best covenant is whatever theme u want for that class/race :) this gunna suck being FORCED to chance covenants or not get raids invites
Surprise, it changed because of buffs/nerfs.I'll pick what I want and I recommend you to do the same.
My balance/resto druid is still sticking to Night Fae
AGREED!I will be choosing the Covenants that best fit the imagination of the characters I have created and played over the last 16 years. Embrace the story and the fantasy not the statistical mechanics.Shadowlands, here we come...:o)
I want the Night Fae plate armor. I want to tame the ghostly pink snake on my hunter (despite it being cunning, therefore only good as a trophy pet at best). I've enjoyed using those covenant abilities on the beta with the respective classes more than I've enjoyed the other covenant abilities. "Best" is my team dealing with it, because I'm going to be a tree hugging hippie. It's a shame that the current best abilities for all the classes I like to play happen to be the abilities I like the least. Like, why WOULDN'T I take the Night Fae ability with a Havoc DH? I want to dash across the field like every bad Illidan player in HotS. Why would I not want to throw a surprise blue cone of magic at my enemies as a warrior like some kind of glitter bomb + pocket sand combo? Why would I not want to cause orbital bombardments as a hunter? Night Fae has the most fun abilities, and I don't care if people take issue with me picking the hippie faction. I'm going to have the obnoxious blue attacks, I'm going to rock the most unique "plate" armor set, and I'm going to actually enjoy my several hours a day grinding for resources I'll not care about in the next expansion.TL:DR; I'm one of THOSE people who will complain, and the "best" choices suck because they're not fun for the classes I like.
For me for my dk it is easier to chooseTree huggers? Nope Light? Nope Vampires addicts? (joke) NopeOn raiding side decision? Argh...
Wow, so Blizzard really doesn't see the problem with overwhelming Kyrian supremacy huh
It really feels like people here cant read. They specifically mention that this guide is meant for those who want to choose their covenant based on performance. If you want to choose your covenant based on theme and lore then it's perfectly fine to do so, no need to spam another 15 pages worth of comments letting everyone know about it.
I'm going Night Fae for Guardian no matter what 'guides' say, because I really like how it plays. The utility of it is really pleasant for me, even setting aside the aesthetic.I agree that guides like these, while I understand their purpose, would be nice to die-in-a-doomfire. Bleh. Or at least put a lot more objectivity in it since it's not like they account for well-used utility...
most of the time those type of guild dont really go far usually struggle with even clearing the raid on normal and heroic
Lol blizz is so stupid. Just run covenants through raidbots and balance ezpz. That's how it works, right? All praise the almighty sim! 🙌
If you care about raid performance then pick your BIS... if not then pick whatever you want it's that simple. I'm happy to hear that you don't care what those 'terrible' guides say but if you feel that way they're not made for you. If your guild or friends wont take you because you're a certain covenant then switch or get new friends.
that's pretty cool skimming through the reasoning for a lot of them, they focus on a particular aspect of the role (staying alive for tanks, throughput for healers and dmg output for dps classes)if you're looking for something else there's definitely some viability for the others
Can't wait for them to make a big balancing pass a week or two after everyone picks their covenants. People will be very appreciative I'm sure.
For #$%^s sake.... How can Blizzard not see the problem with this?