|Timeless Isle from the west|
Pi'jiu (in ruins)
Contested territory (PvP realms only)
The Timeless Isle is a max-level PvE zone located to the east of the Jade Forest. Seek the Isle alone or in a group to collect Timeless Coins (which will allow players to purchase unique gear from the locals) or to do battle with massive creatures and dangerous world bosses. Among the latter are Ordos, the lost Yaungol fire god; and the four August Celestials, who stand ready to test the mettle of adventurers taking part in Wrathion's legendary quest.
While there are quest-givers on the Timeless Isle, they are not there to give specific directions; they encourage players to simply throw themselves into the experience, collecting coins and reacting to the dynamic events, bosses, and puzzles that emerge from the depths of the isle’s unexplored interior...
The Timeless Isle, so named because it exists in a state of perpetual sunset, was once a place of great reverence for the pandaren. It was here that trials of wisdom, hope, strength, and fortitude took place in front of the great Celestials... where warriors and aspiring leaders would show their willingness to walk in the footsteps of the great Emperor, Shaohao. As a testament to their goal of achieving balance in all things, the pandaren monks even existed in harmony with the nearby Yaungol, worshippers of the fiery demigod Ordos.
But one day, the island vanished. Some scrolls indicate that the Timeless Isle has come and gone throughout history—sometimes just a glimmer in the distance, often appearing in different locations. Some less fortunate adventurers dared step foot on the island during these moments and were just as quickly lost to the Timeways, never to be seen again.
Now—and perhaps only for a moment—the island has returned.
From the southeastern tip of Jade Forest (just north of Moonwater Retreat), fly east-southeast over Mistveil Sea through the fatigue waters to reach the island. Even with only 225 skill, players will reach land before the fatigue bar empties.
Players are first introduced to the Timeless Isle via the quest , which starts automatically upon entering their faction's shrine in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. After meeting up with Chromie outside the entrance to the Seat of Knowledge above Mogu'shan Palace, she starts and hands players the ( / ). The timepiece is a one-time use teleport, sending players directly to the watcher's position on the isle, either at the Tushui Landing for the Alliance or the Huojin Landing for the Horde. At the landing point is a flight path, which can then be used for return trips to the isle.
The Isle is lushly forested, with flora similar to that found in the Jade Forest. The waters of the Ruby Lake are colored a strange reddish hue, possibly due to the ruby crystals found deep within the mountains of the Timeless Isle. Yaungol control the mountainous regions of the island, lead by their "fire god" Ordos, while the lowlands are mostly abandoned save for the Celestial Court where many residents of Pandaria have gathered to watch the August Celestial's trials. The Houjin and Tushui pandaren have made landfall and established camps at the western shore, but have been asked by the Celestials to not press further inland.
Maps and subregions
Regions adjacent to the Timeless Isle
|Zone Name||Faction||Level Range||Direction||Access|
- Main article: Timeless Isle NPCs
- <Prince of Stormwind>
- <The Black Prince>
- <The Red Crane> (world boss)
- <The Black Ox> (world boss)
- <The White Tiger> (world boss)
- <The Jade Serpent> (world boss)
- <Fire-God of the Yaungol> (world boss)
Once you're on the Timeless Isle, it's open-world adventuring at your own pace. There are a couple quests on the island, but they're not going to tell you exactly where to go and what to do. Instead they exist to encourage you to explore caverns, discover underwater grottos, and battle all manner of frightful beasts for great rewards.
The island offers greater challenges as you move away from the serene forest surrounding the temple grounds and into the fiery Ordon Sanctuary, Cavern of Lost Spirits, Croaking Hollow, and other mysterious locales. As this is an open-world experience, everything except the raid bosses is designed to be taken on solo. Being able to take on large creatures by yourself also means that, when the number of people visiting the island dwindles, you'll still be able to bring new characters there and engage with everything it has to offer. While the Elites on the island are standard "group-tap", all of the Rares are "no-tap", so if you see anyone fighting them, even someone from the opposite faction, you can join in and both benefit from bringing it down. Everything on the island also drops something unique. For the easier enemies, it may be consumables that grant you Timeless Coins (see below) or aid you in your adventures into darker places, while tougher enemies can drop epic BoA tokens that can be used to gain Item Level (ilvl) 496 loot, upgrade tokens to gain ilvl 535 gear, Lesser Charms, battle pets, and more.
