How to Get to Pandaria

how to get to pandaria

There is plenty of content you might want to play from the Mists of Pandaria expansion, and almost all of it will require finding your way to the continent of Pandaria. How you go about getting there depends on whether you have played through the expansion before. If you have, you should be able to skip ahead and access the continent via portal. But if you’ve never done any of it, or if you want to quest through The Jade Forest, you will have to go through the introductory quests. So we’ll start with those.

Starting the Mists of Pandaria story

Before you can access Pandaria, you will need to complete the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests on at least one character. If you haven’t reached level 50 on any character yet, you may need to complete the Battle for Azeroth introduction before these options become available. We have a separate guide for that here: BFA Intro Guide. Once you have completed the Battle for Azeroth introduction and earned the Welcome to Zandalar (Horde) / Come Sail Away (Alliance) achievement, you should be able to start the Pandaria expansion. Your character must be at least level 10 to start these quests.

This introductory quest chain will begin in your capital city before sending you off to The Jade Forest, which is the first zone in Pandaria.

You have three options to start the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests:

Option 1: Chromie Time

Find Chromie near the Stormwind Embassy. Speak with her to select a timeline. Select “Wilds of Pandaria” to start the quest Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!. This quest simply leads you to Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth and the quests listed below. You must be below level 60 to access Chromie Time.

Option 2: Hero’s Call Board

Head to the Hero’s Call Board in the center of the Trade District in Stormwind. Clicking on the board, you may see an option for “The Jade Forest.” Selecting this option will start the quest Hero’s Call: Jade Forest!, which will lead you to Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth and the quests listed below. If you do not see The Jade Forest as an option, you can select other options until it appears, and then abandon the others.

Option 3: Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth

Find Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth inside Stormwind Keep, right next to the throne. She will give you the quest The King’s Command and start the quest chain listed below.

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Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth is in Stormwind Keep

From here, you will complete a short chain of quests that will take you to the continent of Pandaria. The quests are:

  1. ! The King’s Command
  2. ! The Mission
  3. ! Unleash Hell
  4. ! Touching Ground
  5. ! No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy + ! Welcome Wagons
  6. ! The Right Tool for the Job
    • Completing this quest will unlock the portal between Stormwind and Paw’don Village for all of your characters.
  7. ! Envoy of the Alliance
    • This quest will direct you to Paw’don Village, where you can find the portal to Stormwind.
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Paw’don Village in The Jade Forest

You have three options to start the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests:

Option 1: Chromie Time

Find Chromie near the Orgrimmar Embassy. Speak with her to select a timeline. Select “Wilds of Pandaria” to start the quest Mists of Pandaria: To Pandaria!. This quest simply leads you to General Nazgrim and the quests listed below. You must be below level 60 to access Chromie Time.

Option 2: Warchief’s Command Board

Head to the Warchief’s Command Board next to Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar. Clicking on the board, you may see an option for “The Jade Forest.” Selecting this option will start the quest Warchief’s Command: Jade Forest!, which will lead you to General Nazgrim and the quests listed below. If you do not see The Jade Forest as an option, you can select other options until it appears, and then abandon the others.

Option 3: General Nazgrim

Find General Nazgrim inside Grommash Hold, right next to the throne. He will give you the quest The Art of War and start the quest chain listed below.

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General Nazgrim is inside Grommash Hold

From here, you will complete a short chain of quests that will take you to the continent of Pandaria. The quests are:

  1. ! The Art of War
  2. ! All Aboard!
  3. ! Into the Mists
  4. ! Paint it Red!
  5. ! Touching Ground
  6. ! Finish Them! + ! Fire is Always the Answer
  7. ! The Final Blow!
    • Completing this quest will unlock the portal between Orgrimmar and Honeydew Village for all of your characters.
  8. ! You’re Either With Us Or…
    • This quest will direct you to Honeydew Village, where you can find the portal to Orgrimmar.
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Honeydew Village in The Jade Forest

Portals to Pandaria

The only portals to Pandaria can be found in Valdrakken and the capital city for each faction. These portals are unlocked for all of your characters as soon as you complete the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests for the first time.

Mages can create a portal for their party members with Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They can also teleport themselves via Teleport: Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

If you have done enough Dragonflight content to access the city of Valdrakken, you will find a portal to The Jade Forest in the center of the city.

Note that there is no return portal from this location.

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The portal to The Jade Forest in Valdrakken

There is a portal to The Jade Forest in the Stormwind Portal Room. It leads to Paw’don Village.

There is a portal to The Jade Forest in the Orgrimmar Portal Room. It leads to Honeydew Village.

Getting to Your Faction’s Central Hub

The central hub for Alliance in Pandaria is the Shrine of Seven Stars. There are a few ways to get there from Paw’don Village:

Mage Portal

Mages can create a portal for their party members with Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They can also teleport themselves via Teleport: Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Flight Path

The route between Paw’don Village and Shrine of Seven Stars is unlocked automatically at level 40.

Flying Mount

If you are at least level 30 and have a flying mount, you can simply fly over the mountains separating The Jade Forest and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

On Foot

Getting to Shrine of Seven Stars from the ground requires completing three quests in Kun-Lai Summit. These quests require level 20.

First you will need to follow the road northwest from Paw’don Village and cross the bridge into Valley of the Four Winds. Once there, continue straight, cutting across the Thunderfoot Fields. At the bottom of The Veiled Stair, you will see a Messenger Grummle who will start the quest chain below.

  1. ! The Road to Kun-Lai
  2. ! The Spring Drifter
  3. ! Temple of the White Tiger
    • Offered by Wanderer Chu, who is near where your boat lands
  4. ! A Celestial Experience
  5. ! A Witness to History

The last quest will open the gate to Vale of Eternal Blossoms and direct you to Shrine of Seven Stars. Note that enemies in this zone have a minimum level of 30, which may make it difficult to get across.

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The flight path from Paw’don Village to Shrine of Seven Stars

The central hub for Horde in Pandaria is the Shrine of Two Moons. There are a few ways to get there from Honeydew Village:

Mage Portal

Mages can create a portal for their party members with Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They can also teleport themselves via Teleport: Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Flight Path

The route between Honeydew Village and Shrine of Two Moons is unlocked automatically at level 40.

Flying Mount

If you are at least level 30 and have a flying mount, you can simply fly over the mountains separating The Jade Forest and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

On Foot

Getting to Shrine of Two Moons from the ground requires completing some quests in Kun-Lai Summit. These quests require level 20.

First you will need to follow the road south from Honeydew Village and cross the bridge into Valley of the Four Winds. Once there, continue straight, cutting across the Thunderfoot Fields. At the bottom of The Veiled Stair, you will see a Messenger Grummle who will start the quest chain below.

  1. ! The Road to Kun-Lai
  2. ! The Spring Drifter
  3. ! Temple of the White Tiger
    • Offered by Wanderer Chu, who is near where your boat lands
  4. ! A Celestial Experience
  5. ! A Witness to History

The last quest will open the gate to Vale of Eternal Blossoms and direct you to Shrine of Two Moons. Note that enemies in this zone have a minimum level of 30, which may make it difficult to get across.

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The flight path from Honeydew Village to Shrine of Two Moons

 

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Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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