BlizzCon 2011: WoW Class Talent System Panel – Death Knight

As part of the World of Warcraft Talent System Panel held at BlizzCon 2011, Ghostcrawler introduced details of the Death Knight talent trees.

Level 15

Ghostcrawler: The first, Death Knight tier is all about diseases. Outbreak is a current ability, it’s up against Roiling Blood — which now works with Pestilence — and the return by popular demand of Corpse Explosion.

(crowd cheers)

The way it works is if a target dies with your diseases on it, you can target that corpse and blow it up.

Level 30

Next tier, we have three Survivability buttons. You can choose which one, the Lichborne, Anti-Magic Zone or Bone Shield.

We’re hoping the Blood Death Knight doesn’t just say “I have to have this because the other two can be pretty useful as well.

Level 45

Level 45 is all about movement and control. Death’s Advance, and Chilblains are current abilities that Death Knights are very familiar with.

And then we have a new ability called Asphyxiate. You lift your target off the ground and strangle them.

You’ll see what we do with some of these talents — if you get Asphixiate, it replaces Strangulate. It’s kind of an Improved Strangulate. You don’t get both of them, you just get the most awesome version.

Level 60

Alright. At level 60 you get a healing tier. Death Knights have always been about self-healing. Particularly, the tanks. So we still have Death Pact, Vampiric Blood in here, and a new ability named Death Siphon which does shadow damage and let’s you heal yourself a little bit based on the damage dealt.

Level 75

Level 75 is a little interesting too. We introduced the concept of Rune Empowerment in Cataclysm, with the idea that rotations didn’t feel too — we know you get to the point where you’re just hitting: “One-two-three-four. One-two-three-four” — so we introduced this to mix it up. Some players don’t care for the mechanic and they want a little more control.

You can make other criticisms about it, but it’s a great candidate to have as a talent.

If you like it, choose it. If not, you have other two choices. You have the Runic Corruption — which just increases the amount of runes you get back; or this really modified Blood Tap where now you can take a depleted rune, and turn it into a Death Rune.

Level 90

And now the final tier, level 90 is all about awesome crowd control. Gorefiend’s Grasp is a Death Grip.

Remorseless Winter is more like the Lich King’s ability himself. Kind of a replacement for Hungering Cold — but the instant nature, we didn’t think the cast time went over very well, so here, you can still do control, but it takes a little while to stack that five stack up and stun the target at the end.

And then finally, Desecrated Ground here. When you stand within the area of effect, you are immune to crowd control effects.

Automatically, three of these abilities do some amount of damage. We want them to apple to apple choices. So if you pick one you think you have to pick the other.

Talents Window

We’re going to build a Talent Calculator after this presentation. We’ll set something up on our website pretty soon where you can read all the tooltips you don’t have to furiously iPhone everything, but I’m sure you will anyway.

Pet Battle Critters by Level – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

This list provides the level of each zone to help players find the correct Battle Pet critters. Sometimes it’s rough to fight higher level critters.

Level 1

  • Azuremyst Isle
  • Darnassus
  • Dun Morogh
  • Durotar
  • Elwynn Forest
  • Eversong Woods
  • Mulgore
  • Orgrimmar
  • Stormwind
  • Teldrassil

Level 2

  • Ashenvale
  • Darnassus
  • Dun Morogh
  • Durotar
  • Elwynn Forest
  • Ghostlands
  • Orgrimmar
  • Stormwind
  • Tirisfal Glades
  • Undercity

Level 3

  • Azshara
  • Darkshore
  • Loch Modan
  • Northern Barrens
  • Silverpine Forest
  • Westfall

Level 4

  • Ashenvale
  • Azshara
  • Darkshore
  • Ghostlands
  • Loch Modan
  • Redridge Mountains
  • Silverpine Forest

Level 5

  • Ashenvale
  • Azshara
  • Darkshore
  • Duskwood
  • Ghostlands
  • Loch Modan
  • Silverpine Forest (south of Sepulcher)
  • Stonetalon Mountains

Level 6

  • Duskwood
  • Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Stonetalon Mountains
  • Wetlands

Level 7

  • Arathi Highlands
  • Desolace
  • Northern Stranglethorn

Level 8

  • Desolace
  • Northern Strantglethorn

Level 9

  • Southern Barrens
  • The Cape of Stranglethorn

Level 10

  • Western Plaguelands

Level 11

  • Feralas
  • The Hinterlands

Level 12

  • Dustwallow Marsh
  • Eastern Plaguelands

Level 13

  • Badlands
  • Searing Gorge
  • Tanaris
  • Thousand Needles

Level 14

  • Felwood
  • Swamp of Sorrows

Level 15

  • Burning Steppes
  • Moonglade
  • Un’Goro Crater

Level 16

  • Blasted Lands
  • Deadwind Pass (Karazhan)
  • Silithus

Level 17

  • Hellfire Peninsula
  • Winterspring

Level 18

  • Nagrand
  • Terokkar Forest
  • Zangarmarsh

Level 19

  • Blade’s Edge Mountains

Level 20

  • Borean Tundra (20-22)
  • Netherstorm
  • Shadowmoon Valley

Level 21

  • Borean Tundra (20-22)
  • Grizzly Hills
  • Howling Fjord
  • Sholazar Basin

Level 22

  • Borean Tundra (20-22)
  • Crystalsong Forest
  • Dragonblight
  • Icecrown
  • Mount Hyjal
  • Zul’Drak

Level 23

  • Kun-Lai Summit
  • Mount Hyjal
  • The Jade Forest
  • Twilight Highlands
  • Uldum
  • Valley of the Four Winds

Level 24

  • Dread Wastes
  • Krasarang Wilds
  • Kun-Lai Summit
  • The Jade Forest
  • Townlong Steppes
  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms

 

