TL;DR – Brawler’s Guild is fun and challenging as a healer, and now is one of the best times to do it!
I wanted to finish my posts on doing Brawler’s Guild as a Healer. (As in, complete it entirely, not just reach rank 8)
Because, if there has ever been a time to do this, it’s now!
I imagine. that many are eagerly awaiting the new patch, and the next expansion, and have more or less “finished” what they want in Legion (Not me, for the record :p)
So healers; with the best gear this expansion has to offer (at least if you stepped into Antorus), journey to the Brawler’s Guild – also known as the DPS playground (Hah.) – and prove Blizzard wrong, when they during a Q&A stated:
“Brawler’s guild is about fighting, hitting things until they die. It’s not a good fit for tanks or healers.”
Stock up on every possible buff there is to get and use, and prove them wrong! Brawler’s Guild does not scale with your gear, so while you are at your very best this expansion, take advantage of that and succeed.
And if you still struggle, do not forget the buff from a flower, you can click on in Azsuna, during the PvP World Quest “Operation Murloc Freedom – which grants you 15% increase to all stats. (I THINK. I have not tested it. But it’s supposed to persist through deaths too.)
It’s called Timeworn Songflower and the buff is called Songflower Serenade.
Originally, after I reached rank 8, I thought I was “done”, but then I discovered, that by doing the “Random Mode” fights in there, one has the chance (100% it appears) to obtain nothing less than 20, TWENTY, gorgeous lookin’ shirts!
They drop from the bag, after winning – each “boss” has a unique shirt drop.
Then you get to stroll around Dalaran showing off all of these;
After our buff to DPS as Healers a few patches ago (or more?), this is by far doable. What you lack in DPS, you make up for in survival.
I used Feral Affinity – but shifted out and Moonfired and Sunfired during times, where I had to run away from or dodge various things. I couldn’t spare one moment of not DPSing on some fights. (The Blind Hero was by far the toughest one. I had to use everything I had, prepot, drums, you name it.)
Be sure to spend some of the Brawler Coins on purchasing items, that makes you able to resurrect inside the Brawler’s Guild (that saves a minute of corpse running) and purchase the Bag of Chipped Dice, that enables you to do Random mode, once you are ready for that.
The shirts were definitely worth the effort for me; some of them really can make an outfit come together. And it’s just fun!
You get cheered on by some NPCs, when you die, there are witty comments too – and sometimes NPCs come at you, because the fight didn’t go as they wanted.
Something worth to mention too, is the fact, that the Achievement called Deck Your Collection (Season 2) is still obtainable – again, through Random Mode, and fingers crossed for coming up against the enemies you need.
That will grand you this shirt:
There are great guides all over the internet, so I won’t write one from scratch, that’s not what I do; I just offer a few tips written more in a “down to earth” manner. 🙂
(And while we are on the subject of challenges, for those who still lack it, the Mage Tower Challenge must be far easier now than once it was introduced, so don’t forget your gorgeous artifact tint from that one)
Don’t let people bring you down
Don’t let the audience in Brawler’s Guild get you down. I had various players, who kept criticizing my “low DPS”. (Most were great though, but on some days, some players were just plain rude and spiteful)
There even is an Achievement inside (called Educated Guesser), where you have to bet, whether the player or the “monster” will win the fight.
You get a buff every time you guess correctly. If you guess wrong, the buff gets removed. If you guess correctly 10 times in a row, you get the Achievement. (I never betted against the player, when I gave that Achievement a go. That says something about attitude, does it not.)
Needless to say, I felt quite good, when their “guess counter” kept getting ruined, because they kept betting against me – and then complained, when I succeeded, despite the odds.
I didn’t give into their way of acting, I just maintained a cheerful attitude, cheered them on, when they won. I got MY Educated Guesser Achievement by doing so..!
That serves them right.
Have a wonderful day and start of the week everyone 🙂