Tank Guide Thursday: The Raid Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ji-kun

Mogu flesh-shapers discarded their failed creations in an abyssal shaft beneath Lei Shen’s keep. The reek of decay lured many scavengers to the refuse pit, including the great Ji-Kun. Ruthless and cunning, the monstrous bird devoured her rivals one-by-one until she held sole dominion over the shadowy tunnel.

Ji-kunIf you haven’t seen the encounter before you can check out the Fatboss guide here or the Tankspot guide here.



The Talents that I recommend for this encounter are;

Tier 1 – I actually use Tiger’s Lust for this encounter and think that you should as well.

Tier 2 – Either Chi Wave or Zen Sphere for this tier.

Tier 3 – As with every fight, I use Ascension for this tier.

Tier 4 – No adds that are stunned or silenced for this encounter so pick what you want.

Tier 5 – I use Dampen Harm for this fight to combat Talon Rake.

Tier 6 – Xuen is the clear choice here for me; if you feel you need to pick something different go for it.



The Major Glyphs that I use for this fight are;

Glyph of Enduring Healing

Glyph of Fortifying Brew

Glyph of Zen Meditation


The Fight

As a Tank for this fight there isn’t much to do, the DPS and the Healers get to have all the fun flying to different nests and killing birds.

This fight is a 2 Tank fight, revolving around swapping after 2 stacks of Talon Rake. This is a high damage ability which you should be using cooldowns for. I recommend using Guard for one, and either Fortifying Brew or Dampen Harm for the second, and repeating this for each set. Ji-kun also applies a stacking DoT called Infected Talons on every melee attack. Using Elusive Brew regularly while you are tanking will reduce the damage that you take from this DoT.


Every minute and a half (every even nest) Ji-kun will cast Quills which lasts for 8 seconds inflicting damage every second to everyone. To reduce the damage that you take you can actually use Elusive Brew to dodge ticks from Quills.


Down Draft will be cast at regular intervals during the fight, this will push everyone on the platform towards the edge for 8 seconds. Before the cast you should run towards Ji-kun and use Tiger’s Lust the moment you get pushed back, using Roll if you need to get closer to the boss. After Down Draft is over Ji-kun will use Talon Rake on the closest player. You need to make sure you are the closest player (If it is your turn to take Talon Rake) so that someone else doesn’t die.


Brewmaster Tips

The tips that I have for this fight are;

  1. You can use Zen Meditation to soak each Feed Pool if you need to.
  2. Avert Harm can be used to help the raid damage from Quills.
  3. Save Expel Harm for after each Talon Rake to help out your healers.
  4. Zen Sphere can be used to help tank healing on yourself and the other tank.
  5. Be careful when using Dampen Harm as Infected Talons can use it at higher stacks.


So that’s it from me today everyone, I hope that you have learned something from reading these. Do you have any tips for these fights as a Tank? Let me know through comments below this post. If you have any feedback I would love to hear it.


As always if you have any questions, suggestions or comment you can reply here, you can contact me on Twitter at @matthews9292 or you can email me at monkdownunder@gmail.com


~ by matthewsmonk on August 8, 2013.

2 Responses to “Tank Guide Thursday: The Raid Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ji-kun”

  1. This fight isn’t too bad after you get past Meg. Sometimes watch out when soaking up green pools, sometimes there are more in one spot than appear.

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