Pet Battle System – Vanity Pets

Legs
Lifelike Toad
Lil’ Deathwing
Lil’ K.T.
Lil’ Ragnaros
Lil’ Smoky
Lil’ Tarecgosa
Lil’ XT
Little Fawn
Lucky
Lumpy
Lunar Lantern
Lurky
Magic Lamp
Magical Crawdad
Mana Wyrmling
Mechanical Chicken
Mechanical Squirrel
Mechanopeep
Mini Diablo
Mini Thor
Mini Tyrael

Miniwing

Mojo
Moonkin Hatchling (Alliance)
Moonkin Hatchling (Horde)
Mr. Chilly
Mr. Grubbs
Mr. Wiggles
Muckbreath
Mulgore Hatchling
Murkablo
Murkimus the Gladiator
Murky
Nether Ray Fry
Netherwhelp
Nightsaber Cub
Nuts
Obsidian Hatchling
Onyx Panther
Onyxian Whelpling
Orange Tabby Cat
Panda Cub
Pandaren Monk
Panther Cub
Peanut
Pebble
Peddlefeet
Pengu
Perky Pug
Personal World Destroyer
Pet Bombling
Phoenix Hatchling
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
Plump Turkey
Poley
Proto-Drake Whelp
Pterrordax Hatchling
Purple Puffer
Ravasaur Hatchling
Razormaw Hatchling
Razzashi Hatchling
Red Dragonhawk Hatchling
Red Moth
Rocket Chicken
Rustberg Seagull
Scooter the Snail
Sea Pony
Searing Scorchling
Sen’jin Fetish
Senegal
Shimmering Wyrmling
Siamese Cat
Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling
Silver Pig
Silver Tabby Cat
Singing Sunflower
Sinister Squashling
Smolderweb Hatchling
Snarly
Snowshoe Rabbit
Spectral Tiger Cub
Speedy
Spirit of Competition
Spirit of Summer
Spring Rabbit
Sprite Darter Hatchling
Stinker
Strand Crawler
Teldrassil Sproutling
Tickbird Hatchling
Tiny Flamefly
Tiny Green Dragon
Tiny Red Dragon
Tiny Shale Spider
Tiny Snowman
Tiny Sporebat
Tirisfal Batling
Toothy
Toxic Wasteling

Pet Battle System – Vanity Pets

Albino Snake
Alliance Balloon
Ammen Vale Lashling
Ancona Chicken
Argent Gruntling
Argent Squire
Armadillo Pup
Azure Whelpling
Baby Blizzard Bear
Bananas
Black Kingsnake
Black Tabby Cat
Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot
Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
Blue Mini Jouster
Blue Moth
Bombay Cat
Brilliant Kaliri
Brown Prairie Dog
Brown Rabbit
Brown Snake
Calico Cat
Celestial Dragon
Cenarion Hatchling
Chuck
Clockwork Gnome
Clockwork Rocket Bot
Cobra Hatchling
Cockatiel
Cockroach
Core Hound Pup
Cornish Rex Cat
Crawling Claw
Creepy Crate
Crimson Lasher
Crimson Snake
Crimson Whelpling
Curious Oracle Hatchling
Curious Wolvar Pup
Dark Phoenix Hatchling
Dark Whelpling
Darkmoon Balloon
Darkmoon Cub
Darkmoon Monkey
Darkmoon Tonk
Darkmoon Turtle
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Darting Hatchling
De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion
Deathy
Deviate Hatchling
Disgusting Oozeling
Dragon Kite
Dun Morogh Cub
Durotar Scorpion
Egbert
Elementium Geode
Elwynn Lamb
Emerald Whelpling
Enchanted Broom
Enchanted Lantern
Essence of Competition
Ethereal Soul-Trader
Father Winter’s Helper
Feline Familiar
Festival Lantern
Firefly
Fossilized Hatchling
Fox Kit
Frigid Frostling
Frosty
Ghostly Skull
Giant Sewer Rat
Gold Mini Jouster
Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling
Golden Pig
Great Horned Owl
Green Wing Macaw
Gregarious Grell
Grunty
Gryphon Hatchling
Guardian Cub
Guild Herald (Alliance)
Guild Herald (Horde)
Guild Page (Alliance)
Guild Page (Horde)
Gundrak Hatchling
Gurky
Hawk Owl
Hippogryph Hatchling
Horde Balloon
Hyacinth Macaw
Hyjal Bear Cub
Jade Tiger
Jubling
Kirin Tor Familiar
Landro’s Lichling
Landro’s Lil’ XT
Lashtail Hatchling
Leaping Hatchling

Hozen in the Mists – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

After completing all of the Hozen in the Mists scrolls an achievement is earned. Lorewalker Cho will send a letter to the mailbox. The item starts a quest. Upon turning in the quest, from this moment forward the player has access through Lorewalker Cho to replay the story.

Lorewalker Cho will reenact the story through a hologram:

Embracing the Passions

The scroll can be found in the Valley of the Four Winds at the Pang’s Stead. It’s on the left side of the building. Coordinates: [83.11 – 21.23]

While some of the more tame forest hozen have chosen to integrate with pandaren culture, they remain at their core a simple race driven by their passions. They love hunting and fishing, and often will assault anyone and everything in their hunting grounds. An unfortunate situation, since the hozen hunting grounds seldom have consistent bordering or signage. Thankfully, most hozen are often kept in check by pandaren monks.

 

Hozen Maturity

The scroll is found in Krasarang Wilds at the southmost island of the Nayeli Lagoon. As you fly toward the isle, lean to the leftmost corner. The scroll is inside a small cave. Coordinates: [52.19 – 86.05]

The hozen are a short lived race. Their elders typically are no more than twenty years old. As a result, their relative maturity when compared to the other speaking races is quite minimal.

In contrast to the very reserved and polite jinyu, the hozen are a passionate people that love to love, love to hate, and love to feel any emotion they can feel, as long as they feel it strongly.

 

Hozen Speech

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest at The Fertile Cope — located next to the Serenity Falls lake between Honeydew Village and Grookin Hill. The scroll sits against a hozen statue. [26.45 – 28.33]

The language of the hozen is steeped in mystery. While the majority of the hozen are able to speak in a common language, they often include an assortment of other sounds and “words” that have yet to be translated by other races.

