Brewmaster Monk Tank Castle Nathria Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Jan 22, 2021 at 10:51 by Sinzhu 15 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: Castle Nathria. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.2.

1.

Introduction and Disclaimer

This section will be devoted to providing you with insight into fighting the bosses of Castle Nathria as a Brewmaster Monk. It is meant to give you advice on ideal Talent and Legendary Power choices for each encounter, as well as offer tips that may help your specialization in particular. These will not be full encounter breakdowns, but rather a quick summation of what to expect as a Brewmaster and how to more easily succeed.

Disclaimer: the information shown here is based upon currently known strategies in each difficulty. As certain bosses have changed over time, parts of this page will receive further updates as progression continues in a live environment.

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 both repair costs and allow players to keep their consumable buffs, such as food from a Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism. 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, simply get the attention of the boss with Provoke Icon Provoke and teleport outside of the encounter area with Transcendence: Transfer. If done successfully, the boss will follow you outside and de-spawn.

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 Cheatsheet

Shriekwing Huntsman Altimor Sun King's Salvation Artificer Xy'Mox Hungering Destroyer Lady Inerva Darkvein The Council of Blood Sludgefist Stone Legion Generals Sire Denathrius

We advise to use the following talents on Shriekwing.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Shriekwing.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Huntsman Altimor.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Huntsman Altimor.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Sun King's Salvation.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Artificer Xy'Mox.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Hungering Destroyer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on The Council of Blood.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Council of Blood.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Sludgefist.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sludgefist.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Stone Legion Generals.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Stone Legion Generals.

  1. Fatal Touch Icon Fatal Touch
  2. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  3. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg

We advise to use the following talents on Sire Denathrius.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sire Denathrius.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
3.

Shriekwing

We advise you to use the following talents against Shriekwing.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Shriekwing.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
3.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Shriekwing guide.

4.

Huntsman Altimor

We advise you to use the following talents against Huntsman Altimor.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Huntsman Altimor.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
4.1.

Tips

  • While Margore is active, swap tanking between Altimor and the beast on 2-3 stacks of Jagged Bleed. A Kyrian's Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity can also remove this debuff.
  • While Bargast is active, be ready to move him away from Altimor before each cast of Shades of Bargast Icon Shades of Bargast and Rip Soul Icon Rip Soul.
  • So long as you are still at 100% Health after being hit by Rip Soul Icon Rip Soul, your spawned soul will only require minimal healing. Coordinate with your healers and make clever use of Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew!
  • Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace can help knock away a Shade of Barghast that has spawned too close to the group. In addition to this, Paralysis Icon Paralysis can be used to help apply more stacks of Destabilize Icon Destabilize or interrupt Deathly Roar Icon Deathly Roar.
  • While Hecutis active, all of its auto-attacks will apply Crushing Stone Icon Crushing Stone even if you successfully dodge them with Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler.
  • Avoid having Hecutis' Crushing Stone Icon Crushing Stone buff go over 2-3 stacks.
  • In Mythic, be ready to move Huntsman Altimor after Sinseeker Icon Sinseeker when Bargast or Hecutis are active. There will be multiple souls spawned from Pierce Soul Icon Pierce Soul that must not reach the boss.

For more information, please refer to our Huntsman Altimor guide.

5.

Sun King's Salvation

We advise you to use the following talents against Sun King's Salvation.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sun King's Salvation.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
5.1.

Tips

  • While a Shade of Kael'thas is not present, swap on 2 stacks of Vanquished Icon Vanquished from a Rockbound Vanquisher. A Kyrian's Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity can also remove this debuff.
  • Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue can help you gain threat on the adds that are constantly spawning throughout this encounter.
  • Help interrupt Vulgar Brand Icon Vulgar Brand from the Vile Occultists.
  • Neither Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace nor Clash Icon Clash can be used to help keep Soul Infusers away from the Soul Pedestals at the front of the room. Paralysis Icon Paralysis and Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep can be used on them, however, at a reduced duration on each.
  • When a Shade of Kael'thas is active, swap tanking duties on every 2-3 stacks of Burning Remnants Icon Burning Remnants received from Fiery Strike Icon Fiery Strike.
  • Fiery Strike Icon Fiery Strike is a frontal cone. Do not be in front of the Shade of Kael'thas if not actively tanking it.
  • In Heroic, be aware that Blazing Surge Icon Blazing Surge will not be targeting you.
  • In Mythic, it may be useful to take advantage of the bonus movement speed from Provoke Icon Provoke to more quickly reposition the Shade of Kael'thas. He cannot move while attempting to cast Unleashed Pyroclasm Icon Unleashed Pyroclasm.

