Soulbind Conduits Guide

Last updated on Sep 18, 2020 at 08:38 by Stan 5 comments

Welcome to our Conduits guide for Shadowlands, where you will learn what Conduits are, how they are used, and how you can obtain them.



Soulbind Conduits are socketed passives that enhance your class and Covenant Abilities. You can get them from reputation vendors, PvP quartermasters, dungeons, raids, and by completing various content in Shadowlands.

You must first add them to your permanent collection at the Forge of Bonds. Afterward, they can be inserted into the corresponding empty Conduit slots provided by Soulbinds.

Conduits have 15 ranks and their power increases with item level.

The current system allows you to swap them out just once per week.


The Forge of Bonds

After having obtained your very first Soulbind Conduit, you must make your way to The Forge of Bonds located in your Covenant Sanctum. The forge allows you to augment your Soulbinds with Conduits and add them permanently to your collection. Soulbind Conduits work just like Essences in Battle for Azeroth, and you must always be at the Forge of Bonds to change and add them to your collection.


Soulbind Conduit Collection

Learning a Soulbind Conduit adds it permanently to your collection. If you obtain the same Conduit at a higher rank, it will override the lower item level Conduit and replace it in your collection.

Here is how the collection looks like in the game.


Types of Soulbind Conduits

Before we go over the different Conduit types, let us have a closer look at a sample Soulbind tree for better illustration.


As you can see above in Pelagos' Soulbind tree, we distinguish between three types of Soulbind Conduits, each marked with a different symbol:

  • Finesse Finesse Conduits — Provide you with utility.
  • Potency Potency Conduits — Increase your damage output.
  • Endurance Endurance Conduits — Increase your survivability.

All Soulbinds provide 3 empty Potency Potency Conduit slots, 2 Finesse Finesse, and 2 Endurance Endurance Conduits for a total of 7 empty Conduit slots.


How to Activate Soulbind Conduits

You must drag a Conduit from your collection and insert into the corresponding empty Conduit slot of your Soulbind to activate it.

Note that you cannot use the same Conduit twice and your Conduits will not reset when you switch between specializations.


Obtaining Soulbind Conduits

Conduits can be obtained by completing various activities in the Shadowlands. These include killing raid bosses, completing dungeons, reaching Exalted with the new factions, and some can be purchased from PvP quartermasters in Oribos. This section will be updated with more details on how to get the specific Soulbind Conduits as we near release.


Replacing Soulbind Conduits

If you wish to replace an existing Conduit you can simply right-click it and remove it. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the new Conduit into the existing Conduit slot that is currently equipped with a different Conduit.

You will be able to swap out Conduits once per week.


Upgrading Soulbind Conduits

Each Soulbind Conduit has up to 15 Ranks. The upgrade system has not been fully tested yet on the Beta, but we think it will be tied to raid difficulties and keystone levels.


Conduits by Class

Please refer to our class-specific Conduit pages for more information about the Conduits available to each class.



  • 18 Sep. 2020: Fixed Conduit slots count.
  • 27 Aug. 2020: Fixed wrong link in the footer.
  • 22 Aug. 2020: Guide added.
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