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Official Conduit Details: Item Levels above 210, Drop Locations and Loot Type, Multiple Sources and More

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We have some official clarification from Blizzard on how exactly aspects of Conduits work, from item levels, drop locations, loot type and a lot more! It seems the item levels will go above 210, as an example of a Mythic raid drop is mentioned to be 213, unlike what we previously assumed. The good news is there will be multiple sources for Conduits, from vendors and drops, and they're always Personal loot and class-specific, and drop in addition to other loot from a source.

The other bigger piece of news is that Stygia is going to be more rare, as the repeatable reward from Torghast is being removed.

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We’ve recently seen a number of questions about how Conduits work in Shadowlands. Here’s a brief explainer:

Conduits are items, and they have item levels like other loot you’ll see in Shadowlands. Currently in the Beta, Heroic dungeon loot is item level 171 and Normal difficulty Castle Nathria is dropping iLvl 200 gear. Like other loot, the higher the Conduit’s item level, the more powerful its effect.

Conduits can come from many sources, including dungeon bosses, raid bosses, the PvP vendor, and World Quests and content (via Callings). Conduits go into a collection, making it unnecessary to repeatedly earn individual Conduits at a given item level.

Conduits drop as personal loot and are class-based, so they don’t differ based on your active spec or your loot spec. They’re also additive with other loot drops – a Conduit won’t replace an item that a boss might otherwise have dropped. Conduits are not tradeable.

Our goal is to offer one or more ways of targeting the specific Conduits that you might want (such as PvP vendors and loot drops), in addition to those available via Callings and a catch-all Conduit sold by Ve’nari in the Maw.

  • Specific to Ve’nari, we’re in the process of removing Stygia as a repeatable reward from Twisting Corridors. Our goal here is for the Eye of the Jailer in the Maw to be a limiting factor on Stygia gains.

As with other items, you can experience big upgrades when replacing Conduits. If you have an iLvl 171 version of a Conduit, and you obtain an iLvl 213 version of that Conduit from a Mythic Keystone dungeon, you’ll take it to the Forge of Bonds and enjoy your nice upgrade.

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So it's kinda like azerite essences with 2 additions:

  • bonus upgrade from Ve'nari
  • ability to skip ranks

Sounds good. I wonder what their drop rate will be, tho. In other words, how fast will alts catch up without "MOTHER".

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57 minutes ago, Gortan said:

So it's kinda like azerite essences with 2 additions:

  • bonus upgrade from Ve'nari
  • ability to skip ranks

Sounds good. I wonder what their drop rate will be, tho. In other words, how fast will alts catch up without "MOTHER".

I would say it's more like artifact relics from Legion.

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I am only curious how that ilvl thing can be used with World quests. In dungeons and raids you can get higher rank before getting all previous ones, but what with world quests and Callings? Only method i see is that there will be no method of skipping and you will need to get first Rank 1 to be able to drop Rank 2 etc

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6 hours ago, Krevantis said:

I would say it's more like artifact relics from Legion.

So, mostly crap unless you can luckily get reward upgrades? cause i tended to never use the artifact in Legion, since the heirloom weapon(s) were better...ALOT better....when they disabled the legacy abilities.

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