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Niuzao and Shan Bu
Start Master Snowdrift [49.5, 70.5]
End Ban Bearheart
Level 25-35
Category Townlong Steppes
Experience 353000
Reputation +500 Shado-Pan
Rewards  [Reins of the Onyx Cloud Serpent]
34g 20s
Previous N [25-35] Mogu Incursions


The Shado-Pan assembled

Shan Bu

Hei Feng

Meet up with Ban Bearheart outside Niuzao Temple in Townlong Steppes, and put a stop to the Mogu Invasion there.

  • Join the Battle at Niuzao Temple [42.6, 63.9]
  • Defeat the Mogu Invasion


Those damnable mogu...

Those scouts were a distraction! While we were hunting their spies, the main force moved on Niuzao Temple. Corrupted serpents, Mogu everywhere... this is a disaster!

Thankfully, Ban was able to make it past their lines with the most elite members of our order. If you can slip past, too, meet up with him. We need to put a stop to this!


You will receive: 34g 20s
Inv pandarenserpentmount blue.png [Reins of the Onyx Cloud Serpent]


Niuzao has been saved. The mogu pushed back. And you, friend, have been found worthy of a great honor.

We shall induct you into the Shado-Pan.



Cross the bridge to Niuzao Temple to find Ban Bearheart leading all of the rest of the named Shado-Pan that were at the garrison. Speak with him:

Niuzao... we must save him!
Gossip Alright. Let's go.
Ban Bearheart says: The mogu are attacking the temple!
Yalia Sagewhisper says: The temple must not fall!
Lao-Chin the Iron Belly says: Quickly, everyone to arms!
The Shado-Pan run to Niuzao, who is in the center of the courtyard, and set up between him and Shan Bu.
Shan Bu yells: Ahahaha, the great Niuzao, strength of the west, divine celestial, protector of the weak...
Shan Bu yells: Your charge, the sha of fear has escaped.
Shan Bu yells: The mantid besiege you from all sides.
Shan Bu yells: You wield the powers of a god, but you are beaten!
Shan Bu yells: You bear the burden of an entire people upon your shoulders. And how have they repaid you?
Shan Bu yells: You are forgotten. This is what you fear, is it not?
Shan Bu yells: Lay your duties aside and rest.
Niuzao yells: I will NEVER yield!
Shan Bu yells: When you are dying, beast, remember that I gave you a choice.
Shan Bu yells: Shan-ze! Hei Feng! Kill him!

Dozens upon dozens of Shan'ze Brutalizers stream in, focused on Niuzao but picked up by the NPCs. They have no special moves to be aware of. Hei Feng is circling the courtyard, taking potshots with Shadow Detonation:

  • Shadow Detonation 500 yd range — Shoots a bolt of shadowy energy that explodes on impact. Instant. Hits for 35,000-38,000 Shadow

The bolt has a few seconds of travel time and the ground is lit up with a red circle indicating the area of effect. The bolt hits friendly and enemy units alike, so take advantage of that, as the Shado-Pan have healers in the raid, whereas the mogu do not.

During the inital 2-and-a-half minutes of combat, the members of the Shado-Pan will yell out at random:

  • Ban Bearheart yells: Believe in your own strength!
  • Ban Bearheart yells: Drive them back!
  • Ban Bearheart yells: Do not give up!
  • Taoshi yells: We will not allow this to come to pass!
  • Hawkmaster Nurong yells: We will not allow this to come to pass!
  • Protector Yi yells: Perseverance! Victory is in our grasp!
  • Protector Yi yells: You will not defeat us.
  • Chao the Voice yells: Destroy them!
  • Chao the Voice yells: I don't think so.
  • Chao the Voice yells: They are falling! Don't stop now!
  • Lao-Chin the Iron Belly yells: We will not allow this to come to pass!
  • Lao-Chin the Iron Belly yells: There is no way your getting pass us!
  • Lao-Chin the Iron Belly yells: Crossing the Shado-Pan was a bad idea!
  • Fei Li yells: They're not going to get away with this!
  • Fei Li yells: Time to light some fires!
  • Fei Li yells: Hey, over my dead body!
  • Fei Li yells: Drive them back!
  • Snow Blossom yells: Do not let them pass!
  • Snow Blossom yells: For Niuzao!
  • Yalia Sagewhisper yells: We will not yield!
  • Yalia Sagewhisper yells: Drive them back!
  • Yalia Sagewhisper yells: We must stand together!
  • Yalia Sagewhisper yells: You will not succeed! The Shado-Pan will stop you!

At 2:10:

Hei Feng prepares to land!

At 2:30:

Hei Feng is landing!
Hei Feng yells: The storm will consume you!
Protector Yi yells: You will not defeat us.
Hei Feng yells: I shall show you TRUE strength!

Hei Feng, a level 93 elite cloud serpent with 8,722,740 health, lands and joins the fight with the following abilities:

  • Serpent Sweep — 2.5 sec cast. Hits for ~9,000 Physical on cloth and knocks affected units up and back.
  • Deep Breath 500 yd range — 4 sec cast. Triggers...
    • Deep Breath Effect 500 yd range — Instant. Ticks for 29,000-30,000 Fire every 2 sec to units in a frontal cone.

Also telegraphed by a bossemote/yell:

Hei Feng takes a Deep Breath! Move behind him!
Hei Feng yells: You cannot escape the storm.

Finish off the last of the brutalizers, as there are going to be a few up when Hei Feng lands. Get out from in front of Hei Feng when prompted, step a few yards back to avoid the Serpent Sweep, but otherwise just let the NPCs tank and heal.

Finish him off:

Hei Feng yells: No, NO!
Hei Feng yells: Master, I have failed you...
Hei Feng dies.
Niuzao yells: Thank you, <name>. You have saved us all.
Niuzao yells: Remember, it is at the darkest moment that light shines the brightest.
Niuzao yells: Well done, heroes.

Return to Ban back at the garrison.

Victory at the garrison

On complete:

Ban Bearheart says: Today, we welcome you into the Shado-Pan.
Ban Bearheart says: Your perseverance strengthens us. Your courage leads us. Your honor inspires us.
Ban Bearheart says: From this day forth, you walk as one of our brotherhood.
Ban Bearheart says: Welcome, <name>, as a member of the Shado-Pan!
Yalia Sagewhisper says: We knew you could do it!
Lao-Chin the Iron Belly says: Good job. Guess you earned a little something from me.
Taoshi says: Let's go for a drink!
Fei Li says: Drinks!


  1. N [25-35] Mogu Incursions
  2. N [25-35] Surprise Attack!

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Fixed an issue where players may sometimes not receive credit for defeating Hei Feng.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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