Most jinyu scholars believe these additional words to be uncharitable or offensive in nature, but the matter is far from closed.

To quote teh great sage Ook-Ook, “you can take the derk out of the jib, but you shouldn’t put the jib in the derk.”

Wise words indeed. We think.

 

The Hozen Ravage

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit right behind The Dooker Dome (northeast of Kota Basecamp)– the scroll sits next to a Hozen statue. Coordinates: [45.75 – 62.08]

The hozen of the Kun-Lai mountains are unusually aggressive, even by hozen standards. Food and supplies are often scarce in this hostile terrain. When times are hard, the hozen leadership may declare a “ravage” on nearby settlements.

During a ravage, every hozen strong enough to walk joins in on a massive swarm attack on nearby villages. In this way, they either acquire enough food to last the winter, or they lose enough of their weakest to ensure their current supplies are enough.

For years, the Shado-Pan and grummles have maintained an uneasy peace with the hozen in exchange for food tributes. Fear of Shado-Pan keeps the local tribes in check … Usually.

 

Fish Tales – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Waterspeakers

The scroll can be found in the Valley of the Four Winds at New Cifera. The New Cifera village is found at the building icon seen south of Pools of Purity in the map. The scroll sits next to the big fish statue. Coordinates: [61.23 – 34.56]

In the days before the Sundering, legend has it that all rivers flowed to Pandaria. Few were more aware of this than the clever Jinyu. Over time the wisest of their people learned to commune with the waters of the river, and listen for the future and news it would bring. These elders were respected by most races and earned their title of “Waterspeakers”.

 

Origins

The scroll can be found in Krasaran Wilds at the Fallsong Village — the building icon between Sentinel Basecamp and the Krasari Fall waterfall. The scroll is inside the tallest building. Coordinates: [30.59 – 38.44]

This early jinyu shrine may provide some insight to the origins of the race. Depicted is a collection of squat, primitive aquatic creatures. They surround a series of pools on a field of gold – perhaps a rendering of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

One of the primitive creatures holds a staff aloft beside the waters, but the symbols that surround his head are of an unknown language that likely predates the first mogu dynasty.

The exact connection between these early aquatic creatures and the Vale remains unclear.

 

Watersmithing

The scroll is found in the Jade Forest at the Moonwater Retreat. The scroll sits against a broken fish statue near the center of the village. Coordinates: [66.06 – 87.48]

Unlike the fire and heat forges of the pandaren and mogu, the jinyu have mastered the art of water forging. They shape stone and metal by using the pressures and currents of water.

Originally they would scavange for polished stone and materials in the river. They developed an eye for the places that would provide the best quality baubles and rocks.

Over the ages they have learned to manipulate water through their magics to craft exceptional edifices of rock and stone that defy rivalry. Their weapons and armor are as hard as any forged steel, and their walls often appear to be constructed without seams.

 

Role Call

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Inkgil Mere. It’s inside the tallest jinyu house. Coordinates: [74.43 – 83.44]

The jinyu operate in a strict caste society, clearly evidenced by this stone tablet engraved with names. Eggs are sorted early on based on the needs of the community.

Many jinyu are cast as workers, diligently put to work building dams or other structures. Others are selected to be craftmen, and immediately undergo a rigid apprenticeship on hatching.

Only warriors and priests are given access to the most food and finest shelters, and only teh most successful of priests can ascend to the role of elder or waterspeaker. It is a taboo for the jinyu castes to intermingle.

 

Ballad of Liu Lang – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

The Birthplace of Liu Lang

The scroll is located in the Valley of the Four Winds at Stoneplow. It’s on the right side of the tallest building, on the eastern-side of Stoneplow. Coordinates: [20.29 – 56.00]

The famed pandaren explorer Liu Lang was born and raised here, in Stoneplow, on a small ranch near this very spot.

While he should have been helping to manage the family farm, Liu Lang often wandered to the cliffs south of here and stared out across the ocean. “I want to see what’s out there,” he famously declared to the derision of his peers (it was widely assumed the world had been destroyed in the Sundering.)

Liu Lang made inquiries about purchasing a boat, but local Anglers pointed out no boat could find its way home through the mists.

He later proclaimed he would explore the world on the back of a sea turtle, because sea turtles always return to the beach where they were born.

Afterwards, locals began to suspect that Liu Lang had eaten one too many bad turnips, and was no longer right in the head.

 

The Wandering Widow

The scroll can be found in the Valley of the Four Winds at the Thirsty Alley. It’s a few yards north of the Stormstout Brewery dungeon’s meeting stone. Coordinates: [34.69 – 63.98]

Many generations ago, Liu Lang the explorer returned to Pandaria every five years on the back of a giant sea turtle, collecting more and more explorers with each visit. Locals had taken to naming it “The Wandering Isle,” for the turtle had grown so large as to have a small town and temple built upon its back.

One year, local widow Mab Stormstout was grief-stricken over the loss of her husband to a tragic grape-press accident. She declared that Pandaria no longer had anything to offer her. With that, her and her young son Liao Stormstout climbed aboard the turtle, among the first brewmasters to do so.

The Wandering Isle has not returned to Pandaria in many generations. It is presumed that the turtle, Shen-zin Su, stopped returning to the mainland shortly after the death of his beloved friend Liu Lang.

 

A Most Famous Bill of Sale

The scroll is in the Valley of the Four Winds, outside the house at the top of Halfhill. Coordinates: [55.02 – 47.17]

On this site many generations ago stood Shen-zin’s Sundries, a supplier well-liked by the local farmers. One day the first Pandaren explorer, Liu Lang, walked into the store with a most unusual shopping list, records of which have survived to this day:

  • One lantern
  • Three liters lamp oil
  • Four packages of dehydrated fruit
  • Two sacks of dried peas
  • Four haunches of salt pork
  • Twelve liters of fresh water
  • One basket of hardtack
  • One compass
  • One spyglass

Liu Lang announced his intention to explore the world. Shen-Zin, humoring his client, suggested that Liu Lang should also bring an umbrella. He generously offered one for free.

