Brewmaster Monk Tank Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Sinzhu 27 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Brewmaster Monk for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Brewmaster Monk-specific information to deal with each boss in the Aberrus raid.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Brewmaster Monks and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

1.1.

Resetting Encounters with Transcendence

All Monk specializations — but especially Brewmasters — are capable of resetting most boss encounters with the use of Transcendence Icon Transcendence and Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer. This can be especially useful in a progression environment to save on repair costs and allow players to keep their consumable buffs, such as food from a Hoard of Draconic Delicacies Icon Hoard of Draconic Delicacies. All you have to do as a Monk is place your Transcendence spirit beyond the area that will normally be closed off after engaging the boss. Then, if you would like to reset the encounter, get the boss's attention with Provoke Icon Provoke and teleport outside the encounter area with Transcendence: Transfer. If done successfully, the boss will follow you outside and despawn.

Unless otherwise used during an encounter or mentioned in its tips section, it is highly recommended to get into the habit of setting up this form of fight reset. However, you should never feel forced to do so if there is a point in an encounter that you prefer having access to one of your most powerful mobility tools.

2.

Talent Selection

The first talent tree below is recommended for general use in raid encounters. Be aware that you may switch some points to gain specific utility against certain mechanics, which we will mention on specific bosses where relevant. If you are more comfortable with playing your Brewmaster, there is also an alternative build available to focus more on optimizing your damage; many of its talents will also be mentioned as potential adjustments per encounter. Remember that you can also easily import the talent trees below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons:

3.

Talent Cheat Sheets for Brewmaster Monks

Default/Defensive Raiding Talents Advanced/Offensive Raiding Talents
4.

Default/Defensive Raiding Talents for Brewmaster Monks

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Advanced/Offensive Raiding Talents for Brewmaster Monks

4.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

4.1.

Talent Adjustments

For this fight, use the generic raiding build linked above. As it is an exclusively single-target encounter, you may wish to talent into Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger and potentially Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo/Face Palm Icon Face Palm for slightly more damage.

4.2.

Tips

  • Swap tanking duties after every cast of Terror Claws Icon Terror Claws; do not underestimate how hard the initial hit can be.
  • As a tank player, you are unable to be targeted by Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts or Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish unless there are not enough players of other roles alive.
  • Avoid being knocked into any Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts by Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction.
  • As Kazzara loses health and more Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts and Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish are formed, begin moving her to other areas of the room to give players more space to deal with these mechanics.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

5.

The Amalgamation Chamber

5.1.

Talent Adjustments

Although there are two bosses present for the first part of this encounter, they must be kept far enough apart that you will only ever be fighting in single-target throughout. If you want some additional mobility, you can consider talenting into Improved Roll Icon Improved Roll by removing Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand Strike. You may also talent into Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger and potentially Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo/Face Palm Icon Face Palm for slightly more damage.

5.2.

Tips

  • Due to Elemental Instability Icon Elemental Instability, the Essence of Shadow and Eternal Blaze must be kept at least 25 yards away from each other at all times. They must additionally remain at least 50 yards away from each other to avoid receiving both the Blazing Heat and Corrupting Shadow Icon Corrupting Shadow debuffs.
    • This means you will not be able to remove your stacks of Corrupting Shadow Icon Corrupting Shadow or Blazing Heat until the Shadowflame Amalgamation appears.
  • If tanking the Essence of Shadow, be ready to move through an open gap during each Shadows Convergence Icon Shadows Convergence, and to move far away from each Coalescing Void Icon Coalescing Void.
  • If tanking the Eternal Blaze, be ready to soak any Molten Eruption Icon Molten Eruptions that are near you and will not be reached by another player in time.
  • Be aware that Eternal Blaze's Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor will be placed directly in front of the boss and should be soaked by multiple players. You can help do so with just Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic, Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation, or Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew in combination with Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew.
  • Once the Shadowflame Amalgamation is formed from either the Essence of Shadow or Eternal Blaze reaching 50% HP, you will alternate tanking duties after every cast of Withering Vulnerability Icon Withering Vulnerability, making sure not to hit the other tank with the following Shadowflame Burst Icon Shadowflame Burst. Be aware that Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration will also require at least 5 players to soak its damage, and will be placed much like Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor was.
6.

The Forgotten Experiments

6.1.

Talent Adjustments

This fight focuses largely on single-target damage, with some brief periods of fighting multiple adds with low health on HeroicHeroic difficulty. As such, the default build will be sufficient. Be aware that on MythicMythic difficulty, you will be fighting two bosses at a time for much of the fight instead; this makes Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg a viable option!

6.2.

