Brewmaster Monk

Patch 9.0

Written by Kian Last Updated: 21st Jan, 2021


Stagger, yeah let's start there.

If you spec into brewmaster you might notice that we have significantly less health than all other tanks, and it might look scary at first. There is a solution to that called Stagger.

The way stagger works is that it reduces the initial damage of a hit while delaying the rest of it as a dot. You are then able to cleanse some of that to take even less damage.

This makes Brewmaster great for progression because it generally allows healers to focus more on the raid, rather than having to babysit you like other tanks.

On top of stagger, Brewmaster has always been a reliable way to get mystic touch in a raid.

While Brewmasters weakness lies in the lack of self-healing, celestial fortune somewhat makes up for it in a raid environment where you generally have hots and beacon healing rolling on you.

What has changed

Changes going into Shadowlands