PVP Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Retribution Paladin Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

Welcome to the Retribution Paladin PVP guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Retribution Paladin in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

1. Talent Tree

Retribution Paladin Talent Tree 7/11/53 build spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

2. Glyphs

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Judgement
Glyph of Exorcism
Glyph of Seal of Righteousness

Other viable Glyphs:
Glyph of Salvation – Another personal defensive cooldown
Glyph of Hammer of Justice – If you're getting kited

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Sense Undead – Extra damage against Lichborne Death Knights and their pets
Glyph of Lay on Hands – Lay on Hands has 5 minutes less cooldown
Glyph of Blessing of Might – Increased duration.

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond


Bold Cardinal Ruby


Inscribed Ametrine


Nightmare Tear
Sovereign Dreadstone

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Torment or Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe or Inscription of Triumph
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Greater Assault or Icewalker
Weapon – Berserking

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Keep your opponents as debuffed as possible. This will make it harder for them to dispell a real CC. Land crits on your enemies to get an instant Flash of Light with The Art of War procs. Use Judgement to get a proc, since it has a high crit chance.

Don’t use Holy Light since it costs too much mana, and it has a long cast-time, making it vulnerable to interruption. Remember, that healing can also be done with Divine Storm.

If you’re looking forward to bursting down your enemy then try to use Avenging Wrath and your trinkets at the same time. Save some spells for that moment and cooperate with your team.

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

7. Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Marksmanship Hunter
Unholy Death Knight
Any Healer

3v3 Arena

Death Knight + Priest
Mage + Priest
Warrior + Priest
Rogue + Priest
Hunter + Priest / Shaman / Druid

PVP Retribution Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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