Retribution Paladin Gear Recommendations
This section of the Retribution Paladin guide covers everything about stat priorities and gear recommendations from dungeons and raids, and legendary item rankings. The author of this guide is
. Updated for the latest patch.
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Gear and Stat Prioritization
Retribution Paladins have an unstable at best stat priority. The value of each stat is influenced by how much of another stat you have. While certain haste values make our rotation much more fluid, it is not always better than other stats. To be safe assume haste, crit and versatility are around the same value with mastery almost always trailing. Simulations are the only way to get custom accurate stat weights.
More information on how to use Simulationcraft to get character-specific stat weights can be found
Critical Strike: Chance for extra effectiveness on attacks and heals.
Haste: Increases attack speed and spell casting speed.
Mastery: Increases the effectiveness of
Versatility: Increases damage and healing, and reduces damage taken
- Your Holy Power spending attacks deal 10% more damage.
- Your Holy Power generating abilities have a 20% chance to generate 1 additional Holy Power.
Check out the
Nighthold Gear section
below for recommendations on gear pieces.
Legendaries in Legion are randomly obtained. They can drop from various mobs or be rewarded in chests by completing world quests for various factions.
Some good damage increasing legendaries are...
Gearing for Nighthold
In most cases, an item level upgrade is an upgrade for retribution. The following is a good baseline for gear but by no means the only gear you should strive for.
Trinkets in Legion can be confusing. Many times you will find a trinket with no proc, a stat stick, to be much better than a trinket of an equal item level with a proc. With the cap on Titanforged items up to 895 you now can find trinket upgrades from world bosses and dungeons. Some examples of trinkets you should look out for are...
has a very small chance of being obtained but beats most trinkets.
From Vault of the Wardens
From Halls of Valor
From Withered Jim
From Drugon the Frostblood
For a more detailed look at trinkets you can use this
that Thordros on US-Stormrage maintains.
Finding Gear on Wowhead
From simple recommendations to advanced filters, Wowhead can help you find the gear you want.
is a great way to search for gear if you are new to Wowhead's filtering system.
Choose what item category, gear slot, and class specialization you're interested in, and it will return results for you. You can further narrow it down by source--including gear from LFR and heroic dungeons.
You can find the Item Finder via Tools > Item Finder or Database > Items > Item Finder.
returns personalized gear suggestions for you and shows which content has the most upgrades.
Simply load up the
with you preferred character and it will list gear recommendations in a 20 ilvl range for you. It will also list how many gear upgrades each boss has so you can plan out bonus rolls. Finally, the character planner will perform an audit and let you know if you have any missing enchants, glyphs, or gems.
If you have a character in our
which is great for tracking vanity collections and viewing your character in our 3D modelviewer, you can click on the "Planner" button in the header to access the tool. If you don't, you can just enter your information in at Tools > Character Planner.
Wowhead utilizes a powerful system of item filters to narrow down the gear you need.
, you can enter in some basic options at the top--the name of the item, its item level, the level the players needs to be. The "Usable by" dropdowns cover factions, class, and role.
The dropdown menu right above "Stat Weights" opens to display a variety of advanced options. These cover the following:
General item info such as Added in Expansion/Patch, BoE/BoP, Unique-Equipped, Class-Specific.
Stats: All primary stats, secondary stats, defensive stats, and weapon stats.
Source: All in-game sources, ranging from raid difficulties to the Black Market Auction House to sold by a vendor.
Miscellaneous: Many of these filters are not relevant to equippable gear such as Crafting Reagents and Toys, but you can filter for items that are currently obtainable.
Once you've selected a filter from the menu, click on Apply filter for search results. You can repeat the process to filter for multiple criteria at once--for example, Agility gear that is found in Mythic Foundry.
Over on the right-hand side of the page, you can select a particular Gear Slot or Quality to narrow results even further.
Finally, you can quickly view a subset of items at once using the Database Menus. Head to Database > Items and mouseover the Weapon and Armor options for quick links to gear arranged by armor type and slot.
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