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Brewmaster Monk Tank Stat Priority (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Nov 30, 2017 at 23:47 by Furty 90 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Brewmaster Monks in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5, 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 and Reviewers

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

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1. Stat Priority for Brewmaster Monk

As a Brewmaster Monk, your stat priority is:

  1. Mastery = Critical Strike = Versatility;
  2. Haste to 14.3%;

14.3% Haste is the value where your Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash has a 7-second cooldown. Our standard talent build, using Rushing Jade Wind Icon Rushing Jade Wind and Blackout Combo Icon Blackout Combo, is GCD locked at this number, and therefore any Haste above 14.3% has essentially zero value offensively. It also has greatly diminished value defensively, as you no longer reduce Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash's cooldown due to being GCD locked.

Generally speaking you should always prioritize item level unless the new item will put you above 14.3% Haste. If they item levels of the items are very close, you should prioritize the item without Haste regardless of your Haste value.

2. Brewmaster Monk: 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, Keg Smash Icon Keg Smash, Ironskin Brew Icon Ironskin Brew, and Purifying Brew Icon Purifying Brew, 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.

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

  • 30 Nov. 2017: Updated stat priority.
  • 28 Aug. 2017: Updated recommended Haste stacking end point, adjusted explanations to suit.
  • 22 Jun. 2017: Updated stat priority slightly.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Updated stat priority and provided further context to illustrate proper gearing.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 13 Feb. 2017: Updated Haste threshold.
  • 12 Jan. 2017: Small update to stat priority.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Added a 30% Haste breakpoint and a mention that Agility also increases dodge chance and self-healing.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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