Brewmaster Monk Dragonflight 10.2.7 Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 12th Jun, 2024
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Yo everyone, I’m Nate, a main tank for Method, and welcome to the Brewmaster Monk Guide for Dragonflight. This guide will help you master the specialization, from stagger and damage smoothing, to your rotation and learning how to make use of your utility.

I’ve played every tank at the top level over the years in both the RWF and High Mythic+, and I’ll be taking you through everything Brewmaster in Dragonflight Season 4!

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First Impressions

A common phrase you’ll hear in regards to Brewmaster in Dragonflight is button bloated, but don’t let that scare you off, as with some practice it becomes much easier despite its seeming complexity.

A unique trait to Brewmasters is their Stagger. You spread out a portion of all the damage you take over a 10-13 second period, which can be extremely prevalent against any form of tank buster or large burst damage. In combination with this, you have access to Purifying Brew and Celestial Brew, which allows you to clear a chunk of that Stagger DoT mentioned above and give yourself a huge shield.

Throughout Dragonflight Brewmaster damage has been particularly notable out of all the tanks. You have both big and minor cooldowns allowing for a consistent output with moments of large burst, top it off with a plethora of defensive cooldowns and mobility and Brewmaster is in a good spot, but you may feel squishy compared to what we’ve been used to in the past.

What has changed

Patch 10.2.0 Monk Changes

The only change Brewmaster received in this patch is the talent Escape from Reality now being a 1-rank talent rather than 2.

Brewmaster’s new tier bonus is as follows:

  • (2) Set Bonus: Breath of Fire deals 40% bonus damage as Shadowflame and causes you to heal for 50% of your Fire damage dealt.
  • (4) Set Bonus: Your attacks against targets afflicted by Breath of Fire have a chance to deal 15% extra damage as Shadowflame, and each Celestial Brew also grants a Stagger absorb for 100% of the Shadowflame damage you have dealt, causing damage delayed by Stagger to instead be prevented.