It appears as if <Alunaria the Humble> is on a break today, and <Brawler Alunaria the Bragger> has taken her place.
Sorry about that.
Things will return to normal tomorrow!
Because she came…
And she conquered!
Rank 8 in Brawler’s Guild!
This was no minor task, though. And the reason for making this post is, that I insisted to do it a little different than most, I guess.
As a Healer.
They said it was not possible.
“Brawler’s Guild is not a suitable match for Healers (or Tanks)!” , they said.
Hm, I thought. Those who know me a little, also know, that if there is one thing, I cannot stay away from, it’s a solo challenge.
To the point where, sometimes, I feel as if I am being held captive, by a boss called
The Stubborness of Alunaria.
Brawler’s Guild was actually something, I have never ever done in game though, because it was labelled as being for DPS only, but during my
“I will not go outside Azeroth and see Argus in the sky, until I have taken down Kil’Jaeden so it makes sense!”
–strike, I went to Brawler’s Guild, to try it out. Since it was inside, hah, so no Argus in the sky there. Just to see how far I could get.
But since I really just wanted to use my main spec; Restoration (and my artifact weapon in all my other specs are…Actually, let’s not even go there, it’s embarrasing), it quickly proved quite challenging; most of all because of the beserk/enrage timer…
Slowly, however, I moved up the ladder…
I honestly did not expect to make it all the way to the end, though.
As for tips, I just have a few simple ones; Maximize. All consumables possible, rune, flask, drums, food, you name it. And you can buy Prolonged potions, that can be used during the brawls, for very little gold in there. And one can use two for every fight, if you just pre-pot, just like normal encounters.
Spec around, to get some kind of interrupt, if you can. I couldn’t, since I have no interrupt as a Restoration Druid (some are immune to knockback effects too, so that wont work), and that really made some fights a lot more difficult.
I began to struggle during the bosses in rank 8; I just could not beat them within the needed time. But with maximizing all I had, including spell rotation (sometimes I really slack too much, I guess), it was possible as a Restoration Druid (with Feral Affinity).
I managed to hit 546k DPS on the final boss.
The almost-final boss though, really was difficult due to requiring interrupts (paired with a lot of movement to dodge damage, too), which I do not have in my spec. Stun did not work either, and the CD of it is too long as well, so it ended up requiring close to 600k DPS, which by far is my personal best in Legion.
My item level is 907. I chose Feral Affinity, because I’m just the most comfortable with that. Some fights are easier for ranged though, so I bet Balance would be great too, if that’s your thing.
I didnt look into it, but there are probably some neat DPS trinkets one could bring, that would help out a lot? Anyone?
I plan to go back, so any tips on that would be really welcome 🙂
I originally did it to be able to get the shirt (reward from it), but I later found out, that is no longer obtainable in this “season”. Shoot 😦
Though some comments on WoWhead say, that it is, during a random Brawl mode, which I have not looked into yet – I am not even sure what that is…
Even though the fights might not be your thing, I recommend checking it out; the whole room and such is quite fun, there is even a VIP lounge for those at rank 8 (but you are able to enter the area, if someone else grants you access with this something-something item…I don’t have all the details!)
The NPCs appear as if they are placing bets on you and what not as well, but I won’t spoil too much here, so go check it out 🙂
There is a lot more to the Brawlers Guild, than I tell here.
Brawler’s Guild is a place, under the Deeprun Tram in Stormwind, where one can tests their skills; not only their raw dps, but also their movement, execution of strategy, and figuring out the encounter in general. I stayed spoiler free, and just went in blindfolded, without knowing what to do. I just really like learning by doing, instead of reading guides beforehand.
Brawler’s Guild was closed down during the start of Legion, and relaunched, with a almost new set of bosses to fight, as far as I understand?
You get thrown into a “pit”/battle arena, where it is just you vs. the boss that spawn; each rank has 4 different ones.
And you can then rise in ranks, all the way to 8.
Along the way you can purchase various things, such as a mount, two pets, a ring that lets you teleport to the Brawlers Guild, and an heirloom one-hand fist weapon.
You will also get a titel called “Brawler”.
The vendor that sells these is here– though not fully updated for Legion. (Come on, Wowhead, seriously…)
Great guide here, if one is into those kind of things.
Happy fighting in there, and do enjoy!
I really hope you find this encouraging; it is nice to know, that Brawler’s Guild is not off limits for us Healers. (I’m looking at you, Withered Army Training..!)
I really thought it was off limits. But if I can do it, so can you 🙂