Brewmaster Monk Tank Mythic+ Tips in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 11, 2018 at 10:53 by Quotey 32 comments

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General Information

On this page, you will various tips and pieces of advice for clearing high Mythic+ content with your Brewmaster Monk.

The other pages of our Brewmaster Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Quotey, who has been tanking as a Brewmaster Monk since they first rolled onto the scene. He currently raids in Echoes and is reachable on the friendly Monk Discord.

1. Brewmaster Monk in Mythic+

Brewmaster is a reasonable choice for Mythic+, with decent damage and strong kiting skills in a pinch. Our group utility is limited to a (very strong) stun.

1.1. Brewmaster Monk Mythic+ Rotation

Your rotation will not change in Mythic+. For more information about the Brewmaster Monk rotation, refer to the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

1.2. Mythic+ Talents for Brewmaster Monks

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are recommended for all affixes and keystone levels. For more information on particular talents and when to use them, refer to the Builds and Talents page.

Level Choices
15 Eye of the Tiger Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Wave Chi Burst ? Chi Burst
30 Celerity Celerity Chi Torpedo Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust Tiger's Lust
45 Light Brewing Light Brewing Spitfire ? Spitfire Black Ox Brew Black Ox Brew
60 Tiger Tail Sweep Tiger Tail Sweep Summon Black Ox Statue Summon Black Ox Statue Ring of Peace Ring of Peace
75 Bob and Weave Bob and Weave Healing Elixir Healing Elixir Dampen Harm ? Dampen Harm
90 Special Delivery ? Special Delivery Rushing Jade Wind Rushing Jade Wind Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox
100 High Tolerance High Tolerance Guard Guard Blackout Combo ? Blackout Combo

2. Mythic+ Affixes

In Battle for Azeroth, there are three tiers of affixes, and one seasonal affix. Every keystone will have at least one affix, with new affixes being added at keystone levels 4 and 7, and the season affix being added at level 10.

2.1. Tier One Affixes

  • Fortified Icon Fortified increases the Health pool of all non-boss enemies by 20% and damage dealt by 30%.
  • Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical increases the Health pool of boss enemies by 40% and their damage dealt by 15%.

Fortified Icon Fortified and Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical are the two affixes every player will see. These affixes shift the focus of Mythic+ from boss to trash depending on the week.

2.2. Tier Two Affixes

  • Raging Icon Raging increases the damage dealt by enemies below 30% health by 100% until they die. This buff is dispellable .
  • Teeming Icon Teeming adds additional trash mobs to certain packs throughout each dungeon.
  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering causes dying enemies to increase the maximum health and damage of other nearby enemies by 20%. To counter this affix, DPS all mobs down evenly and focus on the highest health pool enemies first.
  • Sanguine Icon Sanguine places a pool of blood on the ground when a mob is slain. This pool will heal remaining enemies who stay inside the zone and also damage players. Be careful of using stuns, and you can use Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace to knock enemies out of sanguine pools.
  • Bursting Icon Bursting causes enemies to detonate when slain, afflicting the group with a stacking debuff that causes players to suffer 10% of their maximum health in damage every four seconds. When handling the Bursting affix, make sure your group knows how many stacks the healer can handle at a given point and try to save healing cooldowns for larger pulls, which will cause high Bursting stacks.

2.3. Tier Three Affixes

  • Volcanic Icon Volcanic spawns volcanic plumes underneath and around players when in combat with any enemy. When damaged by Volcanic, players suffer 50% of their maximum health in damage. The more enemies you are in combat with, the more volcanic plumes will spawn.
  • Grievous Icon Grievous afflicts players with a stacking damage over time effect when they fall below 90%. Make sure to have your healer quickly remove the debuff with focused healing / cooldowns if needed, or it is likely you will fall behind and deaths will occur. This is especially dangerous to Brewmaster Monks — keep Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potions on hand to remove it.
  • Quaking Icon Quaking will periodically attempt to interrupt casters by creating a damaging zone around each player. About 3 seconds after the zone forms, it will deal 20% maximum health in damage to each player caught in the zone and interrupt any casts being finished during the shockwave.
  • Explosive Icon Explosive will occasionally spawn Explosive Orbs that need to be targeted and burned down within a short period of time or they will deal significant damage to the party. Explosive Orbs are not cleavable and the amount of orbs that spawn scales with the amount of enemies pulled. Brewmaster Monks can deal with these quickly with Blackout Strike Icon Blackout Strike followed by a Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm if needed.
  • Necrotic Icon Necrotic debuffs the target of enemy melee swings with stacking healing reduction and a minor damage over time effect. Brewmaster Monks excel at dealing with this — being able to roll away and kite, use Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep to stop application, and Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace to prevent enemies from reaching you when you have high stacks.
  • Skittish Icon Skittish reduces the amount of threat generated by tanks throughout the dungeon. Rogues and Hunters are good for this week, as is Summon Black Ox Statue Icon Summon Black Ox Statue — taunting the statue and following up with a Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash will make it difficult to lose aggro.

2.4. Seasonal Affix

Infested Icon Infested is the seasonal affix for the launch of Battle for Azeroth. Enemies afflicted with the Infested debuff will be scattered throughout each dungeon once you reach key level ten. These mobs will heal enemies around them and, when slain, will spawn two Spawn of G'huun that will attempt to infest remaining enemies.

There are several ways to handle Infested Icon Infested mobs depending on pack size, which mob is infested, and group composition. The first way to handle an Infested enemy is to burn down the infested target and the subsequently spawning Spawn of G'huun while either crowd controlling or ignoring the other mobs in the pack. The second way is to crowd control the Infested mob and burn down all the other enemies.

3. Mythic+ Azerite Traits

Bulwark of the Masses Icon Bulwark of the Masses is absurdly strong for Mythic+ dungeons, as you will be able to take advantage of its full effect for a majority of the time you are in combat.

4. Changelog

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