- Brawler’s Guild
- Places of Interest
- World Events
When I first played through the beta, I was never able to loot the Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot due to the high level of phasing so when the achievement came out, I knew I would be one item shy from completing the Riches of Pandaria. Thankfully, this was no longer an issue after the addition of patch 5.1.
Here’s the series you’ll need to compete:
As usual, each artifact may only be looted once per character – although only 18 are needed for credit. You will come across a number of these objects as you level through the zones but if you’re unsure of the status at this stage of the expansion, the following macro can help you determine if a certain object has already been looted:
where ‘XXXXX’ refers to the flag quest number of each item you’re checking. If the result comes back as 1, it means you’ve already looted that object on that given character as opposed to a ‘nil’ result, meaning you’re still eligible to see and loot the item.
The remaining list of objects do not seem to count towards any of the achievements but are still a great source of XP and gold. It’s no wonder these were one of my favourite ways to level myself to 90.
|The Jade Forest||Chest of Supplies
|Offering of Remembrance
|Gold & Chastised||31865 FLAG|
|Stash of Gems
||Gems & Gold||31866 FLAG|
|Valley of the Four Winds||Boat-Building Instructions
||Boat-Building Instructions||31869 FLAG|
|Cache of Pilfered Goods
|Rare Neckpiece||31406 FLAG|
|The Veiled Stair||Forgotten Lockbox
|Krasarang Wilds||Stack of Papers
||Stack of Papers||31863 FLAG|
|Kun-Lai Summit||Mo-Mo’s Treasure Chest
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 388 Gold
- 48x Tattered Historical Parchments
- 2x Shan’ze Ritual Stone
- 15x Elder Charm of Good Fortune
- 4x Burial Trove Key
- x Mote of Harmony
~Cymre Jones (report from the field)
Look at what I found today while doing my dailies in Ihgaluk Crag – a Trove of the Thunder King. In true Cymre Jones fashion, I was eager to see what kind of treasures it held after such a new and unexpected discovery:
To clarify the drop rates on certain items, Bashiok has stated:
You can only obtain one Key to the Palace of Lei Shen (aka treasure room) from any creature on the island, including the Isle of Thunder Rare Elites. Once you’ve already looted one off of a creature, no more will drop from creatures for your character that week. Additional keys can potentially drop from other select sources, but are extremely rare and not something you can try to farm.
I’m not sure if these treasure troves are unique like the Lost and Found artifacts but it appears that you can only loot one per week (per character). I showed Coolidge where the one I looted was and could not see it when he went to loot it later.