A couple of months ago, I managed to defeat Blingtron 3000, one of twelve challenge fights in Brawler’s Guild. I admit it took a few attempts before I was able to complete the fight but it felt good to add another boss to the tally. Oh and Blizz, WTB virtual storage space for all these shirts.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried most of the remaining card fights just to see what the fights were like but after seeing The Bear and the Lady Fair, I was anxious to try it. It uses the same mechanic when farming your Shado-Pan Geyser Gun so I thought it would be fun… and it was… until I died a number of times.
Then last night I was making progress getting the boss to 26%, 12% and remaining consistently under 20% until I died at 2%!!! I was determined to keep trying until my flask wore off and by then it was late so I went to bed.
Today I was going to take a break from Brawlers (as I usually do) but I kept thinking about that 2%. It took several more attempts on my main computer before it happened. I had defeated the ‘lady’ trogg!
Now just five to go as well as my bottleneck boss on Rank 7.
Holy Crap! I was having a pretty difficult time on this Anzu look-alike but after a number of attempts here and there, I was in the mood to give him a solid attempt today.
Yikkan Izu – My main issues were missing/getting caught in his screech or being overrun by birds. Then when I managed to get him to 23%, 8% and then 2% (with a few dodgy attempts in between), I knew it was close but I was getting quite antsy because I missed his screech a couple of times. If I wasn’t bubbled, I didn’t fare so well but it also depended on how many birds were up at the time. To be sure I caught his first screech on the next attempt, I slowed my rotation down just waiting for his cast.
This boss can be feared and rooted so I used those to keep at range while silencing his first Disorienting Shriek. Just make sure you don’t get overrun by birds as this can happen very quickly if you’re not careful. Killing more than five will enrage him but he is still killable if you are on the ball.
Akama – This was an easy fight for a shadow priest. Roots and fears work like a charm so not much else to say for this one as I one-shot him.
Smash Hoofstomp – This was another one-shot fight, even with two gnomes sitting on his shoulders. I only killed one but noticed a considerable damage increase to Smash so to make the fight faster, I should have killed the second goblin too. Fear and roots also work.
Unguloxx – I didn’t think there was much to this boss until I realised he could hit you for about 30-60K in melee. Again just keep him at range with root and fear and you’ll have him in the bag.
Beating all four meant a new achievement, a new rank and a Brawler’s Pass.
Now on to rank 7… Eek!
A few outstanding pieces I still need to collect before I can complete my sets.
see Ulduar Collection
Circle of Flame – Ambassador Flamelash
Free Spirit Hood – Galleon
Cowl of the Illidari High Lord – Illidan
Crown of Endless Knowledge – World drop (65-66)
Matsuba’s Breadmaker – BOE drop
Tears of Heaven – Shattrah
Lunar Sphere – Drop
Gaea’s Scepter – Drop
Oppulent Scepter – Drop
Spring Gadget – Azshara
Mok’Morokk’s Grog Bottle (Dustwallow Marsh)
Thermotastic Egg Timer (Tanaris)
Scepter of Passionate Reprisal (Grissly Hills)
Shovel of Mercy (Hillsbrad Foothills)
To be updated over time.