Staggering Patch 9.1, Brewmaster Edition

Staggering Patch 9.1, Brewmaster Edition

It has been a long time coming, but with the wait finally over Patch 9.1 of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is upon us; and yes, I feel like every Patch is being prefaced with a “long wait” these days. However, unlike Patch 9.0.5, there is far more...
Staggering Patch 9.0.5, Brewmaster Edition

Staggering Patch 9.0.5, Brewmaster Edition

With another patch to the World of Warcraft comes another round of patch notes to read and evaluate. This time around, Patch 9.0.5 in the Shadowlands is on the lighter side of things and mostly includes some short-term tuning and bugfixes for many specializations to...
Staggering Patch 9.0.5, Brewmaster Edition

Brewmaster Mitigation in Shadowlands

Brewmaster’s mitigation toolkit is changing going into Shadowlands. We covered the high-level changes we knew about in our previous post, but now we have numbers and details from Alpha to know how it works in much greater detail. At a high level, our new...
Staggering Patch 9.0.5, Brewmaster Edition

Shadowlands Alpha Preview: Brewmaster Impressions

Over the past two days, Blizzard has given us a sneak peak of the new goodies that are coming for Brewmasters with the Shadowlands expansion. First, they showed off some of the new Covenant Abilities. Later, they followed that up with a preview of Class Changes and...
Staggering Patch 8.3, Brewmaster Edition

Staggering Patch 8.3, Brewmaster Edition

After a long bout of testing and a delayed release from the December holidays, the launch of Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3, Visions of N’zoth is finally on the horizon, and what a patch it is. From a long-requested rework of the auction house system to the...
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...
Inactive Mitigation, 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,...