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Stratholme

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1. Fras Siabi
2. Postmaster Malown

Last updated 2020-10-29

With the patch 8.2 Azeroth opened the gate of a new pet battle dungeon: Stratholme.
To start this journey, head to Radek Fuselock for the horde side or Tizzy Gearjolt if you're from the alliance. Mind that the dungeon is only for characters of level 120 or above.

Reports of sinister machinations lead us to Sean Wilkers, a paladin who keeps company to us during this expedition and later will function as this dungeon's pet vendor.

Your first playthrough grants an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone as usual, and the following runs in the Challenge Mode reward the new currency Cleansed Remains which is used to buy pets. Note that these pets are not tradable, so you have to work for them.



Furthermore as a novelty to pet battle dungeons there are two special bosses within Stratholme: Fras Siabi and Postmaster Malown.
















1. Fras Siabi

works like a rare boss in the form of a world quest, meaning that there is a low chance for him to spawn randomly. He appears in stage 7 of the dungeon, right behind the Risen Guard and beating him awards an additional Cleansed Remains. However if you are really eager to get this currency you can leave the dungeon prematurely and progress to stage 7 again until he spawns. But be warned: he is a tough opponent!




To fight

2. Postmaster Malown

you first have to make him spawn. In order to do that find and right-click a letter that is laying hidden inside the dungeon. Once you've done that go the mailbox at 57.8 13.6 (in the vicinity of Nefarious Terry) and he'll appear. Now you have 20 minutes to fight him. After that time Malown will disappear. Beating him rewards you with the achievement Malowned and the pet Burnout.

There are multiple points where the letter can spawn, though it's not guaranteed it will be there.
If you are using TomTom you can copy those coordinates to find the letter:
/way 68.9 54.0 Letter
/way 59.7 40.6 Letter
/way 56.9 50.8 Letter
/way 57.8 36.9 Letter
/way 40.2 10.4 Letter
/way 48.6 24.9 Letter
/way 57.8 13.6 Mailbox
Xu-Fu can scan this section for the most suitable strategies according to your preferences and show the required pets.
The Regular option will allow using pets multiple times.
Heroic mode will use each pet only once due to the restriction of no healing.





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Liadrin

wrote on 11/05/2020

I've entered and left the dungeon at least 30-ish times today and have yet to see the letter a single time in any of the first three spawns. Or any other feasible place for that matter. I will never understand why all the 'fun' things must be RNG-based. >.<

Unless they like...stealth "fixed" (or broke) it so you only get one shot per week at spawning Postmaster. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that was the case.

Edit: Thankfully, I found the bloody thing at the last spot before the final set of bosses. Of course, then absolutely none of the posted strategies worked and he despawned, leaving me to angrily hunt down this damn letter AGAIN next week. Wth is he even *on* a timer in the first place? So dumb. (edited)
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Shaynor

wrote on 10/21/2020

After I've completed it and the letter didnt spawn how do I re-enter without it being heroic mode?

Edit: nvm just found out you can only do it once on normal (edited)
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Rakenessa wrote on 04/24/2020

Has something changed? A lot of these fights are now not working for me, including staff picks and 4/5 star strats.
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Gráinne

wrote on 04/24/2020

If something had changed to make strats fail, we would be seeing many comments about it. We aren't. Try examining what happ[ened in a battle in detail. Ideally, copy the battle log, examine it, and EXPLAIN what went wrong IN DETAIL, and make a comment under the strat that failed. Someone will investigate. (edited)
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nomisuke

wrote on 04/26/2020

I am running Strat right now with all the same Rematch Strings and TD Scripts I copy/pasted months ago and they are still working.
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Termintor1957

wrote on 03/17/2020

Thank you everything worked perfectly on all of the fights
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Zet

wrote on 12/09/2019

I completed this dungeon for the first time and during my 'normal mode' run I encountered and beat Fras Siabi - but didn't get any cleansed remains for beating him. Is this just because it was the first normal run, and I hadn't earned any cleansed remains yet? At the end of the run I got the achievement and quest rewards but no extra cleansed remains.

Also this dungeon was way more tolerable and fun than Gnomer and Deadmines. I'm really happy for that. (edited)
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kathie wrote on 11/10/2019

If you find a letter and put it in the mailbox, is it a 100% guarantee that he'll spawn or is that RNG too? Because I found a letter, put it in the mailbox and he didn't spawn.
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DragonsAfterDark

wrote on 11/10/2019

If you've already completed it, he won't spawn again. Otherwise, a discarded letter plus clicking on the mailbox should spawn him.
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gleiNNek

wrote on 11/09/2019

Why are the stages numbered the way they are? No Stage 5 or Stage 9?
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/09/2019

The stages in between are role play only and you don’t have to battle anything there :)
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PureArmour#1184

wrote on 10/24/2019

got malowned first time in... have yet to see fraz
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Emojin

wrote on 10/17/2019

just an overall question about these dungeons is there a script or an addon I could run to see which ones ive done during this weeks lockout? I can never remember :)
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vioray

wrote on 10/26/2019

https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/saved_instances
mouseover Weekly Quests in the very first column (edited)
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Lolfix wrote on 09/12/2019

You know if you get Fras encounter in your run straight after defeating the critters in the trap with the gates. An emote in red text will appear and you can just run past Risen Guard and the fountain, and fight Fras.
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k0ders#1764

wrote on 08/28/2019

I started late on this one... wanted to grind pet levels for backup just in case. First clear I found the letter after clearing the scenario and going back. Second week I managed to get lucky with Fras. I'm wondering though if it's possible to encounter both of the bonus encounter bosses in the same scenario?
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Xandrie wrote on 09/06/2019

Yes, it's definitely possible to get both Malown and Fras Siabi in the same run. I got both, the first time I went in....and thanks to the pain others went through before me (those who have created strats here), I was able to beat them both.
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Pax wrote on 08/27/2019

Quick transport to Stratholme from Dalaran pet shop (same NPC as gives transport to the other pet dungeons)
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Shenk

wrote on 08/27/2019

either there or from the pet area in zuldazar/boralus