1. #1

    Tips for beginner BrM

    Hello, guys!

    I have recently started playing as brewmaster.

    Do I understand correctly that all i do is use abilities on CD, keep 100% uptime of Ironskin Brew and periodically dwindle the stagger if its ticks are too high?
    If that's it, then basically I take constant damage (as in "not spiky") and if my HP is getting low then I cannot do anything and it's just on healer?
    Sorry for my English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generosus View Post
    Hello, guys!

    I have recently started playing as brewmaster.

    Do I understand correctly that all i do is use abilities on CD, keep 100% uptime of Ironskin Brew and periodically dwindle the stagger if its ticks are too high?
    If that's it, then basically I take constant damage (as in "not spiky") and if my HP is getting low then I cannot do anything and it's just on healer?
    Thats all there is to it.

  3. #3
    You can also consume your ox spheres for healing via expel harm if you'll take sudden spiky damage but generally yes, your job is to smoothen incoming damage as much as possible, purifying stagger and wasting brews on that is generally not recommended unless healer is REALLY struggling or you are fighting something like mythic fetid.
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  4. #4
    Thank you, guys!
    Sorry for my English

  5. #5
    This is why I hate playing brewmaster nowadays. You have very few tools for survival at your disposal other than being able to negate big hits with stagger and ironskin brew increasing that amount. Its nothing like back in the day were you had a decent amount of self healing, a bucket load of cooldowns. Even the way that dampen harm used to be was alot more appealing for me than its new form which was a guarenteed 50% damage reduction for the next 3 hard hitting hits in the next 45secs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolnrik View Post
    This is why I hate playing brewmaster nowadays.
    I don't think we really care about what you hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolnrik View Post
    You have very few tools for survival at your disposal other than being able to negate big hits with stagger and ironskin brew increasing that amount.
    Uh.. newsflash thats a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolnrik View Post
    This is why I hate playing brewmaster nowadays. You have very few tools for survival at your disposal other than being able to negate big hits with stagger and ironskin brew increasing that amount. Its nothing like back in the day were you had a decent amount of self healing, a bucket load of cooldowns. Even the way that dampen harm used to be was alot more appealing for me than its new form which was a guarenteed 50% damage reduction for the next 3 hard hitting hits in the next 45secs.
    self healing traits like Impassive visage give brewmaster a lot of self sustain. 2 impassive visage and I need next to no external healing on 10-12 keystones
    Last edited by dirtybrew; 2018-12-08 at 05:07 PM.

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    This is nice advice - thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjolnrik View Post
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    every tank sustain got nerfed coming into BFA, some more than others, but BrMs were never designed to be self sufficient like death knights or demon hunters, coming from a point of power which was Legion it can be hard NOT to be disgruntled, unfortunately there's not really much that can be done about it, the developers aren't really interested in feedback

    ofc you're not forced into playing any particular class whether it be over or underpowered in a given patch cycle, many of my online friends made that choice, you should consider it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtybrew View Post
    self healing traits like Impassive visage give brewmaster a lot of self sustain. 2 impassive visage and I need next to no external healing on 10-12 keystones
    Wait what, really? I feel like I'm slowly dying and there's nothing I can do about it half the time LOL... sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yhcti View Post
    Wait what, really? I feel like I'm slowly dying and there's nothing I can do about it half the time LOL... sucks.
    no not really. there is no way to solo mythic+ groups as BRM due to azerite healing traits. let alone the +10-12 keys hes talking about, thats extremly exaggerated if not a plain lie.
    i do some dungeon world quests by going solo into normal mode. thats possible with the current level of healing, but nothing much above is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katamere View Post
    no not really. there is no way to solo mythic+ groups as BRM due to azerite healing traits. let alone the +10-12 keys hes talking about, thats extremly exaggerated if not a plain lie.
    i do some dungeon world quests by going solo into normal mode. thats possible with the current level of healing, but nothing much above is.
    Yeah i was going to say. It's completely different playing my dh/dk, hell even my Paladin had sweet selfhealing now. But the Monk... Oh god the Monk... It's just a situation like "well im dying, nothing I can do about it, gonna take awhile but i am dying here" I also feel I NEVER get spheres to use expel harm, like I only get them when mass Airing otherwise on 1-3 mobs I'll never see one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katamere View Post
    no not really. there is no way to solo mythic+ groups as BRM due to azerite healing traits. let alone the +10-12 keys hes talking about, thats extremly exaggerated if not a plain lie.
    i do some dungeon world quests by going solo into normal mode. thats possible with the current level of healing, but nothing much above is.
    Never said you could solo M+. I said the external healing you need is minimal with it until you get to hard content. Impassive visage is crazy good on BRM.

  15. #15
    I may try some M+ as BRM then.. how far could a decently geared 370 Monk go you think, 10?

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Generosus View Post
    Hello, guys!

    I have recently started playing as brewmaster.

    Do I understand correctly that all i do is use abilities on CD, keep 100% uptime of Ironskin Brew and periodically dwindle the stagger if its ticks are too high?
    If that's it, then basically I take constant damage (as in "not spiky") and if my HP is getting low then I cannot do anything and it's just on healer?
    That's it. You are completely dependent on the healer to keep you alive unless you get super lucky with orb procs.

    There are few things you can do to keep yourself going for the healer. Healing Elixir gives you a decent heal, but overall Bob and Weave is better. Ring of Peace is very good against non-bosses. If you start to get low just drop it and you can then spam vivify while the mobs struggle to get to you.
    If what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Then I should be a god by now.

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    There is no "lucky orb", orbs aren't random, they spawn when you take 100% of your hp in damage pre-stagger.
    And it's not "all there is to it" , you have to pool purify charges to use them when they matter (which is not necessarily when your stagger is the highest, it all depends on how much your healer is available for you),also most of your damage has enough range to do a lot while kiting, so you can/should exploit that to semi-kite and take less damage, especially in higher keys.

    And yeah with impassive visage traits and a boiling brew trait you require very little external healing.

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