Scenario

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Scenarios allow small groups of players to adventure together in short instances, with progressive objectives and a story arc. Scenarios are completely role-less, meaning tanks or healers aren't necessary to succeed - any class combination can work. Smaller scenarios play similar to group quests and help players earn faction reputation, while larger scenarios play out like epic PvE battlegrounds with major objectives and plenty of scripted events, for example defending Goldshire from a Kobold attack. They are instanced areas.[1]

Scenarios become available at level 90. Most scenarios have a minimum average item level of 425 in order to queue for them. The four scenarios added in Patch 5.3.0 have an average minimum item level requirement of 496. Heroic mode versions of scenarios do not have an item level requirement.

Queuing up

Queuing for scenarios works identically to queuing for a dungeon, and is accomplished via the Dungeon Finder interface (default hotkey: I). Players can choose a specific scenario, or opt for a random scenario. Completing a random scenario will reward the player with roughly 20g, 50 [Valor Points], and a  [Greater Cache of Treasures] that may contain either additional gold or a randomly enchanted piece of level 90 equipment tailored to their class (though not necessarily their spec).

Scenarios

Scenario Location Level N iLvl H iLvl
A Brewing Storm Thunderpaw Peak, Jade Forest 90 425 496
Arena of Annihilation Temple of the White Tiger, Kun-Lai Summit 90 425 N/A
Brewmoon Festival Binan Village, Kun-Lai Summit 90 425 N/A
Crypt of Forgotten Kings Vale of Eternal Blossoms 90 425 496
Greenstone Village Greenstone Village, Jade Forest 90 425 N/A
Theramore's Fall Theramore, Dustwallow Marsh 90 425 N/A
Unga Ingoo Unga Ingoo, Krasarang Wilds 90 425 N/A
Assault on Zan'vess Zan'vess, Dread Wastes 90 425 N/A
A Little Patience Temple of the Red Crane, Krasarang Wilds 90 425 N/A
Dagger in the Dark Ancient Passage, Veiled Stair 90 425 N/A
Horde Domination Point Domination Point, Krasarang Wilds 90 425 N/A
Alliance Lion's Landing Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds 90 425 N/A
Battle on the High Seas Great Sea 90 496 496
Blood in the Snow Shimmer Ridge, Dun Morogh 90 496 496
Dark Heart of Pandaria Big Blossom Excavation, Vale of Eternal Blossoms 90 496 496
The Secrets of Ragefire Durotar 90 496 496

Single-player scenarios

Starting from a very rare drop, warlocks can undertake a very difficult solo-scenario to turn their fire green in Pursuing the Black Harvest.

There are a handful of scenarios on the Isle of Thunder that are designed for a single player. None of these single-player scenarios may be queued for the normal way by using the scenario-finder interface. Instead, the quest giver will provide a gossip option to queue for and start the scenario. All but one of these scenarios can only be completed once per player during the Isle of Thunder storyline. As such, the documentation and walk-throughs for these scenarios are provided in the quests where the scenarios take place:

  1. A [90] The Assault on Shaol'mara / H [90] The Assault on Zeb'tula
  2. B [90] Tear Down This Wall!
  3. B [90] To the Skies!
  4. A [90] A Bold Idea / H [90] Decisive Action
  5. B [90] The Fall of Shan Bu

The one repeatable single-player scenario is Troves of the Thunder King, the loot-grabbing scenario that requires a  [Key to the Palace of Lei Shen] to begin.

Additionally, as part of Wrathion's legendary quest, he starts the solo scenario N [90] The Thunder Forge.

The Proving Grounds, added in Patch 5.4.0, uses the scenario mechanic. There is also one repeatable scenario as part of the Timeless Isle cooking chain. The quest N [90] The Secret Ingredient Is... is the walk-through and completion of this opens the dailies N [90 Daily] Noodle Time and N [90 Daily] Noodle Time: Bonus.

Pet battle scenarios

The Celestial Tournament takes place in a single-player pet battle scenario, where players face a series of pet tamers and battle pets. This scenario is repeatable.

Not-yet-released scenarios

These scenarios were planned, and appear in the game files, but have not been released.

Patch changes

  • Hotfix (2014-06-04): "Queuing for a non-random Normal Scenario now awards 30 Justice Points on completion (down from 70 Justice Points)."
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Heroic Scenarios no longer have a minimum item level requirement to enter.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Scenarios introduced.

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