Shadowlands Brewmaster Changes

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Welcome to PeakofSerenity's Shadowlands Brewmaster Changes. This page is used as a changelog to keep track of all the updates to Brewmaster Monks in the Alpha and Beta leading up to the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Check back regularly as builds are deployed and see what's new!

Changes by Type

Added
  • Celestial Brew –  A swig of strong brew that coalesces purified chi escaping your body into a celestial guard, absorbing damage. Purifying Stagger damage increases absorption by up to 400%.
  • Clash – You and the target charge each other, meeting halfway then rooting all targets within 6 yards for 4 sec.
  • Shuffle Niuzao’s teachings allow you to shuffle during combat, increasing the effectiveness of your Stagger by 75%. Shuffle is granted by attacking enemies with your Keg Smash, Blackout Kick, and Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Spinning Crane Kick – Spin while kicking in the air, dealing Physical damage over 1.50 sec to enemies within 8 yds. Dealing damage with Spinning Crane Kick grants Shuffle for 1 sec, and causes your Gift of the Ox healing spheres to travel towards your location.
  • Touch of Death – You exploit the enemy target’s weakest point, instantly killing creatures if they have less health than you. Deals damage equal to 15% of your maximum health against players and stronger creatures under 15% health. Clears Stagger damage based on 200% of damage dealt.
  • Celestial Flames – Drinking from Brews has a 30% chance to coat the Monk with Celestial Flames for 6 sec, increasing the damage reduction of Breath of Fire by 5%.
    Spinning Crane Kick also causes a Breath of Fire on targets. Tier 7 talent, replacing the spot of Guard.
  • Exploding Keg  – Hurls a flaming keg at the target location, dealing Fire damage to nearby enemies and causing them to miss their melee attacks for the next 3 sec. Tier 6 talent, replacing the spot of Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox.
Removed
Changed
  • Blackout Strike – Name changed to Blackout Kick. Cooldown increased to 4 seconds (up from 3). Grants Shuffle for 3 seconds. No longer generates a stack of Mastery: Elusive Brawler.
  • Brewmaster’s Balance – Also allows you to continue to dodge and parry while channeling Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Expel Harm – Now has baseline additional healing. Cooldown increased to 5 seconds (up from 0).
  • Keg Smash – Grants Shuffle for 5 seconds.
  • Leg Sweep – Range is now 6 yards (up from 5).
  • Purifying Brew – No longer shares charges with another ability. 2 charges (down from 3) Increases the absorption of your next Celestial Brew by up to 400%, based on your current level of Stagger.
  • Stagger Affects magical attacks at 0% effectiveness (down from 35%).
  • Zen Meditation – Can move while channeling.
  • Black Ox Brew – Refills Purifying Brew charges, and resets the cooldown of Celestial Brew.
  • Blackout Combo – Celestial Brew has Ironskin Brew’s empowerment.
  • Light Brewing – Reduces the cooldowns of Purifying Brew and Celestial Brew by 20% (up from 3 seconds). Increases maximum number of charges by 0 (down from 1).
  • Rushing Jade Wind – Received a target cap, hitting up to 6 enemies.
  • Special Delivery  – Triggered by all brews (not just Ironskin/Purifying).

Changes by Date

April 8; Build 9.0.1.33978

Abilities

  • ADDED: Celestial Brew –  A swig of strong brew that coalesces purified chi escaping your body into a celestial guard, absorbing damage. Purifying Stagger damage increases absorption by up to 400%.
  • ADDED: Clash – You and the target charge each other, meeting halfway then rooting all targets within 6 yards for 4 sec.
  • ADDED: Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox  – Now baseline instead of a talent. In addition. Duration is now 25 seconds (down from 45), 25% of damage delayed by Stagger is instead Staggered by Niuzao while active, and purifying Stagger damage while Niuzao is active increases the damage of Niuzao’s next Stomp by 25% of damage purified, split between all enemies.
  • ADDED: Shuffle Niuzao’s teachings allow you to shuffle during combat, increasing the effectiveness of your Stagger by 75%. Shuffle is granted by attacking enemies with your Keg Smash, Blackout Kick, and Spinning Crane Kick.
  • ADDED: Spinning Crane Kick – Spin while kicking in the air, dealing Physical damage over 1.50 sec to enemies within 8 yds. Dealing damage with Spinning Crane Kick grants Shuffle for 1 sec, and causes your Gift of the Ox healing spheres to travel towards your location.
  • ADDED: Touch of Death – You exploit the enemy target’s weakest point, instantly killing creatures if they have less health than you. Deals damage equal to 15% of your maximum health against players and stronger creatures under 15% health. Clears Stagger damage based on 200% of damage dealt.
  • Blackout Strike – Name changed to Blackout Kick. Cooldown increased to 4 seconds (up from 3). Grants Shuffle for 3 seconds. No longer generates a stack of Mastery: Elusive Brawler.
  • Brewmaster’s Balance – Also allows you to continue to dodge and parry while channeling Spinning Crane Kick.
  • Expel Harm – Now has a baseline amount of additional healing. Cooldown increased to 5 seconds (up from 0).
  • Keg Smash – Grants Shuffle for 5 seconds.
  • Leg Sweep – Range is now 6 yards (up from 5).
  • Purifying Brew – No longer shares charges with another ability. 2 charges (down from 3) Increases the absorption of your next Celestial Brew by up to 400%, based on your current level of Stagger.
  • Stagger Affects magical attacks at 0% effectiveness (down from 35%).
  • Zen Meditation – Can move while channeling.
  • REMOVED: Ironskin Brew – Replaced by Shuffle.

Talents

  • ADDED: Celestial Flames – Drinking from Brews has a 30% chance to coat the Monk with Celestial Flames for 6 sec, increasing the damage reduction of Breath of Fire by 5%.
    Spinning Crane Kick also causes a Breath of Fire on targets. Tier 7 talent, replacing the spot of Guard.
  • ADDED: Exploding Keg  – Hurls a flaming keg at the target location, dealing Fire damage to nearby enemies and causing them to miss their melee attacks for the next 3 sec. Tier 6 talent, replacing the spot of Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox.
  • Black Ox Brew  Refills Purifying Brew charges, and resets the cooldown of Celestial Brew.
  • Blackout Combo – Celestial Brew has Ironskin Brew’s empowerment.
  • Light Brewing – Reduces the cooldowns of Purifying Brew and Celestial Brew by 20% (up from 3 seconds). Increases maximum number of charges by 0 (down from 1).
  • Rushing Jade Wind – Received a target cap, hitting up to 6 enemies.
  • Special Delivery  – Triggered by all brews (not just Ironskin/Purifying).
  • REMOVED: Guard  – Replaced by Celestial Flames; reworked into baseline Celestial Brew.
  • REMOVED: Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox – Now baseline; replaced by Exploding Keg .