For more information, please refer to our Sun King's Salvation guide.

6.

Artificer Xy'Mox

We advise you to use the following talents against Artificer Xy'Mox.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Artificer Xy'Mox.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
6.1.

Tips

  • Swap tanking during each cast of Glyph of Destruction Icon Glyph of Destruction. The boss will not move while applying this debuff.
  • Make use of the Dimensional Tear Icon Dimensional Tears to get far away from your raid when given the Glyph of Destruction Icon Glyph of Destruction debuff. Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm and Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation can also be useful for reducing your damage taken while far away from your healers.
  • The bonus movement speed from Provoke Icon Provoke can be very useful for getting the boss where you want them throughout the fight.
  • Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace cannot be used to help keep Fleeting Spirit from reaching their targets, but you also cannot be targeted by their Fixate as a tank.
  • During the final phase, avoid being near the center of the room as Edge of Annihilation Icon Edge of Annihilation attempts to drag you closer.
  • Night Fae and Venthyr players have an advantage in this fight with the added mobility from Soulshape Icon Soulshape and Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows.

For more information, please refer to our Artificer Xy'Mox guide.

7.

Hungering Destroyer

We advise you to use the following talents against Hungering Destroyer.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Hungering Destroyer.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
7.1.

Tips

  • Although auto-attack damage can be dodged with Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler, the damage dealt from Hungering Strikes Icon Hungering Strikes cannot. Keep the stacks of Growing Hunger Icon Growing Hunger below 5-6 when possible by alternating tanking duties on every cast of Overwhelm Icon Overwhelm.
  • An especially good time to make use of Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew is immediately after each cast of Overwhelm Icon Overwhelm.
  • Transcendence Icon Transcendence can be useful to place before beginning the encounter in an area of the room that you can teleport to avoid standing by other players during Expunge Icon Expunge — and place your Obliterating Rift Icon Obliterating Rift far away from the action in Heroic.
  • Move the boss near an edge of the room before it reaches 100 Energy and casts Consume Icon Consume to provide your raiders with more room to escape.
  • In Heroic, Obliterating Rift Icon Obliterating Rifts will gradually take up space within the room. Although you can help remove them as a tank by running into them, the job is better suited to an immunity.
  • In Mythic, it is important to help stand near allies that have Gluttonous Miasma Icon Gluttonous Miasma, but only when not actively tanking to avoid causing extra strain from the stacks of Essence Sap Icon Essence Sap you will receive.

For more information, please refer to our Hungering Destroyer guide.

8.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Lady Inerva Darkvein.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
8.1.

Tips

  • Swap tanking duties every 2 stacks of Expose Desires Icon Expose Desires.
  • While the Container of Desires is 66% or more full, you will cause an explosion when Warped Desires Icon Warped Desires expires through Change of Heart Icon Change of Heart. Move away from your allies to reduce the overall damage dealt. Night Fae and Venthyr players will have an advantage here, but Transcendence Icon Transcendence can also be useful.
  • Immediately run to or place a Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue next to a Harnessed Specter as it spawns. It cannot move from its initial location and will immediately cast Condemn Icon Condemn if a tank is not next to it.
  • Avoid tanking Inerva while you have stacks of Unconscionable Guilt Icon Unconscionable Guilt, as it will increase the damage taken from Warped Desires Icon Warped Desires. This may not always be possible, however.
  • While the Container of Sin is 33% or more full, avoid having the boss near the center of the room, as the orbs created by Sins and Suffering Icon Sins and Suffering will be connected to each other with an Anima Web Icon Anima Web.
  • While the Container of Concentrated Anima is 33% or more full, victims of Concentrated Anima Icon Concentrated Anima will be rooted. This root can be removed with Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust to help them better position themselves.
  • Bottled Anima Icon Bottled Anima will be thrown far away from the boss no matter where she is in the room. It cannot be helped, sadly.
  • In Mythic, you will be rooted during each cast of Expose Desires Icon Expose Desires while tanking Inerva and must face toward the two red images of the boss that will charge at you. This may include times where you are forced to briefly turn your back to Inerva.
  • In Mythic, it is recommended that you do not personally attempt to catch any Bottled Anima Icon Bottled Anima, or you may end up rooted in a patch of Lingering Anima Icon Lingering Anima.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Inerva Darkvein guide.

