NeutralCutting the Swarm

Dragon launchers and the swarm
Start Taran Zhu [76.4, 82.4]
End Taoshi [74.2, 85.0]
Level 25-35
Category Townlong Steppes
Experience 196000
Reputation +75 Shado-Pan
Rewards 11g
Previous N [25-35] Improvised Ammunition
Next N [25-35] Terror of the Dread Wastes


Krik'thik Acidslinger

Use a Dragon Launcher to kill 50 swaming mantid.


The mantid numbers have been increasing since you left for the cleft. Let's put these orbs you gathered to use.

Get down on the blockade and man one of the cannons. Let none through.


You will receive: 11g


I can't remember the last time they swarmed this thickly. They probably haven't within my lifetime.


We're not done yet...



Back to the southwest. Krik'thik drones and acidslingers are swarming the barricades. Mount one of the Dragon Launchers. They have one ability:

  • Dragon Cannon 30-200 yd range — Launches a rocket at the targeted location, dealing 0 Fire damage and knocking enemies back from the point of impact. 1.5 sec cast. Deals 430,000-460,000 Fire damage.

The cannons can one-shot all of the mobs in its targeting circle, so take as many as possible. The cannon does not have a cooldown.


Once the fiftieth mantid has been slain, a cutscene pulls the camera out to the battlefield to show Norvakess, the terror of the Dread Wastes, coming out of the ground!

Taoshi says: Looks like we have our work cut out for us...

Speak to Taoshi, a yard from the player, to continue.


Optional breadcrumb: N [25-35] Gao-Ran Battlefront

  1. N [25-35] Behind the Battlefront
  2. N [25-35] Treatment for the Troops
  3. N [25-35] Unwelcome Intruders
  4. N [25-35] Breach in the Defenses & N [25-35] The Restless Watch
  5. N [25-35] Returning from the Pass
  6. N [25-35] The Endless Swarm & N [25-35] Back on Their Feet & N [25-35] Rummaging Through the Remains
  7. N [25-35] Improvised Ammunition
  8. N [25-35] Cutting the Swarm
  9. N [25-35] Terror of the Dread Wastes

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