Brewmaster Monk

Patch 8.3

Written by Justwait Last Updated: 22nd Jun, 2020

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

As a Brewmaster you don't have a rotation per se, you have a priorities list instead.

Without Blackout Combo it looks like this:

  1. Blackout Strike
  2. Keg Smash
  3. Breath of Fire
  4. Rushing Jade Wind
  5. Tiger Palm

With Blackout Combo, you want to use the proc into Tiger Palm, so you always want to weave Tiger Palm in right after Blackout Strike. You can use Rushing Jade Wind in between the two but nothing else.


  1. Pre-pot on 2.
  2. Rushing Jade Wind after pot.
  3. Keg Smash
  4. Breath of Fire
  5. Blackout Strike
  6. Tiger Palm

Then follow the priority list above.

Multi Target:

On small cleave fights Keg Smash takes priority over Blackout Strike, so the list looks like this:

  1. Keg Smash
  2. Blackout Strike
  3. Breath of Fire
  4. Rushing Jade Wind

On 4 targets or more Breath of Fire overtakes Blackout Strike in priority:

  1. Keg Smash
  2. Breath of Fire
  3. Blackout Strike
  4. Rushing Jade Wind


All you need to do to be an effective Brewmaster is making sure you don’t die, you do this by making sure you always maintain Ironskin Brew and using Purifying Brew efficiently, the rest depends upon your healers.

To deal as much damage as possible you just need to maintain the relatively simple rotation. The rotation is fluid and straight forward, meaning that it doesn't require much attention during an encounter. This means you can have an excellent raid awareness and focus on your survivability.

In the event you find your damage is lacking, remember to keep Blackout Strike and Keg Smash on cooldown.