Kyrian Covenant in Shadowlands
This page will give you an overview of the Kyrian covenant in Bastion. Within, you will find the most relevant information on this covenant and its related activities and perks.
Living beings have wished to become something greater than themselves since time immemorial. Souls deemed noble enough can prove themselves in Bastion, land of pristine spires and crystalline skies, where those who surpass their trials earn the honor of ascension to a higher calling beside the Archon, first among the winged kyrians.
The kyrians are eternal beings who draw only the most accomplished, principled, and pure into their ranks. But, as souls plunge into the Maw and upheaval rocks the Shadowlands, scores of aspiring kyrians find that they are unable to continue their journey to ascension. With the number of kyrians dwindling, their charge to ferry souls to eternity is in jeopardy. Will the Archon’s devoted stand together, or will this test of faith sunder their shining kingdom?
Rewards of the Kyrian Covenant: Covenant Catch-up Gear
Players will receive cosmetic and ability rewards for choosing the Kyrians as their Covenant. They also gain the ability to unlock unique buffs for their parties in the Bastion dungeons.
Most importantly, you unlock item level 197 gear by completing your Covenant campaign, as long as you have the Anima required to upgrade it. This allows any kind of player to attain at least that item level easily, just by doing questing content.
For Kyrian, the vendor and upgrade NPCs are located in Elysian Hold, inside the Soulbinder room, around the 57, 31 map coordinates. You can also upgrade your gear at the PvP upgrade NPC in Oribos, for Anima.
Buying a piece of gear you previously sold costs 100 Anima and upgrading costs 50 for the Rank 1 to Rank 2 upgrade and 50 additional Anima for each following level, so going to Rank 3 costs 100, going to Rank 4 costs 150 and so on. The gear obtained on later Covenant quests already comes with a much higher rank, so it is not nearly as expensive as it looks to buy a full perfect set.
Covenants will reward players with cosmetics based on their chosen Covenant. As of right now, we know that players will receive a mount, a pet, an armour set, and cloaks that have the appearance of wings.
Below is an image of the Kyrian plate set.
Your signature ability as a Kyrian is Summon Steward. Using it calls your steward to bring you a Phial of Serenity that can be consumed to restore 15% 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.
You can also sell items to your steward, ask him to change your talents (you will get the Time to Reflect buff for one minute), and even have him compliment one of your friends!
The Kyrian class abilities are different for each class. You can find them in our class ability guides below.
By completing weekly quests for the Kyrian Covenant and progressing its unique storyline campaign, you will be able to advance your renown.
Renown is one of the main power progression systems of Shadowlands, and is heavily time gated, as you can only advance your renown level by a very limited amount every week.
If you miss out on advancing your renown in certain weeks, or have just hit 60 with a new alt, you will be able to advance your renown rapidly until you arrive at the current week's renown cap.
Increasing renown unlocks extra powers for your Soulbinds, increases the item level of rewards from World Quests, enables the crafting of new legendaries and grants you cosmetic items, among other effects. Learn more about renown here:
Pelagos, Kleia and Forgelite Prime Mikanikos will, over the course of the Kyrian quests, allow you to bind with them as Soulbinds.
By progressing through your Renown, you will be able to unlock unique powers and extra slots for Conduits. Discover these powers and experiment yourself with our calculator.
Kyrian Anima Conductor
The Anima Conductor is unlocked and upgraded through your Anima Reservoir and allows you to unlock extra daily activities in your Covenant's home zone.
While each zone has its own activities, the design logic behind each is very similar between Covenants, and as such we created a general guide to help you decide where to focus your daily efforts:
Kyrian Covenant Adventures
Adventures are the new mission table system in Shadowlands. Missions will no longer have up to 200% success, depending on how well your followers counter its hazards, but instead they play out like an auto-battler and follower positioning is almost as important as the choice of followers to use.
Because the core mechanics of this system work similarly for all Covenants, we have created a common guide for Adventures, which you can access in the link below.
Kyrian Dungeon Buffs
By becoming a Kyrian, you become able to grant your party unique buffs in the Bastion dungeons. Learn more about these on our detailed guide below!
Changing from Kyrian to other Covenants
If you ever regret having picked the Kyrian, you can change your Covenant. This is simple if you are changing to a Covenant you never tried before, but complex if you want to rejoin another Covenant. Learn more about changing your Covenant in our detailed guide below!
Kyrian Lore and Storyline Recap
The page linked below contains spoilers. If you wish to unveil the end-game Kyrian questline yourself, stop reading at this point!
- 11 Jan. 2021: Added catch-up gear explanations.
- 05 Dec. 2020: Added a link to the new Anima Conductor guide.
- 23 Nov. 2020: Added spoiler details about the Covenant questline.
- 21 Nov. 2020: Added a link to the Soulbind calculator.
- 09 Sep. 2020: Added detailed info on the new Covenant Adventures system and an annotated Covenant Hall map.
- 17 Aug. 2020: Updated with the most recent beta info on the Venthyr covenant.
- 01 May 2020: Updated page according to Alpha testing.
- 07 Apr. 2020: Updated the ability list after new information released by developers.
- 03 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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