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Covenant

For other uses, see Covenant (disambiguation).
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The four major covenants.

Covenants are ancient and powerful orders who rule over the different realms of the Shadowlands. They have existed since the Shadowlands were shaped long ago and bear sacred duties to help maintain the afterlife's ecosystem. To achieve their goals within the Shadowlands, players will work hand in hand with these Covenants, and eventually align themselves with one.[1][2] There are four major Covenants players will encounter:

When players reach maximum level and have explored the first four zones, they'll be able to pledge themselves to a Covenant. Each Covenant offers its champions abilities based on their choice, including class-specific abilities for each Covenant, and cosmetic rewards that can be unlocked through a Inv misc covenant renown.png [Covenant Campaign]—an epic storyline unique to the faction—and other activities over time. This alliance also gives the player access to a Covenant Sanctum, a city only open to players who have forged a pact with its rulers.[4][5]

Originally, the plan was make it to be possible to switch covenants, but the price to switch would be costly.[6] In a later interview, Ion Hazzikostas shared that it would be easy to switch to a new Covenant, but not easy to return to one that had already been left.[7]

History

Before the Shadowlands expansion, each covenant governed over specific zones of the Shadowlands, helping them find a purpose in death. However, because of the constant wars in Azeroth and Sylvanas' machinations, the Maw is stripping all other Shadowlands zones out of anima, the life force responsible to maintain order within the Shadowlands. As such, the different covenants are starved for energy and will need help to regain their former glory.[1][2]

Soulbinding

When you join a Covenant, you'll be able to undergo an ancient rite to bind your soul to some of its most powerful members. By doing so, your character harnesses their power, gaining access to powerful bonuses. Over time, you can unlock new tiers of power and even switch Soulbinds when strategy demands it.

Abilities

If you choose to join a Covenant, you'll gain two abilities tailored to the theme of that Covenant. The first of these is the Covenant's signature ability, which is available to all Covenant members regardless of class, race, or specialization. The second of these abilities is specific to your class and gives you a new spell or power to use in combat.

Covenant
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Kyrian
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Necrolord
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Night Fae
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Venthyr
ClassIcon deathknight.png Death knight Ability bastion deathknight.png [Shackle the Unworthy] Ability maldraxxus deathknight.png [Abomination Limb] Ability ardenweald deathknight.png [Death's Due] Ability revendreth deathknight.png [Swarming Mist]
ClassIcon demon hunter.png Demon hunter Ability bastion demonhunter.png [Elysian Decree] Ability maldraxxus demonhunter.png [Fodder to the Flame] Ability ardenweald demonhunter.png [The Hunt] Ability revendreth demonhunter.png [Sinful Brand]
ClassIcon druid.png Druid Ability bastion druid.png [Kindred Spirits] Ability maldraxxus druid.png [Adaptive Swarm] Ability ardenweald druid.png [Convoke the Spirits] Ability revendreth druid.png [Ravenous Frenzy]
ClassIcon hunter.png Hunter Ability bastion hunter.png [Resonating Arrow] Ability maldraxxus hunter.png [Death Chakram] Ability ardenweald hunter.png [Wild Spirits] Ability revendreth hunter.png [Flayed Shot]
ClassIcon mage.png Mage Ability bastion mage.png [Radiant Spark] Ability maldraxxus mage.png [Deathborne] Achievement bg wineos.png [Shifting Power] Ability revendreth mage.png [Mirrors of Torment]
ClassIcon monk.png Monk Ability bastion monk.png [Weapons of Order] Ability maldraxxus monk.png [Bonedust Brew] Ability ardenweald monk.png [Faeline Stomp] Ability revendreth monk.png [Fallen Order]
ClassIcon paladin.png Paladin Ability bastion paladin.png [Divine Toll] Ability maldraxxus paladin.png [Vanquisher's Hammer] Ability ardenweald paladin autumn.png [Blessing of the seasons] Ability revendreth paladin.png [Ashen Hallow]
ClassIcon priest.png Priest Ability bastion priest.png [Boon of the Ascended] Ability maldraxxus priest.png [Unholy Nova] Ability ardenweald priest.png [Fae Guardians] Ability revendreth priest.png [Mindgames]
ClassIcon rogue.png Rogue Ability bastion rogue.png [Echoing Reprimand] Ability maldraxxus rogue.png [Serrated Bone Spike] Ability ardenweald rogue.png [Sepsis] Ability revendreth rogue.png [Flagellation]
ClassIcon shaman.png Shaman Ability bastion shaman.png [Vesper Totem] Ability maldraxxus shaman.png [Primordial Wave] Ability ardenweald shaman.png [Fae Transfusion] Ability revendreth shaman.png [Chain Harvest]
ClassIcon warlock.png Warlock Ability bastion warlock.png [Scouring Tithe] Ability maldraxxus warlock.png [Decimating Bolt] Ability ardenweald warlock.png [Soul Rot] Ability revendreth warlock.png [Impending Catastrophe]
ClassIcon warrior.png Warrior Ability bastion warrior.png [Spear of Bastion] Ability maldraxxus warriorplantbanner.png [Conqueror's Banner] Ability ardenweald warrior.png [Ancient Aftershock] Ability revendreth warrior.png [Condemn]
Signature Ability kyrian summonsteward.png [Summon Steward] Ability necrolord fleshcraft.png [Fleshcraft] Ability nightfae flicker.png [Soulshape] Ability venthyr doorofshadows.png [Door of Shadows]

See also

References

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