9.

The Council of Blood

We advise you to use the following talents against The Council of Blood.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Council of Blood.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
9.1.

Tips

  • A commonly used kill order, especially in Mythic, is Baroness Frieda first, Lord Stavros second, and Castellan Niklaus last.
  • As the remaining bosses will fully heal upon slaying one, focus on one at a time throughout the encounter. Killing bosses in a different order will slightly change the mechanics that are seen.
  • If killing Baroness Frieda last, Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm and Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation make for fantastic defensive tools to limit the damage dealt by Soul Spikes.
  • Help interrupt Dreadbolt Volley Icon Dreadbolt Volley when you are tanking Baroness Frieda.
  • Due to Lord Stavros' Evasive Lunge Icon Evasive Lunge causing him to teleport behind you before dashing, tank him while not facing toward the raid to reduce the risk of hitting other players.
  • While tanking Lord Stavros or Castellan Niklaus, swap tanking duties on 2 stacks of either Evasive Lunge Icon Evasive Lunge or Duelist's Riposte Icon Duelist's Riposte.
  • If not killing Castellan Niklaus first, be prepared to gather up a number of additional Begrudging Waiters and Veteran Stoneguards throughout the encounter. If killing him last and in Heroic, you must also ensure that enemies die at least 12 yards away from each other to avoid empowering the survivors with Castellan's Fury.
  • Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue can be placed far away from the action to lure certain spawns of Begrudging Waiters to it. They will neither autoattack the statue nor attempt to throw food while passively gathering around it.
  • In Heroic and if killing Lord Stavros last, movement abilities such as Roll Icon Roll, Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust, and Transcendence Icon Transcendence can be used to help negate the penalty of Two Left Feet Icon Two Left Feet. Night Fae and Venthyr players have additional advantages with Soulshape Icon Soulshape and Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows.
  • In Mythic and if killing Castellan Niklaus last, you will likely be kiting the Veteran Stoneguard rather than killing it outright. It cannot be snared, so planning your movement abilities will be key if you take on this role.

For more information, please refer to our The Council of Blood guide.

10.

Sludgefist

We advise you to use the following talents against Sludgefist.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sludgefist.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
10.1.

Tips

  • As Giant Fists Icon Giant Fists causes all auto-attacks to hit another target within 5 yards, always make sure you are standing on top of your co-tank.
  • Run out of Destructive Stomp Icon Destructive Stomp.
  • Run against Colossal Roar Icon Colossal Roar to limit its knockback. You can also use the first cast of Colossal Roar after each Pillar's destruction to help reposition yourself more quickly.
  • Keep the boss away from nearby Pillars, or they will be destroyed by Destructive Stomp Icon Destructive Stomp.
  • While targeted by Hateful Gaze Icon Hateful Gaze, run behind a pillar and do not let the boss collide with a wall instead. The tank closest to Sludgefist upon reaching 100 Rage will be the target of this ability.
  • At 30% Health, Sludgefist will gain Gruesome Rage Icon Gruesome Rage for the rest of the encounter.
  • In Mythic, you will be attached to your co-tank for most of the fight with Chain Link Icon Chain Link. Remember that you are likely more mobile than them and do not accidentally trigger Shattering Chain Icon Shattering Chain from separating too much.
  • In Mythic, you will also take damage from Seismic Shift Icon Seismic Shift as it is often too difficult to avoid while staying with your co-tank.
  • In Mythic, every Pillar's destruction will create four circles of Fractured Boulder Icon Fractured Boulder. After soaking these, each area will create two, smaller circles of Fractured Debris nearby. You and your co-tank will be responsible for one set of Fractured Boulder and its Fractured Debris on each Pillar. Communicate with each other to help with this soaking.

