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Covenant Adventures XP Catch-Up in Shadowlands

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Covenant Adventures come with a catch-up system for Followers if they fall behind with XP.

If you switch Covenants and fall behind with the Mission Table and Follower Experience, you will have a chance to receive a Mission that rewards Grimoire of Knowledge Grimoire of Knowledge. The item can be used to grant your Follower anywhere from 2,400 to 6,000 XP if you complete it.

Not much is currently known about the catch-up system and the thresholds that trigger it, but multiple versions of the catch-up grimoire have been added in Shadowlands:

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You also get the mission xp whether you beat the mission or not, only the reward is dependent upon winning. I frequently use this to send a follower on a solo mission that they couldn't beat with a good setup anyways, if it will level them up regardless.

Edited by SidonisAntares

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It would be nice to have this catch-up not only after changing covenants but to level up the followers we obtain later on. 
It seems as one progresses on the mission's campaign, the difficulty and the level of the rest of the missions scales too - rewards not much. After a certain point I didn't see any XP specific mission anymore.
I'm at the point that I obtained 2 mounts from the mission's campaigns, but I shot myself in the foot because the rest of the missions are as difficult as the soul ash quest, which is now lvl60. The augment rune quests used to be a gold mine but now it crushes my army to dust.

A few of my followers are +35, but the ones I obtained in the last three weeks are still around lvl20 and they are no use in any mission I want to successfully complete (the ones between lvl 35-30 require carry as well).
Troops are very fragile, I don't remember when I was able to complete missions using them (Necrolord btw - the ranged has high damage potential, but it really is a glass cannon with 400hp, cleaves take them out in the first round)

Since getting anima is so time consuming 70-140/ quest (excluding the rare occasions of 250) I'm unsure is it worth to burn hundreds of animas into them.

I know I shouldn't really complain, I heard Kyrian and Venthyr are quite suxor, I'm just sharing my experience, maybe someone can learn from my mistake: be strategic with progressing the table's campaign.

Unless I'm getting it wrong and something else scaled the missions to the near impossible levels.

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