Brawler's Guild: Fran and Riddoh (Rank 7) Battle for Azeroth (BfA )

Last updated on Mar 13, 2019 at 11:26 by Damien 16 comments

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Fran & Riddoh are your second Brawler's Guild Rank 7 opponents. The fight against them is rather simple and requires you to often move out of a trap. It is best to kill Fran and Riddoh at the same time, as each of them enrages when their partner is killed. Before we delve further into the explanations, we advise you to first watch this very short video, which shows how the fight with Fran and Riddoh goes.


Abilities and Strategy

While Fran & Riddoh are two opponents, Fran is mounting Riddoh, so, in essence, it is as if you were fighting only one opponent. They have the following abilities.

  • Riddoh's melee attack does between 10k and 15k damage.
  • Fran will often Throw Dynamite Icon Throw Dynamite at you. It explodes when it touches the ground, dealing Dynamite Blast Icon Dynamite Blast damage to you.
  • Riddoh will often use Throw Net Icon Throw Net, which will trap you for 5 seconds. After a few seconds, Fran will surround you with explosives (Goblin Device Icon Goblin Device). After 3 seconds, the explosives will explode, dealing Explosion Icon Explosion damage to you if you are still within 5 yards.

We advise you to make Riddoh and Fran die at the same time, as we believe that the fight is easier when they are both alive.

  • If Riddoh dies first, then Fran will start using Throw Dynamite Icon Throw Dynamite a lot more frequently.
  • If Fran dies first, then Riddoh will enrage (Frenzied Riddoh Icon Frenzied Riddoh) and deal 250% increased damage.

To successfully complete the fight, you need to move from time to time to avoid the dynamite that Fran throws at you. If you are a ranged DPS, then you can root or slow Riddoh so that you can stay away from him and avoid his melee attacks. Melee players will need to remain at melee range, but all melee classes have good mitigation tools against physical attacks.

Riddoh's trap will always expire before Fran's explosives detonate. So, you should be ready to move to a safe distance from the explosives as soon as the trap disappears. If you are too slow to react, you will most likely take Explosion Icon Explosion damage.


Generic Advice

  • 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 Fran & Riddoh 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.

Sharing your Class-specific Tips on the Forums

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



  • 13 Mar. 2019: Updated for BfA 8.1.5. The fight remains the same, but it was moved to rank 7.
  • 11 Dec. 2014: Updated for Warlords of Draenor. The fight remains the same, but Fran & Riddoh are now the fourth Rank 2 opponents (they were the third Rank 2 opponents, previously).
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