Those who choose to join the burning ranks of the Ordon, the yaungol followers of Ordos, will have access to the powers of the . Using the Censer will flag you for PvP to everyone-even your own faction. Your skin takes on a bright flame effect, showing all around that you've summoned the rage of Ordos and are out for blood. Using the Censer also immediately reduces your health to 10% of its maximum (which you can then heal back up over time), keeping it from becoming a quick ganking device. On PvE realms, the rules of flagging still apply; it won't become open warfare, but players can choose to engage these flagged players if they like. On PvP realms, though, this menacing new threat will certainly be a target for both factions. Finally, when you kill other players while you’re under the effects of the Censer, you'll gain Bloody Coins, a currency that can be exchanged for exclusive rewards.
There are only a handful of quests on the isle:
One-off daily/weekly quests:
Great Chef Woo's repeatables
After that, the isle is largely self-directed:
Instead are a number of events that occur randomly all over the isle.
Timeless events occur all over the Timeless Isle. These events are varied and include treasure chests guarded with good loot and a healthy amount of Timeless Coins, out-of-the-way treasure chests requiring creative exploring to get to, special spawned mobs, and bosses that will take a group to defeat, among many others. Most non-trivial chests and mobs will drop a timeless armor token or two, which can be turned into an item level 496 epic randomly-enchanted item.
|Whispershade Hollow||Trivia question|
|East of Old Pi'jiu||gone mad s|
|Ordon Sanctuary||Rare elite yaungol|
|Battle of the Barnacle||The Barnacle||Rare ghosts ()|
|Blackguard's Jetsam||Blackguard's Forgotten Cove||Guarded chest (weekly)|
|Blazing Chest||Ordon Sanctuary west||Guarded chest (one-time)|
|Croaking Hollow||Rare elite frog|
|Celestial Court||Pet battle tournament (weekly)|
|Patrolling the Blazing Way||Rare elite group of yaungol|
|Timeless Shore||Rare dragon turtle|
|Firewalkers' Path||Rare elite bound fire elemental|
|East of Old Pi'jiu||Rare stealthed tiger|
|The Misty Strand||Rare elite ghost ship|
|Celestial Court woods||Rare crane|
|Waters offshore||Rare elite whale shark|
|Timeless Shore||Rare turtle|
|Ordon Sanctuary west||Rare elite yaungol|
|Ruby Lake||Rare elite water spirit|
|Gleaming Crane Statue||Firewalkers' Path||Floating treasure chests (weekly)|
|Gleaming Treasure Chest||Red Stone Run||Platforming chest (weekly)|
|Gleaming Treasure Satchel||Croaking Hollow pirate ship||Platforming chest (weekly)|
|Red Stone Run||Rare elite colossus|
|Old Pi'jiu outskirts||Rare silkworm|
|Firewalkers' Path||Rare elite cloud serpent|
|Celestial Court woods||Rare elite snake|
|Celestial Court woods||Rare yak|
|Firewalker Ruins||Rare elite yaungol|
|Old Pi'jiu docks||Rare kraken|
|Kukuru's Treasure Cache||Kukuru's Grotto||Purchased random chest|
|Blazing Way||Rare sprite|
|Timeless Shore||Rare elite crab|
|Firewalker Ruins||Rare elite yaungol|
|Really Skunky Beer||Old Pi'jiu||Rare alementals ()|
|Cavern of Lost Spirits||Rare elite mistlurker|
|Rope-Bound Treasure Chest||Red Stone Run||Platforming chest (weekly)|
|Skull-Covered Chest||Cavern of Lost Spirits||Guarded chest (one-time)|
|Smouldering Chest||Firewalker Ruins||Guarded chest (one-time)|
|Smouldering Chest||Shrine of the Black Flame||Guarded chest (one-time)|
|Mysterious Den||Rare mistlurker|
|Cavern of Lost Spirits||Rare fire spirit|
|Croaking Hollow pirate ship||Rare elite human|
|Sunken Hozen Treasure||Old Pi'jiu sunken ship||Locked chest (weekly)|
|Tsavo'ka's Den||Rare elite tiger|
|Ordon Sanctuary west||Rare elite yaungol|
|Celestial Court||Rare pet supplies vendor|
|Cavern of Lost Spirits||Phased treasure hunt|
|East of Old Pi'jiu||Rare water spirit|
There are a huge number of wild pets on Timeless Isle, but most are found as drops rather than as actual wild pets wandering the isle:
|Ashwing Moth||Level 25 pet battle|
|Flamering Moth||Level 25 pet battle|
|Skywisp Moth||Level 25 pet battle|
- Dragon turtles
- Fire spirits
