Brewmaster Monk Tank Gems, Enchants, Professions, and Consumables (MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Brewmaster Monk in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

Make sure to check our Gear Optimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this page.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Sunnier, who maintains the most respected Brewmaster Monk resource site: Sunnier's Art of War.

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket
Prismatic Socket
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket

If you are still unsure what the optimal gemming strategy is for your character, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Shoulders
Back
Chest Enchant Chest - Superior Stamina Icon Enchant Chest - Superior Stamina
Wrists Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Hands
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs
Feet
Rings Enchant Ring - Greater Stamina Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Stamina (Enchanting)
Weapons

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to a Main Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

You should always eat food that gives you Stamina or Agility.

3.1.1. Stamina

3.1.2. Agility

3.2. Flask

You should use a combination of elixirs, namely you should use Monk's Elixir Icon Monk's Elixir (or Elixir of Weaponry Icon Elixir of Weaponry if you are not Expertise capped) and Mantid Elixir Icon Mantid Elixir, or Mad Hozen Elixir Icon Mad Hozen Elixir and Mantid Elixir. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use elixirs, you can use Flask of the Earth Icon Flask of the Earth or Flask of Spring Blossoms Icon Flask of Spring Blossoms.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Potion of the Mountains Icon Potion of the Mountains for physical damage and Master Healing Potion Icon Master Healing Potion for magic damage.

Alternatively, you can use a Virmen's Bite Icon Virmen's Bite potion if you wish to boost your DPS.

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Brewmaster Monk can impact your raid performance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (with the exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions for raiding:

Profession Perks
Blacksmithing Provides a 640 Mastery gain through two extra sockets, Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves, in which you can fit 2 Fractured Sun's Radiance Icon Fractured Sun's Radiances.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 320 Mastery Rating gain through the ability to use 2 Fractured Serpent's Eye Icon Fractured Serpent's Eye
Alchemy Provides a 480 Stamina gain to your flask through Mixology Icon Mixology.
Enchanting Provides a 480 Stamina gain through Enchant Ring - Greater Stamina Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Stamina.
Engineering Provides +1,920 Agility for 10 seconds every minute through Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs (the overall gain is +320 Agility).
Inscription Provides a 320 Agility gain through Secret Tiger Claw Inscription Icon Secret Tiger Claw Inscription.
Leatherworking Provides a 320 Agility gain through Fur Lining - Agility Icon Fur Lining - Agility. Also provides Primal Leg Reinforcements Icon Primal Leg Reinforcements, a much cheaper equivalent to Shadowleather Leg Armor Icon Shadowleather Leg Armor, the traditional leg enchant.
Tailoring Provides +1000 Attack Power in average through Swordguard Embroidery Icon Swordguard Embroidery, instead of +200 Stamina from Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection.
Herbalism Provides a 480 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 13 Jan. 2014: Added new food items added in patch 5.4.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4 update.
  • 20 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added legendary meta-gem.
  • 12 Apr. 2013: Made many small improvements and added many alternative enchants and consumables.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Removed green-quality gems.