Striking the Rain

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Haunt of Despair
Start Koro Mistwalker [40.6, 33.7]
End Anduin Wrynn
Level 87 (Requires 86)
Category Krasarang Wilds
Experience 129000
Rewards 10g 20s
Previous N [87] Blinding the Riverblades, N [87] Tread Lightly, N [87] The Murksweats
Next N [87] In the House of the Red Crane


Kill 18 Haunts of Despair at the Temple of the Red Crane.

  • Sha manifestations slain x18


Now as for that "striking the rain" part... well, sometimes you have to.

"Hope is the sun behind a stormy sky - ever in the heart, but veiled to the eye."

There seems to be no end to the sha pouring out of the temple. But in order to see beyond the veil of despair, you must carve through it.

With any luck, you'll find a sun behind the clouds...


You will receive: 10g 20s


We shouldn't press further into the temple before clearing out some of the sha presence outside.


You know something, <name>? We make a pretty good team!


  • 129000 XP


Pick up N [87] Ahead on the Way and N [87] Sha Can Awe before heading out.

After picking up all three, Anduin will join the adventurer's party, adding a buff: Aura of Hope - "Fortified by Anduin Wrynn. When you defeat a sha creature at the Temple of the Red Crane, you regain a portion of your health and mana, and inspire nearby Hopeless defenders. The more powerful the sha vanquished, the greater the magnitude of these effects.

Head down to the temple and get started killing sha, making sure to kite them close to defenders before actually finishing them off, but don't focus on the killing yet. Valid units include Haunt of Despair, Incarnation of Despair, and Source of Despair. On either side of the temple are two very large pagodas with a Maw of Despair, a level 87 sha with 644,000 health. Kill all along the way down there, mindful of the location of the hopeless pandaren on the sha's death. The maw of despair will channel Wail of Despair - interrupt it quickly to limit the number of Ripple of Despair spawns. Kill around to the other side of the temple and cleanse the other pagoda. By this point, all three quests should be done.


  1. B [86] Into the Wilds
  2. N [87] Unsafe Passage
  3. N [87] Blinding the Riverblades & N [87] Tread Lightly & N [87] The Murksweats
  4. N [87] Ahead on the Way & N [87] Striking the Rain & N [87] Sha Can Awe
  5. N [87] In the House of the Red Crane

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