Quick-Read Tactics: Temple of the Jade Serpent Normal and Heroic – Anger and Strife, Champion of the Five Suns, Wise Mari, Liu Flameheart and Sha of Doubt

The Temple of the Jade Serpent is one of the first dungeons you’re likely to hit in Mists Of Pandaria. You’ll need to defeat the legendary Sha Of Doubt, recently reawoken by the Horde and Alliance conflict. Before that, though, you’ll need to fight your way past Anger and Strife, the Champion of the Five Suns, Wise Mari and Liu Flameheart. Don’t despair – MMO Melting Pot is here to help. Our quick-read strategies give you exactly what you need to conquer the Temple of the Jade Serpent: no big walls of text, just the facts, formatted for easy copy-paste to your party chat!

If there’s someone in your group who isn’t certain about the tactics, click in the text box below each boss to auto-select a single line of tactics. We’ve checked them to make sure they’ll fit in a single line of party chat. Then CTRL+C to copy it, go back into WoW, start Party Chat, and CTRL+V to paste all the tactics your group needs!

(On a Mac, that’s Command-C and Command-V)

Normal mode vs Heroic Mode – These tactics apply to both Normal and Heroic versions of this dungeon – Heroic version bosses simply have more health and do more damage.

Contents

Library Boss

The boss in the library is randomly chosen. It will either be Anger And Strife or the Champion of the Five Suns.

Anger And Strife

  • Switch DPS back and forth between the two bosses.
  • If your healer tells you to, stop DPSing to allow stacks to fall off.

[copypastaparty]Switch DPS back and forth between the two. If your healer tells you to, stop DPSing to allow stacks to fall off.[/copypastaparty]

Champion of the Five Suns

  • Kill Suns, then the Shas they turn into.
  • Then tank-and-spank the NPC.

[copypastaparty]Kill Suns, then the Shas they turn into. Then tank-and-spank the NPC. [/copypastaparty]

Wise Mari

  • Don’t stand in the water.
  • Avoid clouds on the ground.
  • Kill elementals, then in phase 2 run in a circle around the boss to avoid his cone attack.

[copypastaparty]Don’t stand in the water. Avoid clouds on the ground. Kill elementals, then in phase 2 run in a circle around the boss to avoid his cone attack. [/copypastaparty]

Liu Flameheart

  • Dodge fire waves, get out of fire trails.
  • Once the boss gets below 30% health, get out of green fire pools.

[copypastaparty]Dodge fire waves, get out of fire trails. Below 30%, get out of green fire pools.[/copypastaparty]

Sha Of Doubt

  • Blow cooldowns to kill adds QUICKLY.
  • Dispel debuffs.

[copypastaparty]Blow cooldowns to kill adds QUICKLY. Dispel debuffs.[/copypastaparty]

That’s it. Good luck!

If you’ve got any additions to our useful tactics, let us know in the comments! Please do share these guides with your friends and guildies – and if you encounter a new player who’d benefit from reading the guides, point them in this direction too.

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The “Virus ate my homework” roundup post

As we mentioned yesterday, the MMO Melting Pot was temporarily rather shut down by an extremely nasty rootkit. That was a double pain in the backside given various people have written some awesome posts over the weekend.

So here’s a quick round-up of the stuff we’d probably have featured yesterday, in shortened form. Sorry, guys – blame TR-Spy and TR-Crypt for eating our homework!

  • A neat offer – Scary of Scary Gamer is studying to become a personal fitness trainer, and he’s offering free advice to any gamers who want to tone up.
  • I Like Pancakes saw the new artwork for Tyrande Whisperwind, and is Not At All Impressed: “What this picture says to me is that Tyrande is Malfurion’s possession, or worse, his puppet. Look at the pose. Look at how disjointed Tyrande looks in comparison to Malfurion. Tyrande is looking at Malfurion; Malfurion is looking at us. Is there any doubt as to who calls the shots in this relationship?” (I completely agree)
  • Shintar has been looking back at her expectations of Cataclysm: “Soaring over the old world was interesting for maybe two weeks, then it just turned into the most convenient way of getting from A to B without having to pay attention to the scenery. I actually find myself enjoying my alts below sixty much more not just because of the new content, but also because they are glued to the ground and actually get to take in the changes in the landscape. “
  • Windsoar has a lengthy and interesting post on a personal dilemma she’s facing around anger and raiding: “Once upon a time, I spent many a raid night walking away from the game angry, furious even…I seriously thought, in light of my promise to my husband, that maybe I couldn’t manage to raid without the fury buff.”
  • And Spinks has a depressing, but thought-provoking suggestion – maybe the days of strongly cooperative gameplay were the sign of a golden era: “The internet in general has been friendlier towards strongly co-operative games than you’d expect. This I think is because the early adopters were blown away by being able to interact online with other people from around the world in real time. “

Any thoughts on angry raiding? Do you think we’ve just left a golden age? And does Tyrande now come off as a bimbo?

All quotes taken from the relevant article.

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