Brewmaster Monk

Patch 9.0

Written by Kian Last Updated: 21st Jan, 2021

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Defensive Stat Priority:

Item Level > Mastery > Versatility = Critical Strike > Haste

Item Level basically means more stats is better than less stats.

Mastery is generally our best defensive stat outside of encounters with a lot more magic damage than physical/dodgeable damage.

Offensive Stat Priority:

Item Level > Versatility = Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

This is the general recommendation when gearing towards offence, however, it is recommended to sim yourself using raidbots to get a more precise answer.

Stat Outline

Critical Strike: Increased chance for attacks and heals to crit. Works well for Brewmaster due to celestial fortune which also always works on absorbs

Haste: Increases energy regeneration, attack speed and reduces the cooldown of keg smash, rushing jade wind and purifying brew 

Versatility: Increases all your damage and healing done, as well as decreases all damage taken.

Mastery: (mastery elusive brawler) grants you a stacking buff that increases your chance to dodge until you have successfully dodged. Mastery also increases your Attack Power.


The difference between the best and the worst is very small. Generally, I would recommend picking what race you like, however here are a few suggestions for different things.


  • Dwarf for stoneform / Dark Iron Dwarf for fireblood if the content you run has anything meaningful to dispel on yourself.
  • Night Elf for shadowmeld if your plan is to run Mythic+ and skip a lot with your group.



Cloak: enchant cloak fortified leech

Boots: enchant boots eternal agility

Chest: enchant chest eternal skirmish

Weapon: enchant weapon lightless force, when dual wielding use this on both weapons.

For rings, you can use either versatility, critical strike or mastery, depending on content and need.


Like rings, use either versatility, critical strike or mastery, depending on content and need.


Potion: potion of phantom fire

Weapon: shaded sharpening stone (depending on weapon type)

Weapon: shaded weightstone (depending on weapon type)

Chest Armor: heavy desolate armor kit 

Food: feast of gluttonous hedonism

Healing Potion: spiritual healing potion 

Flask: spectral flask of power