Congratulations to Krahkknahr, our first Iron Champion created during Battle for Azeroth! Krahkknahr is also our first Iron Allied Race to reach max level and our 5th Iron Champion overall during this expansion, taking just under 42 days to do so.
Being fairly new to the challenge scene, we asked Eexecute, Krahkknahr’s pilot, what drew him into trying out the challenge. He said, “I’d heard about the ironman challenge a while ago, but completely forgot all about it until I saw people on Reddit posting about it. I checked out the WoW Challenges site, saw that some people had succeeded, and decided I’d give it a go.”
For him, the easiest part of the challenge was leveling from 98 to 111 saying, “having the Draenor/Legion pathfinder achievements really trivializes those levels. You can literally loot your way through half of it in Tanaan Jungle, and many of the Legion bonus objectives were not designed with flying in mind.”
Eexecute found the hardest part was leveling from 111 to 120. “The combat quests in BFA are tuned for people in greens with the Heart of Azeroth. Given the experience dropoff of prior content at level 111, I was forced to grind mobs to get most of the experience. The combat quests are just too hard, and you can’t benefit from (or even see) incursion objectives.”
Krahkknahr’s run almost came to an end in Tol Barad. Eexecute learned the hard way that when a mob has a massive damage ability like Keep Lord Farson’s Stormstrike, it can be panic-inducing, especially when the ability was not listed on WoWHead.
When we asked Eexecute if he had any advice for other challengers he said, “The best advice I can give is to do your homework. Always try something on a scout first if unsure. Also, take note of mob patrol routes and spawn locations in dangerous areas. It’s always better to spend the time safely gathering information than to find it out the hard way. Also, get involved with the community. They’re great people, with a wealth of helpful information.”
Eexecute’s current projects include an Iron Paladin, a Green Paladin, and a Green Team with a friend that he’s having a ton of fun with.
Once again, congratulation to Eececute’s Krahkknahr on becoming our 1st Iron Champion created during Battle for Azeroth!