Brawler's Guild: Battletron (Rank 7) (WoW MoP 5.4)

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Battletron is your third Brawler's Guild Rank 7 opponent. The fight against him will require you to move around him in circles while avoiding coming into contact with several mines that encircle the boss. Before we delve further into the explanations, we advise you to first watch this very short video, which shows how the fight with Battletron goes.

1. Abilities and Strategy↑top

Battletron's main ability is Conjure Unstable Mines Icon Conjure Unstable Mines. This creates a ring of 8 mines around the boss, which rotate around him indefinitely. You can cause these mines to explode, in different ways depending on whether you a melee or ranged DPS player. Melee players detonate the mines by touching them with their character model, while ranged players must use their spells to detonate them. Keep in mind that you cannot target the mines with your spells; instead, you will detonate any mines that are in between your character and Battletron when the spell is cast. Detonating a mine deals a high amount of damage to you.

The key to defeating Battletron is to purposefully detonate 2-3 mines, forming a gap in the ring. You should then stand in the gap (where you will have to constantly move around Battletron so as not to detonate any additional mines) and DPS Battletron.

It is very important not to detonate more than 3 mines, because if you do so, Battletron will re-summon all 8 mines (which means you need to detonate more mines to form a new gap, and the damage of this may be too much for you to survive).

Battletron also spams an instant-cast nuke at you for the duration of the fight, and you must simply find ways to survive this damage.

2. Generic Advice↑top

  • Do not panic. It does not matter if you mess up your rotation, but you need to stick to the strategy.
  • If you are in for a long Brawler's Guild session, you may want to use a flask.
  • Prepot! Use a Potion of Brawler's Might Icon Potion of Brawler's Might, a Potion of Brawler's Cunning Icon Potion of Brawler's Cunning, or a Potion of Brawler's Deftness Icon Potion of Brawler's Deftness right before Battletron appears, depending on what your main statistic is.
  • When the 60-second cooldown on your potion is over, you can use the same potion again or you can use a Brawler's Healing Potion Icon Brawler's Healing Potion if you need healing.
  • Group up with other players so that you benefit from each other's buffs.

3. Sharing your Class-specific Tips on the Forums↑top

For class-specific advice, please refer to this thread on our forums. Do not hesitate to share your own tips!

4. Classes We Did The Fight With↑top

4.1. Death Knight Advance

To deal with Battletron, we advise you to make use of the following Death Knight-specific abilities/talents/glyphs.

  • Use Lichborne Icon Lichborne as your tier 2 talent, since it is the only talent in this tier that will provide you some actual usage during the fight against Battletron. Simply treat Lichborne as a self-healing cooldown, which can be used to extend your survival in the arena by a few seconds.
  • Use Death Pact Icon Death Pact as your tier 4 talent, because the fight against Battletron is short enough that you can make full use of the heal; your ghoul will still be alive when you need the healing from Death Pact.
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell creatively, to mitigate large amounts of magic damage.
  • The fight against Battletron is made considerably easier if you use the full combination of offensive cooldowns at the start.

As a Death Knight, you will need to make regular use of Death Strike Icon Death Strike throughout the fight, since the damage you will take from Battletron's nuke is very high.

Other than this, it is important to use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when you detonate mines to form a gap.

4.2. Hunter

To deal with Battletron, we advise you to make use of the following Hunter-specific abilities/talents/glyphs.

  • As a tier 3 talent, we recommend Spirit Bond Icon Spirit Bond in this fight, since the constant healing that it provides is excellent for keeping you alive.
  • Tier 4, 5, and 6 talents should be the same as for any normal PvE raiding set-up.
  • Remember to make use of your extensive arsenal of offensive cooldowns during the fight. We detail these in the respective PvE guides (Beast Mastery / Marksmanship / Survival), and these guidelines hold true for the fight against Battletron.
  • Your range of defensive cooldowns is extremely limited, with only Deterrence Icon Deterrence and Feign Death Icon Feign Death playing a relevant role. Note that if you Feign Death and your pet is not alive, the fight will stop and you will be teleported out of the arena.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 27 Feb. 2014: Updated the explanation for the mine detonation mechanics (now clarifying that ranged DPS players cannot detonate them just by coming in contact with them).