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1. Ezra Grimm
2. Postmaster Malown

Last updated 2022-12-05

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 for the following pets:

Crypt Fiend
Gruesome Belcher

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: Ezra Grimm and Postmaster Malown.

1. Ezra Grimm

works like a rare boss in the form of a world quest, meaning that there is a low chance for him to spawn randomly. She appears in stage 7 of the dungeon, right behind the Risen Guard and beating her 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 she spawns. But be warned: she 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.


wrote on 2024-05-15 02:34:01

Is it my imagination, or has Fras Siabi gone the way of everybody in Azeroth with a similar name?


wrote on 2024-05-15 04:07:55

He did. Anything with a naming convention that could be connected to Alex Afrasiabi was given a different name.


wrote on 2023-04-22 19:51:49

Ezra Grimm is a Forsaken male. "Ezra" is a man's name.


wrote on 2021-09-25 03:12:52

Got Ezra and the postmaster at last - in the same run... strats worked perfectly, ty


wrote on 2021-01-12 19:51:39

Heads up that if you get DC'd after clicking the letter, even if you can keep doing the dungeon, clicking the mailbox does nothing. Went back and looked for the letters again just in case but no luck


wrote on 2021-01-06 10:53:26

Yesterday I could enter, but today, I keep getting kicked out after performing 6-ish rounds. Message; you have been removed from the group. Pretty weird since it's a one-man dungeon:( Anyone had this at hand earlier, or even today?


wrote on 2020-11-05 13:52:41

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.

Edit 2 (to avoid spamming): I have run this dungeon enough times to get *all* of the rewards, and yet I have never once seen Fras Siabi spawn. Hate when "low chance" feels like "no chance in hell". (edited)


wrote on 2020-10-21 16:15:22

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)

Rakenessa wrote on 2020-04-24 13:42:31

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


wrote on 2020-04-24 16:11:17

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)


wrote on 2020-04-26 10:50:39

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.


wrote on 2020-03-16 22:16:42

Thank you everything worked perfectly on all of the fights


wrote on 2019-12-09 09:03:44

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)

kathie wrote on 2019-11-10 07:53:32

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.


wrote on 2019-11-10 12:53:43

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


wrote on 2019-11-09 10:12:00

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


wrote on 2019-11-09 10:31:37

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


wrote on 2019-10-17 09:08:49

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 :)


wrote on 2019-10-25 18:15:43

mouseover Weekly Quests in the very first column (edited)


wrote on 2019-10-23 18:24:54

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


wrote on 2019-08-02 03:03:25

Would it be possible to upload a larger resolution of the image that also isn't using red font?


wrote on 2019-08-02 03:25:17

The co-ordinates in red on the map are also written in copyable plain text right beside it.


wrote on 2019-08-02 18:20:12

I do not use TomTom.


wrote on 2019-09-15 11:43:40

Just a FYI, I'm colorblind and can barely make out the red dots and only partially make out the numbers. I use TomTom but if map/text was different color it would be a lot easier to use.


wrote on 2019-09-15 11:55:06

For future maps what color works best? Unfortunately, sometimes these maps don't do well with black. Is the green for the mailbox location okay? (edited)


wrote on 2019-09-15 16:17:04

can't make a map that works perfect for everybody's eyes, hence the tomtom coords (edited)


wrote on 2019-09-21 14:50:20

Same here as Ken. A dark brown or even just straight black would work better, imo.


wrote on 2019-09-21 15:26:22

Thank you for the feedback -- we'll keep that in mind for future maps :)

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