Deadmines is the latest pet challenge dungeon to be added to the game. As a fan of both pet battles and nostalgia, it was also one of the first things I checked out when the new patch went live!
It all started with a quest from Breanni, who can be found in the Dalaran pet shop. She had heard rumours about suspicious activity in the Deadmines, and who is better suited to investigate this than a team of adorable pets?
Bryssa and her menagerie swiftly travelled to Westfall to meet up with Breanni’s friend, Marcus “Bagman” Brown. He reported that strange noises were coming from the mines, and Bryssa promised that they would look into this.
It quickly became clear that something was awry, and that only pets could save the situation. The team first encountered the Foe Reaper 50, a sentient being made out of junk scraps. It was easily subdued by a bunch of Molten Corgis!
Heading deeper into the mines, they came across the spirit of an Unfortunate Defias and an Angry Geode.
A Mining Monkey was guarding the door at the end of the tunnel. Behind the door they could hear strange noises, and knew they were getting close. With some help from Bryssa’s Cogblade Raptor, the monkey was convinced to move aside so that they could blow up the door with a cannon.
The group found themselves in a large cave; big enough to house an entire pirate ship and seemingly the source of the mysterious activity. Their way was however blocked by “Captain” Klutz, who wouldn’t let them board the ship. A team of undead pets and damage-over-time spells perfectly countered his self heals, and the team soon pressed onward.
Turns out the ship’s crew, consisting of pet pirates, wasn’t too happy about the intrusion. They had manned the cannons and Bryssa’s pets had to disarm them one by one.
At the top deck they finally discovered the reason behind the unruly pets in Deadmines. Turns out that Cookie’s stew had been left for too long, and somehow gained sentience…
Cookie’s Leftovers were wreaking havoc and had to be defeated. A trio of dragons managed to defeat them after a long and tough battle.
The Deadmines are now safe thanks to a group of brave battle pets, and the Mining Monkey decided to switch sides and join Bryssa’s team!