Brewmaster Monk Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Brewmaster Monk Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Brewmaster Monk in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Brewmaster Monk

Brewmaster Monks have the unique Stagger ability, decreasing the damage of incoming damage and instead of taking it instantly, the damage will deal periodic damage over time which can also be cleansed by your abilities. This makes Brewmaster Monks one of the best Tanks for very strong Raid encounter which deal heavy hits to the Tanks.

Stat Choice for Brewmaster Monk

General Stat Priority for Brewmaster Monk with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
  5. Haste

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Summon Jade Serpent Statue, Summon White Tiger Statue and Summon Black Ox Statue are located in the bottom row of the Talent Tree and have the most significant impact in our playstyle. Soothing Mist, Tiger’s Fury and Rising Sun Kick are located in the top row of the Talent Tree.

Other Damage Talents

Fast Feet increases Rising Sun Kick damage, Resonant Fists grants you passive damage aswell as Eye of the Tiger. Improved Touch of Death boosts this ability even further. Chi Burst or Chi Wave can be used for either AoE or Single Target damage.

Crowd Control & Utility

Paralysis, Ring of Peace and Disable are your Crowd Control abilities. Tiger’s Lust, Spear Hand Strike, and bottom row Talents which increase Movement Speed, Avoidance and Healing Received of all party members are your Utility Talents.

Defensive Talents

Diffuse Magic, Dampen Harm and Fortifying Brew are very strong Defensive cooldowns. Talents on the left side increase your Healing output.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Purifying Brew clears 50% of your current Stagger. Celestial Brew grants an absorb shield, and Healing Elixir heals you for 15% of your maximum health.
  • Zen Meditation grants you a 60% damage reduction. Attacking or getting hit cancels the effect.
  • Niuzao, the Black Ox summons a minion which attacks enemies, and transfers 25% of your incoming Stagger damage.
  • Weapons of Order increase your Mastery for 30 seocnds, and causes you to deal 8% more damage to targets hit by Keg Smash.
  • Bob and Weave increases the duration of Stagger by 3 seconds, and High Tolerance cuases your Stagger to be more effective.
  • Gift of the Ox grants you a chance whenever taking damage to summon a Healing Sphere.
  • Clash charges you and pulls the enemy closer together, meeting in the middle.
  • Counterstrike causes your Tiger Palm or Spinning Crane Kick to deal 100% more damage after dodging an attack.
Multi Target Talents
  • Special Delivery grants your Brews a chance to thorw a keg into the air, dealing damage to all enemies.
  • Rushing Jade Wind deals passively damage to all enemies for 8 seconds.
  • Breath of Fire deals damage to all targets, and causes them to deal 5% less damage to you.
  • Sal’salabim’s Strength causes your Breath of Fire cooldown to be reset after using Keg Smash.
  • Charred Passions grants your next Black Out Kick or Spinning Crane Kick to deal 100% more damage after using Breath of Fire.
  • Exploding Keg has a 1-minute cooldown and deals damage to all targets and causes them to deal 100% less damage to you.
  • Chi Surge grants your Weapon of Orders to burst additional damage to all enemies.
  • Shadowboxing Treads causes your Black Out Kick to hit 2 additional targets.

Mythic+ Talents For Brewmaster Monk



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Brewmaster Monk in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Brewmaster Monk in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Brewmaster Monk

General Stat Priority for Brewmaster Monk with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
  5. Haste

Agility is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your dodge everytime you are hit, or deal damage with Blackout Kick. This bonus is lost whenever you dodge.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Brewmaster Monk

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Brewmaster Monk

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables