The eternal enemies of the sha and guardians of Pandaria, the Shado-Pan have a few things to offer a fresh level 90 ret paladin. You can find their quartermaster, Rushi the Fox, in Shado-Pan Garrison, Townlong Steppes.
See all the Shado-Pan's available rewards
A small group of mantid untouched by the corruption of the sha, the Klaxxi are a bunch of friendly bug-people. Well, I'm not sure friendly is the right word there -- perhaps non-hostile is a more apt description. Their quartermaster, Ambersmith Zikk, stands in Klaxxi'vess, Dread Wastes.
- First off is a necklace, Bloodseeker's Solitaire, purchasable for 1,250 VP.
- Next we have Klaxxi Lash of the Rescinder, a crit/mastery belt available for 1,750 VP.
- Zikk sells a pair of metal pants, Legguards of the Unscathed, for 2,250 VP.
- Also available is a two-handed sword, Amber Flammard of Klaxxi'vess, which can be yours for a little under 200g (please, Blizzard, please change the model on this before Mists goes live).
The Ambersmith also sells a few patterns. If you're a blacksmith, you have both Plans: Ghost Reaver's Breastplate
and Plans: Ghost Reaver's Gauntlets
, both of which cost 50g a piece. If you happen to be a leatherworker, then you should definitely pick up what will almost certainly be our leg enhancement of choice for Mists
, Angerhide Leg Armor
View all the Klaxxi have to offer
The August Celestials are the stoic defenders of the continent's sacred temples from the corrupting influence of the sha. This distinguishes them from the Shado-Pan because -- well, because they're just different, OK? Their quartermasters, Sage Lotusbloom (Horde, pictured) and Sage Whiteheart (Alliance, camera-shy) are located in the Shrine of Two Moons and the Shrine of Seven Stars, respectively, within the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Lastly, the Celestials decided that to rip off the Klaxxi and produce some very similar patterns of their own for their plate DPS customers: Plans: Breastplate of Ancient Steel
and Plans: Gauntlets of Ancient Steel
, both available for 50g a pop. The differences between the two are so minimal (27 crit vs. 27 mastery for the chests, 12 crit vs. 8 mastery for the gloves) that I wonder why such similar items were even created. Hopefully, one or more of these items gets a tweaking to their secondary stats before the game goes live, because man alive, what a boring set of craftables!
Check out the August Celestials' offerings
The Golden Lotus is a secretive society of pandaren that is devoted to dealing with the mogu who have returned seeking to reclaim their lands and former empire. Unfortunately, Black Lotus
, Crimson Lotus
, Fel Lotus
, Frost Lotus
, and Purple Lotus
were already taken, so they settled on the golden variety. Their quartermaster, Jaluu the Generous, can be found near Mogu'shan Palace in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
If you're a blacksmith, this generous pandaren has Plans: Masterwork Spiritblade Decimator
for 25g, a pattern that creates an axe that is much more appealing than the ugly bug sword from the Klaxxi.
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The Light and How to Swing It teaches you the ins and outs of retribution paladins, from Ret 101 and how to gem, enchant and reforge your retadin, to essential ret pally addons.