Tips

  • General tips:
    • Throughout this fight, you will receive stacks of Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes from every boss's auto attacks. These are removed by having both tanks receive at least one stack before running into each other to immediately remove them and apply Infused Explosion Icon Infused Explosion to the raid.
      • You should only apply Infused Explosion Icon Infused Explosion once every 20 seconds.
  • When fighting Neldris:
    • Avoid being in the path of Rending Charge Icon Rending Charge.
    • Quickly move away during each cast of Bellowing Roar Icon Bellowing Roar.
  • When fighting Thadrion:
    • Be sure to not be the closest player to someone with Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence when it is dispelled, or the debuff will jump to you and make things more complicated.
    • On HeroicHeroic, move your bosses to the Erratic Remnants whenever they are created from the removal of Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence to assist in cleave damage.
  • When fighting Rionthus:
    • You can use Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust to remove the DoT and snare on players affected by Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate, though this is largely unnecessary.
    • Do not let any Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly orbs reach Rionthus; move him away or run into them to knock them away. Note in MythicMythic you will receive Temporal Fracture Icon Temporal Fracture for 20 seconds every time that you do.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

7.

Rashok, the Elder

7.1.

Talent Adjustments

For this fight, use the generic raiding build linked above. As it is an exclusively single-target encounter, you may wish to talent into Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger and potentially Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo/Face Palm Icon Face Palm for slightly more damage.

7.2.

Tips

  • Throughout this fight, you will be moving Rashok around the room as more Lava Vortex Icon Lava Vortexes are created with each Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam.
  • Tanking duties will alternate based on the sequence of abilities cast during each Wrath of Djaruun Icon Wrath of Djaruun combo. The most important thing to remember is that you cannot take two casts of Flaming Slash Icon Flaming Slash or Earthen Crush Icon Earthen Crush in a row.
  • Every player in the raid group must stand in each Charged Smash Icon Charged Smash to prevent Rashok from gaining extra Energy and triggering Ancient Fury Icon Ancient Fury.
  • Rashok's casting of Shadowlava Blast Icon Shadowlava Blast is your cue to move him into the Elder's Conduit Icon Elder's Conduit in the center of the room. If he is moved into the Conduit before Smoldering Rage Icon Smoldering Rage has expired, you will wipe.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

8.

Assault of the Zaqali

8.1.

Talent Adjustments

This fight is the main AoE encounter of the raid, with plenty of targets to fight at the same time. As such, pick up Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg, consider dropping a point of High Tolerance Icon High Tolerance for Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo, and swapping Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave for Chi Burst Icon Chi Burst.

8.2.

Tips

  • Be sure to face Warlord Kagni away from other players so that they do not get hit by Heavy Cudgel Icon Heavy Cudgel.
  • For most of the fight, you will be on a separate platform from your cotank. This means you will be responsible for gaining threat on all Magma Mystics, Obsidian Guards, Flamebound Hunstmen, and Zaqali Wallclimbers that spawn.
  • In MythicMythic difficulty, you will also have to deal with Ignara as she moves between platforms and pushes you back with Vigorous Gale Icon Vigorous Gale.
  • Upon reaching 30% HP, Warlord Kagni will return to the center of the balcony. At this time, you must again face him away from other players to avoid hitting them with Flaming Cudgel Icon Flaming Cudgel, swapping tanking duties after receiving two hits from the ability.
  • Roughly half of your raid's players must stand by the door being charged at with each Catastrophic Slam Icon Catastrophic Slam to split the damage and avoid triggering a Barrier Backfire Icon Barrier Backfire. Avoid soaking this mechanic while affected by Flaming Cudgel Icon Flaming Cudgel or Weakened Vitality Icon Weakened Vitality.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

9.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

9.1.

Talent Adjustments

This encounter features an occasional set of adds spawning in far-away corners of the room. As such, you may wish to talent into more mobility with Improved Roll Icon Improved Roll, but be sure to keep Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand Strike! You can also opt into Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg, if you wish.

9.2.

Tips

  • Throughout the fight, Zskarn will trigger multiple Dragonfire Traps Icon Dragonfire Traps on the ground; the two nearest to where he is standing will always be activated. Plan your positioning accordingly, keeping the middle of the room as clean as possible.
  • Swap tanking duties upon reaching 6-7 stacks of Searing Claws Icon Searing Claws, or whenever your debuff has fallen off. Due to spellqueueing, this may instead be at up to 12 stacks!
  • Whichever tank is not currently being attacked by Zskarn should focus on clearing any Shrapnel Bomb Icon Shrapnel Bombs in the encounter area. As a Brewmaster, you are uniquely strong in this role due to the power of Stagger Icon Stagger, along with being able to use Transcendence Icon Transcendence to more quickly get around.
    • A common alternative strategy is to use a third tank for this encounter, with them solely focusing on clearing these Shrapnel Bomb Icon Shrapnel Bombs instead.
  • Be aware that Zskarn will always activate the statues closest to him during each Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction.
  • The Dragonfire Golems created by each cast of Animate Golems Icon Animate Golems do not need to be tanked, but be aware that they are susceptible to crowd control such as Paralysis Icon Paralysis, Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep, Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, and even Clash Icon Clash.
10.

