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2012/03/30 at 12:09 AM
Table of Contents
Sha of Doubt
We ran through the
Temple of the Jade Serpent
today--it's a pretty quick instance but each wing is richly detailed. You can also buy all glyphs for from a vendor right inside the instance. All bosses dropped ilvl 425 loot, but they were reskins of 4.3 gear and didn't have real names yet, like
Chestguard of Despair
The instanced version of the
Temple of the Jade Serpent
looks practically identical to the outdoor quest version--except it's been corrupted by the Sha. The library and water wings are accessible, as is the central area where questgivers and monks trained formerly. After questing through The Jade Forest, it's intriguing to find out how the temple ended up in such a state.
Corrupted Living Water
elementals scatter the hallway by the Fountain of the Overseeing, along with dead Jinyu. When they die, they leave a harmful pool with
Sadly, Wise Mari has become corrupted. The fight is in two phases:
Phase 1: Wise
is encased in a
and cannot be attacked. The boss periodically casts
which churns up the corrupted waters, and
summons Living Water Elementals. After four have died, the fight moves onto phase 2.
is cast on the transition, knocking all players away. Phase 2 cannot be tanked, as the boss keeps rotating with
, similar to The Lurker Below's
Throughout the fight, standing in the water is bad: you'll suffer from
Upon defeat, Wise Mari is purified, returning to its original form with its treasured staff.
's sacred library has been taken over by the Sha, who are destroying the lore of the Pandaren.
The trash is named after references to Chinese New Year folktales--The Twin Jugglers, The Talking Fish, etc.
has been infested by the Sha in the center of the library. Upon killing it, you have a chance to get one of two scenarios, Zao Sunseeker or the Yaungol. The Zao Sunseeker one is as follows: "According to the legend, long ago, there were five suns that burned brightly in the sky. When the winds blew, their intense heat caused great wildfires. Crops wilted, villages burned, and families wandered endlessly to seek refuge from the flames..."
Unfortunately, this brings the story to life as well as the protagonist,
, and your party must defeat the five suns, which then turn into Sha and corrupt Zao. Lorewalker Stonestep begs you to fight him with dignity.
Phase 1: The Suns will cast
, and when killed, will
Phase 2: When all Suns and
have been defeated, Zao Sunseeker will become corrupted and quickly continually fire
None of my run-throughs spawns the
encounter, but it seems the Yaungol must balance conflicting emotions of strife and anger--ignoring one aspect will lead to additional debuffs:
Either path you take will bring you back to the central courtyard, which has three groups of trash: a
Minion of Doubt
, surrounded by spawns and friendly
is a 3 phase fight, transitioning at 70% and 30%:
Jade Dragon Dance:
Jade Serpent Strike
Jade Serpent Wave
The Jade Serpent: In the last phase, she gains
, which turns her into a serpent that casts
Quotes: Serpent Warrior: They are too Strong! We can never defeat the Sha! Run while you still can! The Jade Serpent has abandoned us!
Liu Flameheart: Your forces are weak! The heart of the Great Serpent will not fall into your hands.
Jade Serpent grant me strength! The cycle must continue, the Jade Serpent must be reborn!
The haze has been lifted from my eyes...forgive me for doubting you...
Sha of Doubt
Sha of Doubt
Touch of Nothingness
on random enemies.
Every 30 sec or so, the Sha casts
Figment of Doubt
on the party. This summons shadowy apparitions that must be killed before
Krelumian made a video of his instance run--click the cut to check it out!
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