Repel the Invasion

Repel the Invasion

Yesterday I noticed the quest was available for the Garrison Invasion scenario so I decided to give it a go. I had no idea what to expect so I tried to play it by ear. Let me just say it was pretty intense coming from no background info. I had a huge follower in my group which made it really hard to see. I was supposed to follow Legionnaire Grimjaw but quickly lost sight of him thanks to my huge lunky friend. The price of receiving a random bunch of followers, I guess.

Looking back at the video, you can see Grimjaw veer left while I continued straight thinking if I couldn’t keep sight of the Legionnaire, I’ll just follow this hulking giant. I almost made it to the mine thinking this was just ridiculous and stopped when I noticed my posse stopped too. Oh no, they were following me! That’s when I saw all the action happening behind me on the minimap.

A few minutes into it, I started to work out what the objectives actually were. Besides killing the goren, any fallen defenders would need to be healed except my defenders were all Lunarfall Guards. It looks like you’re supposed to click on the blood drop icon to heal then back up which is a channelled ability but because they were all hostile to me, many of them perished which I probably lost points for.

The other thing I noticed were townsfolk who needed to be escorted to a safe area. I just led them into the Town Hall which seemed to work. After several minutes and a few deaths, I ended up DC’ing which was pretty disappointing. I think my tally was around 280 by that time but I thought I’d give it a try later.

invasion tally

Today I decided to give it another go. It turns out there are four stages ending with you defeating the Gronn. I was sitting at 356 tally points before all my bonus points came in and by the end I had over 400. I can’t tell you the exact number because I DC’ed just as I was going to turn the quest in.

Gold InvasionGronn

I have to admit I was surprised to get so many achievements including Gold Invasion so I guess I did pretty well. According to the bonus text, a lot of the buildings remained intact so I guess that’s something else to do.

Pet Menagerie

To unlock the Pet Menagerie, you will need to defeat three rare pests located around your garrison for the quest Pets vs Pests. This will allow you to battle a series of  round robin challengers each day. Winning 1,000 pet battles in Draenor will reward the level 3 blueprint.

Pets vs Pests

Gorfu Gorefu (Aquatic)
Deep Bite, Mudslide, Feed
Carrotus Maximus Carrotus Maximus (Elemental)
Ironbark, Aged Yolk, Leech Seed
Gnawface Gnawface (Critter)
Sneaky Bite, Crouch, Call Darkness

The daily challenges are account-wide and currently reward 15x Pet Charms. This new form of currency may be used to purchase the usual upgrade stones, pet treats, bandages and pug costumes from the Menagerie NPC. In addition to this, a new levelling-stone will add 1 level to any pet.

Challenge Post

Squirt Deebs (Magic) Blast of Hatred, Weakness, Bone Prison

Tyri (Humanoid) Omnislash, Call Darkness, Surge of Light

Puzzle (Humanoid) Coin Toss, Dodge, Portal

Blingtron 4999b Roboflauge – This team takes damage as if they were Critter pets.

Blingtron 4999b (Mechanical) Club, Batter, Armageddon

Protectron 022481 (Mechanical) Metal Fist, Reflective Shield, Ion Cannon

Protectron 011803 (Mechanical) Metal Fist, Reflective Shield, Ion Cannon

Manos Manos (Magic) Arcane Storm, Mana Surge, Arcane Slash

Hanos (Magic) Sneak Attack, Flash, Invisibility

Fatos (Magic) Seethe, Forboding Curse, Arcane Slash

Mr-Terrible Mr. Terrible (Elemental) Weakening Blow, Spiked Skin, Love Potion

Carroteye (Elemental) Ironbark, Aged Yolk, Leech Seed

Sloppus (Magic) Absorb, Chew, Stench

Rockbiter Rockbiter (Humanoid) Bite, Nature’s Ward, Burrow

Stonechewer (Humanoid) Shell Armour, Body Slam, Punch

Acidtooth (Humanoid) Acid Touch, Punch, Spiny Carapace

Grumbles Scrags Stings Grubbles (Critter) Flank, Adrenaline Swarm, Sticky Goo

Scrags (Beast) Clobber, Takedown, Ravage

Stings (Flying) Barbed Stinger, Focus, Puncture Wound

Jahan Birds of a feather – These birds make the winds blow in everyone’s favor. Critical strike chance increased by 50%.

Jahan (Flying) Savage Talon, Arcane Storm, Tail Sweep

Samm (Flying) Slicing Wind, Rain Dance, Predatory Strike

Archimedes (Flying) Quills, Eyeblast, Wild Magic

elementals Tris (Elemental) Acid Rain, Renewing Mists, Pump

Fiero (Elemental) Burn, Flame Jet, Cataclysm

Kromli Kromli (Humanoid) Comeback, Rupture, Dreadful Breath

Gromli (Humanoid) Crush, Stoneskin, Haymaker

Brutus Hearty Meal: Due to some unusual eating habits, this team restores 66 health per round.

Brutus (Beast) Horn Gore, Winter Spirit, Pig Out

Rukus (Beast) Bite, Hunting Party, Bloodfang

Queen-Floret Queen Floret (Elemental) Club, Fist of the Forest, Righteous Inspiration

King Floret (Beast) Punch, Fist of the Forest, Righteous Inspiration

Beakinator The Beakinator (Flying) Alpha Strike, Wind-Up, Heartbroken
Stitches Jr Iron Thread: Reduces up to 138 damage from every attack against Stitches.

Stitches Jr. (Undead) Cleave, Enrage, Infected Claw

Eleanor Unnatural Appetite – This goat will eat anything. She restores 169 health whenever she deals damage.

Eleanor (Undead) Chomp, Rot, Death Bleat

Quintessence-of-Light Quintessence of Light (Flying) Fire Quills, Cauterize, Heat Up

A number of these fights are quite fun. As usual, you can check out my strategies on YouTube.

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