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

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:08 by Furty 39 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

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.

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 a great pickup for any situation, allowing you to easily pick up anything that comes in sight. Snag  Icon Staggering Around for to increase the potency of your shield wall before further bolstering you defenses with your first Golden Trait,  Icon Fortification. This is a good early trait, particularly in dungeons, as it really makes you invincible to melee attacks during shield wall. Especially good for players pushing Mythic+ or making early forays into Mythic raiding.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

Moving left from  Icon Hot Blooded immediately pick up  Icon Obsidian Fists and  Icon Overflow. Backtrack to the right side of the tree and invest into some more health through  Icon Healthy Appetite. Put a point into your second Golden Trait,  Icon Brew-Stache, which gives you a bit of extra sustain when using Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew.

1.3. Final Point Investment

Invest into  Icon Gifted Student near the start of the tree before swooping down to the bottom and grabbing  Icon Swift as a Coursing River. This trait can be taken a lot earlier if you feel the extra mobility is valuable, especially for players looking to push high levels of Mythic+. Finally, put your last point into  Icon Dragonfire Brew for a tiny bit of extra damage.

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

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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