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The subject of this article or section is part of Brewfest, a seasonal event that lasts two weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

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Coren Direbrew can be found in Blackrock Depths during Brewfest. Players may fight him endlessly, in order to obtain his trinket collections. The Inv gizmo goblingtonkcontroller.png [Direbrew's Remote], Ability mount mountainram.png [Swift Brewfest Ram] and Ability mount kotobrewfest.png [Great Brewfest Kodo] drops however, are only available via the daily drop bags.

In 2012, his level was increased to 90, since he appears with the the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria.[1]

Attacks and abilities

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  • Melee: Deals 4000-6000 damage (depending on armor).
  • Direbrew Disarm: 4 second cast. 7 yard range. Deals 300% of his normal melee damage. Similar to whirlwind, disarms all players in range for 4 seconds.
  • Note to tanks: Coren is not immune to taunt.
Add Abilities:
  • Barreled!: Used by Ursula Direbrew. Inflicts 131-269 melee damage, slows targets movement by 30% and disorients the target for 8 seconds. May be cast on tank. (Note to warrior tanks: Berserker Rage does not make you immune to this ability. The PVP trinket does not remove it, either.)
  • Chuck Mug: 3 second cast by Ilsa & Ursula Direbrew, deals up to 200 melee damage. Spawns Inv drink 03.png [Dark Brewmaiden's Brew] in target's inventory.
  • Dark Brewmaiden's Stun: Cast by Ilsa and Ursula Direbrew. 6 second stun.
  • Dark Brewmaiden's Brew: Drink to avoid Dark Brewmaiden's Stun.
  • Dark Iron Antagonists: Deal minor melee damage up to ~320.


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Fight starts with the boss and 3 regular adds. Defeat them quickly and then nuke the boss. Occasionally drills will spawn (like during the Dark Iron Attack at Brewfest proper), knocking players back and spawning another add. Ranged DPS and healers need to avoid Coren Direbrew's melee range, or they may be disarmed and receive heavy damage. Otherwise, put damage on the boss while taking care of adds, specifically killing the brew maidens quickly so there's less chance they can stun someone if they're slow to use the tossed drink.

General Notes:
  • Spawns increase as Direbrew's health drops, so sub-20%, focus on the boss. Adds despawn when the boss dies.
  • It is quite possible to ignore the adds if the group is well geared, particularly with a Paladin tank.
  • It is possible to do it with Healer, Tank, and 1 DPS.
  • It is possible for a Shaman's Earth Elemental to tank this fight with very good healing.
  • It is possible to constantly fear the weak adds and ignore them the entire fight.
Coren Direbrew:
  • Relatively easy, has 300,000 HP and deals 5000-7000 melee damage per attack.[citation needed]
Ilsa & Ursula Direbrew:
  • "Get rid of the brew before she tosses you another one!" - Avoids "Dark Brewmaiden's Stun" - "You were bonked on the head. Next time, drink up!"
  • useful macro here (hit key ev'ry time icon lights up): /use Dark Brewmaiden's Brew
  • If all group members make sure that they have a full inventory before the fight starts, the brewmaidens cannot toss a brew into your inventory and you will not be stunned. It is then safe to completely ignore Ilsa, who does minimal damage otherwise.
  • Ursula starts throwing barrels ~16 seconds after spawning. As she likes to barrel the tank, it's recommended to kill her quickly, she only has ~20k HP. The Tank should ignore her as she barrels the target highest on her aggrolist and a barreled player loses aggro from all mobs instantly. She respawns periodically after being killed.
  • Another strategy for Ursula is to set a hunter's pet (with growl turned on) on her and then ignore her. The damage she does is minimal and she will periodically 'keg' the pet, but no one else.
Dark Iron Antagonists:
  • Deal minor melee damage, but can overwhelm a cloth wearer, especially if they are being AoE tanked and the tank becomes Barreled! Recommended to use Seed of Corruption or other AoE.

In a nutshell

  • Tank and spank.
  • Drink the ales that are thrown at you.
  • Ignore the trash mobs.



The trinkets cannot be sold or disenchanted.

Chance of the following once a day: 


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Coren always drops one of these items:[2]

  • [Bitterer Balebrew Charm], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Brawler's Trophy], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Bubblier Brightbrew Charm], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Coren's Chilled Chromium Coaster], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Mithril Stopwatch], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Petrified Pickled Egg], ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance

The trinkets can not be sold or disenchanted. They only have value for those who intend to equip them.[citation needed]

2011 loot from the [Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest]

Chance of the following:

In addition to items above:[2]

  • [Direbrew's Bloodied Shanker] (Dagger), ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance
  • [Tremendous Tankard O' Terror] (1H Mace), ilvl 365, level req. 85, ?% chance

2010 loot

Notes on [Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest]:

For historical purposes, these items were only available during the 2010 event.

2009 loot

All the items that appear in the [Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest] during the 2010 event were drops directly from Coren Direbrew during the 2009 event.

Since normal loot rules applied to these items, in 2009 a person could 'farm' Coren for one of those drops, as long as they could continue inviting people into the group who had not started the event (IE make Coren hostile) that day. The 2010 event enforces that each character only has one chance per day to get one of the special items through the keg.

2008 loot table

For historical purposes, these items were only available during the 2008 event.


Coren Direbrew

Patches and hotfixes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.5 (11 September 2012): New items for 2012. Coren Direbrew upgraded to level 90 from level 85 and ? health from around ?.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): New items for 2011. Coren Direbrew upgraded to level 85 from level 80 and ? health from around 300K.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): "Coren Direbrew is indeed being updated to level 80, with appropriate rewards." (Source2009 Brewfest event.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.2 (2007-10-02): Added.


External links

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria News