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*UPDATED* World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Covenants Guide - Kyrian, Necrolords, Night Fae, Venthyr, Abilities & more

WoW Shadowlands Covenants control a ton of the gameplay experience in World of Warcraft's newest expansion.

These Covenants cover different regions of the Shadowlands, and fulfill different roles in gameplay and in storytelling.

Let's go over each of the four Covenants and what they offer.

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Latest News - New Shadowlands Hotfixes Take Aim at Covenants

WoW Shadowlands has seen more than its fair share of hotfixes, with one arriving almost daily from launch to 22 December. While these hotfixes stopped between 22 December and 4 January - they're back, and they've taken aim at Covenants first and foremost.

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PATROL: Blizzard have kept a close watch on Shadowlands with many hotfix updates

WoW Shadowlands Covenants have received a ton of changes in the latest hotfix updates around questlines, Covenant Abilities, bugs, and more.

You can read over the latest WoW Shadowlands hotfixes here!

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Covenant Abilities

There are many different classes to choose from in Shadowlands, each with their own unique abilities.

Here are breakdowns of every class and their Covenant abilities.

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Shadowlands Covenants

The Shadowlands Covenants will decide a lot about your character and your experience in World of Warcraft's newest expansion.

Let's break each down.

Kyrian

The Kyrian are an Angelic group that take care of souls.

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PROTECTORS: The Kyrian are guardians of spirits in the Shadowlands

You can find the Kyrian in Bastion.

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The Kyrian Signature Ability is Summon Steward, which reads: Call 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.

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Kyrian, like the other Shadowlands Covenants, offer unique class abilities for those that choose them. These abilities revolve around Arcane damage and support abilities.

For players that align with the Kyrian, their Shadowlands Sanctum (hub) will be Elysian Hold in Bastion.

Necrolords

The Necrolords are the muscle of the Shadowlands, representing its militaristic force.

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THE FRONTLINE: The Necrolords are the fighters of the Shadowlands

You can find the Necrolords in Maldraxxus.

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The Necrolords Signature Ability is Fleshcraft, which reads: Form a shield of flesh and bone over 4 sec that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum health for 2 min. Channeling near a corpse claims their essence to grow the shield, up to 50% of your maximum health. This is most effective against powerful enemies.

Necrolords, like the other Shadowlands Covenants, offer unique class abilities for those that choose them. These abilities revolve around dark abilities using bones, unholy forces, and shadow damage.

For players that align with the Necrolords, their Shadowlands Sanctum (hub) will be The Seat of The Primus in Maldraxxus.

Night Fae

The Night Fae protect the cycle of life and death, representing seasons and nature.

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NATURAL ORDER: The Night Fae maintain the cycles of nature

You can find the Night Fae in Ardenweald.

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The Night Fae Signature Ability is Soulshape which reads: 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.

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Night Fae, like the other Shadowlands Covenants, offer unique class abilities for those that choose them. These abilities revolve around Nature damage.

For players that align with the Night Fae, their Shadowlands Sanctum (hub) will be Heart of the Forest in Ardenweald.

Venthyr

The Venthyr offer penance for souls weighed down by their flaws, and are vampiric.

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CONSUME: The vampiric Venthyr are an iconic Shadowlands Covenant

You can find the Venthyr in Revendreth.

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The Venthyr Signature Ability is Door of Shadows, which reads: Wend through the shadows, appearing at the targeted location.

Venthyr, like the other Shadowlands Covenants, offer unique class abilities for those that choose them. These abilities revolve around Shadow Damage.

For players that align with the Venthyr, their Shadowlands Sanctum (hub) will be Sinfall in Revendreth.

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