Reins of Azure Cloud Serpent
Type: Reputation / Vendor
Reputation: Order of the Cloud Serpent
Zone: Jade Forest
Sold By: San Redscale
Recommended Level: Level 95
Skill Level: 1/10
Time to Get: 3 hours+
This reputation grind can be completed within a few hours but it will be a consistent grind to get it completed.
To get started with this reputation, head over to Elder Anli in Arboretum who will give you the quest Wild Things. This will be to head over to the Windward Isles and complete a short chain of quests.
At the end of this chain Instructor Tong will provide you with the quest Choosing the One. This will be to pick one of three Cloud Serpents. It doesn’t matter which you pick essentially, as the other two will be purchasable from the Quartermaster once you reach Exalted. This essentially lets you pick which of the three you would like for free.
Once you have chosen you will be sent back to the Aboretum once more. Here you will get a cutscene of your egg hatching and from here the rep grind can begin.
You have three methods of gaining reputation, two of which provide great reputation and the third being pretty poor and locked to daily content.
Method #1 Onyx Eggs
The first method we are going to look at is collecting Onyx Eggs. These can be found hidden across the Windward Isles and can be looted if you’ve progressed the questline to the above mentioned point.
You can collect as many eggs as you can find and can be handed in at Elder Anli for 500 Reputation each.
Below is a map that marks a large portion of the eggs locations, they can be tricky to find at times due to being hidden in bushes or on the sides of the cliffs. They seem to have around a 10-20 minute respawn and not all of the possible spots will be up at once, so you need to be consistently checking the various possible spots.
Method #2 Quivering Firestorm Eggs
The Quivering Firestorm Eggs are another form of eggs you can hand in at Elder Anli for Reputation. However these will provide you with 1000 Rep per hand in.
These can be looted from slain Crimsonscale Firestorms. You’ll find these cloud serpents on the Timeless Isle, within the Blazing Way. The drop chance for an egg is around 9% and the Crimsonscale Firestorms have a 10ish minute respawn.
The rarespawn Huolon can also drop the Quivering Firestorm Egg.
Method #3 Daily Quests
The third method is daily quests. You can do around 3 general dailies per day which will award between 450-600 rep. There will also be 3 secondary profession dailies also awarding 125 rep.
For the time it takes to do the dailies it isn’t worth the effort vs the other two methods.
Regardless of the method you choose, it is vital that once you reach Revered, you head over to San Redscale and purchase the Grand Commendation of the Order of the Cloud Serpent. This will provide you with 100% more reputation which will aid you to reach Exalted faster.
The best approach is to take advantage of method #1 and #2. Search the Windward Isles for Onyx Eggs, you could even make use of Warmode and None Warmode to check two different phases of the Windward Isles. Once done, head over to the Timeless Isles and kill Crimsonscales for the Quivering Eggs.
By the time you’re finished, the Onyx Eggs should be started to respawn again, so you can head back to the Windward Isles as they aren’t that far from each other. Keep repeating this until Exalted.
Once you reach Exalted. Head to the Elder Anli and take the quest Riding the Skies to receive your mount, alternatively head to San Redscale and purchase your mount!
Humans receive 10% extra reputation from all sources due to their racial buff. Additionally, countless reputation buffs can be utilized to speed up your reputation gains further, such as the WHEE! (DMF is around for one week every month), WOW Anniversary buff or other mini-holiday related buffs such as Grim Visage.
If the Mists of Pandaria Timewalking event is active then you can also make use of the 50% bonus reputation provided by Sign of Mists during this event or trade in Timewarped Badges for reputation tokens from Mistweave Xia on the Timeless Isle.