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Brewmaster Monk Tank Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Yesterday at 03:29 by Quotey 20 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Brewmaster Monks. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Brewmaster Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Quotey, who has been tanking as a Brewmaster Monk since they first rolled onto the scene. He currently raids in Echoes and is reachable on the friendly Monk Discord.

1. Azerite Gear for Brewmaster Monks

The following is a list of gear with desirable Azerite traits, as described in the Azerite section. Each has one of the best outer ring traits, and at least one more valuable trait.

Item Trait Loadout Source
High Altitude Turban Icon High Altitude Turban Boiling Brew Icon Boiling Brew, Ablative Shielding Icon Ablative Shielding, Bulwark of the Masses Icon Bulwark of the Masses The MOTHERLODE!! (Mogul Razdunk)
Cowl of Fluid Machinations Icon Cowl of Fluid Machinations Elusive Footwork Icon Elusive Footwork, Shimmering Haven Icon Shimmering Haven, Gemhide Icon Gemhide Shrine of the Storm (Vol'Zith the Whisperer)
Circlet of the Enveloping Leviathan Icon Circlet of the Enveloping Leviathan Fit to Burst Icon Fit to Burst, Azerite Veins Icon Azerite Veins, Impassive Visage Icon Impassive Visage Siege of Boralus (Viq'Goth)
Irontide Captain's Hat Icon Irontide Captain's Hat Staggering Strikes Icon Staggering Strikes, Overwhelming Power Icon Overwhelming Power, Gemhide Icon Gemhide Freehold (Harlan Sweete)
Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Icon Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Staggering Strikes Icon Staggering Strikes, Earthlink Icon Earthlink, Bulwark of the Masses Icon Bulwark of the Masses Atal'Dazar (Yazma)
Gold-Tasseled Epaulets Icon Gold-Tasseled Epaulets Elusive Footwork Icon Elusive Footwork, Ablative Shielding Icon Ablative Shielding, Vampiric Speed Icon Vampiric Speed Freehold (Harlan Sweete)
Tentacle-Laced Spaulders Icon Tentacle-Laced Spaulders Boiling Brew Icon Boiling Brew, Crystalline Carapace Icon Crystalline Carapace, Bulwark of the Masses Icon Bulwark of the Masses Shrine of the Storm (Vol'zith the Whisperer)
Pistoleer's Spaulders Icon Pistoleer's Spaulders Training of Niuzao Icon Training of Niuzao, Lifespeed Icon Lifespeed, Gemhide Icon Gemhide Tol Dagor (Overseer Korgus)
Gore-Splattered Vest Icon Gore-Splattered Vest Elusive Footwork Icon Elusive Footwork, Azerite Veins Icon Azerite Veins, Impassive Visage Icon Impassive Visage The Underrot (Unbound Abomination)
Raiment of the Blighted Tribe Icon Raiment of the Blighted Tribe Training of Niuzao Icon Training of Niuzao, Crystalline Carapace Icon Crystalline Carapace, Vampiric Speed Icon Vampiric Speed Waycrest Manor (Gorak Tul)
Cephalohide Jacket Icon Cephalohide Jacket Staggering Strikes Icon Staggering Strikes, Crystalline Carapace Icon Crystalline Carapace, Gemhide Icon Gemhide Siege of Boralus (Viq'Goth)

2. Gearing your Brewmaster Monk

Gearing for Brewmaster is very simple. Use the highest item level gear with Critical Strike and Versatility you can get, with Mastery being okay. Avoid Haste.

3. Trinkets for Brewmaster Monk

Defensively, you will want to obtain trinkets that grant stats. While the available options are not particularly interesting, stat bonuses will boost both your offensive and defensive capabilities.

  1. Permafrost-Encrusted Heart Icon Permafrost-Encrusted Heart (if you can get this to drop, this is best in slot)
  2. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart
  3. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  4. Doom's Wake Icon Doom's Wake

DPS trinkets are also acceptable, as you do not always need extra defense. Regardless of your preference, you should maintain a collection of many trinkets, both because having choices is especially good for different situations you may face and it is likely that desirable trinkets will change as we get more data.

4. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 23 Jul. 2018: Updated Soul of the Grandmaster description.
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