Retribution Paladin PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Paladin
Specialization: Retribution
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Retribution Paladin DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

Righteous Verdict
Execution Sentence
Fires of Justice
Blade of Wrath
Hammer of Wrath
Fist of Justice
Blinding Light
Divine Judgment
Wake of Ashes
Unbreakable Spirit
Eye for an Eye
Selfless Healer
Justicar's Vengeance
Word of Glory
Divine Purpose

2. Stats

Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

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4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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5. Gem

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6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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7. Races

Blood Elf > Human > Tauren

8. Consumables

Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? This can be used as a DPS increase if you can manage to take enough damage, but save it for defensive purposes as a priority.
? Use Potion: With Avenging Wrath or Crusade
? Use Racial Active Buff: With Avenging Wrath or Crusade
? Use Trinkets: Try to use Trinkets with Avenging Wrath or Crusade
? Make sure you have Inquisition up before you use Avenging Wrath
? With 3 Holy Power. This refreshes with the 30% rule, so you can refresh at less than 13.5 seconds remaining with no wasted uptime.
? When you have 3 or less Holy Power (1 or less with Memory of Lucid Dreams up). Prioritize using Blade of Justice so that you don't waste Art of War reset opportunities.
? When you have 4 or less Holy Power (3 or less with Memory of Lucid Dreams up)
? When you have 4 or less Holy Power (3 or less with Memory of Lucid Dreams)
? When you have 4 or less Holy Power (3 or less with Memory of Lucid Dreams)
? When you have 2 charges and 4 or less Holy Power. Not during Avenging Wrath/Crusade or in execute range for Hammer of Wrath.
? When Crusade/Avenging Wrath are down
? When you have 4 or less Holy Power (3 or less with Memory of Lucid Dreams)

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).