Bye-bye Pandaria

It has been over two years since Mists of Pandaria was released. I think it was a great expansion because we finally got to explore Pandaria and learn more about the pandaren which I always have found very interesting. But now I’m ready for a new expansion and I can’t wait to explore Draenor and see everything it has in store.

I wanted to say good-bye to Pandaria, so I flew around the continent and took some screenshots.

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A watcher on the great wall on the border of Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes

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By Yan-Zhe River in Valley of the Four Winds

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Binan Village in Kun-Lai Summit

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Serenity Falls in Jade Forest

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Sunset at the Heartland and Verdant Belt in Valley of the Four Winds

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Heart of Fear in Dread Wastes

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Ruins of Guo Lai in Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Will you miss Pandaria?

Alt Appreciation: Monk week

Laeleiweyn of World of Lae started a challenge where we are to celebrate our alts. Every class has its own week and during that week we’ll post something about that class.

I haven’t had time to finish my alt appreciation posts, because I went away on holiday after mage week and when I got back there was just so much going on. But I’ll continue now and I might post more than one post each week.

Monk

Monkweek

First time I played a monk was on the Mists of Pandaria beta. My boyfriend had decided to reroll monk and level up on the release day so I thought I’d keep him company and level a monk with him. I wrote a post about our plan and how we prepared, you can read it here. The plan worked very well and we had good use of all the pots, flasks and gear we had prepared. It’s was a lot of fun to level a monk up for the first time. But I decided to switch to my druid when my monk hit 85 because my druid was still going to be my main. My plan was to level up the monk after but it’s still stuck on level 85. But I haven’t forgotten about it, and I will level it up to 90 one day.

MoP: Balance druid pre-raid gear

Pre-raid gear in Mists of Pandaria 

This is an updated version of this list of pre-raid gear for level 90 balance druids. First is a list with the best items sorted by slot, next is a list of factions and items, then a list with gear from dungeons and last professions. These lists are made for balance druids but might also work well for restoration druids and mistweaver monks as they use the same gear.

It’s still work in progress, so I will update it if anything changes or if there is more to add.

Best in Slot (BiS) – pre-raid

I’m not 100% sure these items are absolutely BiS pre-raid, but they’re good choices and what I’ll be going for unless something changes.

Head
Snowdrift Helm (2250 VP Shado-Pan revered)
Hood of Viridian Residue (Vizier Jin’bak – Siege of the Niuzao Temple heroic)

Neck
Burning Necklace of the Golden Lotus (quest: The Final Power, Valeof Eternal Blossoms)
Pendant of Precise Timing (Saboteur Kip’tilak – Gate of the Setting Sun heroic)

Shoulders
Whitepetal Shouldergarb (1750 VP Golden Lotus revered)
Incarnadine Scarlet Spaulders (High Inquisitor Whitemane – Scarlet Monastery heroic)

Cloak
Cloak of Snow Blossoms (1250 VP Shado-Pan revered)
Sagewhisper’s Wrap (1250 VP Shado-Pan revered)
Cloak of Overwhelming Corruption (Preotectors of the Endless (Elite) – Terrace of Endless Spring)
Scorched Earth CLoak (Brother Korloff – Scarlet Monastery heroic)

Chest
Nightfire Robe – LW
Wildblood Vest – LW
Mistfall Robes (2250 VP – Golden Lotus revered)
Chestguard of Despair (Sha of Doubt – Temple of the Jade Serpent heroic)

Bracers
Clever Ashyo’s Armbands (1250 VP – The August Celestials revered)
Star Summoner Bracers (Gu Cloudstrike – Shado-Pan Monastery heroic)

Gloves
Liferuned Leather Gloves – LW
Wildblood Gloves – LW
Ogo’s Elder Gloves (1750 VP The August Celestials revered)
Rattling Gloves (Rattlegore – Scholomance heroic)

Belt
Klaxxi Lash of the Harbringer (1750 VP Klaxxi revered)
Hurricane Belt (Trial of the King – Mogu’shan Palace heroic)

Legs
Wind-Reaver Greaves (2250 VP Klaxxi revered)
Darkbinder Leggings (Taran Zhu – Shado-Pan Monastery heroic)

Boots
Asani’s Uncleansed Sandals (Protectors of the Endless (elite) – Terrace of Endless Spring)
Treads of Corrupted Water (Wise Mari – Temple of the Jade Serpent heroic)

Rings
Watersoul Signet (Protectors of the Endless (elite) – Terrace of Endless Spring)
Simple Harmonius Ring (1250 VP Golden Lotus revered)
Seal of the Lucid (Quest: Shadow of the Empire Dread Wastes)

Trinkets
Relic of Yu’lon (Quest: Darkmoon Serpent Deck)
Flashfrozen Resin Globule (Vizier Jin’bal – Siege of the Niuzao Temple heroic)
Blossom of Pure Snow (1750 VP – Shado-Pan revered)
Vision of the Predator (Striker Ga’dok – Gate of the Setting Sun heroic)