Beaming, a grateful Liu Lang told Shen-Zin, “I shall name my sea turtle after you!” He happily carted away his supplies, whistling as he headed toward the beach, trailed by dozens of curious onlookers.

 

Waiting for the Turtle

The scroll can be found in Krasarang Wilds on the beach to the east of The Incursion. Coordinates: [72.27 – 31.17]

On this site many generations ago, equipped with little more than an umbrella and pack full of food, the young pandaren explorer Liu Lang set forth to explore the world on the back of a sea turtle.

At the time it was widely believed that the rest of the world had been destroyed in the Sundering. Common wisdom also had it that Liu Lang was … “damaged” in the head.

Everyone was proven wrong when Liu Lang returned five years later, spouting tales of mysterious lands beyond the sea. He would go on to return to Pandaria every five years for the rest of his days, his turtle growing bigger and bigger with each visit, until it was large enough to house an entire colony.

Pandaren afflicted with the wanderlust often stared out across the sea awaiting his return. To this day, when someone is caught gazing off to the horizon for any reason, they are often asked if they are “Waiting for the turtle.”

 

Between a Saurok, and a hard Place – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Upon completion of Between a Saurok, and a Hard Place Achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter to your mailbox. The item starts a quest. Return it to Lorewalker Cho at the top of the Moshu’gan Palace in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. It grants 2993 reputation with the Lorewalkers. Cho will reenact Between a Saurok, and a Hard Place story via a hologram.

This video shows this. Check out afterwards where to find the scrolls to complete this achievement.

The Defiant

The scroll is found in Kun-Lai Summit within The Ancient Passage. It’s the big cavern entered from The Veiled Stairs at coordinates [50.84 – 40.94]. This is a saurok habitat. Once inside The Ancient Passage, the scroll can be found deep inside at the Dark Rookery [54.68 – 16.18].

The saurok were originally dispatched to maintain order in the far edges of the mogu empire. A sauroken culture of superiority and hatred for weakness developed, fueled by the ego of their mogu masters.

Soon, saurok guards began to plunder the very people they were supposed to police. They grew disobedient, turning on their own mogu commanders whenever they were displeased with the spoils of war.

Emperor Dojan responded in the traditional mogu way: the souls were ripped from every living saurok in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, and he demanded the same fate for the legions still in the field. So began the great Purge.

 

The Saurok

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest at the Windward Isle. It’s on the brown beach area on the isle’s east-side within the saurok’s camp. The scroll sits against the saurok banner standard, close to the big mesa. Coordinates: [67.72 – 29.36]

Manufactured as a race of warrior slaves for the mogu empire, the saurok have always been a violent and brutish race. For many centuries after the Purge, they remained hidden deep in the wilds of Krasarang or lurked in the treacherous swamps beyond the Serpent’s Spine.

In recent generations, the saurok have grown bold, assaulting towns and cities along the Pandaren coast, then disappearing to the sea with their plunder.

If you encounter a saurok in the wild, assume it is not alone and take immediate action to protect yourself.

 

The Deserters

The scroll can be found in the Dread Wastes at the eastern shore of the Lake of the Stars. There’s a pyre and a few saurok lizards sitting there. The scrolls is sitting next to the Saurok banner standard. Coordinates: [67.49 – 60.93]

When the mogu declared the purging of the saurok, a number of legions were still deployed in the field. Word reached the saurok of their master’s treachery, and so they turned on their officers, and vanished behind enemy lines in the mantid lands. Many legions of mogu and their slaves were dispatched to hunt down and destroy these deserters. None ever returned.

 

The Last Stand

The scroll can befound in Krasarang Wilds at the Riverblade Den — located inside the Krasari Falls. It sits against the Saurok banner standard on a big rock near the waterfall’s entrance. Coordinates: [32.88 – 31.12]

Defiant to the last, the saurok stood their ground against the mogu in the swamps of Krasarang. It was here they had a fighting chance, drawing the imperial forces deeper in to unfamiliar territory.

The mogu death toll began to climb as the rebels poisoned water supplies and sabotaged structures.

In his fury, the Emperor Dojan continued to send troops, slaves, and weapons to Krasarang in an effort to eradicate what remained of the saurok.

They were never successful.

 

Heart of the Mantid Swarm – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Upon completion of Heart of the Mantid Swarm Achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter to your mailbox. The item starts a quest. Return it to Lorewalker Cho at the top of the Moshu’gan Palace in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. It grants 2993 reputation with the Lorewalkers. Cho will reenact Heart of the Mantid Swarm story via a hologram. Watch the video.

Check out afterwards where to find the scrolls to complete this achievement.

Amber

The statue can be found in Dread Wastes inside The Amber Vault. It’s a cave within one of the giant trees. The entrance to the Amber Vault can be found at coordinates: [53.73 – 16.08]

Note: Lonely players, or at least those with low health and DPS, should just run for it to click the statue and flee. The Kor’thik Warcallers call for help and nigh the entire room aggroes.

Amber is the cornerstone of mantid society. They use this material in their architecture, their art, and their technology.

Masters of sound, the mantid long ago found a way to use amber to extend the range of their acoustic casting. In this way, they are able to communicate over vast distances. No army has successfully marched on mantid lands undetected, and even lone travellers are urged caution as their movements are no doubt being watched the moment they venture beyond the wall.

The Empress and her council of Klaxxi safeguard the great trees of Townlong Steppes – the “kypari” they are called – as the only source of their precious amber. Legend has it that the kypari once flourished east of the wall, but the mogu cut them all down in their never-ending war against the mantid swarm.

 

The Empress

The statue can be found in Dread Wastes in the Heart of Fear tree (outdoors). [35.54 -32.40]

The Empress of the mantid is a force to be feared throughout Pandaria. From her, the nearly endless hosts of the mantid are spawned.

