Brawler's Guild Guide (MoP 5.4)

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The Brawler's Guild is a faction that will test your solo skills against 52 opponents, which you will have to defeat in a predefined order. Our goal with this guide is to give you all the information you need in order to defeat all these opponents and to earn all the achievements and rewards.

To help you get started, we made a short introductory video that explains the basics.

1. Joining the Brawler's Guild↑top

In order the join the Brawler's Guild, you will need a Blood-Soaked Invitation Icon Blood-Soaked Invitation, which you can get from the Black Market Auction House or from select enemy NPCs. You can also join the Brawler's Guild by using a Brawler's Pass Icon Brawler's Pass (Alliance / Horde), which is given to players as a reward for having defeated 24 of the 52 Brawler's Guild opponents.

If you intend to buy an invitation from the Black Market's Auction House, then you will probably need to be present at the Black Market when the auction is about to end. This way, you will be able to keep outbidding other players until the auction runs out of time.

For Alliance players, a Blood-Soaked Invitation Icon Blood-Soaked Invitation can be looted from Kar Warmaker, Ubunti the Shade, and Muerta, the rare elites that spawn roughly every hour at Domination Point.

For Horde players, a Blood-Soaked Invitation Icon Blood-Soaked Invitation can be looted from Dalan Nightbreaker, Mavis Harms, Disha Fearwarden, the rare elites that spawn roughly every hour at Lion's Landing.

Once in possession of a Blood-Soaked Invitation Icon Blood-Soaked Invitation or a Brawler's Pass Icon Brawler's Pass (Alliance / Horde), all you need to join the Brawler's Guild is right-click it.

2. Locations↑top

There is one Brawler's Guild location per faction and per realm.

  • The Alliance arena is located within the Deeprun Tram in Stormwind City (see at 01:23 in the above video).
  • The Horde arena is located in the north-eastern building of the Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar (see at 00:39 in the above video).

As you can see in the video, both Brawler's Guild locations are instanced (i.e., you need to enter a portal to access it). We currently do not know whether there can be multiple instances of each location, as there are never enough players to warrant it on the PTR.

At each Brawler's Guild location, there is only one combat ring (for which players queue). This means that, at peak hours, you may have to queue for a long time before being able to play.

3. The Fights↑top

As we said in the introduction, you will have to defeat a total of 52 opponents. To start a fight, simply talk to one of the NPCs in the corner of the arena and ask to queue for a fight. While waiting for your turn, you can watch other players fight, but will not be to interact with their fight in any meaningful way. When your turn will come, you will be teleported inside the arena and, after a few seconds, your opponent will appear.

To help you save money on potions, the Brawler's Guild quartermaster of your faction will sell you potions equivalent to the usual level 90 potions. These potions only cost 95 Silver, but cannot be used anywhere else than in the Brawler's Guild arena. These potions are: Brawler's Healing Potion Icon Brawler's Healing Potion, Potion of Brawler's Might Icon Potion of Brawler's Might, Potion of Brawler's Cunning Icon Potion of Brawler's Cunning, and Potion of Brawler's Deftness Icon Potion of Brawler's Deftness.

The 52 opponents are organised in:

  • 9 groups of 4 regular bosses;
  • 1 group of 4 special bosses accessible after defeating a certain number of regular bosses;
  • 1 group of 12 special bosses that need to be unlocked by completing specific quests.

3.1. Regular Bosses: Ranks 1 to 9

Regular bosses are the main matter of the Brawler's Guild. You will fight them in a predefined order of increasing difficulty. Each time you defeat the four opponents of a group, you increase your Brawler's Guild rank and unlock the next group of opponents. Some ranks grant you new rewards or achievements when you reach them.

Technically, a Brawler's Guild rank is like a reputation that has goes from 0 to 1000. It will appear in the reputation window of your character pane. Every time you win a fight, you increase your reputation by 250, which means that after 4 fights, you reach a new reputation level (or rank).

Gear is not scaled down (as it is in Challenge Modes) when entering a Brawler's Guild fight, which means that fights get easier as your gear gets better.

The opponents are listed below. As we publish new opponent guides, we will update this table to add the links.

