Brewmaster Monk Tank Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Sinzhu 27 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Brewmaster Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Brewmaster Monk Performance in Mythic+

Brewmaster is an acceptable choice for Mythic+, with decent damage, an excellent ability to kite in a pinch, and strong natural sturdiness. While their group utility is mostly limited to an AoE stun and a 5% Physical damage buff, Brewmasters also bring a crowd control ability, PoisonPoison/DiseaseDisease dispel, and the option to talent into multiple abilities that affect enemy positioning.

If you want to learn more about Mythic+ during Dragonflight in general or Brewmaster's place in the overall rankings, see our overviews below.

1.1.

Mythic+ Rotation for Brewmaster Monks

Overall, your rotation will not change as a Brewmaster Monk in Mythic+ in single-target or multi-target pulls beyond the added use of Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick. For more information, refer to the Brewmaster Monk Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

1.2.

Mythic+ Talents for Brewmaster Monks

Shown below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are recommended as a starting point for all affixes and keystone levels. Note that within Mythic+, you have additional talent variety to consider based on a number of factors; these "flex" talents are highlighted further below.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the "Copy Export String" buttons:

For the most part, these talent choices reflect the general recommendation for an AoE environment. However, depending on the week's affixes, there may be slight variations if you need more defense or for a particular dungeon's utility needs.

2.

Mythic+ Talent Flexibility

Due to the wildly different styles of pull sizes, enemy types, and even your own group of players in a given Mythic+ dungeon, there are a number of additional talent choices separate from the "default" build shown above to consider at times. Use the table below to understand these alternatives and help determine when you may wish to switch a point or two around.

Note that within the class tree, you will usually end up dropping your point in Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour for additional utility, whereas your exchanged points in the Brewmaster tree are open to much more flexibility based on your own preference.

Talent Choice When to Consider
Detox Icon Detox If the dungeon you are running features a dangerous PoisonPoison or DiseaseDisease effect, such as Algeth'ar Academy, Brackenhide Hollow, Halls of Infusion, or The Nokhud Offensive, it is essential for you to talent this ability by removing a point of Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour to do so. It is also particularly important for countering the Afflicted Icon Afflicted affix.
Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm If you find yourself in need of an additional cooldown against especially dangerous mechanics rather than passive reduction against enemy auto attacks, then it may be necessary to swap your choice node of Dance of the Wind Icon Dance of the Wind to Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm instead. In particular, this talent will see more frequent use against Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical bosses.
Dragonfire Brew Icon Dragonfire Brew Once you have acquired the Monk Brewmaster 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Monk Brewmaster 10.2 Class Set 2pc bonus, you may consider switching to this talent over Charred Passions Icon Charred Passions. Although it will deal less damage until the higher key levels where you may reliably reach Heavy Stagger Icon Heavy Stagger to maximize its potential; it does simplify the rotation and offer you access to additional self-healing without the burden of hitting Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick on cooldown that instead comes with Charred Passions. That being said, this talent will often result in additionally using Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo on Breath of Fire Icon Breath of Fire more frequently, if it is also talented. Ultimately, use of this talent can be considered a matter of personal preference, though further discussion can be found under our rotation guidelines.
Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo This talent offers incredible versatility to your decisions in the Brewmaster Monk rotation and is generally more effective overall than a point of High Tolerance Icon High Tolerance. However, its performance can also be ruined by not pressing Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick enough or comboing the wrong abilities. You should only swap to this talent once you are confident in your skill as a player. Advanced tips for using it can also be found on our rotation page.
Press the Advantage Icon Press the Advantage This talent may be used instead of Weapons of Order Icon Weapons of Order if you are looking for an arguably more simple experience while contending with all that a Mythic+ dungeon demands of you as a tank. Be aware that it will not deal as much damage as Weapons of Order, and that you will also often take Chi Surge Icon Chi Surge with this choice. More information about choosing this talent can be found in our frequently asked questions.
Special Delivery Icon Special Delivery If you are in need of a less hectic playstyle or do not enjoy maintaining Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind, then you may swap its choice to Special Delivery Icon Special Delivery and also gain access to a more powerful snare effect. Be aware that this talent will deal slightly less damage overall in exchange for its passivity.
Chi Surge Icon Chi Surge Consider this talent if you do not need extra defense and wish to gain a bit more damage overall, sacrificing a point of High Tolerance Icon High Tolerance. However, this point of High Tolerance is the first thing you should pick back up if in need of more defense again.
Black Ox Brew Icon Black Ox Brew Black Ox Brew Icon Black Ox Brew is a talent that is naturally suited for Mythic+ environments where there can be "downtime" as you travel between packs of enemies, and it can also provide a second burst of Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew and Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew casts during a particularly hectic pull. However, if you are not activating it more or less on cooldown, it is often less helpful than the default choice of Bob and Weave Icon Bob and Weave.
Light Brewing Icon Light Brewing In general, you will rarely, if ever, make use of Light Brewing Icon Light Brewing over Training of Niuzao Icon Training of Niuzao. However, there may occasionally be bosses on the Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical affix where the extra cooldown reduction is helpful for having Celestial Brew Icon Celestial Brew against specific mechanics, such as Vexamus's Arcane Expulsion Icon Arcane Expulsion in Algeth'ar Academy.
Bounce Back Icon Bounce Back If you require some extra defense and do not want the hassle of managing Summon White Tiger Statue Icon Summon White Tiger Statue for its small damage gain, then remove its point in favor of acquiring a point in Bounce Back Icon Bounce Back or a second point of Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour.
Staggering Strikes Icon Staggering Strikes If you are playing in sufficiently low-key levels to not frequently reach heavy amounts of Stagger Icon Stagger—such as +14 and below —you may consider switching Quick Sip Icon Quick Sip for Staggering Strikes Icon Staggering Strikes to gain a more efficient source of Stagger reduction.
2.1.

