Retribution Paladin 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 10, 2020

Welcome to our Retribution Paladin BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Retribution Paladin Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Retribution Paladin BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Retribution Paladin character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Retribution Paladin PvE Guide and Retribution Paladin PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Talents

9%
8%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

86%
4%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

49%
13%
12%
9%
6%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

66%
21%
3%
2%

Wrist

40%
14%
10%
8%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

65%
13%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

28%
17%
13%
8%
8%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

19%
12%
11%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

42%
14%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

22%
20%
9%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
29%
13%
2%
2%

Main Hand

82%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Gems

75%
11%
8%
2%

Races

58%
Blood Elf
19%
Human
8%
Zandalari Troll
8%
Tauren
4%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

47%
24%
19%
3%

Azerite Essence

91%
4%
2%

Talents

16%
9%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

40%
21%
14%
11%
9%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

59%
23%
9%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

38%
14%
11%
11%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

71%
16%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

33%
16%
14%
9%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

19%
19%
14%
9%
7%
7%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
16%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
23%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

45%
39%
5%
3%
2%

Main Hand

69%
11%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

84%
7%
3%
3%

Races

59%
Blood Elf
23%
Human
4%
Lightforged Draenei
4%
Tauren
4%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

50%
22%
18%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

90%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

18%
9%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

86%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

45%
22%
9%
9%
9%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

63%
20%
9%
4%
2%

Wrist

38%
18%
9%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

65%
15%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

34%
13%
13%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

13%
13%
11%
9%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

45%
15%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
20%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
38%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

84%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

85%
7%
5%

Races

63%
Blood Elf
18%
Human
11%
Tauren
4%
Lightforged Draenei
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

52%
24%
15%
4%

Azerite Essence

90%
6%
2%

Talents

12%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

50%
14%
14%
8%
8%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

64%
22%
8%
4%
2%

Wrist

50%
10%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

66%
16%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

26%
16%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

18%
12%
10%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

44%
12%
10%
10%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
21%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

45%
34%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

74%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

80%
11%
6%

Races

48%
Blood Elf
28%
Human
12%
Tauren
6%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Lightforged Draenei
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

47%
24%
16%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

86%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

17%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

37%
24%
15%
11%
6%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

60%
28%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

44%
11%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

66%
15%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

28%
15%
13%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

15%
15%
13%
11%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

53%
11%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
21%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
33%
10%
3%
2%

Main Hand

75%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

84%
9%
3%
2%

Races

64%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
8%
Tauren
6%
Lightforged Draenei
2%
Dwarf
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

54%
24%
15%

Azerite Essence

93%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

11%
11%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

93%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

54%
15%
15%
9%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

65%
22%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

36%
15%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

61%
13%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

29%
18%
11%
11%
9%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

22%
11%
11%
11%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
13%
6%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
21%
9%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

43%
37%
7%
2%

Main Hand

72%
13%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

81%
11%
4%
2%

Races

56%
Blood Elf
27%
Human
4%
Dwarf
4%
Lightforged Draenei
4%
Tauren
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

44%
25%
19%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

84%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

11%
10%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Head

81%
8%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

37%
20%
13%
13%
10%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

62%
20%
8%
3%

Wrist

38%
11%
10%
8%
8%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

61%
20%
6%

Waist

27%
16%
15%
11%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

16%
13%
11%
11%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Feet

49%
11%
8%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Ring

18%
16%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
33%
8%
3%
2%

Main Hand

76%
6%
5%
5%
3%

Gems

75%
14%
7%

Races

50%
Blood Elf
22%
Human
13%
Tauren
5%
Lightforged Draenei
5%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

46%
24%
13%
5%
3%

Azerite Essence

86%
5%

Talents

13%
13%
11%
8%
8%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
11%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

41%
22%
13%
11%
8%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

63%
19%
11%
2%
2%

Wrist

55%
16%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

69%
19%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

38%
16%
13%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

19%
13%
8%
8%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

50%
8%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

20%
16%
9%
8%
5%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
38%
9%
4%
2%

Main Hand

80%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

81%
12%
3%

Races

63%
Blood Elf
25%
Human
5%
Tauren
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

46%
26%
14%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

91%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

16%
14%
10%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

32%
24%
16%
12%
12%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

54%
30%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

30%
14%
12%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

58%
12%
12%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

26%
16%
12%
10%
10%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

14%
14%
14%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

42%
10%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

18%
17%
8%
7%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
31%
13%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

72%
10%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

79%
9%
9%

Races

50%
Blood Elf
16%
Human
12%
Tauren
10%
Zandalari Troll
8%
Dwarf
4%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

50%
22%
14%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

90%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

8%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

54%
21%
13%
4%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

69%
26%
2%
2%

Wrist

41%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

60%
21%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

39%
15%
10%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

15%
13%
13%
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
8%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
18%
9%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
33%
9%
4%
2%

Main Hand

82%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

85%
6%
5%

Races

67%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
6%
Lightforged Draenei
6%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

47%
24%
21%
5%

Azerite Essence

91%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

13%
10%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Head

91%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

48%
20%
10%
10%
6%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

70%
18%
5%
3%

Wrist

39%
13%
12%
12%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

53%
18%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

25%
12%
12%
10%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

15%
12%
10%
10%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

48%
10%
10%
10%
6%

Ring

22%
18%
7%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
35%
6%
4%
2%

Main Hand

81%
6%
5%
3%

Gems

82%
8%
6%
2%

Races

56%
Blood Elf
20%
Human
10%
Tauren
6%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

44%
24%
18%
5%
4%

Azerite Essence

84%
5%
5%

Talents

10%
10%
8%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

79%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

35%
22%
16%
10%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

64%
20%
8%
4%
2%

Wrist

35%
14%
10%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

60%
14%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

29%
16%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

12%
12%
12%
8%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
12%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
16%
12%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
32%
8%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

75%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

88%
6%
4%

Races

66%
Blood Elf
22%
Human
6%
Tauren
4%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

52%
24%
13%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

89%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

15%
11%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

93%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

42%
26%
17%
8%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

66%
26%
4%
2%

Wrist

46%
13%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

60%
17%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

28%
13%
13%
13%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

22%
11%
8%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

55%
11%
8%
8%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
24%
8%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
38%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Main Hand

75%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

89%
5%
3%

Races

53%
Blood Elf
24%
Human
8%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Lightforged Draenei
4%
Dwarf
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

52%
24%
17%
2%

Azerite Essence

93%
2%
2%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.