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Brewmaster Monk Tank Easy Mode

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017 at 14:04 by Furty 65 comments

Table of Contents

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics

Brewmaster is a sturdy brawler that combines great mobility with surprising sturdiness. While some of the talents can be a little complex in nature, we will be focusing on a setup that minimizes the amount of buttons and reactivity necessary without unduly compromising your ability to take a hit.

2. Talent Choice

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer marginally higher gains when played perfectly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

3. Stat Choice

Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats as follows:

  1. Haste (10-30%);
  2. Critical Strike = Mastery = Versatility.

Prioritize item level above all else, as your stats are all roughly equal in value. Haste can be lightly prioritized until you feel a comfortable level of brew usage has been achieved; no more than 30%.

4. Basic Rotation

  1. Cast Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash when available.
  2. Cast Blackout Strike Icon Blackout Strike when available.
  3. Use Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm if you have 65+ Energy.
  4. Cast Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire when available.
  5. Use  Icon Exploding Keg for powerful AoE burst and as a defensive cooldown for spooky packs.
  6. Use Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew if you are about to take a large amount of damage.
  7. Use Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew before large hits to reduce the Stagger Icon Stagger value.
  8. Use Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew when your Stagger Icon Stagger is high to clear it.

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.

5. ChangeLog

  • 13 Feb. 2017: Updated stat priority.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 22 Dec. 2016: Added easy mode for Brewmaster Monks.
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