Throne of Thunder is the Patch 5.2 raid instance. Emperor Lei Shen, the Thunder King, has returned to wreak his vengeance on Pandaria. It falls to the heroes of the Alliance and the Horde to stop the newly resurrected tyrant and his Zandalari allies in the Throne of Thunder. The Throne of Thunder is a sprawling citadel housing 12 raid encounters, and players that defeat Emperor Lei Shen in Heroic mode can earn the opportunity to face an additional 13th foe, Ra-den.
The Raid Finder version of the Throne of Thunder will be divided into 4 different wings, and each wing will open a week (or two) after the previous. The instance opened on 5 March 2013, Heroic mode and "Last Stand of the Zandalari" LFR opened on 12 March, "Forgotten Depths" LFR opened on 19 March, "Halls of Flesh-Shaping" LFR opened on 2 April, and "Pinnacle of Storms" LFR opened on 16 April.
Join the Shado-Pan Assault in their singular drive to see Lei Shen, The Thunder King defeated once and for all, and gain access to impressive Valor reward items. Reputation with this faction can be earned only within the Throne of Thunder raid dungeon.