I guess writing a guide for this implies I understand this fight in some way. That is far from true. I know what happens to me, and I sort of know what happens to my cotank. Everything else is a vague amber blur.
None of these bosses are all that different from their normal / flex incarnations, but I thought I’d share my notes that I took while working on them. For the general tanking strategy of normal modes, please review my Quick and Dirty Tanking Guide.
Here is the information you need to know as a tank for all 14 encounters in Siege of Orgrimmar. I won’t cover the mechanics that don’t concern tanks for simplicity’s sake, so if you’re looking for a raid-wide strategy then sadly this is not the place. (Icy-Veins should cover your needs in that department.) For the most part, this guide should apply to LFR, Flex, and Normal difficulties, and tell you things like when you should taunt and where you should tank stuff.
Here are the trinkets you should look into for in Patch 5.4, Siege of Orgrimmar. I’ve included boring tank trinkets, full dps trinkets, and my personal favorite, the trinkets that land somewhere in the middle. At the bottom I give my best attempt at a “Best-in-Slot” list, if that’s all you’re here for.
This week, we’ve seen the first major revamp for Brewmasters, this time dealing with our AoE abilities. We get a better look at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Challenges of Proving Grounds. And Episode 0 of Monk Meditation is out!
We’ve got some changes to Invoke Xuen and Chi Brew. A nerf to our Tier 16 bonus and Keg Smash, but an upgrade to our legendary tanking cloak. Some exciting glyphs have been datamined. And some Sunnier things!
The Brewmaster Tier 16 bonuses have been datamined. They aren’t testable yet, and like many bonuses, we probably won’t get a complete understanding of them until they go live, but here are my initial impressions.