mm+ Retribution Paladin

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This is a guide about how to build Retribution Paladins for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3138
Lowest rating 2695

Stat Priority

+569
22% Crit
+876
27% Hast
+768
48% Mast
+483
12% Vers

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

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

Race

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

  1. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    24
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    16
  3. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    5
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    3
  5. Zandalari Troll icon.
    Z

    Zandalari Troll

    1

Legendary

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

  1. Tempest of the Lightbringer legendary item icon.
    T

    Tempest of the Lightbringer - Waist

    24

    Divine Storm projects an additional wave of light, striking all enemies up to 20 yards in front of you for 20% of Divine Storm's damage.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    21

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

  3. Final Verdict legendary item icon.
    F

    Final Verdict - Back

    20

    Replaces Templar's Verdict with Final Verdict, a devastating strike that deals 8,050 Holy damage. Has a 15% chance to activate Hammer of Wrath and reset its cooldown.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    16

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

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    7

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

Trinkets

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

  1. Enforcer's Stun Grenade item icon.
    E

    Enforcer's Stun Grenade

    48

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +184 versatility
    Effects
    Use: Grants 942 Versatility for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    29

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 50 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 6,488 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  3. Scars of Fraternal Strife item icon.
    S

    Scars of Fraternal Strife

    14

    Ilvl 311
    Effects
    Equip: Affix a Domination Rune to yourself, gaining power at a price.
    Use: Add another. (30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    4

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 20 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 125 of that same stat, for 30 min. (1 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Eye of Command item icon.
    E

    Eye of Command

    2

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +151 strength
    +62 speed
    Effects
    Equip: Your melee auto attacks increase your Critical Strike by 20 for 10 sec, stacking up to 10 times. This effect is reset if you auto attack a different target.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets

    48

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +44 haste
    +108 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

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    46

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +100 critical-strike
    +52 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 Fated Mythic

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    42

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +61 critical-strike
    +141 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 Fated Mythic

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    41

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +132 critical-strike
    +71 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 Fated Mythic

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    36

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +87 haste
    +116 versatility
    Gem
    +16 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 Fated Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    142

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    41

    +16 Versatility

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    13

    +16 Haste

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    6

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

Back Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    24

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    14

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    7

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in Mythic+, 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

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    2

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    17

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    15

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    47

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    1

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    24

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

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

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    70

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    16

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    8

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    33

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    17

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Retribution Paladins in Mythic+, 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
      49

      Blade of Wrath

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

    2. Empyrean Power talent icon.
      E
      1

      Empyrean Power

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

    3. 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.

    1. Fist of Justice talent icon.
      F
      29

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      21

      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
      30

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      19

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Eye for an Eye talent icon.
      E
      1

      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.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      50

      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. Holy Avenger talent icon.
      H
      0

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    3. Seraphim talent icon.
      S
      0

      Seraphim

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

    1. Healing Hands talent icon.
      H
      45

      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
      5

      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 Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Aura of Reckoning PvP talent icon.
    A

    Aura of Reckoning

    32

  2. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    29

  3. Lawbringer PvP talent icon.
    L

    Lawbringer

    24

  4. Law and Order PvP talent icon.
    L

    Law and Order

    13

  5. Vengeance Aura PvP talent icon.
    V

    Vengeance Aura

    12

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
49
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
1
Vent

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

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    46

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 46

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 46

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 46

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    4. 45

      Forgelite Filter

    5. 26

      Regenerating Materials

    6. 26

      Soulsteel Clamps

    7. 20

      Hammer of Genesis

    8. 20

      Resilient Plumage

    9. 1

      Charged Additive

  2. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    3

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 3

      Combat Meditation

    2. 3

      Focusing Mantra

    3. 3

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 3

      Newfound Resolve

    5. 2

      Better Together

    6. 2

      Cleansed Vestments

    7. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    8. 1

      Path of the Devoted

  3. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    1

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 1

      Exquisite Ingredients

    2. 1

      Leisurely Gait

    3. 1

      Life is but an Appetizer

    4. 1

      Party Favors

    5. 1

      Soothing Shade

    6. 1

      Token of Appreciation

potency conduits

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

  1. Ringing Clarity conduit icon.
    R

    Ringing Clarity

    49

  2. Truth's Wake conduit icon.
    T

    Truth's Wake

    28

  3. Virtuous Command conduit icon.
    V

    Virtuous Command

    25

endurance conduits

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

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    42

  2. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    37

  3. Divine Call conduit icon.
    D

    Divine Call

    31

finesse conduits

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

  1. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    47

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    3