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Patch 5.1: Brawler's Guild Guide
2012/12/07 at 6:22 PM
This guide provides an overview of Brawler’s Guild in Warlords of Draenor—rewards, achievements, bosses, and more. To learn more about strategies for each boss, check out the
Brawler's Guild Rank 1 - 8 Strategy Guide
The Brawler's Guild is designed to provide players with solo challenges that test their DPS and situational awareness. Players fight various well-loved bosses with quirky abilities to gain ranks in the Guild, earning titles and vanity items as prizes. While gaining an invitation to participate in the Guild is exclusive, any player can gather around the Brawl areas and watch their friends learn the new bosses.
This guide covers how to obtain an invitation, the guild locations, vendors, all the bosses and their abilities, how to complete the achievements, vanity items, and fun touches like tribute NPCs to
Warlords of Draenor Changes
Brawler's Guild took a temporary hiatus when the 6.0 prepatch hit and it returned in Warlords of Draenor with some updates:
Bosses are retuned to Level 100.
Patch 5.1: Vanity Items and Undocumented Changes
2012/12/07 at 12:08 PM
Patch 5.1 has some big content additions to be sure--new factions, tons of battle pets, the Brawler's Guild--but there's many new vanity items hidden around Pandaria. Check out the items, transmogrification additions, and disguises we found, including
Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King
which was datamined in Cataclysm but only found its way now to the BMAH.
We also have a few undocumented changes based on a thread
had compiled. Of particular note:
Seeds of Fear
Dread Amber Shards
Wild Onyx Serpent
which contains profession materials.
People really missed how Druids with
could stack on top of each other in 5.0.4, so there's now an item that replicates the tower of stags!
You can buy an unlimited amount of
, but they're on a shared one-minute cooldown.
Each summoned stag lasts for two minutes, so you can start up a tower with two
in your inventory, and have friends help out.
If you summon a stag too soon after one has despawned, the stack will glitch and the
News Round Up: 5.1 Hotfixes, Possible Transmogrification Changes
2012/12/06 at 8:58 AM
Patch 5.1 Hotfixes were posted late last night. They include:
Fixes to some battle pets that previously couldn't be captured in all qualities.
is now a permanent title.
Jin'ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker
now correctly causes the
to appear as Sha when wielded by a Shadow Priest.
In addition, more fansite interviews were posted:
Lead Encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas was on the
Convert to Raid
podcast, covering current raid content, dailies, challenge modes, and scenarios.
Lead Content Designer Cory "Mumper" Stockton talked to
about the pet design process, pet battle changes in the future like legendary pets and possible cross-breeding, and updating old pet models.
Also be sure to check out Wowhead's
interview with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak
Transmogrification in 5.2
5.1 just hit, but Blizzard on
Wowhead's Exclusive Interview with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak
2012/12/05 at 3:47 PM
Yesterday, we sat down with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak and asked him about some experimental content choices in 5.1, as well as contested topics such as Mists of Pandaria's daily quest system. We previously
interviewed him right before MoP's launch
and it was cool to follow up on many of those topics!
Many fansites will be conducting interviews with Blizzard staff this week, which we'll be rounding up, but for now, all raiders and PvPers will want to check out Ghostcrawler's interviews at
All Things Azeroth
News Round Up: Cinder Kitten Now On Sale
2012/12/04 at 11:34 AM
Great news for pet collectors:
is now on sale at the Blizzard Pet Store! For every
purchased between now and December 31, 2012, Blizzard will donate 100% of the purchase price to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. This is available both in the
is a formidable rare-quality
battle pet with the following abilities:
To further entice you to the Blizzard Store, all Blizzard Store mounts (
Heart of the Aspects
) are 50% off this week, ending December 11th.
Support Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts – Adopt a
Now up for adoption in the Pet Store: the
, a fiery little felin
Patch 5.1 Hotfixes - December 3rd - Valor Increase on Raid Bosses
2012/12/03 at 7:50 PM
The absorption effect of
has been increased by 100%. We hope to have this change applied within the next 24 hours.
The Power Guard effect now properly increases Guard’s absorption by 15%, up from 5%.
Damage dealt by
now scales properly with Attack Power and Spell Power.
The damage and Demonic Fury cost of
have been reduced by 33%. The new values will not be reflected in the tooltip until a client patch.
Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
Normal and Heroic raid encounters in
Heart of Fear
Terrace of Endless Spring
now award 40
, up from 25. This will take effect after the weekly reset.
Patch 6.1: Updated Darkmoon Faire Guide
2012/12/03 at 12:42 PM
is in town one week out of every month with heirlooms, spooky toys, battle pets, and transmog gear to acquire!
Replica vanilla WoW dungeon armor for transmogrification.
Mounts, pets, and toys to purchase for your collections.
Quests for mini-games as well as professions.
A carousel that grants experience and reputation gains when you ride it!
