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The Shado-pan Monastery was the second announced 5-man dungeon of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Located in Kun-Lai Summit, this mountain retreat serves as the home and training grounds of the mysterious Shado-pan clan, a ninja-like pandaren faction dedicated to protecting Pandaria. Again, the Sha have been set free and threaten the Shado-pan's base of operations, and you’re tasked with dispatching them.
The monastery itself is located in the mountains of northwest Kun-Lai Summit, northwest of Mount Neverest and up the mountain path from Winter's Blossom. It can also be accessed via an unnamed path leading northwest from the Neverest Basecamp, skirting around the north of Mount Neverest.
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During the Landfall, Chen Stormstout brought a wounded Vol'jin and Tyrathan Khort to the Monastery to recuperate. They spent some time here and trained. Later, it was invaded by the Zandalari trolls and their mogu allies led by Khal'ak.
War has spread across Pandaria, and the destructive conflict between the Horde and Alliance has led to turmoil in the majestic Shado-pan Monastery. There, three malevolent entities--the Sha of Violence, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Anger--have erupted from their prisons. Although the Sha of Anger fled the secluded monastery completely, the remaining sha have begun wreaking havoc on the site's brave Shado-pan defenders.
You enter and see Ban Bearheart stealthed. You fight Shado-Pan Wardens that creates ambushes for you to encounter. You enter Gu Cloudstrike's Dojo as you see him kill Pandaren. Kill him and his Jade Serpent to get through. You see Sha manifestation throughout the instance. You enter Master Snowdrift's Dojo and fight his initiates and Snowdrift himself. Afterward, you walk through deeper into the Monastery and encounter the Sha of Violence. Kill him to gain access to the Grove of Falling Blossoms. Take out the remaining Shado-Pan infested to encounter Taran Zhu. Although he is mind controlled by the Sha of Hatred, you still fight Taran Zhu himself. After you take out the Sha out of him, he regains his strength and hunts for the Sha of Hatred to end it, once and for all.
|Gu Cloudstrike||Agility mail chest|
|Tank plate belt|
|Caster mail leggings|
|DPS strength necklace|
|Spirit leather belt|
|Master Snowdrift||Agility staff|
|Tank plate gloves|
|Spirit plate belt|
|Sha of Violence||Agility one-hand axe|
|Caster cloth gloves|
|DPS plate boots|
|Taran Zhu||Strength two-hand mace|
|Agility mail shoulders|
|Spirit plate gloves|
|Spirit leather leggings|
|Caster mail boots|
|Agility fist weapon|
|Strength plate chest|
|Caster cloth robe|
- In Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, the Shado-Pan Monastery is implied to be located on or at least very near the Peak of Serenity, and both the Peak of Serenity and the Shado-Pan Monastery are described as the location where the first monks planned their overthrow of the mogu. The Chronicle of Ages describes the hidden monastery built by Kang's followers but implies that it became the Shado-Pan Monastery, rather than the Peak of Serenity.
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2014-10-20): "Shado-Pan Disciples should no longer be following players around the dungeon after they have been defeated."
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.