Demon Hunter Covenant Abilities in Shadowlands

Last updated on Nov 20, 2020 at 19:30 by Stan 9 comments

Here, you will find all class-specific Covenant abilities available to Demon Hunters in Shadowlands.

Welcome to our guide that covers Demon Hunter Covenant Abilities in Shadowlands. We first present you a summary of all the abilities before going over the individual Signature and Covenant Class Abilities in more detail.


Summary of Abilities Granted to Demon Hunters by Each Covenant

  • Kyrian
    • Signature AbilitySummon Steward Icon Summon Steward calls your steward to bring you a Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity.
    • Demon Hunter AbilityElysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree makes you carve runes into the ground, which detonate to deal damage and shatter Lesser Soul Fragments from foes.
  • Night Fae
    • Signature AbilitySoulshape Icon Soulshape transforms you into a Vulpin, instantly teleporting you forward, increasing your movement speed for a short time.
    • Demon Hunter AbilityThe Hunt Icon The Hunt makes you charge to your target, inflicts Nature damage, roots enemies, and heals you.
  • Necrolord
    • Signature AbilityFleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft provides an absorption shield equal to 20-50% of your maximum health.
    • Demon Hunter AbilityFodder to the Flame Icon Fodder to the Flame spawns a demon that creates a puddle when defeated. Standing it in reduces damage dealt to you.
  • Venthyr
    • Signature AbilityDoor of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows teleports you to a targeted location.
    • Demon Hunter AbilitySinful Brand Icon Sinful Brand reduces enemy melee and casting speeds and inflicts Shadow damage over time.

Best Covenants for Demon Hunters

For more information regarding the best Covenants for each Demon Hunter spec, please refer to our spec-specific pages:


Kyrian Demon Hunter Covenant Ability

Elysian Decree Icon Elysian Decree: Place a Kyrian Sigil at the target location that activates after 2 seconds. Detonates to deal (350% of Attack Power) Arcane damage and shatter up to 3 Lesser Soul Fragments from enemies affected by the sigil. (Instant, 30-yard range, 60-second cooldown)


Night Fae Demon Hunter Covenant Ability

The Hunt Icon The Hunt: Charge to your target, striking them for (455% of Attack Power) Nature damage, rooting them in place for 1.5 seconds and inflicting (455.4% of Attack Power) Nature damage over 6 seconds to any enemy in your path. The pursuit invigorates your soul, healing you for 25% of the damage you deal to your Hunt targets for 30 seconds. (1-second cast, 50-yard range, 1.5-minute cooldown)


Necrolord Demon Hunter Covenant Ability

Fodder to the Flame Icon Fodder to the Flame: Commission a duel to the death against a Condemned Demon from the Theater of Pain. Vanquishing your foe releawes an Empowered Demon Soul and creates a pool of demon blood for 15 seconds reducing the damage enemies within the pool deal to you by 15%. Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft treats the Condemned Demon as a powerful enemy. (Instant, 4-second cast, 2-minute cooldown)

The spell summons various demons that chase and attack you.

Killing the demon spawns a puddle that reduces your damage taken while you stand in it.


Venthyr Demon Hunter Covenant Ability

Sinful Brand Icon Sinful Brand: Brand an enemy with the mark of the Venthyr, reducing their melee attack speed by 30%, their casting speed by 30%, and inflicting (338% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 8 seconds. Activating Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis applies Sinful Brand to all nearby enemies. (Instant, 30-yard range, 60-second cooldown)


Other Covenant Class Abilities

You can find all class-specific Covenant abilities available for other classes linked below.



  • 20 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands launch.
  • 27 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35978.
  • 22 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35938.
  • 16 Sep. 2020: Elysian Decree, Sinful Brand and The Hunt updated.
  • 05 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 15 Jul. 2020: Fodder to the Flame pool now lasts for 30 seconds.
  • 26 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34902.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 25 May 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 17 May 2020: Page added.
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