3v3 Retribution Paladin

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This is a guide about how to build Retribution Paladins for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Retribution Paladin
Activity 3v3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2785
Lowest rating 2356

Stat Priority

+195
11% Crit
+526
16% Hast
+618
41% Mast
+1529
37% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    30
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    14
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    5
  4. Zandalari Troll icon.
    Z

    Zandalari Troll

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Final Verdict legendary item icon.
    F

    Final Verdict - Back

    47

    Replaces Templar's Verdict with Final Verdict, a devastating strike that deals 9,744 Holy damage. Has a 15% chance to activate Hammer of Wrath and reset its cooldown.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    44

    Gain the legendary effect of Divine Resonance: After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Judgement every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    3

    Gain the legendary effect of Divine Resonance: After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Judgement every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  4. Final Verdict legendary item icon.
    F

    Final Verdict - Chest

    2

    Replaces Templar's Verdict with Final Verdict, a devastating strike that deals 9,729 Holy damage. Has a 15% chance to activate Hammer of Wrath and reset its cooldown.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    2

    Gain the legendary effect of Duty-Bound Gavel: Vanquisher's Hammer gains 1 additional charge. An additional cast of Templar's Verdict will automatically trigger Divine Storm.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Medallion

    38

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    30

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +140 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 346 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Eternal Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    15

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 strength
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 38,214, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Eternal Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    7

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Eternal Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Emblem

    6

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 strength
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 32,091 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    50

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +100 critical-strike
    +52 versatility
    +65 leech
    Set
    Set: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 sec.
    Set: Art of War has a 50% chance to reset the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    50

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 strength
    +366 stamina
    +84 haste
    +112 versatility
    Gem
    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.
    Set
    Set: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 sec.
    Set: Art of War has a 50% chance to reset the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
    Rank Elite

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets

    49

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +126 strength
    +284 stamina
    +43 haste
    +105 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 sec.
    Set: Art of War has a 50% chance to reset the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    42

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 strength
    +366 stamina
    +59 critical-strike
    +136 haste
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 sec.
    Set: Art of War has a 50% chance to reset the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
    Rank Elite

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    9

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 strength
    +366 stamina
    +128 critical-strike
    +68 mastery
    Set
    Set: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 sec.
    Set: Art of War has a 50% chance to reset the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    201

    +16 Versatility

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    41

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    26

    +16 Mastery

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    19

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    10

    +16 Haste

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    47

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    45

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    13

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    10

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    46

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    15

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    6

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    90

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    4

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    3

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    46

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    3

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Zeal talent icon.
      Z
      50

      Zeal

      Judgment empowers you with holy zeal, causing your next 3 auto attacks to occur 30% faster and deal an additional 87 Holy damage.

    2. Righteous Verdict talent icon.
      R
      0

      Righteous Verdict

      Templar's Verdict increases the damage of your next Templar's Verdict by 15% for 6 sec.

    3. Execution Sentence talent icon.
      E
      0

      Execution Sentence

      A hammer slowly falls from the sky upon the target. After 8 sec, they suffer 2,528 Holy damage, plus 20% of damage taken from your abilities in that time.

    1. Blade of Wrath talent icon.
      B
      50

      Blade of Wrath

      Art of War resets the cooldown of Blade of Justice 100% more often and increases its damage by 25%.

    2. Fires of Justice talent icon.
      F
      0

      Fires of Justice

      Reduces the cooldown of Crusader Strike by 15% and grants it a 15% chance to make your next ability consume 1 less Holy Power.

    3. Empyrean Power talent icon.
      E
      0

      Empyrean Power

      Crusader Strike has a 15% chance to make your next Divine Storm free and deal 25% additional damage.

    1. Fist of Justice talent icon.
      F
      49

      Fist of Justice

      Each Holy Power spent reduces the remaining cooldown on Hammer of Justice by 2 sec.

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      1

      Blinding Light

      Emits dazzling light in all directions, blinding enemies within 10 yards, causing them to wander disoriented for 6 sec. Non-Holy damage will break the disorient effect.

