You get this from some quests on the beta... but what's it good for?
Renown is a Covenant specific, metered progression system that will measure and build your standing with your chosen Covenent.
Renown influences your connection to your Soulbinds, and allows your progression in repairing (upgrading) your Sanctum.
Unlike Artifact Power and Azerite Power in the previous expansions, Renown is not an open-ended grind.
There will be a weekly cap on how much Renown you can gain.
Renown is earned through playing the Covenant Campaign and by completing two weekly quests.
There are many rewards associated with gaining Renown including Transmogs, mounts, pets, a title, and more.
Gaining Renown can earn you Legendary Recipes.
Gaining Renown can increase the item level of World Quest items.
Gaining Renown is at least part of the requirement for Shadowlands Pathfinder.
If you are behind, or you switch Covenants, or you are playing an alt, there is a catch-up system already in place.
To know what is your renown lvl check the Keeper of Renown NPC in your Covenant Hall.
Keeper of Renown NPCs:
Elysian Hold - Ione Skyblade, 42.8, 70.1 - platform across from Sanctum Upgrades
Seat of the Primus - Elspeth Larink, 46.5, 40.1 - across from Sanctum Upgrades
Heart of the Forest - Laurel, 46.5, 40.1 - north of the Soulbinder
Sinfall - Rahel, 54.2, 26.8 - near Sanctum Upgrades
Does anyone know what the weekly cap is yet? ty
Your main question is ……. How this Renown currency is linked to my Covenant Sanctum?.
But is also important how is this related to the covenant experience, and im gonna explain you this in the next big text.
But before going deep into the covenant experience, I will drop you here two links to another two interesting themes that you may want to look later (check into the comments):
How to choose your covenant
(not the typical guide perspective)
How and in which way level up alts and how this impact into your gameplay and covenant
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There is two main resources you will be farming and stockpiling, Reservoir Anima
. You can farm Anima in a unlimited amount like you did with artifact power but with Renow you have a limited amount to farm per week.
You will gain Anima with various activities (world quest, pve activities, pvp activities) and will gain Renown mostly with weekly quests.
With one of this resources (anima) you will not autoacumulate, you will earn items that goes into your bags and you have to use in order to stock the amount of currency that they give you. But you cant use those items anywhere, there is a determinate point to use em, one of the seven big points into your covenant.
The covenant is the faction you choose to work for, is linked to one of the maps in the shadowlands so your main hub will be in that map, your Sanctum. Works in a similar way to the class halls in legion, everyone had one with more or less the same utilities but not placed in the same spot because their “internal arquitecture” was different.
Seven Big Points into your Covenant: SCOUTING MAP, FORGE OF BONDS, COVENANT RESERVOIR, KEEPER OF RENOWN, ANIMA CONDUCTOR, TELEPORTATION NETWORK, COVENANT SPECIFIC AREA
Here you can see an
example video in kyrian sanctum
example video in night fae sanctum
, but first take a fast read into the descriptions bellow.
SCOUTING MAP – As you can guess is where you start and finish the missions as you did with your followers before. The main difference is that now they fight in a similar way to hearthstone matches so you have to choose their positioning and influence between em. Someone will build an addon for this stuff for sure, don’t care xD.
Every Covenant has the same followers no matter with class you play.
To use this and set missions you need Reservoir Anima
FORGE OF BOND – This works in a similar way to previous forges and will allow you to choose traits that will empower some of your habilities or stats. In previous expansions this was “inside” your artifact weapon or inside your heart of azeroth necklace, now traits are “inside” your followers but as they are soulbinded to you, the power gained with trait is for both, you and your follower.
You will start with one Soulbind (follower) but will end with 3. Each one has his own traits. You can only share the powers of those traits with one of your soulbinds (followers) but you can swap the one to share.
The powers a Soulbind Follower offers are fixed and remain the same regardless of the class or spec you play,
take a look in here
. To allow for customization within each Soulbind, there is a new item type called a Conduit that allows you to alter some of the powers in the denizen's power structure. When applied to a single tree power, it will not only alter that ability, but may also open up or cut off possible selections down the tree.
