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Retribution Paladin PvP Guide For 3v3

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Retribution Paladin
Dragonflight Season 4
Based on 50 Characters
From 2590 to 3045 Rating

Welcome to Murlok.io's PvP guide for Retribution Paladins in 3v3 Arenas. This guide covers the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for Patch 10.2.7, based on data from the top 50 Retribution Paladins in Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Vesperbell (Illidan US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3045.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , this guide also examines each character's recent playtime, specialization frequency, and equipment choices for greater accuracy.

Top Retribution Paladins

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They determine the character's strength and overall playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various equipment pieces, consumables created by Alchemy, certain foods, some enchantments, and gems.

Each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. Optimizing a character's performance involves finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Retribution Paladin secondary and minor stats for 3v3:

Secondary Stats

+927
13% Critical Strike
+2186
17% Haste
+4374
36% Mastery
+9206
43% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike

Minor Stats

+13
0% Avoidance
+113
1% Leech
+457
9% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

Each race in World of Warcraft has unique traits that enhance abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits offer minor advantages, they can provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Human currently being the top race for Retribution Paladins in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits:

  1. Human icon
    Human
    30
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    9
  3. Tauren icon
    Tauren
    5
  4. Blood Elf icon
    Blood Elf
    3
  5. Dwarf icon
    Dwarf
    2

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing 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 essential to the Paladin class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Paladin's overall capabilities. 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:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Lay on Hands
    50
  • Blessing of Freedom
    50
  • Hammer of Wrath
    50
  • Cleanse Toxins
    2
  • Auras of the Resolute
    50
  • Obduracy
    1
  • Auras of Swift Vengeance
    50
  • Turn Evil
    0
  • Fist of Justice
    50
  • Divine Steed
    50
  • Greater Judgment
    50
  • Blinding Light
    42
  • Cavalier
    33
  • Seasoned Warhorse
    0
  • Rebuke
    50
  • Holy Aegis
    39
  • Avenging Wrath
    50
  • Justification
    50
  • Punishment
    0
  • Golden Path
    1
  • Blessing of Sacrifice
    49
  • Sanctified Plates
    50
  • Blessing of Protection
    35
  • Unbound Freedom
    50
  • Lightforged Blessing
    0
  • Seal of Mercy
    0
  • Healing Hands
    24
  • Sacrifice of the Just
    47
  • Unbreakable Spirit
    50
  • Improved Blessing of Protection
    0
  • Crusader's Reprieve
    50
  • Strength of Conviction
    0
  • Judgment of Light
    0
  • Seal of Might
    50
  • Divine Purpose
    0
  • Seal of Alacrity
    50
  • Incandescence
    0
  • Faith's Armor
    0
  • Of Dusk and Dawn
    50
  • Divine Toll
    50
  • Seal of the Crusader
    50
  • Seal of Order
    50
  • Divine Resonance
    50
  • Vengeful Wrath
    50

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents provide Retribution Paladins with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style. The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition and shows the best talents as a heatmap:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Blade of Justice
    50
  • Divine Storm
    50
  • Swift Justice
    50
  • Expurgation
    50
  • Judgment of Justice
    50
  • Holy Blade
    33
  • Final Verdict
    50
  • Light's Celerity
    50
  • Art of War
    50
  • Jurisdiction
    50
  • Inquisitor's Ire
    5
  • Shield of Vengeance
    50
  • Vanguard's Momentum
    50
  • Zealot's Fervor
    49
  • Consecrated Ground
    6
  • Improved Judgment
    33
  • Crusading Strikes
    50
  • Divine Wrath
    47
  • Consecrated Blade
    7
  • Empyrean Legacy
    50
  • Vanguard of Justice
    25
  • Heart of the Crusader
    41
  • Highlord's Judgment
    50
  • Crusade
    50
  • Blessed Champion
    48
  • Judge, Jury and Executioner
    14
  • Adjudication
    50
  • Aegis of Protection
    50
  • Penitence
    0
  • Blades of Light
    50
  • Final Reckoning
    50
  • Wake of Ashes
    50
  • Burning Crusade
    0
  • Divine Arbiter
    50
  • Executioner's Will
    5
  • Divine Auxiliary
    2
  • Seething Flames
    50
  • Truth's Wake
    49
  • Searing Light
    0

PvP Talents

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

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Luminescence
    17
  • Blessing of Sanctuary
    48
  • Ultimate Retribution
    0
  • Lawbringer
    1
  • Aura of Reckoning
    48
  • Judgments of the Pure
    6
  • Hallowed Ground
    6
  • Spreading the Word
    0
  • Blessing of Spellwarding
    20
  • Searing Glare
    4

Best In Slot Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from various sources: dungeons, raids, world drops, crafted through 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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot:

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    23
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    16
  3. Seal of Filial Duty icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    15

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects associated with crafted items, either as predefined elements in a recipe or added with an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of two embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Retribution Paladins in 3v3:

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity icon
    Mettle
    49
  2. Primal Molten Breastplate icon
    Verdant Conduit
    41
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    9
  4. Primal Molten Gauntlets icon
    Precognition
    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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness:

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear and balance character stats as a final touch. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings.

Even though the presence of sockets on these items is usually random upon their drop, neck pieces can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using three Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with an Eye of Awakening , which requires three 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 3v3:

  1. Zen Malygite icon
    Zen Malygite
    283
  2. Zen Neltharite icon
    Zen Neltharite
    46
  3. Resplendent Illimited Diamond icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    32
  4. Keen Ysemerald icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    8
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    6