[1] RetributionEdit

Any build that has over 52 points will be moved to the Paladin build samples.
Retribution paladins are excellent DPS offenders in PvE and PvP since the major retribution buffing in Patch 2.3.0 and Patch 3.0.2. The instrinsic high survivability of paladins coupled with the potential of high burst damage provided by the Retribution tree make them capable of disposing almost any classes one on one and valuable both in dealing and absorbing damage in group PvP. In PvE, besides the high damage output, they also provide various useful utilities to their party members.

PvE Retribution BuildEdit

For those who want to play as damage dealers in instances/raids, the top priorities are doing high substantial damage output and controlling threat. Talents that can provide benefits to other party members are also very helpful in raid progression, so should be emphasized as well. The core talents that help to ensure high and continuous damage output include Benediction, Improved Judgements, Conviction, Crusade, Two-Handed Weapon Specialization, Vengeance, Sanctity of Battle, Fanaticism, Crusader Strike, and Divine Strength. Fanaticism is also the one and only threat controlling talent that enables the retribution paladin to get past the threat-limited DPS threshold in the past. Heart of the Crusader and Sanctified Retribution provide solid increase for retribution paladins as well as other party members' damage output and therefore are usually maxed as well. The basic PvE retribution paladin build would look like:

PvP Retribution BuildEdit

Leveling as RetributionEdit

Retribution (with Patch 3.0.2) has become a very powerful leveling spec, all the way to 80. When leveling as Retribution, using a two-hand weapon and dealing with one mob at a time is recommended. Below is an efficient talent build for leveling your character:
Basic Retribution Leveling build (Patch 3.1)
Level 10-14: 5/5 Benediction
Level 15-16: 2/2 Improved Judgement
Level 17-19: 3/3 Heart of the Crusader
Level 20: 1/1 Seal of Command
Level 21-22: 2/2 Pursuit of Justice
Level 23-24: 2/5 Conviction
Level 25-27: 3/3 Crusade
Level 28-29: 2/3 Sanctity of Battle
Level 30: 1/1 Sanctified Retribution
Level 31: 3/3 Sanctity of Battle
Level 32-34: 5/5 Conviction
Level 35-37: 3/3 Vengeance
Level 38-39: 2/3 Two-Handed Weapon Specialization
Level 40-42: 3/3 Judgements of the Wise
Level 43-44: 2/2 The Art of War
Level 45: 1/1 Repentance
Level 46-48: 3/3 Fanaticism
Level 49: 3/3 Two-Handed Weapon Specialization
Level 50: 1/1 Crusader Strike
Level 51-53: 3/3 Sheath of Light
Level 54: 1/3 Swift Retribution
Level 55-57: 3/3 Righteous Vengeance
Level 58-59: 3/3 Swift Retribution
Level 60: 1/1 Divine Storm
Level 61-65: 5/5 Divine Strength (Protection Tree)
Level 66-70 5/5 Seals of the Pure (Holy Tree)
Levels 71-72 2/2 Sanctified Wrath
Levels 73-74 2/2 Improved Blessing of Might
Levels 75-76 2/2 Vindication
Levels 77-80 4/5 Divinity (Protection Tree)

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