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Retribution Paladin PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Retribution Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
3784 - 3908

Welcome to Murlok.io's Retribution Paladin PvE guide for Mythic+ 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 冷丶演 (World Tree TW) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3908.

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
    冷丶演's character icon
    冷丶演
    World Tree (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3908
  2. 2
    Jiyoo's character icon
    Jiyoo
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    490 ilvl
    3901
  3. 3
    獨孤星夜's character icon
    獨孤星夜
    Arthas (TW)
    490 ilvl
    3887
  4. 4
    Kepsuda's character icon
    Kepsuda
    Stormreaver (EU)
    489 ilvl
    3864
  5. 5
    Cantleave's character icon
    Cantleave
    Illidan (US)
    490 ilvl
    3857

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+3844
30% Critical Strike
+5319
36% Haste
+1871
22% Mastery
+5669
28% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+904
12% Avoidance
+342
2% Leech
+226
4% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Retribution Paladins in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    23
  2. Human race icon
    Human
    12
  3. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    8
  4. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    5
  5. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    2

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
50
Blessing of Freedom
50
Hammer of Wrath
50
Cleanse Toxins
49
Auras of the Resolute
33
Obduracy
29
Auras of Swift Vengeance
50
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
11
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Blinding Light
48
Cavalier
45
Seasoned Warhorse
5
Rebuke
50
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
50
Punishment
0
Golden Path
0
Blessing of Sacrifice
50
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
49
Unbound Freedom
8
Lightforged Blessing
2
Seal of Mercy
0
Healing Hands
48
Sacrifice of the Just
22
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
15
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
49
Divine Resonance
50
Vengeful Wrath
35

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
50
Divine Storm
50
Swift Justice
49
Expurgation
50
Judgment of Justice
0
Improved Blade of Justice
50
Final Verdict
50
Guided Prayer
50
Art of War
50
Jurisdiction
50
Tempest of the Lightbringer
49
Shield of Vengeance
50
Vanguard's Momentum
2
Zealot's Fervor
50
Rush of Light
4
Boundless Judgment
50
Crusading Strikes
50
Divine Wrath
35
Consecrated Blade
50
Blade of Vengeance
49
Vanguard of Justice
5
Heart of the Crusader
1
Highlord's Judgment
3
Avenging Wrath: Might
50
Blessed Champion
49
Empyrean Power
9
Adjudication
50
Aegis of Protection
50
Penitence
50
Blades of Light
49
Final Reckoning
46
Wake of Ashes
50
Burning Crusade
46
Divine Arbiter
15
Executioner's Will
4
Divine Auxiliary
0
Seething Flames
49
Truth's Wake
50
Searing Light
36

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
10
Blessing of Sanctuary
12
Ultimate Retribution
4
Lawbringer
31
Aura of Reckoning
37
Judgments of the Pure
16
Hallowed Ground
12
Spreading the Word
10
Blessing of Spellwarding
10
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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    50

Neck

  1. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    28
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    13
  3. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    5
  4. Raven Filigree Pendant item icon
    Raven Filigree Pendant
    3
  5. Amulet of Eonar's Chosen item icon
    Amulet of Eonar's Chosen
    1

Shoulders

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    46
  2. Dazhak's Desiccated Wingbones item icon
    Dazhak's Desiccated Wingbones
    2
  3. Primal Molten Pauldrons item icon
    Primal Molten Pauldrons
    1
  4. Volcanic Spelunker's Vents item icon
    Volcanic Spelunker's Vents
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    21
  2. Zealous Pyreknight's Banner item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Banner
    18
  3. Shadowfeather Shawl item icon
    Shadowfeather Shawl
    5
  4. Inflammable Drapeleaf item icon
    Inflammable Drapeleaf
    4
  5. Cloak of Fading Echoes item icon
    Cloak of Fading Echoes
    2

Chest

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    50

Wrist

  1. Allied Wristguard of Companionship item icon
    Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    20
  2. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    11
  3. Agonizing Manacles item icon
    Agonizing Manacles
    7
  4. Vigilant Protector's Bracers item icon
    Vigilant Protector's Bracers
    5
  5. Incarnadine Bracers item icon
    Incarnadine Bracers
    2

Hands

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    47
  2. Displaced Trooper's Gauntlets item icon
    Displaced Trooper's Gauntlets
    1
  3. Eldermoss Gauntlets item icon
    Eldermoss Gauntlets
    1
  4. Primal Molten Gauntlets item icon
    Primal Molten Gauntlets
    1

Waist

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem
    33
  2. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    7
  3. Phlegethic Girdle item icon
    Phlegethic Girdle
    3
  4. Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy item icon
    Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy
    2
  5. Greatbelt of Disruption item icon
    Greatbelt of Disruption
    2

Legs

  1. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation item icon
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    26
  2. Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    22
  3. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    2

Feet

  1. Insurgent Flame Warboots item icon
    Insurgent Flame Warboots
    17
  2. Fused Obsidian Sabatons item icon
    Fused Obsidian Sabatons
    13
  3. Primal Molten Sabatons item icon
    Primal Molten Sabatons
    8
  4. Goldsteel Sabatons item icon
    Goldsteel Sabatons
    5
  5. Fatty Hooves of Gory Comfort item icon
    Fatty Hooves of Gory Comfort
    2

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    41
  2. Signet of the Last Elder item icon
    Signet of the Last Elder
    30
  3. Seal of the Regal Loa item icon
    Seal of the Regal Loa
    9
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    6
  5. Thornwoven Band item icon
    Thornwoven Band
    4

Trinkets

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    48
  2. Augury of the Primal Flame item icon
    Augury of the Primal Flame
    35
  3. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge item icon
    Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    7
  4. Cataclysmic Signet Brand item icon
    Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    3
  5. Ember of Nullification item icon
    Ember of Nullification
    3

Main Hand

  1. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    50

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 Mythic+.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    32
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation embellishment item icon
    Prepared Time
    26
  3. Allied Wristguard of Companionship embellishment item icon
    Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    20
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    16
  5. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    5

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    49

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    47
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    49
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    47
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    2
  3. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    1

Hands

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

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    50

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    44
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    4
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    41
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    9

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    65
  2. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    15
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    12

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    27
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    22
  3. Earthen Writ enchantment icon
    Earthen Writ
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Malygite gem icon
    Radiant Malygite
    137
  2. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    74
  3. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    36
  4. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    31
  5. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    20