Rank 1
Bruce Vian the Volatile Goredome Dungeon Master Vishas
Brawler's Guild - Bruce Brawler's Guild - Vian the Volatile Brawler's Guild - Goredome Brawler's Guild - Dungeon Master Vishas
Rank 2
Dippy Kirrawk Fran & Riddoh King Kulaka
Brawler's Guild - Dippy Brawler's Guild - Kirrawk Brawler's Guild - Fran & Riddoh Brawler's Guild - King Kulaka
Rank 3
Blat Sanoriak Ixx Mazhareen
Brawler's Guild - Blat Brawler's Guild - Sanoriak Brawler's Guild - Ixx Brawler's Guild - Mazhareen
Rank 4
Crush Leona Earthwind Dominika the Illusionist Deeken
Brawler's Guild - Crush Brawler's Guild - Leona Earthwind Brawler's Guild - Dominika the Illusionist Brawler's Guild - Deeken
Rank 5
Millie Watt Fjoll Proboskus Leper Gnome Quintet
Brawler's Guild - Millie Watt Brawler's Guild - Fjoll Brawler's Guild - Proboskus Brawler's Guild - Leper Gnome Quintet
Rank 6
Yikkan Izu Akama Smash Hoofstomp Unguloxx
Brawler's Guild - Yikkan Izu Brawler's Guild - Akama Brawler's Guild - Smash Hoofstomp Brawler's Guild - Unguloxx
Rank 7
GG Engineering Dark Summoner Battletron Meatball
Brawler's Guild - GG Engineering Brawler's Guild - Dark Summoner Brawler's Guild - Battletron Brawler's Guild - Meatball
Rank 8
Hexos Tyson Sanders T440 Dual-Mode Robot Anthracite
Brawler's Guild - Hexos Brawler's Guild - Tyson Sanders Brawler's Guild - T440 Dual-Mode Robot Brawler's Guild - Anthracite
Rank 9
Big Badda Boom Nibbleh Doctor FIST Ahoo'ru
Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon

3.2. Challenge Cards

Each Brawler's Guild boss has a corresponding Challenge Card, which can be purchased from Card Trader Leila at the Stormwind Brawler's Guild Arena if you play Alliance or from Card Trader Amia at the Orgrimmar Brawler's Guild Arena if you play Horde.

If you queue for a Brawler's Guild fight with a Challenge Card in your inventory (you can only possess one such card at a given time), then you will get to fight the boss that corresponds to the card.

  • For regular bosses, these cards are unlocked after you defeat the corresponding boss, enabling you to fight that boss again whenever you want.
  • For special bosses, these cards are unlocked after reaching a specific Brawler's Guild rank or completing a specific quest.

Each Challenge Card has a rank mention on it, which seems to indicate the difficulty of the fight (very useful for special bosses).

Rank 1
Rank 2
Rank 3
Rank 4
Rank 5
Rank 6
Rank 7
Rank 8
Rank 9

3.3. Special Bosses: Unlocked by Reaching Rank 8

After reaching rank 8, you will be able to purchase the Challenge Cards for 4 special bosses.

Special Challengers
Epicus Maximus Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha Millhouse Manastorm Zen'shar
Brawler's Guild - Epicus Maximus Brawler's Guild - Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha Brawler's Guild - Millhouse Manastorm Brawler's Guild - Zen'shar

3.4. Special Bosses: Unlocked by Completing Quests

The 12 special bosses that you can unlock by completing quests are listed in the table below.

Special Bosses
Grandpa Grumplefloot Master Boom Boom Ty'thar Razorgrin
Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon
Splat Dippy & Doopy Mecha-Bruce Blingtron 3000
Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon
RoShambo The Bear and the Lady Fair Mingus Diggs Blind Hero
Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon Brawler's Guild - Coming Soon

To unlock each of these bosses, you will need to complete a small quest line, which is started by a specific quest item. Each quest item has a different source. In the table below, you will find the quest item needed for each of the special bosses. We will update the table as we learn more about the source of each quest item.

