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Everything you need to know about WoW covenants for Shadowlands pre-patch

Published: 13/Oct/2020 7:47 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 7:51

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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The World of Warcraft Shadowlands pre-patch is happening any day now, and that means the new covenants are one step closer. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about them.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was supposed to release later this month. Unfortunately, it has been delayed until later this year, but we still have something to look forward to in the meantime, including covenants.

The pre-patch is happening later today, and Blizzard has revealed even more details on the covenants included in Shadowlands. We’ve already covered the basics, but now we know more about what rewards you can expect from them.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Kyrian Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Kyrian Covenant will reward you with cosmetics, including back attachments that look a lot like Kyrian Wings.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

You’ll also have access to nifty armour sets for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Power of the Kyrian

Joining the Kyrian Covenant will give you access to a summonable personal steward. 

Not only can they fight, but they can also which can bring you a Phial of Serenity to restore some health and remove all effects. 

You can choose from Pico, Farra, and Bumos, who all have a unique look and personality. 

Kyrian Covenant Soulbinds

You’ll also be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant, granting you some excellent traits and bonuses. 

Pelagos will give you Bond of Friendship and Combat Meditation, which will reduce cooldowns on the steward and temporarily increase your mastery.

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Kleia will give you Ascendant Phial and Valiant strikes, which will make you immune to adverse effects and add Valiant Strikes stacks to you and your allies when you land critical strikes.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Forgelite Prime Mikanikos will give you Charged Additive and Bron’s Call to Action, which will knock nearby enemies away and have a chance to summon Bron himself after you’ve used lots of spells.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Necrolord Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Necrolord Covenant will reward you with a unique pet, mount, and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear Necrolord-themed armour for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Might of the Necrolords

Joining the Necrolord Covenant will let you use the Fleshcraft ability, which allows you to prevent damage equal to a portion of your maximum health.

What’s more, the closer you stand to a corpse when casting the ability, the more effective it will be.

Necrolord Covenant Soulbinds

Like the other covenants, you’ll be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Plague Deviser Marileth will give you Travel with Bloop and Ultimate Form, which will let you increase your movement speed after standing still and makes you immune to crowd-control.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Emeni the Slaughter Daughter will give you Emeni’s Magnificent Skin and Runescribed Bone, which will let you gain stacks what will increase your maximum health when using the Necrolord class ability, and reduce magic damage intake every time you kill an enemy.

Bonesmith Heirmir will give you Resourceful Fleshcrafting and Forgeborne Reveries, which will reduce Fleshcraft’s cooldown and make your armour live on and fight for a short while after you die.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Night Fae Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Night Fae Covenant will let access some cool cosmetics and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear some unique armour sets for each armour type.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Power of the Night Fae

Joining the Night Fae covenant will let you use Soulshape, which will turn you into a Vulpin and increase your movement speed and teleport a short distance. It will also allow you to unlock new Soulshape forms.

Night Fae Covenant Soulbinds

Like the other covenants, you’ll be able to soulbind with one of several characters in the covenant.

Niya will give you  Sylvari Mantle and Grove Invigoration, which makes Soulshape conceal you when it runs out and temporarily increases your mastery when using a Night Fae class ability or spell.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Dreamweaver will give you Field of Blossoms and Podtender, which increases the movement speed of nearby allies when Soulshape ends and prevent you from dying by healing you with a targetable wild seed pod for several seconds. But if an enemy kills it, you will die.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Korayn will give you Wild Hunt’s Charge and Final Moments. The former makes your Soulshape teleport turn into a charge with a stun, and the latter increases your healing and damage output to targets at a critical level. The effect also temporarily increases when an ally dies.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Venthyr Covenant

Cosmetic and Armor Rewards

The Venthyr Covenant will give you access to a unique pet, mount, and back attachments.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

It will also let you wear some Venthyr-themed armour sets.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Sharing In The Wealth

Joining the Venthyr Covenant will let you use Door of Shadows, which allows you to “wend” through the shadows and teleport to a targeted location.

Venthyr Covenant Soulbinds

Nadjia the Mistbladewill give you Agent of Chaos and Thrill Seeker. The former makes Door of Shadows temporarily disorientate all nearby enemies at your target location. The latter makes you gain stacks when in combat that can be consumed to increase movement speed.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

General Draven will give you Enduring Gloom and Call to Action. The former makes Door of Shadows give you a shield that absorbs 15% of your maximum health for eight seconds. The latter makes Venthyr abilities and spells temporarily improve versatility on yourself and allies.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

Theotar the Mad Duke will give you Watch the Shoes! and Soothing Shade, which makes Door of Shadows free you from roots and snares and gives your spells and abilities a chance to summon Tubbins and Gubbins for a little while.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Covenants

That’s everything you’ll need to know about the covenants ahead of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands pre-patch. But if you want to dive a little deeper, you can check out all the details here.

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World of Warcraft 22 October patch notes: Mage Nerfs & Demon Hunter fixes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:11

by Lauren Bergin

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The World of Warcraft 22 October Hotfixes sees some major changes to some of the game’s most popular classes alongside a host of other changes.

In the run-up to the highly anticipated release of the Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard have made several key updates to WoW Classic, as well as the Battle for Azaroth.

Between 14-22 October, there has been a range of different updates to the game, but some of the most important have been rolled out after 19 October. These changes include a whole host of alterations to some of the game’s most popular classes, items, quests, and bug fixes.

Blizzard EntertainmentNew adjustments have been made to several of the game’s most dominant classes.

Class Changes

Some of the main changes these Hotfixes will implement apply to the games major classes.

The healing classes of the the game have been given significant buffs, specifically the changes made to the Priest’s ‘Atonement’ to increase the healing lower level characters receive from the spell.Also, taking the Priest with you on “Blade of Twilight” lets the player return to Whispering Woods using the Tirisfal Camp Scroll.

Healers aren’t the only ones who have seen some positive changes. The Demon Hunter has also seen a revision of a bug which decreased armor when using Demon Spikes while buffed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Mage class has seen significant nerfs, with “Arcane Pummelling” losing 40% of its damage per wave and Vision of Perfection no longer proccing Rune of Power.

Headgun Changes

Another significant change in this hotfix appears on the Tactical and Blink-Trigger Headguns, whose cooldown on-use effects have been increased significantly from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This makes firing those bullets a lot harder, and you’ll have to use them much more sparingly.

Trick or Treat?

As Hallow’s End dominates the game, players will be pleased to hear that the Hallow’s End Candy Bucket in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases, offering treats to any passers by whenever they need them!

All this and more has changed in the World of Warcraft universe, so take a look below for more details.


Other Notable Hotfixes:

Achievements

  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!

Characters

  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.

Class Changes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
      • Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%.
  • Warlock
    • General
        • Unstable Affliction’s damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Pet Battles

  • The Sun Darter Hatchling is obtainable once again. Happy hunting!

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.

Quests

  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, “The Warchief’s Order” or “The Wolf’s Offensive”. Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, “Send the Fleet”, by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero’s Herald.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest “Fairwind’s “Friends”’.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you’re also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh… Don’t tell Tyrande.
  • You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”.