Home World of Warcraft 9.1 Best Covenant for Each Class

In the Shadowlands the new location is divided into four zones. Each zone is governed by one of four covenants. During the questline you will be introduced to them, and at the max level you will be able to choose a side of the conflict. Each Covenant gives to the player certain class-specific Covenant ability, a Covenant movement ability, unique transmogs and more. This guide will provide tips on the most useful covenants for each specialization of each class.

Shadowlands Covenants

Kyrian — Angelic Soul Guides. We already met them in previous addons. For example, TheVal’kyr are the highest echelon of the Kyrian. Kyrians live in Bastion and value humility, righteousness, service, and virtue. At first sight this Covenant is the best choice for healers and good boys/girls.

Kyrian

Necrolords —covenant for the strong-willed, strong in body and mind souls. They live in Maldraxxus, but protect all Shadowlands from external forces. The Necrolords believe in the survival of the fittest and do not tolerate the weak one.

Necrolords

Night Fae — the personification of the forces of nature, Shepherds of the Cycle of Life and Death. Similar to Kirian they serve the cycle of death and rebirth that comes to all parts of nature. They live in Ardenweald — the mirror to the Emerald Dream.

Night Fae

Venthyr — cruel sadists tormenting weak souls. At the dawn of time they were judges, but unlimited power corrupted them. The Venthyr rule Revendreth — negative Silvermoon. A dark, Gothic-style zone with soaring castles.

Covenant General Abilities

All Covenants have special signature abilities that reflect the character of the Covenant. The signature ability of each Covenant is the same for all players.

Kyrian Covenant Signature Ability

 Summon Steward — сall your steward to bring you a Phial of Serenity that can be consumed to restore 20% health and remove all Curse, Disease, Poison, and Bleed effects. Your Steward additionally offers access to a selection of useful amenities for 4 min.

Necrolords Covenant Signature Ability

 Fleshcraft — form a shield of flesh and bone over 4 sec that absorbs damage equal to 40% of your maximum health for 2 min. While casting it you receive 20% less damage.

Channeled (3 sec cast), 2 min cooldown

Night Fae Covenant Signature Ability

 Soulshape — turn into a Vulpin, teleporting 15 yds forward and increasing your movement speed by 50%. You may reactivate Soulshape every few sec to teleport again. Lasts 12 sec, or indefinitely while in a rest area. Instant cast, 1.5 min cooldown. 

Venthyr Covenant Signature Ability

 Door of Shadows — wend through the shadows, appearing at the targeted location. 35 yd range, 1.5 sec cast, 1 min cooldown

How to Change Covenant

Even Afterlife forgives first mistake, and allows you to change your Covenant without penalty. 

To leave your current Covenant and join one you have not joined previously:

  1. Go to Oribos and consult the leader of the Covenant you want to join.

Kyrian – Polemarch Adestres: 36.2, 64.2

Necrolords – Baroness Draka: 43, 74

Night Fae – Lady Moonberry: 39.6, 60.9

Venthyr – General Draven: 44.7, 68.8

  1. Pick up the quest to go to your new Covenant Sanctum.

If you will do this, you will lose access to all your previous Covenant’s abilities, transmogs, and soulbinds.

The process becomes more difficult if you wish to rejoin a Covenant you had previously belonged to. In this case, you must make amends for your guilt before the previous covenant and prove your allegiance. To do this you will need  to complete two weekly quests (not in the same week), before you will be allowed to rejoin.

First of all leave your previous Covenant. Then pick up the questline (Prove Your Worth) of your new Covenant in their native location:

  • Kyrian — сomplete tasks in Bastion.
  • Necrolord — сomplete tasks and World Quests in Maldraxxus. (currently this is the only quest with World Quest requirements)
  • Night Fae — сomplete tasks in Ardenweald.
  • Venthyr — сomplete tasks in Revendreth.

Also you can complete the questline in dungeons associated with your Covenant’s area:

  • Kyrian: Necrotic Wake, Spires of Ascension
  • Necrolord: Plaguefall, Theater of Pain
  • Night Fae: Mists of Tirna Scithe, De Other Side
  • Venthyr: Halls of Atonement, Sanguine Depths

After completing the weekly questline you will get a second weekly questline. You must complete the new one to finish the process of changing to your previously-joined Covenant.