Boss Quest Item Quest Line
Grandpa Grumplefloot Knockoff Grumplefloot Icon Knockoff Grumplefloot: obtained by targeting Grandpa Grumplefloot and typing /dance
  1. A Knockoff Grumplefloot
  2. Grandpa Grumplefloot
Master Boom Boom Hozen-Fur Fuse Icon Hozen-Fur Fuse: obtained by killing Hozens in the Burlap Trail in Kun-Lai Summit (doing the The Burlap Grind quest helps)
  1. Boom Boom's Fuse
  2. Master Boom Boom
Ty'thar Raptorhide Boxing Gloves Icon Raptorhide Boxing Gloves: Battlefield Barrens reward (Patch 5.3 event)
  1. Raptorhide Boxing Gloves
  2. Ty'thar
Razorgrin Impeccably Sharp Tooth Icon Impeccably Sharp Tooth: obtained by fishing in Pandaria
  1. Teeth Like Swords
  2. Razorgrin
Splat Vial of Reddish Ooze Icon Vial of Reddish Ooze: contained in Greater Cache of Treasures Icon Greater Cache of Treasures
  1. Secret of the Ooze
  2. Splat
Dippy & Doopy Frost-Tipped Eggshell Icon Frost-Tipped Eggshell: obtained by defeating Doopy, a level 25 pet located in Icecrown
  1. Frost-Tipped Eggshell
  2. Dippy and Doopy
Mecha-Bruce Modified Chomping Apparatus Icon Modified Chomping Apparatus: dropped by Bruce when you defeat him using his Challenge Card
  1. Modified Chomping Apparatus
  2. Mecha-Bruce
Blingtron 3000 Dusty Old Robot Icon Dusty Old Robot: contained in Blingtron 4000 Gift Package Icon Blingtron 4000 Gift Package
  1. Last Year's Model
  2. Blingtron 3000
RoShambo Paper-Covered Rock Icon Paper-Covered Rock: obtained while harvesting crop at your Tillers ranch
  1. Paper-Covered Rock
  2. Ro-Shambo
The Bear and the Lady Fair The Bear and the Lady Fair Icon The Bear and the Lady Fair: contained in Greater Cache of Treasures Icon Greater Cache of Treasures
  1. A Tale of Romance and Chivalry
  2. The Bear and the Lady Fair
Mingus Diggs Digmaster's Earthblade Icon Digmaster's Earthblade: contained in Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments Icon Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments
  1. The Digmaster's Earthblade
  2. Mingus Diggs
Blind Hero Well-Worn Blindfold Icon Well-Worn Blindfold: contained in Darkmoon Game Prize Icon Darkmoon Game Prize
  1. Well-Worn Blindfold
  2. The Blind Hero

3.5. Mysterious Boss: Bao'za

These seems to be a 53rd boss, Bao'za, who does not appear anywhere, except in the game files. There is a Challenge Card associated to this boss: Challenge Card: Bao'za Icon Challenge Card: Bao'za.

The name of the boss is reminiscent of Bowser, the final boss in Super Mario games, so Bao'za may be a sort of final boss of the Brawler's Guild, after all the other bosses have been defeated.

4. Rewards↑top

Every time you win a fight, you will be given around 10 Gold and a Brawler's Purse Icon Brawler's Purse, which contains a junk quality item that you can sell for approximately 30 Gold.

In addition, there are currently two item rewards, which you can buy from Quackenbush (Alliance) and Paul North (Horde).

Item Type Rank Cost
Clock'em Icon Clock'em Pet Rank 4 28 Silver 50 Copper
The Brassiest Knuckle Icon The Brassiest Knuckle (Alliance / Horde) Ring + Teleport Rank 4 4,750 Gold
Brawler's Razor Claws Icon Brawler's Razor Claws 1-80 Heirloom Rank 8 2,175 Justice Points
Brawler's Bladed Claws Icon Brawler's Bladed Claws 1-85 Heirloom Rank 8
Brawler's Burly Mushan Beast Icon Brawler's Burly Mushan Beast Epic Mount Rank 10 1,425 Gold

Upon reaching Rank 7 and Rank 9, you get a Brawler's Pass Icon Brawler's Pass (Alliance / Horde), which it sent by the mail. You can sell it or give it to a friend.

4.1. Shirts

Every time you defeat a quest boss and complete the related quest, you receive a shirt that you can use with your transmogrification (see this news on Wowhead for screenshots of the shirts).

Shirt Quest
Floot-Tooter's Tunic Icon Floot-Tooter's Tunic Grandpa Grumplefloot
The Boomshirt Icon The Boomshirt Master Boom Boom
Undisputed Champion's Shirt Icon Undisputed Champion's Shirt Ty'thar
Sharkskin Tunic Icon Sharkskin Tunic Razorgrin
Ooze-Soaked Shirt Icon Ooze-Soaked Shirt Splat
Tuxedo-Like Shirt Icon Tuxedo-Like Shirt Dippy and Doopy
Brucehide Jersey Icon Brucehide Jersey Mecha-Bruce
Last Season's Shirt Icon Last Season's Shirt Blingtron 3000
Paper Shirt Icon Paper Shirt Ro-Shambo
Gorgeous Blouse Icon Gorgeous Blouse The Bear and the Lady Fair
Digmaster's Bodysleeve Icon Digmaster's Bodysleeve Mingus Diggs
Sightless Mantle Icon Sightless Mantle Blind Hero

Wraps of the Blood-Soaked Brawler Icon Wraps of the Blood-Soaked Brawler is a reward for defeating all 12 quest bosses.

