The Proving Grounds is a new feature Blizzard Entertainment is introducing in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.
The Proving Grounds allow players at level 90 to test their mettle as either Tank, DPS or Healer.
There are three types of Proving Grounds: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each type increases the difficulty level and each one reduces the countdown time.
Some of these tests are truly insane and require a lot of concentration, skills, and swiftness. Overall, a lot of patience too as you might have to start all over again if you fail.
To start go to the Golden Terrace (Shrine of the Two Moons|Horde) or to the Summer Terrace (Shrine of the Seven Stars|Alliance) in the Vale of Eternal Bloosoms, and look out for Trial Master Rotun. It’s the same NPC on both factions. Horde and Alliance players may queue with this NPC to enter the Proving Grounds scenario.
Proving Grounds Instructor
Trial Master Rotun: Are you ready to begin the trials?
Bubble option: (Enter the Proving Grounds)
Note: Clicking this option queues the player to enter the Proving Grounds scenario. It is a round room, and mobs are static, standing still on the same spot — there is an exception at Gold trials.
The player is teleported into the Proving Grounds scenario where Trial Master Rotun can begin the trial once the player is ready to start the event.
TIP: Before you start the Proving Grounds trial, take a look near Trial Master Rotun. You will see Nadaga Soulweaver. Click the fountain next to her to loot a Healthstone. Near her is Mystic Quillstar – a grummle who provides Arcane Reforger services. Finally, players will find Furnisher Echoroot – a grummle who provides Training Supplies. Among these supplies are Tome of the Clear Mind which is used to reset specific talent tree’s talents. He also sells water and food. Some of these with buff properties.
If you have one of the Celestial Offering coins, the Blessing of the White Tiger buff will automatically benefit you once you enter the Proving Grounds. The Proving Grounds scenario is within the Temple of the White Tiger.
Select the links below to open the page for each type of trial: contains transcripts, images and videos. Each Wave has a separate video to facilitate pin pointing the wave you are looking for.
Work in Progress — Adding Proving Grounds DPS Silver Trial videos throughout Monday.
Gold Trial on Tuesday.