Coren Direbrew

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CombatCoren Direbrew
Image of Coren Direbrew
Gender Male
Race Dark iron dwarf (Humanoid)
Level 90 Elite
Health 15.2 million
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Grim Guzzler, Blackrock Depths
Status Killable
Relative(s) Ursula Direbrew, Ilsa Direbrew
Blackrock Depths
Detention Block

High Interrogator Gerstahn


Halls of the Law

Lord Roccor
Houndmaster Grebmar


Ring of Law (Arena)

Gorosh the Dervish
Hedrum the Creeper
Ok'thor the Breaker
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Outer Blackrock Depths

Pyromancer Loregrain
Warder Stilgiss & Verek
Watchman Doomgrip
Fineous Darkvire
Lord Incendius
General Angerforge
Golem Lord Argelmach


Grim Guzzler

Ribbly Screwspigot
Hurley Blackbreath
Plugger Spazzring
Coren Direbrew (Brewfest, summoned)


Inner Blackrock Depths

Ambassador Flamelash
Panzor the Invincible
The Seven
High Priestess of Thaurissan
Princess Moira Bronzebeard
Emperor Dagran Thaurissan


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


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The original Brewfest was a contest held by Chen Stormstout and Grimbooze Thunderbrew to decide which of the two made the better beer. However, Coren, fought and whined his way into the contest as well. While Chen and Grimbooze were quite even in votes on their drinks, Coren only had two votes - one from himself, and one that Chen had given him out of pity. Angered, Coren attacked, but was knocked out by Chen. Since that day, Coren and his minions have attacked every Brewfest annually.

Attacks and abilities

  • 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 and Ursula Direbrew, deals up to 200 melee damage. Spawns  [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.


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 15.2 million HP and deals 5000-7000 melee damage per attack.

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!"
  • Ueful 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. Beware that she likes to
  • Both Ilsa and Ursular will respawn when killed, so ignore them and continue to focus on Coren.

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.


Loot from Coren Direbrew

Coren always drops one of these items:

Item Type Focus
 [Bitterest Balebrew Charm] Trinket
 [Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm] Trinket
 [Brawler's Statue] Trinket Tank
 [Coren's Cold Chromium Coaster] Trinket Melee/Ranged DPS
 [Thousand-Year Pickled Egg] Trinket Heals
 [Mithril Wristwatch] Trinket Caster DPS
 [Direbrew's Dire Brew] Quest

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

Loot from the  [Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest]

  • The Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest is a reward given only for the first completion (per day, per character) of the "Coren Direbrew" Dungeon Finder instance run. Like the [Satchel of Helpful Goods], this container is placed in the character's inventory (or mail, if inventory is full).
  • The Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest always has 26-27x [Justice Points]. It can also have 10-15x  [Brewfest Prize Token] and might also contain one of:
Inv drink 10.png [Direbrew's Bloodied Shanker] Inv drink 03.png [Tremendous Tankard O' Terror]
Ability mount kotobrewfest.png [Great Brewfest Kodo] Ability mount mountainram.png [Swift Brewfest Ram]
Inv gizmo goblingtonkcontroller.png [Direbrew's Remote]

Previous years' loot


2009 - 2010

All the items that appeared 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.



Coren Direbrew

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