I'm seeing more and more guilds realize how nice a GOOD BrM is to have in a raid as they are all running or looking for one to tank. Most of the top guilds on my server run with a Monk though think only 3-4 others have me beat in iLevel currently.
Hilariously easy fight as a BrM. The only dangerous parts is when the raid doesnt know not to stack too hard for ball lightnning and the nature dmg goes through the roof. Everything else is cake about it
How is a Brm able to soak each decap?
~2.5 million damage -> [60% stagger] -> 1 million damage -> [500k guard] -> 500k decapitate, somewhat unpredictable.
~2.5 million damage -> [60% stagger] -> 1 million damage -> [dampen harm] -> 500k decapitate, more reliable.
~2.5 million damage -> [20% redux - fort brew] -> 2 million damage -> [80% stagger] -> 400k decapitate, getting pretty weak.
~2.5 million damage -> [20% redux - fort brew] -> 2 million damage -> [92% stagger - cancelaura elusive brew] -> 160k decapitate, lolable, won't even proc dampen harm.
I went with option #4 as we just tank the boss with decapitate debuff active (100% more damage) to cheese vengeance so fort brew isn't wasted.
There are 3 decaps in phase 1. Paladin vengeance cheeses #1, I vengeance cheese #2, then I taunt and zen med #3 for another 300k vengeance cheese.
Happy to hear that some guilds double monked it, our class is getting more and more in a even more better tankposition!
With 5.3 when pallys battlehealer gets nerfed we will close up a litte more.
Öhhhm yeah, gratz on Ra-Den too! Stalked your Armory and have seen it! how long did u need to take him down?
Last edited by Genoqt; 2013-04-27 at 06:24 AM.
We did it in 20 total pulls, but the 1st 5 or so was figuring out specific placement versus real attempts. Then we had some dps issues for the next couple, then it was just working on cd rotation. Overall, it was pretty much of a letdown after the clusterf^&W of Lei Shen. But we set our goals as finishing US 1st 10m, and we did that, plus finished world 10th 10m, and 18th overall. Not too shabby.
Great job, hope we can get there in the next few weeks aswell... 3 to go till Lei Shen...
Ra-Den in the first reset of attempts, thats impressive. Glad you guys finished so strong - you earned it. Your assistance on these forums as well as in PMs is always appreciated!
The tier was the 2nd best overall IMHO next to Ulduar, and while some fights I thought at the time were slightly overtuned, usually one week of gear overcame it with ease the following week so it was pretty well done until Ra-den.
I will probably write up a blog about each fight this tier, my impressions, tactics, tricks, etc.
That would be great! A Blog about your progression through the tier would be very nice!
I love this guide, it's helped me get into Brewmaster but I've been reading other places and I'm completely confused about stat priority at the moment. I'm just starting out really, aiming for LFRs and then maybe more after. I'd love to read through 160 odd pages but it's a minefield Any pokes in the right direction for stats would be ace.
Decide that and then you can pick how much hit/expertise you want. Most people agree that you should get at least hit cap and some expertise. I prefer capping hit and hardcapping (15%) expertise.
For casual stuff like LFR or even 10 man heroics I think you should stack crit rating and gems and use agility enchants and meta gem.
The most important thing is to play well, keep shuffle up, purify when you need to and use elusive brew and other cooldowns intelligently. Practice a lot and find out what works best for you
Hey guys, with guard, should i be using it on CD or using it to mitigate large amounts of damage; Talon Rake or horidons thing for example?