The Shado-Pan are the elite force of pandaria watching over the lands, and keeping it safe from the many threats that surround them. They find themselves in a struggle not only in their effort to regain control over the sha threat, but also the saurok and mantid. If you prove yourself worthy, they will allow you to gain some of the best rewards there are.
You will encounter members of this faction in various places in pandaria, but no matter what happens, you will eventually wind up working with them from their base of operations in Townlong Steppes. The mode of reputation gain is through sets of daily quests that you will receive at random.
|Get used to killing these guys...|
Their are three main sets of quests that you may get each time you visit. Each will have a set of quests that will have you killing enemies, collecting items, or sometimes freeing cloud serpent babies.
|Uruk, one of the daily "bosses"|
With that in mind, be sure to have any reputation boosts active that you can, and if you are human, consider yourself lucky. One note is when you reach revered you can buy the [Grand Commendation of the Shado-Pan] to unlock 100% reputation gain boost. Keep on questing each day, and eventually you will reach the top of the hill and become exalted. Once you are, you will gain the achievement
What am I working towards?
The Shado-Pan have a really great set of rewards to offer those who build up their reputation with them. Some of these are just plain fun things, and some are great mounts! At honored you can buy some martial arts toys like [Stack of Bamboo] or [Stack of Wooden Boards]. They are pretty fun to play around with.
There are mainly enchants at revered, so let us jump to the exalted rewards. When you are at the top of the climb you can buy the [Replica Shado-Pan Helmet]. That is a really great looking hat and bandana combo. There are also three fantastic tiger mounts; [Reins of the Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger], [Reins of the Green Shado-Pan Riding Tiger], and the [Reins of the Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger].
|Spolier: This is where the "Surprise Attack" happens.|
You will also be given the quests "Mogu Incursions" then "Surprise Attack" once exalted. When you complete these quests you will be given the [Reins of the Onyx Cloud Serpent]. Another final note is that while doing the quests each day, you can complete a set of achievements that will reward you with the achievement [The Shado-Master] which also grants the "Shado-Master" title. Go check out the achievement in game and maximize your time and fun by getting everything done!
|Some of the followers that you can choose to come with you each day.|
The Shado-Pan will take a little time to become exalted with, but above level 90, the content is trivial, and the rewards for finishing up this faction are great! While we are in the downtime between major patches head back to pandaria and finish this off!
|One of the quest areas.|
See you back here next week with another tip! If you have a faction you would like me to spotlight, leave me a comment. Take care, and may the light be with you!