Brewmaster Monk Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 16:30 by Quotey 40 comments

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Brewmaster Monk in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Brewmaster Monks

You should use Kraken's Eye of Agility Icon Kraken's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze (or the cheaper Deadly Solstone Icon Deadly Solstone) or Versatile Royal Quartz Icon Versatile Royal Quartz (or the cheaper Versatile Kyanite Icon Versatile Kyanite) in all other sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Brewmaster Monks

Slot Enchantment

Since Brewmaster Monk stats are so close together, you are free to use other stat enchants if you prefer them. We do not recommend the Armor weapon enchant at the moment.

3. Consumables for Brewmaster Monks

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Brewmaster

Flask of the Currents Icon Flask of the Currents should be used in all situations, since Agility increases the amount of damage you Stagger. The flasks obtained from cauldrons will give you Agility also.

Battle Potion of Agility Icon Battle Potion of Agility should be used in most situations. Against Physical damage, Steelskin Potion Icon Steelskin Potion is alright, but provides no damage increase. On pure single target, Potion of Bursting Blood Icon Potion of Bursting Blood will be best for damage, but the amount of damage it deals is very inconsistent, with the top damage being about 4x that of the bottom.

In Battle for Azeroth, you will use Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion as your healing potion. Healing potions no longer share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both if you have access to a Warlock.

3.2. Best Food for Brewmaster

If you can, you should eat Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast or Sanguinated Feast Icon Sanguinated Feast for the buff to your Agility. The best solo food you can use is the Boralus Blood Sausage Icon Boralus Blood Sausage, giving 15 less Agility than a feast. If you wish to increase Stamina instead (not recommended for most cases), you can eat Seasoned Steak and Potatoes Icon Seasoned Steak and Potatoes.

3.3. Augment Runes for Brewmaster

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 14 Dec. 2018: Updated food and flask recommendations.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 03 Sep. 2018: Updated flask and potion recommendations.
  • 20 Aug. 2018: Added a note on enchant choice.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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