Brewmaster Monk Tank Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on Jul 28, 2022 at 03:31 by Sinzhu 25 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: Sepulcher of the First Ones. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

1.

Introduction

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 Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raid. During these times encounters within the 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.

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 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 Cheatsheet

Vigilant Guardian Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener Artificer Xy'mox Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle Prototype Pantheon Lihuvim, Principal Architect Halondrus the Reclaimer Anduin Wrynn Lords of Dread Rygelon The Jailer

We advise to use the following talents on Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Vigilant Guardian: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Artificer Xy'mox: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Prototype Pantheon: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise to use the following talents on Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Anduin Wrynn: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Lords of Dread: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on Rygelon: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

We advise to use the following talents on The Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary on The Jailer: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

3.

Vigilant Guardian

We advise you to use the following talents against Vigilant Guardian.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Vigilant Guardian: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

3.1.

Tips

  • 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 Icon Provoke on Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue to help yourself out.
  • You should not need to taunt swap based on Dissonance Icon 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 Icon 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.

4.

Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

We advise you to use the following talents against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

4.1.

Tips

  • You must stay stacked on your cotank for most of this fight due to Wormhole Jaws Icon Wormhole Jaws.
  • Taunting on this encounter is based on the combo of Riftmaw Icon Riftmaws and Rend Icon 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 Icon Ravening Burrow and remove your stacks of the Ephemera Dust Icon 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 Icon Retch.

For more information, please refer to our Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener guide.

5.

Artificer Xy'Mox

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Artificer Xy'mox: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

5.1.

Tips

6.

Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle

We advise you to use the following talents against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

6.1.

Tips

  • Transcendence Icon Transcendence can be very useful in avoiding the damage from Disintegration Halo Icon Disintegration Halos.
  • Swap who is tanking the boss with every Domination Core that is spawned, or otherwise on 3 stacks of Infused Strikes Icon Infused Strikes.
  • When the boss is beginning to create the Disintegration Halo Icon 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.

7.

Prototype Pantheon

We advise you to use the following talents against Prototype Pantheon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Prototype Pantheon: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

7.1.

Tips

  • Keep the bosses positioned near the front of the room when possible, as the Prototype of Duty's Pinning Volley Icon Pinning Volley and Windswept Wings Icon Windswept Wings will always be pushing you back from this area.
  • Swap tanking duties after every Humbling Strikes Icon Humbling Strikes cast by the Prototype of Duty or every Wracking Pain Icon 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 Icon Gloom Bolt or Prototype of Renewal's Anima Bolt Icon Anima Bolt so that you can force them to follow you.

For more information, please refer to our Prototype Pantheon guide.

8.

Lihuvim, Principal Architect

We advise you to use the following talents against Lihuvim, Principal Architect.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lihuvim, Principal Architect: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

8.1.

Tips

  • Make use of Lihuvim's Cosmic Shift Icon Cosmic Shifts to help move to where you would like to be by the time each Synthesize Icon Synthesize starts.
  • When debuffed by Deconstructing Energy Icon Deconstructing Energy, you can stand by nearby Unstable Mote Icon Unstable Motes to safely destroy them with the Deconstructing Blast Icon Deconstructing Blast
  • Watch out for the Protoform Cascade Icon Protoform Cascade rings around Lihuvim.
  • Taunting on this boss revolves around the combo of Kinetic Resonance Icon Kinetic Resonance and Sundering Resonance Icon 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 Icon Stagger can easily manage.
  • Be ready to pick up any far away Guardian or Defense Matrix Automa when they appear during a Synthesize Icon Synthesize.

For more information, please refer to our Lihuvim, Principal Architect guide.

9.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

We advise you to use the following talents against Halondrus the Reclaimer.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Guardian of the First Ones: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

9.1.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Halondrus the Reclaimer guide.

10.

Anduin Wrynn

We advise you to use the following talents against Anduin Wrynn.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Anduin Wrynn: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

10.1.

Tips

  • Swap tanking duties before Anduin reaches an unreasonable level of Dark Zeal Icon Dark Zeal stacks.
  • Be careful not to stand with your cotank during a cast of Kingsmourne Hungers Icon Kingsmourne Hungers.
  • When The Fallen King is present, swap tanking duties after each cast of Soul Reaper Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Beacon of Hope will be spawning and its Purging Light Icon Purging Light debuff can be triggered even if you do not have Hopelessness Icon Hopelessness.

For more information, please refer to our Anduin Wrynn guide.

11.

Lords of Dread

We advise you to use the following talents against Lords of Dread.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Lords of Dread: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

11.1.

Tips

  • 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 Icon Leeching Claws.
  • Remember that both Leeching Claws Icon Leeching Claws and Anguishing Strike Icon Anguishing Strike are cleave abilities; do not allow your cotank or other raiders to be unintentionally hit!
  • Although better suited for Death Grip Icon Death Grip, your Clash Icon Clash ability can be used to help bring an Inchoate Shadow add under the bosses when it has lost its Incomplete Form Icon Incomplete Form.
  • Be ready to move around the edge of the room as Slumber Cloud Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Aura of Carrion that he temporarily gains after each cast of Unto Darkness Icon Unto Darkness.

For more information, please refer to our Lords of Dread guide.

12.

Rygelon

We advise you to use the following talents against Rygelon.

We advise you to use the following Legendary against Rygelon: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

12.1.

Tips

  • Bring Rygelon near one of the three Unstable Matters around the edge of the room.
  • Note that Corrupted Strikes Icon 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 Icon Celestial Brew.
  • For convenience, you can safely swap tanking duties of Rygelon after every Corrupted Strikes Icon 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 Icon Stellar Decay due to its on-death Gravitational Collapse Icon Gravitational Collapse effect. Make sure you have a Purified Chi Icon Purified Chi-empowered Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew or defensive cooldown such as Dampen Harm Icon 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.

13.

The Jailer

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

We advise you to use the following Legendary against The Jailer: Stormstout's Last Keg Icon Stormstout's Last Keg.

13.1.

Tips

  • 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 Icon Shuffle buff.
  • In Phase 1, you cannot break the root effect of The Jailer's Martyrdom Icon Martyrdom combo with Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust. Position accordingly so that your raid does not get knocked into any pylon conduit holes by the final Misery Icon 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 Icon Rune of Damnation. Remember that you will need to stand behind one of the pillars raised from these closed holes during each Relentless Domination Icon Relentless Domination cast.
  • In Phase 2, you will need to help destroy a total of four pylon pillars with Shattering Blast Icon 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 Icon Roll, Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust, and Transcendence Icon Transcendence to reach far away pylons with Shattering Blast Icon Shattering Blast. Always aim to shatter the pylon closest to reaching the center of the room.
  • In Phase 2, your Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep, and even Clash Icon Clash can be immensely useful in saving your allies from Rune of Compulsion Icon Rune of Compulsion.
  • In Phase 3, move The Jailer far away from any puddles of Defile Icon Defile and keep him far enough away from the center of the room to allow your raid to easily soak Desolation Icon Desolation.
  • In Phase 3, swap tanking duties on every cast of Chains of Anguish Icon Chains of Anguish. As a Brewmaster you can easily break these chains with Transcendence Icon Transcendence, but make sure your raid can survive the simultaneous damage if you do.

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

14.

Changelog

  • 28 Jul. 2022: Page reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Season 4 Fated Raids.
  • 10 Jun. 2022: Updated legendary recommendations; added additional tips for many bosses; removed disclaimers.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page added.
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