Brewmaster Monk Tank Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.0
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Brewmaster Monk for each boss of the following raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.0.
On this page, you will find Brewmaster-Monk-specific information to deal with each boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones 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.
During the Dragonflight Pre-Patch, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will be simultaneously featured as Fated Raids. During this time encounters within each specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below. Otherwise, continue to use this page for specialization-specific tips.
Resetting Encounters with Transcendence
All Monk specializations — but especially Brewmasters — are capable of resetting most boss encounters with the use of Transcendence and 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. 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 and teleport outside of 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.
The following talent tree is recommended for general use in raid encounters. Be aware that you may wish to switch some points around to gain specific utility against certain mechanics. It can be easily imported directly into the game using the following string:
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Your hardest job on this fight will likely be a matter of both getting and maintaining threat on everything that spawns all around the room. Make use of your ability to use Provoke on Summon Black Ox Statue to help yourself out.
- You should not need to taunt swap based on Dissonance casts from the Pre-Fabricated Sentries.
- When the Vigilant Guardian itself is active, you will need to swap tanking duties after every Pneumatic Impact.
- In Mythic: the Vigilant Guardian is active right away, making your job of keeping threat on all the adds much more difficult.
For more information, please refer to our Vigilant Guardian guide.
Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- You must stay stacked on your cotank for most of this fight due to Wormhole Jaws.
- Taunting on this encounter is based on the combo of Riftmaws and Rends that the boss casts whenever it reaches 100 Energy. The order of abilities in the combo is random. You and your cotank must separate during a cast of Riftmaw and have the tank that was not hit taunt the boss at this time.
- In order to trigger Ravening Burrow and remove your stacks of the Ephemera Dust debuff, everyone in the raid, including the tanks, must stand on the same spot. Your ideal time to do this is during a cast of Retch.
For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'mox: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Transcendence can be used in a pinch to avoid taking lethal damage from the Genesis Rings if you cannot reach a Dimensional Tear in time.
- You must alternate tanking duties with every cast of Glyph of Relocation. Be aware that when the explosion occurs the entire raid will be dragged to the victim's location. Make sure you do not accidentally send anyone through a Dimensional Tear or Stasis Trap/ Continuum Stasis Trap!
- All of the Xy Reinforcements during each intermission are susceptible to all crowd control, meaning you can use Paralysis, Leg Sweep, and even Clash on them!
Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Transcendence can be very useful in avoiding the damage from Disintegration Halos.
- Swap who is tanking the boss with every Domination Core that is spawned, or otherwise on 3 stacks of Infused Strikes.
- When the boss is beginning to create the Disintegration Halos, you can see which order they will spawn in by carefully watching the Dominated Reservoirs (the pillars) in the four points of the room. Help out your raid by moving the boss accordingly ahead of time!
For more information, please refer to our Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle guide.
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Keep the bosses positioned near the front of the room when possible, as the Prototype of Duty's Pinning Volley and Windswept Wings will always be pushing you back from this area.
- Swap tanking duties after every Humbling Strikes cast by the Prototype of Duty or every Wracking Pain cast by the Prototype of Absolution.
- Be aware that on Heroic and Mythic difficulties, the four bosses do not share health and must be defeated at roughly the same time.
- When moving around the room, be sure to interrupt the Prototype of War's Gloom Bolt or Prototype of Renewal's Anima Bolt so that you can force them to follow you.
For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.
Lihuvim, Principal Architect
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Make use of Lihuvim's Cosmic Shifts to help move to where you would like to be by the time each Synthesize starts.
- When debuffed by Deconstructing Energy, you can stand by nearby Unstable Motes to safely destroy them with the Deconstructing Blast
- Watch out for the Protoform Cascade rings around Lihuvim.
- Taunting on this boss revolves around the combo of Kinetic Resonance and Sundering Resonance used by Lihuvim. They will perform a combo of Resonances in the order of Kinetic > Sundering > Kinetic. One tank must take the two Kinetic Resonances and the other must take the Sundering. As a Brewmaster, you are best suited to taking the Kinetics as they are Physical damage that your Stagger can easily manage.
- Be ready to pick up any far away Guardian or Defense Matrix Automa when they appear during a Synthesize.
For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.
Halondrus the Reclaimer
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Swap tanking duties with each cast of Lightshatter Beam.
- When targeted by Lightshatter Beam, aim yourself at an approaching Ephemeral Mote to remove its Fractal Shell and allow it to be safely detonated.