For more information, please refer to our Sludgefist guide.

11.

Stone Legion Generals

We advise you to use the following talents against Stone Legion Generals.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Stone Legion Generals.

  1. Fatal Touch Icon Fatal Touch
  2. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  3. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
11.1.

Tips

  • During a Stone Breaker's Combo Icon Stone Breaker's Combo, you will be briefly stunned and suffer Nature damage. Ensure you are at high health or have a Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew active to stay safe. Being stunned by Crystalize Icon Crystalize will also remove any bleed effects present on you.
  • For most of the fight, your responsibility will alternate between getting the attention of Stone Legion Goliaths and being attacked by the active boss. In the final 50%, both bosses will be active and must be tanked by one player each.
  • Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue can help ensure that freshly-spawned Stone Legion Goliaths do not target another player.
  • There are plenty of targets for you to make use of Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death on, such as the Stone Legion Goliaths attempting to apply stacks of Soultaint Icon Soultaint
  • While General Grashaal is active, switch tanking duties after every cast of Stone Fist Icon Stone Fist. Do not get knocked off the platform by its knockback!
  • Within the final phase, there will be times when the tank handling General Kaal will need to stand in a Stone Breaker's Combo Icon Stone Breaker's Combo. During this time, one player will be momentarily tanking both bosses. Be prepared.
  • On Mythic, all bleed effects are permanent and cannot be removed with Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity or any other player ability. Instead, you must make use of Stone Breaker's Combo Icon Stone Breaker's Combo to remove any bleeds you have accrued.

For more information, please refer to our Stone Legion Generals guide.

12.

Sire Denathrius

We advise you to use the following talents against Sire Denathrius.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sire Denathrius.

  1. Charring Passions Icon Charring Passions
  2. Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg
12.1.

Tips

  • During Phase 1, swap tanking duties after each cast of Cleansing Pain Icon Cleansing Pain and keep the boss near an edge of the room facing a wall.
  • During the March of the Penitent Icon March of the Penitent, you will be able to reach the center even if you have up to 2 stacks of Burden of Sin Icon Burden of Sin.
  • While waiting in the center for March of the Penitent Icon March of the Penitent to finish, you can assist slower players by providing them with Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust.
  • During Phase 2, there are two active bosses to tank. Swap who is tanking Denathrius and Remornia — the sword — every cast of Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain. Remornia's Carnage Icon Carnage is not nearly as deadly, though a Kyrian's Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity can remove this debuff in an emergency.
  • In Phase 2 of Normal and Heroic, the first set of Crimson Cabalists will spawn to the North, the second to the South, and the third at the East and West simultaneously. Make use of the mirrors to help reach them, and aim to reach Phase 3 before the third set appears.
  • While in Phase 2, avoid facing Denathrius toward your allies so as not to accidentally hit any players with Wracking Pain Icon Wracking Pain. However, the debuff increasing damage taken can also be applied to Crimson Cabalists!
  • Within Phase 2, keep Denathrius near one of the four large mirrors in the room; they can be used to help escape from Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction.
  • During Phase 3, swap tanking on 4-6 stacks of Scorn Icon Scorn. Your Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler will prevent you from getting stacks of this debuff when you successfully dodge.
  • In Phase 3, be careful to not have your back too close to an edge, or you may be knocked off by the final hit of Shattering Pain Icon Shattering Pain. After its knockback, a single Roll Icon Roll will cover most of the distance separating you from the boss. Transcendence Icon Transcendence can also be effective.
  • There are no mirrors left to assist you against Hand of Destruction Icon Hand of Destruction in Phase 3. Position Denathrius accordingly.

For more information, please refer to our Sire Denathrius guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 22 Jan. 2021: Updated tips for Inerva Darkvein, Council of Blood, and Sludgefist, along with minor talent recommendation changes.
  • 16 Dec. 2020: Updated tips for Sire Denathrius and talent recommendations for certain encounters.
  • 09 Dec. 2020: Updated Sun King's Salvation, Stone Legion Generals, and Sire Denathrius tips/talents with new information.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated all bosses with new information for Normal and Heroic.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added placeholder Castle Nathria page.
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