Im normally a Windwalker, and I decided to dabble in Brew Master, so I have been collecting a set, and playing with the target dummies to work out rotation issues. Last night I did a a SoO run and at Dark Shaman the raid lead asked if anyone had a tank offspec so we could do the 3-tank strategy. Silly me, I said I did, and I had experience below (I have done ie on my druid no problem).
The first go I foolishly pulled before the main tank with Dizzying Haze, and I promptly died because I had 4 guys on my before I could get enough combo points for a shuffle off. That didn't end well.
Second go I let the MT pull, and then targeted just my guy, used Keg Smash to get two combo points so I could shuffle then taunt. Except the MT apparently didn't have strong aggro on the other adds because I got my guy, and both wolves, so I got nailed pretty hard as my shuffle was coming up. The slime kite phase went swimmingly, as Dizzying Haze is pretty much designed for it. Until after she was done spitting the slimes out, and I realized I had no combo points and and she was charging me, plus a few leftover slimes. I hit her with Keg Smash, at the same time she hit me and a buncha slimes hit me as well, and that was a wipe.
We eventually got it down, as I started using cooldowns for the pull and the end of each slime phase (and making sure I entered slime phase with 2-combo points).
Coming from a Guardian druid who can pull the entire group and have zero issues with taking much of any damage, to feeling like I am more squishy than my rogue who accidentally shadow-stepped into them once is a little disconcerting as a tank. Since none of my abilities generate enough combo points pre-pull to already be running shuffle as I pull, I'm stuck hoping Im faster with two buttons than the boss is with one, or praying my healers can keep me up through the spike that drops me 3/4+ of my health, or using a cooldown pre-pull.
Am I missing something, or is that how it really is for all Brewmasters. Would explain why I never see them in LFRs. And that makes me sad, I like my monk.