Brawler's Guild

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The first rule of brawls is you don’t talk about the brawls. The second rule...[1]

Bizmo and Boss Bazzelflange, leaders of the Brawler's Guilds

The Brawler's Guild is an organization that arranges one on one battles between willing combatants, captured monsters, and other participants in gladiatorial combat. Being a neutral organization, members of the Horde and Alliance are both allowed to enter, rising through the Brawler's Guild ranks with more wins. Prizes are awarded at higher ranks. The fights are all solo PvE matches in which the players must adapt and use different strategies depending on which opponent they are currently facing, making the Brawler's Guild one of the most challenging PvE activities a player can attempt on their own.

Entry

On 27 November, patch 5.1 and the Brawler's Guild went live, and Community Manager Nethaera again confirmed how invites will be obtained. "Entry into the brawler’s guild is by invitation only. Invitations can be found on the Black Market Auction House, by invitation from somebody within the guild, and occasionally as drops from certain Horde and Alliance NPCs." [2][3]

The  [Blood-Soaked Invitation], which is Bind on Pickup, will appear on the Black Market Auction House, with the initial bid being 1000g. Additionally, an invitation may rarely be found on one of the six faction champions required for the I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes achievement in Krasarang Wilds.

In Patch 5.3, all rares on Pandaria (except those on the Isle of Thunder) have a slim chance to drop an invite as well.

Upon reaching Rank 7 with Bizmo's Brawlpub or Brawl'gar Arena players will receive one  [Brawler's Pass] (Alliance / Horde) in the mail. The pass can be traded and sold on the Auction House to other players and is the only other means to gain access to the Brawler's Guild. An additional pass is awarded upon reaching Rank 9.

Using either invite, the account is flagged to join the Brawler's Guild, not the individual character. Don't spend time farming on alts or bidding on the BMAH once one has been used already!

Starting fights

To join the queue, speak with any bouncer at Bizmo's Brawlpub in the Deeprun Tram for the Alliance, or Brawl'gar Arena for the Horde:

You here to fight?
Gossip Yes, sign me up for a fight!

Speak to any bouncer or look at the Queued for Brawl buff tooltip to see your spot in line. Then, wait until the queue pops - a boss emote will display warning that the next turn is the adventurer's:

You are next in line!

There will be no warning upon getting teleported to the arena floor. The fight lasts two minutes before the arena itself will kill adventurers who take too long.

Queue system

The queue system is simple: who queued earlier, that fights earlier.

But there is one important exception: you will be queued second for your first fight in this day - current fight, next fight, and your fight. This rule is applied to every your eligible character, not to your account.

After the match

Winners will receive a  [Brawler's Purse] and 250 reputation with the Brawler's Guild.

Losers will have to be resurrected.

Gladiators

Some of the new gladiators added in Patch 5.3

Normally, challengers will only fight the next higher-ranked gladiator until it is defeated or the challenger throws in the towel, but the addition of Challenge Cards gives challengers the opportunity to relive earlier fights. For the ranked fights, defeating a gladiator will unlock that gladiator's challenge card. There are also rare challenge cards, unlocked upon completing quests that are started by items found in the world.

