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Tips for doing those pesky daily quests

Anne Stickney

I'm nearly done with stage one of the reputation grind in Pandaria, although it sounds like patch 5.1 will be bringing more reputation right along with it. But just because I'm done with reputation doesn't mean I'm done with dailies. There are a ton of achievements associated with the various factions and daily quests out there in Pandaria, and some of them involve multiple days worth of daily quests.

The one I just completed today was Over Their Heads, which requires you to bomb several targets during the Klaxxi daily quest Dark Skies. Much like its earlier Firelands incarnation, this quest cannot be completed in a single day. It involves bombing spawned mobs around Klaxxi'vess. And I didn't realize it until further on in the run, but there are only three rare mobs that pop each day. So if you're working on this achievement and you find three of the mobs, you can call it good and finish the quest. As an interesting side note, many of these rare spawn mobs are bosses you'll find when you enter the Heart of Fear raid. I didn't put two and two together until I was in the raid instance itself.

But there are far more dailies out there than just that lone Klaxxi bombing run.

Orcish Army Knife put together an excellent guide of tips and tricks for the various daily quest around Pandaria recently, and it's worth a look if you're struggling with daily quests. In addition to tips, the post also highlights useful, fun, or just plain bizarre information about some of the daily quests you'll encounter in Pandaria. For instance, druids can shapeshift into any form while flying around on Cloudrunners during the daily quest Riding the Storm. Useless to actually completing the quest, but the thought of a giant bear on the back of a cloud serpent is downright hysterical.

Here's a few highlights from the extensive list.

  • The quest Chasing Hope for the August Celestials requires you to touch three spirits of Chi-Ji. You can complete this quest while on a flying mount. By doing this, you avoid all mobs on the island, and catch up to those running spirits a lot faster than you would on foot.
  • But that's not the only quest you can complete from the air. The daily quest Acts of Cruelty for the Golden Lotus doesn't really require you to kill a mogu -- you can simply aggro them while on your flying mount, ding credit for the pandaren escaping, and fly away, no combat needed.
  • You can use the same trick with the Golden Lotus quest Free Spirits. Freeing the spirits will not dismount you, and you can fly away to lose aggro from any of the hostile ghosts in the spirit vortex.
  • The Tillers quest Chasing the Chicken requires you to pick up chickens for Old Hillpaw until you find his prize chicken. Each chicken you pick up has a special ability to counter -- for instance, the Amorous Rooster should be dunked in water. But you don't actually have to perform the action required, you can simply right-click off the chicken buff you get when you pick up the chicken itself. As a bonus, if you're best friends with Old Hillpaw, his chickens will be on your farm. This means you can just head to your farm and click off the buffs until you complete the quest.
There are tons more useful tips for all daily factions in Pandaria. Heading over there and giving the entire post a read if you're looking for daily quest tips and tricks would be an excellent idea. And don't stop at the post itself -- in addition to the post, the comments section also includes a variety of user-submitted tips and tricks as well.

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