Inactive Mitigation, a Zen Meditation

Inactive Mitigation, a Zen Meditation

Recently, the Peak staff were surprised to learn of a rather unorthodox play pattern for Brewmasters: forgo Purifying Brew entirely. Don’t even bother casting it; wear HPS trinkets instead. While we have long held that Ironskin Brew is the more important part of our...
Staggering Patch 8.2, Brewmaster Edition

Staggering Patch 8.2, Brewmaster Edition

After a very long wait, it’s finally time to discuss Battle for Azeroth patch 8.2: Tides of Vengeance. Being the midway point for the expansion, Tides of Vengeance is bringing some sizable chunks of content. This includes: two new zones with catchup gear, a new...
Jaina, a Zen Meditation

Jaina, a Zen Meditation

Let’s talk about Jaina. On the surface, Jaina seems like a boss that’d be a blast to tank. She’s got a little bit of everything: heavy damage, strict positioning requirements, and a tight DPS check to encourage the padder hiding in all of us. Alas, the devil is in the...
8.2 Preview-Thoughts on Azerite and Tank Traits

8.2 Preview-Thoughts on Azerite and Tank Traits

Houston, we have content….maybe? At least, that was my initial reaction to Jeremy Feasel’s (aka Muffinus’) preview stream of some of the features to come in patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara. Yet, amidst all the hype he was trying to generate for flying,...
Staggering Patch 8.1, Brewmaster Edition

Staggering Patch 8.1, Brewmaster Edition

It’s finally here, the launch of  BfA patch 8.1! And with it has come a number of changes to professions, expansion features, and class/ability changes for more or less every specialization in the game. For us Brewmasters, most of them are of the nerf or...
Celestial Misfortune, a Zen Meditation

Celestial Misfortune, a Zen Meditation

Did you know Celestial Fortune is bugged? Until the 30th of October, it actually had two bugs. The first is relatively well-known and pretty benign: the absorb portion of Celestial Fortune won’t trigger until you’ve entered combat at least once since logging in. This...
Open Letter: Brewmaster

Open Letter: Brewmaster

This is a supplementary post to the 8.1 Monk Megathread on Reddit. You can follow the discussion there. Before we get started, let’s address the elephant in the room: Brewmaster is strong right now — really strong. In the transition to Battle for Azeroth,...

Mythic Plus Talk with Trellsky

Trellsky is the currently highest ranked Brewmaster on Raider.io, and was very recently part of the world first timed +19 Underrot. We had a talk with him about his experience with Mythic Plus in Battle for Azeroth as a Brewmaster. Trellsky: Hello! My name is Trellsky...
The Fetid Log, a Zen Meditation

The Fetid Log, a Zen Meditation

A user came into #brew-lounge recently with some questions about their tank. This isn’t unusual—far from it! Peak of Serenity’s Brewmaster section is exactly where we want people to come with questions about their tank. However, we were not prepared. Not for this....