Rank 1
  • Combat  Bruce - Also entering the arena: Bruce, a crocolisk we found!
  • Combat  Vian the Volatile - In the other corner, we have Vian, the flame-flinging follower of the Thunder King!
  • Combat  Goredome
    Also entering the arena: Goredome! He WILL attempt to gore you. With his dome.
    Also entering the arena: Goredome! So-named because he will gore you. With his dome.
  • Combat  Dungeon Master Vishas
    Well, wrap me in leather and tug my leash: it's Dungeon Master Vishas!
    We also welcome our pain-packing crowd favorite: Dungeon Master Vishas!
Rank 2
  • Combat  Dippy
    He'll peck your eyes out if you give him a chance. It's Dippy!
    We also welcome everybody's favorite frosty feathered friend: Dippy!
  • Combat  Kirrawk - Also entering the arena: Kirrawk, wind-wielding arakkoa of the Terokkar Forest!
  • Combat  Fran & Riddoh
    In the other corner... a disgusting green pile of goblin idiocy, riding on a lumbering chariot of shame. It's Fran and Riddoh! Everybody boo!
    In the other corner... hey look! It's my buddy, Fran! And he brought his mount with him!
  • Combat  King Kulaka - Now this is what I'm talking about! More dinosaurs, please! It's King Kulaka!!
Rank 3
  • Combat  Blat - Hey hey! Look what we've scooped up for you today... it's Blat!
  • Combat  Sanoriak - From deep within the bowels of Blackrock Mountain, it's Sanoriak, master of flame!
  • Combat  Ixx - We found this one scuttling in circles in Silithus. From the looks of him, somebody mostly killed him already. It's Ixx!
  • Combat  Mazhareen - We spent days trying to find this one in Sholazar Basin. Welcome to the jungle! It's Mazhareen!
Rank 4
  • Combat  Crush - And in this corner! He's angry. He's deadly. He's a little bit adorable. Straight out of Neverest, it's Crush!
  • Combat  Leona Earthwind
    I never thought I'd see the day! Our former champion, out of retirement! Put your big, beefy hands together for Leona Earthwind!
    I never thought I'd see the day! The damsel of Darnassus! Put your big, beefy hands together for Leona Earthwind!
  • Combat  Dominika the Illusionist
    When I see her smile, it makes me smile. When she casts a spell, it puts a spell on me. When I see her horns, it makes me feel... intrigued. It's Dominika!
    Sure, she's wearing a dress, and her knees bend the wrong way, but that doesn't mean she can't walk all over you. It's Dominika!
  • Combat  Deeken - Get ready to dance! Deeken's in the house!
Rank 5
  • Combat  Millie Watt
    Up next, it's Millie Watt! I used to date her in engineering school!
    Up next, probably the weakest, ugliest, and least genius combatant I've ever seen. It's the stupid, smelly gnome, Millie Watt! Everybody boo!
  • Combat  Fjoll - Everybody's favorite magical 12-foot-tall corpse, Fjoll! Am I pronouncing that right?
  • Combat  Proboskus
    Oh dear... I'm sorry, but it looks like you're going to have to fight Proboskus.
    Ha ha ha! What bad luck you have! It's Proboskus! Ahhh ha ha ha! I've got twenty five gold that says you die in the fire!
  • Combat  Leper Gnome Quintet
    The opposition includes some of Gnomeregan's finest... although they've all seen better days. It's the leper gnome quintet!
    Five on one hardly seems fair, but come on... they're half-dead gnomes. It's the leper gnome quintet!
Rank 6
  • Combat  Yikkan Izu - We found this one cawing up a storm in Auchindoun. Give it up for Yikkan Izu!
  • Combat  Akama - Some of you veterans might remember this guy. He may be Broken, but today, he means to break you! It's Akama!
  • Combat  Smash Hoofstomp
    We also welcome Smash Hoofstomp, the terrible tauren from Thunder Bluff! Look at those GREAT shoulderpads!
    We also welcome Smash Hoofstomp, the terrible tauren from Thunder Bluff!
  • Combat  Unguloxx - Quiet down everyone... we don't want to make it angry. Just gaze in silent awe at Unguloxx, the murderaffe!
Rank 7
