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Brewmaster Monk Tank Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on May 17, 2017 at 08:20 by Furty 65 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 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.

1. Legendaries

Sal'salabim's Lost Tunic Icon Sal'salabim's Lost Tunic causes Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash to reset the cooldown on Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire. Very strong legendary due to  Icon Hot Blooded, allowing you to keep full uptime on the damage reduction.

Anvil-Hardened Wristwraps Icon Anvil-Hardened Wristwraps causes your Brews to be reduced by 1.0 second each time you dodge an attack, or an enemy misses you. Overall, likely to be the best legendary for when you are tanking several things at once, particularly potent in Mythic+ dungeons.

Archimonde's Hatred Reborn Icon Archimonde's Hatred Reborn is a trinket with an on-use effect that grants an absorb shield for 30% of your maximum health for 10 seconds, with a 75-second cooldown. When the barrier is consumed or expires it deals 75% of the damage absorbed to nearby enemies, split evenly. Currently a very strong choice for survivability, particularly for large hits, as it functions as an extra cooldown of sorts. The trinket also provides a high amount of passive stats.

Gai Plin's Soothing Sash Icon Gai Plin's Soothing Sash instantly heals you for 25% of the Stagger Icon Stagger damage when using Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew. Good for some extra self sustain, prevents a lot of situations that would have otherwise resulted in tank gibs.

Firestone Walkers Icon Firestone Walkers reduces the cooldown of Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew by 1 seconds for each enemy hit by Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire (max 4 second reduction). Likely the best choice for dungeons and Mythic+, though not as strong as the other options for Mythic raiding.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus has all 3 secondary stats and a socket, and provides an absorb for 25% of your maximum health every 30 seconds. Not bad, but nothing special compared to the other available options.

Jewel of the Lost Abbey Icon Jewel of the Lost Abbey causes Stagger Icon Stagger to last 3 seconds longer. Good for reducing high incoming burst damage and smoothing it out more.

Fundamental Observation Icon Fundamental Observation causes Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation to no longer be canceled by melee attacks or movement. It also reduces the cooldown of Zen Meditation Icon Zen Meditation by 50%. Situationally useful for cheesing mechanics but not a strong "standard" choice.

2. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Hunters, Mistweaver/Windwalker Monks, Shamans, and Warriors
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Druids, Mistweaver/Windwalker Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Blood Death Knights, Vengeance Demon Hunters, Guardian Druids, Protection Paladins, and Protection Warriors

3. ChangeLog

  • 17 May 2017: Updated Fundamental Observation tooltip.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 20 Jan. 2017: Added Archimonde's Hatred Reborn to legendaries.
  • 12 Jan. 2017: Added new legendary items.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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