Aki the Chosen
Since my character’s home is set to the Shrine of Seven Stars, I generally start my tour of Pandaria with Aki the Chosen. While she can be a little intimidating at first, she’s really quite a pushover if you use the right strategy.
Pets and Abilities to use:
Spirit Crab (level 25) with Snap, Whirlpool, and Shell Shield
Firefly (level 25, any type will do) with Slicing Wind, Cocoon Strike, and Glowing Toxin
Use Spirit Crab’s Shell Shield to negate all damage from Chirrup, and kill it with Snap. Use Whirlpool and Snap to dps Stormlash while keeping Shell Shield up. Allow your carry pet to take 1 hit of Surge from Whiskers, then finish him off with a Firefly.
Reliability: 5/5 (Very Reliable)
Aki’s pets are Chirrup the Cricket, Stormlash the Dragon, and Whiskers the Mongoose. She will randomly choose Chirrup or Stormlash to go first; Whiskers always goes last. I prefer to fight Chirrup first, and use my Spirit Crab. Put up Shell Shield right away; you’ll take 1 round worth of damage from Swarm, and all future hits will be completely blocked. Make sure to refresh Shell Shield when it has 1 round left, or you’ll take more damage. Swarm always lasts 3 rounds. After Swarming, Chirrup will cast Inspiring Song; then, he will usually do Nature’s Touch. Then it’s back to Swarming again. Try to get Chirrup down to ~300 health or less, then use Whirlpool on the 3rd round of Swarm, then Snap twice. If both Snaps hit, Whirlpool will finish Chirrup off, and you’ll face Stormlash without taking double damage.
Stormlash himself is simple enough to defeat. Use Whirlpool when it’s available, maintain Shell Shield, and Snap. Normally my Spirit Crab will still be alive for Whiskers; if not, you can use your Firefly to do the last hit on Stormlash. Any species of Firefly will do: Shrine Fly, Mei Lei Sparkler, Effervescent Glowfly, whatever. Once you get to Whiskers, swap your carried pet in to take a hit of Surge, then go back to your Firefly to finish off Whiskers. Remember to wear your Safari Hat!
Notes on Pet Selection:
Anubisath Idol with Crush, Stoneskin, and Sandstorm does extremely well in place of Spirit Crab, as noted in my video strategy guide. A Moth will also do quite well in place of a Firefly.