  • IconSmall Gnome Male.gifIconSmall Goblin Male.gif Combat GG Engineering - Their partnership was never meant to be. It actually makes me sick a little bit. Here comes GG Engineering!
  • Combat  Dark Summoner - Also entering the arena: The Dark Summoner. Wow, he doesn't even have a real name. Spooky!
  • Combat  Battletron
    Also entering the arena: Battletron! This hunk o' junk is just waiting to explode all over you!
    Also entering the arena: Battletron! Sure, it's not goblin-engineered... but it still might kill you!
  • Combat  Meatball - And... Meatball.
Rank 8
  • Combat  Hexos -He doesn't need blades or magic to defeat his enemies. Our next challenger, Hexos, fights his foes with the awesome power of GEOMETRY!
  • Combat  Tyson Sanders - He may be a huge chicken, but he'll still put up a fight. It's Tyson Sanders!
  • Combat  T440 Dual-Mode Robot - He's got two modes. Both modes are labeled "KILL". Let's hear it for T440!
  • Combat  Anthracite
Rank 9
  • Combat  Big Badda Boom - What's better than an explosion? Lots and lots of explosions! In this corner, we have Big Badda Boom!!
  • Combat  Nibbleh - Aww... look at the cute little snake, Nibbleh! Go ahead, let him nibble on your toes. Let's see what happens.
  • Combat  Doctor FIST - He's not a real doctor, but he's going to attempt some facial reconstruction surgery. On his next opponent. Welcome, Doctor FIST!
  • Combat  Ahoo'ru - He represents everything that is just, and righteous, and several other virtues which are of no interest to most of you. It's the draenei palidin, Ahoo'ru!
Rare
  • IconSmall Undead Male.gifIconSmall Devilsaur.gifIconSmall Shark.gif Epicus Maximus
  • Combat  Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha - That's actually some pretty good engineering down there. It's Disruptron time!
  • Combat  Millhouse Manastorm
    We have a special guest today: the always-endearing, ever-resilient, Millhouse Manastorm! Good luck, <name>!
    Ugh! Another gnome? Apparently this one calls himself Millhouse Manastorm. Get out there and kill him!
  • Combat  Zen'shar
    And in the other corner, we have... a big cloud of scary floating eyes? This doesn't look good.
    And in the other corner, we have the many eyes of Zen'shar! What's next, a fighting nose?
Rare Challenge Cards
  • Combat  Grandpa Grumplefloot
  • Combat  Master Boom Boom - Also entering the arena: the hozen with the box of bombs! It's Master Boom Boom, the dynamite throwing monkey monk!
  • Combat  Ty'thar - Throw down your weapon and pick up your gloves. It's time for a good olf-fashioned boxing match. Prepare to be floored by Ty'thar!
  • Combat  Razorgrin - He's probably the most deadly brawler we've ever had here at the Brawl'gar Arena. Unfortunately, he's a little out of his element. Everybody raise your glass for Razorgrin!
  • Combat  Splat - Brawl'gar veterans may remember Blat, the self-replicating ooze. Today, we meet his maener, uglier, older sister: Splat!
  • Combat  Dippy & Doopy - Well well well... look who came waddling back. It's the bruised-beaked bouncing bird, Dippy! And this time, he's not alone!
  • Combat  Mecha-Bruce - What's this? Bruce is back! A better, faster, stronger Bruce! It's MECHA-BRUCE!!
  • Combat  Blingtron 3000 - Ever wonder what we do with all our obsolete robots? We send them to their deaths in bloody gladiatorial arenas, of course! Here comes Blingtron 3000!
  • Combat Inv offhand stratholme a 02.png Ro-Shambo - He's a strategic mastermind, and he doesn't even have a head. Or an elbow, even. It's Ro-Shambo! Let's give him a hand!
  • Combat  The Bear and the Lady Fair - No introduction could possibly do our challengers justice. Feast your eyes on the Bear and the Lady Fair!
  • Combat  Mingus Diggs - Get out your shovels, everyone! Mingus Diggs is about to teach us a lesson in archaeology!
  • Combat  Blind Hero - He's never seen an opponent that he wouldn't fight. Ah, small correction: he's never seen an opponent. He's the Blind Hero!

