Threads of Fate + Covenants

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  1. DeLindsay

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    TL;DR
    1. Complete all 4 Zone's Storyline Quests
    2. Hit 60
    3. Finish 1/9 of your chosen Covenants' Storyline Quests on that 60
    4. Log into a 49 and choose 'Threads of Fate' which forces you to type FATE in the dialog box*
    *To clarify this part, crediting @zazzyfraz here, You can accept the Quest but DO NOT TURN IT IN until you've already completed all the Bastion Quests up to the point you defeat the Traitor chick and get your Weapon. All/most of those Quests are Storyline and are "disabled" once you're on Threads of Fate Campaign.

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    The first step in getting a 49 Twink access to the other 4 Zones is getting 1 Character to Level 60. You must complete all 4 Zone's complete Storyline (side Quests mean nothing) in order to unlock Covenants for that 60. If all you do is the Storyline, you WILL get Level gated at some point. It's fucking stupid but it's what we have to deal with. Also, 7/7 in Revendreth requires Level 60 itself. You can only make it up to 6/7 at 59. Granted that's irrelevant for a 59 Twink if you already have a 60.

    You will NOT have to chose the same Covenant as your 1st 60, so pick whatever suits your specific 49 Twink. Keep in mind you may change later but I haven't gotten far enough into it to know what all is involved in switching. When you choose Threads of Fate the Storyline Quests are already considered complete. You're 49 starts right at World Quests, Bonus Objectives, etc.
    The 1st Quest you get on your 49 once you've chosen your Covenant requires you to get 100% progress with side Quests, World Quests, killing Rares, Bonus Objectives, clearing Dungeons (not possible at 49, even though Blizz allows us to Que), etc. You get 2% per normal Quest, 4% per Rare, 5% per World Quest, 8% per Bonus Objective, etc. The reward for that Quest is a Blue quality iLvL 80 Weapon and 374G. Also World Quests ARE doable at 49, they just don't show on the Map. After finishing all (4) Covenant Campaign Quests, you will be at 4/5 in the Threads of Fate Campaign. I've also not figured out any way to get back to The Maw as of yet.

    • Quest rewards: iLvL(s) 84/90 [Green], 84/92/98 [Blue], 100/110* [Purple]
    • Wanted Quests: iLvL(s) 80/88/92 [Green], ? [Blue], ? [Purple]
    • World Quests: iLvL(s) 84 [Blue], ? [Purple]
    • Rares drops: iLvL(s) 92/98 [Blue], 104/110* [Purple]
    • *110 Epics only available within the Aspirant's area of Bastion & potentially Wanted Quests' upgrades.

    Once you finish that 100% progress Quest it sends you to Oribos to pick another Realm to do the same thing. This does not change your Covenant, just the Zone you're Questing in (and getting progress towards).
    Gear is READILY available, for every slot and with Epic upgrades I'd wager iLvL ~92 at 49 is quite doable. That is to say, if we get enough done BEFORE Blizz forcibly enables XP while in Shadowlands Zones (no idea when this is happening at this point). Once that switch is flipped, it's essentially over for gearing as you won't be able to spare much for XP, certainly not to complete Quests. An Armory for comparison:

    https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/us/nesingwary/orbatol

    *Pretty much every drop from SL is reporting to Armory as -10 iLvL from actual.

    Renown Levels as you complete each Zone, capping at 5 for now. I haven't figured out how to progress the Covenant Campaign beyond 4/5 even though Renown 5 is supposed to unlock the next Chapter. The "Table" if you will (like older XPac's Class Hall/Garrison/etc) appears to require Level 60. You CAN deposit Anima but cannot as of right now select upgrades. I have not figured out how to start Soulbinds. The WQ that reward Conduits for 60's just give 49's and XP bonus.

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    If anyone finds deeper information reply here and I'll add it to this. I'm curious if we'll be able to utilize the Soulbind system and whether that works outside of SL Zones (probably not the latter bit).

    GLOVE ENCHANTS
    • BfA Profession like Crafting, Herbalism, Mining, etc
    WRIST ENCHANTS [BfA] (Enchanters only, might be able to Enchant then switch Prof)
    WEAPON ENCHANTS [BfA]
    RING ENCHANTS [BfA]
    POTIONS
    BANDAGE
    NON-CONSUMABLE (these stack for 14 Main Stat + 12 Stamina)
    COVENANT ABILITIES
    • They work outside SL Zones including Instanced PvP!!

    STATE OF 49's (so far, PvE - 49's DPS scales poorly in Dungeons):
    • HUNTER (BM): As stupidly OP as you would expect
    • DEMON HUNTER (Veng): Nearly unkillable but boring, great for AOE Farming
    • DRUID (Boomkin): Good at high iLvL, but a little slow to kill
    • PALADIN (Retadin): Even with a 104 Weapon & high iLvL, DPS is poor.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, the Quests in all 4 Zones scale to you at 49 while on the Threads of Fate Campaign. That means 49's have access to pretty much every Rare in SL and probably 90% of the Quests. However, there are sections in each Zone with Level 60 NPC's that do not scale down.

