Brewmaster Monk Tank Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 20, 2018 at 06:29 by Quotey 32 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Brewmaster Monks in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. The Basics of Stats for Brewmaster Monk

As a Brewmaster Monk, your stat priority is simple.

1.1. Stat Priority

  1. Agility
  2. Critical Strike = Versatility = Mastery
  3. Haste

Brewmaster stats are reasonably close together, apart from Haste which has a low value. For this reason, you should wear the highest item level gear you have available, while trying to avoid Haste.

1.2. Stamina

Do not worry about your Stamina. Maximizing your Agility will ensure you have enough. If you desperately feel you need more, consider using a stamina trinket instead of swapping to higher stamina gear with worse stats.

2. Brewmaster Monk Stats: Getting a Better Understanding

Haste increases your Energy regeneration rate and lowers the cooldown on your auto attacks, Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind, and Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, which indirectly boosts our survivability and damage output.

Your Mastery: Elusive Brawler Icon Mastery: Elusive Brawler grants you a stacking buff that increases your chance to dodge, which lasts until the next time you dodge. Your Mastery also passively increases your attack power. The amount of dodge chance increase and the amount of attack power increase depend on how much Mastery you have. Attack Power also increases your self healing.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities. Moreover, thanks to Celestial Fortune Icon Celestial Fortune, your Critical Strike chance also gives you the same chance for any heals you receive to heal for an additional 65%. Celestial Fortune also increases absorbs on you, at all times, by an amount equal to your Critical Strike chance.

Agility increases your attack power, dodge chance, and self healing (since your healing scales off of your attack power).

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Most encounters have abilities that cannot be mitigated or avoided. Also, you need to have a decent amount of health, in order to give yourself the chance to be healed before a subsequent attack kills you. As such, you need a minimum amount of Stamina. This amount will, in most cases, simply come from the Stamina found innately on your gear. Therefore, item level is the determining factor in keeping your health pool growing.

3. Changelog

  • 20 Aug. 2018: Made a small update to the stat priority.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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