A quick guide to the Temple of the Jade Serpent dungeon from World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Temple of the Jade Serpent is back in Dragonflight season one! I remember running this dungeon in the old Mist of Pandaria days, but it looks a little different now – especially when you start pushing higher-level keys. In this guide, I’ll give you a quick overview of how to get to the dungeon and a brief overview of the bosses to help you get started.
How to Get to the Temple of the Jade Serpent in Dragonflight
Temple of the Jade Serpent (TJS) is located in the Jade Forest — the easternmost zone of Pandaria. You can get to the dungeon by taking the Jade Forest portal near the bank in Valdrakken.
Alternatively, you can take the Jade Forest portal from Orgrimmar or Stormwind. While this will take you to the Jade Forest, the flight to the dungeon will be slightly longer. Luckily the zone isn’t that large, so either option is quick.
Where is the Temple of the Jade Serpent Entrance?
The entrance to the Temple of the Jade Serpent is located on the east side of the Jade Forest around /way 56.2, 57.8. Once you enter the building, you’ll see the meeting stone directly ahead and entrances for two instances on either side.
Temple of the Jade Serpent Boss Guide
There are four bosses in TJS. Since you are probably trying to read this before a run, I will provide a quick rundown for each boss. Whether you are new to the game or just need a refresher on mechanics, this should give you a basic understanding of what you need to know to survive each encounter.
- Wise Mari – Kick the boss’s Hydrolance ability when possible, run out when targeted by vortex, and don’t stand in the water because it will pulse a couple of times, and then do a large geyser that will wreck you. Finally, avoid getting hit by the beam (Wash Away). The boss will shoot the beam out and do a full circle before stopping.
- Lorewalker Stonestep (Strife & Peril) – Single-target damage one boss until they reach seven stacks of Intensity (unless your group says otherwise). Give your healer the Feeling of Superiority buff/debuff for as much of the fight as possible. There is a lot of damage to heal and having the buff makes it easier on your healer.
- Liu Flameheart – Get out of the large fire circle when the boss casts a serpent kick and avoid the four fire waves that follow. Healers should dispel the tank on red fire strike and pour huge single-target heals into them on green fire strike. Once the boss changes to a dragon, don’t get hit by frontal or big green swirls on the ground. Healers should dispel the tank on red fire strike and pour huge single-target heals into them on green fire strike.
- Sha of Doubt – Dispel Touch of Nothingness debuff and pour single-target heals into the other debuffed player if you only have one dispel. Stack up (preferably with a pillar at your back) when the boss casts Bounds of Reality and then burst down adds.
Temple of Jade Serpent Dungeon Tips
Here are a few tips that can hopefully help make your life a little easier in TJS:
Tip 1: Kicks, kicks, and kicks
Temple of the Jade Serpent has many dangerous abilities that need kicked throughout the dungeon. You should be able to survive missing those kicks at lower key levels, but as you push higher, you’ll need to know all the important spells.
One of the best ways to learn what you need to kick is to watch a detailed guide like this one from Tactyks:
These advanced routing guides are the best ones out there right now. The guide video will walk you through a complete run of the dungeon at a +20 key level and provide you with a lot of great tips and tricks!
Tip 2: Download helpful addons
If you haven’t done so, you should grab some helpful addons and weakauras.
For addons, I recommend you pick up Deadly Boss Mods or LittleWigs. Either one will work by telling you what abilities are coming up. If you choose to use Deadly Boss Mods, download the Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) – Dungeons sub-addon as well!
I also suggest that you pick up Mythic Dungeon Tools. This addon shows a map for each dungeon, including the location of all the mobs inside, and allows you to plan out routes. You can even import routes for every dungeon by going to raider.io.
Hopefully, this gave you a little bit of an idea of what to expect for your first run of Temple. If you like this dungeon guide format, feel free to check out my guides for the other dungeons:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Temple of the Jade Serpent is a dungeon from the World of Warcraft: Pandaria expansion.