Additional Mythic+ Utility Abilities, Talents, and Tips

Listed below is a sample of the many utility-based options available to you as a Brewmaster Monk in Mythic+ when using the default talent setup shown above. In particular, pay attention to the usage tips provided on them, and be on the lookout for similar scenarios in your own dungeon runs!

Ability Usage Tips
Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning/Chi Wave Icon Chi Wave These can be useful tools for pulling a faraway group of enemies by casting it on one of them; just remember to immediately cancel Crackling Jade Lightning Icon Crackling Jade Lightning's channel by moving or performing another action! In addition, remember that these abilities will hardly generate any threat.
Roll Icon Roll/Chi Torpedo Icon Chi Torpedo/Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust These can all be used fairly often in a dungeon and are excellent options for repositioning yourself or making a quick escape from danger. Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust, in particular, can often remove debuffs that deal damage over time or other negative effects if the debuff also snares or roots the victim!
Paralysis Icon Paralysis A versatile crowd control ability that temporarily removes an enemy from the fight, it is best to cast it before you pull a group of enemies so that the effect will not be broken by a random bit of damage. In addition, you can use Paralysis Icon Paralysis as an extra interrupt effect in a pinch.
Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace This allows you to forcefully move enemies out of a targeted location, bouncing them out of the summoned ring. Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace has a lot of possibilities for its application and is remarkably versatile: you can disrupt patrolling enemies, interrupt an enemy's cast, or keep a fixated enemy away from its target, among other uses.
Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart/Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour/Windwalking Icon Windwalking All three auras work similarly, providing you and any allies within 10 yards with extra healing received, Avoidance, or movement speed, respectively. In mythic+, where there is only one healer, and the group tends to stay close to the tank, you can provide your entire group with these buffs at nearly all times if necessary!
Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep Your AoE stun effect. With it, you can delay or negate dangerous abilities cast by enemies, or you can use it to survive a dangerous pull for a little while longer while you build up your defenses. Remember that certain enemies, such as minibosses, may be immune to its effects and other stuns in general!
2.1.1.

Niche Utility Talents

For the sake of mentioning the rare times these talents may be useful, the following table includes the remaining amounts of utility available to you as a Brewmaster Monk. Be aware that you will very rarely need to switch to these talents, if ever. However, be on the lookout for these rare opportunities across the many dungeons in a Mythic+ season.

