Scarlet Monastery Heroic Dungeon Guide (MoP 5.4)

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The Scarlet Monastery is a 5-man dungeon located in Tirisfal Glades. In Mists of Pandaria, It has been revamped to include a level 90 Heroic mode. It houses 3 encounters: Thalnos the Soulrender, Brother Korloff, and High Inquisitor Whitemane.

The Scarlet Monastery is a 5-man dungeon that replaces, in Mists of Pandaria, the Graveyard and Cathedral wings of the old Scarlet Monastery instance. It now also features a level 90 Heroic mode. The Scarlet Monastery is one of the strongholds of the Scarlet Crusade, a group of maddened zealots so dedicated to the removal of all undead that they commonly attack the living.

The dungeon has a linear layout during which you will progress through 2 sub-zones, which are reminiscent of the old Graveyard and Cathedral wings, until you reach High Inquisitor Whitemane. For level 90 players, only the Heroic mode of the dungeon will be of interest.

Forlorn Cloister Crusader's Chapel
Scarlet Monastery - Map - Forlorn Cloisters Scarlet Monastery - Map - Crusader's Chapel

This guide will cover all of the three boss encounters, as well as the quests and achievements that are available in the dungeon.

1. Loot↑top

The level of the items you can obtain from the Scarlet Monastery is 463, with one exception, Helios, Durand's Soul of Purity Icon Helios, Durand's Soul of Purity, which has an item level of 476.

1.1. Armor

Item Name Armor Slot Main Stats Source
Whitemane's Embroidered Chapeau Icon Whitemane's Embroidered Chapeau Cloth Head Intellect High Inquisitor Whitemane
Forgotten Bloodmage Mantle Icon Forgotten Bloodmage Mantle Cloth Shoulders Intellect Thalnos the Soulrender
Gloves of Fiery Purification Icon Gloves of Fiery Purification Cloth Hands Intellect Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Scarlet Visionary Gloves Icon Scarlet Visionary Gloves Cloth Hands Intellect/Spirit Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Leggings of Hallowed Fire Icon Leggings of Hallowed Fire Cloth Legs Intellect/Spirit High Inquisitor Whitemane
Incarnadine Scarlet Spaulders Icon Incarnadine Scarlet Spaulders Leather Shoulders Intellect High Inquisitor Whitemane
Beneficent Gloves Icon Beneficent Gloves Leather Hands Intellect Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Korloff's Raiment Icon Korloff's Raiment Leather Chest Agility Brother Korloff
Dashing Strike Treads Icon Dashing Strike Treads Leather Feet Agility High Inquisitor Whitemane
Gloves of Sanctity Icon Gloves of Sanctity Mail Hands Intellect Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Gauntlets of Bloody Judgment Icon Gauntlets of Bloody Judgment Mail Hands Agility Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Crimson Monk Handwraps Icon Crimson Monk Handwraps Mail Hands Agility Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Legguards of the Crimson Magus Icon Legguards of the Crimson Magus Mail Legs Agility Thalnos the Soulrender
Crown of Holy Flame Icon Crown of Holy Flame Plate Head Intellect High Inquisitor Whitemane
Zealous Fervor Handguards Icon Zealous Fervor Handguards Plate Hands Intellect Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Helm of Rising Flame Icon Helm of Rising Flame Plate Head Strength/Parry Brother Korloff
Bracers of the Fallen Crusader Icon Bracers of the Fallen Crusader Plate Wrists Strength Thalnos the Soulrender
Gauntlets of Righteous Conviction Icon Gauntlets of Righteous Conviction Plate Hands Strength/Mastery Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Martial Purification Gauntlets Icon Martial Purification Gauntlets Plate Hands Strength/Dodge Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return
Waistplate of Imminent Resurrection Icon Waistplate of Imminent Resurrection Plate Waist Strength/Dodge High Inquisitor Whitemane

