Mists of Pandaria has seen several new factions introduced into the game where players can gain reputation in order to get better rewards and earn better gear. The majority of the factions will require players completing daily quests to gain favor with the faction and earn reputation.
New Mists of Pandaria Factions
Golden Lotus Faction
The Golden Lotus faction are a secret society that continually investigate the Mogu threat in the Vale of the Eternal Blossoms. Players can earn reputation with the Golden Lotus faction by completing daily quests for whereby they’ll be helping eliminate the threat of the Mogu.
The questing chain for the Golden Lotus faction will actually begin at the Temple of the White Tiger for the Alliance and also the Temple of the White Tiger for the Horde which is located in Kun-Lai Summit where players will be slowly guided to the main Golden Lotus questing hub.
Once a player reaches Honored status with the Golden Lotus faction they can begin purchasing gear for Justice points which are earned by running dungeon instances.
Players will then work towards earning Revered status they can start earning Valor points which will buy better gear and can be acquired by taking on the Heroic dungeon and raid instances.
Finally players can earn the Exalted status with the Golden Lotus faction which will grant them the ability to purchase the special cranes listed below from vendors and ride them as mounts.
Also Tailors and Leatherworkers are going to want to purchase the crafting patterns that are available to the players with Honored status.
August Celestials Faction
The August Celestials are four powerful spirits that are the guardians of Pandaria’s sacred temples. Players looking to earn reputation with this faction will be summoned to their temples to complete their challenges.
Players can earn reputation with the August Celestial Faction by completing daily quests where they’ll be summoned to help defend the sacred temples from being attacked and destroyed.
Earning Honored status grants players the Celestial Offering buff which will provide either the Blessing of the Jade Serpent buff which increases intellect by 10%, the Blessing of the Red Crane which will regenerate 1000 health per second, the Blessing of the Black Ox which increases stamina by 10% or the Blessing of the White Tiger which increases strength and agility by 10%.
Which buff is granted depends on which temple the player is closest to, earning Honored status with this faction also grants players the ability to purchase Valor points gear. Enchanters should definitely stride for Revered status as this will mean they can purchase enchants for bracers.
Players that reach Exalted status with the August Celestials faction can purchase the Cloud Serpent mount as well as a tailoring pattern for 28 slot Royal Satchel.
Order of the Cloud Serpent Faction
In order for players to ride the Cloud Serpent mounts they will have to gain reputation with the Order of the Cloud Serpent faction. Cloud Serpents are dragon-like mounts that are unique to Pandaria and players will need to reach Exalted status with this faction in order to be able to ride them.
Unlike the Golden Lotus and August Celestials factions there are no Valor point rewards available from this faction, instead they’re all going to be vanity rewards. Players who do reach Exalted status though will be able to have Cloud Serpents as battle pets.
There are two main factors to gaining reputation with this faction, firstly players will complete daily quests to earn reputation and secondly each player will be required to raise and nurture a Cloud Serpent egg.
Jewelcrafters are should definitely strive towards achieving Exalted status with this faction as they’ll be able to buy patterns and craft Jeweled Panther mounts such as Jeweled Onyx Panther. Players can also purchase vanity items for pets including the Cloud Ring which pets jump through.
The Shado-Pan Faction
The Shado-Pan faction can be found around the borders of the Pandaria continent in Kun-Lai summit and Townlong Steppes where they protect Pandaria from the Sha.
Players can purchase both Justice Point and Valor Point gear from this faction and Enchanters can purchase new recipes for weapon enchants and enhancements once they’ve reached Revered status with the Shado-Pan faction.
Once players reach Exalted status with the Shado-Pan they’re able to buy new Tiger mounts including the 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 as well as the Replica Shado-Pan Helmet that can be used for transmogrification!
The Klaxxi Faction
The Klaxxi are a race of insects located in the Dread Wastes that Blacksmiths will want to raise their reputation with in order to purchase Blacksmithing recipes once they reach Honored status.
Players can also purchase Justice point gear at Honored status and Valor point gear once they’ve reached Revered status. The real rewards are at Exalted status though where players can purchase unique amber weapons which they can use for transmogrification as well as an Amber Scorpion mount.
To gain faction with the Klxxi players will have to complete a long questing chain, the first quest to begin the chain is the Psycho Mantid quest which can be acquired through NPC Marksman Lann who’s located on the Terrace of Gurth in the Dread Wastes region.
Players that are planning on gearing up by gaining and spending Justice/ Valor points will want to gain reputation with each of the factions. The rewards are specific to each faction so for instance, one faction may reward boots and gloves and another faction may reward trinkets.
The Mists of Pandaria expansion removed the daily cap for the number of daily quests a player could complete meaning players can now complete as many daily quests as they like everyday and therefore earn reputation with the factions fast.
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