Kill Coren Direbrew.
Whereas the Grinch tries to ruin Christmas for everybody, Coren Direbrew leads the party-crashing force of the Dark Iron dwarves in ruining the drunken harvest celebration in World of Warcraft. His reason? He wasn’t invited. Nevertheless, his operations at the Blackrock Depths must be thwarted.
This year (2012), players must be at least level 89 in order to queue in the Dungeon Finder for the encounter. When your group is formed and ready, you will be automatically teleported to the The Grim Guzzler area where Direbrew awaits.
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Direbrew initially was a level 40 seasonal boss back in vanilla WoW. Over the years and as new expansions were released, he continually evolved and became stronger: the release of Mist of Pandaria now turns him into a level 90 dungeon boss. He is quite a challenge for the many players.
The fight is not a simple tank and spank; some degree of alertness is required. The most dangerous thing to watch out is when one of the adds chuck a barrel on the tanks head, resetting his threat to zero, and consequently making Coren Direbrew switch target.
Direbrew certainly is on par with heroic dungeon bosses but the benefit of defeating him is also great. He drops six trinkets, all of which are item level 470 and great for PVE purposes for level 90 characters.
|Mithril Wristwatch||Spell Power/Crit|
|Thousand-Year Pickled Egg||Intellect/Healing|
|Coren’s Cold Chromium Coaster||Attack Power/Crit|
|Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm||Stamina|
|Bitterest Balebrew Charm||Stamina|
Besides the trinkets, a treasure chest is also rewarded that has a chance to drop the following:
|Brewfest Prize Token||Season Currency|
|Direbrew’s Bloodied Shanker||One-Hand Dagger|
|Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror||One-Hand Mace|
|Direbrew’s Remote||Teleports you to the Grim Guzzler.|
|Great Brewfest Kodo||Mount|
|Swift Brewfest Ram||Mount|
The treasure chest is only obtainable once per day, although you can still queue for the encounter to get the trinkets.
To make the fight easier and quicker, make sure to use Time Warp to increase everyone’s casting and attack speed.
If you are living the potential of a mage, you will deal an enormous damage that, when the tank gets barreled, Coren will come after you. It is best to be a at distance since the beginning of the fight as one or two hits from him can deal a devastating, if not fatal, blow to you. Use any defensive skills in your arsenal (Invisibility, Ice Block, etc) when you are being targeted. Once the barrel is worn off from the tank, Coren will go back and target him once again.
Help the healer from the attacking adds if need be. In most cases, you just have to focus on the boss.