Pay attention Covenant Choice has no forgiving system. It means you will get a penalty even if you immediately change your mind after choosing Covenant, so choose wisely and take your time.

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Best Covenants

No wonder each class or even spec has the most effective Covenant’s abilities. Actually this chapter helps you to choose wisely.

Death Knight

Blood

Mythic Plus → Ventyr

Raid → Necrolord or Ventyr

PvP → Necrolords 

Frost

Mythic Plus → Necrolord

Raid → Necrolord

PvP → Necrolords

Unholy

Mythic Plus → Necrolords / Ventyr

Raid → Necrolords

PvP → Necrolords

Demon Hunter

Havoc

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae

Vengeance

Mythic Plus → Kyrian / Night Fae

Raid → Kyrian / Night Fae

PvP → Kyrian / Night Fae

Druid

Balance

Mythic Plus → Ventyr or Night Fae

Raid → Ventyr or Night Fae (Ventyr is way more preferable)

PvP → Night Fae

Feral

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae

Guardian

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae (Venthyr is fine too if Balance is your main spec)

PvP → Night Fae

Restoration

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae

Hunter

Survival

Mythic Plus → Kyrian / Night Fae or Ventyr

Raid → Kyrian / Night Fae or Ventyr

PvP → Kyrian, Venthyr

Marksmanship

Mythic Plus → Night Fae or Kyrian

Raid → Night Fae or Kyrian

PvP → Kyrian

Beast Mastery

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Venthyr, Necrolord

Mage

Frost

Mythic Plus → Venthyr

Raid → Venthyr

PvP → Venthyr

Fire

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae

Arcane

Mythic Plus → Kyrian

Raid → Kyrian

PvP → Kyrian

Monk

Brewmaster

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Necrolords

Raid → Kyrian, Necrolords

PvP → Kyrian, Necrolords

Mistweaver

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Venthyr or Necrolords

Raid → Venthyr, Kyrian or Necrolords

PvP → Kyrian, Necrolords

Windwalker

Mythic Plus → Necrolords, Kyrian

Raid → Necrolords, Kyrian

PvP → Necrolords, Kyrian

Paladin

Holy

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Venthyr

Raid → Kyrian, Venthyr

PvP → Kyrian, Venthyr

Protection

Mythic Plus → Venthyr, Kyrian

Raid → Venthyr, Kyrian

PvP → Kyrian, Venthyr

Retribution

Mythic Plus → Kyrian

Raid → Kyrian

PvP → Kyrian

Priest

Holy

Mythic Plus → Night Fae, Kyrian

Raid → Night Fae, Kyrian

PvP → Venthyr

Discipline

Mythic Plus → Kyrian

Raid → Kyrian

PvP → Venthyr

Shadow

Mythic Plus → Night Fae, Necrolord

Raid → Night Fae, Necrolord

PvP → Venthyr

Rogue

Assassination

Mythic Plus → Necrolord, Venthyr

Raid → Venthyr, Necrolord

PvP → Necrolord

Outlaw

Mythic Plus → Necrolord, Venthyr

Raid → Necrolord, Venthyr

PvP → Necrolord

Subtlety

Mythic Plus → Venthyr

Raid → Venthyr

PvP → Necrolord, Venthyr

Shaman

Elemental

Mythic Plus → Night Fae, Necrolord

Raid → Night Fae, Necrolord

PvP → Necrolord, Night Fae

Enhancement

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae, Venthyr

PvP → Venthyr, Night Fae

Restoration

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Necrolord

Raid → Necrolord

PvP → Necrolord 

Warlock

Affliction

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Necrolords

Demonology

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Necrolords

Destruction

Mythic Plus → Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae

PvP → Necrolords

Warrior

Arms

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Night Fae

Raid → Night Fae, Kyrian

PvP → Night Fae, Kyrian

Fury

Mythic Plus → Night Fae, Kyrian

Raid → Venthyr, Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae, Kyrian

Protection

Mythic Plus → Kyrian, Night Fae

Raid → Kyrian, Night Fae

PvP → Night Fae, Kyrian

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