Brewmaster Monk Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Sinzhu 23 comments
General Information

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 9.2.5.


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 Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster in all of your sockets for a balance between offense and defense.


Domination Shards for Brewmaster Monk

In Patch 9.2, Shards of Domination will not function outside of Korthia, The Maw, the Sanctum of Domination raid, and Torghast. You will not be making use of them in Zereth Mortis, Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 3, or the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.


Best Enchants for Brewmaster Monks

Slot Enchantment
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 Icon Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force is the recommended choice for your main-hand and Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon 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 Flask Icon Eternal Flasks from Eternal Cauldron Icon Eternal Cauldrons also function this way. While there is a separate Spectral Flask of Stamina Icon Spectral Flask of Stamina, there are no recommended times to use it instead.

Potion of Phantom Fire Icon 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 Icon Potion of Empowered Exorcisms. Note that both of these potions are further improved with an additional consumable, Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil.

In Patch 9.2, you will use Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic 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 Healthstone Icon Healthstones do not share a cooldown with other healing consumables. Remember to use it as well if you are holding one!

Finally, Kyrian players have access to a third healing consumable: Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity. This potion is also on its own separate 3-minute cooldown, but is limited to one use per boss encounter.


Best Food for Brewmaster

If available, Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism is your food of choice for some additional Agility. Otherwise, Steak a la Mode Icon Steak a la Mode can be used for an extra bit of Versatility.


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 Icon Veiled Augment Rune is your rune of choice within the Shadowlands. If you are Exalted with The Enlightened faction of Zereth Mortis in Patch 9.2, then you also have access to the reusable Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune.

Weapon oils can be applied to each of your weapons to provide either an additional damage effect through Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil or an additional bit of self-healing through Embalmer's Oil Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Shaded Sharpening Stone only usable on Swords, Axes, and Fist Weapons while Shaded Weightstone Icon 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 Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit.

Tomes are a familiar consumable for changing one's Talents and Covenants outside of a rested area. At Level 60, the only tomes that may be used are Tome of the Still Mind Icon Tome of the Still Mind and Codex of the Still Mind Icon Codex of the Still Mind.

If you find yourself in need of a Bloodlust Icon 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 Icon Drums of Deathly Ferocity.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 19 Feb. 2022: Added new healing potion/augment rune of Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 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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