5. Spectating the Fights with Far-Sight Totems in Orgrimmar↑top

Following complaints from players that Horde fights were hard to follow (due to the arena being at the same level as the surrounding), Far-Sight Totems have been added around the Horde arena.

Clicking these totems will give you a much better viewpoint on the fights.

6. Achievements↑top

The following achievements can be earned by joining the Brawler's Guild:

7 of the achievements will be earned as you progress through the ranks: The First Rule of Brawler's Guild Icon The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Alliance / Horde), You Are Not Your $#*@! Legplates Icon You Are Not Your $#*@! Legplates (Alliance / Horde), The Second Rule of Brawler's Guild Icon The Second Rule of Brawler's Guild (Alliance / Horde), Brawlin' and Shot Callin' Icon Brawlin' and Shot Callin' (Alliance / Horde), Now You're Just Showing Off Icon Now You're Just Showing Off (Alliance / Horde), Having a Brawl Icon Having a Brawl (Alliance / Horde), and I've Got the Biggest Brawls of Them All Icon I've Got the Biggest Brawls of Them All (Alliance / Horde).

Collect Your Deck Icon Collect Your Deck (Alliance / Horde) requires you to complete all the introductory quest lines to the 12 special quest bosses. Deck Your Collection Icon Deck Your Collection (Alliance / Horde) requires you to defeat all these bosses.

Bottle Service Icon Bottle Service requires you to hit an angry spectator (NPCs that will sometimes turn hostile after you defeated their champion) in the head with an Expired Blackout Brew Icon Expired Blackout Brew. This expired beverage costs 1 Gold and is sold to Alliance players by Lidiya Peyton (located in the Stormwind Brawler's Guild Arena) and to Horde players by Esme Sunshadow (located in the Orgrimmar Brawler's Guild Arena).

Haters Gonna Hate Icon Haters Gonna Hate requires you to win a fight with 10 stacks of You Stink! Icon You Stink!, a debuff that is applied on you when you are hit with a rotten fruit: Rotten Apple Icon Rotten Apple, Rotten Banana Icon Rotten Banana, or Rotten Watermelon Icon Rotten Watermelon. These fruits cost 1 Gold and are sold to Alliance players by Lidiya Peyton (located in the Stormwind Brawler's Guild Arena) and to Horde players by Esme Sunshadow (located in the Orgrimmar Brawler's Guild Arena).

I'm Your Number One Fan Icon I'm Your Number One Fan requires you to /cheer at a player after they have won a fight.

Rabble Rabble Rabble Icon Rabble Rabble Rabble (Alliance / Horde) requires you to take Zippi Gallox's portal to Stormwind, if you play Horde, or to take Willard "Bubbles" Wilcox's portal to Orgrimmar, if you play Alliance. Zippi can be found at the Orgrimmar Brawler's Guild Arena, while Willard can be found at the Stormwind Brawler's Guild Arena. For the portal of your faction to open, you need to have 20 people or more currently in queue for the Brawler's Guild.

7. Conclusion↑top

If you have read us this far, we would like to thank you for the time you spent on the site and we hope that the guide brought you all the information you needed.

8. Changelog↑top

  • 07 Jan. 2013: Added Special Challengers.
  • 18 Dec. 2013: Added Rank 8 opponents.
  • 04 Jun. 2013: Added the source for Well-Worn Blindfold Icon Well-Worn Blindfold.
  • 25 May 2013: Added the source for most of the quest items required to summon the special bosses for the first time.
  • 21 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update.
    • Added new rank 8 and 9 bosses (although we are still working on the dedicated guides for these bosses).
    • Added explanations regarding how to unlock the 12 new quest bosses (guides will follow in the next few weeks.
    • Added new item rewards (heirloom, ring, mount, and shirts).
    • Added new achievements (reaching rank 9 and 10, and defeating quest bosses).