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Brewmaster Monk Tank Stat Priority (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Jun 22, 2015 at 13:00 by Vlad 51 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Brewmaster Monks in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4, 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 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.

1. Basics

As a Brewmaster Monk, your stat priority depends on whether or not you have the Tier 18 4-Piece Set Bonus.

1.1. Without Tier 18 4-Piece Set Bonus

  1. Agility;
  2. Bonus Armor;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Multistrike = Haste.

1.2. With Tier 18 4-Piece Set Bonus

  1. Agility;
  2. Bonus Armor;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Haste;
  6. Versatility;
  7. Multistrike.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Bonus Armor improves Physical damage reduction, and increases attack power.

Agility is a very strong survival statistic. It increases your chance to dodge and your attack power (which affects Guard Icon Guard and the strength of your self-heals).

Mastery (Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler) increases the amount of damage that you Stagger with each hit. During progression content, and especially against hard-hitting bosses, this is the best survival statistic you can get (it is especially good at mitigating burst damage). Mastery also increases your attack power by a percentage.

Critical Strike increases the frequency at which you can use Brewing: Elusive Brew Icon Brewing: Elusive Brew, allowing you to stack it much faster. It provides less survivability than Mastery, but it provides more DPS, so if bosses are not hitting you very hard, then you may prefer this stat over Mastery.

Haste increases your Energy regeneration rate (and thus, indirectly, your Chi generation), but it scales poorly and should thus be avoided.

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

Multistrike causes your abilities to have a chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

Additionally, Multistrike increases your chance to proc Gift of the Ox Icon Gift of the Ox.

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

  • 22 Jun. 2015: Updated the stat priority for Patch 6.2.
  • 08 May 2015: Revamped the stat section, splitting the priorities into 3 categories and moving Haste to last place in all cases.
  • 08 Dec. 2014: Made two separate stat priorities, one for damage smoothing and for controlled damaged mitigation.
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