Batty: Time… enough.
Elixir of the Rapid Mind: Pandaria
Today’s date is: July 10, 2016.
A lot of players dread leveling through Pandaria, probably because it is only five levels!
The Elixir of the Rapid Mind is a reward from garrison missions. Some also were rewarded during the Winter Veil holiday dailies. They are currently sold on my realm’s Auction House for under 3000 gold; cheap.
My two other Elixir strategy guides are all about racking up over 20 max-level quests and turning them in under the influence of this 300% xp boost within 15 minutes.
This Pandaria Guide is completely different in that you are “saving time”.
You will need:
- To be Level 85.
- One Elixir of the Rapid Mind
- A Very Good Friend at level 100.
The strategy is:
- You both go into the Temple of the Jade Serpent dungeon (on normal).
- The Level 85 will drink the elixir and then log out.
- The Very Good Friend will speed run the dungeon.
- At the final boss, the Level 85 logs in for the kill and dungeon xp credit.
- Both step out of the dungeon, reset instance, enter, log out, repeat the speed run.
It takes two runs for one level (specifically 49% of a level per run with heirlooms). One run took me seven minutes. I think with just a few more runs that I could shave off some time. We did not have the Wheeee buff from the DMF or any other xp buff.
My Level 85 was soon “89 yet close to 90” on the last run and jumped to 90 and a half but we were trying it for the first time and so there may be some variations. We did another run at 90 but the xp reward was much smaller.
The Temple of the Jade Serpent works because after the final boss kill, the doors will open up to go straight to the beginning, no long run back.
Any 100 level character will work, of course. I chose my Boomkin Druid for the starfall on the mobs while I was running to the next boss.
This strategy is to have the player log out so that it extends the time on the Elixir. That player can do anything in that six minute window while the speed run is happening but must be present for the xp sequence!
Editor’s Footnote: If the player is between 82 and 85, I recommend the Vortex Pinnacle. This is because the runner can jump over the edge and get a whirlwind ride back to the dungeon entrance.
Have fun with it!