flames Icon Seething Flames - Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes hits 2 extra times but now deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
Truth's Wake Icon Truth's Wake TW Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes applies a debuff that deals additional Radiant damage over 9 seconds.
Searing Light Icon Searing Light SL Dealing Radiant damage has a chance to cause an additional explosion of Radiant damage at your target's location, leaving behind a Consecration Icon Consecration.
7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed 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 formatting and ability descriptions for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 05 Apr. 2023: Updated various descriptions for latest hotfixes.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 17 Jan. 2023: Shield of Vengeance now has a 90-second cooldown.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Seal of the Crusader no longer affects allies.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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