Quick-Read Tactics: Gate of the Setting Sun Heroic – Saboteur Kip’tilak, Striker Ga’dok, Commander Ri’mok and Raigonn

Every new expansion has an obligatory creepy-insect dungeon, and Mists Of Pandaria is no exception. The Gate of the Setting Sun instance sees you battling through hordes of insectile Mantids, from Saboteur Kip’tilak to Striker Ga’dok, and then from Commander Ri’mok to the mighty Raigonn. If you’re struggling to tell your mandible from your Mutilate, let MMO Melting Pot help you out. Our quick-read strategies give you exactly what you need to conquer the Gate of the Setting Sun: no big walls of text, just the facts.

If there’s someone else in your group who isn’t certain about the tactics either, click in the text box below each boss to auto-select a single line of tactics, checked so it’ll fit into party chat. CTRL+C or Cmd+C on a Mac to copy it, go back into WoW, start Party Chat, and CTRL+V or Cmd+V to paste all the tactics your group needs!

Contents

Saboteur Kip’tilak

  • Try and avoid lines of fire.
  • If you get Sabotage, you’ll start shooting fire north, south, east and west – try and use this to detonate other bombs.
  • At 33% and 66% he’ll blow loads of stuff up – healers be warned.

[copypastaparty]Try and avoid lines of fire. If you get Sabotage, you’ll fire out fire north, south, east and west – try and use this to detonate other bombs. At 33% and 66% he’ll blow loads of stuff up – healers be warned.[/copypastaparty]

Striker Ga’dok

  • Stay together, move away from adds’ AOE.
  • Move out of fire but don’t get split from the group.

[copypastaparty]Stay together, move away from adds’ AOE. Move out of fire but don’t get split from the group.[/copypastaparty]

Commander Ri’mok

  • Tank kite boss out of green slime.
  • Tank get out of front cone when he does frenzy.
  • Tank pick up the adds and AOE them down.

[copypastaparty]Tank kite boss out of green slime. Get out of front cone when he does frenzy. Pick up and AOE down adds. [/copypastaparty]

Raigonn

Phase 1

  • Tank take the adds
  • DPS use the cannon to get on to the boss’s head and attack the Weak Spot. Clear adds when knocked off, then get back on.

Phase 2

  • Fixated player should kite
  • stay away from Stomp.
  • DPS and continue to handle adds.

[copypastaparty]P1: Tank take adds, DPS use cannon to get on boss’s head and attack Weak Spot. Clear adds when knocked off, then get back on. P2: Fixated player kite, stay away from Stomp. DPS and continue to handle adds.[/copypastaparty]

That’s it. Good luck!

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Heroic dungeons in Mists Of Pandaria

Lost in a dungeon? Not sure what the tactics are? Getting grief from other players about it, or just want to avoid any trouble? Here’s our master list of brief (so you can read them on the run) strategy guides for the new Mists Of Pandaria Heroic dungeons.

Or, alternatively, have you just discovered that someone in your run doesn’t know the tactics, but you can’t face typing them out slowly for each and every boss? Grab these guides – they include code so that you can copy and paste each section with a couple of clicks as you come up to a boss fight or tricky bit, and each boss’s tactics fit on one line of Party Chat. The new guy in your group should do just fine.

Mists Of Pandaria Heroic dungeons

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Quick-Read Tactics: Shado’pan Monastery Normal / Heroic – Gu Cloudstrike, Master Snowdrift, Sha of Violence and Corrupted Taran Zhu

The Shado’pan Monastery is Mists Of Pandaria’s tribute to the martial arts training monasteries in, well, every martial arts movie ever. You’ll need to defeat Gu Cloudstrike and his tamed serpent, Master Snowdrift and his students, and the Sha of Violence. Finally, you’ll fight the leader of the monastery, Taran Zhu, who has become corrupted by the Sha of Hatred. Our quick-read strategies give you exactly what you need to conquer the Shado’pan Monastery: 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

Gu Cloudstrike

  • Don’t stand in lightning.
  • Damage Serpent 10-20% in phase 1.
  • In phase 2, stack during Magnetic Shroud except tank who should turn serpent away.

