Covenant Abilities have a significant impact on gameplay in Shadowlands (Patch 9.2). Understanding these abilities is crucial for optimizing your character’s performance. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the details of Signature and Covenant Class Abilities, as well as provide insights into their usage and effectiveness.
Covenant Abilities Overview
Covenant Abilities take precedence over talents when both versions of the same spell are available or if you have double-stacked Covenant Abilities. However, it is important to note that Covenant Abilities will be disabled outside Shadowlands content once Dragonflight is launched.
Patch 9.2 brings minor updates to Covenant Abilities, which we will cover on separate pages along with other class changes. This guide will focus on Signature abilities that are shared among members of the same Covenant.
Testing and Choosing a Covenant
When deciding which Covenant to pursue at level 60, you have the opportunity to test out all the abilities while questing in the new Shadowlands zones. Even at maximum level, you can visit the various Covenant representatives located in the Enclave of Oribos to try out the abilities before making your final decision.
Signature Ability: Summon Steward
The Kyrian Covenant’s signature ability, Summon Steward, can be unlocked in Bastion after progressing through the zone’s quest line while leveling. Once you choose the Kyrian Covenant at maximum level, you gain permanent access to this ability.
Summon Steward allows you to call your steward, who will bring you a Phial of Serenity. Consuming this item restores 20% of your health and removes all Curse, Disease, Poison, and Bleed effects. The steward also offers various useful amenities for 4 minutes. Additionally, you can sell items, change talents with the Time to Reflect buff, request a song, or receive a compliment from your steward. Each summon will provide you with a Phial of Serenity, which has three charges.
For more information about the Kyrian Covenant, refer to our dedicated Kyrian Covenant guide.
Night Fae Covenant
Signature Ability: Soulshape
To unlock the Night Fae Covenant’s signature ability, Soulshape, you must progress through Ardenweald’s quest line. Once you choose the Night Fae Covenant at maximum level, you will have permanent access to this ability.
Soulshape allows you to transform into a Vulpin, instantly teleporting you 15 yards forward and increasing your movement speed by 50%. It also puts Flicker on a 4-second cooldown. You can reactivate Soulshape every few seconds to teleport again. The effect lasts for 12 seconds, or indefinitely while in a rest area. Additionally, Soulshape can transform you into various other creatures, including a Wyvern, a Hippogryph, a Wolfhawk, a Feathered Drake, a Crane, a Teroclaw, a Unicorn, and a Runestag.
If you prefer to Flicker in the direction you are moving instead of the direction you are looking, talk to Lady Muuunn in Ardenweald at coordinates 38, 25. Flicker can also mitigate fall damage and functions similarly to Blink if cast just before landing.
To learn more about the Night Fae Covenant, consult our dedicated Night Fae Covenant Guide.
Signature Ability: Fleshcraft
To access the Necrolord Covenant’s signature ability, Fleshcraft, you need to progress through Maldraxxus’ quest line. Upon choosing the Necrolord Covenant at maximum level, you will permanently acquire this ability.
Fleshcraft allows you to form a shield of flesh and bone over 3 seconds, absorbing damage equal to 40% of your maximum health for 2 minutes. While channeling Fleshcraft, your damage taken is reduced by 20%. Additionally, moving near an enemy’s corpse consumes their essence, reducing Fleshcraft’s cooldown by 1 second. This ability has a 3-second cast time, a 10-yard range, and a 2-minute cooldown.
For more information about the Necrolord Covenant, refer to our dedicated Necrolord Covenant Guide.
Signature Ability: Door of Shadows
To unlock the Venthyr Covenant’s signature ability, Door of Shadows, progress through Revendreth’s quest line. Once you decide to go for the Venthyr Covenant at maximum level, you will permanently unlock this ability.
Door of Shadows allows you to wend through the shadows, instantly appearing at the targeted location. This ability has a 1.5-second cast time, a 35-yard range, and a 60-second cooldown.
To learn more about the Venthyr Covenant, consult our dedicated Venthyr Covenant Guide.
Additional Covenant Abilities
Apart from the signature abilities, each Covenant provides class-specific Covenant abilities. These abilities vary for each class and are detailed on the individual pages linked below.
Understanding Signature and Covenant Class Abilities is fundamental to optimizing your character’s performance in Shadowlands. By harnessing the power of these abilities, you can unleash your true potential as a champion of your chosen Covenant.