The August Celestials Reputation Farming Guide (WoW MoP 5.4)

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The August Celestials are a faction that regroups Yulon, the Jade Serpent, ChiJi, the Red Crane, Xuen, the White Tiger, Niuzao the Black Ox, and their followers. Together, they watch over Pandaria.

After reaching level 90, you will be able to increase your reputation with the August Celestials by doing daily quests at the questing location of the day.

In this guide, we will detail the four questing locations and explain how to obtain all the related achievements.

1. Overview↑top

Every day, you will be able to do the daily quests proposed by one of the August Celestials. Your questing location of the day is decided by the introductory daily quest given by the August Celestials Quartermasters: Sage Whiteheart at the Shrine of Seven Stars for Alliance players or Sage Lotusbloom at the Shrine of Twoo Moons for Horde players.

There are four possible introductory daily quests, each of them sending you to do daily quests for one of the August Celestials.

From the point of view of the reputation grind, questing at the Temple of the White Tiger will yield 1,250 reputation, while questing at any other location will yield 1,100 reputation. It will take you about a month to reach exalted reputation.

You can earn another 400 reputation a day by doing the August Celestials Work Order at your farm (see our Tillers guide).

There are achievements related to the daily quests. One of them is Champion of Chi-Ji Icon Champion of Chi-Ji. It will require you to do the daily quests at the Cradle of Chi-Ji 15 times.

1.1. Grand Commendation of the August Celestials

As soon as you reach revered reputation with the August Celestials, make sure to purchase the Grand Commendation of the August Celestials Icon Grand Commendation of the August Celestials from the faction quartermaster. Using this item will allow you to reach exalted reputation much faster.

1.2. Champion A Faction

In order to increase your reputation gains with the August Celestials, you can choose to champion them in the reputation tab of your character panel. This will cause you to gain addition reputation when doing various activities, but mostly through running Heroic dungeons and scenarios.

2. Rewards↑top

All the rewards, with the exception of one mount, can be bought from the August Celestials Quartermasters: Sage Whiteheart at the Shrine of Seven Stars for Alliance players, or Sage Lotusbloom at the Shrine of Twoo Moons for Horde players.

2.1. Tabard

After reaching exalted reputation, you can buy the August Celestials Tabard Icon August Celestials Tabard, which costs 10 Gold.

2.2. Mounts

After reaching exalted reputation, you can buy the Reins of the Thundering August Cloud Serpent Icon Reins of the Thundering August Cloud Serpent, which cost 10,000 Gold.

In addition, you can obtain the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent Icon Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent by killing Alani, the cloud serpent that flies around the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. This second mount also requires exalted with the August Celestials.

Alani is normally protected from your attacks by a Nimbus Shroud Icon Nimbus Shroud. The only way to remove this protection is to use a Sky Crystal Icon Sky Crystal, which you obtain after combining 10 Skyshard Icon Skyshards. Skyshards have an extremely low chance to drop from mobs in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms or to be contained in the Treasures of the Vale Icon Treasures of the Vale item you receive after completing your Golden Lotus daily quests.

During the Mists of Pandaria beta, we made a short video to show the various Cloud Serpent mounts we had collected:

2.3. Professions

Item Profession Reputation
Formula: Enchant Bracer - Super Intellect Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Super Intellect Enchanting revered
Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Agility Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Agility Enchanting revered
Formula: Enchant Bracer - Exceptional Strength Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Exceptional Strength Enchanting revered
Pattern: Royal Satchel Icon Pattern: Royal Satchel Tailoring exalted

2.4. Buff

As soon as you reach honored reputation, you will be able to buy a Celestial Offering Icon Celestial Offering. Having this item on you will enable you to obtain a buff when you are doing your daily quests:

2.5. Gear

2.5.1. Armor

Blue quality items have a level of 458 while Epic quality item have a level of 489. As of Patch 5.4, reputation requirements for these items have been removed.

