Covenant Changes in Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 18:45 by Stan 1 comment

In this guide, we highlight all changes coming to the Kyrian, Night Fae, Necrolord, and Venthyr Covenants as well as Covenant Abilities in Patch 9.0.5.

You can find more information about general Covenant Abilities in our dedicated guide.


Necrolord Covenant Changes

The section contains changes pertaining to the Necrolord in Shadowlands.


Necrolord Covenant Ability Changes

  • Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft has been redesigned — Form a shield of flesh and bone over 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) that absorbs damage equal to 40% of your maximum health for 2 minutes. While channeling, your damage taken is reduced by 20%. Passive effect: Moving near an enemy's corpse consumes their essence to reduce Fleshcraft's cooldown by 1 second.
  • The slime creatures within the Plaguefall dungeon will now grant their buffs when their corpses are consumed by Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft’s passive effect (was when Fleshcraft was used on their corpses).

Necrolord Soulbind Changes

  • Volatile Solvent Icon Volatile Solvent (Plague Deviser Marileth) now triggers when Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft's passive effect consumes a corpse's essence (was when Fleshcraft is cast).
  • Resourceful Fleshcrafting Icon Resourceful Fleshcrafting (Bonesmith Heirmir) has been redesigned — When Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft’s passive effect consumes a corpse, the cooldown of Fleshcraft is reduced by an additional 1 second.

Necrolord Anima Conductor: Flowing Power - House of Rituals Changes

  • Skeleton Command now summons a skeleton when Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft's passive effect consumes a corpse. This effect has a 5 second cooldown between summoning skeletons.

Night Fae Covenant Changes

  • Spirits within The Queen’s Conservatory are eager to return to life and will now automatically provide players with their reward without having to speak to them first.

Night Fae Soulbind Changes

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players to die through Podtender Icon Podtender (Dreamweaver) if the lethal blow had a large overkill.

Venthyr Covenant Changes


The Ember Court

The Ember Court has been updated with permanent RSVPs.

  • Guests who you have reached Best Friends Status with now give you a permanent RSVP.
  • The Permanent RSVP will allow all your characters on your account to invite that guest to future Ember Courts without completing their RSVP quest again.

Temel in Sinfall now sells Restock and Repair, Tips and Tricks for Keeping the Party Going Icon Restock and Repair, Tips and Tricks for Keeping the Party Going at Exalted with The Ember Court. The book teaches your Dredger Butler how to handle the Cleanup and Restocking quests that follow the Ember Courts.

One-time reputation items from Temel and Lady Ilinca will no longer appear once learned.

Droman Aliothe's RSVP no longer requires players to venture to Bastion and Maldraxxus for items.


Venthyr Soulbind Changes

  • Fixed an issue that allowed Service In Stone Icon Service In Stone (General Draven) to be parried.

Visual Updates to Covenant Class Abilities

Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow (Venthyr Paladin), Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb (Necrolord Death Knight), Swarming Mist Icon Swarming Mist (Venthyr Death Knight), Death's Due Icon Death's Due (Night Fae Death Knight), Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits (Night Fae Hunter), Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow (Kyrian Hunter), and Ancient Aftershock Icon Ancient Aftershock (Night Fae Warrior) visual effects will now appear less overwhelming to allied players when cast in dungeons or raids. These changes are still going through iterations and may not be final.


More Covenant Class Ability Changes

Please, visit the corresponding class' page for more information about specific Covenant Class Ability changes.



  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 release.
  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated for Build 37705.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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