1.2. Weapons

Item Name Type Main Stats Source
Greatstaff of Righteousness Icon Greatstaff of Righteousness Staff Intellect High Inquisitor Whitemane
Firestorm Greatstaff Icon Firestorm Greatstaff Staff Agility Brother Korloff
Lightbreaker Greatsword Icon Lightbreaker Greatsword Two-Handed Sword Strength/Mastery High Inquisitor Whitemane

1.3. Amulets, Cloaks, Rings, and Trinkets

Item Name Type Main Stats Source
Scorched Earth Cloak Icon Scorched Earth Cloak Cloak Intellect/Hit Brother Korloff
Triune Signet Icon Triune Signet Ring Intellect High Inquisitor Whitemane
Signet of the Hidden Door Icon Signet of the Hidden Door Ring Intellect/Hit Thalnos the Soulrender
Flashing Steel Talisman Icon Flashing Steel Talisman Trinket Agility High Inquisitor Whitemane
Helios, Durand's Soul of Purity Icon Helios, Durand's Soul of Purity Amulet Strength High Inquisitor Whitemane
Soulrender Greatcloak Icon Soulrender Greatcloak Cloak Strength/Dodge Thalnos the Soulrender
Firefinger Ring Icon Firefinger Ring Ring Strength/Mastery Brother Korloff

2. Quests↑top

There are 2 quests that can be completed within the instance. The second quest is a follow-up of the first quest.

The first quest is Blades of the Anointed and is given to you by the Hooded Crusader at the entrance of the instance. It requires you to find the first Blade of the Anointed Icon Blade of the Anointed, which is located behind next to Thalnos the Soulrender (the first boss of the instance). Once you have found the first blade, you can turn in the quest at the second Blade of the Anointed, which acts as a quest giver and will be marked as a ? on your map.

The second quest is Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return. It is given to you by the Blade of the Anointed and requires you to kill High Inquisitor Whitemane, the final boss of the instance, before using the Blades of the Anointed Icon Blades of the Anointed (provided to you for the quest) on Whitemane's corpse.

Only Unto Dust Thou Shalt Return has rewards. They have an item level of 440 (see loot section above).

3. Thalnos the Soulrender↑top

Scarlet Monastery - Thalnos the Soulrender - Empowered Zombie During your encounter with Thalnos the Soulrender, there is one important thing to watch out for: Raise Fallen Crusader Icon Raise Fallen Crusader. This ability raises enemies from the dead to fight against you. Disposing of these enemies is not an issue, but right after you do, Thalnos will cast Summon Empowering Spirits Icon Summon Empowering Spirits. This ability creates a spirit that tries to take possession of the body of the nearest dead fallen crusader. If you do not kill the spirit before it does so, you will have to contend with an Empowered Zombie for the remainder of the fight. These enemies have too much health to be killed and they keep attacking their target (so they need to be tanked).

Other than that, try to interrupt Spirit Gale Icon Spirit Gale. This ability creates a spirit that travels quickly to Thalnos' current target. When the spirit reaches its target, it creates a Spirit Gale, which inflicts instant damage to players within 2 yards and then deals damage, every second, to players standing in it.

Healers need to be aware of Evict Soul Icon Evict Soul, a powerful DoT/debuff that can be dispelled.

3.1. Achievement: Empowered Spiritualist

To complete Empowered Spiritualist Icon Empowered Spiritualist, you need to defeat Thalnos the Soulrender while three Empowered Zombies are alive. At the moment, the achievement can be completed in the Normal version of the dungeon, which makes it trivial.

If you want to attempt it in Heroic mode, then you should try to get Thalnos low on life (between 5 and 10%) and then stop DPSing until you have 3 Empowered Zombies.

4. Brother Korloff↑top

The fight against Brother Korloff is very straightforward. While Korloff will use a number of abilities, they can all be easily avoided.