Item Name Armor Slot Main Stats Cost
Minh's Beaten Bracers Icon Minh's Beaten Bracers Cloth Wrist Intellect/Hit 1,250 Justice Points
Bracers of Inlaid Jade Icon Bracers of Inlaid Jade Cloth Wrist Intellect/Spirit 1,250 Justice Points
Sunspeaker's Flared Gloves Icon Sunspeaker's Flared Gloves Cloth Hands Intellect/Hit 1,750 Justice Points
Gloves of Red Feathers Icon Gloves of Red Feathers Cloth Hands Intellect/Spirit 1,750 Justice Points
Leggings of Unfinished Conquest Icon Leggings of Unfinished Conquest Cloth Legs Intellect/Hit 565 Justice Points
Subversive Leggings Icon Subversive Leggings Cloth Legs Intellect/Spirit 565 Justice Points
Void Flame Slippers Icon Void Flame Slippers Cloth Feet Intellect/Hit 1,750 Justice Points
Storm-Sing Sandals Icon Storm-Sing Sandals Cloth Feet Intellect/Spirit 1,750 Justice Points
Vestment of the Ascendant Tribe Icon Vestment of the Ascendant Tribe Leather Chest Intellect 565 Justice Points
Boots of the High Adept Icon Boots of the High Adept Leather Feet Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Ogo's Elder Gloves Icon Ogo's Elder Gloves Leather Hands Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Refurbished Zandalari Vestment Icon Refurbished Zandalari Vestment Leather Chest Agility 565 Justice Points
Clever Ashyo's Armbands Icon Clever Ashyo's Armbands Leather Wrist Intellect 1,250 Justice Points
Fingers of the Loneliest Monk Icon Fingers of the Loneliest Monk Leather Hands Agility 1,750 Justice Points
Tukka-Tuk's Hairy Boots Icon Tukka-Tuk's Hairy Boots Leather Feet Agility 1,750 Justice Points
Quillpaw Family Bracers Icon Quillpaw Family Bracers Leather Wrist Agility 1,250 Justice Points
Mountain Stream Ringmail Icon Mountain Stream Ringmail Mail Chest Intellect 565 Justice Points
Brewmaster Chani's Bracers Icon Brewmaster Chani's Bracers Mail Wrist Intellect 1,250 Justice Points
Ravenmane's Gloves Icon Ravenmane's Gloves Mail Hands Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Sandals of the Elder Sage Icon Sandals of the Elder Sage Mail Feet Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Undergrowth Stalker Chestpiece Icon Undergrowth Stalker Chestpiece Mail Chest Agility 565 Justice Points
Tiger-Striped Wristguards Icon Tiger-Striped Wristguards Mail Wrist Agility 1,250 Justice Points
Sentinel Commander's Gauntlets Icon Sentinel Commander's Gauntlets Mail Hands Agility 1,750 Justice Points
Steps of the War Serpent Icon Steps of the War Serpent Mail Feet Agility 1,750 Justice Points
Gauntlets of Jade Sutras Icon Gauntlets of Jade Sutras Plate Hands Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Fallen Sentinel Bracers Icon Fallen Sentinel Bracers Plate Wrist Intellect 1,250 Justice Points
Bramblestaff Boots Icon Bramblestaff Boots Plate Feet Intellect 1,750 Justice Points
Valiant's Shinguards Icon Valiant's Shinguards Plate Legs Intellect 565 Justice Points
Braided Black and White Bracer Icon Braided Black and White Bracer Plate Wrist Strength 1,250 Justice Points
Battle Shadow Bracers Icon Battle Shadow Bracers Plate Wrist Strength/Parry 1,250 Justice Points
Streetfighter's Iron Knuckles Icon Streetfighter's Iron Knuckles Plate Hands Strength 1,750 Justice Points
Gloves of the Overwhelming Swarm Icon Gloves of the Overwhelming Swarm Plate Hands Strength/Parry 1,750 Justice Points
Leggings of Ponderous Advance Icon Leggings of Ponderous Advance Plate Legs Strength/Mastery 565 Justice Points
Tankiss Warstompers Icon Tankiss Warstompers Plate Feet Strength 1,750 Justice Points
Yu'lon Guardian Boots Icon Yu'lon Guardian Boots Plate Feet Strength/Parry 1,750 Justice Points

2.5.2. Cloaks

Blue quality items have a level of 458 while Epic quality item have a level of 489. As of Patch 5.4, reputation requirements for these items have been removed.

Item Name Type Main Stats Level Cost
Cloak of Ancient Curses Icon Cloak of Ancient Curses Back Intellect/Hit 1,250 Justice Points
Pressed Flower Cloak Icon Pressed Flower Cloak Back Intellect/Spirit 1,250 Justice Points
Bladesong Cloak Icon Bladesong Cloak Back Agility 1,250 Justice Points
Ribcracker's Cloak Icon Ribcracker's Cloak Back Strength 1,250 Justice Points
Cloak of the Silent Mountain Icon Cloak of the Silent Mountain Back Strength/Parry 1,250 Justice Points

3. Daily Quests at the Temple of the White Tiger↑top

The daily quests at the Temple of the White Tiger are made up of 1 lone daily quest and a daily quest line of 4 quests. For the lone quest and the quest line you have two possibilities every day. In total, you will receive 1,250 reputation with the August Celestials (250 per quest) when you are sent to quest at the Temple of the White Tiger.

