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Brewmaster Monk Tank Ny'alotha Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Apr 27, 2020 at 07:00 by Quotey 45 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: Ny'alotha. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for tanking each boss individually in the Eternal Palace raid as a Brewmaster Monk. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for tanking the bosses as a Brewmaster Monk.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

Wrathion, the Black Emperor Maut The Prophet Skitra Dark Inquisitor Xanesh The Hivemind Vexiona Ra-den the Despoiled Shad'har the Insatiable Drest'agath Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn Carapace of N'Zoth N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise to use the following talents on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following essences on Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise to use the following talents on Maut.

We advise to use the following essences on Maut.

We advise to use the following talents on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following essences on The Prophet Skitra.

We advise to use the following talents on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following essences on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise to use the following talents on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following essences on The Hivemind.

We advise to use the following talents on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following essences on Vexiona.

We advise to use the following talents on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following essences on Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise to use the following talents on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following essences on Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise to use the following talents on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following essences on Drest'agath.

We advise to use the following talents on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following essences on Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise to use the following talents on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise to use the following talents on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise to use the following essences on N'Zoth the Corruptor.

3.

Wrathion, the Black Emperor

We advise you to use the following talents against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

We advise you to use the following essences against Wrathion, the Black Emperor.

3.1.

Tips

In Phase One, swap on two stacks of Searing Armor Icon Searing Armor. Searing Breath Icon Searing Breath does significant damage, so always use a cooldown on the second stack. You may wish to use Azeroth's Undying Gift Icon Azeroth's Undying Gift for this in place of Conflict and Strife or Formless Void.

When swapping, and in general, be mindful of turning the boss as anyone behind him will trigger a Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe, which is liable to kill damaged players.

Use Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer to get back in after Gale Blast Icon Gale Blast if you are tanking.

In Phase Two on Heroic mode, use Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace and Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep to stop assassins from reaching their targets.

On Mythic, the slow from Creeping Madness Icon Creeping Madness is removed by Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust.

For more information, please refer to our Wrathion, the Black Emperor guide.

4.

Maut

We advise you to use the following talents against Maut.

We advise you to use the following essences against Maut.

4.1.

Tips

Swap when the other tank's stacks of Shadow Wounds Icon Shadow Wounds expire, or when you are able to after dealing with Dark Manifestation Icon Dark Manifestation adds. These adds spawn after Dark Manifestation, a tank debuff, expires. Take it far from the raid and tank it near a Devoured Abyss Icon Devoured Abyss void zone. Moving it into the zone will interrupt its cast. If you cannot consistently move it in and out of the zone, tank it inside it, but this reduces the damage the add takes significantly. Some raids may choose to 3-tank to make add management easier.

If you wish to end Phase One early to reduce raid damage, taking a Dark Manifestation add to the boss will add a large amount of mana to the boss.

In Phase Two, use your massive mobility to soak Mana Orbs, and go to healers when your debuff is expiring to help them.

For more information, please refer to our Maut guide.

5.

The Prophet Skitra

We advise you to use the following talents against The Prophet Skitra.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Prophet Skitra.

5.1.

Tips

Swap tanks when the other's Shadow Shock Icon Shadow Shock falls off. Do the first swap at 4 stacks. Move the boss to cleave the Psychic Outburst add after it finishes its initial cast.

Use Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace to control Absolution adds, but be careful not to knock them poorly. You may wish to save it for an emergency rather than using it as a primary control tool. Paralyse can also be used.

In Phase Two, communicate with your co-tank to find out which illusion you have.

For more information, please refer to our The Prophet Skitra guide.

6.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh

We advise you to use the following talents against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

We advise you to use the following essences against Dark Inquisitor Xanesh.

6.1.

Tips

This is a movement heavy encounter for many DPS. Ensure the bosses frontal cone, Abyssal Strike Icon Abyssal Strike, does not hit players dealing with mechanics. Players in the Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual especially cannot move.

For more information, please refer to our Dark Inquisitor Xanesh guide.

7.

The Hivemind

We advise you to use the following talents against The Hivemind.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Hivemind.

7.1.

Tips

While there is no tank swap, bosses must be tanked on top or away from each other, depending on which has control of the Hivemind. This swaps at regular intervals. During Ka'zir's control, move a boss to the Volatile Drone. Tek'ris's frontal cone can and should be moved out of.

For more information, please refer to our The Hivemind guide.

8.

Vexiona

We advise you to use the following talents against Vexiona.

We advise you to use the following essences against Vexiona.

8.1.

Tips

Keep both the boss and the Void Ascendant add facing away from the raid, as their frontal cones are dangerous. The Void Ascendant tank should try to tank cultist adds, with a well placed Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue being helpful.

