Shado-Pan Monastery
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Shado-Pan Monastery
Location Kun-Lai Summit

PandarenPandaren Pandaren

IconSmall Sha.gif Sha
End boss IconSmall TaranZhu.gif Taran Zhu
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 87 - 90
Player limit 5

The Shado-Pan Monastery was the second announced 5-man dungeon of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Located in Kun-Lai Summit, this mountain retreat serves as the home and training grounds of the mysterious Shado-Pan, a pandaren faction dedicated to protecting Pandaria. Again, the Sha have been set free and threaten the Shado-pan's base of operations, and you’re tasked with dispatching them.[1]

The Emperor's Burden - Part 7

The monastery itself is located in the mountains of northwest Kun-Lai Summit, northwest of Mount Neverest and up the mountain path from Winter's Blossom. It can also be accessed via an unnamed path leading northwest from the Neverest Basecamp, skirting around the north of Mount Neverest.

Outside the monastery to the southeast, is The Emperor's Burden - Part 7, one of the objectives of the Pandaria exploration achievement  [The Seven Burdens of Shaohao].


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As the war between the Alliance and Horde moved to Pandaria, the Shado-Pan recruited new young members, including Ten and brought them here to teach their ways.[2]

During the Landfall, Chen Stormstout brought a wounded Vol'jin and Tyrathan Khort to the Monastery to recuperate. They spent some time here and trained. Later, it was invaded by the Zandalari trolls and their mogu allies led by Khal'ak.[3]

Members of the Alliance came here and asked about the Divine Bell.[4]

By the time of the Burning Legion's third invasion, Fei Li accidentally set the Monastery on fire which seemingly led her to fall from grace in Taran's eyes.[5]


Dungeon Journal

War has spread across Pandaria, and the destructive conflict between the Horde and Alliance has led to turmoil in the majestic Shado-pan Monastery. There, three malevolent entities--the Sha of Violence, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Anger--have erupted from their prisons. Although the Sha of Anger fled the secluded monastery completely, the remaining sha have begun wreaking havoc on the site's brave Shado-pan defenders.


You enter and see Ban Bearheart stealthed. You fight Shado-Pan Wardens that creates ambushes for you to encounter. You enter Gu Cloudstrike's Dojo as you see him kill Pandaren. Kill him and his Jade Serpent to get through. You see Sha manifestation throughout the instance. You enter Master Snowdrift's Dojo and fight his initiates and Snowdrift himself. Afterward, you walk through deeper into the Monastery and encounter the Sha of Violence. Kill him to gain access to the Grove of Falling Blossoms. Take out the remaining Shado-Pan infested to encounter Taran Zhu. Although he is mind controlled by the Sha of Hatred, you still fight Taran Zhu himself. After you take out the Sha out of him, he regains his strength and hunts for the Sha of Hatred to end it, once and for all.


Quest guide

Dungeon denizens

Bosses Monsters NPCs


Boss Item Type
Normal Heroic
Gu Cloudstrike  [Azure Serpent Chestguard]  [Azure Serpent Chestguard] Agility mail chest
 [Sparkbreath Girdle]  [Sparkbreath Girdle] Tank plate belt
 [Leggings of the Charging Soul]  [Leggings of the Charging Soul] Caster mail leggings
 [Cloudstrike Pendant] DPS strength necklace
 [Star Summoner Bracers] Spirit leather belt
Master Snowdrift  [Snowdrift's Bladed Staff]  [Snowdrift's Bladed Staff] Agility staff
 [Gauntlets of Resolute Fury]  [Gauntlets of Resolute Fury] Tank plate gloves
 [Quivering Heart Girdle]  [Quivering Heart Girdle] Spirit plate belt
 [Eye of the Tornado] Strength ring
 [Heart of Fire] Tank trinket
Sha of Violence  [Crescent of Ichor]  [Crescent of Ichor] Agility one-hand axe
 [Gloves of Enraged Slaughter]  [Gloves of Enraged Slaughter] Caster cloth gloves
 [Spike-Soled Stompers]  [Spike-Soled Stompers] DPS plate boots
 [Necklace of Disorientation] Spirit necklace
 [Bladed Smoke Bracers] Agility bracers
Taran Zhu  [Warmace of Taran Zhu]  [Warmace of Taran Zhu] Strength two-hand mace
 [Shield of Blind Hate]  [Shield of Blind Hate] Tank shield
 [Shadowspine Shoulderguards]  [Shadowspine Shoulderguards] Agility mail shoulders
 [Mindbinder Plate Gloves]  [Mindbinder Plate Gloves] Spirit plate gloves
 [Darkbinder Leggings]  [Darkbinder Leggings] Spirit leather leggings
 [Blastwalker Footguards]  [Blastwalker Footguards] Caster mail boots
 [Ka'eng, Breath of the Shadow] Agility fist weapon
 [Hateshatter Chestplate] Strength plate chest
 [Robes of Fevered Dreams] Caster cloth robe
 [Ring of Malice] Caster ring
 [Seal of Hateful Meditation] Agility ring





Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-20): Shado-Pan Disciples should no longer be following players around the dungeon after they have been defeated.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.


External links

Shado-Pan Monastery Kun-Lai Summit