If you wish to be a part of our community here at WoW contender and test your duelling skills against the best players on your realm you must become familiar with our duelling rules and how our duelling system works before you commence your duel.
Our rules are non-negotiable and were specifically designed to ensure a fair contest between 2 players.
- A duel is best out of 3 battles.
- Contenders have 5 mintues preparation time between duel battles unless otherwise organised between contenders.
- A duel comprises of 2 contenders and 2 adjudicators (one for each contender).
- Contenders will fight until there is a winner.
- Contenders can only duel other contenders in the same zone, realm and faction.
- Contenders can only duel other contenders in their rank range (i.e. peasant vs. peasant).
- Contenders must be level 80 to duel.
- Contenders may only create a duel or accept a duel if they have and select an adjudicator from their adjudicator list.
- The contender that wins the duel will receive 80% of the gold wager, with 10% each going to the 2 adjudicators.
- A contender's wager must be given to their adjudicator before the duel commences.
- The maximum amount a contender may wager is 5000 gold.
- The minimum amount a contender may wager is 10 gold.
- contenders can accept a maximum of 10 duels and register for a maximum of 10 duels at one time.
- If a contender flees a battle they automatically lose that battle.
- In the rare case where a contender is ganked during a battle, the current battle will be replayed.
- Contenders are only allowed to self-buff (i.e. horn of winter, heroic shout). No other buffs are permitted.
- Contenders are not allowed to use buff potions/food.
- If a contender is seen using non self buffs, they will forfeit that battle.
- If a contender is buffed or healed during a battle by a passerby then the battle will be replayed.
- Contenders are allowed to use bandages, healing and mana potions and non-buff food during battles.
- A contender is given 3 warnings before they are blacklisted (account suspended).
- WoW Contender only schedules individual duels. Contenders must schedule another duel to receive more points/gold.
- There are 5 contender ranks to obtain in WoW Contender. The more duels a contender wins the more points they obtain and the higher their rank. It is a contender's rank and score that sets them apart from other contenders and what determines the best duellist on each realm.
- Contender ranks are as follows:
|| (–50 to 50 rank points)
|| (51 to 200 rank points)
|| (201 to 500 rank points)
|| (501 to 1000 rank points)
|| (1001 to 2500 rank points)
|| (2501 rank points)
- WoW Contender recommends looking up your opponents gear before accepting a duel, if you yourself are not particularly geared; because once a duel is actioned it is final.
- Please see the Faqs section to find out more information on what happens when contenders do not turn up to the duel.
- Adjudicators act as referees for a duel. This is a privileged position to hold. One of trust and responsibility and should not be abused.
- Any registered user can be an adjudicator for any other registered user as long as they are in the same zone, realm and faction.
- Adjudicators are given their contender's wager to hold before the duel commences.
- Adjudicators earn 10% each of winnings for their service.
- If an adjudicator does not show for a scheduled duel and the duel still takes place, the remaining adjudicator will earn 20% of winnings for their service.
- The adjudicators have final say in all battles and as a group have the right to disqualify contenders.
- Once a duel is completed, both adjudicators have to log the duel result with WoW Contender for the duel to count.
- Even if a duel does not occur it is the adjudicators job to submit the duel result or they will lose points.
- Dishonest adjudicators or adjudicators that abuse their power will be blacklisted from WoW Contender and will never be able to participate as contenders or adjudicators. The Black List will remain on WoW Contender branding the user a dishonest player. As a result this could have repercussions on your reputation within World of Warcraft.
- There are 4 attainable ranks in WoW Contender for adjudicators. The higher your rank and score the more respected and trusted an adjudicator you will be, and the more gold you will be able to make from adjudicating duels.
- Adjudicator rankings are as follows:
|| (–50 to 100 rank points)
|| (101 to 500 rank points)
|| (501 to 1000 rank points)
|| (1001 rank points)
- Please check the Faqs to find out how points get allocated/deducted when there is an adjudicator duel dispute, an adjudicator discrepancy in submitted results or if adjudicators involved do not turn up to the duel.
- If a contender wins a duel without losing a single battle they are awarded 7 rank points.
- If a contender loses a duel without winning a single battle they are subtracted 7 rank points.
- If a contender wins a duel but loses one battle they are awarded 4 rank points.
- If a contender loses a duel but wins one battle they are subtracted 4 rank points.
- An adjudicator receives 5 rank points per duel.
- A contender starts with 0 rank points and cannot have less than -50 rank points.
- An adjudicator starts with 0 rank points and cannot have less than -50 rank points.
How our duelling system works
To take part in a duel you must first register an account with WoW Contender and activate your account.
Once your account is activated, you can log into your account.
Once logged in, you will be taken to the My Account page and will need to populate your adjudicator list with other registered users that have World of Warcraft characters on the same zone/realm/faction as yourself.
Once you add a user as an adjudicator, they will not appear in your adjudicator list until they accept your request. They will receive mail in their Mailbox and may accept or deny your request.
adjudicators act as referees for your duel, and contenders may only create a duel or accept a duel if they have and select an adjudicator from their adjudicator list.
Once your adjudicator list is populated with at least 1 adjudicator, then you now have the option of searching for duels and accepting the ones that suit you, or providing details of when you wish to duel and waiting on other contenders to accept.
A contender can create a duel of their choosing using the Duel Signup page. Upon submitting their duel, the contender's chosen adjudicator is sent a duel request to their Mailbox and the status of the duel is set to Pending Adj. If the adjudicator accepts the request then the duel status is set to Open and is available for other users to accept. However if the adjudicator declines the request then the duel status is set to Cancelled and the contender may create another duel if they so choose. Contenders will be notified if their adjudicator has accepted or declined their request through the Mailbox. Contenders can create a maximum of 10 duels at any one time.
If a contenders duel is not accepted within the given date/time, then the duel status is set to Expired and can be deleted from the My Duels page.
A contender can also search for duels within their zone/realm/faction by using the Duel Search page. Once a contender finds a duel which they wish to accept, their chosen adjudicator is sent a duel request to their Mailbox and the status of the duel is set to Pending User. If the contender's adjudicator accepts the duel request then the status of the duel is set to Accepted.
A maximum of 5 contenders can be pending for a duel. The contender's adjudicator that accepts the duel request first determines which contender will be duelling. Contenders will be notified through the Mailbox. Contenders can be pending for a maximum of 10 duels at any one time.
Contenders can check their upcoming duels in their My Duels page.
Once the duel is completed, both adjudicators must log in to their WoW Contender account and submit the duel results. This can be done using the Adjudicator Submit page.
Once adjudicators submit results the status of the duel is changed to Completed and can be deleted from the My Duels page.
Please see the Faqs section to find out more information about how adjudicator submission works, what to do if there is a duel dispute, a discrepancy in submitted results or if someone does not turn up to a duel.
A user's My Account page.