Best covenants for each class in 9.0.5

There are some major changes when it comes to covenant ability changes in 9.0.5. 

During PTR and into live as well, I will test all there is and gather all information and references to give you the best covenant choice for your class, based on what gameplay you do.

It´s to early to list them up now because a lot will change until we get a final built for live.


Death Knight changes in 9.0.5

Covenant

Shackle the Unworthy (Kyrian) damage increased by 15% and damage reduction debuff increased to 8% (was 5%).

Death's Due (Night Fae) damage reduction debuff and Strength buff increased to 2% per stack (was 1%). Now stacks up to 4 times (was 8).

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Death Knight



Best Covenant for Blood Death Knight

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Best Covenant for Frost Death Knight

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Best Covenant for Unholy Death Knight

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Demon Hunter changes 9.0.5

Covenant

Elysian Decree (Kyrian) damage reduced by 10% for Vengeance Demon Hunters.

Fodder to the Flame (Necrolord) has been redesigned — Your damaging abilities have a chance to call forth a demon from the Theater of Pain for 25 seconds. Throw Glaive deals lethal damage to the demon, which explodes on death, dealing damage to nearby enemies and healing you for 30% of your maximum health. The explosion deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

The Hunt (Night Fae) damage decreased by 10% for Vengeance Demon Hunters.

Sinful Brand (Venthyr) damage decreased by 10% for Vengeance Demon Hunters.

Conduit

Repeat Decree base damage is now 15% (was 25%).
Fel Defender now affects Fel Devastation for Vengeance Demon Hunters (was Fiery Brand).

Best all round Covenant for Demon Hunter

 

Best Covenant for Havoc Demon Hunter

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Best Covenant for Vengeance Demon Hunter

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Druid changes in 9.0.5

Covenant

Adaptive Swarm (Necrolord) damage and healing increased by 25% and the effectiveness of periodic effects increased to 25% (was 20%). The effectiveness of periodic effects increased to 35% for Balance Druids.

Conduit

Endless Thirst now increases your critical strike chance by 0.8% per stack at Rank 1 (was 0.5%).

Best all round Covenant for Druid

 

Best Covenant for Balance Druid

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Best Covenant for Feral Druid

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Best Covenant for Guardian Druid

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Best Covenant for Restoration Druid

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Hunter changes in 9.0.5

Covenant

Death Chakram (Necrolord) damage increased by 15%.

Flayed Shot (Venthyr) duration increased to 18 seconds (was 14 seconds) and costs no Focus (was 10). Flayer’s Mark now also increases the damage of your next Kill Shot by 25%.

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Hunter

 

Best Covenant for Survival Hunter

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Best Covenant for Marksmanship Hunter

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Best Covenant for Beast Mastery Hunter

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Mage changes in 9.0.5

Covenant

Radiant Spark (Kyrian) damage increased by 20%.

Deathborne (Necrolord) duration increased to 25 seconds (was 20 seconds) and Spell Power buff increased to 15% (was 10%).

Mirrors of Torment (Venthyr)
Arcane: Now grants a stack of Clearcasting when a mirror is consumed (was mana).
Fire:  Fire Blast cooldown reduction increased to 6 seconds (was 4 seconds).

Conduit

 

Best All round Covenant for Mage

 

Best Covenant for Frost Mage

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Best Covenant for Fire Mage

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Best Covenant for Arcane Mage

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Monk

Covenant

Fallen Order’s (Venthyr) fallen Tiger and Ox adepts have had their stats increased by 20%.

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Monk

 

Best Covenant for Brewmaster Monk

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Best Covenant for Mistweaver Monk

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Best Covenant for Windwalker Monk

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Paladin

Covenant

Vanquisher's Hammer (Necrolord) now generates 1 Holy Power when used.

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Paladin

 

Best Covenant for Holy Paladin

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Best Covenant for Protection Paladin

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Best Covenant for Retribution Paladin

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Priest

Covenant

Fae Guardians (Night Fae) Guardian Faerie now grants 15% damage reduction (was 10%), Benevolent Faerie now grants 150% faster recovery rate to a major cooldown (was 100%), and Wrathful Faerie will now automatically be sent to the closest enemy target if Fae Guardians is used while an ally is targeted.

Conduit

Fae Fermata (Night Fae) Fae Guardians now leave a 80% effective copy of their benefit (was 60%) and can no longer be stacked on top of a Faerie for double benefit.

Best all round Covenant for Priest

 

Best Covenant for Discipline Priest

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Best Covenant for Holy Priest

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Best Covenant for Shadow Priest

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Rogue

Covenant

Flagellation (Venthyr) no longer costs Energy (was 20 Energy), duration reduced to 12 seconds (was 20 seconds), Haste is now granted immediately, and no longer has a second activation. Flagellation’s initial damage increased by 270%, additional damage from spending combo points increased by 160%, and deals damage 1 time upon use (was 3).

Conduit

Lashing Scars (Venthyr) now causes 4 additional lashes (was 2). This will allow the Rogue to start at 5% Haste upon activation.

Best all round Covenant for Rogue

 

Best Covenant for Assassination Rogue

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Best Covenant for Outlaw Rogue

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Best Covenant for Subtlety Rogue

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Shaman

Covenant

Vesper Totem (Kyrian) damage and healing increased by 25%.

Fae Transfusion (Night Fae) damage increased by 25%, the healing from damage conversion increased to 60% (was 40%) and the heal radius increased to 20 yards (was 12 yards).

Primordial Wave’s (Necrolord) Enhancement  Lightning Bolt effect now deals 150% damage (was 100%).

Chain Harvest (Venthyr) the damage and healing increased by 15% for Elemental and Restoration Shaman.

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Shaman

 

Best Covenant for Elemental Shaman

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Best Covenant for Enhancement Shaman

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Best Covenant for Restoration Shaman

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Warlock

Covenant

Decimating Bolt (Necrolord) bonus damage from the target’s missing health increased to 100% (was 60%).

Impending Catastrophe (Venthyr) damage while moving towards its target has been increased by 10% and its explosion damage increased by 15%.

Conduit

 

Best all round Covenant for Warlock

 

Best Covenant for Affliction Warlock

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Best Covenant for Demonology Warlock

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Best Covenant for Destruction Warlock

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Warrior

Covenant

Conqueror's Banner (Necrolord) - redesigned — Brandish the Conqueror’s Banner, granting 400 Mastery and 30% increased movement speed to you and your 2 nearest allies and preventing movement speed from being reduced below 100%. The cooldown is now 2 minutes (was 3 minutes), duration is now 15 seconds (was 20 seconds), and the Rage generation is now 4 Rage per second for Arms and Protection, and 6 Rage per second for Fury.

Conduit

Veteran's Repute (Necrolord) no longer causes Conqueror's Banner to grant stacks of Glory.

Best all round Covenant for Warrior

 

Best Covenant for Arms Warrior

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Best Covenant for Fury Warrior

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Best Covenant for Protection Warrior

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22 Feb 2021