Everything You Need to Know About Shadowlands Expansion

Some time ago we have written a post about the things that will be gone for good after Shadowlands expansion releases. You can read about it in Things to do before Shadowlands release post. Today we will focus on the things that will be added in the new World of Warcraft expansion. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Shadowlands expansion.

New Zones

There are five new zones in Shadowlands:

  • Bastion
  • Ardenweald
  • Maldraxxus
  • Revendreth
  • The Maw

All of them are unique, with special atmosphere and different monsters. Meet five different themes one per each zone and learn more about each of them.

Bastion

Bastion zone

The most dignified souls are collected in Bastion. It may look light heaven with the light colours and valkyries flying around. You will meet here great fallen heroes, like Uther. To learn more about Bastion and it’s key figures read our post below.

Ardenweald

Ardenweald Zone

This is a place for the souls connected with nature and wild. You will appear in the beautiful forest with dream trees to observe the soul essences waiting for their rebirth. In Ardenweald you will see the reflection of life in the twilight.

Maldraxxus

Maldraxxus Zone

This zone represents the birth of necromantic powers. You will meet all kinds of undead creatures and learn how to rise armies to fulfil your will. Maldraxxus will give strength and make you perfect. Such transformations happened to Draka and you can read her story in the post below.

Revendreth

Revendreth Zone

A brilliant gorgeous place with the specific Gothic atmosphere will make you feel the presence of vampires with your own skin. Soon we will learn the story of Kael’Thas in the lands of Revendreth.

The Maw

This zone represents hell. For a long time, no one knew what secrets keep the Maw. Only the worst souls were punished and sent to the Maw. But as a matter of fact, it is your task to get in there and help to solve the mysterious tension in Shadowlands. But it worth trying to enter it as you will have the chance to meet Arthas once more.

Shadowlands Covenants

One of the new features in Shadowlands is the presence of Covenants. You will make quests, gain reputation, open soul binds and even get new abilities with a chosen covenant. There are four different Covenants each per zone (except for The Maw):

  • Kyrian (at Bastion)
  • Night Fae (at Ardenweald)
  • Necrolord (at Maldraxxus)
  • Venthyr (at Revendreth)

Each of them have different rewards for players. One signature ability, class abilities, transmogs, and mounts. Let’s have a closer look to each of them.

Kyrian abilities and soulbinds

Kyrian signature ability:

Summon Steward – Instant Cast, 5 min cooldown.
Call your steward to bring you a Phial of Serenity that can be consumed to restore 20% of your health and remove all Curse, Disease, Poison, and Bleed Effects. Your Steward additionally offers access to a selection of useful amenities for 4 min.

The list of additional amenities of Summon Steward:

  • Bottomless Chalice: Your Steward also provides Phials of Serenity for your allies.
  • Darksight Orbs: Your Steward can now hunt for materials within Torghast.
  • Flail of Merkur: Your Steward’s Phial of Serenity refreshes the cooldown of Elysian Decree.
  • Flattered: Have your steward give a compliment to a friend!
  • Haven’s Breath: Your Steward’s Phial of Serenity refreshes the cooldown of Weapons of Order.
  • Kyrian Armaments: Summons a steward to retrieve the stolen item, gaining reputation with the denizens of Bastion.
  • Kyrian Warhelm: Your Steward’s Phial of Serenity refreshes the cooldown of Spear of Bastion.
  • Parliament Stone: Your Steward cheers you on, increasing your movement speed by 35%.
  • Phial of Light: Your Steward’s Phial of Serenity now restores an additional 40% of your health.
  • Phial of Mastery: Increase mastery by 50%.
  • Phial of Pain: Your Steward’s Phial of Serenity increases damage and healing by 40% for 15 sec.
  • Venerable Kyrian Defender: Summons a steward to retrieve the stolen item, gaining a large amount of reputation with the denizens of Bastion.

Kyrian class active abilities:

Here you will find the names of covenant active abilities. If you want a detailed description you can click on the class and see the list of all covenant active abilities for this class.

Kyrian Soulbinds

There are three soulbinds that you can make and level up in Bastion with Kyrians: Pelagos, Kleia, and Forgelite Prime Mikanikos. We will write a separate post about soulbinds as well.

Night Fae abilities and soulbinds

Night Fae signature ability:

Soulshape – Instant Cast, 1.5 min cooldown.
Turn into a Vulpin, teleporting 15 yds forward and increasing your movement speed by 50%. You may reactivate Soulshape every few sec to teleport again. Lasts 12 sec, or indefinitely while in a rest area.

The list of  Soulshape forms of Soulshape:

BearGryphonMothStagWolfhawk
CobraHippogryphNightsaberTeroclawWyvern
CraneHyenaOwlcatTiger
Dragon TurtleLionRaptorUnicorn
Feathered DrakeMooseRunestagWolf

Night Fae class active abilities:

Here you will find the names of covenant active abilities. If you want a detailed description you can click on the class and see the list of all covenant active abilities for this class.

Night Fae Soulbinds

There are three soulbinds that you can make and level up in Ardenweald with Night Fae: Niya, Dreamweaver, and Korayn. We will write a separate post about soulbinds as well.

Necrolord abilities and soulbinds

Necrolord signature ability:

Fleshcraft – 10 yd range, Channeled (4 sec cast), 2 min cooldown.
Form a shield of flesh and bone over 4 sec that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum health for 2 min. Channelling near a corpse claims their essence to grow the shield, up to 50% of your maximum health. This is most effective against powerful enemies.

Necrolord class active abilities:

Here you will find the names of covenant active abilities. If you want a detailed description you can click on the class and see the list of all covenant active abilities for this class.

Necrolord Soulbinds

There are three soulbinds that you can make and level up in Maldraxxus with Necrolords: Plague Deviser Marileth, Emeni, and Bonesmith Heirmir. We will write a separate post about soulbinds as well.

Venthyr abilities and soulbinds

Venthyr signature ability:

Door of Shadows – 35 yd range, 1.5 sec cast, 1 min cooldown.
Wend through the shadows, appearing at the targeted location.

Venthyr class active abilities:

All the details about each ability you can see if you click on the class you want to read about.

Venthyr Soulbinds

There are three soulbinds that you can make and level up in Revendreth with Venthyrs: Nadjia the Mistblade, General Draven, and Theotar the Mad Duke. We will write a separate post about soulbinds as well.

Torghast, Tower of the damned

The other new feature in the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Shadowlands. The first and the only dungeon crawler in WoW. You will be able to challenge Torghast alone or in a group, every your run will unlike the previous one. Each time you will meet random monsters, new challenges and events. The dungeon consists of 6 wings with 6 floors each and an endless mode called Twisting Corridors. The only limit is the number of deaths. When your character reaches the maximal number of deaths the Torghast run id over for you.

World of Warcraft new leveling system

Every player might think that level up to 120 level is long enough. That’s why a new leveling system will be presented in Shadowlands. The maximal level is going to be 60 and you can choose yourself in what expansion you want to level up. It is called ‘Pick your Era’. You can find Chromie and ask her to bring you to the desired expansion to level up your champion. Or you can play at the latest expansion.

But that’s not all. There is going to be new introductory levels. During levels 1-10 new players will learn the basics of the game and even enter their first dungeon. After that, you level up on the desired expansion from level 10 to level 50. And on the 50th level, you go to Shadowlands expansion and enter the afterlife.

Shadowlands releases 26-27th October 2020. As it is a global release the date and time may differ for your region.

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