    EDIT2: Just found out you can fly to the 3 other Zones (that you didn't pick for your Covenant) and still get the 100% progress Quest that awards an iLvL 80 Weapon, so 4 tries at an Epic upgrade. You can also do World Quests in all 4 Zones!
     
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  2. Warglave

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    I really really reeeaaally didnt wanna level to 60 yet... once again my laziness is gonna bite me, lol. Good find ,@DeLindsay

    edit- so wait, is faction of the max-level irrelevant? My "main" will be alliance while most of my twinks are always horde.
     
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    I don't have a 49 Ally to test it as my 60 is Horde.
     
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    No worries, I'll find out in about a week i guess. ;)

    Ugh.

    SO what I'm taking this as is just the quests that have the box around the ! icon...?
     
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    @Warglaive yes, but in Arden you will get Level gated roughly after doing the 2 dream Quests where you kill Proto Dragons (I tried to Tame them on my Hunter, no go boo). And once more at 6/7 in Revendreth since the final section requires 60.
     
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    Ok, cool. Gonna use my SL boost on a horde to "main" so there's no concern, I'll find out about alliance 49 then later.
     
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    DeLindsay

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    Sadface @Warglave I just tested both Glaive drops from Treasures in Arden/Reven and the BoP one dropped as LvL 60 (iLvL 148) and the BoE one dropped as LvL 56.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 28, 2020, Original Post Date: Nov 28, 2020 ---
    iLvL 84 Bracers!! It's the reward for the Bonus Objective in House of Constructs right now.
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    So I find it interesting that even at 51 I get the same ilvl rewards as i did at 49... kinda weird. Also got 2 out of 4 epic upgrades on the weapon rare, but of course not the one I needed to. :rolleyes:
     
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    Grats. I've updated the OP to add things like Enchants and a few more bits of info. There's something I'm working on right now that if it does work, it'll be a game changer.
     
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    can i get covenent on a lvl 50 character that i have doen the maw and it on alredy?? if i workign o nthe 60 thing?
     
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    Ok, what I was working on was trying to get into Dungeons. You can physically Que for the 1st 4 Dungeons at 49 and while on Thread of Fate Campaign but as soon as the Dungeons pops you get an error "You must be Level 50 to enter this Dungeon". It's such a shame Blizz can't make their Game work right. They give us access to literally the entirety of Shadowlands (except the Maw after the intro) but deny us simple things like random Dungeons, which has Gear requirements of Level 48.

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    so i havent done it yet but according to what i have read about the mode:

    yes, you can enter thread of fate quest mode at any time, after you got it at a different 60.

    you WONT be able to go back to that original mode though. so make sure to do the campaign quests up to where they require above level 50, because these quests in bastion become completed when you activate the mode, locking you out of a couple possible epic quest upgrades.



    i could be wrong though.
     
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    okay okay big thanks for telling me now im so so gonna levling my 52 druid tank t o60 and do everything so i can get covenent on my 50 deamonhunter tank haha
     
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    Add a section called 'Enhancements' to the OP and new info under the TL;DR regarding the Bastion Storyline Quests.
     
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    Yeah, you can get all sorts of gear from the bonus objectives in each zone (84 ilevel), from questing, you can do worldquests at 49 (but you don't see them on the map so you either stumble into them or hop on a 60 and make a mental note of where they are).

    https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/eu/anachronos/ahri

    My 49 (the ilevels on the armory are not the ilevels in game by at least +4)
     
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    The 4 Rares in Bastion give Anima for your Covenant.
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    So on my 54 rogue they dont drop weapons again.... was only my second kill so i dont know if it was the same deal as my DH or they stop reset-dropping gear over level 51. Or blizz just sucks at code. :rolleyes:
     
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    @Warglave I got gear from 2 of 4 Rares not 30 min ago on my Hunter, who's gotten gear every time I've done them. Also found out that the Storyline Quests you do when you 1st get there (back before we had a 60) count for the intro Quest requiring 100% progress. You start Bastion's Zone at 18% on that Quest!
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    Blizz sucks at a lot of things.
     
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    I killed all 4 on that 54 rogue and got some fur. Lol. Do you know how to see storyline progress in other zones? All my map will show me is the next zone progress which is 1/7... or do you have to complete the storyline to get to the next zone?

    I forgot to look before I moved on.
     
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    You have to complete the Story in each Zone to be sent to the next for it's Story. You will be Level gated by Ardenweald if you don't reach 58 before a certain Chapter and again in Revendreth for the final Chapter if you aren't already 60.
     

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