World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Developer Update (July 8) Transcript


Now you may be noticing the empty slots in this tree. That’s where you are going to put these items that are called Conduits. Now for those who played Legion, you may remember Relics that you put into your artifact weapon.

These are fairly similar. Conduits are going to be items that you can get from dungeon bosses, raids, PvP, a sort of wide array of max level item sources; and unlike the Soulbind traits — which are universal, where an Arms Warrior and a Holy Priest have the same traits.

If you have Nadjia as your Soulbind, Conduits are spec specific. They will do things like improve your Ignore Pain, or Rejuvenation, or whatever you choose to stock it.

There are different Conduit types. Some are going to focus on increasing your throughput — like your damage and healing; others are more about Survival, others are about utility.

Again, this is letting you mix and match to choose the gameplay and the loadout that really best suits whatever you are looking to do on a given evening in World of Warcraft.

Now unlike Covenants which themselves are a very weighty choice and not something that is lightly switched, Soulbinds have a great deal of flexibility, both in terms of respecing them at a nominal cost, nothing escalating like how Azerite was in Battle for Azeroth, or just switching from one Soulbind to another the same way you might respec or switch talents.

Truly the idea here is to have a range of options and you pick what suits you for what you are looking to do right now.


1. Shadowlands Collector's Edition2. Shadowlands Alpha Recap3. Shadowlands Beta4. Covenants
5. Soulbinds6. Conduits7. Renown8. Upgrade Sanctum
9. Anima Conductor10. Scouting Map Missions11. Covenant Sanctums12. Theater of Pain
13. Return to the Maw14. The Road Ahead

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