theblkhawk

10m Normal ToT

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Hello fellow players. My friends and I have just recently returned to WoW in the past 3 months, and we are just getting geared enough to where we are starting to look at the normal Throne of Thunder with eager eyes. In our raid group, the tanks are my brewmaster and a blood dk. We are probably the most geared in our group. My Armory and AMR are here respectively: <http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/kiljaeden/Hawkhawk/advanced>
<http://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/gear/usa/kil'jaeden/hawkhawk>

My first question is do you think we would be ready?
I am confident in my rotation and my playstyle with the way my stats are currently with the crit build, but I do wonder about my enchants. I am horrid at making gold, and I can never seem to find enough to buy the expensive enchants. Would enchanting windsong be bad? And if so please explain. 
My current rotation is something like keg smash, into blackout kick*, tiger palm, expel harm, jab, *Blackout kick every three chi* and repeat until I need to blow cooldowns for boss abilities. However, it does vary based on the encounter. I do not struggle in LFR which gives me the confidence to move on to bigger things.

I am loving my BrM and just want to improve. Any advice or critique would be greatly appreciated. Our guild is located here:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/guild/kiljaeden/DROP_BEATS_NOT_BOMBS/

Thanks!
 

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You are MORE than ready to take on ToT, at least the early fights.  We walked into it at around 515 ilvl, clearing it in a single week, so you should be fine to push at least the majority of the instance.

 

Windsong really isn't bad for BrM, or most tanks, really.  It's about 80-90% as effective as Dancing Steel, to toss an educated guess at it.

 

You shouldn't be using Expel Harm on cooldown, instead using it any time you're under 80% health for maximum effectiveness.  Otherwise, you're rotation is good.  I used to use a priority system like this:

 

Keg Smash > Expel Harm @ >80% > BoK > Jab > Tiger Palm

 

Your armory looks pretty good, but I'd would look for different trinkets.  Stam trinkets aren't very effective in MoP, and something different to smooth out Chi gen (such as Vicious Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault) or to increase your effective mitigation (such as Bottle of Infinite Stars) would be a better fit than Stam, and would also increase your damage.

 

If you happen to start logging your raids, I would definitely be willing to help analyze others in your raid as well.  But without that, it's hard to tell if they're not properly doing their rotations.

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Yeah i figured it would be tough to give too much advice with the info I have at the moment. Considering this is my first time posting I feel it's more like a Hi. After this weekend I will probably create another post with more information depending on how it went. I have also been struggling with the Dark Shamans in SoO LFR. I follow the tank or take the lead to kite the shamans out of their AoEs, but I seem to be dying a lot on this fight. Is this common on BrM monks? The fight is just so busy I would not be surprised if I am standing in or on something I shouldnt be.

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Yeah i figured it would be tough to give too much advice with the info I have at the moment. Considering this is my first time posting I feel it's more like a Hi. After this weekend I will probably create another post with more information depending on how it went. I have also been struggling with the Dark Shamans in SoO LFR. I follow the tank or take the lead to kite the shamans out of their AoEs, but I seem to be dying a lot on this fight. Is this common on BrM monks? The fight is just so busy I would not be surprised if I am standing in or on something I shouldnt be.

Well, hi as well!  And welcome to Icy-Veins.

 

If you're looking to do more analysis, you should check out the IV WarcraftLogs guide here.  It'll give you the resources to look deep into everyones actions and the damage you/they take.

 

It's a tough fight for BrMs, because they typically maintain less health and they can't Stagger the big single magic hits that hit you.  You could use the Glyph of Guard and Diffuse Magic to help mitigate the hits.  The spell that is probably gibbing you is Froststorm Strike and it's corresponding debuff.

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