Covenants are meant to make playing more exciting and challenging at the same time. There are four of them in the Shadowlands universe. Being a member will give you access to distinctive abilities, rewards, special quests and legendary items crafting. It is an integral part of your character’s personality and identity, thus, you need to choose wisely.
You’ve made a mistake and don’t enjoy the Covenant you’ve chosen, or it simply doesn’t align with your character development strategy, you can always change your mind and join in with a different one. Although it is an easy process, you should bear in mind that you will instantly lose all of the gains you’ve previously made.
It is also possible to rejoin a Covenant you’ve already been a member of. It is not easy though. You will be forced to prove that your intentions are serious this time by completing a rather difficult “Prove your worth” challenge. Leaving is deemed as an act of betrayal, thus the consequences.
It doesn’t require much action on your behalf to join a completely new Covenant. It is a simple matter of a quick conversation with the leader (NPC). You can do that in a matter of hours, if not minutes.
- Travel to Oribos, where all Covenant leaders reside. Find the one you need and start up a conversation. To make sure you are firm in your decision to enter, you will be asked a few clarifying questions.
- Then you need to pick up the same entry quest you’ve completed entering your first Covenant. It will unlock Covenant-specific abilities.
Remember, you will not be able to save your previous achievements. They are gone as soon as you’ve agreed to changing.
How to rejoin?
That’s a tricky task that takes time, patience and perseverance. You are viewed as a traitor, thus, you will have to work twice as hard to prove you might become an asset to the team and worthy of trust. Facing challenges is one of the ways to do that.
Note: You are not discarded from your current Covenant up until you’ve gone through all the steps required to re-enter.
- Go back to Oribos and strike up a conversation with the Covenant leader. Get ready for being called a traitor and all kinds of offensive words. Ultimately, he will offer you to prove your worth by going through quests two weeks consecutively.
- Do away with the “Prove your worth” quest. You will be required to meet a set of rigorous requirements, namely, a certain level on the activity bar, rares, dungeons, boss kills, etc.
Progress is only counted for those activities you do within the boundaries of your Covenant’s zone. Killing bosses and gathering items somewhere else will be disregarded. Running dungeons is the fasterst way to achieve your goal. Each boss kill will increase your bar level for 12%, thus two dungeons should be enough to finish.
- Submit the “Prove your worth” challenge before the weekly reset, unless you want to wait another week for the changes to occur.
- Once you have proven you are worthy enough, you will be directed to win your trust back by completing yet another challenge called “Rebuild your trust”. Requirements are the same as those of the “Prove your worth”.
- Talk to the Covenant’s leader once again. Done.
How much time do you need?
If you organize your actions in an orderly fashion, it is possible to be done within 24 hours. To do that, make sure you submit “Prove your worth” on time before the scheduled weekly reset. Then you need to immediately take the “Rebuild your trust” quest, complete it and you’re good to go.
Once you’ve finished the “Rebuild your trust” challenge, it remains completed. Technically, as there is no expiration date and it isn’t turned in automatically, you can wait for as long as you want before actually switching back. It might be useful, in case you want to plan rejoining right before running a dungeon or going on a raid.
Even though changing Covenants might bring some extra adventure to the game, you are losing most of your accomplishments within the previous Covenant. If you are not ready to once again spend your time grinding Renown and building Soulbind connections, we would recommend that you think carefully before making a decision.
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