Complete Guide to Signature and Covenant Class Abilities in Shadowlands
Covenants grant players access to two abilities in Shadowlands. This guide aims to explain what these are and how to get them.
Covenants are the ruling powers that control Shadowlands and you earn their favor in exchange for powers for your character. Each Covenant provides you with two abilities:
- A generic ability, available to all members of a Covenant, also known as Covenant Signature ability;
- A Covenant class ability that differs for each class.
Covenant Signature Abilities
Signature abilities are shared between all members of the same Covenant. You will unlock the signature ability after progressing through the Covenant's respective zone in Shadowlands.
Kyrian Covenant Signature Ability
The Kyrian signature ability is called Summon Steward, and you unlock it in Bastion after progressing through the zone's quest line while leveling, and you gain permanent access to it after choosing the Kyrian Covenant at maximum level.
Summon Steward: 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, each once per day. (Instant, 5-minute cooldown)
You can sell items to your steward, ask him to change your talents (you will get the Time to Reflect buff for one minute), have him play you a song or compliment one of your friends. The steward will also give you Phial of Serenity on every summon. The item will restores 20% Health and removal Curse, Disease, Poison, and Bleed effects from you. It has three charges.
You can learn more about the Kyrian Covenant in our dedicated Kyrian Covenant guide.
Night Fae Covenant Signature Ability
The Night Fae signature ability is called Soulshape, and it is unlocked in Ardenweald after progressing through the zone's quest line, and you can gain permanent access to it after choosing the Night Fae Covenant at maximum level.
Soulshape: Turn into a Vulpin, instantly teleporting 15 yards forward and increasing your movement speed by 50%, putting Flicker on a 4-second cooldown. You may reactivate Soulshape every few seconds to teleport again. Lasts 12 seconds, or indefinitely while in a rest area. (Instant, 1.5-minute cooldown).
Alternatively, the ability can transform you into a Wyvern, a Hippogryph, a Wolfhawk, a Feathered Drake, a Crane, a Teroclaw, a Unicorn, and a Runestag, but we do not know at this time how to unlock the other appearances.
You can learn more about the Night Fae Covenant in our dedicated Night Fae Covenant Guide.
Necrolord Covenant Signature Ability
The Necrolord signature ability is called Fleshcraft, and it is unlocked in Maldraxxus after progressing through the zone's quest line, and you can permanently access it at maximum level after choosing the Necrolord Covenant.
Fleshcraft: Form a shield of flesh and bone over 4 seconds that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum health for 2 minutes. Channeling near a corpse claims the essence to grow the shield, up to 50% of your maximum health. This is most effective against powerful enemies. (4-second cast, 10-yard range, 2-minute cooldown)
You can learn more about the Necrolord Covenant in our dedicated Necrolord Covenant Guide linked below.
Venthyr Covenant Signature Ability
The Venthyr signature ability is called Door of Shadows, and it is unlocked in Revendreth after progressing through the zone's quest line, and you can permanently unlock it if you decide to go for the Venthyr Covenant at maximum level.
Door of Shadows: Wend through the shadows, appearing at the targeted location (1.5 second cast, 35-yard range, 60-second cooldown)
You can learn more about the Venthyr Covenant in our dedicated Venthyr Covenant Guide.
Covenant Class Abilities
In addition to signature abilities, each Covenant also grants your character class-specific Covenant abilities that are different for each class. An overview of all class-specific Covenant class abilities can be found on separate pages linked below.
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