Shadowlands has many systems which make up the game's core features and most revolving around the new Covenants players can side with.
Conduit energy is a part of the new soulbind system, where players can collect conduits from completing many different types of content around the Shadowlands the increase their player power.
Once players earn a conduit and infuse it with their soulbind at their forge of bonds in their covenant sanctuary, they are able to swap between them, but that comes at a cost.
Shadowlands Conduit Energy Explained
This is where Conduit Energy comes in. Players start off with 10 charges, and each time they change conduits out with each other this will consume a charge until the 10 use limit is reached.
Conduit Energy recharges at a rate of one per day, so if you change all three conduits for a raid night, and back again you will need to wait for six days for those charges to return.
Each recharge is on the daily reset and not 24 hours from the time you change.
On the bright side, many conduits for each class are very static and you can play the same for most content without losing too much power.
The issue can grow for players who need to swap specializations, running out of energy, and always staying low unable to catch back up to the 10 energy cap.
You can take advantage of this by setting up a different soulbind with spec-specific conduits, and while the soulbind may not be the most optimal, this allows you to freely play a different spec without worrying about running out of energy.
Blizzard has double down on Conduit Energy, stating that they won't be making any changes to the charges system for the foreseeable future.
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