How to change covenants in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

If you go crawling back, you will be shamed

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If you decide you aren’t really feeling your current covenant in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you can change your commitment and align yourself with another house. Changing your covenant isn’t difficult, but if you decide to go back to a covenant you once left, expect to work for it.

Changing your covenant

Once you have decided to change your alignment, enter the Enclave area in the southwestern portion of Oribos. The four leaders of each covenant are in the same spot as when you first chose your alignment. When you are ready to switch, speak to the new covenant leader you want to join.

The leader will ask you twice to confirm that this is what you want before you are allowed to join. Once you click “Accept” twice, your alignment will shift into your new choice. You will begin your new covenant’s campaign quest from the beginning, and any Renown you previously had with them will reset to 0.

Rejoining a previous covenant

Let’s say the grass wasn’t greener on the other side, and you want to go back to a covenant you previously joined. You can do this, but it won’t be easy.

Speak to the covenant leader you want to rejoin, and they will have some harsh words for your abandonment of them. You will need to do penance through two weekly quests. The first is Prove Your Worth, which asks that you complete different objectives in your covenant’s zone. This could include treasure looting from chests, killing bosses in dungeons located in the same zone as your covenant, and world quests in the appropriate zone.

Once you fill the progress bar, the covenant you’re rejoining tells you to come back at a later date. When the weekly reset hits, return to the covenant leader, and you can start the Rebuild Our Trust quest. You’ll have to repeat your previous activities (world quests, dungeons, etc.) to complete this chore, and when you do, your covenant will restore your previous progress from before you left, including your Renown and soulbinds.