Brewmaster Monk Tanking Guide

Level 120, Patch 8.1

Brewmaster Monk PvE Tanking Rotation - 8.1

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Brewmaster Monk abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at tanking. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Tanking Priority: Execute this priority to build Rage and threat.

  1. Blackout Strike if Blackout Combo is used.
  2. Keg Smash on cooldown.
  3. Expel Harm when you can use the heal and have 3 or more spheres.
  4. Blackout Strike on cooldown.
  5. Rushing Jade Wind on cooldown (if selected).
  6. Breath Of Fire on cooldown.
  7. Tiger Palm to dump Energy.

Active Mitigation: Use the following abilities to reduce the damage you receive.

AoE Rotation

  • See single target rotation.
  • Add  Chi Burst to your rotation as often as possible (if selected).

The Brewmaster Monk AoE DPS rotation is similar to the single target rotation with the special changes noted above.

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.

  • Fortifying Brew Use as needed to mitigate incoming damage.
  • Provoke Use as needed to taunt targets.
  • Zen Meditation Use proactively to mitigate a large damaging attack.
  • Guard Use as often as possible to reduce incoming damage.
  • Black Ox Brew Use as needed for burst damage and survivability (if selected).