Welcome to our simplest, most practical Retribution trinket guide. All of the trinkets in this guide are assessed at their natively dropped item level only, in simulated single target and multi-target fights. We’ve omitted any complexities like Warforged and Titanforged items, or interactions with legendary items. Also, we’ve excluded any trinkets that aren’t worth equipping at all. This is really as as simple as it gets.
If you are looking for more detailed information on trinket rankings, you’ll want to check out our Retribution Trinket Advanced Guide for Patch 7.2.5
Single Target Rankings
High Level Summary
We’ll be leaving most of the analysis for the advanced guide, but here are some quick notes on the new additions in Patch 7.2.5:
Tomb of Sargeras brings us six new trinket choices, and do they ever dominate the rankings. At Heroic item level (915 to 925), Specter of Betrayal, Infernal Cinders, and Vial of Ceaseless Toxins are top single target choices. That’s even counting trinkets from weekly Mythic caches.
Umbral Moonglaives are the new king of cleave. It outperforms a same item level Claw of the Crystalline Scorpid, and hits in a full 360° circle. Specter of Betrayal also continues to perform well on multi-target.
Engine of Eradication and Cradle of Anguish don’t perform as strongly on any fights. But that’s fine: Engine is annoying to use, and the Cradle is going to be a pain on fights with unavoidable damage. Depending on how many other melee are going to use Infernal Cinders, and how usable Specter of Betrayal is, we’re probably going to see some combo of the previous four trinkets used in raids.