Throne of Thunder: Strategy Guides and Videos for Hunters

This WoW hunter raid guide compilation includes strategy guides, tips, tricks, and videos pertaining to both normal and heroic versions of the Throne of Thunder raid in the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria expansion. The page will be updated as new guides and videos become available.

The Throne of Thunder raid is comprised of four wings each housing three bosses, plus the heroic-only boss Ra-den, for a total of 13 bosses.

General hunter guides and tips for Throne of Thunder

Last Stand of the Zandalari

Jin’rokh the Breaker When the Thunder King awoke, he rewarded the most loyal and ambitious Zandalari trolls with power beyond their wildest dreams. The berserker Jin’rokh was one of the first to receive the King’s blessing, and even though Lei Shen’s gifts nearly tore his body apart, the troll is now capable of calling the fury of the storm in battle.

Jin’rokh Heroic

  • Heroic Jin’Rokh hunter guide from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 4/7/13
  • Heroic Jin’rokh narrated hunter video guide, 25-man SV PoV from Wenll 5/12/13
  • Heroic Jin’rokh video with vent, 10-man SV Hunter PoV from Carlaena 3/14/13
  • Heroic Jin’rokh video, 25-man SV Hunter PoV from Puerto 4/3/13
  • Heroic Jin’rokh Icy Veins strategy guide

Horridon The Zandalari brought powerful creatures with them to the Isle of the Thunder King to use as engines of war. Led by the War-God Jalak, the dinomancers of the Zandalari Beast Ward use ancient tribal magics to strengthen the great beasts and command obedience. The horns of Horridon, the fabled mount of Jalak himself, can tear through the stone walls of a keep as a blade cuts silk.

Horridon Heroic

  • Heroic Horridon 25-man SV hunter PoV video and guide from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 4/7/13
  • Heroic Horridon narrated hunter video guide, 25-man SV PoV from Wenll 5/12/13
  • Heroic Horridon video with vent, 10-man SV hunter PoV from Carlaena 3/18/13

Council of Elders The history of the troll tribes — the Drakkari, the Farraki, the Amani, and the Gurubashi — is awash with millennia of betrayal and conflict, but the Zandalari’s promise of a new, unstoppable empire has finally united these disparate troll leaders.

  • Council of Elders Hunter tips and video from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 3/10/13
  • Council of Elders Hunter tips from Kheldul at Hunter DPS Dungeoneer 3/21/13
  • Council of Elders Tankspot narrated video guide with transcript
  • Council of Elders Fat Boss 10-man video guide
  • Council of Elders Icy Veins detailed written strategy guide

Council of Elders Heroic

Forgotten Depths

Tortos Over the millennia, small amounts of mogu flesh-shaping magic seeped into the caverns below the Thunder King’s citadel. The dark energies warped one of the chamber’s native dragon turtles, melding it to the surrounding crystalline walls. Known as Tortos, this amalgamation of flesh and stone has since feasted on the cave’s rich mineral deposits and grown to a colossal size.

Tortos Heroic

Megaera Even the most callous among the mogu quaver at the thought of the dark experiments performed at the Thunder King’s behest. Long ago, a young cloud serpent was twisted into a multi-headed hydra and left to languish beneath Lei Shen’s throne. Now the twisted creature lurks deep in the Forgotten Depths, awaiting the moment it may finally inflict its terrible agony upon others.

Megaera Heroic

Ji-Kun Mogu flesh-shapers discarded their failed creations in an abyssal shaft beneath Lei Shen’s keep. The reek of decay lured many scavengers to the refuse pit, including the great Ji-Kun. Ruthless and cunning, the monstrous bird devoured her rivals one-by-one until she held sole dominion over the shadowy tunnel.

Ji-Kun Heroic

Halls of Flesh-Shaping

Durumu the Forgotten Lei Shen commanded his sorcerers to mold an aberration that could peer into the hearts of his followers and detect betrayal. From this decree, Durumu was given life. The clever entity stubbornly obeyed its masters until the Thunder King’s death, at which time it disappeared into the citadel’s labyrinthine corridors. Only recently has Durumu, all but forgotten by the mogu, emerged from hiding.

Durumu Heroic

Primordius Deep within the bowels of Lei Shen’s island citadel, mogu flesh-shapers formed the saurok out of a magical substance of unknown origin. When the citadel was abandoned, some experiments languished in the dark pools for far too long….

Primordius Heroic

Dark Animus During his reign, Lei Shen labored to build a mechanical servant that would defend his citadel without fear. When his first attempt failed, rage took hold of the Thunder King. He poured this negative emotion into his next, and most successful, creation: the Dark Animus. To this day, the ornate construct observes its duty, empowered by the mysterious substance at the heart of all mogu flesh-shaping experiments.

  • Dark Animus Hunter tips and video from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 3/10/13
  • Dark Animus Tankspot narrated video guide with transcript
  • Dark Animus Fat Boss 10-man video guide
  • Dark Animus Icy Veins detailed written strategy guide

Dark Animus Heroic

Pinnacle of Storms

Iron Qon Legends speak of the brutality of Qon and his quilen champions. The fearless mogu commander was dubbed “Iron Qon” by the Thunder King for his unrelenting resolve to claim victory after victory for the empire regardless of the cost.

Iron Qon Heroic

Twin Consorts The Twin Consorts are said to be greatest of the Thunder King’s treasures. Rumored to be the only known female mogu in existence, Lei Shen keeps his trophies close and their combined arsenal against interlopers closer.

  • Twin Consorts Hunter tips and video from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 3/15/13
  • Twin Consorts narrated hunter video guide, 25-man SV PoV from Wenll 4/15/13
  • Twin Consorts Fat Boss 10-man video guide
  • Twin Consorts Icy Veins detailed written strategy guide

Twin Consorts Heroic

Lei Shen Tyrant. Dictator. Conqueror. Emperor. These titles of the Thunder King were earned by bringing absolute misery to every race of Pandaria. Resurrected into a world where his people no longer rule, Lei Shen is bent on ending the farce and bringing the land under his heel once more.

  • Lei Shen Hunter tips and video from Jademcian at Jade’s Forest 3/15/13
  • Lei Shen narrated hunter video guide, 25-man SV PoV from Wenll 5/12/13
  • Lei Shen Fat Boss 10-man video guide
  • Lei Shen Icy Veins Detailed written strategy guide

Lei Shen Heroic


Ra-den Lei Shen’s life changed forever when he stumbled into a dark chamber below what are now the Mogu’shan Vaults. Legend has it he found an ancient titan keeper guarding a miraculous device known as the Engine of Nalak’sha. No one knows what transpired between the two beings, but Lei Shen later emerged from the site bristling with the power to forge an empire. The keeper’s fate — and his current whereabouts — remain a mystery.

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