Brewmaster Monk Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 14, 2024 at 12:00 by Sinzhu 27 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Brewmaster Monk leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Monk leveling guide.

1.

Gear Options

During leveling, item level is even more important than normal on your Brewmaster. You should always pick the item with a higher level, with the possible exceptions of jewelry and trinkets. For these slots, you may wish to select the item that is providing more Critical Strike or Versatility. On trinkets, you have the opportunity to experiment with various effects, so pick whatever you desire if it is reasonably close to your item level.

2.

Level-By-Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 60
2.1.

Brewmaster Monk Talents While Leveling

Talents are additional effects and abilities that can give you access to more tools in your spellbook. They are unlocked on a regular basis as you level.

You will unlock your first talent point once you reach Level 10.

Your talent setup should be as follows with each talent point as you unlock them. Note that these recommendations may differ from what is shown in our main guide for a maximum-level player.

2.2.

Rotation/Ability Priority to Level Up as a Brewmaster Monk

From Level 1, your lone ability is Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.

  1. (Optional): Tag an enemy with Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning to have it move toward you, provided you immediately cancel the ability after casting.
  2. (Optional): Use Provoke Icon Provoke to force an enemy to run to you or briefly "tag" them with Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning, provided you immediately cancel its cast afterward.
  3. (Optional): Use Provoke Icon Provoke to force an enemy to run to you (at high speed if Hasty Provocation Icon Hasty Provocation is talented) or briefly "tag" them with Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning, provided you immediately cancel its cast afterward. You can also use Clash Icon Clash, if talented, to force an enemy to charge at you.
  4. (Optional): Use Provoke Icon Provoke to force an enemy to run to you or briefly "tag" them with Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning, provided you immediately cancel its cast afterward. If you are using Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue, place it near multiple enemies to get all of their attention at once.
  5. If talented, use Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind or throw Exploding Keg Icon Exploding Keg before directly engaging your targets. With Special Delivery Icon Special Delivery, you will instead passively deal damage.
  6. (Optional): Use Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death to instantly kill the target if it is usable. Recommended for tougher enemies, or for quest bosses.
  7. Cast Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash as your opening ability when entering combat, and on cooldown afterward.
  8. Cast Bonedust Brew Icon Bonedust Brew or Weapons of Order Icon Weapons of Order, if talented to deal additional damage to your targets. Make sure you are standing near your enemies when casting Weapons of Order Icon Weapons of Order with Chi Surge Icon Chi Surge talented to reduce its cooldown.
  9. Cast Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick whenever it is available.
  10. Cast Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire on enemies that have been hit by Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash to have them deal less damage to you.
  11. Cast Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick whenever it is available.
  12. Cast Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm as necessary to offset your damage taken.
  13. Refresh your Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind, if talented.
  14. Cast Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave, if talented, on cooldown to deal more damage and heal yourself.
  15. Cast Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm as a filler, but do not go below 40 Energy.
  16. Cast Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm as a filler if fighting one target, but do not go below 40 Energy.
  17. Cast Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick as a filler time if fighting multiple targets, but do not go below 40 Energy.
  18. Cast Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm if you are in need of healing and to gather your Gift of the Ox Icon Gift of the Ox spheres. Healing Elixir Icon Healing Elixir can also provide healing.
  19. Cast Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox Icon Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox to increase your damage dealt and reduce your damage taken.
  20. In an emergency, you may instantly cast Vivify Icon Vivify once every 10 seconds due to Vivacious Vivification Icon Vivacious Vivification. This is largely to be used for convenience during leveling.
2.2.1.

Active Mitigation

  • Maintain Shuffle Icon Shuffle by continuing to cast Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick and Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash on cooldown to smooth out your damage taken.
  • Cast Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew on cooldown , saving one charge for emergencies, when actively fighting an enemy and suffering damage from Stagger Icon Stagger.
  • Cast Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew on cooldown to temporarily absorb all damage taken.
  • Cast Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew after using your initial Purifying Brew charges to increase its size with the stacks of Purified Chi Icon Purified Chi received. Use it on cooldown otherwise.
2.3.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Brewmaster Monks

To avoid this summary becoming overly long, only key rotational abilities from talents and leveling bonuses unique to Brewmaster Monks will be shown. To see every ability, please visit the Spell Summary of the main guide.

