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!

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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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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