Ability Usage Tips
Hasty Provocation Icon Hasty Provocation This enhancement to Provoke Icon Provoke is unique among taunt effects due to the movement speed increase it temporarily gives the Provoked enemy. You can use this to reposition a threat that rapidly needs to move from one location to another, like avoiding a damage-reduction area on the ground. Be mindful about the speed boost, however. If you need to Provoke an enemy you are trying to run away from, they could easily catch up to you!
Song of Chi-Ji Icon Song of Chi-Ji While generally less useful than Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, this can allow you to disorient enemies up to 40 yards away for 20 seconds and prevent them from potentially wandering into your path.
Disable Icon Disable This ability is a 50% snare that only needs to be applied once to an enemy before your regular attacks maintain its effect. However, be aware that you can only have Disable Icon Disable active on one target at a time, and unlike a Windwalker Monk, you cannot root an enemy with it.
Clash Icon Clash Clash Icon Clash acts as a unique way to reposition an enemy, similar to Death Grip Icon Death Grip. However, unlike Death Grip, you and the target meet in the middle rather than having them dragged to you. This can be a useful tool to get a stubborn caster or other slow enemies closer to the rest of the group, but be warned that Clash will root targets around the impact point. This root is also special in that it will not break from dealing damage to the enemies! However, Clash also has a minimum range that you must be away from the target to use the ability, much like a Warrior's Charge Icon Charge.
3.

Notes on Kiting

When running a Mythic+ dungeon, there may be times when the damage you or the rest of the group is taking becomes too intense for the healer to manage. During these moments, you can utilize kiting to help reduce your damage taken. This can provide precious time for your healer to restore some extra missing health or for you to get more of your defensive resources back.

There is no solid guideline for when in a dungeon you may need to practice kiting as a Brewmaster Monk. Still, you must not forget it is an available option commonly seen in Mythic+ compared to a raiding environment. Fortunately, all the mobility available to Brewmaster Monks makes kiting reasonably simple. You could choose to Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep a group of enemies and Roll Icon Roll away afterward, throwing a Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash to slow them down while you play keep-away. Or, you could place a Transcendence Icon Transcendence beforehand and quickly teleport to it later with Transcendence: Transfer Icon Transcendence: Transfer. With the use of talents like Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue and Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, the only thing stopping you as a Brewmaster from kiting endlessly is your ability to maintain threat on what is trying to reach you.

4.

Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 4

Like previous seasons, Mythic+ Season 4 retains the presence of Flightstones Icon Flightstones and what are now known as Awakened Crests, both obtainable from practically all forms of content in the game, Mythic+ included. They can be used to upgrade gear up to Item Level 528, which is Mythic Raid Item Level. They can also upgrade Crafted Gear up to 525 as well.

For more information on the Gear Upgrades system and what to focus on upgrading as a Brewmaster Monk, check out our dedicated pages below.

5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Flex talent examples updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Page reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 19 Jan. 2024: Reorganized flex talents based on likelihood of use; added separate entry for utilizing Dragonfire Brew instead of Charred Passions.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Page reviewed for Patch 10.2.5; listed specific dungeons where Detox should be talented; added link to FAQ regarding talenting Press the Advantage.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Wordings adjusted in preparation for Dragonflight Season 3; added mention of the Staggering Strikes talent for lower keystone levels.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Default Mythic+ talent build slightly revised; flex talents reorganized; utility usage tips reformatted.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Added additional guidance on talent swapping decisions.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Adjusted default Mythic+ build due to new talents in Patch 10.1.5; added further notes on talents to consider swapping into as necessary.
  • 01 May 2023: Added Song of Chi-Ji to utility list; discussion of new gear upgrade system.
  • 14 Apr. 2023: Slightly adjusted recommended default Mythic+ talent build.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated talent trees with new 10.0.5 talent choices.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Recommended build slightly adjusted based on recent theorycrafting; added table mentioning when to consider alternate talents.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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