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Into the Deadmines
Bryssa has a post called The Deadmines Strike Back. It has a very nice overview of the new pet battle dungeon, go take a look.
Encouraged, I decided to take it for a spin. I used a strategy guide over at Xu-Fu. It took about an hour to do the introduction run which unlocks the challenge mode and also the free portal from Dalaran.
It’s fun and funny. It has been a long time since I’d been in the Deadmines, using this layout was a good idea. They sort of mocked their own dungeon content in the pet battle version, I love that stuff.
I’ll have to do the Challenge Mode six times to collect the four pets. The Mining Monkey is the reward for the first CM run, then you earn tokens to purchase the next three. So, if there is one you don’t like – skip it! I do want that Mining Monkey!
It will be around for a long time, there is no hurry. However, like all of Legion, once you have finished it; there will be no need to return (wait, can you SELL these pets?).
Once a week for six weeks, set aside an hour or more. Take your time and work through a familiar pathway and have a good laugh. The Devs have said that they will do more of these things if the players like to run these kinds of things. So, I guess, vote with your “time played”.
4 thoughts on “Into the Deadmines”
Wow, those are some neat guides, thank you 🙂
Challenge Mode, is that the thing without healing at all?
Did you find it difficult; is it really so, that you “need” this and that pet for this and that fight? I still can’t get passed Wailing Caverns last boss. I did ok up until that. ._.
Vote with your “time played”, another great expression 🙂
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You will want a basic stable of pets. Many of the fights seemed to be focused on downing the first of the three, who packed more of a punch. If you are hurting, Xu-fu offers alternate ways to win or … try forcing a pet swap and move that bad boy to the backline and use backline damage? It might work. Ideally, you build up a stable of commonly used pets (as listed on Xu fu!).
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Ohh, ok I see. Right, I have not thought that way around it at all before, thank you 🙂
Thanks for the link, and grats on doing Deadmines! It’s a nice little dungeon – fingers crossed that they will add more pet battle dungeons in future patches.