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  1. Warlords of Draenor monk discussion

    Hi i looked at changes for BrM in WoD and i realised that we will go for multistrike if im right because of GotO but there is also bonus armor and mastery and crit what do you think the main stats wil be? Crit again or mastery+bonus armor because of damage output. We will have 10% more crit from spec so gaining enough crit should be easier but our damage is not stacking with vengeance as it would be redefined into resolve so should i stack bonus armor for more damage or mastery as it increase attack power. It seems imoverwhelmed with stats to go. I know it isnt live but some good BrM tanks here, can you at least think about it what would you go, what do you like from these bonuses?
  2. Like Water - The Brewmaster's Resource [5.4]

    Hi i used to use that build when i had low gear .. its also good if your healers are low. But now i have about 18 % mastery and i have 57% crit. I have only 4300 haste but i dont have problems with chi regeneration. I can have EB nearly 100% of the fight + 20% parry from suffle so i have about 75-80% avo during whole fight. To reach that 20-25% im using guard/stager. I really dont have problems with dying, when some shit happens (shuffle falls off for ex.) i use my defensive CD .. monks have these CDs to use them so if you are dying there is no problem use fortyfiing brew, dampen harm or avert harm. About Chi Brew .. you are speaking about haste buff so with more haste ascension should be better and better. There are more than one way to play monk it depends on you which way you choose but i think that crit monk is generally better that mastery.
  3. Warlords of Draenor monk discussion

    Hi, I cant wait for soul dance talent for brewmaster... finally we get some cool stuff against spell dmg (yes i know we had glyph of guard and some other utilities like diffuse magic) but i think this will be more comfortable and i can choose if i make my guard only for magical dmg or for physical without bigger problems agaist magical dmg if it isnt really bursty .. and still there is diffuse. About chi explosion i dont think i will choose that talent because as Nevernite mentioned 2x BOK is better in that way i can control my chi (and i like to save some chi for guard). The last new talent looks like good shuffle builder in combat but i dont think there is a big problem to build shuffle without it. Maybe there will be some bosses where you loose it completely and you will have to build it asap so picking that talent will be good. But i will prioritize soul dance over chi serenity cause it fits to my playstyle better.
  4. Like Water - The Brewmaster's Resource [5.4]

    I think for 25 you should balance your crit and mastery. If you are taking too much damage take more mastery. And don't forgot for some haste (how much depends on you im playing with about 10k haste but im tanking 10m if i'm doing 25m raids i would have about 5k haste).So its up to you :)