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Brewmaster Monk Tank Stat Priority (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 12, 2017 at 07:42 by Furty 52 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Brewmaster Monks in World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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 has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Myst. 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. Basics

As a Brewmaster Monk, your stat priority is:

  1. Haste (until 30%);
  2. Critical Strike = Mastery = Versatility

You should stack Haste until you reach a comfortable level for using your brews; no more than 30%. All other available stats are roughly equal in their value, and you should prioritize item level over anything else. If you are comparing 2 equal item level pieces, you should use the piece of which you have less secondary stats.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Haste increases your Energy regeneration rate and lowers the cooldown on your auto attacks, Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind, Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew, and Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew, which indirectly boosts our survivability and damage output.

Your Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler grants you a stacking buff that increases your chance to dodge, which lasts until the next time you dodge. Your Mastery also passively increases your attack power. The amount of dodge chance increase and the amount of attack power increase depend on how much Mastery you have.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Moreover, thanks to Celestial Fortune Icon Celestial Fortune, your Critical Strike chance also gives you the same chance for any heals you receive to heal for an additional 65%.

Agility increases your attack power, dodge chance, and self-healing (since your healing scales off of your attack power).

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Most encounters have abilities that cannot be mitigated or avoided. Also, you need to have a decent amount of health, in order to give yourself the chance to be healed before a subsequent attack kills you. As such, you need a minimum amount of Stamina. This amount will, in most cases, simply come from the Stamina found innately on your gear. Therefore, you should never have to go out of your way to gem for Stamina.

3. ChangeLog

  • 12 Jan. 2017: Small update to stat priority.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Added a 30% Haste breakpoint and a mention that Agility also increases dodge chance and self-healing.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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