Quest:Ahead on the Way
|A Maw of Despair|
|Level||87 (Requires 86)|
|Rewards||Item level 399 weapons
Kill the in both the eastern and western pagodas at the Temple of the Red Crane.
- West Pagoda Cleansed
- East Pagoda Cleansed
Huge maws of despair are spewing out sha from the pagodas on either side of the temple. Meanwhile, your impromptu training in the Way continues.
"She who mends torn umbrella will be more dry than she who strikes at rain."
While I take issue with that particular lesson—sometimes punching the rain can be quite effective—the meaning holds true in this case.
Take out those maws of despair and give my order a chance at reclaiming the temple grounds.
Koro's metaphors can get a little tiring, but there's always true wisdom behind them.
- 129000 XP
After picking up all three, Anduin will join the adventurer's party, adding a buff: Aura of Hope - "Fortified by Anduin Wrynn. When you defeat a sha creature at the Temple of the Red Crane, you regain a portion of your health and mana, and inspire nearby Hopeless Redwing Defenders. The more powerful the sha vanquished, the greater the magnitude of these effects.
Head down to the temple and get started killing sha, making sure to kite them close to defenders before actually finishing them off, but don't focus on the killing yet. Valid units include , , and . On either side of the temple are two very large pagodas with a , a level 87 sha with 644,000 health. Kill all along the way down there, mindful of the location of the hopeless pandaren on the sha's death. The maw of despair will channel Wail of Despair - interrupt it quickly to limit the number of spawns. Kill around to the other side of the temple and cleanse the other pagoda. By this point, all three quests should be done.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.