Brawler's Guild

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Not to be confused with Dueler's Guild.

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.

The announcer will change between Bizmo and Boss Bazzelflange according to the location (respectively Bizmo's Brawlpub and the Brawl'gar Arena).

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, can be found when you complete Legion dungeons or open Emissary chests.[4]

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.

Using either invite, the account is flagged to join the Brawler's Guild, giving all characters on a player's account access to the guild. Future expansions will not get rid of this membership. Once you're in, you're in for life!

A nice little bonus is that once you reach rank 8, this gives you the right to go into the area for VIPs only.

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 built on a first come, first serve basis, with one exception: you will be placed one spot behind for your first fight for the day (current fight, next fight, and your fight). This rule is applied to all your eligible characters individually, 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 gaining higher ranks and completing quests that are started by items found in the world.

Hiatus

The Brawler's Guild is on hiatus since the launch of Patch 8.0 in preparation for "the next big thing".[5]

Season 3

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Patch 7.1.5 sees the return of the Brawler's Guild, with new challenges and rewards.

Rank 1
  • Combat  Oso - In the other corner, a dwarf and his totally loyal companion who would NEVER harm its master. Ever.
  • Combat  Grandpa Grumplefloot
  • Combat  Ooliss
  • IconSmall Dwarf Male.gifIconSmall DarkIron Male.gifIconSmall Wildhammer Male.gif Combat Warhammer Council - And in the corner, it's not one, not two, but the THREE dwarves of the Warhammer Council!
Rank 2
  • Combat  Dippy - We also welcome everybody's favorite frosty feathered friend: Dippy!
  • Combat  Bill the Janitor - And their challenger, Bill, the custodial engineer of death! Wait... what? Bill! What are you doing in there?
  • Combat  Sanoriak - From deep within the bowels of Blackrock Mountain, it's Sanoriak, master of flame!
  • Combat  Master Paku - Kindly insert a gold coin for a battle with Master Paku!
Rank 3
  • Combat  Doomflipper - Oh, the huge manatee! It's here to seal the deal... DOOMFLIPPER!
  • Combat  Splat - Brawl'gar veterans may remember Blat, the self-replicating ooze. Today, we meet his maener, uglier, older sister: Splat!
  • Combat  Shadowmaster Aameen - In the other corner, a master of both shadows AND interior lighting... it's Shadowmaster Aameen!
  • Combat  Johnny Awesome - And in the other corner, a hunter of incomprehensible spectacular amazing splendor! It's Johnny Awesome!
Rank 4
  • Combat  Burnstachio - Get fired up for the djinn who will literally melt your heart, it's Burnstachio!
  • Combat  Meatball - And... Meatball.
  • 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  Stitches
Rank 5
  • IconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Goblin Male.gif Combat Thwack U - And now for some soul-pounding beats from the musical underground, it's Thwack U and his dancers!
  • Combat  Razorgrin - Unfortunately, he's a little out of his element. Everybody raise your glass for Razorgrin!
  • 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!
  • Combat  Blackmange - In the other corner, a pirate with a lethal definition of head cannon! Put your hooks together for Blackmange!
Rank 6
  • Combat  Topps - In the other corner... a really big dinosaur!
  • Combat  Millie Watt - Up next, it's Millie Watt! I used to date her in engineering school!
  • Combat  Carl
  • IconSmall Hozen.gifIconSmall Human Male.gifIconSmall Goblin Male.gif Combat Ogrewatch - And in the other corner, it's the terrible trio... Hudson, Stuffshrew, and Dupree from the Ogrewatch Team!
Rank 7
  • Combat  Nibbleh - Aww... look at the cute little snake, Nibbleh! Go ahead, let him nibble on your toes. Let's see what happens.
  • Combat  Serpent of Old - In the other corner, a challenger so ancient he no one remembers his actual name. Let's call him Serpent of Old!
  • IconSmall Undead Male.gifIconSmall Devilsaur.gifIconSmall Thresher.gif Combat Epicus Maximus - Now, choke on your own hubris!
  • Combat  Ray D. Tear - And now for the challenger that cost us so much... it's Ray D. Tear!

Hiatus

The Brawler's Guild was on hiatus between the launch of Patch 7.0.3 before Legion in preparation "for the next big thing".[6] The guild returned in Patch 7.1.5.

Season 2

As part of keeping the Brawler's Guild fresh, Patch 6.0.2 retuned the fights for level 100 players, putting an end to the first season of fights. When players reach level 100 they will find that their ranks have been reset to one and the fights have been changed around, with some bosses going away from the rank rotation completely and becoming Challenge Card fights, making a max of eight ranks again. For example, Bruce will now be a Rank 5 fight and Hexos is removed. Players will also find new achievements for reaching the higher ranks again, the old ones being moved to the new Legacy achievements tab.[7]

Legacy fights are those that were part of Season 1, but were removed and made available only through challenge cards.

Season 1

Below is a list of the fights in the first season of the Brawler's Guild that was for level 90 players during Mists of Pandaria.

Rare Challenge Cards

Former quests

All of these quests and sources were removed in Patch 7.0.3.

