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.


Best all round Covenant for Death Knight

Night Fae

Best Covenant for Blood Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian

PvP
Necrolords / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Frost Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Venthyr / Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian / Venthyr

PvP
Necrolords

Best Covenant for Unholy Death Knight

Mythic Plus
Night Fae/Venthyr

Raid
Kyrian

PvP
Necrolords


Best all round Covenant for Demon Hunter

Venthyr

Best Covenant for Havoc Demon Hunter

Mythic Plus
Venthyr (If you pick Demonic Talent)

Raid
Venthyr (If you pick Demonic Talent)
Night Fae (Not If you pick Demonic Talent)

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Vengeance Demon Hunter

Mythic Plus
Venthyr

Raid
Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae


Best all round Covenant for Druid

Venthyr / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Balance Druid

Mythic Plus
Night Fae / Venthyr

Raid
Night Fae  / Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Feral Druid

Mythic Plus
Venthyr 

Raid
Venthyr 

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Guardian Druid

Mythic Plus
Venthyr

Raid
Venthyr / Night Fae / Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae

Best Covenant for Restoration Druid

Mythic Plus
Night Fae / Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae / Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae 


Best all round Covenant for Hunter

Kyrian /Necrolord

Best Covenant for Survival Hunter

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Kyrian

Raid
Necrolord/ Kyrian

PvP
Kyrian / Venthyr

Best Covenant for Marksmanship Hunter

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Venthyr

Raid
Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Kyrian / Venthyr

Best Covenant for Beast Mastery Hunter

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Necrolord

Raid
Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Kyrian / Venthyr


Best All round Covenant for Mage

Night Fae

Best Covenant for Frost Mage

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Night Fae

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

PvP
Venthyr

Best Covenant for Fire Mage

Mythic Plus
Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian  / Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Arcane Mage

Mythic Plus
Night Fae 

Raid
Night Fae / (Kyrian) 

PvP
Venthyr


Best all round Covenant for Monk

Hard one for covering all specs.
Tank n Heal -> Necrolord
Tank n Dps -> Night Fae
Heal n Dps -> RIP

Best Covenant for Brewmaster Monk

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae

PvP

Best Covenant for Mistweaver Monk

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Necrolord 

PvP

 

Best Covenant for Windwalker Monk

Mythic Plus
Night Fae / Venthyr

Raid
Night Fae / Venthyr

PvP


Best all round Covenant for Paladin

Kyrian / Night Fae 

Best Covenant for Holy Paladin

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Night Fae

Raid
Night Fae / Kyrian

PvP
Kyrian / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Protection Paladin

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Night Fae

Raid
Necrolord / Night Fae

PvP
Kyrian / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Retribution Paladin

Mythic Plus
Venthyr / Kyrian / Night Fae 

Raid
Night Fae / Venthyr

PvP
Kyrian / Night Fae


Best all round Covenant for Priest

Necrolord 

Best Covenant for Discipline Priest

Mythic Plus
Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr / Kyrian

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Holy Priest

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Necrolord

Raid
Kyrian / Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr

 

Best Covenant for Shadow Priest

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Night Fae 

PvP


Best all round Covenant for Rogue

Necrolord
Alternative, Night Fae

 

Best Covenant for Assassination Rogue

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord

 

Best Covenant for Outlaw Rogue

Mythic Plus
Necrolord

Raid
Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord

 

Best Covenant for Subtlety Rogue

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Night Fae 

Raid
Night Fae / Necrolord

PvP
Night Fae / Necrolord


Best all round Covenant for Shaman

Kyrian

Best Covenant for Elemental Shaman

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Venthyr  / Night Fae

Raid
Kyrian / Venthyr / Night Fae

PvP
Venthyr / Night Fae

Best Covenant for Enhancement Shaman

Mythic Plus
Kyrian / Venthyr 

Raid
Kyrian / Venthyr

PvP
Venthyr

Best Covenant for Restoration Shaman

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Venthyr /Kyrian

Raid
Necrolord / Venthyr / Kyrian

PvP
Necrolord / Venthyr


Best all round Covenant for Warlock

Venthyr

Best Covenant for Affliction Warlock

Mythic Plus
Nercolord / Kyrian / (Ok with Venthyr as 2nd spec)

Raid
Kyrian / Necrolord / (Ok with Venthyr as 2nd spec)

PvP

Best Covenant for Demonology Warlock

Mythic Plus
Venthyr / Kyrian

Raid
Venthyr / Kyrian

PvP

 

Best Covenant for Destruction Warlock

Mythic Plus
Necrolord / Venthyr / Kyrian 

Raid
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

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
Night Fae / Kyrian / Venthyr

Raid
Night Fae / Kyrian / Necrolord / Venthyr

PvP
Night Fae / Kyrian


 

19 Sep 2020