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Brewmaster Monk Tank Easy Mode

Last updated on Nov 30, 2017 at 23:48 by Furty 90 comments

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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 for Brewmaster Monk

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 for Brewmaster Monk

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 or more damage taken when utilized by less seasoned players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

3. Stat Choice for Brewmaster Monk

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

  1. Mastery = Critical Strike = Versatility;
  2. Haste to 14.3%;

Prioritize item level above all else, as your stats are all roughly equal in value. Reaching 14.3% Haste allows Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash to have a cooldown under 7 seconds, however, this is not a priority. Any Haste over 14.3% is entirely wasted and items with Haste should be avoided.

4. Basic Rotation for Brewmaster Monk

  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 Reviewers

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 Future. 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:

5. ChangeLog

  • 30 Nov. 2017: Added a note about Haste.
  • 29 Aug. 2017: Slight update to talents.
  • 28 Aug. 2017: Updated stat priority, added a new description about Haste stack point.
  • 22 Jun. 2017: Replaced Light Brewing with Gift of the Mists due to T20 synergy, updated stat priority.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Updated stat priority and descriptions.
  • 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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