Conduits are similar to the Relics in Legion artifact weapons or to the Azerite Essences you used inside your Heart of Azeroth. Conduits are stored inside your forge, Conduits arrives to you as items so you must go to your Forge and use em and that will storage em inside the forge in a side-list as essences where storage inside Heart so you can use em and may be swapped around once per week.
The traits in your soulbind has different levels, as in a tree. You will nedd Conduits to open the patch from a level to another and you will also need to unlock every level. To unlock em you will need to gain levels of
in a similar way as you gained levels into your heart when farming azerite.
COVENANT RESERVOIR – This is the place where you will come to use your Reservoir Anima
items to deposit and stockpile em.
The Anima tab will allow you to check how many you have in deposit and will allow you to use your anima and willing soulds deposited to upgrade four different things.
Upgrade your scouting map, and you will have more and better missions and will make your followers stronger.
Upgrade a transport system into your faction map that will allow you to move faster and smoother (portals, gateways, etc)
Upgrade your Anima Conductor
Upgrade and allow the access to a zone that is unique per covenant.
KEEPER OF RENOWN – This npc wil show you your current Renown
level and the rewards for next renown levels you will gain.
The Renown tab will allow to check how many you have stocked and wich level of Renown you have. Every level of renown will unlock things like…. A new chapter into your campaign, A increased itemlevel in world quest rewards, toys pets transmogs legenday recipes, the Pathfinder achivment to fly later, and two important things, will unlock new levels into the trait tree inside your soulbinds and will unlock the possibility to improve different things into your sanctum, this things to improve are in the covenant reservoir tab.
ANIMA CONDUCTOR - Anima Conductors control and direct the anima streams to key areas in your Covenant's map. By improving these Anima Conductors located in your Covenant Sanctum, you can open the flow of Anima, revealing new daily and world quests, treasures, enemy champions, and enhancements just for members of your Covenant.
TELEPORTATION NETWORK- In the map where your covenant is, as in any other map, you will have to move flying around with gryphons. This will consume a lot of time. So, upgrading this tool with your anima, you will unlock a way to travel around the map with an insta teleportation system. Works with a different animation in every covenant but is something similar to a gateway system.
COVENANT SPECIFIC AREA – Every covenant has a unique zone that only members of that covenant can reach and use.
Take a look in here for
QUEENS CONSERVATORY EXPLANATION
QUEENS CONSERVATORY SHORT VIDEO
Take a look in here for
PATCH OF ASCENSION EXPLANATION
PATH OF ASCENSION SHORT VIDEO
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Still trying to figure out why there is a cap . . .
There are only 2 Quests that you can do to earn Renown, no other way . . .
AND they are weekly, so again no other way . . .
Unless of course, I'm not reading the information right, in which case can someone correct me and explain how to get Renown other than the 2 weekly quests?
Does anyone know if there's a macro to view renown, similar to the Great Vault macro below?
/run LoadAddOn("Blizzard_WeeklyRewards"); WeeklyRewardsFrame:Show()
I made up the one below based on that, but unsurprisingly, it didn't work.
/run LoadAddOn("Blizzard_Renown"); RenownFrame:Show()
Something not well understood or explained by Blizzard so I will give it a go to help some people. I've done it on a few alts now.
The renown catchup is the current mechanic to let your alts catchup to the current weekly max cap.
UPDATE: As of 9.0.5 you can now earn all 40 Renown Ranks from all sources at any time. So you can hand in your weeklies and still earn Renown from doing max level activities with no cap or limit until you reach max.
Something to note while catching up is that the catchup system doesn't award renown for the renown earned during the campaign mission.
You must complete the campaign missions to progress further.
So again as an example. Earn renown from 1-5 using the catchup system. Then complete the campaign mission which will give you renown 6. Then earn catchup renown up to 8, then complete the campaign to earn 9, earn catchup renown to 11, complete the campaign to earn 12 and so on...
Just to clarify, you don't have to do it like this as the renown catchup will let you keep earning renown from all sources but you will get to a point where you will need to run the whole campaign for the final missing renown regardless.
