Shadowlands Conduits Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve recently seen a number of questions about how Conduits work in Shadowlands. Here’s a brief explainer:

Conduits are items, and they have item levels like other loot you’ll see in Shadowlands. Currently in the Beta, Heroic dungeon loot is item level 171 and Normal difficulty Castle Nathria is dropping iLvl 200 gear. Like other loot, the higher the Conduit’s item level, the more powerful its effect.

Conduits can come from many sources, including dungeon bosses, raid bosses, the PvP vendor, and World Quests and content (via Callings). Conduits go into a collection, making it unnecessary to repeatedly earn individual Conduits at a given item level.

Conduits drop as personal loot and are class-based, so they don’t differ based on your active spec or your loot spec. They’re also additive with other loot drops – a Conduit won’t replace an item that a boss might otherwise have dropped. Conduits are not tradeable.

Our goal is to offer one or more ways of targeting the specific Conduits that you might want ( such as PvP vendors and loot drops), in addition to those available via Callings and a catch-all Conduit sold by Ve’nari in the Maw.

  • Specific to Ve’nari, we’re in the process of removing Stygia as a repeatable reward from Twisting Corridors. Our goal here is for the Eye of the Jailer in the Maw to be a limiting factor on Stygia gains.

As with other items, you can experience big upgrades when replacing Conduits. If you have an iLvl 171 version of a Conduit, and you obtain an iLvl 213 version of that Conduit from a Mythic Keystone dungeon, you’ll take it to the Forge of Bonds and enjoy your nice upgrade.
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  1. Omedon's Avatar
    Oh my, they're upping the relevance of the Maw. That'll make Preach happy!
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Omedon View Post
    Oh my, they're upping the relevance of the Maw. That'll make Preach happy!
    He'll find something to complain about it. :P
  1. Feral Druid ist Op's Avatar
    "we’re in the process of removing Stygia as a repeatable reward from Twisting Corridors" thank god, this limits the grind by a huge amount
  1. Mafic's Avatar
    Very bad move.

    This is will cement systemlands as being not friendly to alts at all.
  1. seventysix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafic View Post
    Very bad move.

    This is will cement systemlands as being not friendly to alts at all.
    Good riddance. Bring back the days of mains mattering.
  1. Villager720's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    Good riddance. Bring back the days of mains mattering.
    You mean like BFA?
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafic View Post
    Very bad move.

    This is will cement systemlands as being not friendly to alts at all.
    God forbid you have to do the content to get the drop. Having it based around the ilvl it drops at is not only a great thing, it's also exactly how they said they would intend it to work when the first talked about conduit ranks months ago.
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    He'll find something to complain about it. :P
    Making it matter without making it fun is hardly a desireable thing. This will not be only Preach's complaint. I've heard that sentiment from multiple people in multiple communities.
  1. Mafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    Good riddance. Bring back the days of mains mattering.
    BFA says hello.

    And we want to avoid a repeat of Battle for Abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    God forbid you have to do the content to get the drop. Having it based around the ilvl it drops at is not only a great thing, it's also exactly how they said they would intend it to work when the first talked about conduit ranks months ago.
    Forcing people to run alts through the maw is not good game design. 100% truth!
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafic View Post
    BFA says hello.

    And we want to avoid a repeat of Battle for Abilities.

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    Forcing people to run alts through the maw is not good game design. 100% truth!
    You don't have to use the maw one if you're running the content. The maw thing doesn't even allow you to target a specific conduit.
  1. seventysix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Villager720 View Post
    You mean like BFA?
    You mean classic or TBC?

    you can have a fresh 120 raid ready in like a day, you trippin?
  1. Swizzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    You mean classic or TBC?

    you can have a fresh 120 raid ready in like a day, you trippin?
    No, you most certainly can't.
  1. seventysix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    No, you most certainly can't.
    You can't hit 450+ ilvl w/ a few corruptions, decent essences and decent cloak in 24 hours? I beg to differ.
  1. steellz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    No, you most certainly can't.
    You certainly can....fresh 120 mage, got to ilvl 455 in a single day, Raid ready..
  1. MORGATH99's Avatar
    where the prepatch no one cares about conduits
  1. Sluvs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    He'll find something to complain about it. :P
    I mean, currently there is plenty to complain about in the maw. Or worse, not enough.

    The Maw is a wasteland right now, and not the fun kind.
  1. mongoose221's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by steellz View Post
    You certainly can....fresh 120 mage, got to ilvl 455 in a single day, Raid ready..
    I call BS on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    You can't hit 450+ ilvl w/ a few corruptions, decent essences and decent cloak in 24 hours? I beg to differ.
    No, you can't.
  1. Mafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    You don't have to use the maw one if you're running the content. The maw thing doesn't even allow you to target a specific conduit.
    So how are you going to earn stygia without doing the maw????
  1. Swizzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    You can't hit 450+ ilvl w/ a few corruptions, decent essences and decent cloak in 24 hours? I beg to differ.
    You can get a low-level cloak, one-three corruption pieces that are not guaranteed to be useful, and you're not getting any rank 3 essences or good Azerite gear. You can get into a random normal pug, but you won't be contributing, which is my definition of raid ready.
  1. munkeyinorbit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by seventysix View Post
    You can't hit 450+ ilvl w/ a few corruptions, decent essences and decent cloak in 24 hours? I beg to differ.
    A cloak. That's all you need to complete raid. A cloak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    You can get a low-level cloak, one-three corruption pieces that are not guaranteed to be useful, and you're not getting any rank 3 essences or good Azerite gear. You can get into a random normal pug, but you won't be contributing, which is my definition of raid ready.
    Arbitrary standards are arbitrary. People have ilvl 465 and they still only doing 20k dps. Where we were at ilvl 420. Are they raid ready?

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