Best Retribution Paladin Legs – Pre-Raid

Retribution Paladin Legs is current for Patch 4.0.6.  This is a list of the best Retribution Paladin legs, or leg slot items, available pre-raiding.  I am fairly comfortable with the priorities here, leg items seem to be fairly in order.

This is a best in slot list (BiS) for legs for Ret Paladins, and I am fairly sure this won’t change much, at least until we see a Mastery change that raises the value of stacking Mastery on gear.

Best Retribution Paladin Legs Pre-Raid

  1. [Corefire Legplates]
  2. [Legguards of the Winnowing Wind] (H)
  3. [Greaves of Gallantry]
  4. [Offline Greaves]
  5. [Redsteel Legguards] (via Blacksmithing)
  6. [Legguards of the Winnowing Wind] (N)
  7. [Fungus-Stained Legplates]
  8. [Alpheus Legguards] (N)


  1. Creamyo says:

    Got the corefire legplates today, but I’ve swapped from ret to holy for M/S in cata since I couldn’t be bothered with the queues and stuff.

    Sold em for 15k on dreadmaul :>

  2. Judicius says:

    There is no such thing as Heroic Alpheus Leggaurds. None of the boe Heroics made it out of beta

  3. Khor says:

    Thanks Jud, I had no idea. Fixing now.

  4. Erek says:

    I know this is probably taboo, but I’ve been running with the tanking legs from Earthen Ring – Honored because of the two gem slots. Stone-Wrapped Greaves. iLevel 333, with 248 STR. Add 80 STR for the gem slots and that puts it up between 3 and 4 from what I can tell. Granted, it has wasted dodge and parry that you can only reforge to 63 of your needed stat (hit in my case), but seems to me that the extra STR far outweighs these deficiencies. I’d love to hear feedback on why we shouldn’t just hold on to those legs until we get one of the top 3, because I’m trying to max dps as best I can and if I’m missing something, I certainly would love to know!

    As always, thanks for the great site. I read it religiously!

  5. Kurt says:

    So i got the corefire legplates today , but i was wondering since 4.0.6 made haste our worst stat , is it still BiS? :S

  6. Khor says:

    Legplates still are BiS because of the larger amount of Strength. Strength difference here still weighs over all secondary stats. Reforge the haste to your most needed stat.

    Also, all my DPS rankings are based on the assumption of zero hit rating and zero expertise. Since these are loaded with hit, it skyrockets them in value for those under the hit cap.

    If you had the legs and were still over the hit cap, you would then reforge the hit to your most needed stat.

  7. Kurt says:

    ok , thanks for your quick answer! 😀 and keep up the good work

  8. Zachary says:

    I have noticed that the valor point legs (which are raid level) are not included in here. Where they not available at that time through the valor vendor?

    Zachry of Hellscream
    PVE Ret 355 item level without any raid gear so far

  9. shalkon says:

    i am new to wow i have been playing for 3months and 1 day i have recently hit 85 i have the bloodied pyrium gear my ilvl is 349 and my specs are ret/prot and i am at 0.00% hit wat do i need to do now
    argent dawn realm

  10. zachry of hellscream says:

    If you are going to pvp, get your hit to 5.00. For raiding, get to 8.00. If your expertise is 26 (20 for pvp) when modified with seal of truth glyph, then reforge everything into mastery. Get CLCRet UI mod.

    -Zachry of Hellscream
    PvE ilvl 372 in Athenas Avatars

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