Pre-raid Gear List for Anti-social Ret Paladins

July 22nd, 2009

World of Warcraft Paladin

Disclaimer: This post was accurate as of patch 3.1.3.

Quite a long time ago, I wrote a post for Hunters similar to this.  Well, I find myself in a similar situation once again:  Hoping to upgrade my gear, but not always able to run heroics, and certainly not a big fan of relying on random drops.

So here’s a list for fledgling Retribution Paladins who would like to upgrade their quested greenies without having to depend on groups or the dreaded RNG!

Note: This list doesn’t include any items that require a specific profession to be equipped, such as Engineering helms, Jewelcrafting trinkets or Blacksmith weapons.  If you have a crafting profession, be sure to check your profession trainer to see what you can make!

(See the list after the break!)


  • [Spiked Titansteel Helm] Blacksmithing BoE
    Hope you’ve either taken up Mining or are very close friends with some Miners!  The Titansteel stuff is juicy, so you’re going to want to either be saving up mats or if you’ve got the gold, picking these off of the AH.
  • [Helm of Command] Blacksmithing BoE
    The mats for this are a lot cheaper to come across, but there is a clear difference in the stats.  This one has none of that valuable hit rating!




  • [Cloak of Bloodied Waters] BoE
    The only level 80 cloak with Strength on it.  Expect to spend ~100g if you find it on the AH.
  • [Ice Striker's Cloak] Leatherworking BoE
    What are we, Hunters?!  Nah, this is a nice piece if you can get the mats together.  AP is nothing to sneeze at!
  • [Frostguard Drape] Tailoring BoE
    It’s got some Resilience which isn’t really needed for PvE, but a nice amount of crit if you need it.
  • [Cloak of Holy Extermination] Argent Crusade – Honored
    You’ll probably hit Honored just doing quests in Zul’drak or Icecrown, so feel free to grab this if you’ve got nothing better yet.









Weapon (2H of course)


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5 comments to “Pre-raid Gear List for Anti-social Ret Paladins”

  1. Awesome list! This is totally a life saver, thank you very much :)

    That tournament sword, Claymore of the Prophet is the cat’s meow for being only 25 crusader bucks.

  2. Nice list! I’m after the same gear for my fury warrior! Except for weapons… ya… I can dual wield 2 of them babies! :P
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  3. 25 crusader bucks.

    I’m so stealing this term.
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  4. Thank you SO much for putting this together! I had a bunch of pieces from this list already simply because I am one of those who play solo most of the time and have gotten used to searching and researching for stuff like this.

    I hate how WoW just abandons the casual player as he or she approaches end game. For players like us who don’t want to join or commit so much time to huge guilds and such, it can prove to be extremely difficult or even impossible to acquire decent gear – unless you know where to look! And that’s where guides like this come in handy – even though people in large guilds will always come out on top :(

    Still, excellent work!

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