Though mantid empresses are long-lived, they are not immortal. A council of mantid elders, known as the Klaxxi, see to teh organized transfer of power from one empress to the next. The exact nature of the exchange is extremely secretive, but it appears to involve a trial by combat. Remains of the previous empress are fed to her successor. For this reason, an unbroken line of power has extended throughout the entire history of the mantid civilization.

Though few in number, the Klaxxi evidently play a pivotal role in shaping and protecting mantid culture. It is unclear if they can directly countermand the will of the Empress, however.

 

Cycle of the Mantid

The scroll can be found in Dread Wastes at The Clutches of Shek’zeer. [48.39 – 32.93]

Note: The Clutches of Shek’zeer is located west of The Klaxxi’Vess. The scroll is sitting against the mantid banner standard.

Every one hundred years, the mantid young hatch in great numbers. Inevitably the swarm migrates east, devouring everything in their path, until they reach the Serpent’s Spine. There, thousands are slain by the pandaren, just as they were slain by the mogu who first erected the wall.

Pandaren scholars have tried to understand this cycle, but have reached no consensus. Why do the mantid allow so many of their young to be slaughtered, generation after generation? Only the mantid can say for sure.

This cycle has become so predictable that the guardians of the wall plan for it every century. The Shado-Pan, and the mogu before them, know when the swarms will come, and plan their defenses accordingly. As long as the wall continues to stand, there is hope for Pandaria against the seemingly endless swarms of the mantid.

 

Mantid Society

The statue can be found outdoors in the Dread Wastes at the Kapari Zar. A bit northwest of the Lake of Stars. Coordinates: [59.87 – 55.13]

Mantid assaults on the Serpent’s Spine are a terrible thing to experience. Both as a defender, and as a mantid. Only the smartest, strongest, or most agile of mantid survive this encounter, and pandaren defenders are slaughtered outright in terrible numbers.

Mantid survivors make their way back to the great trees, often bearing trophies of their conquests. There, they are welcomed back into the mantid society, and take their place among their civilization according to the level of their deeds.

The purpose of this rite of passage is unclear, but those who travel beyond the wall are forewarned: any mantid you encounter beyond the wall is a hardened veteran, to be feared and respected.

 

The Seven Burdens of Shaohao – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

The Seven Burdens of Shaohao is one of the achievements that unlock a quest turn-in. Lorewalker Cho will send to your mailbox an item that starts a quest. Upon turning it in, Lorewalker Cho reenacts the story via a hologram. Below is the video that shows this, and information on how to find all the scrolls throughout Pandaria to complete the achievement.

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 1

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest at the Dawn’s Blossom. Look it up within the water pond. There’s a bell on a small patch of land. The scroll sits there. Coordinates: [47.06 – 45.16]

Ten thousand years ago, the day Shadohao was crowned Emperor of Pandaria, he followed the tradition of all the emperors before him and sought the counsel of the great Waterspeaker of the Jinyu. With a light heart the young emperor stood before the prophet and awaited to hear what he presumed would be good news.

The Waterspeaker listened to the song of the great river, but his eyes widened with terror.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 1:

“And the Waterspeaker saw before him a kingdom of sorcerers surrounding a great well, and from this well they called forth a host of demons. Green fire rained from the skies, and all the world’s continents shattered.”

Terrified by the vision presented before him, Emperor Shaohao realized that he was not to live a life of luxury. From the humble town of Dawn’s Blossom, his journey to save Pandaria began.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 2

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Seeker’s Point next to Lorewalker Cho — this location is at Mount Neverest. Coordinates: [43.78 – 51.25]

It was at this location ten thousand years ago that Shaohao, the last Emperor of Pandaria, sought out the counsel of the Jade Serpent.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 3:

“Forlorn and without hope, the Last Emperor ascended the sheer slope of Mount Neverest. Daggers of cold sliced through his silken robes, and the biting wind heaped scorn on his journey.”

“Only at the very peak of the mountain did the Emperor find quiet and solace, and here he spoke with the Jade Serpent, the spirit of wisdom.”

The Jade Serpent urged Shaohao to divest himself of his burdens, to purify his spirit, and to become one with the land.

The Emperor was perplexed by the Jade Serpent’s counsel, but no further answers were to be found atop the frigid peak. Dejected, Emperor Shaohao trudged back down the mountain to consult his companion, the Monkey King, and determine his next move.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 3

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest to the left side of the Temple of the Jade Serpent’s zone-in portal. The scroll sits against a bell. Coordinates: [55.89 – 56.68]

It was at this very location ten thousand years ago that Shaohao, the last emperor of Pandaria, defeated the Sha of Doubt and imprisoned it within the land.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 5:

“Shaohao mediated for three days and three nights, for the counsel of the Jade Serpent was unclear. How could one purge oneself of all doubt?”

“Weary of waiting, Shaohao’s travelling companion the Monkey King whittled a strange grimacing visage out of bamboo. He urged the Emperor to place the mask of doubt on his face …”

While mischief was the Monkey King’s motivation, the mask worked. As Shaohao pulled the mask away, his doubts took on a physical form. For seven hours they fought, until the Sha of Doubt was buried.

From that day onward, the last emperor had no doubt that he would save Pandaria from the Sundering. He became a creature of faith.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 4

The scroll may be found in Krasaran Wilds at the Temple of the Red Crane. It’s on the second floor sitting next to a giant Crane-shaped gong. Coordinates of the temple’s entrance: [40.42 – 50.43]

It was at this very location ten thousand years ago that Shaohao, the Last Emperor of Pandaria, defeated the Sha of Despair and imprisoned it within the land.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 9:

“After his success in the Jade Forest, Emperor Shaohao was filled with courage but fretted over an uncertain future. He sought the counsel of the Red Crane, the spirit of hope, deep within the Krasarang Wilds.”

“The Red Crane told the Emperor that hope was within all of us, if we looked deep enough. With that, the Monkey King presented Emperor Shaohao with a mask of Despair, a forlorn visage of terrible sadness. The Emperor donned the mask and drew out his own hopelessness…”

The battle against the Sha of Doubt lasted four days and five nights in a pouring rain, but with the help of the Red Crane and the Monkey King, all of Shaohao’s despair was extinguished.

