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Retribution Paladin PvP Guide For Solo Shuffle

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Retribution Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
2773 - 2902

Welcome to Murlok.io's Retribution Paladin PvP guide for Solo Shuffle 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 Sumx (Magtheridon US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2902.

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
    Sumx's character icon
    Sumx
    Magtheridon (US)
    463 ilvl
    2902
  2. 2
    Sump's character icon
    Sump
    Illidan (US)
    466 ilvl
    2875
  3. 3
    Refrenr's character icon
    Refrenr
    Draenor (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2873
  4. 4
    Refren's character icon
    Refren
    Stormscale (EU)
    455 ilvl
    2860
  5. 5
    Zøzø's character icon
    Zøzø
    Zuljin (US)
    463 ilvl
    2856

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 Solo Shuffle.

Secondary Stats
+381
10% Critical Strike
+2141
17% Haste
+3391
31% Mastery
+8011
38% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+17
0% Avoidance
+208
1% Leech
+379
7% 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 Solo Shuffle, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    23
  2. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    12
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    9
  4. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    4
  5. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    1

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
1
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
0
Auras of Swift Vengeance
50
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
50
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Blinding Light
45
Cavalier
24
Seasoned Warhorse
2
Rebuke
50
Holy Aegis
43
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
50
Punishment
0
Golden Path
2
Blessing of Sacrifice
48
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
39
Unbound Freedom
50
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Healing Hands
25
Sacrifice of the Just
48
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 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
50
Expurgation
50
Judgment of Justice
50
Holy Blade
30
Final Verdict
50
Light's Celerity
50
Art of War
48
Jurisdiction
50
Inquisitor's Ire
3
Shield of Vengeance
50
Vanguard's Momentum
50
Zealot's Fervor
50
Rush of Light
2
Improved Judgment
31
Crusading Strikes
50
Divine Wrath
48
Consecrated Blade
0
Empyrean Legacy
50
Vanguard of Justice
21
Heart of the Crusader
49
Highlord's Judgment
50
Crusade
48
Blessed Champion
47
Judge, Jury and Executioner
20
Adjudication
50
Aegis of Protection
50
Penitence
3
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 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
24
Blessing of Sanctuary
47
Ultimate Retribution
0
Lawbringer
0
Aura of Reckoning
48
Judgments of the Pure
8
Hallowed Ground
3
Spreading the Word
0
Blessing of Spellwarding
15
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 Solo Shuffle, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    24
  2. Battle-Ready Binoculars item icon
    Battle-Ready Binoculars
    22
  3. Primal Molten Helm item icon
    Primal Molten Helm
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm
    2

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    50

Shoulders

  1. Primal Molten Pauldrons item icon
    Primal Molten Pauldrons
    48
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons
    1
  3. Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    47
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    1

Chest

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    48
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    2

Wrist

  1. Difficult Wrist Protectors item icon
    Difficult Wrist Protectors
    26
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    21
  3. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    3

Hands

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    29
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Handguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Handguards
    21

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    47
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    2
  3. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    1

Legs

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    46
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Legguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Legguards
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Tasses item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Tasses
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    50

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    38
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    26
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    24
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    12

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    48
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    45
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    5
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    2

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Greatsword item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Greatsword
    43
  2. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    7

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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    50
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    47
  3. Primal Molten Pauldrons embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    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 Solo Shuffle, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    8

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    28
  2. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    20

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    41
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    9

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    30
  2. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    17

Hands

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

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    43

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    47
  2. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    2
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    90
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    10

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    47
  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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    291
  2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    40
  3. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    36
  4. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    8
  5. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    4