Quests

Sources

Item Quest Zone Notes
 [Knockoff Grumplefloot] N [90] A Knockoff Grumplefloot Kun-Lai Summit /dance with Grandpa Grumplefloot at Grummle Bazaar
 [The Bear and the Lady Fair] N [90] A Tale of Romance and Chivalry Anywhere  [Greater Cache of Treasures]
 [Hozen-Fur Fuse] N [90] Boom Boom's Fuse Kun-Lai Summit Kill hozen with Kota Kon on N [88 Daily] The Burlap Grind
 [Frost-Tipped Eggshell] N [90] Frost-Tipped Eggshell Icecrown [47.9, 13.7] Win pet battle against Level 25 elite Doopy
 [Dusty Old Robot] N [90] Last Year's Model Anywhere  [Blingtron 4000 Gift Package]
 [Modified Chomping Apparatus] N [90] Modified Chomping Apparatus Brawler's Guilds Buy  [Challenge Card: Bruce] and win
 [Paper-Covered Rock] N [90] Paper-Covered Rock Valley of the Four Winds Gather crops at Sunsong Ranch
 [Raptorhide Boxing Gloves] N [90] Raptorhide Boxing Gloves Northern Barrens Rare drop from level 90 Kor'kron mobs
 [Vial of Reddish Ooze] N [90] Secret of the Ooze Anywhere  [Greater Cache of Treasures]
 [Impeccably Sharp Tooth] N [90] Teeth Like Swords Pandarian fishing pools Fish of the day pools
 [Digmaster's Earthblade] N [90] The Digmaster's Earthblade Uldum (Tol'vir dig sites) Or inside  [Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments]
 [Well-Worn Blindfold] N [90] Well-Worn Blindfold Darkmoon Faire  [Darkmoon Game Prize]

Rewards

Alliance Quackenbush / Horde Paul North
Rank Item Cost
Rank 1  [Brawler's Healing Potion] 2g 40s
 [Potion of Brawler's Might] 1g
 [Potion of Brawler's Cunning] 1g
 [Potion of Brawler's Deftness] 1g
Rank 4  [Clock'em] 30s
 [The Brassiest Knuckle] (Alliance / Horde) 5000g
Rank 8  [Brawler's Razor Claws] 2175 Justice Points
 [Brawler's Bladed Claws] 1 Brawler's Razor Claws 870 Justice Points
Rank 10  [Brawler's Burly Mushan Beast] 1050g

Achievements

Video

Trivia

  • The concept of the Brawler's Guild appears to be loosely inspired by the film Fight Club. In particular, the introduction lines "The first rule of brawls is you don’t talk about brawls." and "If this is your first night at Brawler's Guild, you have to fight." are taken almost verbatim from the film. The developers have stated that the "Fight Club vibe" was an intended design aspect.[4]
  • Invitation to the Brawler's Guild was initially extremely limited, with invites only available as rare drops or from the Black Market Auction House. Part of the reason for this design was to reduce the rate at which players were able to access the Guild, due to concerns about server stability and the quality of the play experience with very large numbers of players involved. Knowing that the feature was eagerly anticipated, the developers designed the invitation system to allow players to "trickle into" the new content, "a little bit more slowly, a little bit more elegantly".[4] Tom Chilton described the Brawler's Guild design as "a pretty heavy-handed method" of achieving this, although its secondary effect of initially making entry to the guild feel more selective and restricted was considered to be helpful in establishing the Guild's "Fight Club vibe".[4]

Patches and hotfixes

  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (PTR):
    • Season 1 of the Brawler's has come to a close and associated achievements have been converted into Feats of Strength.
    • Fights will be unavailable while the Brawler's Guild is being refitted in preparation for Season 2 (available after Warlords of Draenor has launched.)
    • Account-wide membership in Brawler's Guild will carry over to Season 2. Once a brawler, always a brawler!
  • MoP Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Test your might against two new tiers of bosses in the Brawl'gar Arena in Orgrimmar or Bizmo's Brawlpub in Stormwind.
  • Hotfix (2012-11-29): "
    • Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha's attacks will no longer sometimes strike spectators in the Brawl'gar Arena. His attacks will now properly strike opponents standing on the grates in this arena.
    • Dark Summoner's health has been reduced by 10%, and his damage reduced by 35%.
    • Certain short-term buffs, such as [Bloodlust], are now cleared when entering the Brawler's Arena. Long term effects, such as [Heart of the Wild], will persist."
  • MoP Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Added.

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