From that day forth the Emperor knew the future was bright. He became a creature of hope.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 5

The scroll may be found in Townlong Steppes at the Niuzao Temple near the Commander Lo Ping (Justice Quartermaster) and Commander Oxheart (Valor Quartermaster). [37.69 – 62.91]

It was at this very location ten thousand years ago that Shaohao, the Last Emperor of Pandaria, defeated the Sha of Fear and imprisoned it within the land.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 14:

“Although purged of doubt and despair, Emperor Shaohao was still overcome by fear. He sought the counsel of the Black Ox, spirit of bravery and fortitude, who lived in the steppes beyond the wall.”

“The Black Ox, Red Crane, Emperor, and Monkey King was inspired to act. A mask of fear was created, terrifying to behold. With trembling hands, the Emperor donned the horrific mask, so as to draw forth his own fears …”

The battle against the Sha of Fear lasted a week and a day, during which time legend has it that the sun never rose. When the Sha was at last defeated and imprisoned in the earth, Emperor Shaohao was forever changed, for he no longer felt his own fears. He became a creature of courage.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 6

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Temple of the White Tiger. The scroll sits next to a bell located near a bridge closest to the main temple. Coordinates: [67.93 – 48.35]

It was at this very location ten thousand years ago that Shaohao, the Last Emperor of Pandaria, defeated the Sha of Anger, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Violence.

From the Book of Burdens, Chapter 19:

“Confident and fearless, Emperor Shaohao thought nothing could stop him. But at the urging of the Red Crane, he sought out the counsel of the White Tiger, the spirit of strength.”

“The White Tiger saw in Shaohao a dangerous recklessness that often accompanies those with no fear. He gathered together the greatest warriors of Pandaria to test the Emperor.”

“Emperor Shaohao was given a ten-foot pole, and was challenged to strike one of the warriors. For hours they fought, but the warriors were too quick and too nimble for the untrained Emperor. He grew angry, he cursed, and finally, broke the staff over his knee.”

Humbled, the Emperor asked the White Tiger what was wrong, and learned that his own passions made him weak. To save Pandaria, Shaohao would have to combat his own anger, hatred, and violence.

The Monkey King sprang into action, and carved three masks. The Emperor wore each mask in turn, and with the help of his friends, as well as all the greatest warriors of Pandaria, the Sha of Anger, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Violence were defeated and imprisoned beneath the ground.

The Emperor was forever changed, and as he set forth on the final leg of his adventure, he was a creature of patience, love and peace.

 

The Emperor’s Burden – Part 7

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Shado-Pan Monastery. The scroll sits against a bell at a miniature terrace located northeast of the Shado-Pan Monastery and west of the Peak of Serenity. There’s a housing icon next to the Shado-pan Monastery representing the location of this terrace in the map. The champion Ahone the Wanderer spawns there. Coordinates: [41.12 – 42.46]

The Shado-Pan order was founded ten thousand years ago under a charter from Shaohao, the Last Emperor of Pandaria.

Emperor Shaohao knew that the dark energy of the Sha – the physical embodiment of negative emotions like anger, fear, hatred or doubt – represented a great threat to the pandaren if allowed to fester beneath the land. He tasked the greatest warriors of Pandaria with the duty to restrain and control the Sha.

On this very location, mere hours after Emperor Shaohao bested his own anger, hatred, and violence, the first of the Shado-Pan took their knee and spoke an oath to the Last Emperor. The same words have been spoken by every Shado-Pan initiate ever since, for the last ten thousand years.

 

The Song of the Yaungol – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Dominance

The scroll can be found in Townlong Steppes at the Fire Camp Osul. [65.42 – 50.02]

Only the strongest, most courageous, most resilient of yaungol may lead the tribes. These traits are of the highest qualities in yaungol society, and are expected of all yaungol leaders.

However, with the constant threat from the mantid to their south, the yaungol cannot afford to lose a single warrior in an internal struggle for power.

A surprisingly civilized solution to this problem has been put into place. When a dispute arises between two yaungol, a banner is placed between them. They then fight one another with blunted weapons until one yields or passes out.

Similarly, new leaders are chosen in ritual combat: a yaungol who aspires to take the place of chief must place his family banner and fight any who would challenge his authority.

 

Yaungoil

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Fire Camp Yonqi. That’s the house icon north of the Yaungol Advance in the map. The scroll sits against a yaungol windmill. Coordinates: [71.71 – 63.00]

Burning oil is the cornerstone of yaungol warfare. In the days of their greatest warriors, this weapon was more deadly than magic. This burning substance would scar foes, scorch lands, burn away the cover provided by trees, and could rout even a terrifying mantid assault.

It is also an old tactic of the yaungol to light more campfires each night than people they have. In this way enemy spying in the darkness would assume larger numbers of yaungol existed, while their true positions and numbers remained masked.

 

Yaungol Tactics

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Fire Camp Ordo — to the west of Westwind Rest. The scroll sits against a wood post with a Tauren skull. Coordinates: [50.37 – 79.21]

Forced to survive in the harsh terrain of the Townlong Steppes since the time of the last pandaren emperor, the yaungol have adapted their tactics accordingly.

The race is constantly on the move, establishing short-lived “Fire Camps” in areas of abundant natural resources (specifically oil and game) before moving on. Where to set up camp, how long to stay, and when to move out remains the sole discretion of the chieftain.

In combat, the yaungol prefer to hit hard and fast, making heavy use of cavalry to flank and harass the enemy while hard-hitting infantry assaults the weakest parts of the enemy line. Fire sorcery and flaming siege weapons back this initial assault.

Yaungol are known to retreat as quickly as they charge, always reading the enemy and only fully committing their forces to ensure victories.