- You can tell ahead of time which of the Seismic Tremors will be spawning an Ephemeral Mote that has a Fractal Shell; look for the lighter colored lines of swirls.
- The intermissions where Halondrus is in Relocation Form are your best times to make use of Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox due to the boss casting Lance much more frequently.
For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Swap tanking duties before Anduin reaches an unreasonable level of Dark Zeal stacks.
- Be careful not to stand with your cotank during a cast of Kingsmourne Hungers.
- When The Fallen King is present, swap tanking duties after each cast of Soul Reaper.
- In Heroic difficulty, remember that there will also be a Monstrous Soul you will have to tank during each intermission.
- Note that while there are 8 total walls of March of the Damned spawning in an intermission, each "section" of the octagonal platform will only have a wall spawn along it once. Use this information to find safe spots to plant yourself and the raid at for extended periods of time!
- Keep Anduin out of the center of the room when entering the final phase, as this is where the Beacon of Hope will be spawning and its Purging Light debuff can be triggered even if you do not have Hopelessness.
For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.
Lords of Dread
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Begin by taking Mal'ganis and Kin'tessa to the edge of the room, swapping tanking duties on each cast of Malg'ganis's Leeching Claws.
- Remember that both Leeching Claws and Anguishing Strike are cleave abilities; do not allow your cotank or other raiders to be unintentionally hit!
- Although better suited for Death Grip, your Clash ability can be used to help bring an Inchoate Shadow add under the bosses when it has lost its Incomplete Form.
- Be ready to move around the edge of the room as Slumber Clouds are created by Kin'tessa.
- As a tank specialization, you will never be able to assist in seeing an imposter during each cast of Infiltration of Dread. You will also never be the imposter that needs to be defeated.
- On Mythic difficulty, be extremely wary of Mal'ganis's Aura of Carrion that he temporarily gains after each cast of Unto Darkness.
For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.
We advise you to use the following Legendary against Rygelon: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Bring Rygelon near one of the three Unstable Matters around the edge of the room.
- Note that Corrupted Strikes will only apply its DoT effect if you do not fully absorb the hit. This means you can avoid the debuff entirely with the help of Celestial Brew.
- For convenience, you can safely swap tanking duties of Rygelon after every Corrupted Strikes cast regardless of whether a debuff has been applied.
- On Heroic difficulty, you or your cotank will need to stand within an Unstable Core once its health reaches health from Stellar Decay due to its on-death Gravitational Collapse effect. Make sure you have a Purified Chi-empowered Celestial Brew or defensive cooldown such as Dampen Harm ready, and be aware that each phase of The Singularity will contain three Cores to soak.
For more information, please refer to our Rygelon guide.
We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Jailer: Stormstout's Last Keg.
- Be aware that The Jailer's auto attacks are especially dangerous, even to a Brewmaster. You can be instantly killed from full health if you ever drop your Shuffle buff.
- In Phase 1, you cannot break the root effect of The Jailer's Martyrdom combo with Tiger's Lust. Position accordingly so that your raid does not get knocked into any pylon conduit holes by the final Misery hit of the combo. You will also swap tanking duties by taunting during each Martyrdom combo.
- In Phase 1, you will need to gradually move The Jailer around the room as your raiders close nearby pylon conduit holes with Rune of Damnation. Remember that you will need to stand behind one of the pillars raised from these closed holes during each Relentless Domination cast.
- In Phase 2, you will need to help destroy a total of four pylon pillars with Shattering Blast while your cotank destroys four more by alternating taunts with each cast. If you miss any pylons, you will dramatically shorten the time your raid spends in Phase 2, reducing the odds of a successful kill.
- In Phase 2, make use of your mobility skills such as Roll, Tiger's Lust, and Transcendence to reach far away pylons with Shattering Blast. Always aim to shatter the pylon closest to reaching the center of the room.
- In Phase 2, your Ring of Peace, Leg Sweep, and even Clash can be immensely useful in saving your allies from Rune of Compulsion.
- In Phase 3, move The Jailer far away from any puddles of Defile and keep him far enough away from the center of the room to allow your raid to easily soak Desolation.
- In Phase 3, swap tanking duties on every cast of Chains of Anguish. As a Brewmaster you can easily break these chains with Transcendence, but make sure your raid can survive the simultaneous damage if you do.
For more information, please refer to our The Jailer guide.
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