Defence of the Prancing Pony

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Defence of the Prancing Pony, is a level 35-130 skirmish, is located within Bree at The Prancing Pony. Skirmishes, can be started by using the Instance Finder, (as long as you're not in an instance already). A shorter version is run once during the tutorial.

Bree was a beacon of freedom for all in the North, until brigands took it for their own. The inhabitants of Bree have spent the occupation holed up within The Prancing Pony. Barricaded within The Prancing Pony desperately awaiting help. Angered at their uprising, the brigands have decided to burn them out....


This Skirmish has a minimum level of 35.

Group, Level and Tier

There are three Tiers of difficulty for this Skirmish

You can start this skirmish for the following groups:

  • Solo (1) or Duo (2)
  • Small Fellowship (3) or Fellowship (6)
  • Raid (12)


There is one quest in this skirmish that scales to your level. You will automatically receive it when entering the Skirmish.

A shorter version of the skirmish is run once during the Tutorial. This is scaled at the level of the character at the time it is run.

Other Quests:




Mobs are encountered at various levels depending on the size and level of the skirmish:

  • Weak
  • Hale
  • Strong
  • Staunch

In addition random skirmish lieutenants are encountered depending on the size of the skirmish, see the page Skirmish Lieutenants.

There are some fixed Mobs and Bosses


Random Encounter mobs:

Instance Overview

Fight waves of assaults while keeping the Torch-bearer away from the Inn. You will get some help defending the Inn from Second-watcher Heathstraw who must survive.

  • I try to wait near Second-watcher Heathstraw for the next wave of attackers.
  • If you have an offensive soldier, instruct him or her to engage the enemy before you attack the Weak Southern Torch-bearer.
  • Second-watcher Heathstraw has a better change of surviving if you engage the enemy before they get close enough to aggro him.
  • If you are not able to do the encounters between waves of attackers, most of them can be put off until after Goilog is defeated, but before you talk to Second-watcher Heathstraw to end the skirmish.

Boss and End Fight

Simple boss fight against Goilag in a final showdown. Remember to loot Goilag's corpse before leaving.

Name Species
Goilag Uruk
  • By level stat details are on the boss page


Remember to loot Goilag corpse before leaving. Competing the skirmish will reward Men of Bree Reputation. Rewards and Loot scale to the level, group size and tier of the Skirmish. Loot is found:

  • Completing quest flags or objectives
  • Lieutenants
  • Encounters
  • End Boss
  • Fancy Wooden Chest (appears after the boss fight)
  • Sometimes you will need to activate the last banner before the chest appears, be aware and DON'T LEAVE until after you find the boss loot or chest.

Skirmish Marks are the main rewards and currency of skirmishes. They are not stored in one's inventory; but found in the skirmish and player's wallet windows. Marks, Medallions, and Seals are used to barter at the many skirmish barterers.

Summary Loot List