 

The Dark Heart of the Mogu – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Upon completion of The Dark Heart of the Mogu Achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter to your mailbox. The item starts a quest. Return it to Lorewalker Cho at the top of the Moshu’gan Palace in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. It grants 2993 reputation with the Lorewalkers. Cho will reenact The Dark Heart of the Mogu story via a hologram.

This video shows this. Check out afterwards where to find the scrolls to complete this achievement.

The Thunder King

The scroll may be found in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms at the Mistfall Village. – [39.60 – 77.17]

It has been written that when the great Lei Shen first looked upon the lands of the mantid, he did not feel fear, but inspiration.

As he began to unify his people under a single banner and subjugate the other races of Pandaria, he knew that the mantid would never succumb to his authority. They spoke his language: the language of strength. He commanded his slaves to construct the Serpent’s Spine, a magnificent wall that spanned the length of his empire.

It would take many generations to build, but Lei Shen knew how to motivate his subjects. Fear. Fear of the mantid moved mountains, raised armies, secured his empire, and built his wall.

 

The Lost Dynasty

The scroll is found in Krasarang Wilds at the Pools of Youth — located north of the Ruins of Dojan. The scroll sits against the mogu statue in the northern corner. Coordinates: [50.97 – 31.68]

Even by mogu standards, the reign of Emperor Dojan II was short and brutish. His maniacal drive to finish his father’s work and complete the great purge against the rebellious saurok legions drove him to leave his court in disarray while he set out on a doomed military campaign.

From his perch high on the cliffs overlooking the Krasarang Wilds he oversaw the slow clear-cutting of the jungle, the establishment of Dojanni Dungeons, and the gradual genocide of the saurok race.

What he didn’t expect was for the remains of the saurok fifth and seventh legions to scale the enormity of the cliffs in the dead of night, ambushing his imperial pavillion from the Valley of Four Winds and forcing him over the edge. His body was never found, and the resulting disarray in the capitol left the empire in chaos for over two years while the saurok melted back into the wilds and disappeared …

 

Spirit Binders

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest at the Terrace of Ten Thunders — by the ruins near the mesa wall. Coordinates: [42.25 – 17.44]

For many ages, the mogu used flesh as a weapon: warped, bent, and twisted to their malevolent will. But after their failures in creating the saurok race, the mogu sought to create another weapon … this time forged with total obedience.

Their ancient research delivered to them methods of turning flesh to stone, and back again. Lifeless rock could be animated, providing a willing (or unwilling) soul could be captured within.

These dark rituals created the Stoneborn, soldiers of jade and dark magic forged from the living essence of conquered victims. These creations were powerful, terrible to behold, and above all else, one hundred percent loyal to their mogu masters.

 

Valley of the Emperors

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at The Tomb of Conquerors. The Tomb of Conquerors is at the Valley of Emperors — between Peak of Serenity, Mogu’shan Terrace and One Keg. Coordinates: [53.05 – 46.47]

The mogu view their dead as a collection of parts. Souls could be bound to stone for later use. Flesh and blood could be reforged to extend the lives of those loyal to the emperor. To be buried intact was a symbol of great power and respect.

Here lies the Valley of Emperors, the resting grounds of a hundred generations of warlords, kings, and emperors who once ruled this land.

Grave-rob at your own risk!

 

What is Worth Fighting For – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Achievement

Upon completion of the What is Worth Fighting For Achievement, Lorewalker Cho sends a letter to your mailbox. The item starts a quest. Return it to Lorewalker Cho at the top of the Moshu’gan Palace in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. It grants 2993 reputation with the Lorewalkers. Cho will reenact the What is Worth Fighting For story via a hologram.

This video shows this. Check out afterwards where to find the scrolls to complete this achievement.

Always Remember

The “Always Remember” scroll can be found at the Tu Shen Burian Ground in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Coordinates: 52.90 – 68.53

Even by mogu standards, Emperor Lao-Fe was a monster among beasts. His favored punishment among pandaren slaves was to separate families. Slaves who displeased him would have their children sent to the Serpent’s Spine, to suffer and die as fodder for the mantid swarms.

This was the fate that befell a young pandaren monk named Kang. Kang was so grief-stricken over the loss of his cub that he chose to wear all black. In a moment of clarity, he saw the mogu overlords for what they were: weak. They possessed dark magics and horrific weapons, but their empore was completely reliant on slave labor.

The servant races were not permitted to carry weapons during the reign of the mogu, so Kang determined that the pandaren themselves would become the weapons. So it came to pass that pandaren monks began their training in the martial arts, and Kang became known as the Fist of First Dawn.

History does not report if Kang and his son ever met again, but it was this father’s love that sparked the rebellion that would change the face of Pandaria forever.

 

Together We Are Strong

The scroll can be found in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms at the Ruins of Rise [26.56 – 21.26]

The strength of the mogu empire was not in numbers, but in fear. Using Fear they controlled vast cities of slaves and maintained a chokehold over the old empire.

While it was the pandaren who first rebelled against the mogu, they were not the only ones to do so. The hozen soon lent their ferocity, the jinyu their wisdom, and the grummles acted as messengers for the rebels while simultaneously stopping delivery of food and news to their mogu slavemasters.

Imperial armies starved, messages of vital importance were no longer delivered, and the entire foundation of the empire cracked. The mogu knew nothing of growing their own food or distributing resources to their troops. Entire armies sat in their barracks oblivious to the rebellion taking oplace until it was too late.

In essence, the very strength of the empire was turned against itself. The races of Pandaria were united in a single purpose, and discovered that they were strong.

 

Pandaren Fighting Tactics

The scroll can be found in the Valley of the Four Winds at the back of Master Bruised Paw’s house located in Paoquan Hollow, near the water pond. Coordinates: [18.90 – 31.87]

During the dark days of the mogu dynasties, pandaren slaves were not permitted weapons of any kind. When training in secret, pandaren monks would often use farm tools or simple bamboo staves for practice. Emphasis was also placed on unarmed strikes.

In contrast, the favored weapons of the mogu were based on fear rather than practicality. They were large, cumbersome, and difficult to wield. Pandaren monks took advantage, developing fast strikes and the skill to quickly move around the battlefield. The larger, slower mogu were often completely disoriented by the speed of the pandaren monks in open combat.