Magmorax

10.1.

Talent Adjustments

For this fight, use the generic raiding build linked above. As it is an exclusively single-target encounter, you may wish to talent into Eye of the Tiger Icon Eye of the Tiger and potentially Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo/Face Palm Icon Face Palm for slightly more damage. Although it does sacrifice access to an additional defensive cooldown, Yu'lon's Grace Icon Yu'lon's Grace will provide plenty of passive healing over the course of this encounter.

10.2.

Tips

  • Do not let Magmorax enter any Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddles under any circumstances, or he will immediately trigger a Blazing Tantrum Icon Blazing Tantrum.
  • Alternate tanking duties after every set of three Incinerating Maws Icon Incinerating Maws. Be aware that the third hit, in particular, will be the most deadly, so save your Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew for it, while still having defensives like Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic and Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm cover the entire chain.
  • Although you can stand in Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddles to reduce their size and remove them entirely, avoid reaching 25 stacks of Searing Heat Icon Searing Heat from doing so, or you will immediately be Incinerated Icon Incinerated in HeroicHeroic difficulty.
    • Note that on MythicMythic difficulty, your stacks of Searing Heat Icon Searing Heat are permanent, but you will instead be Incinerated Icon Incinerated at 50 stacks.
  • Make use of Transcendence Icon Transcendence and Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer to negate the knockback from Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp and prevent Magmorax from accidentally wandering into any Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddles.
  • If you are not actively tanking Magmorax, take advantage of your mobility such as Roll Icon Roll and Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust to help catch projectiles of Lava Ejection Icon Lava Ejection before they explode.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

11.

Echo of Neltharion

11.1.

Talent Adjustments

This fight focuses largely on single-target damage, with some brief periods of fighting multiple adds with low health in the final phase and a few larger adds beforehand. As such, the default build above will be sufficient, or you can opt into Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg for more "padding" in the later fight sections.

11.2.

Tips

  • Note that Transcendence Icon Transcendence is a particularly useful ability on this fight, as it enables you to bypass many of the restrictions created by Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth.
  • The Echo of Neltharion's auto attacks are particularly deadly in this encounter. You may have to play more defensively than usual.
  • Phase 1
    • Avoid causing any players to be separated from the sections of Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth rising up from the floor. These formations block line of sight!
    • The Echo of Neltharion will cast Echoing Fissure Icon Echoing Fissure in the direction he is facing; face him toward the wall (but not directly against it) to limit its danger for players.
    • Make use of Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike to be knocked into sections of Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth and Shatter Icon Shatter them to create more room for each subsequent Echoing Fissure Icon Echoing Fissure, and alternate tanking duties with each cast.
  • Intermission/Phase 2
    • As the intermission ends, be ready for more sections of Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth to emerge and again block the line of sight. Move Neltharion to a section where a Voice From Beyond is and begin damaging it to remove its absorb from Hidden in Void Icon Hidden in Void.
      • If on HeroicHeroic difficulty, do not position Neltharion directly next to a Voice From Beyond, lest the players affected by Corruption Icon Corruption get slain from passive cleave damage dealt to the boss while they are removing Hidden in Void Icon Hidden in Void instead.
    • Be sure to not accidentally damage any players affected by Corruption Icon Corruption, as they are hostile to you!
    • When affected by Sunder Shadow Icon Sunder Shadow, you may freely move through Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth. Use this time to stand in another section containing a different Voice From Beyond. Upon being hit by Shadow Strike Icon Shadow Strike, you will Shatter Icon Shatter the Twisted Earth between where you were standing and your body's position. At this time, swap tanking duties.
  • Phase 3
    • During this phase, the Echo of Neltharion will trigger Sunder Reality Icon Sunder Reality on nearby sections of Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth, creating portals that continuously spawn Twisted Aberration adds. Be ready to pick them up!
    • During each cast of Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction, stand in a portal to gain Sundered Reality Icon Sundered Reality and survive.
    • While you may continue to use Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike to Shatter Icon Shatter pieces of Twisted Earth Icon Twisted Earth and limit the number of Sunder Reality Icon Sunder Reality portals creating Twisted Aberrations, this is generally not recommended. Instead, simply be knocked into one of the edges of the room.
    • Be aware that there will be times when both you and your cotank are debuffed by Calamitous Strike Icon Calamitous Strike. This is when you are most at risk of death to both the Twisted Aberrations and the Echo of Neltharion himself!

