Elusive Brew
Ability monk elusiveale.png
  • Elusive Brew
  • Level 36 Brewmaster monk ability
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Ox Stance
  • Consumes all stacks of Elusive Brew to increase your chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks by 45% for 1 sec per stack.

    Your autoattack critical strikes grant up to 3 stacks of Elusive Brew, which can stack up to 15 times.
Usable by
Class Monk
School Physical
Cooldown 6 seconds
Other information
Level learned 36
Requirements [Stance of the Sturdy Ox]
Related buff
Ability monk elusiveale.png
  • Elusive Brew
  • Chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks increased by 45%.
  • Duration: 1-15 seconds

Elusive Brew is a Brewmaster monk ability, available at level 36. It consumes stacks of the buff generated by [Brewing: Elusive Brew].

Tips and tactics

Because Elusive Brew is off the global cooldown, it is best to always use it liberally while actively tanking. It is most efficient when used at 6 or more stacks (due to its 6 second cooldown) and if the encounter has a mechanic where the tank will take additional damage for a short time, your Elusive Brew should be used then if possible. In any case, you should use it whenever you reach 15 stacks if you are tanking something as after this point additional procs will be wasted.

Elusive Brew is also considered an Active Mitigation ability by the game engine and may be used to counter mechanics that depend on having active mitigation up.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now highlighted when the monk has 15 stacks of it.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now increases dodge chance by 45% (up from 30%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-27): Charges of Mana Tea, Tigereye Brew, and Elusive Brew will now be removed after the Preparation buff wears off in Battlegrounds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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