Today, we are going to use a hilarious trick with Fleshcraft, to obtain a near 5 million absorb shield!
This combo is built around 3 different things, the Brewmaster 4 set bonus, Fleshcraft
, as well as a certain buff from the Throne of the Tides dungeon!
The 4 set for Brewmaster monk, makes your Keg Smash
give you increased maximum health depending on the damage done!
You might expect this to work with toads, or other low level enemies. But it appears that during PTR, they made the damage scaling aura not add anything to the 4 set. So only your "normal" damage counts!
It used to work with lower level enemies, see here
By normal damage, you can still modify it by critting, obtaining more stats... or finding another damage increase!
Which is exactly what we will do! We are going to head to the Throne of the tides dungeon, that gives a 2000% damage boost, and 500% health / healing increase: Tidal Surge
The 2000% damage boost will scale your keg smash health granted... and that health granted will be boosted by an additional 500%! This means at 239 ilvl (very low) we end up at 7 million health!... and the Fleshcraft shield we get from that, will be around 4-5 millions (depending on crits).
I thought of using a % based damage source (that scales with your own health) to one shot a raid boss... however neither the Tidal Surge buff or the 4 set bonus will remain through loading screens! So this won't happen... for now.
Thankfully, Fleshcraft will remain just as large as when you cast it! So that means we will be able to accept a summon, and then survive for about 2 minutes, fighting an army of Horde!
At one point the Horde was able to destroy the shield in just 70 seconds! They did a total of 7.3M damage... Perhaps we should nerf Durotar?