  • When he casts Blazing Fists Icon Blazing Fists, do not stand in front of him.
  • When he casts Firestorm Kick Icon Firestorm Kick, move away from his landing zone.
  • When he is below 50% health, he leaves a trail of flames behind him when he moves, thanks to Scorched Earth Icon Scorched Earth. Do not stand in the flames.
Blazing Fists Icon Blazing Fists Firestorm Kick Icon Firestorm Kick Scorched Earth Icon Scorched Earth
Scarlet Monastery - Brother Korloff - Blazing Fists Scarlet Monastery - Brother Korloff - Firestorm Kick Scarlet Monastery - Brother Korloff - Scorched Earth

Also, because of Rising Flame Icon Rising Flame, he will deal increasing damage as the fight goes on. This is something that the healer and tank need to be aware of.

4.1. Achievement: Burning Man

To complete Burning Man Icon Burning Man, you need to make Brother Korloff set six nearby training dummies on fire.

Only Blazing Fists Icon Blazing Fists and Firestorm Kick Icon Firestorm Kick will set a training dummy on fire.

  • Blazing Fists Icon Blazing Fists causes Korloff to attack an area in front of him, so have the tank always face the boss in such a way that he always has a training dummy in front of him.
  • Firestorm Kick Icon Firestorm Kick causes Korloff to target the location of a random party member, so have everyone position themselves on a non-lit training dummy.

Note that there is no time limit involved. When a dummy is lit, it will stay that way until the end of the fight.

5. High Inquisitor Whitemane↑top

The fight against High Inquisitor Whitemane is a two-phase fight. Before starting the fight, you should first clear the entire room.

  • In Phase One, you have to defeat Commander Durand in a typical tank and spank fight.
  • In Phase Two, Whitemane appears, resurrects Duran, and you get to fight them both at once.

5.1. Phase One

As said above, you first have to defeat Commander Durand in a typical tank and spank fight. Durand has only two abilities: Flash of Steel Icon Flash of Steel and Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike.

  • Flash of Steel Icon Flash of Steel causes Durand to perform a series of unavoidable attacks on random players.
  • Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike causes Durand to dash to a location, damaging everyone in his path.

All you really need to do here is to avoid Dashing Strike.

Flash of Steel Icon Flash of Steel Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike
Scarlet Monastery - Commander Durand - Flash of Steel Scarlet Monastery - Commander Durand - Dashing Strike

5.2. Phase Two

After killing Durand, High Inquisitor Whitemane comes. You fight her for a few seconds, then she puts everyone to sleep and resurrects Commander Durand, who retains Flash of Steel Icon Flash of Steel and Dashing Strike Icon Dashing Strike.

The most important thing in this fight is to interrupt Whitemane when she casts Mass Resurrection Icon Mass Resurrection. This spell resurrects all her fallen allies within 100 yards. If you fail to interrupt this cast, you will most likely wipe.

With that in mind, you should kill Durand first and then finish off Whitemane who also casts two other abilities: Heal Icon Heal and Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield.

  • Heal Icon Heal heals her target (herself or Durand) for a large amount. Interrupt it.
  • Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield places an absorption shield on herself or Durand. This effect can be dispelled or spell-stolen.

5.3. Achievement: And Stay Dead!

Scarlet Monastery - High Inquisitor Whitemane - Mass Resurrection To complete And Stay Dead! Icon And Stay Dead!, you need to let High Inquisitor Whitemane complete a cast of Mass Resurrection Icon Mass Resurrection and resurrects all her allies, before defeating her.

When her allies are resurrected, you should use all your cooldowns to stay alive and burn them as fast as you can.

One trick that may work is that when you clear the trash in the chapel, you should kite them away from the chapel and kill them more than 100 yards (the maximum range of Mass Resurrection Icon Mass Resurrection) from the location where you will fight Whitemane.

6. Final Considerations↑top

This concludes our Scarlet Monastery dungeon guide. If you find any inconsistency or mistake, feel free to comment or send us an e-mail.