Brewmaster Monk Guide – Legion 7.3.2
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Every race except for Goblin and Worgen can play a Monk.
Brewmasters can use Polearms, and Staves.
Iconic Brewmaster Monk abilities:
: Each time you are hit by a melee attack, you gain stacking 8% increased Dodge chance until your next successful Dodge. Also increases your attack power by 8%.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Monk are on the
Protector Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Ironskin Brew increases your Stagger amount by an additional 5%.
Tiger Palm reduces the remaining cooldown on your brews by an additional 1 sec.
Tier 20 set:
Consuming a brew has a 40% chance to generate a Gift of the Ox Healing Sphere.
When a Gift of the Ox Healing Sphere is consumed, your current Stagger amount is lowered by 5%.
Tier 21 set:
Two piece bonus:
Breath of Fire has a 100% chance to generate an additional stack of Elusive Brawler for each target hit.
Four piece bonus:
Every time you dodge an attack, the remaining cooldown of Breath of Fire is reduced by 2.0 sec
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
What makes Brewmaster Monk Special
: A master of martial arts who excels in smoothing damage. A brewmaster is always prepared, using the resources they have on hand to decide how to survive.
: Energy, which is spent to generate Brews, a resource shared between their damage reduction abilities. Ox Orbs, which are a unique healing resource.
to smooth damage intake and to reduce damage taken.
drops healing spheres around the monk, providing a strong heal when walked over. They can also use
to draw the
orbs to them without walking over them.
on cooldown and to pick up adds, and spend extra energy on
. Both of these will generate brew resources for active mitigation. You can also use
to pick up adds, and fill empty places in your rotation with
, which provides a flexible and frequently usable quick burst of movement.
, which is a teleport that requires planning ahead for quick long-distance movement.
, a particularly strong defensive ability on a long base cooldown, but can be greatly shortened through active play.
, a great tool to deal with damage on a long cooldown, but harder to time against instant abilities. Other options are available through talents.
. A staff topped by a swinging keg with a unique shoulder-resting animation.
: Agility leather
: Easy to heal, best at smoothing damage (i.e. the damage they take is rarely bursty). Mobility.
is a special Monk-only area reachable via
. This area has Monk trainers and many lore-flavored NPCs, as well as quests that teach you the importance of various abilities. Later, the same ability will be used to access our class order hall.
The Monk Class Mount,
, acquirable through completing
and a small questline afterwards.
Monks have many vanity glyphs:
makes the Monk bow after Touch of Death,
changes the color of Rising Tiger Kick, and
changes the color of Crackling Jade Lightning.
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They can acquire and equip the legendary weapons
What's a good legendary?
Your best legendaries are going to be ones that are useful across all content. Some good examples are
for defense and
for damage. Check the
for more information.
How can I do more DPS?
Try to use
as much as possible and run with the
talent at level 100 and combo every
What are these Brews and how do they work?
This is talked about in more detail in the
section of this guide, but basically maintain
at all times and purify only when you are taking a lot of damage.
What trinkets are good?
Typically most tank trinkets from dungeons or the simple stat sticks are the most useful ones we can get.
BrM Gear Guide
for more information.
Changes in Patch 7.2.5
All changes to Brewmaster abilities, talents, and artifact traits are below! As well, all guide sections have been updated with the changes.
Go take a look to read on the latest strategies for gearing, artifact progression, talent builds, and optimal legendaries!
reduced to 40% damage purified, down from 50%
’s Stagger gained has been reduced to 35% from 40%. As well, its duration is now capped at 3 times its max duration
(factoring in Potent Kick). In other words, if your ISB lasts 8 seconds (with 4 ranks of
), your maximum uptime will be 24 seconds.
grants a stack of Elusive Brawler per enemy hit.
grants a stack of Elusive Brawler, CD now 3 seconds and is no longer reduced by haste.
We now have 25% additional armor baseline (due to Brewmaster’s Balance)
now only gives 10% stagger, down from 20%.
is now on a charge system (for the new legendary). There are no other changes.
now heals for 150% of your attack power, up from 86.7%
’s CD by 3 seconds, down from 6.
buffed to give
+20% more damage purified, up from +15%
now has a 100% proc rate, but 30% of the damage from before the patch (functionally no change in damage dealt, merely making the proc rate consistent)
’s duration has been increased by 50% for Brewmasters.
Artifact Trait Changes
changed to give 1% additional damage purified with
per rank, from giving +2% additional stagger with
now doubles the duration of
’s DoT to 16 seconds.
now provides 1% damage reduction per rank, down from 2%.
now has a second charge and does 25% additional damage.
- Gain the
talent for free.
Note, these new legendaries are not lootable from Nethershard tokens from the Broken Shore.
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