The Archivist's Codex Reputation and Rewards Guide in Shadowlands

Last updated on Jun 20, 2021 at 09:40 by Azortharion 1 comment

The Archivist's Codex faction can be found in Korthia and offers a variety of optional quality-of-life upgrades when exploring the zone, much like Ve'nari in The Maw. Also like Venari, this reputation faction will be your source of adding sockets to gear and an extra way to upgrade your Conduits in Patch 9.1.

1.

How To Get Started with the Archivist's Codex

The Archivist's Codex is unlocked after completing Chapter 2 of the Chains of Domination Campaign called Maw Walkers which also unlocks the zone of Korthia. After unlocking Korthia, you can visit Scholar Roh Suir in the Seeker's Quorum to start your first questline with Archivist's Codex. Once you have completed it, you can start turning in Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments obtained from the sources listed further below in this guide.

To unlock the campaign and get started, you must have completed the following:

  1. Kill Sire Denathrius on any difficulty.
  2. Completed all Torghast rescue quests, ending with The Captive King.
  3. Completed all of the Torghast Storyline quests, ending with The Jailer's Grasp.

To check if you have completed steps 2 and 3, you can use the following commands to check if the appropriate quests have been completed:

1.1.

Check If You Have Completed All Torghast Rescue Quests

  • /script print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(61730))
1.2.

Check If You Have Completed All Torghast Storyline Quests

  • /script print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(62569))

If the above steps are completed, you will receive the first quest of the Patch 9.1 Campaign when you log in after the release of Patch 9.1 on June 29th/30th, depending on your region.

Chapter 1 of the Chains of Domination Campaign consists of 7 quests, ending with Report to Oribos. Chapter 2 of the campaign consists of 9 quests, ending with In Need of Assistance.

2.

Gaining Reputation with Archivist's Codex

Reputation exclusively comes from collecting Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments. These are obtained from Rares and Treasures in Korthia, and as you progress through the Ranks with Archivist's Codex, you can obtain them more quickly.

Turning in Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments grants you only 0.5 Reputation with Archivist's Codex per Fragment. You also get Cataloged Research Icon Cataloged Research which is a new Faction-specific Currency in Patch 9.1.

3.

How To Increase Rank with Archivist's Codex

Unlike most Reputations in the game, Archivist's Codex works on a Rank system. Similar to Ve'nari, when you reach a new Reputation threshold, you will not get Honored/Revered/Exalted, but will instead get Rank 2, 3, 4, and so on.

Rank Reputation Required Relic Fragments Required
Rank 2 3000 6000
Rank 3 4000 8000
Rank 4 4500 9000
Rank 5 6000 12000
Rank 6 8500 17000
4.

Archivist's Codex Cataloged Research Upgrades

Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragment turn-ins grant Cataloged Research Icon Cataloged Research which can be used to purchase Codex upgrades from Archivist Roh-Suir. These upgrades can be anything from unlocking teleports in Korthia, opening unique Chests, upgrading crafted or World Quest Items and rewards, and more.

