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Announcing our 2nd Legion Pacifist champion: Ferre’s Night Elf Druid Ferreilean! Ferre may also have the highest record for number of days to accomplish Legion max cap, coming in at 1,723 days since starting the toon back in March of 2013. When asked about this, Ferre said “Yes, I played it at my own pace, enjoyed the journey, and the changes that came with the expansions, etc. Every race needs a tortoise.”

She has a total time played of 15d 9hr 9 min. Total quests 2316 (1756 dailies). Some other stats include:

Resto spec (LOL no spec changes even though I know I could change specs thanks Asy)
Fishing: 800 caught 2964 fish
Cooking: 600 – knows 100 recipes
Herbing: 551
Mining: 484
Archaeology: 505

No kills
57 Killing blows – all from Darkmoon Faire Whack-A -Gnoll before we realized it was doing that

Total gold 30,663g

Join Ferre on the next podcast, December 2nd 2017 at 7pm (EST)!

Yes! On behalf of all the challengers, mods, sponsors, and everyone who enjoys the WoW Ironman Challenge, we present the latest iron challenger, number 25 on the Iron Champion list….. Stone! Yes, the guy who maintains the web site, the guy who co-hosts weekly podcasts, the guy who steers the WoW Ironman challenge…. has gotten his hunter to level 110. This endeavor started in June and 144 days later in late November, “Zymcore” and his pet turtle dinged after finishing up a Plants vs. Zombies daily.

When asked about his experience, Stone said it took at least 30 or more prior attempts (and iron deaths) to make it to the top. This toon has a /played time of a little over 180 hours. His best advice? As you are working your way through the levels, research what your toon can and can’t do with quests. Quests can vary wildly for a ranged toon like a hunter versus same quest with a melee toon. Good advice, because when your toon is past 100, and approaching 110, you sure don’t want to die to a preventable event!

If you’d like to watch Stone dinging 110, the Twitch stream can be found on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBbZoVU6-mo
(which by the way, shows a great method for playing and winning the PvZ daily).

No pressure on our other co-host to get a challenger to 110. (Coughs) (Leeta) (Coughs) 🙂

Outroguester made it to 110 with an outlaw spec’ed rogue, his 4th champion toon. His first two rogues were Subtlety spec’ed and his druid is Feral.

The 23rd champion since Legion’s release took 139 days and 347 hours of played time and 3056 quests. After AH sales, buying fast flights, garrison buildings, ended up with 74,000 of gold.

Here’s some interesting stats: the ironman leader-board has 9 hunters, 3 rogues, 2 each for Monk, Druid, and Mage, while only 1 each for Warrior, Pally, Shaman, Priest, and Warlock. So plenty of room for your challenge toon to join the party!

When asked which is better for rogue, Subtlety or Outlaw, Ster says “Subtlety has better defense capabilities while Outlaw is a little more fun with Pistol Shot. Regardless of which rogue spec you pick, you better have your core rogue skills perfected, such as melee attack, escape, crowd control, and put Vanish on multiple places on your action bars.” More discussions of subtlety versus outlaw can be found on the challenge forums here: http://wowironmanchallenge.proboards.com/thread/1411/rogue-spec

Get your tankards ready, put on your Romance Goggles (while they’re still common quality!) and have some fun!  Brewfest will run from September 20 to October 6!

Quests: All lead-in, ram-racing and daily quests are allowed. Pacifists may not want to do ram-racing since you’re whipping the poor thing, but there will be nothing there to technically disqualify you.

Loot: Most of the white Bavarian gear has been turned to uncommon, so you can no longer equip it. There are a handful of items still remaining that are common (white) quality, however, you should be very cautious with these as they may turn uncommon (green) in a future patch. Your challenger will be flagged. You can cash in your Brewfest Prize Tokens for the Brewmaster title or add to your toy or pet collection.

Coren Direbrew: Since this is in a dungeon again this year, its not allowed for any challenger (Iron, Blood or Pacifist).

Brewfest Enthusiast: At 615am & 615pm, Mekkatorque and Saurfang issue speeches. Everyone nearby gets a 2-hour buff that grants +10% experience. This buff is NOT ALLOWED. If you happen to be in the area when the buff is applied, you can simply right-click it off.

Blood Thirsty Challengers: Overall, the event is centered around quests, which you are not allowed to do.

Pacifist Challengers: While you can do *some* quests, you should be very cautious as you may accidentally pick up proximity kills when the Dark Iron Dwarves attack.

For a full run-down of Brewfest you can visit WoWHead’s Guide: http://www.wowhead.com/brewfest-guide

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask us on Discord, our forums, or on Twitter: @WoWChallenges.

Having just dinged a champion to 110 earlier this week, he does another. Margrage dings 110, the first warrior to make it to Legion max cap! According to statistics, it took a little over a year from start to finish to get Margrage to 110. RIP to his Pally that died at 103 and best wishes on his new priest.

Congrats Margothon!

Our very own contest designer Margothon has recently dinged a new 110 champion, plus keep an eye out for another in the near future*. Joining his existing Hunter and Monk champions are a newly crowned Mage named Margblink. Margothon has been working on these two toons for over a year, and a /played time of 202 hours for the Mage. Keep an eye out for the warrior, it’s at 109 and will be the second warrior to reach max level in Legion. Amazing accomplishment.

*Assuming his warrior does not DC, game glitch, or run into some life-stealing mob.

In his spare time, you might know Margothon best as the guy who designed the special iron contests such as the recent “Orcs vs. Humans” or the fiendish “Arrow to Knee” contests. We hear his next contest will be coming up 4th quarter, stay tuned for more details. Until then, you might see Margothon chasing an finishing the warrior or a new iron priest.

Amazing effort by Zador results in the 20th toon to get to Iron Championship level, and the first paladin to make it to 110 since Legion.

Zador accomplished this in roughly 31 days with 4 days 6 hours of play time. Zador mentioned he learned the hard way to avoid Horde camps, and arranging your keybinds for quick access is critical. Now that he’s 110, he’s going to make a special trip back to EPL to say hi to Ix’lar who munched on one of Zador’s earlier toons.

More details about Zador’s adventures can be found on the forum at http://wowironmanchallenge.proboards.com/thread/1397/iron-paladin-110

We’re pleased to announce that Mosotti has successfully reached 110 with his Blood Elf Hunter, known as Bikini Babe. This was Mosotti’s 6th attempt to get his BE to 110, over a span of about 40 days with 7 days of played time. You can read more about his adventures on the WoW Challenges forums where he describes the climb to 110.

He dedicates this victory to his patient wife and their newborn son.

Well done Mosotti!

Professional ironman Deid (Never died spelled backwards) has just dinged his 3rd Legion toon to 110.  Joining his hunter and monk, Deidreven’s NE Frost Mage, and coming in at position #10 on the leaderboard.  Deid also has a 105 warlock and a couple of other toons in the works.   As Leeta is fond of saying, Deid is a leveling machine.  Congrats!