|Main leader||Taran Zhu|
|Theater of operations||Isle of Thunder, Pandaria|
Teng of the Flying Daggers|
|Notable reward(s)||Item level 522 valor gear|
The Shado-Pan Assault (also spelled Shado-pan Assault) are the elite Shado-Pan forces sent to kill Lei Shen, the Thunder King, once and for all. Lord Taran Zhu leads the planning of the attack from a cave underneath the Conqueror's Terrace. The main way of gaining reputation with the assault is killing bosses in the Throne of Thunder raid. This gives access to impressive Valor reward items depending on the level of reputation.
These valorous Shado-Pan venture into the Throne of Thunder to vanquish the evil found within, and exact justice for the centuries of slavery they endured under the Thunder King's reign.
Standing with the faction is primarily gained by killing mobs in the Throne of Thunder raid instance. Bosses award reputation once each week. So, if a player kills a boss in Raid Finder mode, then subsequently kills it in normal or heroic mode during the same week, the player's character gains reputation only for the first kill.
Trash mobs award reputation up to 2,999/3,000 neutral. They can be farmed by killing all of the trash before Jin'rokh the Breaker, then all members of the raid exit the instance via the instance line and let the raid leader reset the instance. Starting from 0/3,000, four or five runs will cap reputation gained in this manner.
Outside of the raid, there are several one-time quests that award a little reputation. Additionally, the once-weekly quest will award 300 reputation. There are worth 100 reputation possibly found inside the and goody bags awarded for completing boss-killing daily quests on the Isle of Thunder. Insignia can possibly be found inside the Lei Shen's Burial Troves at the end of the Troves of the Thunder King single-player loot-grabbing scenario.
In Patch 5.4, only Shado-Pan Assault quartermasters (QM) exchange rewards for Valor Points. Former Valor QMs such as Commander Oxheart now only exchange rewards for Justice Points. Rewards that previously required Honored and Revered reputation are available at Friendly reputation. Shoulder gear that was available at Exalted still requires Exalted, and the neck items are still available at Neutral.
Note: Patch 5.4 was released without including the Shado-Pan Assault faction on the Character Reputation Pane. The only way to determine reputation status with the Shado-Pan Assault is to visit a Shado-Pan quartermaster, and see which items are available on the dialog.
|Neutral||222 3||Neck||Spell caster|
|373 49||Back||Spell caster|
|252 74||Wrist||Cloth spell caster|
|251 78||Wrist||Cloth spirit|
|270 21||Wrist||Leather agility|
|271 18||Wrist||Leather spirit|
|261 40||Wrist||Mail agility|
|269 27||Wrist||Mail spirit|
|260 43||Wrist||Plate spirit|
|258 53||Wrist||Plate strength|
|259 47||Wrist||Plate tank|
|331 61||Finger||Spell caster|
|254 72||Hands||Cloth spell caster|
|253 76||Hands||Cloth spirit|
|256 65||Hands||Leather agility|
|255 69||Hands||Leather spell caster|
|257 59||Hands||Mail agility|
|260 46||Hands||Mail spell caster|
|261 42||Hands||Plate intellect|
|259 52||Hands||Plate strength|
|255 72||Waist||Cloth spell caster|
|256 68||Waist||Cloth spirit|
|253 81||Waist||Leather agility|
|254 75||Waist||Leather spirit|
|271 7||Waist||Mail agility|
|252 85||Waist||Mail spirit|
|270 11||Waist||Plate spirit|
|268 20||Waist||Plate strength|
|269 17||Waist||Plate dodge|
|430 95||Trinket||Mastery/bonus Armor|
|258 56||Hands||Plate tank|
|519 88||Legs||Cloth spell caster|
|517 97||Legs||Cloth spirit|
|523 72||Legs||Leather agility|
|521 80||Legs||Leather spell caster|
|541 24||Legs||Mail agility|
|525 59||Legs||Mail spell caster|
|493 18||Legs||Plate intellect|
|495 5||Legs||Plate strength|
|543 16||Legs||Plate tank|
|493 18||Chest||Cloth spell caster|
|495 5||Chest||Cloth spirit|
|541 24||Chest||Leather agility|
|543 16||Chest||Leather spirit|
|539 33||Chest||Mail agility|
|537 46||Chest||Mail spirit|
|512 26||Chest||Plate spirit|
|506 56||Chest||Plate strength|
|508 48||Chest||Plate dodge|
|1000||Shoulders||Cloth spell caster|
|1000||Shoulders||Cloth spell caster|
Along with Taran Zhu, several of the Shado-pan forces previously seen during the Townlong Steppes storyline also make appearances, including Lao-Chin the Iron Belly, Hawkmaster Nurong, Yalia Sagewhisper and Taoshi.
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2016-08-12): Demon Hunters are now able to gain reputation with Netherwing, The Tillers, Order of the Cloud Serpent, Shado-Pan Assault, and Emperor Shaohao.
- Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): All equipment that did not previously require Exalted reputation now requires Friendly or Neutral and has been reduced in cost by 34%.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added.