Brewmaster Monk Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.0.5
On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Brewmaster Monk, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.
Best Gems, Enchantments, and Consumables for Brewmaster Monks
This section will be going over a variety of extra buffs available for use by your character. To have a better understanding of why certain stats are being prioritized on a Brewmaster Monk, please pay a visit to the page dedicated to them.
You should ideally make use of Versatile Jewel Cluster in all of your sockets for both offense and defense.
Best Enchants for Brewmaster Monks
|Weapon (2h and dual-wield main-hand)|
|Weapon (dual-wield off-hand)|
As Brewmaster Monk stats are so close together for defensive value, you are largely free to use other stat enchants on rings if you prefer them. As for weapon enchants, Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force is the recommended choice for your main-hand and Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance is recommended in your offhand if dual-wielding. If you wish to instead optimize your enchantments for even more damage, you should replace Celestial Guidance with Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation in the off-hand or consider simulating your character. For more information, look into the Simulations section of this guide dedicated to explaining how to do so below.
Consumables for Brewmaster Monks
Best Flasks and Potions for Brewmaster
Spectral Flask of Power should be used in all situations, and will provide you with the Primary stat of your specialization —Agility for Brewmasters. Eternal Flasks from Eternal Cauldrons also function this way. While there is a separate Spectral Flask of Stamina, there are no recommended times to use it instead.
Potion of Phantom Fire is your recommended potion both before combat as a "pre-pot" and during most fights. If you are instead up against a large group of enemies, it may be worth considering the use of Potion of Empowered Exorcisms. Note that both of these potions are further improved with an additional consumable, Shadowcore Oil.
You will use Spiritual Healing Potion as your healing potion. Each use will incur a 5-minute cooldown, but multiple can be consumed in an extended boss fight.
In addition, a Warlock's Healthstones do not share a cooldown with other healing consumables. Remember to use it as well if you are holding one!
Best Food for Brewmaster
Additional, Optional Consumables
While they are not as necessary for success in areas of content as flasks, potions, and food are, there are some additional consumables available for a small amount of extra temporary power for your character.
Augment Runes can grant you additional Agility, Intellect, or Strength for one hour, but are removed upon death. Veiled Augment Rune is your rune of choice within the Shadowlands.
Weapon oils can be applied to each of your weapons to provide either an additional damage effect through Shadowcore Oil or an additional bit of self-healing through Embalmer's Oil for one hour at a time. Their effects are not removed on death. Beyond this small bonus, many potion effects will be enhanced if wielding a weapon that has been oiled, such as an additional 10% damage dealt by Potion of Phantom Fire with Shadowcore Oil. If facing only a few enemies at a time and making use of potions, it is recommended to apply Shadowcore Oil to your weapon, or both weapons if dual-wielding.
Stones are another form of consumable weapon buff that will increase a weapon's Attack Power for one hour at a time; their bonuses also persist through death. There are two separate stones, with Shaded Sharpening Stone only usable on Swords, Axes, and Fist Weapons while Shaded Weightstone may only be used on Maces, Staves, and Polearms. A weapon can only be enhanced by one item at a time between stones and oils. If facing larger groups of enemies or you are not using any additional potions, then it is recommended to apply a weapon stone to your off-hand if dual-wielding.
Armor Kits are a third consumable that increases the Stamina of an item for two hours, lasting even through death. For now, only the Chest slot may be enhanced with a Heavy Desolate Armor Kit.
If you find yourself in need of a Bloodlust-effect, drums are a useful tool to provide a similar, but weaker, form of the buff. At Level 60, the only drums that can be used are Drums of Deathly Ferocity.
- 19 Apr. 2021: Added a generic offensive Weapon enchant choice.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5.
- 06 Dec. 2020: Updated Weapon enchant recommendation to include dual-wielding.
- 24 Nov. 2020: Updated with new Shadowlands consumables.
- 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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