NeutralThe Sha of Hatred

Taran Zhu and the Sha of Hatred
Start Taran Zhu [47.5, 78.9]
End Taoshi [46.1, 82.5]
Level 25-35
Category Townlong Steppes
Experience 294000
Reputation +500 Shado-Pan
Rewards Item level 442 helms
Previous N [25-35] Taoshi and Korvexxis, N [25-35] Lao-Chin and Serevex, N [25-35] Nurong and Rothek
Next N [30-35] The Threat in the South


Prepping the party

Going in!

Sha of Hatred

Taran Zhu attacking the Sha of Hatred

Defeat the Sha of Hatred.


The end of our hunt is upon us. We have gathered the strongest the Shado-Pan have to offer, and with your strength to aid us, we will defeat the Sha of Hatred and choke out its influence on the world.

When we enter the tunnel, stay close, and trust in my orders. Defeating a Sha is nearly impossible, but I have a plan that will surely assure our victory.

Whatever happens, it has been an honor traveling beside you, <name>.


Item level 450 helms
Inv helmet cloth panda b 01 red.png [Motherseed Hood] Inv helmet leather panda b 01dark.png [Sapfly Helm]
Inv helmet mail panda b 01green.png [Withered Wood Helm] Inv helmet plate panda b 02purple.png [Lucidity Headcover]
Inv helmet cloth panda b 01 red.png [Dreadspinner Cowl] Inv helmet leather panda b 01dark.png [Ghost Fox Helm]
Inv helmet mail panda b 01green.png [Wind-Reaver Helm] Inv helmet plate panda b 02purple.png [Bladesworn Helm]
Inv helmet plate panda b 02purple.png [Coldbite Helm]

You will also receive: 33g


It's difficult to keep the hatred out of my heart when facing the creature that nearly put an end to the Shado-Pan.


Defeating a Sha... is not an easy thing. And killing one is nearly impossible. It is a miracle that we came out of this unscathed.

Taran still blames himself for letting his hatred get the best of him and setting this beast loose on the land. It may take some time for him to come to terms with this, but it is important that he does, lest he be vulnerable again.

We accomplished a great thing this day, a thing that will not soon be forgotten.

And neither shall you for your hand in this. Thank you.



On accept:

Taran Zhu says: Do you each have the crystals?
Lao-Chin the Iron Belly says: Yes.
Hawkmaster Nurong says: Yes.
Taoshi says: Yes.
Taran Zhu says: Remember your training. As long as you do not give in to hatred, you will make it out alive.
Taran Zhu says: Let's go.
They all run in.

The Sha of Hatred is a boss-level sha with 16,863,000 health and the following abilities:

  • Awaken Vestiges of Hatred — Awakens the lingering hatred in nearby dead Sik'thik mantid 6 sec cast. Uninterruptible. Summons weak Sik'thik Hivelings that the Shado-Pan can deal with.


Sha of Hatred yells: Come, lambs... come and face your demise!

Taran will tank. Stick near to Taran and Ban, as Ban will act as a restoration shaman for this fight, using [Healing Rain] and [Riptide] on injured units.

At 75%:

Sha of Hatred yells: The hatred inside you drives your hunt for me. You are already mine.

At 50%:

Sha of Hatred yells: Give in. The more you fight, the more your hatred broils within you.

At 25%:

Sha of Hatred yells: Everything that you are is MINE to destroy!

At 10%:

Taran Zhu yells: This is your moment, Shado-Pan! This is everything that you've trained for!

On complete:

Taoshi says: We couldn't have done this without you, <name>. Thank you.

This concludes the main Sha of Hatred storyline, and "The Sha of Hatred" portion of  [One Steppe Forward, Two Steppes Back]. The direct followup sends adventurers south to the Dread Wastes, but just north of Sik'vess is the Shado-Pan Garrison. There, Tai Ho and Provisioner Bamfu offer quests: N [25-35] The Motives of the Mantid, N [25-35] Set the Mantid Back, N [25-35] Natural Antiseptic, N [25-35] The Field Armorer, and N [25-35] A Proper Poultice.


Optional breadcrumb: N [25-35] Joining the Hunt

  1. N [25-35] In Skilled Hands
  2. N [25-35] Hostile Skies
  3. N [25-35] Devastation Below
  4. N [25-35] Heroes of the Shado-Pan
  5. N [25-35] Buried Beneath
  6. N [25-35] Taoshi and Korvexxis & N [25-35] Lao-Chin and Serevex & N [25-35] Nurong and Rothek
  7. N [25-35] The Sha of Hatred

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