Retribution Paladin

Ret Paladins can produce burst damage as well as, if not better than, anyone. In raids this is no big deal but in PVP it can be devastating. Throw in the moderate CC ability most ret pallys have and you have a dangerous arena opponent.

Most Popular Talents:

  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Burden of Guilt
  • Selfless Healer
  • Clemency
  • Holy Avenger
  • Execution Sentence

Stat Priority

Melee Hit (3%) > Expertise (3%+) > Strength > Haste > Mastery > Crit

Melee Hit and Expertise are crucial to the success of a Ret Paladin. The number one priority is the get these stats to 3% as quickly as possible and then move on to the others as listed above.

Major Glyphs

Glyph of Templar’s Verdict Required. Moderate boost to survivability.
Glyph of Blessed Life Recommended. Small boost to recovery after being crowd controlled.
Glyph of Double Jeopardy Recommended. Moderate boost to damage with multiple targets.

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Righteous Retreat Recommended. Bubble Hearth!
Glyph of the Falling Avenger Optional. Reduces falling damage.

Gear

Head – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Scaled Helm]
Red: Resplendent Vermilion Onyx
Reforge: Expertise to Haste

Neck – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Choker of Accuracy
Reforge: Hit to Mastery

Shoulder – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Scaled Shoulders
Enchant: Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
Reforge: None

Back – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Cloak of Alacrity
Enchant: Enchant Cloak – Accuracy
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Chest – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Scaled Chestpiece
Enchant: Enchant Chest – Super Resilience
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Wrist – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Armplates of Alacrity
Enchant: Enchant Bracer: Exceptional Strength
Reforge: None

Hands – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Scaled Gauntlets
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Waist – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Legs – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Scaled Legguards
Enchant: Angerhide Leg Armor
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Feet – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Warboots of Cruelty]
Enchant: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Ring 1 – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Signet of Accuracy
Reforge Hit to Haste

Ring 2 – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Signet of Cruelty
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Trinket 1 – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Badge of Victory

Trinket 2 – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyranical Gladiator’s Medallion of Tenacity
Reforge: None

Weapon – 3500 Conquest Points
2-Handed Tyranical Whatever
Enchant: Dancing Steel
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Enchants

Weapon: Enchant Weapon – Dancing Steel
Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
Boots: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Shoulders: Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
Cloak: Enchant Cloak – Accuracy
Chest: Enchant Chest – Superior Stamina
Bracers: Enchant Bracer – Exceptional Strength
Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Super Strength
Belt: Living Steel Belt Buckle

Gems

Red: Fierce Vermilion Onyx, Sovereign Imperial Amethyst
Yellow: Quick Sun’s Radiance, Forceful Wild Jade
Blue: Solid River’s Heart, Sovereign Imperial Amethyst
Prismatic: Solid River’s Heart, Quick Sun’s Radiance
Meta: Reverberating Primal Diamond

Professions

Ret Pallys benefit most from Engineering and Blacksmithing. The additional gem slots are a no-brainer and engineering offers many neat tricks along with a powerful on-use strength boost.

The perks you will use with the above professions are:

Retribution Paladin in Action

About This Build

This video contains commentary from a 2v2 arenas session that does a great job in show how to line up a burst, control your enemies and survive focused attacks.



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