For the item, see  [Heart of the Swarm].
NeutralHeart of the Swarm
Start Taoshi
End Taoshi
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Dread Wastes
Experience 22,300
Rewards 46g 80s
Previous N [50] A Unified Swarm
Next N [50] The Mantid Threat


Fly with Taoshi on the Shado-Pan Kite.


We need to know what we're up against. Before we return to the Serpent's Spine, we should take the opportunity to scout the swarm.

I will fly us over the Heart of Fear. We should be able to survey Empress Shek'zara's forces from above. Then we can determine the extent to which N'Zoth has bolstered their ranks with his own.


You will receive:

  • 46g 80s
  • 22,300 XP


A close call. Thank you, <name>.


  • The quest name is likely a reference to the StarCraft II expansion Heart of the Swarm.
Ride the Shado-Pan Kite
The player jumps up on the kite in a standing position facing backwards. Taoshi steers the kite around the south side of the Clutches of Shek'zeer.
Taoshi says: This is strictly reconnaissance. We take stock of the empress's forces and return to the Serpent's Spine.
On approaching the entrance of the Heart of Fear, however, Shek'zara herself comes out.
Scout the Heart of Fear
Grand Empress Shek'zara yells: Meddlers! Come, my swarm! Show them the price for defying the Deep One!
Escape the Dread Wastes
Taoshi immediately turns the kite on its tail and flees eastward, but masses of Zara'thik Swarmlings are converging on your position.
Taoshi says: We need to get out of here, now! Use these fireworks to hold off the swarm!

You can spam the vehicle action button to instantly kill any groups of swarmlings that you're aiming at all around the kite. Finally around the area of the Writhingwood, the mantid are left behind and Taoshi parachutes you onto the Serpent's Spine.


  1. N [50] Reflections in Amber
  2. N [50] Once More Into Kor'vess
  3. N [50] Rotten at the Roots
  4. N [50] Old Faces, New Problems
  5. N [50] A Unified Swarm
  6. N [50] Heart of the Swarm
  7. N [50] The Mantid Threat

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