Hi MMO Champion,
First of all, I hope it is alright I post these kind of posts outside of the pinned video thread. I did this on the Mage forum (when I was playing Mage, and had great success with it) This thread is meant to be a guide/discussion for how to play on H: Elegon as a Brewmaster Tank. If any of you have comments, ideas or anything else of relevance, make sure you reply to the thread. Including anything I should've done differently in the video, as I'm always trying to improve.
Vent is always included in my videos, so other players can use the videos for tactical guidance as well, as well call out a lot of shit on Vent mid-fight.
This is our first kill of HEROIC Elegon (10-man) as a guild.
LINK TO THE VIDEO: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1150838-Monk-PoV-Videos?p=18926630&viewfull=1#post1892663
Guild: The Machine of Sylvanas-EU (Horde).
Kill date: 29th of October, 2012.
PoV: Zumzar - Brewmaster Monk. Armory at http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...rchan/advanced
We used 2 tanks, 2 healers and 6 dps for this.
Before we pull the boss I use Transcendence, so I can quickly get out to reset my stacks. You see me doing this @ 00:40. This is a good way to get some extra dps in on the boss, instead of standing outside waiting for the first add to spawn.
Tanking this boss is pretty simple. Every time an add spawns, whoever is tanking the boss at that time taunts the add and the OT takes over on tanking Elegon. As a Monk you wanna make sure you have CDs up most of the time when tanking Elegon, as he hits rather hard. Make sure you remove your Stagger often. When tanking the adds I tried to move them outside at around ~30 % hp, as that seemed to work for avoiding ticks inside. If you're assigned to soaking an explosion outside, you can use Zen Meditation. Works brilliantly.
In phase 2 (the draw power phase) we were aiming for 5 sets of adds, before letting them go through. Monks are brilliant on this as Touch of Death is great for killing one add on the 5th wave. Since not being able to kill adds was wiping us a lot, I tried to make sure I had full energy every time the adds spawned and saving Keg Smash for the adds. In the fifth wave of adds, I soloed one with Touch of Death as you can see @ 02:56 and again @ 06:47. In the first transition phase (could might as well have been the second) I use Transition outside the circle (see 03:18) so I can quickly reset my stacks in the last phase of the fight. You see me using this @ 08:38.
In the transition phases with the pillars, other than dps'ing pillars, I try to throw Dizzying Haze at the adds, so they don't go on the Healers and rape their faces. They hit like trucks, so you can't tank them. As these adds are being brought inside to be AoE'd down, I utilize Leg Sweep to stun them, followed by a Keg Smash and a Breath of Fire. See 08:10.
In the last phase, I start as off tank and taunt the boss as soon as the Warrior tank goes to reset his stacks. When he is back and has taunted, I use the Transcendence I put down in P2 and Transfer outside for a quick reset. And yes, it seems like I forgot to use Elusive Brew and Fortifying Brew in the last phase, gg, but they should obviously be used to reduce dmg taken in the last phase. When offtanking, try and use Avert Harm to help on the raid damage.
Ventrilo: Yes, for the entire fight.
WoL from the kill: WoL LINK
My UI in 1920x1080 (Updated 21st of October, 2012):
If you're interessted in learning more about my UI, see this thread: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...v1-0-by-Zumzar
Songs: The songs are listed at the end credits, in order of appearance.