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Mists of Pandaria: Temple of the Jade Serpent Instance Guide

Mists of Pandaria
In Mists of Pandaria, players now can access the Temple of the Jade Serpent. Although, it’s a short dungeon but the story line, and the bosses are just enough to tempt players to play it more than once.

The temple is taken over by the dark forces, and you like always, need to take it back from the evil “Sha.” Your main objective will be to defeat all the bosses (including the leader) so that the status of the temple can be restored back to Sanctuary once more.

How are you going to do that? Well, we have this guide for you that will walk you through the various stages in the temple and ensure that you come out of that temple without any serious problems.

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WoW Mists of Pandaria Temple of the Jade Serpent Walkthrough

Library Event
Once you enter the temple, you will have the option to either go right or left (the middle wing will be closed, for the time being). The choice is totally yours as it is not going to affect the instance progress in anyway.

The right wing to the temple, however, will take you into the Lorewalker Stonestep’s library. You will find that the documents are being destroyed continuously by the evil Sha.

The scroll at the centre of the library is the source of his wicked control. Once you retrieve the scroll, you will have to face a boss fight:

Boss Fight – The Trail of the Yongol
The Yongol suffers from his own Strife and Anger. Strife and Anger will assume the form of Chinese Red Dragons. Both will be active at the same time and will be damaging for the group through a shadow damage attack. Pain and Strike players, however, will face the abilities like intensity and dissipation.

Players should try to engage both the entities equally keeping an eye on the stacking intensity buff. Switching at the right time (whenever a few stacks of fire damage debuff are active) to the other entity can make the difference.

Keep on switching between the entities until one is down. You can now focus on the other one who will already have a low health at this point. Take the other half out and you are good to go.

Boss Fight – The Champion of the Five Suns
You will have to defeat the five suns in this section. The fight will be made slightly tougher by the haunting Shas in the first phase. Suns will use different abilities, including:

Sunfire Rays

  • The heat of the sun will target a random player and do 5 fire damage.

Extract Sha

  • On extinguishing a sun, Sha will be extracted from its victim.

Stay defensive and try to stay alive. Each extinguished sun will be converted into Sha, which will remain suspended in the air. The suns transformed into Sha will enter Zao and take him over. Zao will be corrupted, and you need to battle him to win the section. He will use the following abilities:

Sunfire Arrows

  • He will shoot arrows aggressively and the targets hit by them will receive fire damage.

The fight is more or less will be a tank and spank encounter. Utilize any chance you get to damage him during the battle. If you stick to the basics, soon enough, you will come out as victorious. After you are done in the library, the group needs to head to the front and take the left hallway.

Boss Fight – Wise Mari
Before you get to the corrupted Wise Mari, there will have to deal with some Water Elementals. They won’t give you any real trouble if you keep any eye on the suicidal attack after their death. Next, battle with Wise Mari will be a two-phase fight.

In the first phase of the fight, you won’t be able to damage the boss. So keep it calm and dodge the water attacks at all costs.

He will also summon the Water Elementals to divert your attention. Deal with them and while you are fighting with them, keep an eye on the hydro lance attack (waters around her bubble up and cause damage to the surrounding player) by Mari. Soon, phase 2 of the battle will start.

She will go more aggressive so watch out for her water attacks. You can tank her so you should focus on DPS until she is down. It’s a battle with time, the sooner you take her out, the more chances you will have of survival. After defeating the boss, the final section of instance is waiting for you.

Boss Fight – Liu Flameheart
Before you confront Liu Flameheart, you need to deal with a few groups of trash, which can be defeated easily. A warm up, I would say as you are about to enter a long fight which can be divided into three phases. In phase 1, the Flameheart will utilize the following abilities:

Dragon Strike

  • The strike on hitting the target, causes Fire damage initially and then there is an additional damage over the next 8 seconds.

Dragon Kick

  • The Dragon Kick will follow the Dragon Strike. Players in the 8 yards perimeter will receive Fire Damage.

Dragon Wave

  • The force of Dragon Kick will generate the Dragon Waves which will cause Fire Damage to the hit targets.

Tank the boss and focus on dodging the predictable waves spawn. DPS the boss to 70% to enter the next phase of the fight.

The fight will remain the same except for the fact that the Flameheart will now channel the essence of the Jade Serpent to help her in the battle. During phase 2, she will use the following attacks:

Jade Dragon Strike

  • The strike on hitting the target, causes Fire damage initially and then there is an additional damage over the next 8 seconds. Additionally, the Jade Dragon Strike absorbs up to 40,000 healing received by the target.

Jade Dragon Kick

  • The Dragon Kick will follow the Dragon Strike. Players in the 8 yards perimeter will receive Fire Damage.

Jade Dragon Wave

  • The force of Dragon Kick will generate the Dragon Waves which will cause Fire Damage to the hit targets.

In the final Phase, she will virtually become damage proof and summon Yu’lon (a dragon spirit). The spirit is similar to the Flamheart except for that Fire ball attack which you should dodge to stay alive.

Continue the DPS while you dodge the attacks to win the battle. Next, the final boss of the dungeon is waiting for you.

Boss Fight – Sha of Doubt
You should watch out for the spells cast by Sha of Doubt. They need to be dispelled immediately, or you can get in trouble. He also has the melee attack which will be targeted to the players he is fighting with directly.

If you can manage the shadowy apparitions summoned by Sha of Doubt (they must be dealt before Gather Doubt Finishes or the boss will replenish health) in time, the fight won’t give you any other problem. Unlike the Leotheras fight, players here can help others in taking out the apparitions.

Take out the final boss to complete the dungeon and free the temple from the shadow of evil forces. Do share your dungeon experience with us in the comments below.