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

12.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

12.1.

Talent Adjustments

Scalecommander Sarkareth's encounter largely consists of fighting only one target, though Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg is still recommended for the occasional waves of adds in later phases. It also features a lot of movement over the course of the fight. As such, you may wish to talent into more mobility with Improved Roll Icon Improved Roll, but be sure to keep Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand Strike! If on MythicMythic, you must ensure you have Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic talented.

12.2.

Tips

  • Throughout the fight, pay attention to your stacks of Oblivion Icon Oblivion. Reaching 10 stacks will always send you into the Emptiness Between Stars Icon Emptiness Between Stars, a separate phase of the encounter area where you must run into three circles near your position to escape before your debuff expires and instantly kills you. However, while in this area, you may also grab up to 10 stacks of Astral Flare Icon Astral Flare to gain additional Haste and movement speed! Consider doing so whenever you enter this location during the encounter.
  • Phase 1
    • Position Scalecommander Sarkareth near the edge of the platform, but make sure to not be knocked off during the brief pushback from Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl.
    • Rotate around the edge of the room with each cast of Scorching Bomb Icon Scorching Bomb, swapping tanking duties with every cast of Burning Claws Icon Burning Claws.
      • Be aware that you will damage the raid when Burning Claws Icon Burning Claws expires based on how much damage your health received from its DoT effect. Consider using Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew, Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic, Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, and even Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew in this phase to reduce the final explosion's power.
    • Once you have been debuffed by Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl, you must stand in one cast of Mass Disintegrate Icon Mass Disintegrate or Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath to remove the effect, receiving the Disintegrated Icon Disintegrated or Seared Icon Seared debuffs instead for the remainder of the phase. Failure to do so will cause you to be Dazzled Icon Dazzled at the end of the phase and very likely slain.
  • If your damage is particularly high, Scalecommander Sarkareth will automatically enter Phase 2 upon reaching 65% health. Otherwise, this is a timed phase.
  • Phase 2
    • At the start of this phase, you will be automatically be given 10 stacks of Oblivion Icon Oblivion and sent to the Emptiness Between Stars Icon Emptiness Between Stars. Do not interrupt End Existence Icon End Existence until the cast has nearly completed to ensure everyone has returned — preferably with 10 stacks of Astral Flare Icon Astral Flare!
    • Continue rotating along the outer edge of the platform, being careful to not be knocked off by Abyssal Breath Icon Abyssal Breath.
    • Swap tanking duties after each cast of Void Claws Icon Void Claws, being sure to stay at least 20 yards away from other players when the debuff is about to expire.
    • With each Abyssal Breath Icon Abyssal Breath, allow Sarkareth to return to you rather than moving to where he has landed, as many Null Glimmers will also spawn and need to be gathered. Be sure to not allow them to finish a cast of Blasting Scream Icon Blasting Scream; they are also susceptible to Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep!
      • On HeroicHeroic difficulty, these Glimmers must also be moved through a Desolate Blossom Icon Desolate Blossom to negate their passive healing from Rescind Icon Rescind. This is an excellent job for Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace.
    • In HeroicHeroic, be mindful of the knockback from Infinite Duress Icon Infinite Duress; Transcendence Icon Transcendence can be used to save you in an emergency.
  • Phase 3
    • Begin in the center of the room, running toward the edge when Sarkareth casts his first Cosmic Ascension Icon Cosmic Ascension to place Astral Formation Icon Astral Formations in convenient locations. Be ready to gather the additional Null Glimmers that spawn from the center of the area. You will no longer be able to remove their Rescind Icon Rescind healing buff in this phase.
    • Alternate tanking duties with every cast of Void Slash Icon Void Slash. This mechanic will hit every player in front of Sarkareth; be especially careful!
    • While you are debuffed by Void Slash Icon Void Slash, run into the small swirls of Motes of Oblivion Icon Motes of Oblivion falling from the sky to quickly reach 10 stacks of Oblivion Icon Oblivion and enter the Emptiness Between Stars Icon Emptiness Between Stars before your debuff expires!
    • On HeroicHeroic, continue to be mindful of the knockback from Infinite Duress Icon Infinite Duress.
    • Hide behind an Astral Formation Icon Astral Formation during each cast of Scouring Eternity Icon Scouring Eternity to avoid being slain. You are also safe from this mechanic while in the Emptiness Between Stars Icon Emptiness Between Stars.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Tips reviewed for Awakened raids in Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Page reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Default raiding build adjusted for new talents in Patch 10.1.5.
  • 24 May 2023: Tips updated for most encounters based on recent progression.
  • 03 May 2023: Magmorax tips updated to reflect changes the fight has received.
  • 29 Apr. 2023: Guide created.
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