Retribution Paladin
384 ilvl
Season 0
3069 Solo Shuffle
1524 2v2
2355 3v3
192 RBG

Vanqish from Thrall (US) is recognized as one of the top PvP Retribution Paladin in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5, having achieved an impressive 3069 rating in Solo Shuffle during season 0.

Here you'll find a detailed snapshot of his character from . It includes a thorough breakdown of his stats, talents, equipment, embellishments, enchantments, and gems. Use this as a guide to enhance and inspire your own Retribution Paladin build.

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is how Vanqish's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed.

Secondary Stats
9% Critical Strike
36% Haste
28% Mastery
25% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
0% Avoidance
0% Leech
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Paladin specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Paladin class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Paladin's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.


Take a peek at Vanqish's selected Class Talents below:

Lay on Hands
Blessing of Freedom
Hammer of Wrath
Cleanse Toxins
Auras of the Resolute
Auras of Swift Vengeance
Turn Evil
Fist of Justice
Divine Steed
Greater Judgment
Seasoned Warhorse
Holy Aegis
Avenging Wrath
Golden Path
Blessing of Sacrifice
Sanctified Plates
Blessing of Protection
Unbound Freedom
Lightforged Blessing
Seal of Mercy
Sacrifice of the Just
Unbreakable Spirit
Improved Blessing of Protection
Crusader's Reprieve
Strength of Conviction
Judgment of Light
Seal of Might
Divine Purpose
Seal of Alacrity
Faith's Armor
Of Dusk and Dawn
Divine Toll
Seal of the Crusader
Seal of Order
Divine Resonance
Vengeful Wrath

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Retribution Paladins with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.


Take a peek at Vanqish's selected Specialization Talents below:

Blade of Justice
Divine Storm
Swift Justice
Judgment of Justice
Improved Blade of Justice
Final Verdict
Light's Celerity
Righteous Cause
Inquisitor's Ire
Shield of Vengeance
Vanguard's Momentum
Zealot's Fervor
Consecrated Ground
Improved Judgment
Crusading Strikes
Divine Wrath
Consecrated Blade
Blade of Vengeance
Vanguard of Justice
Heart of the Crusader
Highlord's Judgment
Avenging Wrath: Might
Blessed Champion
Empyrean Power
Aegis of Protection
Blades of Light
Final Reckoning
Wake of Ashes
Burning Crusade
Divine Arbiter
Executioner's Will
Divine Auxiliary
Seething Flames
Truth's Wake
Searing Light

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Retribution Paladin's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.


Take a peek at Vanqish's selected PvP Talents below:

Blessing of Sanctuary
Ultimate Retribution
Aura of Reckoning
Judgments of the Pure
Hallowed Ground
Spreading the Word
Blessing of Spellwarding
Searing Glare


Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the items currently equipped by Vanqish.


  1. set
    Virtuous Silver Heaume


  1. Crimson Gladiator's Amulet


  1. set
    Virtuous Silver Pauldrons


  1. Crimson Gladiator's Shawl


  1. set
    Virtuous Silver Breastplate


  1. Crimson Gladiator's Plate Vambraces


  1. set
    Virtuous Silver Gauntlets


  1. Crimson Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt


  1. Crimson Gladiator's Plate Wargreaves


  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity

Ring 1

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight

Ring 2

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Signet

Trinket 1

  1. set
    Crimson Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

Trinket 2

  1. set
    Crimson Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

Main Hand

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Polearm


Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Here are the embellishments equipped by Vanqish for the Retribution Paladin specialization.

  1. Blue Silken Lining
  2. Gladiator'S Distinction


Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here are the specific enchantments chosen by Vanqish for each equipment slot.


  1. Homebound Speed


  1. Sustained Strength


  1. +200 Speed


  1. Fierce Armor Kit


  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze

Ring 1

  1. +82 Versatility

Ring 2

  1. +82 Versatility

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion


Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, here are the gems currently socketed by Vanqish.

  1. Zen Malygite
  2. Resplendent Illimited Diamond