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 2978
Lowest rating 2512

Stat Priority

+187
10% Crit
+553
17% Hast
+467
34% Mast
+1374
34% 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. Haste
  3. Mastery
  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

    37
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    10
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    2
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    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

    39

    Replaces Templar's Verdict with Final Verdict, a devastating strike that deals 7,471 Holy damage. Has a 15% chance to activate Hammer of Wrath and reset its cooldown.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    24

    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.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    12

    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.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Legs

    8

    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.

  5. Final Verdict legendary item icon.
    F

    Final Verdict - Chest

    6

    Replaces Templar's Verdict with Final Verdict, a devastating strike that deals 8,229 Holy damage. Has a 15% chance to activate Hammer of Wrath and reset its cooldown.

Trinkets

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

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    43

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 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 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    20

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem

    12

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 22,518 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    11

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 322 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 25,509, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 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 Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    50

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 versatility
    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 Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    50

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 strength
    +202 stamina
    +87 critical-strike
    +45 versatility
    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 275
    Stats
    +96 strength
    +202 stamina
    +39 haste
    +94 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

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    41

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +54 critical-strike
    +125 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 Mythic

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    8

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 strength
    +269 stamina
    +115 critical-strike
    +62 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

    182

    +16 Versatility

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    33

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

  3. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    22

    +5% Movement Speed

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Mastery

  5. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    6

    +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 - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    2

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  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

    46

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

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 - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    12

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

  2. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    11

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

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

    45

    Enchanted: +15 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

    13

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    5

    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

    7

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    1

    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

    44

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    5

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

  3. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    1

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

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

    1. Zeal talent icon.
      Z
      48

      Zeal

      Judgment empowers you with holy zeal, causing your next 3 auto attacks to occur 30% faster and deal an additional 86 Holy damage.

    2. Righteous Verdict talent icon.
      R
      2

      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
      48

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      2

      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
      38

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      6

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Eye for an Eye talent icon.
      E
      6

      Eye for an Eye

      Surround yourself with a bladed bulwark, reducing Physical damage taken by 35% and dealing 282 Physical damage to any melee attackers for 10 sec.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      44

      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
      6

      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
      36

      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
      14

      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
      49

      Sanctified Wrath

      Avenging Wrath lasts 25% longer. During Avenging Wrath, each Holy Power spent causes you to explode with Holy light for 269 damage to nearby enemies.

    2. Final Reckoning talent icon.
      F
      1

      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.

    3. 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.

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

    26

  3. Luminescence PvP talent icon.
    L

    Luminescence

    23

  4. Blessing of Sanctuary PvP talent icon.
    B

    Blessing of Sanctuary

    21

  5. Vengeance Aura PvP talent icon.
    V

    Vengeance Aura

    17

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
6
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
43
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
1
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

    43

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 43

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 43

      Ultimate Form

    3. 43

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 41

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    5. 31

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 25

      Viscous Trail

    7. 18

      Undulating Maneuvers

    8. 12

      Kevin's Keyring

    9. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    10. 1

      Travel with Bloop

  2. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    4

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 4

      Combat Meditation

    2. 4

      Focusing Mantra

    3. 4

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 4

      Newfound Resolve

    5. 3

      Path of the Devoted

    6. 2

      Bond of Friendship

    7. 2

      Cleansed Vestments

    8. 1

      Better Together

  3. 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

      Sparkling Driftglobe Core

  4. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    1

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 1

      First Strike

    2. 1

      Get In Formation

    3. 1

      Vorkai Ambush

    4. 1

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    5. 1

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    6. 1

      Wild Hunt's Charge

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

    49

  2. Righteous Might conduit icon.
    R

    Righteous Might

    43

  3. Virtuous Command conduit icon.
    V

    Virtuous Command

    41

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

    31

  3. Divine Call conduit icon.
    D

    Divine Call

    16

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

    39

  2. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    13

  3. Wrench Evil conduit icon.
    W

    Wrench Evil

    2