Iron Man Victors

Congratulations to Towny, his Draenei Paladin Annabolic just dinged 110 as an Ironman Champion, the 24th champion since Legion came out.

You may know Towny from his past guest appearance on Episode 81 of the WoW Challenges Podcast and his famously named Pacifist named Snuffletips.  Pally Annabolic was born in February of this year and dinged today (October), 242 days later.   Next time Towny is on the podcast, we’ll ask him what his /played time is.

Annabolic was grand-fathered early on the Tinman list, meaning he played his Tin under the stricter ironman rules.  This is Towny’s 2nd max-level ironman, “Bazta” is #18 on the champion’s list, dinging that toon during the mid-summer festival.

So “grats” Towny, we wish you best of luck with Shnuffletips and look forward to your next visit to hear about your adventures!

Editor’s Note: ‘Ster is the original author, Stone edited and posted.


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:

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

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!

Congratulations to both Eight and Bazta for becoming our 17th and 18th Iron Champions for Legion, respectively.

Eight-Terokkar-US earned their first Iron Champion title on this character and we believe their first Iron Championship. We’re not 100% sure who the owner of this character is… if it’s you, please reach out to us. Eight started their journey on Sept.22 2016 and finally completed it on June 28 2017. Lots of patience and perseverance! Congratulations!

Bazta-Earthen Ring-EU earned their first Iron Champion title on this character earlier during the day on June 29. This is Towny’s first Iron Champion title on any character. Bazta started on December 12 2016; so while their journey was not quite as long as Eight’s, it was still a pretty long six and a half month adventure to finally get here. Congratulations!

Both Eight and Bazta were hunters, being the 7th and 8th to accomplish the feat in Legion.

Congratulations to both of you and good luck on any of your future attempts!

We have our crowned our very first Tin Champion with ZERO deaths: Tricksster!

Tricksster was originally listed as a Tin (between Level 10-30 with no deaths) and leveled using the Iron rules… he was able to complete both with one character!

This is Ster’s third Iron Champion for Legion, becoming the 16th Iron Champion for this expansion. His first was Ironster (Night Elf Rogue) that was third in the expansion and his second was Catster (another Night Elf Rogue) that was fourth.

It took Tricksster 109 days, 23 hours to reach Level 110, going from March 4th to June 22nd.

This time, Ster leveled a Night Elf Druid for a different change of pace… but perhaps not… both Rogues and Druids can stealth around…. we think he should try leveling a Warrior next time or perhaps a Mage.

You can find Ster on the Forums (Deadster), Twitter (@GeekRoguester) and on Discord (GeekRoguester) as one of our moderators.

Congratulations Ster! 🙂

On Thursday we crowned another Iron Champion, the 15th in Legion and the FIFTH for Iron veteran Neverdied (he also has the world first -and only- Blood Thirsty Champion). If that wasn’t good enough, the character’s class he leveled on this time has never, EVER been done for the Iron Challenge.

On June 15 2017, Neverdiedsha became the first ever Iron Shaman.

Over the course of 167 days, Neverdied leveled from 1 to 110 with a total /played of 6 days, 5 hours.

I asked Neverdied to recall one of his close calls. I’ve paraphrased him here: “In Terokkar Forest, in the Bone Wastes, there are two mobs on horses that run around quickly. I had pulled three mobs accidentally and then those two mobs jumped on in. I hit all my cooldowns and ran away like a little girl in wolf form.”

That would not have been a great end and just got to show that once again Outland proves to be a very dangerous spot for challengers.

Congratulations Neverdied! We’re looking forward to seeing what you will be leveling next!

Lyssan’s latest character, Exploithon, a Goblin Hunter, is the first Horde Iron Challenger to go from 1 to 110.

The character joins a long list of “firsts” for Lyssan, including the first to reach 110 in Legion, Warlords of Draenor and Mists of Pandaria. He’s also the first character to successfully level a petless hunter in Warlords of Draenor on Boneless and was also the first to ever level up a Warrior as an Iron Champion, also in Warlords.

This newest challenger was also a petless hunter, completing the journey in 5 days and 16 hours over the course of 2-3 months (real time). The character also did not use any consumables, did not use first aid and also did not dip into the Auction House.

You can watch the video of Lyssan hitting 110 here:

You can follow Lyssan on both Twitter (@LyssanWoW) and YouTube (