Retribution Paladin 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 28, 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

Stats

50%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
38%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

14%
7%
7%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

89%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

42%
17%
15%
12%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

67%
24%
3%

Wrist

51%
9%
8%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

55%
21%
4%
2%

Waist

29%
11%
10%
10%
9%
7%
5%
3%

Legs

13%
12%
12%
9%
9%
8%
8%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

50%
12%
10%
6%
4%

Ring

29%
20%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
32%
11%
2%

Main Hand

78%
8%

Gems

87%
5%
4%

Races

53%
Blood Elf
27%
Human
6%
Tauren
6%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Lightforged Draenei
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
16%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
22%
22%

Stats

47%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
46%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility

Talents

18%
12%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

94%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

34%
26%
19%
10%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

62%
30%
2%
2%

Wrist

60%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

58%
19%
4%

Waist

45%
10%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

21%
13%
11%
10%
7%
7%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

63%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

41%
14%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

56%
27%
9%

Main Hand

70%
16%
2%

Gems

93%
3%
2%

Races

44%
Blood Elf
38%
Human
6%
Tauren
4%
Lightforged Draenei
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
18%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
23%
23%

Stats

52%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
36%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
6%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

14%
12%
7%
7%
7%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

77%
16%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

34%
19%
14%
13%
12%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

63%
17%
14%
5%

Wrist

47%
16%
8%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
22%
12%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

28%
14%
11%
10%
10%
8%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

13%
12%
11%
11%
10%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

57%
13%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

29%
27%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
30%
12%
2%
2%

Main Hand

67%
14%
9%
4%
2%

Gems

86%
8%
3%

Races

44%
Blood Elf
40%
Human
5%
Lightforged Draenei
5%
Tauren
4%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
17%
15%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
22%
3%
2%

Stats

59%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
30%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Talents

16%
13%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
5%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

45%
16%
15%
13%
6%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
21%
4%

Wrist

52%
17%
8%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

55%
21%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

34%
13%
12%
8%
8%
8%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

25%
13%
11%
9%
9%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

48%
15%
12%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
22%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

44%
36%
9%
5%

Main Hand

77%
14%
2%
2%

Gems

87%
5%
5%

Races

50%
Blood Elf
27%
Human
11%
Tauren
7%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
17%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
22%
2%
2%

Stats

46%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
46%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

27%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

90%
4%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

38%
24%
14%
13%
4%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

69%
23%
4%
2%

Wrist

44%
16%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

55%
27%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

24%
22%
13%
11%
11%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

23%
11%
10%
9%
8%
8%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Feet

52%
22%
5%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

39%
15%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

56%
26%
14%
2%

Main Hand

87%
6%
3%

Gems

90%
5%
2%

Races

53%
Blood Elf
20%
Human
13%
Dwarf
6%
Zandalari Troll
5%
Tauren
3%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
17%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
23%
2%

Stats

47%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
43%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

Talents

12%
12%
8%
8%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

92%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

44%
22%
14%
11%
4%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

70%
26%
3%

Wrist

49%
11%
10%
7%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

55%
19%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

31%
16%
10%
10%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

19%
15%
14%
10%
9%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Feet

58%
15%
8%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

43%
21%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

45%
31%
14%
3%
2%

Main Hand

75%
12%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

88%
6%
3%

Races

49%
Blood Elf
34%
Human
7%
Tauren
5%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
18%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
21%
3%

Stats

57%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
30%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
8%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

20%
9%
9%
7%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

88%
10%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

49%
13%
12%
11%
10%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

67%
23%
9%

Wrist

59%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

51%
20%
19%
3%

Waist

28%
17%
11%
10%
9%
7%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

25%
11%
10%
9%
9%
9%
7%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

41%
21%
9%
7%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
19%
18%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

54%
28%
7%
4%
3%

Main Hand

86%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

80%
11%
4%
3%

Races

62%
Blood Elf
18%
Human
9%
Tauren
5%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
17%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
22%
22%
3%
2%

Stats

56%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
32%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

19%
9%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

37%
27%
15%
11%
4%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

65%
28%
3%
3%

Wrist

58%
9%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

51%
21%
12%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

28%
25%
9%
9%
9%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

20%
12%
11%
10%
9%
8%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

58%
11%
10%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
19%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
33%
15%
3%
2%

Main Hand

80%
11%
3%

Gems

85%
7%
5%

Races

44%
Blood Elf
30%
Human
16%
Zandalari Troll
5%
Tauren
2%
Dwarf
2%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
17%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
23%
2%
2%

Stats

53%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
37%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

21%
11%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

50%
16%
12%
9%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

65%
27%
4%

Wrist

42%
21%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

62%
17%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

26%
23%
11%
8%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

19%
12%
12%
9%
8%
8%
8%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

41%
20%
9%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Ring

25%
22%
17%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

55%
28%
10%

Main Hand

82%
8%

Gems

90%
6%
2%

Races

58%
Blood Elf
18%
Human
7%
Tauren
7%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
13%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
23%

Stats

46%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
44%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

16%
10%
9%
7%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

96%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

53%
15%
13%
12%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

75%
22%
2%

Wrist

46%
20%
7%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

63%
22%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

28%
14%
13%
12%
7%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

20%
15%
13%
11%
8%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
16%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
20%
14%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
33%
23%
2%

Main Hand

92%
3%
2%

Gems

88%
6%
4%

Races

60%
Blood Elf
22%
Human
7%
Lightforged Draenei
6%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Tauren
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
19%
18%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
22%
2%

Stats

52%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
40%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

23%
11%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

96%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

54%
15%
12%
11%
3%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

60%
37%
2%

Wrist

56%
13%
9%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

66%
22%
4%
2%

Waist

27%
24%
11%
10%
9%
7%
4%
4%

Legs

25%
11%
11%
10%
10%
9%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

35%
28%
12%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
21%
14%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

56%
28%
9%
3%

Main Hand

89%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

89%
5%
4%

Races

66%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
8%
Tauren
5%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf
2%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
19%
18%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
23%

Stats

59%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
32%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

25%
9%
9%
7%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

92%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

32%
26%
17%
12%
6%
3%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
20%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

58%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

59%
23%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

28%
25%
11%
8%
8%
7%
4%
3%

Legs

30%
9%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

44%
23%
8%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

44%
16%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
34%
10%
2%

Main Hand

82%
10%
2%

Gems

89%
6%
3%

Races

64%
Blood Elf
22%
Human
6%
Tauren
4%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
17%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
22%
2%

Stats

45%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
35%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
17%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

13%
10%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

81%
14%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

38%
17%
15%
14%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

76%
21%

Wrist

46%
17%
9%
8%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

44%
21%
13%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

26%
15%
14%
11%
10%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

18%
15%
12%
9%
9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
15%
8%
6%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
19%
15%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
29%
14%
8%
3%
2%

Main Hand

60%
17%
11%
3%
2%
2%

Gems

82%
15%

Races

42%
Blood Elf
41%
Human
7%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Tauren
3%
Dwarf
2%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
16%
15%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
20%
4%

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.