3.1. Lone Daily Quest

The lone daily quest is either The Torch of Strength given by Lin Tenderpaw or Contending With Bullies given by Xuen.

  • The Torch of Strength requires you to bring the torch you are given all the way to the entrance of the temple without it extinguishing. On your way to the temple, you will have to avoid mini-tornadoes that will extinguish the torch if you let them hit you. If you try to mount, your torch will blow out.
  • Contending With Bullies sends you to kill Shonuf in the nearby village of Yinying.

3.2. Daily Quest Line

Xuen will give you one of two daily quest lines, which are very similar and require you to defeat a number of opponents at the temple and its surrounding buildings.

3.3. Achievement: Finish Them!

To complete the Finish Them! Icon Finish Them! achievement, you simply need to complete both of the daily quest lines. In our experience, the first quest line is offered a lot more often than the second one.

4. Daily Quests at the Temple of the Jade Serpent↑top

When you are sent to quest at the Temple of the Jade Serpent, you will be able to earn a total of 1,100 reputation.

First, Elder Sage Tai-Feng and Elder Sage Storm-Sing will give you 3 daily quests (each rewarding 250 reputation) out of 5 possibilities:

After completing the first 3 quests, Elder Sage Tai-Feng will give you either The Shadow of Doubt or Flames of the Void. Both quest reward 350 reputation.

None of the above daily quests is really difficult. You just need to be careful, as there are a lot of enemies and you can easily pull more mobs than you can manage.

5. Daily Quests at the Cradle of Chi-Ji↑top

When you are sent to quest at the Cradle of Chi-Ji, you will be able to earn a total of 1,100 reputation.

First, you will be have to complete three daily quests, which reward 250 reputation each:

After completing the first three quests, Thelonius will give you a daily quest that rewards 350 reputation and that requires you to be a champion of Chi-Ji. There is a fixed list of 15 fights you will have to do, each corresponding to a daily quest. Every time you do the daily quests at the Cradle of Chi-Ji, you will progress through the list and be given a new quest. There are 15 such quests. When you have completed them all, you will complete the Champion of Chi-Ji Icon Champion of Chi-Ji achievement and from then on, you will always be given Champion of Chi-Ji as the fourth and final daily quest.

The 15 daily quests are (in the order you will do them):

  1. Ellia Ravenmane;
  2. Minh Do-Tan;
  3. Ellia Ravenmane: Rematch;
  4. Fat Long-Fat;
  5. Julia Bates;
  6. Dextrous Izissha;
  7. Kuo-Na Quillpaw;
  8. Ellia Ravenmane: Revenge;
  9. Tukka-Tuk;
  10. Huck Wheelbarrow;
  11. Mindel Sunspeaker;
  12. Yan Quillpaw;
  13. Fat Long-Fat: Rematch;
  14. Thelonius;
  15. Ellia Ravenmane: Redemption.

5.1. Achievement: Champion of Chi-Ji

As we explained above, completing the Champion of Chi-Ji Icon Champion of Chi-Ji requires you to do the daily quests at the Cradle of Chi-Ji 15 times. Each time you will defeat a new opponent, eventually granting you all the objectives.

6. Daily Quests at the Niuzao Temple↑top

When you are sent to quest at the Niuzao Temple, you will be able to earn a total of 1,100 reputation.

Ogo the Elder will give either The Unending Siege or The Siege Swells, each rewarding 350 reputation.

Other NPCs at the temple will give you 3 of 6 possible daily quests, each rewarding 250 reputation:

6.1. Achievement: Yak Attack

To complete Yak Attack Icon Yak Attack, you need to kill 15 Sra'thik attackers at the Niuzao Temple within 5 seconds.

The easiest way to do this achievement is by grouping with a tank and let them tank the adds while you kill them.

At times, Niuzao will be walking around the pit, damaging enemies in your path. You can try to engage 15 enemies yourself, wrap them up on Niuzao's path and control them until Niuzao comes and kills them (provided they are not at full health).

7. Conclusion↑top

If you have read us this far, we would like to thank you for the time you spent on the site and we hope that the guide brought you all the information you needed.

8. Changelog↑top

  • 14 Sep. 2013: Updated reputation requirements and costs of gear rewards.
  • 16 Jul. 2013: Added section on championing a faction.
  • 21 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: removed faction prerequisite to be revered with the Golden Lotus.
  • 15 Apr. 2013: Added mention of Tillers Work Orders.