- Hammerhead sharks
- Water spirits
- Whale sharks
There are a number of achievements awarded for completing activities on the Timeless Isle across all types of the game:
|Find and loot the Gleaming Treasure Chest, Rope-Bound Treasure Chest, and a Mist-Covered Treasure Chest on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Check for loot in suspicious places throughout the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Obtain all of the rare items from the Timeless Isle listed below.||Exploration|
|Defeat all of the creatures of the Timeless Isle listed below.||Exploration|
|Find one of the lost pandaren artifacts on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Find all of the lost pandaren artifacts on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Obtain the blessings of all four Celestials at Time-Lost Shrines on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Solve on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Defeat all of the rare creatures of the Timeless Isle listed below.||Exploration|
|Consume all of the source of Timeless Nutriment on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Locate all of the Moss-Covered, Skull-Covered, Sturdy, Smouldering, and Blazing chests on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Obtain the Sunken Treasure, Blackguard's Jetsam, and Gleaming Treasure Satchel on the Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Help Zarhym find his body in the Cavern of Lost Spirits on Timeless Isle.||Exploration|
|Obtain all four of the celestials pets.||Pet battle|
|Defeat all the trainers listed below from the Celestial Tournament.||Pet battle|
|Complete the Celestial Tournament scenario.||Pet battle|
|Use the obtained from Speaker Gulan on the Timeless Isle.||PvP|
|Obtain 10 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher.||PvP|
|Obtain 100 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher.||PvP|
|Obtain 500 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher.||PvP|
|Obtain 1,000 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher.||PvP|
|Obtain 10,000 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher.||PvP|
|Complete the trials of all four Celestials, besting them each in combat on the Timeless Isle.||Raid|
|Defeat Ordos, Fire-God of the Yaungol, atop the Timeless Isle.||Raid|
|Earn Exalted status with Emperor Shaohao.||Reputation|
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2014-03-11): "Guards at Huojin Landing and Tushui Landing on Timeless Isle are now significantly deadlier."
- Patch 5.4.7 (2014-02-18):
- A mailbox has been added to Tushui Landing and Huojin Landing.
- Tushui Landing and Huojin Landing has been given more guards, roughly spaced out evenly with the original guards to cover all possible ground-based points of entry.
- Hotfix (2013-10-03): "Resolved an issue that could cause some weekly treasure chests on the Timeless Isle to be uninteractible."
- Hotfix (2013-10-02): "
- Removed the silver icons for Master Kukuru and Whizzig on the mini-map.
- The following bind-on-pickup items are no longer able to be traded between players: Burden of Eternity, Reins of the Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent, Cauterizing Core, Falling Flame, Golden Moss, Giant Purse of Timeless Coins, Ash-Covered Horn, and Elixir of Ancient Knowledge."
- Hotfix (2013-09-23): "
- Fixed an issue where defeating rare creatures while in a raid group may sometimes incorrectly display a loot cursor or sparkle effect when the creature has no loot.
- Vision of Time items can no longer be used while in a Raid Finder raid until the wing has been completed.
- Fishing in the waters surrounding Timeless Isle should now yield different fish than in the lakes within Timeless Isle."
- Hotfix (2013-09-18): "Fixed quest tracking issues that affected some of the quests on the Timeless Isle."
- Hotfix (2013-09-17): "
- [Requires a realm restart] Celestials in The Celestial Court will now only rotate their order after they have been defeated.
- Time-Lost Shrines reactivate much more frequently now."
- Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Added.