Sources

Item Quest Zone Notes
 [Knockoff Grumplefloot] N [100] A Knockoff Grumplefloot Kun-Lai Summit /dance with Grandpa Grumplefloot at Grummle Bazaar
 [The Bear and the Lady Fair] N [100] A Tale of Romance and Chivalry Shadowmoon Valley Sargerei-affiliated draenei at Socrethar's Rise and Shattrath City
 [Hozen-Fur Fuse] N [100] Boom Boom's Fuse Kun-Lai Summit Kill hozen with Kota Kon on N [88 Daily] The Burlap Grind
 [Frost-Tipped Eggshell] N [100] Frost-Tipped Eggshell Icecrown [47.9, 13.7] Win pet battle against Level 25 elite Doopy
 [Dusty Old Robot] N [100] Last Year's Model Anywhere  [Blingtron 4000 Gift Package]
 [Modified Chomping Apparatus] N [100] Modified Chomping Apparatus Brawler's Guilds Buy  [Challenge Card: Bruce] and win
 [Paper-Covered Rock] N [100] Paper-Covered Rock Valley of the Four Winds Gather crops at Sunsong Ranch
 [Raptorhide Boxing Gloves] N [100] Raptorhide Boxing Gloves Northern Barrens Rare drop from level 90 Kor'kron mobs
 [Vial of Reddish Ooze] N [100] Secret of the Ooze Gorgrond Oozes
 [Impeccably Sharp Tooth] N [100] Teeth Like Swords Pandarian fishing pools Fish of the day pools
 [Digmaster's Earthblade] N [100] The Digmaster's Earthblade Uldum (Tol'vir dig sites) Or inside  [Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments]
 [Well-Worn Blindfold] N [100] Well-Worn Blindfold Darkmoon Faire  [Darkmoon Game Prize]

Rewards

Alliance Quackenbush / Horde Paul North
Rank Item Cost
Rank 1 Brawler's Ancient Healing Potion 2g
Brawler's Potion of Prolonged Power 15g
Rank 3  [Clock'em] 500g
 [Tylarr Gronnden] 500g
Rank 4  [Pit Fighter's Punching Ring] 2,000g
Rank 6  [Gemcutter Module: Mastery] 1,000g
Rank 8  [Brawler's Razor Claws] 1,000g
 [Brawler's Burly Basilisk] 4,000g

Achievements

Season 3

Season 1 and 2

Achievement Description
[Bottle Service (Season 2)] Hit an angry spectator in the head with an [Expired Blackout Brew].
[Brawlin' and Shot Callin' (Season 1)] Reach Rank 8 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Pandaria campaign.
[Brawlin' and Shot Callin' (Season 2)] Reach Rank 8 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Draenor campaign.
[Collect Your Deck (Season 2)] Earn the right to purchase challenge cards for the following Brawler's Guild bosses during the Draenor campaign.
[Deck Your Collection (Season 1)] Defeat the following Brawler's Guild bosses during the Pandaria campaign.
[Deck Your Collection (Season 2)] Defeat the following Brawler's Guild bosses during the Draenor campaign.
[Haters Gonna Hate (Season 2)] Win a brawl with ten stacks of You Stink! during the Draenor campaign.
[Having a Brawl (Season 1)] Reach Rank 9 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Pandaria campaign.
[I'm Your Number One Fan (Season 2)] /Cheer a player on after they have won a brawl during the Draenor campaign.
[I've Got the Biggest Brawls of Them All (Season 1)] Reach Rank 10 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Pandaria campaign.
[Now You're Just Showing Off (Season 1)] Defeat the following rare brawl bosses during the Pandaria campaign.
[Now You're just Showing Off (Season 2)] Defeat the following rare brawl bosses during the Draenor campaign.
Alliance [Rabble Rabble Rabble (Season 2)] Take Alliance Willard "Bubbles" Wilcox's portal to Orgrimmar during the Draenor campaign.
Horde [Rabble Rabble Rabble (Season 2)] Take Horde Zippi Gallox's portal to Stormwind during the Draenor campaign. 10 Achievement point
[The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 2)] Get invited to brawl at AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub in the Deeprun Tram/HordeBrawl'gar Arena in Orgrimmar during the Draenor campaign.
[The Second Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 1)] Reach Rank 7 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Pandaria campaign.
[The Second Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 2)] Reach Rank 7 with AllianceBizmo's Brawlpub/HordeBrawl'gar Arena during the Draenor campaign.
[You Are Not Your $#*@! Legplates (Season 1)] Win a brawl during the Pandaria campaign.
[You Are Not Your $#*@! Legplates (Season 2)] Win a brawl during the Draenor campaign.

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.[8]
  • 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".[8] 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".[8]
  • According to Ion Hazzikostas' speech at the BlizzCon 2016 What's Next Panel, the Brawler's Guild is "100% non-canon".
  • As of patch 5.1, the Deeprun Tram is also the home to the Brawler's Guild for the Alliance, which is located on the Stormwind side of the tram.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-03-31): "The Stranglethorn Streak Brawl is unavailable."
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Brawler's Guild re-introduced with new challenges, new currency, and new items. (Offical blog)
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Season 2 ended.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • 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!
  • Mists of Pandaria 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."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Added.

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