  • At Level 10, your Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm and Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick now cost 25 Energy each rather than 50 and 40.
  • Also at Level 10, your Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick has its cooldown increased to 4 seconds from 3.
  • Finally, at Level 10, you unlock access to the Mastery stat and your Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler. This gives you a chance to dodge attacks that increases until you successfully dodge. It also increases your Attack Power.
  • At Level 11, you unlock Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash. This is your primary ability as a Brewmaster, and will grant 5 seconds of Shuffle Icon Shuffle when used.
  • At Level 13, you unlock Stagger Icon Stagger, which acts as your unique defensive tool. A portion of all Physical damage you receive will instead be turned into a 10-second damage-over-time effect.
  • At level 15, you unlock Shuffle Icon Shuffle. This passive effect will cause Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick to temporarily increase the amount of damage you Stagger Icon Stagger.
  • At Level 23, you unlock Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew. This ability acts as your main way to reduce the amount of damage you are taking from the Stagger Icon Stagger effect, and its cooldown is reduced by using Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
  • At Level 19, you unlock the Brewmaster's Balance Icon Brewmaster's Balance Passive, which increases your total Armor by 25% and Stamina by 45%.
  • At Level 19, you can unlock Gift of the Ox Icon Gift of the Ox, occasionally spawning healing spheres when taking damage.
  • At Level 27, you can unlock Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew, allowing you to temporarily create a shield that absorbs all damage received. Its cooldown is reduced by using Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm.
  • At Level 29, you can unlock Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire, which will temporarily burn enemies you have recently Keg Smash Icon Keg Smashed and reduce their damage dealt to you by 5%.
  • At Level 29, you can unlock Improved Celestial Brew Icon Improved Celestial Brew, which allows your Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew to generate stacks of Purified Chi Icon Purified Chi that increase the size of Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew's shield.
  • At Level 29, you can unlock Improved Purifying Brew Icon Improved Purifying Brew, giving the ability a second charge.
  • At Level 43, you can unlock Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox Icon Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox. This cooldown summons a ghostly Ox that deals damage and takes on a portion of your Stagger Icon Stagger.
  • At Level 43, you unlock Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm Rank 2, reducing its cooldown by 10 seconds and causing it to also automatically pick up any Gift of the Ox Icon Gift of the Ox spheres that are present.
  • At Level 46, you unlock Celestial Fortune Icon Celestial Fortune, gaining a chance to increase all healing received by 80%, based on your Critical Strike.
  • At Level 52, you unlock Touch of Death Icon Touch of Death Rank 3, which causes it to remove Stagger Icon Stagger based on the damage dealt.
2.4.

War Mode Talents to Level Up as a Brewmaster Monk

If you are willing to utilize War Mode, the following PvP talents are recommended during leveling or for other open-world content. There may be times when you would like to use other options and are encouraged to experiment! PvP talents can be freely changed at any time.

Your first PvP talent slot will unlock at Level 20, your second at Level 30, and the final at Level 40.

2.4.1.
  • Double Barrel Icon Double Barrel will allow you to frequently increase the damage of your Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash and also allow it to stun everything it hits. It can also be used in a macro to make it effectively a passive benefit.
  • Alpha Tiger Icon Alpha Tiger can provide you with a lot of additional Haste since you are fighting many different targets while leveling; just remember that you will need to use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm once per target to activate it!
  • Eerie Fermentation Icon Eerie Fermentation will passively give you additional movement speed and magic damage reduction no matter how little Stagger Icon Stagger you have.
3.

The End Game

Congratulations! You made it to Level 70! Now that you are in the end game, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to see how to transition from leveling to the end game.

4.

Changelog

  • 14 May 2024: Adjusted for consistency with MoP Remix Leveling.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page reviewed for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Page reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Page reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Page reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Page reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Recommended leveling build revised based on new talents in Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Incendiary Breath removed; replaced by Alpha Tiger and Eerie Fermentation.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated with new 10.0.5 talent trees.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for leveling to 70 in Dragonflight.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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