Weapon
Regail’s Crackling Dagger (Protectors of the Endless (elite) – Terrace of Endless Spring)
Inscribed Crane Staff – Inscription
Carapace Breaker (Raigonn – Gate of the Setting Sun heroic)
Gustwalker Staff (Wing Leader Ner’onok – Siege of the Niuzao Temple heroic)

Off-hand
Inscribed Jade Fan – Inscription
Record of Mysterious Deeds (Gai-Cho Earthtalker Townlong Steppes)
Bottle of Potent Potables (Hoptallus – Stormstout Brewery heroic)

Items sorted by faction/drop

Factions

The August Celestials

Honored

Revered

Shado-Pan

Honored

Revered

The Klaxxi

Honored

Revered

Exalted

Golden Lotus

Honored

Revered

Dungeons

Gate of the Setting Sun

Mogu’shan Palace

Scarlet Halls

Scarlet Monastery

Scholomance

Shado-Pan Monastery

Siege of Niuzao Temple

Stormstout Brewery

Temple of the Jade Serpent

Professions

Leatherworking

Inscription

Quests for Darkmoon trinkets

Alchemy

Engineering

Mists of Pandaria FAQ

Mists of Pandaria has been out for almost a week now and I’ve seen people ask the same questions over and over again, so I thought I’d answer some of them here. Please let me know if there is anything you think I should add.

Is there a new city in Pandaria?
Alliance and Horde has their own city in Vale of Eternal Blossom. The Alliance one is called Shrine of Seven Stars and the Horde one is called Shrine of Two Moons. It has different vendors, profession trainers, quartermasters, reforger, bank, void storage, portals to all the other cities and much more. Auction house only for engineers.

How do I get to the Vale of Eternal Blossom?
You need to do a quest chain to open up the Vale. It starts with the quest A Celestial Experience but you might also start it with the optional quest Temple of the White Tiger which will lead you to the first I mentioned.

Where is the Mists of Pandaria flight trainer and when can I learn to fly?
The Pandaria flying skill is called Wisdom of the Four Winds and is available from the flying trainers Cloudrunner Leng (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars and Skydancer Shun (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons. You need to be level 90 and have completed the quests to open Vale of Eternal Blossom.

How can I get a shoulder enchant?
Shoulder enchants are now made by scribes (inscription) and you can buy them off the auction house or get a scribe to craft one for you. They come in two different qualities, epic and uncommon, and four different stats.

Crane Wing Inscription 120 intellect + 80 critical strike
Greater Crane Wing Inscription 200 intellect + 100 critical strike

Ox Horn Inscription 180 stamina + 80 dodge
Greater Ox Horn Inscription 300 stamina + 100 dodge

Tiger Claw Inscription 120 agility + 80 critical strike
Greater Tiger Claw Inscription 200 agility + 100 critical strike

Tiger Fang Inscription 120 strength + 80 critical strike
Greater Tiger Fang Inscription 200 strength + 100 critical strike

There is also a special secret one for scribes only which has higher stats

Where are the daily quests and how many can I do each day?
There will be max 48 daily quests available per day. They are available from the Pandaria factions and you will gain reputation and other rewards as Valor points.

Where are the Valor/Justice points vendors?
Valor/Justice point items are available at the different Pandaria faction’s quartermasters, you will need both reputation and points to buy items. There are two Justice/Valor point vendors who sells all the items from the different factions in Niuzao Temple.

Where are the Honor/Conquest points vendors?
They are on the wall in Pandaria. The Horde vendor is located in a tower in Hellscream’s Fist (Horde flight path) in Townlong Steppes. I don’t play Alliance but I’ve been told that the Alliance vendor is located in the northern tower on the wall in Valley of the Four Winds, I guess it’s also near an Alliance flight path. Please correct if it’s wrong.

Is there a new Ring of Blood in Pandaria?
Yes, it’s a scenario called Arena of Annihilation and is for level 90s only. It’s located in the Temple of the White tiger in Kun-Lai Summit. Gurgthock gives you the quest The Arena of Annihilation which will reward you with 450 item level weapon.

Where can I buy a yak mount and how much does it cost?
The yak mounts can be bought from Uncle Bigpocket at the Grummble Bazaar in Kun-Lai Summit. The Gray and Blonde Riding Yak costs 3000 g before discounts and the Grand Expedition Yak with vendor/repair and reforger costs 12000 g before discounts.

Why can’t I send heirlooms to my pandaren?
You can’t send anything to your pandaren until it has reached level 10 and chosen a faction. There are no mailboxes in the pandaren starting zone.

Which races can be a monk?
Every race except goblin and worgen can be monks.

Which classes can you chose as a pandaren?
Pandaren can be hunters, mages, priests, shamans, rogues, warriors and monks.