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Dragonflight Season 3 Retribution Paladin Guide

Check out our Dragonflight Season 3 Retribution Paladin Guide for World of Warcraft Patch 10.2. From Basics to more Advanced Tips & Strategies. All you need to know about Warcraft!

General Information

Welcome to the Season 3 Guide for Retribution Paladin in Patch 10.2 – Guardians of the Dream. We will help you to learn and master Retribution Paladin in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

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Stat Priority

General Stat Priority for Retribution Paladin with our Build is:

  1. Strength
  2. Haste (until 25%)
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Mastery
  6. Haste


Best Embellishments


Changes in Season 3

Season 3 has introduced many Class Changes, aswell as a new Tier Set, new Embellishments and more.


  • Fixed a few targeting issues that caused Wrathful Sanction to trigger multiple times on one Judgment cast. Fixed an issue causing unintentional Divine Purpose and Empyrean Power proc consumption.
    • Developers’ note: Due to previous bugs with targeting issues on Wrathful Sanction, the ability was a bit undertuned. Following these bug fixes, we’re retuning the set bonus to better hit our tuning targets for the set bonus. Additionally, with the amount of uptime that the 4-set bonus provides, it was overperfoming in tandem with a few of the Retribution talents located deeper in the tree. We appreciate everyone’s feedback and playtesting and we’ll keep making adjustments to this sets power as necessary over the course of PTR.
  • Blade of Vengeance now functions as an addition to your single target Blade of Justice rather than replacing it.
  • Fixed an issue causing misalignment between Consecration and Mastery: Divine Bulwark.

Stat Priority in Patch 10.2

General Stat Priority for Retribution Paladin with our Build is:

  1. Strength
  2. Haste (until 25%)
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Mastery
  6. Haste


  • Strength is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.
  • Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.
  • Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.
  • Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.
  • Mastery increases your Holy damage by a certain amount.


The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Builds and Talents

Our Talent Trees are updated every week, reflecting all current Mythic+ Affixes, aswell as the most popular Talent Builds for Raid.

Last Update: 10.11.2023, 2:00pm CET

Gear and Trinkets for Season 3

Retribution Paladin Best In Slot Gear from the current Raid – Amirdrassil, the Dreams Hope

This list contains the BiS Items for Retribution Paladin obtained through the current Raid – Amirdrassil, The Dreams Hope. Those Items yield the highest natural Itemlevel which grants the most amount of Primary Stats.

HeadZealous Pyreknight’s Barbute
NecklaceAmulet of Eonar’s Chosen
ShouldersZealous Pyreknight’s Ailettes
CloakMantle of Blazing Sacrifice
ChestZealous Pyreknight’s Warplate
WristsAgonizing Manacles
BeltAmulet of Eonar’s Chosen
LegsZealous Pyreknight’s Cuisses
BootsLavaforged Sollerets
Ring 1Band of Burning Thorns
Ring 2Signet of the Last Elder
Weapon 1Incandescent Soulcleaver
Weapon 2 
Best Embellishments for Retribution Paladin

Besides all other Items that can be obtained through Crafting on the highest Itemlevel, Players can wear two Items with the “Embellishment” tag. These Items grant additional power which should be used. The current most popular Embellishments for Retribution Paladin are:

Best Primordial Stones for Retribution Paladin from Patch 10.0.7

If a player still chooses to wear the Onyx Annulet, you can equip three Primordial Stones into it. The most popular Primordial Stones are:

Best Trinkets for Retribution Paladin

This List shows the current best Trinkets of Retribution Paladin in a Single Target Situation. This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation. Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons. To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables

Best Gems in Season 3

Regarding the Stat Priority listed above, we currently suggest using the following Sockets in your Gear. Keep in mind that using Elemental Lariat will always trigger the lower-valued stat of your Gems. If you want to trigger the desired stat, you have use the opposite Gem at least once in your Gear.

  • 1 (Limited to 1)
  • 1
Best Enchants in Season 3

Enchants of Tertiary Stats (Avoidance, Speed and Leech) varies by player preference. 


Best Consumables in Season 3

Best Races for Retribution Paladin

Each Race in World of Warcraft offers their unique combat benefits which provide different powers to a specific Class. We would suggest that Players choose the Race of their choice, regardless of the Power gained. Here is a list of the different Races and their performance.