Best covenants for each classes

There are 4 covenants (factions) in Shadowlands.

You will experience all 4 when leveling up in Shadowlands.

At max level, you must choose 1 of the 4 covenants.

The covenant that you choose will eventually reward you with

-                           A Signature and a class specific ability.

-                           Cosmetic rewards (mount/armor set/per/cloak)

Each covenant will reward you with

  • A Signature ability (everyone gets this ability no matter class and race).
  • A class/spec ability
  • Soulbinding (Total of 3 NPC in which each one has a talent tree with power for you. You have one active soulbind NPC at a time). 

All these 3 affects what covenant is the best for you class and also spec. 

Can you change Covenant

Yes, you are allowed to change covenant.

If you change to another covenant that you never been on before at max level, you can do that without any issues.

If you choose a covenant that you have been on before at max level, then you have to do some quests to make the covenant accept you again.

Best covenants

The best covenant for a class is also what type of gameplay you play.

It can be a covenant that is good for PvP but another one that is better for tanking, and another one that is better for dps. It might even differ between best covenant if you do raids or M+.

During beta 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.


Updated 20th Nov 2020


Best all round Covenant for Death Knight

Venthyr 

Best Covenant for Blood Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian / Venthyr 

PvP
Necrolords 

Best Covenant for Frost Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Dual Wield: Night Fae / Venthyr
2-hand: Night Fae 

Raid
Dual Wield: Night Fae / Venthyr
2-hand: Kyrian / Night Fae

PvP
Necrolords

Best Covenant for Unholy Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Necrolord
Venthyr

Raid
Necrolords
Venthyr

PvP
Necrolords


Best all round Covenant for Demon Hunter

Kyrian

Best Covenant for Havoc Demon Hunter

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Venthyr

Raid
Venthyr / Kyrian

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Mythic Plus
Kyrian 

Raid
Kyrian

PvP
Night Fae


Best all round Covenant for Druid

Night Fae

Best Covenant for Balance Druid

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Night Fae /
Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian / Night Fae
Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Feral Druid

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Night Fae
Venthyr 

Raid
Kyrian / Night Fae
Venthyr 

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Guardian Druid

Mythic Plus
Offense: Venthyr / Necrolord 
Defense: Night Fae

Raid
Offense: Necrolord
Defense: Kyrian

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Restoration Druid

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Venthyr 

Raid
Night Fae
Venthyr

PvP
Necrolord


Best all round Covenant for Hunter

Kyrian 

Best Covenant for Survival Hunter

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

PvP
Kyrian
Venthyr

Best Covenant for Marksmanship Hunter

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae
Necrolord / Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian
Night Fae
Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Kyrian / Venthyr

Best Covenant for Beast Mastery Hunter

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Kyrian / Venthyr


Best All round Covenant for Mage

Night Fae

Best Covenant for Frost Mage

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Venthyr
Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord (good together with grim-veiled legendary)

PvP
Venthyr

Best Covenant for Fire Mage

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae
Necrolord
Kyrian  / Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Arcane Mage

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Kyrian 

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian 

PvP
Venthyr


Best all round Covenant for Monk

Kyrian

Best Covenant for Brewmaster Monk

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Kyrian / Necrolord
Night Fae

PvP

Best Covenant for Mistweaver Monk

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Kyrian
Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian
Necrolord
Venthyr

PvP

Kyrian / Venthyr / Necrolord

Best Covenant for Windwalker Monk

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Kyrian
Venthyr

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Venthyr

PvP


Best all round Covenant for Paladin

Kyrian / Night Fae 

Best Covenant for Holy Paladin

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian
Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr / Kyrian 

Best Covenant for Protection Paladin

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae

Raid
Venthyr
Necrolord / Night Fae

PvP
Kyrian / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Retribution Paladin

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae
Venthyr 

Raid
Venthyr
Night Fae

PvP
Kyrian / Night Fae


Best all round Covenant for Priest

Kyrian / Necrolord

Best Covenant for Discipline Priest

Mythic Plus
Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr
Kyrian

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Holy Priest

Mythic Plus
Necrolord
Kyrian

Raid
Necrolord
Kyrian
Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Shadow Priest

Mythic Plus
Necrolord
Kyrian
Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian
Necrolord
Night Fae 

PvP


Best all round Covenant for Rogue

Night Fae / Kyrian

Best Covenant for Assassination Rogue

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord

 

Best Covenant for Outlaw Rogue

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord

 

Best Covenant for Subtlety Rogue

Mythic Plus
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord / Night Fae 

Raid
Night Fae
Kyrian
Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord


Best all round Covenant for Shaman

Venthyr 

Best Covenant for Elemental Shaman

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Venthyr 

Raid
Necrolord
Night Fae / Venthyr / Kyrian  

PvP
Venthyr / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Enhancement Shaman

Mythic Plus
Venthyr
Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr
Kyrian 
Night Fae 

PvP
Venthyr / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Restoration Shaman

Mythic Plus
Venthyr / Necrolord  

Raid
Necrolord
Venthyr 

PvP
Necrolord / Venthyr


Best all round Covenant for Warlock

Kyrian

Best Covenant for Affliction Warlock

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae
Nercolord

Raid
Kyrian
Night Fae
Necrolord 

PvP

Best Covenant for Demonology Warlock

Mythic Plus
Night Fae / Necrolord
Venthyr
Kyrian

Raid
Necrolord / Night Fae
Venthyr / Kyrian

PvP

 

Best Covenant for Destruction Warlock

Mythic Plus
Kyrian 
Necrolord / Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian
Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP


Best all round Covenant for Warrior

Venthyr

If you will mainly play prot: Night Fae

Best Covenant for Arms Warrior

Mythic Plus
Venthyr
Night Fae / Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr
Kyrian

PvP
Night Fae / Kyrian

 

Best Covenant for Fury Warrior

Mythic Plus
Venthyr
Night Fae / Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae / Kyrian

 

Best Covenant for Protection Warrior

Mythic Plus
Kyrian
Night Fae / Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian
Night Fae / Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae / Kyrian


 

9 Nov 2020