Ji Firepaw

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HordeJi Firepaw
Image of Ji Firepaw
Title Master of Huojin
Monk Trainer
Leader of Huojin Pandaren[1]
Gender Male
Race Pandaren (Humanoid)
Character class Monk
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Horde, Huojin Pandaren, Order of the Broken Temple
Occupation Horde diplomatic representative[2] of Pandaren
Location Various Locations
Status Alive
Mentor(s) Master Shang Xi
"In situations like these, the clear answer is the only answer. These monkeys will leave when we force them to leave! To not defend our town and those we love would be the only true crime. Thus is the way of the Huojin."

Ji Firepaw, a follower of the more direct Huojin philosophy, is adamant that inaction is the greatest injustice. He holds that it’s honorable to defend home and family no matter the cost. Outgoing, passionate, and not one for deep thought, he is always the first into the fray. Ji finds himself attracted to the practicality that defines the Horde. Although it will cost him dearly, he will decide to carry the Horde banner when he leaves the Wandering Isle.[3]

After the Wandering Isle, Ji can be found as a monk trainer outside the Ring of Valor in Orgrimmar's Valley of Honor. The Orgrimmar Grunts, when asked where the monk trainer is, comment that Ji watches the fights in the arena, and occasionally participates himself.


Li Li's Travel Journal

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Li Li was running after Shu to Wu-Song Village but she lost his trail. Ji was there and advised her to find him by a method of Huojin.

Mists of Pandaria

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Ji and Aysa Cloudsinger met the pandaren adventurers sent by Master Shang Xi in an effort to recover the four elemental spirits. After recovering Huo, Ji was unable to wake Wugou until the coming of the adventurers sent by Aysa. Afterward, Ji led an assault to the Morning Breeze Village to solve the hozen problem. When the elemental spirits were recovered, the pandaren discovered that the pain of Shen-zin Su was a thorn - The Skyseeker. Ji decided to blow up what was left of the Skyseeker, causing him to fall out with Aysa. With the battle between the Horde and the Alliance affecting their land, Ji chose to join the Horde at any cost. To prove his loyalty, he fought in the Ring of Valor against a gronn, an ettin and a magnataur for Garrosh Hellscream.[4]

Siege of Orgrimmar

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Imprisoned by the Kor'kron and beaten unconscious, Ji is later rescued by Aysa Cloudsinger and taken out of Orgrimmar. Begging him to live, Aysa promised that the two of them could return to the turtle and be together.

War Crimes

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Ji survived and served as a liaison for the Horde and Taran Zhu during the trial of Garrosh Hellscream, such as directing the Horde leaders to an appropriate temple for a discussion of Garrosh's defender.[5]


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Aysa and Ji teaching a class together.

Ji is present at Vol'jin's death after the battle of the Broken Shore.

True to her words at the Siege of Orgrimmar, Aysa and Ji returned to the Wandering Isle. They can be found in Mandori Village after the isle becomes the monk Order Hall, teaching monk trainees together.

When an Horde player reaches Prestige Rank 2, Ji can be found in the Undercity alongside other notable leaders of the Horde. During H [100] A Royal Audience, he is present at the ceremony hosted by Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner that congratulates the character for their battles against the Alliance, following their receiving of the  [High Warlord's Medal of Valor] from the Warchief, as well as an artifact appearance.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Wandering Isle 10 396
Durotar 10 396
H IconSmall Pandaren Male.gifIconSmall Pandaren Female.gif [10] The Horde Way 10 792
Orgrimmar 90 393,941
Siege of Orgrimmar 90 393,941


Objective of


Ji outside the Ring of Valor in Orgrimmar
  • Welcome!
  • I'm with you.
  • The time to act is always now.
  • The greatest virtue is the will to act.
  • It's good to see you!
  • The Huojin have a way of dealing with people like you.
  • It involves fists.
Wu-Song Village

The only true crime is inaction.


During the Mists of Pandaria beta a forum post on the Mists of Pandaria Beta Feedback forum sought to highlight what some saw as a form of sexism. Ji Firepaw greeted female characters saying "Hello, friend! You're some kind of gorgeous, aren't you? I bet you can't keep the men off of you! Join me! You and I are going to be good friends!" To men, he instead said "Hello, friend! You've got a strong look to you! I bet you're all the rage with the ladies! Join me! You and I are going to be good friends!" This form was followed by a very long discussion.[6]

As a result, this interaction was changed during beta. Ji now simply greets characters of either gender by saying, "You seem poised and ready. I can tell we are going to be good friends." Zarhym commented that "...Your feedback has been received. I don't think we need another 100+ pages of discussion about one line of quest text or this will end up being a very long beta."[7]

A reference to the controversy was added a few patches later. When Ji and Aysa are both at Morning Breeze Village, he has this to say:

The amount of time she spends practicing seems excessive... but you can't deny the results. Her form is beautiful.
Gossip Maybe you should talk to her.
I don't know what to say to her. Should I tell her she's gorgeous, or would she find that creepy? Maybe I could tell her I admire her poise - but then she might think I don't have any personality!


  • During the quests where Ji is provided as a companion, his generic name is "Huojin Monk".
  • Waiting for too long in Siege of Orgrimmar before attacking Kor'kron will cause them to execute Ji, after which Aysa will charge into them for revenge and get killed too.
  • Ji is voiced by Michael Hawley.
  • If the player uses the /hug emote while targeting Ji in Morning Breeze Village, he'll return the hug.



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