World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Guide – How to Farm Anima and Use Soulbinds

Here's how to invest and leverage in each Covenant for unique abilities.

Posted By | On 25th, Dec. 2020

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As you progress through World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you’ll need Reservoir Anima. You’ll need to complete a specific quest for certain NPCs – Haephus of the Kyrian, Arkadia Moa of the Necrolords, Foreman Flatfinger of the Venthyr and Zayhad, The Builder of the Night Fae – to access the sanctum. Up to 35,000 Reservoir Anima can be deposited in it.

The sanctum can be upgraded in several different ways, like increasing the transport layer for a portal that goes straight to Oribos or the Anima Conductor which will provide new Rare enemies, World Quests and new Daily Quests in zones. It’s also worth noting that each Covenant has a different minigame that will provide rewards.

Anima Tokens fall into three types – Uncommon, Rare and Epic, adding 5 Anima, 35 Anima and 250 Anima to your reservoir. These can be earned from killing rare enemies, looting chests, completing World Quests and completing dungeons. Anima can be channeled into different zones which opens up different rewards and bonuses or spend it on the Adventures table for new quests. Reservoir Anima can also be purchased to purchase cosmetics, transmogs, pets, mounts and so on.

How to Use Soulbinding

Covenants aren’t just for show – they also provide different Soulbinds which offer new abilities and powers. Each of the 12 Soulbinds has different nodes which you use Conduits in – these are obtained while playing and are specific for each class. Each Covenant has three Soulbinds to choose from, though you can only have one active at any given time. Switching between them is possible but only in a rest area.

To acquire a Soulbind, you first need to be level 60 and then pledge loyalty to a Covenant. You get to choose from one of two Soulbinds immediately with the third locked behind a questline for the specific Covenant. The first few nodes for a Soulbind will be available as soon as you equip it but for the rest, you need to hit different Renown Levels (with the last unlocking at Renown Level 34).

Here are all the different Soulbinds in Shadowlands:

  • Niya
  • Dreamweaver
  • Korayn
  • Kleia
  • Nadjia the Mistblade
  • Forgelite Prime Mikanikos
  • Emeni
  • Plague the Deviser Marileth
  • Bonesmith Heirmir
  • General Draven
  • Theotar the Mad Duke
  • Pelagos

For more details on Covenants and Soulbinds, check out Selwen’s guide below.


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