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Brewmaster Monk Tank Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:19 by Furty 42 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Brewmaster Monks. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.

The other pages of our Brewmaster Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Justwait, a top tank who raids in Method. You can also watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

This tree is highly customizable and this is only one interpretation of a raid oriented build. There are many right answers to this question so if you feel you need more utility or mobility early, feel free to focus on the acquisition of those points at any time (for example).

1.1. Early Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Early Point Investment

After acquiring the starting point,  Icon Full Keg, head down into  Icon Potent Kick for the extended Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew duration. Slide into  Icon Hot Blooded, which is exceptional (especially when gearing in Mythic and Mythic+ dungeons) before scooping up  Icon Face Palm for the brew cooldown reduction.  Icon Obstinate Determination is a good pickup for 1 point, giving you a little more (and much needed) self sustain.

From  Icon Hot Blooded move into  Icon Dark Side of the Moon for some further targeted damage reduction.  Icon Smashed is an optional pickup, but it provides very nice utility and is thus recommended. Once again, move downwards from  Icon Hot Blooded into  Icon Obsidian Fists for additional damage. Move into  Icon Overflow for some nice additional healing and sustain. Finally, pick up  Icon Brew-Stache for the extra avoidance when using Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew.  Icon Brew-Stache is great for a variety of situations, and is especially useful while farming and gearing up in Mythic+ dungeons.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

From  Icon Dark Side of the Moon, you will want to take the right path into  Icon Healthy Appetite and grab the increased maximum health.  Icon Swift as a Coursing River is a great utility trait and not to be undervalued, particularly in dungeons, and you will want to acquire it as soon as possible. From the starting point,  Icon Full Keg, start down the upper path and grab  Icon Gifted Student. Finally, talent into the upper left Golden Trait,  Icon Dragonfire Brew, which offers some great damage for the single point investment (once again, a very key and valuable point for Mythic+ farming).

1.3. Final Point Investment

 Icon Staggering Around is the only remaining option. Invest into it before acquiring your final Golden Trait,  Icon Fortification. Both of these traits can be taken much earlier if you feel you need a large boost in survivability for a short period. They have high value in Mythic+ and should be considered earlier if you primarily spend your time in dungeons rather than raids.

2. Relic Choice

  1.  Icon Hot Blooded is a great, particularly on cleave fights and dungeons
  2.  Icon Overflow is powerful for some extra self sustain
  3. Extra ranks of  Icon Dark Side of the Moon for more damage reduction
  4. Max health from  Icon Healthy Appetite
  5. Any of the other traits

3. ChangeLog

  • 30 Nov. 2016: Fully updated Artifact path in lieu of more recent information. New path is more focused on farming Mythic+ as that is the primary time investment in the current end game.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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