The Archivists' Codex Reputation and Rewards Guide in Shadowlands
The Archivists' 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.
Patch 9.1.5 Changes to Archivists' Codex
- The new quest Relic Clues at Tier 3 offers a 10% chance of looting double the normal amount of Relic Fragments from mobs and rares, and it increases the average amount of Relics dropped from mobs, rares, and quests.
- The Relic Efficiency quest that is unlocked at Tier 4 now also increases the amount of Relics that drop from creatures, daily quests, and the weekly Shaping Fate quest.
- The new quest Relic Hunter at Tier 5 increases the chance of double Relics from 10% to 40%, and it increases the average amount of Relics dropped from mobs, rares, and quests even further.
- All Treatises and Research Report Item unlocks are now Account-Wide. Once you have reached Tier 6 on one character, you can purchase them on an alt and reap the benefits.
- Upon reaching a high enough rank, Archivist Roh-Suir will offer the quest Practical Applications to unlock the ability to deposit Reservoir Anima from Korthia.
- A new weekly quest, Lost Research, allows you to collect items within the Rift phase for bonus reputation and Cataloged Research.
How To Get Started with the Archivists' Codex
The Archivists' 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 Archivists' Codex. Once you have completed it, you can start turning in 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:
- Kill Sire Denathrius on any difficulty.
- Completed all Torghast rescue quests, ending with The Captive King.
- 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:
Check If You Have Completed All Torghast Rescue Quests
- /script print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(61730))
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.
Gaining Reputation with Archivists' Codex
Reputation exclusively comes from collecting Relic Fragments. These are obtained from Rares and Treasures in Korthia, and as you progress through the Ranks with Archivists' Codex, you can obtain them more quickly.
Turning in Relic Fragments grants you only 0.5 Reputation with Archivists' Codex per Fragment. You also get Cataloged Research which is a new Faction-specific Currency in Patch 9.1.
How To Increase Rank with Archivists' Codex
Unlike most Reputations in the game, Archivists' 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|
Archivists' Codex Cataloged Research Upgrades
Relic Fragment turn-ins grant 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|
|Chronicle of Lost Memories||2||2000||Teaches you a random Legendary Item Memory that you do not already have.|
|Treatise: Bonds of Stygia in Mortals||2||1000||Reduces the amount of Stygia lost when you die in The Maw by 75%.|
|Research Report: All-Seeing Crystal||2||100||Highlights creatures that drop Relic Fragments.|
|Korthian Archivists' Key||2||25||Used to open Relic Treasure Chests in Korthia.|
|Teleporter Repair Kit||3||50||Used to activate teleporters around Korthia, which can grant access to hidden treasures and locations.|
|Repaired Riftkey||4||100||Opens Rift Portals in Korthia for 15 minutes.|
|Recipe: Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle||4||2500||Allows you to craft the Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle, which lets you upgrade Crafted Items to Item Level 230.|
|Research Report: Careful Examination||4||4000||Permanent upgrade that increases all Cataloged Research gains from Relic Fragments by 50%.|
|Treatise: Recognizing Stygia and its Uses||4||2000||Permanent upgrade that gives you 10 extra Stygia when you complete a the Maw Daily or kill a Maw Rare.|
|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||5||2000||Permanent upgrade that gives you 15 additional Reservoir Anima when you complete a World Quest or kill a rare anywhere in the Shadowlands.|
|Research Report: Relic Finding Techniques||5||5000||Permanent upgrade that gives you a 20% chance to find extra Relic Fragments when looting Treasures or Rares in Korthia.|
|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: Relic Examination Techniques||6||2500||Permanent upgrade item that can be sent to an alt to increase its reputation gain from Relics and Relic Fragments by 50%.|
|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||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||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|
|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.|
The Soaring Razorwing mount is just one of more than 91 new collectibles added in Patch 9.1. If you would like to learn more about the other cosmetics available to you from Shadowlands reputations, consult our collection guides below.
How To Obtain Sockets from Torghast in Shadowlands
In addition to being able to purchase the Alloy-Warping Facetor for Cataloged Research, you can also purchase it for 1000 Soul Cinders. These drop on higher Layers of Torghast, and the best part is that you do not need any Archivists' Codex Reputation to purchase sockets with this currency.
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 via Korthian Armaments.
Importantly, the purchasable Korthian Armaments Item can be mailed to your alts to catch them up on gear.
How To Upgrade Korthia Gear with the Archivists' Codex
It is also possible to use 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 Archivists' Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.|
|3/6||213||750||Requires you to complete the Archivists' Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.|
|4/6||220||1500||Requires you to complete the Archivists' Codex Introduction Questline from Scholar Roh-Sur.|
|5/6||226||2500||Requires Renown 61 and the Research Report: Adaptive Alloys Upgrade.|
|6/6||233||4000||Requires Renown 75 and the Research Report: First Alloys Upgrade.|
- 11 Jan. 2021: Fixed incorrect pricing on Chronicle of Lost Memories.
- 24 Oct. 2021: Updated the guide to reflect Patch 9.1.5 changes like Account-Wide Reputation Requirement Unlocks, a new item for boosting rep gains on Alts, and more.
- 10 Sep. 2021: Added the random Legendary Power item.
- 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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