Retribution Paladin DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Retribution Paladin for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Vault of the Incarnates. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Vault of the Incarnates guides.

This page contains talent builds and information specific to Retribution Paladin. The information here assumes that you have a general understanding of how the basic mechanics in the raid work, so if you are not fully clear about any mechanical aspects, see the guide above.

Here, you can find information about the best talents to use for each encounter in Vault of the Incarnates, as well as information on how to best deal with the various mechanics on each boss. The information here is focused on helping your progression, which is not always the same thing as doing the highest damage for the encounter. Strategies that aim to do more damage at the cost of making the encounter more difficult to kill are outside of the scope of this page.

2.

Retribution Paladin Talents for Vault of the Incarnates

Retribution uses largely the same single-target build for most of the raid, with only occasional talent changes. This is the build you should use for most bosses, and that will serve as a foundation for all encounters:

3.

Eranog

3.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

3.2.

Tips

  • Drop Flamerift Icon Flamerift away from the raid with Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed.
  • Focus on a specific Elemental created by Army of Flame Icon Army of Flame to make a gap to move through.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

4.

Terros

4.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above.

4.2.

Tips

  • Use Shield of Vengeance Icon Shield of Vengeance or Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection when soaking Rock Blast Icon Rock Blast.

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.

5.

The Primal Council

5.1.

Talents

This is a permanent 4-target encounter, so you should use full AoE talents here.

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAClSrk0KNJKSSKSCAAAAAAEBJJEIhEpEhkQkSiWkICCKFaAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAClSrk0KNJKSSKSCAAAAAAEBJJEIhEpEhkQkWiWkIQCKNaAA
5.2.

Tips

  • Remove Primal Blizzard Icon Primal Blizzard by walking into Scorched Ground Icon Scorched Ground. Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield can be used before reaching 10 stacks to prevent being frozen by Primal Blizzard Icon Primal Blizzard instead; however, once you get entombed, you cannot use it to unfreeze yourself.
  • Soak Meteor Axes Icon Meteor Axes with other players near Earthen Pillar Icon Earthen Pillars.
  • You can remove Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark by standing near Earthen Pillar Icon Earthen Pillars.
6.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

6.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above. Although there are additional targets in some phases, they are either targets that need to be focused as a priority or ones that will simply die to passive cleave from the rest of the raid.

6.2.

Tips

  • Make sure to stay spread as Chilling Blast Icon Chilling Blast is cast.
  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection can be used to free fully webbed allies.
  • Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom can be used to remove all Sticky Webbing Icon Sticky Webbing stacks from allies.

For more information, please refer to our Sennarth guide.

7.

Dathea, Ascended

7.1.

Talents

This is predominantly a single-target encounter, with periods where you'll need to cleave a group of adds. A single-target-focused build with some cleave adjustments is the best choice here.

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjoFJpkEAAAAAAQEkkQgEEpEhkQKpkoFJIkIKFaAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjoFJpkEAAAAAAQEkkQgEEpEhkQKploFJiQiogGAA
7.2.

Tips

  • There are many knockback or pushback effects on this boss. Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield will prevent all of them, so use it sparingly if the situation is dire.
  • Stay spread from allies when Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark is cast to prevent it from spreading.
  • On Heroic and above, a group of adds will spawn on a separate platform. When you're assigned to, get knocked to that platform to kill them, then afterward get knocked back to the main platform.

For more information, please refer to our Dathea guide.

8.

Kurog Grimtotem

8.1.

Talents

Depending on difficulty, this is either a single-target fight with some 2-target cleave or a full 2-target cleave fight. Either way, your talent choices will be the same; a build with a focus on priority damage with some small cleave adjustments.

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjolDkkSSAAAAAAARQSCBSQkSESCpkSCRCCJiShGAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSjolDkkSSAAAAAAARQSCBSQkSESCpkSCRCCJiSjGAA
8.2.

Tips

  • During the frost phase, if the Frost Binds Icon Frost Binds cast doesn't get interrupted, you can use Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom to remove the slow effect caused.
  • You can use Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands on allies who are afflicted by the healing absorb caused by Enveloping Earth Icon Enveloping Earth to quickly remove it during dangerous overlaps.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.

9.

Broodkeeper Diurna

9.1.

Talents

Ret is a good spec to have focus the boss for the entire fight as it loses a lot of damage to use AoE talents, and regular single-target talents are the best for that situation. If you are instead assigned to do AoE damage in the first phase, use a more AoE-focused build:

  • Auto-Attack: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAClSrk0KNJKSSKSCAAAAAAEBJJEIBRKRIJEpkoFJIkIKFaAA
  • Zero Downtime: BYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAiWp0KJtSTiikkikAAAAAAARQSCBSQkSESCRaJakIQio0oBAA
9.2.

Tips

  • If you are assigned to kill adds, make sure to interrupt Ice Barrage Icon Ice Barrage casts.
  • Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom can be used on allies when they are afflicted by Icy Shroud Icon Icy Shroud's root and healing absorb to remove both altogether.

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.

10.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

10.1.

Talents

Use the single-target build linked above. Although there are additional targets in some phases, you will always have a single priority target and should not waste priority damage for more cleave.

10.2.

Tips

  • In order to survive Hurricane Wing Icon Hurricane Wing on Mythic difficulty, you can use the following sequence:
    1. Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed
    2. Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed
    3. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway
    4. Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield
  • You can use Rebuke Icon Rebuke, Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice, and Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light to interrupt Volatile Sparks.

For more information, please refer to our Raszageth guide.

11.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed 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 Talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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