Brewmaster Monk Tank Guide (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Brewmaster Monk tank guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3. 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 Sunnier, who maintains the most respected Brewmaster Monk resource site: Sunnier's Art of War.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Monk Transition Guide!

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.

Contents

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