My guild just got to 6/6 last night and I just want to share some information with my fellow brewmaster tanks out there!
Will of the Emperor hits like a MOTHER ******. My first thought was "omfg I must have been in the wrong stance, because something is just WRONG here". But the reality is that these guys just hits really, really hard!
I went there with my usual build (Hit/expertise to softcap > haste > crit > mastery)
The first 2-3 tries I was getting smashed hard. I thought about going out and gem/reforge for stamina/mastery, but I was being to stubbon. I wanted to believe that my current build could handle this.
After 2-3 more tries we actually got a kill.
My experience was that as long as I had a really good uptime on shuffle, timed my CD rotation really carefully and cleared the stagger stacks, I actually wasnt taking more damage than our druidtank and the healing on me was fine (even though it was hard and my hp was dancing from time to time). You need to be wise on your CD´s and selfhealing. I know that some will say that you always need to, but on this fight its just a must, which makes it quite an entertaining fight. I really liked it. ´
So dont listen to your guildies, shouting at you "ROLL DK/PALA/WARRIOR".
Brewmasters are badass and we handle massive damage like this!
I just wanted to share this with you