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Brewmaster Monk Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start guide is intended for players who have never played a Brewmaster before and are looking to get enough basic information to get started with the spec, whether its to begin doing dungeons, start raiding, or just do world quests and the world campaigns. For more detailed information on how the spec functions, check the other sections of this guide or come and ask some questions on the Monk
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Here are some basic builds for new Brewmasters who are just starting out. For more information on our talents or if you are looking for
more advanced builds, check out the
Brewmaster Talent Guide
This is a basic, defensively-oriented build for new raiders.
This is a basic Mythic+ dungeons build.
This build is focused on open world content, questing, and leveling.
More in-depth information about stats can be found in the
Brewmaster Gear Guide
Fresh 110s in Legion can gear up pretty quickly (~910 ilvl) between World Quests, Relinquished Tokens from
, Heroic Dungeons, and PvP. Give our
Legion Gearing Before Raids
guide a read to learn which avenue of acquiring gear sounds the most interesting for you. Any gear can proc Warforged or Titanforged ilvl gains, so gear from any source can be a huge upgrade for new players.
Because of the random nature of legendaries, if you get any, you're getting some value from them. When you get more than 2, check out our
Brewmaster Gear Guide
for a general ranking of all of our legendary items. As a good piece of advice, make sure you don't sell or get rid of the item you replace with your legendary when you first get it, in case you get a better legendary and want to replace it.
Thanks to the
catch-up mechanisms added in 7.3, you'll be able to empower your artifact exceptionally quickly even if this is your first 110, acquiring the first three golden traits with little effort.
As all level 110 players are above
40 in Patch 7.3, there are truly massive gains, allowing players to acquire numerous traits with one AP token. Artifact paths are less important in 7.3 as you'll be able to grab every possible trait, but we have included recommended paths in case you are struggling to earn Artifact Power.
After you acquire 35 traits:
Don't forget to socket your third relic slot when you hit 110. Patch 7.3 removed the quest requirements to unlock this slot. Acquiring the third relic will greatly increase the item level of your weapon and give you another free trait rank in the
is a new system of artifact progression added in Patch 7.3.
Once a player has unlocked the Netherlight Crucible on one character, any character that unlocks the Vindicaar can access the Crucible and put points into the Tier 1 Trait:
. Do this to earn +15 ilvls onto your artifact.
Players with 60-75 purchased traits can unlock additional Crucible relic traits. Because your choice in Tier 2 affects which traits you can reach in Tier 3, you need to balance both the Tier 2 and Tier 3 bonuses when you make your Tier 2 choice.
For the second tier,
is a good defensive trait and
Torment the Weak
is a great offensive trait.
For the third tier,
are the best defensive traits and
is the best offensive trait.
However, the Crucible is complicated and the value of traits will shift based on the situation and gear. Make sure to check out the detailed
Netherlight Crucible page
for the full list of traits.
Here are your basic offensive and defensive priorities for Brewmasters. For more information, check out the
Brewmaster Rotation Guide
Breath of Fire
- Use when above 65 energy to avoid capping. Try to avoid going below 40 energy.
- Maintain 100% uptime on this ability. The uptime caps at 3 times a single cast's duration, so don't spam.
- Use when Stagger is dangerous and when you won't lose
Gift of the Ox
- Use to heal.
Share your comments about this guide in our Monk forum!
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