KyrianClass Ability: Scouring Tithe
Currently, Kyrian is the strongest covenant due to the combination of this spell and the Soulbinds within this covenant. This ability is very strong, especially for Destruction. This spell is also duplicated by Havoc
and adds a lot of power to this spell. However, if your target dies while affected by Scouring Tithe
, the cooldown is not reset. This means you can't just alternate between low health targets. This is both a strong option on single, two targets, and heavy cleave.Covenant Ability: Summon Steward
Not the most interesting covenant ability, but he can sell you food and drinks, help you change your talents for free, and even play you a song!Covenant Conduit: Soul Tithe
Increases your Chaos Bolt
damage by 10% for 10 seconds if a target dies while affected by Scouring Tithe
. Keep in mind, if a target dies while affected by this dot, you gain 5 Soul Shards, meaning you're able to cast at least 2, probably 3 buffed bolts. This is a decently strong conduit in situations where you'll be able to proc this often.
NecrolordClass Ability: Decimating Bolt
This ability is very strong on single target, and especially during execute phases where you're able to gain even higher % increases on your Incinerate
damage stacks. As mentioned above, this ability was nerfed when combined with Fire and Brimstone
. This nerf makes this spell less attractive on multiple targets, but still very strong on single target.Covenant Ability: Fleshcraft
This ability is situationally a very nice defensive boost. While it can be kind of annoying to channel, there are a few Soulbind options that make it a bit less annoying such as Emeni's Ambulatory Flesh
. That being said, reaching this Soulbind perk takes you away from a potency conduit slot which is not ideal.
The Soulbind tree for Necrolord is overall decent. Tt offers perks such as Lead by Example
which makes for a nice boost to your stats. Another noteworthy mention here is Ultimate Form
which makes you immune to crowd control effects while casting Fleshcraft
. This could potentially be very strong in certain scenarios.Covenant Conduit: Fatal Decimation
Not very strong. Decimating Bolt
's strength isn't as much in its missiles damage, but rather in the empowered Incinerate
. That being said, this is by no means useless and still a decent buff to the abilities damage, especially during execute phases.
Night FaeClass Ability: Soul Rot
This ability was made more attractive by having its health cost removed and damage on the main target buffed, but still, it's capped to 4 targets and it's unlikely you will end up using the Drain Life
part of this ability. If you were to argue in favor of this ability, the defensive value it adds through the healing is actually quite decent. Overall, the damage this dot deals isn't bad either, especially not in dungeons where you're able to constantly apply it to 4 targets.Covenant Ability: Soulshape
This class ability isn't amazing, but through the Soulbind tree, it actually becomes slightly more interesting. First off Horn of the Wild Hunt
adds utility to your group. 10% movement speed however isn't very much and it's certainly not on the same level as a Stampeding Roar
or Wind Rush Totem
. Run Without Tiring
adds a nice layer of defensive value to this spell. Wild Hunt's Charge
can turn your Soulshape
into an engage type ability that gives the ability an interesting twist.Covenant Conduit: Soul Eater
Nice damage increase to this ability. The radius increase means it could possibly hit a target it would have otherwise missed which is obviously also nice.
VenthyrClass Ability: Impending Catastrophe
This ability is an interesting one as it can apply either Curse of Tongues
or Curse of Weakness
to an entire group of mobs on a relatively short cooldown. The damage of this spell isn't bad, but compared to the alternative covenant class abilities this doesn't compare. Covenant Ability: Door of Shadows
A decent addition to your mobility kit, but nothing game-breaking. It's worth noting this ability can also be modified through quite a few Soulbind traits:
- Fancy Footwork - Nice little sprint after teleporting.
- Agent of Chaos - Can be useful if you need to cc large groups of mobs, potentially to stop their casts.
- Watch the Shoes! - Allows you to potentially get out of a sticky situation.
- Leisurely Gait - Adds a nice twist to the ability. You can a charge, but increased cooldown.
- Enduring Gloom - Adds a layer of defensiveness to this ability.
Clearly, Venthyr revolves around the Covenant ability quite a lot, but this isn't enough to make this Covenant a viable choice.Covenant Conduit: Catastrophic Origin
Not very interesting, this ability is already underperforming significantly compared to the alternative Covenant abilities.