    3. Repentance talent icon.
      R
      0

      Repentance

      Forces an enemy target to meditate, incapacitating them for 1 min. Usable against Humanoids, Demons, Undead, Dragonkin, and Giants.

    1. Unbreakable Spirit talent icon.
      U
      29

      Unbreakable Spirit

      Reduces the cooldown of your Divine Shield, Shield of Vengeance, and Lay on Hands by 30%.

    2. Eye for an Eye talent icon.
      E
      15

      Eye for an Eye

      Surround yourself with a bladed bulwark, reducing Physical damage taken by 35% and dealing 285 Physical damage to any melee attackers for 10 sec.

    3. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      6

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      48

      Divine Purpose

      Holy Power abilities have a 15% chance to make your next Holy Power ability free and deal 20% increased damage and healing.

    2. Seraphim talent icon.
      S
      2

      Seraphim

      The Light magnifies your power for 15 sec, granting 8% Haste, Critical Strike, and Versatility, and 13% Mastery.

    3. Holy Avenger talent icon.
      H
      0

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    1. Healing Hands talent icon.
      H
      43

      Healing Hands

      The cooldown of Lay on Hands is reduced up to 60%, based on the target's missing health. Word of Glory's healing is increased by up to 100%, based on the target's missing health.

    2. Selfless Healer talent icon.
      S
      7

      Selfless Healer

      Your Holy Power spending abilities reduce the cast time of your next Flash of Light by 25%, and increase its healing done by 10%. Stacks up to 4 times.

    3. Justicar's Vengeance talent icon.
      J
      0

      Justicar's Vengeance

      Focuses Holy energy to deliver a powerful weapon strike that deals 1,516 Holy damage, and restores health equal to the damage done. Damage is increased by 50% when used against a stunned target.

    1. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      50

      Sanctified Wrath

      Avenging Wrath lasts 25% longer. During Avenging Wrath, each Holy Power spent causes you to explode with Holy light for 274 damage to nearby enemies.

    2. Crusade talent icon.
      C
      0

      Crusade

      Call upon the Light and begin a crusade, increasing your damage done and haste by 3% for 25 sec. Each Holy Power spent during Crusade increases damage done and haste by an additional 3%. Maximum 10 stacks.

    3. Final Reckoning talent icon.
      F
      0

      Final Reckoning

      Call down a blast of heavenly energy, dealing 2,528 Holy damage to all targets in the target area and causing them to take 50% increased damage from your Holy Power abilities for 8 sec. Passive: While off cooldown, your attacks have a high chance to call down a bolt that deals 505 Holy damage and causes the target to take 10% increased damage from your next Holy Power ability.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Aura of Reckoning PvP talent icon.
    A

    Aura of Reckoning

    49

  2. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    42

  3. Blessing of Sanctuary PvP talent icon.
    B

    Blessing of Sanctuary

    36

  4. Luminescence PvP talent icon.
    L

    Luminescence

    15

  5. Law and Order PvP talent icon.
    L

    Law and Order

    3

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
4
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
46
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Necrolord
  2. Kyrian
  3. Night Fae
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    46

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 46

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 46

      Ultimate Form

    3. 46

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 45

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    5. 27

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 26

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 20

      Viscous Trail

    8. 19

      Kevin's Keyring

    9. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    2

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 2

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 2

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 2

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 2

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    6. 1

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 1

      Resilient Plumage

    8. 1

      Soulsteel Clamps

  3. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    2

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 2

      Cleansed Vestments

    2. 2

      Combat Meditation

    3. 2

      Focusing Mantra

    4. 2

      Let Go of the Past

    5. 2

      Newfound Resolve

    6. 2

      Path of the Devoted

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Templar's Vindication conduit icon.
    T

    Templar's Vindication

    48

  2. Virtuous Command conduit icon.
    V

    Virtuous Command

    47

  3. Righteous Might conduit icon.
    R

    Righteous Might

    46

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    49

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    26

  3. Divine Call conduit icon.
    D

    Divine Call

    11

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    43

  2. Wrench Evil conduit icon.
    W

    Wrench Evil

    13

  3. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    7