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Brewmaster Monk Tank Guide (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Sep 28, 2015 at 10:18 by Vlad 51 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Brewmaster Monk tank guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Brewmaster Monk in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Misume, one of the best Brewmaster Monks in the world, who raids in Midwinter and streams on Twitch. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Class Overview

The Brewmaster is the tanking specialisation of Monks, the most recently-added class in World of Warcraft.

Brewmasters rely mostly on avoiding damage, through dodging and parrying attacks. Brewmasters also have an additional way of dealing with incoming damage, a unique ability called Stagger Icon Stagger, which causes part of the damage to be done to the Monk instantly, while the rest is done over the course of 10 seconds (with the possibility for the Monk to remove all of the non-instant damage).

Mainly for these reasons, Brewmasters benefit from a steady and relatively easily-healed damage intake. They make excellent tanks in PvE and will always be a valuable asset to your raid.

Unlike any other tanking class, Brewmaster Monks lack a powerful defensive cooldown that reduces all damage taken, but they make up for this through their many versatile defensive abilities.


To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

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