The Void Ascendant tank should use cooldowns during Annihilation Icon Annihilation and try to tank the cultist adds just inside the beam. You may not be able to do this for every cultist. After the Ascendant dies, tanks should swap and the former Vexiona tank, who now has high stacks of Void Corruption Icon Void Corruption should take the orb on the ground and cast their own Annihilation — ideally towards cultists, but do not kill the other tank.

Use cooldowns when Despair Icon Despair is cast on you, and keep your health up with Gift of the Ox orbs and healing potions/healthstones.

For more information, please refer to our Vexiona guide.

9.

Ra-den the Despoiled

We advise you to use the following talents against Ra-den the Despoiled.

We advise you to use the following essences against Ra-den the Despoiled.

9.1.

Tips

In Phase One, swap on Nullifying Strike Icon Nullifying Strike. Move the boss away from the orb you wish to kill. Use Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue to quickly pull the adds to the boss and tank them.

In Phase Two, try to keep your health low for Decaying Strike Icon Decaying Strike. The debuff from this deals 100% of your health when the strike hit every 2 seconds. You will probably want to cancel Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew and any other mitigation effects when it is casting. Use this macro:

  • /cancelaura Ironskin Brew
  • /cancelaura Power word: Fortitude
  • /cancelaura Glimmer of Light
  • /cancelaura Atonement
  • /cancelaura Blessing of sacrifice
  • /cancelaura Life Cocoon
  • /cancelaura Lifebloom
  • /cancelaura Rejuvenation
  • /cancelaura Ironbark
  • /cancelaura Fortifying Brew

You should remove or add other buffs depending on your raid setup, gear, trinkets etc.

For more information, please refer to our Ra-den the Despoiled guide.

10.

Shad'har the Insatiable

We advise you to use the following talents against Shad'har the Insatiable.

We advise you to use the following essences against Shad'har the Insatiable.

10.1.

Tips

As a Brewmaster, your strength against physical damage means you should simply tank the boss for the entire fight, taking Crush Icon Crush and having the other tank taunt for Dissolve Icon Dissolve, after which you re-taunt. If you are not tanking the boss, you may wish to soak Entropic Orbs in Phase Two with heavy cooldowns, if boss timers line up.

In Phase Three, kite the boss as acid pools appear.

For more information, please refer to our Shad'har the Insatiable guide.

11.

Drest'agath

We advise you to use the following talents against Drest'agath.

We advise you to use the following essences against Drest'agath.

11.1.

Tips

Swap when a tank recieves Volatile Seed Icon Volatile Seed. When you are debuffed, run and explode on high health tentacles or those you need to kill soon. Do not hit fellow raiders. Use Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer to get back to the boss after Entropic Crash Icon Entropic Crash.

For more information, please refer to our Drest'agath guide.

12.

Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn

We advise you to use the following talents against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

We advise you to use the following essences against Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn.

12.1.

Tips

Swap on two stacks of Eye of N'Zoth Icon Eye of N'Zoth.

In the intermission, use Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace to keep adds and mind controlled players away from raiders. Interrupt other adds.

For more information, please refer to our Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn guide.

13.

Carapace of N'Zoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Carapace of N'Zoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Carapace of N'Zoth.

13.1.

Tips

Throughout the whole fight, swap on roughly 2 stacks of Black Scar Icon Black Scar.

Adds will spawn frequesntly throughout the fight. As always, clever usage of Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue will help kill these faster, and this is especially important in this fight as any players who are meleed will lose haste and movement speed.

For more information, please refer to our Carapace of N'Zoth guide.

14.

N'Zoth the Corruptor

We advise you to use the following talents against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

We advise you to use the following essences against N'Zoth the Corruptor.

14.1.

Tips

In Phase One, it is important to move Psychus well. Have him at the edge of the room when he casts Creeping Anguish Icon Creeping Anguish, and near a synapse when it dies to stack up Synaptic Shock Icon Synaptic Shock. Provoke Icon Provoke can cover tight scenarios, but try to avoid them. Swap on Mindwrack Icon Mindwrack occasionally.

In Phase Two, choose a tank for Physical and Mindscape realms. The physical tank should tank the Basher Tentacle, and the Mindscape tank should deal with Psychus as normal.

In Phase Three, tank the Thought Harvester and swap on Mindwrack Icon Mindwrack.

In the Mythic phase, simply run out from the raid when you get Event Horizon Icon Event Horizon and your co-tank has taunted.

For more information, please refer to our N'Zoth the Corruptor guide.

15.

Changelog

  • 27 Apr. 2020: Added and changed some Mythic info.
  • 21 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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