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 3576
Lowest rating 3180

Stat Priority

+406
17% Crit
+823
25% Hast
+810
50% Mast
+378
9% 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

    22
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    14
  3. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    5
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    3
  5. Lightforged Draenei icon.
    L

    Lightforged Draenei

    2

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

    31

    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 - Ring

    19

    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

    10

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

  4. Tempest of the Lightbringer legendary item icon.
    T

    Tempest of the Lightbringer - Legs

    7

    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.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Chest

    6

    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. Overwhelming Power Crystal item icon.
    O

    Overwhelming Power Crystal

    27

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Deploy a power crystal which beams arcane energy into you, inflicting 664 Arcane damage over 15 sec and granting you 605 Critical Strike for the duration. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    20

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    +58 leech
    Effects
    Use: Gain the benefit of your Phial of Serenity and gain 1,310 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

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

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    19

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    13

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 45 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,508 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Phial of Putrefaction item icon.
    P

    Phial of Putrefaction

    6

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Every 5 sec, your next melee ability applies Liquefying Ooze, dealing 2,972 Nature damage over 30 sec. Liquefying Ooze stacks up to 3 times. Stacking does not refresh the duration.
    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

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +40 haste
    +98 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 Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    44

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 versatility
    Gem
    +16 Haste
    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

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    41

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +91 critical-strike
    +47 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

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    37

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 strength
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 haste
    +79 leech
    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

    34

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 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 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

    112

    +16 Mastery

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    55

    +16 Haste

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    25

    +16 Versatility

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    8

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    3

    +5% Movement Speed

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

    20

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    15

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    11

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

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

    3

    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

    15

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    12

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

  3. Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Intellect

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

    46

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

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

    27

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

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

    51

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    30

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    12

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    26

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    22

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

  3. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    2

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

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 86 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
      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
      25

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      25

      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
      27

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      23

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Eye for an Eye talent icon.
      E
      0

      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
      48

      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
      2

      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
      41

      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
      9

      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 Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Aura of Reckoning PvP talent icon.
    A

    Aura of Reckoning

    37

  2. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    27

  3. Lawbringer PvP talent icon.
    L

    Lawbringer

    22

  4. Law and Order PvP talent icon.
    L

    Law and Order

    15

  5. Divine Punisher PvP talent icon.
    D

    Divine Punisher

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
48
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
2
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

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

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

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

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 46

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 28

      Resilient Plumage

    6. 26

      Hammer of Genesis

    7. 20

      Soulsteel Clamps

    8. 18

      Regenerating Materials

  2. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    2

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 2

      Better Together

    2. 2

      Combat Meditation

    3. 2

      Focusing Mantra

    4. 2

      Let Go of the Past

    5. 2

      Newfound Resolve

    6. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    7. 1

      Cleansed Vestments

  3. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    1

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 1

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    2. 1

      Carver's Eye

    3. 1

      Forgeborne Reveries

    4. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

    5. 1

      Mnemonic Equipment

    6. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 1

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 1

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    4. 1

      Ultimate Form

    5. 1

      Viscous Trail

    6. 1

      Volatile Solvent

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

    48

  2. Truth's Wake conduit icon.
    T

    Truth's Wake

    38

  3. Virtuous Command conduit icon.
    V

    Virtuous Command

    20

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

    43

  2. Divine Call conduit icon.
    D

    Divine Call

    35

  3. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    34

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

    2