Venthyr Covenant in Shadowlands
This page gives an overview of the Venthyr covenant in Revendreth. Within, you will find all of the information we currently know from the Shadowlands Beta.
The venthyr have a good thing going. They lord over Revendreth's castles and ceaseless twilight while arrogant souls are delivered to their tables. The harvesters’ otherworldly punishments strip the pride from their thralls, sparing them an even worse fate: eternal torment in the Maw.
But souls thus drained can’t just leave Revendreth for a better place. They have years of penance to slog through while they reflect on the precarity of their afterlives. And, after eons of service, the venthyr are increasingly ruled by their decadence and pride. The very purpose of the plane may be flawed… and those who were once accusers have become gluttonous and corrupt.
Revendreth must always have a master, and rumor suggests that Denathrius, foremost among the venthyr, may no longer be fit for the role. Crowning a new Sire could return the plane to its former glory… or leave Revendreth mired in the same decadence and sin it is charged with cleansing.
Rewards of the Venthyr: Covenant Catch-up Gear
Players will receive cosmetic and ability rewards for choosing the Venthyr as their Covenant. They also gain the ability to unlock unique buffs for their parties in the Revendreth 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 Venthyr, the vendor and upgrade NPCs are located in Sinfall, in the northeast part of the lower level, around the 73, 27 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 all of the plate sets. The Venthyr set is the second from the left.
The signature ability for the Venthyr is Door of Shadows. It allows you to teleport to a target location within 35 yards after a 1.5 second cast, on a 1-minute cooldown. You can only teleport to locations where you could directly walk to, so leaping across unwalkable chasms and other unpassable terrain will not be possible.
The Venthyr class abilities are different for each class. You can find them in our class ability guides below.
By completing weekly quests for the Venthyr 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:
Venthyr 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:
Venthyr 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.
Venthyr Dungeon Buffs
By becoming a Venthyr, you become able to grant your party unique buffs in the Revendreth dungeons. Learn more about these on our detailed guide below!
Venthyr Class Hall / Sanctum
Sinfall is the Venthyr central hub, where you will find quests, your mission table, soulbinds and all other relevant NPCs. You can also upgrade various aspects of it in order to gain both power and added quality of life while playing in Revendreth.
In its main floor, you can find your Soulbinds, the Mission Table, quest givers and most amenities: Inn, Repair, Flight Path. Check out the map below for details:
There is another floor, accessible through a Blood Mirror marked on the above map, where you can access the Anima Conductor, which allows you to progressively unlock more activities you can do within Revendreth.
Changing from Venthyr to other Covenants
If you ever regret having picked the Venthyr, 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!
- 11 Jan. 2021: Added catch-up gear explanations.
- 05 Dec. 2020: Added a link to the new Anima Conductor guide.
- 21 Nov. 2020: Added a link to the Soulbind calculator.
- 09 Sep. 2020: Added detailed info on the new Covenant Adventures system.
- 17 Aug. 2020: Updated with the most recent beta info on the Venthyr covenant.
- 07 Apr. 2020: Updated the ability list after new information released by developers.
- 03 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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