Brewmaster Monk Tank Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.2
In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Brewmaster Monk in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.
Brewmaster Monk Performance in Mythic+
Brewmaster is a strong choice for Mythic+, with astounding 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, Poison/Disease 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.
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. For more information, refer to the Brewmaster Monk Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.
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. However, for additional information on particular talents and when to use them in other forms of content, refer to our page dedicated to Brewmaster Monk Builds and Talents.
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.
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 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||If the dungeon you are running features a dangerous Poison or Disease effect, it is essential for you to talent this ability by removing a point of Generous Pour to do so. It is also particularly important for countering the Afflicted affix.|
|Press the Advantage||This talent may be used instead of 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 usually take Chi Surge with this choice.|
|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. However, its performance can also be ruined by not pressing Blackout Kick enough or comboing the wrong abilities. You should only swap to this talent if you are confident in your skill as a player. Advanced tips for using it can also be found on our rotation page.|
|Special Delivery/ Dragonfire Brew||If you are in need of a less hectic playstyle or do not enjoy maintaining Rushing Jade Wind, then you may swap its choice to Special Delivery. The same can also apply if you do not enjoy having to play around maintaining the Charred Passions buff, swapping instead to Dragonfire Brew. Be aware that these talents will deal very slightly less damage overall in exchange for their passivity.|
|Dampen Harm||If you find yourself in need of an additional cooldown against particularly 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 to Dampen Harm instead.|
|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. 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||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 and 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.|
|Light Brewing||In general, you will rarely, if ever, make use of Light Brewing over Training of Niuzao. However, there may rarely be bosses on the Tyrannical affix where the extra cooldown reduction is helpful for having Celestial Brew against specific mechanics.|
|Bounce Back||If you require some extra defense and do not want the hassle of managing Summon White Tiger Statue for its small damage gain, then remove its point in favor of acquiring a point in Bounce Back or a second point of Generous Pour.|
|Staggering Strikes||If you are playing in sufficiently low-key levels to not frequently reach heavy amounts of Stagger—such as +14 and below —you may consider switching Quick Sip for Staggering Strikes to gain a more efficient source of Stagger reduction.|
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!
|Crackling Jade Lightning/ 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's channel by moving or performing another action! In addition, remember that these abilities will hardly generate any threat.|
|Roll/ Chi Torpedo/ 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, 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||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 as an extra interrupt effect in a pinch.|
|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 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/ Generous Pour/ 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||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!|
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.
|Hasty Provocation||This enhancement to 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||While generally less useful than 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||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 active on one target at a time, and unlike a Windwalker Monk, you cannot root an enemy with it.|
|Clash||Clash acts as a unique way to reposition an enemy, similar to 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.|
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 a group of enemies and Roll away afterward, throwing a Keg Smash to slow them down while you play keep-away. Or, you could place a Transcendence beforehand and quickly teleport to it later with Transcendence: Transfer. With the use of talents like Summon Black Ox Statue and 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.
Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 3
Continuing an idea from the previous season, Patch 10.2 retains the presence of Flightstones and what are now known as Dreaming 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 489, which is Mythic Raid Item Level. They can also upgrade Crafted Gear up to 446 as well.
For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system and what to focus on upgrading as a Brewmaster Monk, check out our dedicated pages below.
- 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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