I'm still a bit unclear on how you get this. If you complete the gauntlet, does everyone in the group get the bear, or is it like Culling of Strat and if you do it in time the mount drops and everyone rolls?
It's not specifically a tip to winning, but I added in the looting mechanics. It works like Culling of Strat where only one person walks away with the mount. When you free the 4th prisoner, she spawns a bag with the bear inside that everyone can roll on.
@Alpha5099,"Inside is a Amani Battle Bear for one lucky player to win the roll on."
To be fair, I edited that part in after his comment and replied to him--it's not exactly a tip, but with all the new info over these past few days, it's worth repeating in case it got lost :)
Looks like it will become very common in a close future as the Bronze Drake has become.
Hey nice guide.I am curious, did you practice this on the PTR? Was that how you were able to get such a detailed guide up so quickly?
I didn't practice it on the PTR, but I had a bear soon after the BC version was released. I ran it 5pm on patch day (rogue) with a priest healer, pally tank, ret and boomkin. Our healer DCed for a few after the 3rd boss, so the timer ran out as we were killing Halazzi. After raid, I went back in with a paladin tank, paladin healer, mage, and fury warrior and we beat the timer with 4 min left. We were all familiar with the instance from 70 and discussed the differences (streamlined trash, zandalari hierophants, etc) before pulling. We're also mostly in ilvl 372 gear so that helped as well.I've been helping wowhead a ton with the 4.1 content, so I wish I could run ZA more often!
Excellent as always perculia!
Awesome guide. Will definitely keep it to heart when I attempt these runs.
So much Blacksmith-potential with the title... yet, none. Aww. :<Nice guide never the less :D
I was going to get a group and organize this type of run... but then I thought of the bronze drake and said why bother. More than likely in a month, most pugs will be completing it and everyone will pass on the bear. Plus, I am a druid, I rarely ride anything, so this is mostly just a plus1 for the achievement
Ran this on the first night with a DK tank, mut rogue, enh shaman (me), fire mage, and holy paladin group. Just BARELY beat the timer the first time around, but we really messed up on a few things, though no wipes. Second run though ended with us having around 5 mins left on the clock. Things were pretty easy that night but, after going through it with a far different group the next night, I can tell you it's no cake walk. Had no luck in the 3 runs we did then and neither did our holy pally who took another batch of people through before hand. Granted everyone who's done these runs with us are pretty much in full 372s but chain pulling, quick thinking, and a single-minded focus are required for this to get done. It's certainly not easy right now and takes some skill and pre-planning but it's definitely doable.
I got cheated out of the mount. Killed Nalorakk and Akil'zon with lots of time to spare. Killed the dragonhawk guy. What's this? No time added? We would've made it. We killed Halazzi 2 minutes after timer expired.
Just an idea:How about an all-stealth/camoflage-sneaky-sneaky-hide-in-the-bushes-party? Druid tankDruid healerAny combo of Rogue, Hunter (camoflage), Feral druid or Balance druid as dps.I would expect some mobs are immune to stealth and would be have to be killed, but I bet most are not and could be skipped.
Just did this with my guild, we ran with a Prot Paladin, Elemental Shaman, Arcane Mage, MM Hunter, and Resto Druid. We also used a scroll to give out the priest buff.1) While it discriminates, having all ranged dps was kind of helpfull, especialy on the bird boss.2) Having an Arcane mage will save you a lot of time on the last boss since he can just sit in the mana totem and spam arcane blast. Ours wasnt even that geared and he pulled 24k dps.3) Water walk past the part with the crocs.4) Pull the Lynx two groups at a time.5) On the boss with the eggs, we just killed both adds and burned the boss down, then the tank and healer both stacked CDs to survive all the adds, we mass ressed people who died righta way.