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Retribution Paladin PvP Guide For RBG

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Retribution Paladin
Season 4
48 characters
1805 - 2263

Welcome to Murlok.io's Retribution Paladin PvP guide for RBG in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Retribution Paladins from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Kensecration (Onyxia US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2263.

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
    Kensecration's character icon
    Kensecration
    Onyxia (US)
    497 ilvl
    2263
  2. 2
    Tiantiian's character icon
    Tiantiian
    Tichondrius (US)
    497 ilvl
    2197
  3. 3
    Furylolz's character icon
    Furylolz
    Tichondrius (US)
    497 ilvl
    2168
  4. 4
    Lolwíngs's character icon
    Lolwíngs
    Aggramar (US)
    502 ilvl
    2107
  5. 5
    Poweehuh's character icon
    Poweehuh
    Bonechewer (US)
    480 ilvl
    2069

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+868
13% Critical Strike
+2449
19% Haste
+4618
38% Mastery
+7928
38% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+17
0% Avoidance
+179
1% Leech
+409
8% 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 RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    23
  2. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    9
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    7
  4. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    4
  5. Dwarf race icon
    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
48
Blessing of Freedom
48
Hammer of Wrath
48
Cleanse Toxins
1
Auras of the Resolute
38
Obduracy
5
Auras of Swift Vengeance
48
Turn Evil
1
Fist of Justice
47
Divine Steed
48
Greater Judgment
48
Blinding Light
28
Cavalier
35
Seasoned Warhorse
6
Rebuke
48
Holy Aegis
45
Avenging Wrath
48
Justification
48
Punishment
1
Golden Path
1
Blessing of Sacrifice
47
Sanctified Plates
47
Blessing of Protection
41
Unbound Freedom
47
Lightforged Blessing
2
Seal of Mercy
0
Healing Hands
36
Sacrifice of the Just
20
Unbreakable Spirit
48
Improved Blessing of Protection
1
Crusader's Reprieve
48
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
2
Seal of Might
48
Divine Purpose
4
Seal of Alacrity
47
Incandescence
1
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
48
Divine Toll
48
Seal of the Crusader
48
Seal of Order
48
Divine Resonance
45
Vengeful Wrath
46

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
48
Divine Storm
48
Swift Justice
48
Expurgation
47
Judgment of Justice
46
Holy Blade
38
Final Verdict
48
Light's Celerity
45
Art of War
45
Jurisdiction
48
Inquisitor's Ire
8
Shield of Vengeance
48
Vanguard's Momentum
46
Zealot's Fervor
46
Consecrated Ground
4
Improved Judgment
38
Crusading Strikes
48
Divine Wrath
46
Consecrated Blade
5
Empyrean Legacy
36
Vanguard of Justice
13
Heart of the Crusader
41
Highlord's Judgment
43
Crusade
45
Blessed Champion
42
Judge, Jury and Executioner
17
Adjudication
48
Aegis of Protection
48
Penitence
4
Blades of Light
48
Final Reckoning
46
Wake of Ashes
48
Burning Crusade
3
Divine Arbiter
46
Executioner's Will
10
Divine Auxiliary
2
Seething Flames
48
Truth's Wake
43
Searing Light
3

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
27
Blessing of Sanctuary
18
Ultimate Retribution
0
Lawbringer
27
Aura of Reckoning
48
Judgments of the Pure
2
Hallowed Ground
1
Spreading the Word
1
Blessing of Spellwarding
11
Searing Glare
9

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 RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm
    42
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Helm item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Helm
    3
  3. Battle-Ready Binoculars item icon
    Battle-Ready Binoculars
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Helmet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Helmet
    1
  5. Primal Molten Helm item icon
    Primal Molten Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    32
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Pendant item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Pendant
    14
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Necklace
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    1

Shoulders

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings
    36
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Spaulders item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Spaulders
    5
  3. Primal Molten Pauldrons item icon
    Primal Molten Pauldrons
    5
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons
    2

Back

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Cape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cape
    16
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    12
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Cape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Cape
    7
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Drape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Drape
    4
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    2

Chest

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine
    30
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Chestplate item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    8
  3. Primal Molten Breastplate item icon
    Primal Molten Breastplate
    8
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Plate Armor item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Plate Armor
    1
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Chestguard item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Chestguard
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Bracers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Bracers
    21
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    15
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Plate Cuffs item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Plate Cuffs
    8
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Vambraces item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    3
  5. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    1

Hands

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors
    25
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Handguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Handguards
    14
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Plate Handguards item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Plate Handguards
    4
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Gauntlets
    2
  5. Primal Molten Gauntlets item icon
    Primal Molten Gauntlets
    2

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    23
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Clasp item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Clasp
    9
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Plate Girdle item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Plate Girdle
    8
  4. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    5
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    2

Legs

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds
    34
  2. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    7
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Tasses item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Tasses
    4
  4. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation item icon
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    2
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Legguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Legguards
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    46
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons item icon
    Primal Molten Sabatons
    1
  3. Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots item icon
    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots
    1

Rings

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    34
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    16
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Signet item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Signet
    14
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    11
  5. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    8

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    29
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    23
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    16
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    12
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    9

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Greatsword item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatsword
    32
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Impaler item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Impaler
    8
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Halberd item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Halberd
    3
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Pulverizer item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Pulverizer
    2
  5. Bough of Deterioration item icon
    Bough of Deterioration
    1

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. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    2
  2. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    1
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    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 RBG.

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    46
  2. Primal Molten Breastplate embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    20
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    14
  4. Primal Molten Breastplate embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    3
  5. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation embellishment item icon
    Prepared Time
    2

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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    4

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    24
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    19

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    28
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    16

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    29
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    15

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    25

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    42
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    2
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    40
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    4
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    47
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    30
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    10

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    45
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    2
  3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic 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 RBG.

  1. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    104
  2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    64
  3. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    19
  4. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    17
  5. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    14