[copypastaparty]Don’t stand in lightning. Damage Serpent 10-20% in phase 1. In phase 2, stack during Magnetic Shroud except tank who should turn serpent away.[/copypastaparty]

Master Snowdrift

  • Get behind him during Fists of Fury.
  • Get away from him on Tornado Kick.
  • Don’t attack when he’s in Parry Stance.
  • Dodge the balls.

[copypastaparty]Get behind him during Fists of Fury and away from him on Tornado Kick. Don’t attack when he’s in Parry Stance. Dodge balls. [/copypastaparty]

The Sha of Violence

  • Tank should avoid Disorienting Smash. If it hits, the boss will switch to the person next highest on the aggro table.
  • Try to avoid Smoke and light pools.
  • He enrages – pop cooldowns when he does.

[copypastaparty]Tank should avoid Disorienting Smash. If hit by it, boss will switch to next highest aggro. Try to avoid Smoke and light pools. He enrages – pop cooldowns. [/copypastaparty]

Corrupted Taran Zhu

  • Tank keep boss away from party.
  • Ranged DPS kill Gripping Hatred ASAP.
  • Meditate when it’s safe or when your Hatred fills.
  • Tank try to get some distance on boss before Meditating.

[copypastaparty]Ranged DPS kill Gripping Hatred ASAP. Meditate when it’s safe or when your Hatred fills. Tank try to get some distance on boss before Meditating. When ring appears, be either in or out – do not cross.[/copypastaparty]

That’s it. Good luck!

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Quick-Read Tactics: Mogu’shan Palace Normal / Heroic – Clan Leaders of the Mogu, Gekkan and Xin The Weaponmaster

The Mogu’shan Palace is the stronghold of the Mogu, and together with the Mogu’shan Vaults raid forms your major encounter with the Mogu in Mists of Pandaria. Once you’ve battled your way past Gekkan and the Clan Leaders of the Mogu, you’ll get to face Xin The Weaponmaster himself. Our quick-read strategies give you exactly what you need to conquer the Mogu’shan Palace: 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

Trash is dangerous – use CC and small pulls.

Clan Leaders of the Mogu

The three bosses will arrive in a random order:

  • Ming: Dodge tornados, get back when he spins.
  • Haiyan: group up for meteor, run away from group if you have Conflagrate.
  • Kuai: kill untankable lion first, tank face boss away from party.

[copypastaparty]3 bosses come in random order. Ming: Dodge tornados, get back when he spins. Haiyan: group for meteor, run away from group if you have Conflagrate. Kuai: kill untankable lion first, tank face boss away from party.[/copypastaparty]

Gekkan

  • CC Ironhide and keep him CCed.
  • Kill Oracle first.
  • Kill all adds before you kill the boss.

[copypastaparty]CC Ironhide and keep him CCed. Kill Oracle first. Kill all adds before boss. [/copypastaparty]

Trash before Xin

You can kill the lions WITHOUT pulling the boss.

[copypastaparty]Trash before Xin: you can kill the lions WITHOUT pulling the boss. [/copypastaparty]

Xin the Weaponmaster

  • Tank face him away from party and get out of ground slam.
  • Dodge spinning spears, lines of swords and rings of fire.
  • Healers note at 33% arrows will randomly focus-fire group members.

[copypastaparty]Tank face him away from party and get out of ground slam. Dodge spinning spears, lines of swords and rings of fire. Healers note at 33% arrows will randomly focus-fire group members.[/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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Levelling dungeons in Mists Of Pandaria – Quick-Read, Quick-Copy/Paste guides

Lost in a dungeon? Not sure what the tactics are? Getting grief from other players about it, or just want to avoid any trouble? Here’s our master list of brief (so you can read them on the run) strategy guides for the new Mists Of Pandaria dungeons.

Or, alternatively, have you just discovered that someone in your run doesn’t know the tactics, but you can’t face typing them out slowly for each and every boss? Grab these guides – they include code so that you can copy and paste each section with a couple of clicks as you come up to a boss fight or tricky bit, and each boss’s tactics fit on one line of Party Chat. The new guy in your group should do just fine.

Mists Of Pandaria Normal dungeons

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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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