Vendors that sell heirlooms and heirloom upgrades.
A minigame that rewards fiery wings.
World bosses that drop battle pets!
Patch 6.1 Updates
Three new toys for March 2015
Darkmoon Tonk Controller
. There are now 10 total toys from the Faire.
with achievements and rewards! The race for March 2015 is
Darkmoon Racer Roadhog
if you complete it quickly. More race tracks and racing mounts will unlock in April, May, and June for a total of seven ad
5.1 News: New Darkmoon Faire Attractions, Recent Hotfixes
2012/12/02 at 2:12 PM
The Darkmoon Faire is live today, and there are some new attractions added in 5.1!
Four new vanity pets have been added:
. Check out our
5.1 battle pet guide
on how to obtain them all! (Note: currently the Crow appears to be bugged and uncapturable.)
is a new Pet Tamer, right beyond the Blastenheimer 5000 Ultra Cannon.
The Darkmoon Carousel takes the place of one of those "Under Construction" pavilions from 4.3. It features festive seats decorated like gryphons and murlocs, as well as some neat music. When you hop into a seat, you're given the 5 minute buff
which increases all experience and reputation gained by 10%. If you stay on the carousel and don't get dizzy, that buff will eventually increase to 60 minutes. You'll need special
Darkmoon Ride Ticket
to enjoy this ride, which are inside
Ride Ticket Book
Click the cut to read the recent hotfixes!
5.1: Battle Pet Guide
2012/12/01 at 9:42 AM
Patch 5.1 introduces 37 new battle pets to capture and level up: this guide covers all of their locations, abilities, and method of acquisition, along with screenshots. Whether you just want to collect them for looks or finish some achievements, we've got you covered! We've organized this guide by:
Pets by Zone
Raiding with Leashes
Wild Battle Pets
Pets from New Tamers
Pets from Vendors
Pets from Professions
To learn more about pet battles, check out our
interactive Battle Pet Maps
visual battle pet database
. Our 5.1 patch day guide also has a section documenting
pet battle additions
, such as Battle-Stones and UI changes.
In addition, WarcraftPets has launched some great
battle pet tools for 5.1
, including advanced ability filters for things like weather effects,
5.1 Site Features: New Tooltips and Item Upgrades
2012/11/30 at 5:25 PM
Over this past week, the Wowhead team has implemented new site tools reflecting 5.1 changes: many Item Upgrade tools and redesigned tooltips!
Upgrading an item via currency is a unique feature added in 5.1 in which players can
permanently upgrade all ilvl 458+ gear by 8 ilvls
. It's not really obvious to calculate how an item will scale up, so we designed a bunch of tools to help you out!
Item Comparison Tool
now supports Item Upgrades. An "Upgrade" option has been added to the item menu (click on the icon to access), which will automatically adjust the tooltip and all the stats. Go to
to get started!
Search results now display an "Upgrades" column between "Req." and "Side." This column displays icons if the item can be upgraded, and mousing over an icon shows an upgraded version for easy reference. There is also a new search filter: [url=
5.1 News: New Scenario Rewards, Old-World Boss Nerfs
2012/11/30 at 12:57 PM
Today's news round up covers new Blizzard features for scenarios and pet battles, information on just how exactly some of the old-world bosses were nerfed for soloing purposes, and insights into why LFR no longer shows you progress status when joining. We also have some information on new scenario rewards: some epics and recolored armor for transmog fun.
Updated Scenario Loot
that scenarios now have improved rewards, including ilvl 476 epics! Here's the details.
Cache of Treasures
was rewarded for completing scenarios: it had a small chance to contain ilvl 463 armor with random stats.
In 5.1, players get
Greater Cache of Treasures
from completing any random scenario. This still can contain
Cache of Treasures
, as well as wider variety of loot. Lucky players can find an ilvl 476 epic item or an ilvl 463 weapon, while less-lucky players get an ilvl 450 armor item.
While the 476 items have the same color scheme as the old 463 items for that role, the 450 items have a different color scheme. So if you were say a
that never had a shot at
Patch 5.1: Operation: Shieldwall and Dominance Offensive Guides
2012/11/29 at 11:51 AM
While 5.1 only introduces two new factions,
, they've got a lot of content attached to them--World PvP, rare spawns, daily quests, and achievements. We provided an
overview of these factions
in our Patch 5.1 guide, as well as links to all of our PTR coverage, but it's convenient to have all the information handy on one page as well.
In this guide you'll find:
How to get started and unlock these faction hubs.
Information on the World PvP areas.
Rare NPCs: their loot, locations, and abilities.
Reputation rewards: rare trinkets, epics, and mounts.
Daily quests: their quest hubs, reputation gains, and maps.
An overview of your faction's epic questline.
Rewards purchased from commissions: guard reinforcements, items that summon wild pets, NPCs that buff players.
Gear from the quartermasters has been repriced.
Sunsong Ranch now has [url=
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