Over the years, fighting styles have changed dramatically, incorporating any number of other abilities, weapons, styles, etc. But the core foundation of pandaren fighting techniques remains the same: Defeat an opponent of any size with your bare paws if you have to.

 

The First Monks

The scroll can be found in the Jade Forest at the Thunderpaw Refuge. The building is on a mesa overlooking where the Mists of Pandaria cinematic intro is done. The scroll is on the right side of the building against a tree. Coordinates: [35.72 – 30.53]

In the days of the mogu dynasties, slaves were the lifeblood of the empire. Pandaren, hozen, and jinyu worked fields, dug mines, and built the mighty fortress of their masters.

To help combat fatigue, maintain morale, and return the wounded to work, the mogu permitted a pandaren caste of slaves that specialized in the brewing of remedies. Simple teas and poultices were their specialty at first. Over the years these specialists became healers, community leaders, and brewmasters.

A noble tradition was born, and these early “monks” became symbols of hope and pride amongst the pandaren.

It was these heroes who first learned how to fight without weapons. In secret, monks taught the other slaves the secrets of martial arts. When the revolution came, the monks were the first into battle, inspiring the humble farmers, smiths, and masons to follow …

 

Victory in Kun-Lai

The scroll can be found in Kun-Lai Summit at the Whispercloud Rise, by the gong near Shin Whispercloud’s Air Balloon. Coordinates: [63.12 – 40.67]

Having failed to create an obedient army with the saurok, the mogu devised other ways to create the “perfect” fighting force. Using dark magics of unknown origin, they captured living souls and imprisoned them within constructs of stone.

Over the course of several dynasties, a vast army of these living statues was constructed and housed within an enormous vault carved into the mountains of Kun-Lai.

Knowing that this secret weapon would be their downfall, pandaren monks attempted to seize control of the vaults immediately after the revolution began. They struck quickly, ambushing the mogu by rappelling down the mountain from the Peak of Serenity. The battle for the vaults lasted four days before a snowstorm forced the mogu from the mountain.

By depriving the mogu of their secret weapon, the rebellious slaves forced the mogu to fight on more balanced terms.

 

Battle Pet – Crystal Spider – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Crystal Spider can be found in Dun Morogh (lvl 1), The Oculus (lvl 20), and Winterspring (lvl 17).

“These strange critters glimmer like ice, allowing them to hide among Winterspring’s snowy expanses.”

Pet Species

Beast

Abilities

Strike
Sticky Web
Leech Life
Crystal Prison
Brittle Webbing
Spiderling Swarm

Battle Pets – Amethyst Shale Hatchling – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Amethyst Shale Hatchling (level 20) can be found in Deepholme around the Crimson Expanse, Silvermarsh and Therazane’s Throne.

“Adult amethyst shale spiders prefer to create their nests against the outer walls of Deepholme.”

Pet Species

Elemental

Abilities

Burn
Sticky Web
Stone Rush
Leech Life
Poison Spit
Stoneskin

Battle Pets – Alpine Foxling Kit – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Alpine Foxling (level 24) can’t be found by sighting. The Alpine Foxling Kit will randomly appear as a secondary pet when you engage a Summit Kid in a Pet Battle. The Summit Kid can be found in the snowy areas of Kun-Lai Summit (Pandaria Continent) and its mountain peaks. Found mine on a peak near Valley of Emperors overlooking One Keg.

“Occasionally sneaks bites of food from kills made by much larger animals.”

Pet Species

Beast

Abilities

Bite
Crouch
Leap
Flurry
Howl
Dazzling Dance

Battle Pet – Crimson Shale Hatchling – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Crimson Shale Hatchling (lvl 21) can be found in Deepholm — The Maelstrom.

“Through experimentation, the mages of Dalaran have discovered that the powered remains of a crimson shale spider will greatly increase the conflagration of their fire spells.”

Pet Species

Elemental

Abilities

Burn
Sticky Web
Stone Rush
Leech Life
Poison Spit
Stoneskin

Battle Pets – Alpine Foxling – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Alpine Foxling (level 24) can be found in the snowy areas of Kun-Lai Summit (Pandaria Continent) and the mountain peaks. Found mine between Peak of Serenity and Valley of Emperors, and the snowy peaks overlooking the Temple of the White Tiger.

“Burrows deep into snowbanks to hide from predators.”

Pet Species

Beast

Abilities

Bite
Crouch
Leap
Flurry
Howl
Dazzling Dance

Battle Pets – Baby Ape – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Baby Ape (level 9) can be found in the Eastern Kingdoms continent at the Cape of Stranglethorn. However, it only appears at Jaguero Isle during Rain weather. Jaguero Isle seems to have its own rain-weather — independent from The Cape of Stranglethorn’s. In short, if it’s raining in the Cape of Stranglethorn, it might not be raining at Jaguero Isle.

“Young apes quickly learn to hand from branches with their feet, leaving both hands free to fling objects at interlopers.”

Pet Species

Beast

Abilities

Smash
Roar
Banana Barrage
Rake
Clobber
Barrel Toss

Battle Pet – Chicken – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The Chicken can be found in:

the Kalimdor continent: Azuremyst Isle (lvl 1), Bloodmyst Isle, , Dustwallow Marsh (lvl 12), and Northern Barrens (lvl 3).

the Eastern Kingdoms continent: Duskwood (lvl 5), Elwynn Forest (lvl 1), Hillsbrad Foothills (lvl 6), Redridge Mountains (lvl 4), Tirisfal Glades (lvl 2), Westfall (lvl 3), and Wetlands (lvl 6).

the Northrend continent: Howling Fjord (lvl 21)

Outland: Shattrath City (lvl 18)

“Tends to avoid crossing roads, regardless of motivations.”

Pet Species

Flying

Abilities

Peck
Squack
Egg Barrage
Slicing Wind
Adrenaline Rush
Flock

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