Item Rank Required Cost Item Effect
Research Report: All-Seeing Crystal Icon Research Report: All-Seeing Crystal 2 100 Highlights creatures that drop Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments.
Korthian Archivists' Key Icon Korthian Archivists' Key 2 25 Used to open Relic Treasure Chests in Korthia.
Teleporter Repair Kit Icon Teleporter Repair Kit 3 50 Used to activate teleporters around Korthia, which can grant access to hidden treasures and locations.
Repaired Riftkey Icon Repaired Riftkey 4 100 Opens Rift Portals in Korthia for 15 minutes.
Recipe: Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle Icon Recipe: Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle 4 2500 Allows you to craft the Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle Icon Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle, which lets you upgrade Crafted Items to Item Level 230.
Research Report: Careful Examination Icon Research Report: Careful Examination 4 4000 Permanent upgrade that increases all Cataloged Research Icon Cataloged Research gains from Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments by 50%.
Treatise: Recognizing Stygia and its Uses Icon Treatise: Recognizing Stygia and its Uses 4 2000 Permanent upgrade that gives you 10 extra Stygia Icon Stygia when you complete a the Maw Daily or kill a Maw Rare.
Research Report: Ancient Shrines Icon Research Report: Ancient Shrines 5 1000 Permanent upgrade that allows you access to hidden Relic treasures via Ancient Shrines in Korthia.
Treatise: The Study of Anima and Harnessing Every Drop Icon Treatise: The Study of Anima and Harnessing Every Drop 5 2000 Permanent upgrade that gives you 15 additional Reservoir Anima Icon Reservoir Anima when you complete a World Quest or kill a rare anywhere in the Shadowlands.
Research Report: Relic Finding Techniques Icon Research Report: Relic Finding Techniques 5 5000 Permanent upgrade that gives you a 20% chance to find extra Relic Fragment Icon Relic Fragments when looting Treasures or Rares in Korthia.
Treatise: Relics Abound in the Shadowlands Icon Treatise: Relics Abound in the Shadowlands 6 2000 Permanent upgrade that gives you a chance of looting Reputation tokens for other Shadowlands factions when completing World Quests in their zones. For example, a chance at looting Night Fae reputation tokens from Ardenweald World Quests.
Research Report: Adaptive Alloys Icon Research Report: Adaptive Alloys 6 (and Renown 61) 4000 Allows you to upgrade Korthia Daily/Weekly Quest Items to Item Level 226 (Rank 5). See more info below.
Research Report: First Alloys Icon Research Report: First Alloys 6 (and Renown 75) 8000 Allows you to upgrade Korthia Daily/Weekly Items to Item Level 233 (Rank 6). See more info below.
Death-Bound Shard Icon Death-Bound Shard 6 3000 Upgrades one of your lowest item level Conduits, up to 252. This is the Patch 9.1 version of the Unbound Reality Fragment Icon Unbound Reality Fragment
Alloy-Warping Facetor Icon Alloy-Warping Facetor 6 5000 Adds a socket to a Shadowlands Season 2 item that does not already have one. Can be used on Helms, Necks, Bracers, Belts, or Rings. This is the Patch 9.1 version of Spatial Realignment Apparatus Icon Spatial Realignment Apparatus.
5.

How To Obtain Sockets from Torghast in Shadowlands

In addition to being able to purchase the Alloy-Warping Facetor Icon Alloy-Warping Facetor for Cataloged Research Icon Cataloged Research, you can also purchase it for 1000 Soul Cinders Icon Soul Cinders. These drop on higher Layers of Torghast, and the best part is that you do not need any Archivist's Codex Reputation to purchase sockets with this currency.

6.

How To Get Gear from Korthia

A big feature in Patch 9.1 will be "catch-up" gear from Korthia. This is gear that starts out at Item Level 207, but can be upgraded to 233.

Here are all the ways of obtaining Korthia Catch-Up Gear that we know of so far:

  • Daily Quests in Korthia (Random Piece, Not Guaranteed)
  • Covenant Assault War Chests (Random Piece, Not Guaranteed)
  • The Shaping Fate Korthia Weekly Quest (Random Piece, Guaranteed)
  • Purchased from Duchess Mynx in Keeper's Respite for 1000 Stygia Icon Stygia via Korthian Armaments Icon Korthian Armaments.

Importantly, the purchasable Korthian Armaments Icon Korthian Armaments Item can be mailed to your alts to catch them up on gear.

7.

How To Upgrade Korthia Gear with the Archivist's Codex

It is also possible to use Cataloged Research Icon Cataloged Research to upgrade the items obtained from Daily and Weekly Quests in Korthia.

Upgrade Tier Item Level Cataloged Research Cost Requirement(s)
2/6 207 500 Requires you to complete the Archivist's Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.
3/6 213 750 Requires you to complete the Archivist's Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.
4/6 220 1500 Requires you to complete the Archivist's Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.
5/6 226 2500 Requires Renown 61 and the Research Report: Adaptive Alloys Icon Research Report: Adaptive Alloys Upgrade.
6/6 233 4000 Requires Renown 75 and the Research Report: First Alloys Icon Research Report: First Alloys Upgrade.
8.

Changelog

  • 20 Jun. 2021: Added detailed information about the prerequisites and questlines required for getting started with the Archivist's Codex.
  • 15 Jun. 2021: Added information about purchasing Shadowlands Sockets for Soul Cinders, with no reputation requirement.
  • 21 May 2021: Guide created.
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