The max renown weekly caps are shown below:
Week - Renown
1 - 3
2 - 6
3 - 9
4 - 12
5 - 15
6 - 18
7 - 21
8 - 24
9 - 26
10 - 28
11 - 30
12 - 32
13 - 34
14 - 36
15 - 38
16 - 40 Max Renown now available
Renown is rewarded from completing max level 60 activities. Bear in mind this is not 100% and RNG is involved.
The weekly boss seems to be a sure thing for renown but the other activities are hit and miss.
Covenant Callings. Not all of them offer bonus catch-up Renown.
Killing the weekly World Boss.
Raids (including LFR)
2 Oribos quests to run dungeons that provide reputation
Completing any Dungeons. Higher difficulty = more chance hasn't been confirmed.
Win a PvP activity
Quests from Bolvar for Torghast that reward Soul Ash
As well as rewarding renown and getting you up to speed it is also a good way of gearing alts and you will likely be around 180ilvl if you have used HC dungeons to level up with. I've done this twice and my alts ended around 180 once I was done with the campaign.
I ran HC dungeons, killed world boss, ran LFR when I qualified and this was how I got my renown to the current max.
If RNG is good to you and you put in the time, you could complete the coven campaign side of things in a day..
I hope this helps some people understand the mechanics
It seems there isn't a whole lot of information on how fast you can get to renown 40 now that everything is unlocked and the catch-up is supposedly in full force.
If you have a freshly leveled character at this point in the patch, or if you switch covenants, you will earn renown at an accelerated rate, but some sources of renown are inconsistent and seem to trail off, especially at the higher levels of renown.
I'm in the process of taking a single character to renown 40 with every covenant, and I'm still not sure how this catch-up system works, but I have a few data points.
I feel like I do an above-average amount of renown-earning content every week. I'm doing the covenant calling quest every single day, as well as at least one mythic plus per day around +14 to +16. I'm also doing the weekly renown quests (filling the anima reservoir, rescuing souls and killing the world boss).
From what I've noticed:
1 - I am consistently getting to renown 40 in exactly 15 days.
2 - The 2 weekly quests, the world boss and the covenant campaign quests all seem to be virtually guaranteed a renown
3 - Completing dungeons and doing the daily covenant calling eventually I get to the point where the chance of earning a renown goes down. This consistently happened to me starting after the first weekly reset. I started on a fresh weekly reset, so that's on the 8th day into a new covenant. It is also usually around 26-27 renown. I would guess that this chance will also drop if you are farming renown in raids or by doing PVP, but I am not currently doing that kind of content.
My current theory on the system works about like this:
1-The fastest you can get to renown 40 is 15 days
2-You can always earn renown from covenant campaigns, the weekly filling the anima reservoir, the weekly return lost souls, and the weekly world boss kill
3- There is a cumulative cap on how much renown you can get. My best guess is on day 1 its somewhere around 23 and it increases by 1 per day. If you are at or above the cap, then you can only earn renown from guaranteed sources. Other sources (pvp, raids, dungeons, calling quests) will only award renown if you are far enough below the cap that guaranteed sources won't get you to the cap.
This would explain why I tend to stall out after the first reset. The 3 weekly sources become available with the Tuesday reset, and that eats my increase in my renown limit for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Starting on Friday you can go back to earning 1 per day from the other sources. This would also mean there is no way to game the system by say holding your world boss kill until the end of the week.
Renown's catch up faster than before since Patch 9.1 came up with new renown's level. now you gonna get double or triple renown in some weekly or world bosses and campaign's quests, my advice is if you gonna switch covenant save all three covenant's calling quests + world bosses (include the new world boss in maw) + Covenant's assault in the maw + Jailer's efforts subdued + the anima weekly quest + The souls weekly quest, save them all until you have done all 9/9 campaign's quests, and while you are doing campaign's chain quests keep que up and farm dungeons, or you can farm torghast layer 5 which gives 1-3 renown (more higher more renown).
Add: Before you do all the above, there is a new Vandor flight master in Oribos which sells items, one of them an item upgrade your renown to LVL 40, then do everything above.
Why does it say I am renown as 80 in my Covenant and only renown 48 under quests log?
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