WoW Patch 5.3 - Dark Heart of Pandaria Scenario Guide
Here you can find all the details on the Dark Heart of Pandaria scenario added in Patch 5.3.
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This scenario is one of the ones added to the game in Patch 5.3. Dark Heart of Pandaria is presented from a Horde point of view and takes place smack dab in the middle of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. It focuses on a goblin dig team attempting to find an ancient artifact for Garrosh.
The scenario shows how Garrosh is willing to go to any lengths to win the War against the Alliance. He is so focused on power that he is willfully desecrating one of the Pandarens most sacred places by digging for artifacts there. For Alliance players that go through the scenario it will convert you over to goblins so that you fit right in.
To start this scenario for the first time you need to visit Lorewalker Cho in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. There he will give you an introduction to the backstory and then you can queue for the scenario.
The scenario is made up of five separate stages that happen at locations throughout an open pit mine and then into a mine shaft underground.
Stage 1: Talk to the Boss
In this first stage all you really need to do is listen to the story line unfold. Here you find out that while digging in the area the very ground itself has come to life to and is stopping the goblins from completing the dig that they have been ordered to do for Garrosh.
Stage 2: Rock Grinding
The second stage of the scenario is to head down into the mining pit and to stop the elementals that are there. To do this you need to defeat the main elemental, however he is protected with a shield that reduces damage done to him based on the number of lesser elelmentals that are still alive.
You should kill at least half of them before engaging the main boss so that you do at least 1/2 damage, however there really is no reason to not kill all off them before engaging him.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249766"
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Stage 3: Economic Recovery
In the third stage you need to move around the mine and collect the various artifacts that are around the dig site. You will be able to find them by the glowing pillars of light around them.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249767"
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Stage 4: End of the Mine
The fourth stage's goal is to make your way to the bottom of the mine. You will need to fight your way past several large groups of Blood of Y'shaarj. While they are easy to defeat, there is a larger version called the Mouth of Fear, that isn't all that easy. They hit much harder than the small Blood of Y'shaarj and have a nasty fear that will send you flying into other groups and potentially additional Mouth of Fears.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249768"
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