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Retribution Paladin PvP Guide For 2v2

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Retribution Paladin
Season 3
44 characters
2103 - 2564

Welcome to Murlok.io's Retribution Paladin PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Retribution Paladins from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Iwañtproblem (Ravencrest EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2564.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Retribution Paladins

  1. 1
    Iwañtproblem's character icon
    Iwañtproblem
    Ravencrest (EU)
    462 ilvl
    2564
  2. 2
    Iwantproblém's character icon
    Iwantproblém
    Ravencrest (EU)
    463 ilvl
    2505
  3. 3
    Akcope's character icon
    Akcope
    Thunderhorn (EU)
    484 ilvl
    2443
  4. 4
    Drêw's character icon
    Drêw
    Stormscale (EU)
    463 ilvl
    2422
  5. 5
    Акунделар's character icon
    Акунделар
    Gordunni (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2410

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 the optimal way to balance Retribution Paladin Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+468
10% Critical Strike
+2016
16% Haste
+3869
33% Mastery
+7792
37% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+14
0% Avoidance
+118
1% Leech
+474
9% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Human currently being the top race for Retribution Paladins in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    28
  2. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    8
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    5
  4. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    3

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.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Lay on Hands
44
Blessing of Freedom
44
Hammer of Wrath
44
Cleanse Toxins
1
Auras of the Resolute
44
Obduracy
0
Auras of Swift Vengeance
44
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
44
Divine Steed
44
Greater Judgment
44
Blinding Light
39
Cavalier
23
Seasoned Warhorse
3
Rebuke
44
Holy Aegis
36
Avenging Wrath
44
Justification
44
Punishment
0
Golden Path
0
Blessing of Sacrifice
44
Sanctified Plates
44
Blessing of Protection
33
Unbound Freedom
44
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Healing Hands
21
Sacrifice of the Just
41
Unbreakable Spirit
44
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
44
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
0
Seal of Might
44
Divine Purpose
2
Seal of Alacrity
43
Touch of Light
1
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
44
Divine Toll
44
Seal of the Crusader
44
Seal of Order
44
Divine Resonance
43
Vengeful Wrath
44

Specialization Talents

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

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Blade of Justice
44
Divine Storm
44
Swift Justice
44
Expurgation
43
Judgment of Justice
44
Holy Blade
33
Final Verdict
44
Light's Celerity
44
Art of War
44
Jurisdiction
44
Inquisitor's Ire
10
Shield of Vengeance
44
Vanguard's Momentum
44
Zealot's Fervor
44
Consecrated Ground
2
Improved Judgment
32
Crusading Strikes
44
Divine Wrath
41
Consecrated Blade
2
Empyrean Legacy
42
Vanguard of Justice
18
Heart of the Crusader
38
Highlord's Judgment
44
Crusade
43
Blessed Champion
30
Judge, Jury and Executioner
16
Adjudication
44
Aegis of Protection
44
Penitence
2
Blades of Light
44
Final Reckoning
40
Wake of Ashes
44
Burning Crusade
0
Divine Arbiter
44
Executioner's Will
10
Divine Auxiliary
9
Seething Flames
44
Truth's Wake
42
Searing Light
0

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.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Luminescence
19
Blessing of Sanctuary
42
Ultimate Retribution
1
Lawbringer
2
Aura of Reckoning
43
Judgments of the Pure
4
Hallowed Ground
1
Spreading the Word
0
Blessing of Spellwarding
15
Searing Glare
5

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Retribution Paladins in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    25
  2. Battle-Ready Binoculars item icon
    Battle-Ready Binoculars
    13
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm
    5
  4. Primal Molten Helm item icon
    Primal Molten Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    41
  2. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1
  3. Raven Filigree Pendant item icon
    Raven Filigree Pendant
    1
  4. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    1

Shoulders

  1. Primal Molten Pauldrons item icon
    Primal Molten Pauldrons
    37
  2. Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    4
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons
    2
  4. Hellbloom Spaulders item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    34
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    3
  3. Hellbloom Cape item icon
    Hellbloom Cape
    2
  4. Hellbloom Drape item icon
    Hellbloom Drape
    2
  5. Periwinkle Cloak item icon
    Periwinkle Cloak
    1

Chest

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    35
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    5
  3. Primal Molten Breastplate item icon
    Primal Molten Breastplate
    2
  4. Allied Chestplate of Generosity item icon
    Allied Chestplate of Generosity
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestguard item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestguard
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    25
  2. Difficult Wrist Protectors item icon
    Difficult Wrist Protectors
    10
  3. Hellbloom Bracers item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Bracers
    5
  4. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    3
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    1

Hands

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    27
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Handguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Handguards
    17

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    40
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    2
  3. Hellbloom Clasp item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Clasp
    1
  4. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    1

Legs

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    33
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Tasses item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Tasses
    8
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Legguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Legguards
    2
  4. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    42
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons item icon
    Primal Molten Sabatons
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Warboots item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Warboots
    1

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    37
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    29
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    11
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    11

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    36
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    35
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    9
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    4
  5. Verdant Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    3

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Greatsword item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Greatsword
    34
  2. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    7
  3. Hellbloom Impaler item icon
    Hellbloom Impaler
    2
  4. Verdant Aspirant's Halberd item icon
    Verdant Aspirant's Halberd
    1

Embellishments

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.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Retribution Paladins in 2v2.

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    42
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    31
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    3
  4. Primal Molten Breastplate embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    3
  5. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Determination
    1

Enchantments

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 is a list of the top enchantments for Retribution Paladins in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    8

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    30
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    14

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    28
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    13
  3. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    29
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    14

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    34

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    38
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    3
  3. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    2

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    40
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    72
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    12
  3. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    2

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    42
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    1

Gems

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, the following are the top gem choices for Retribution Paladins in 2v2.

  1. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    232
  2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    52
  3. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    21
  4. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    13
  5. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    6