The Mogu'shan Vaults was built during the Mogu Thunder King's rise to power to contain and protect a mysterious artifact. Previously a titan facility, the mogu converted the surrounding structure into a sort of shrine dedicated to the mogu empire. The complex houses many of the empire’s lost artifacts and is the resting place of the spirits of old mogu kings. The Engine of Nalak'sha, a powerful titan artifact used by the Thunder King, was once housed there, but it is unknown if it is still hidden inside the vaults or has been moved or destroyed.
Mogu'shan Vaults is one of the three raids that opened with the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. This six-boss raid invites adventurers to explore the hidden secrets of the elusive Mogu empire, one of the new indigenous Pandarian races.
The entrance to the Vaults is found in northeast Kun-Lai Summit, accessed on Mogu'shan Terrace, overlooking the Zouchin Province far below.
Normal mode opened on October 2, 2012. First part of Raid Finder and heroic difficulties opened on October 9, and second part of Raid Finder opened on October 16. Raid Finder difficulty requires an average item level of 460.
World first 10-player heroic clear was by DREAM Paragon (Lightning's Blade EU) on October 11, 2012, and world first 25-player heroic clear was by Method (Twisting Nether EU) on October 13, 2012.
Will of the Emperor
Lorewalker Cho accompanies the raid through the vaults, providing exposition on the mobs and bosses. After defeating a group of stone Quilen, the Stone Guard are fought. This awakens the spirit ofFeng the Accursed, who animates several stone statues of Mogu before joining the fight himself. After slaying him, a Zandalari strike force led by Gara'jal the Spiritbinder breaks into the vault.
Free of the troll threat, the raid delves further into the vaults, where Cho presses a button in a hall of deceased rulers, animating the vengeful Spirit Kings. Deeper inside, players discoverTitan technology and ghosts of Mogu'shan Wardens. The technology is protected by Elegon the celestial cloud serpent. After more lore is revealed, the raid must face Lei Shen's giant construct machine for building his armies: The Will of the Emperor. After destroying the army of terracotta warriors, the machine is destroyed.