The Celestial Tournament

The Timeless Isle is home to a special tournament created to test the leadership of its participants. Those who prove their worth with 15 maximum level pets are granted an opportunity to befriend an embodiment of virtue – the progeny of the Celestials themselves.

Celestial Tournament feature

Each time you win The Celestial Tournament (a weekly solo scenario), Master Li will honour you with a single ceremonial coin. Once you have enough coins, you’ll be able to purchase the Celestial pets for 3 Celestial Coins each. Just head to the Celestial Court (34, 59) to begin.

Stage 1 – Champions of Pandaria
Chen
Chen Stormstout
Tonsa (Beast) - Bite, Headbutt, Chew
Chirps (Critter) - Flank, Lullaby, Locust Swarm
Brewly (Elemental) - Brew Bolt, Barrel Toss, Inebriate
Taran
Taran Zhu
Yen (Humanoid) - Comeback, Blackout Kick, Feign Death
Li (Humanoid) - Triple Snap, Bandage, Spin Kick
Bolo (Humanoid) - Punch, Blinding Powder, Rampage
Wrathion
Wrathion
Cindy (Undead) - Diseased Bite, Blistering Cold, Ice Tomb
Alex (Dragonkin) - Breath, Ancient Blessing, Flamethrower
Dah'Da (Dragonkin) - Shadowflame, Roll, Elementium Bolt
 Sully "The Pickle" McLearySully “The Pickle” McLeary
Socks (Undead) - Claw, Infected Claw, Unholy Ascension
Monte (Critter) - Huge, Sharp Teeth!, Vicious Streak, Burrow
Rikki (Aquatic) - Gnaw, Cute Face, Bloodfang
 Ion GoldbloomDr. Ion Goldbloom
Screamer (Flying) - Alpha Strike, Feign Death, Lift-Off
Chaos (Magic) - Logic, Uncertainty, Instability
Trike (Beast) - Bite, Adrenaline Rush, Horn Attack
 Lorewalker ChoLorewalker Cho
Wisdom (Flying) - Peck, Wild Magic, Rip
Patience (Magic) - Broom, Tranquility, Clean-Up
Knowledge (Dragonkin) - Tail Sweep, Amplify Magic, Solar Beam
Blingtron
Blingtron 4000
Au (Elemental) - Gilded Fist, Goldskin, Gold Rush
Lil B (Mechanical) - SMACKTHAT.EXE, Extra Plating, Blingtron Gift Package
Banks (Critter) - Make it Rain, Uncanny Luck, Buried Treasure
Shadowmaster Kiryn
Shadowmaster Kiryn
Nairn (Humanoid) - Nairn!, Call of Winter, Giant's Blood
Stormoen (Mechanical) - Batter, Call Lightning, Build Turret
Summer (Beast) - Bite, Dodge, Prowl
Wise Miri
Wise Mari
Carpe Diem (Aquatic) - Grasp, Cleansing Rain, Dreadful Breath
Spirus (Magic) - Arcane Blast, Healing Wave, Soul Ward
River (Elemental) - Whirlpool, Pump, Dive

Once you have defeated all three champions, you’ll be eligible for the final stage. Note that you won’t be able to leave, heal or bandage your pets during the scenario otherwise you’ll forfeit any progress and have to start again.

Final Stage – Defeat all four Celestials in combat
All the Celestial pets share the Elite buff which reduces all damage taken by 50% and cannot be dealt more than 35% of their health in one attack.
Chi-Chi battle Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji (Flying)
Abilities: Fire Quills, Ethereal, Tranquility
Zao battle Zao, Calfling of Niuzao (Beast)
Abilities: Trample, Niuzao’s Charge, Wish
Xu-Fu battle Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen (Beast)
Abilities: Spirit Claws, Moonfire, Feed
Yula battle Yu’la, Broodling of Yu’lon (Dragonkin)
Abilities: Jade Breath, Emerald Presence, Lift-Off

The first time you complete the tournament, you’ll receive a quest which rewards 2 celestial coins. This is great news since it means you’ll be able to collect one of the pets that first week.

I look forward to completing this weekly scenario. No doubt I’ll need a good number of them to battle all the champions for Master of the Masters.

If you’d like to see what teams I use, check out my Celestial Knock Out post or head over to YouTube to watch the videos.

Best of luck to you.

Troves of the Thunder King

It’s no surprise that I love my weekly visits to the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. I get more excited when I see multiple keys on Cymre so I can get more chances at collecting more Elder Charms for my attempts. I’ve managed to reach the last room on several trips (depending on what my agenda is for that day) and have seen the treasure saurok multiple times as well.

Troves of the Thunder King

The only thing that I can’t pre-plan is the number of Golden Treasure chests in the scenario. It seems that the days I focus on Golden Chests is the day RNG seems to roll against me. By now, I’m familiar with the usual locations scattered around the place so it’s just a matter of them being where I need them to be.

Golden-Chests

The other day I was set to kill the God-Hulk in the last room but missed out on killing him by literally a second or two when my time ran out. That was due to a misplaced trap that was oh so slightly off in the previous room causing me to waste time killing a statue before I could progress to the next room. As a result, I would have to wait two more weeks to try it again as I built up a stash of Elder Charms for my next attempt but a couple of days ago, I was ecstatic to find another key in my daily treasure cache allowing me to gain access to the scenario again – just to loot chests in preparation for next week.

Trove room

This is where I was quite flabbergasted. I must say that I’ve run this scenario so many times (on various toons) that I can’t say that I’ve had such a successful run before.

~Cymre Jones (report from the field)

Key to the Palace

Earlier today I took part in killing the Haywire Sunreaver Construct, one of the new rare elites on the Isle of Thunder. I was able to loot a Key to the Palace of Lei Shen which allows entry to the solo scenario.

To start, head over to the Bleak Hollow cave (51.4, 46.2) and talk to Taoshi. Once you’ve accepted her quest, you’ll be able to enter the scenario. Once you’re ready, speak to Taoshi again to open the door and start the timer.

TaoshiTaoshi-inside

As you progress though the rooms you’ll have access to various chests like Mogu Treasure Chests and Golden Treasure Chests while trying to avoid obstacles along the way. You can use the speed boosts around the place by running through the green runes and buy some handy items located at the entrance once you’ve teleported inside or off your faction vendor to increase your chances of success.

With a 5min time limit, don’t waste too much time trying to access some of the more difficult chest placements, especially if it’s your first time in there. The first room will have a series of small spiders, lightning AoE and mogu statues which come to life as soon as you pass them. Once you reach the second room, you’ll have to watch elemental tiles, glowing circles and roaming eyes.

Troves of the Thunder KingChest number twoGolden ChestsTrove room

By then end, you have a chance to loot the following:

Once the timer is up, you’re teleported out of the dungeon to Taoshi’s location where she hands you a Burial Trove Key as a reward. This allows you to open one of Lei Shen’s Burial Troves in the room, unless you’re lucky enough to loot another one in the dungeon.

Trove

You can run the scenario as often as you like, if you’re lucky enough to loot multiple keys per week. I was able to run it twice in two days after receiving another key in my daily Sunreaver cache but the quest to receive a Burial Trove Key is a one time only thing. Any others with have to be looted from chests inside the scenario or talking to Tenwu in the last room before your time expires. There is a very small chance to loot a Mogu Rune of Fate from Lei Shen’s Burial Trove as well.

 

Once you become familiar with the scenario and chests, you can have a go at completing the achievement – In the Hall of the Thunder King.

So GL and happy looting.