Brewmaster Item Build and Gameplay Guide

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Nov 3, 2014
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Brewmaster Guide - Advantages, Weaknesses Drafting, Item Build and Gameplay

- Strong Aoe Slow both to movement and attack speed by 55% on both when maxed.
- Able to put a 75% miss rate on a single hero good carry counter.
- Passive crit 25% chance to do 200% more damage.
- Passive 25% chance to dodge attacks including towers.
- Able to fill multiple roles such as ganker, iniator, tank, and carry.
- Ult gives a single target stun and a cyclone and aoe purge
- Good survability with his ultimate.

- Lacks mobility outside of his ultimate
- Need good micro in order for his ultimate to become good.
- Ultimate dependent for team fights depending on role.

Do not pick:
- you cannot do Micro and macro controlling
- too many durable hero in your team
- slow hand -_-

- your team need good initiator
- you can do micro and macro controlling
- need good nuker and initiator

Role: Carry - Durable - Initiator - Pusher

Skill Build
  • Level 1: Thunder Clap
  • Level 2: Drunken Haze
  • Level 3: Thunder Clap
  • Level 4: Drunken Brawler
  • Level 5: Thunder Clap
  • Level 6: Primal Split
  • Level 7: Thunder Clap
  • Level 8: Drunken Haze
  • Level 9 : Drunken Haze
  • Level 10: Drunken Haze
  • Level 11: Primal Split
  • Level 12: Drunken Brawler
  • Level 13: Drunken Brawler
  • Level 14: Drunken Brawler
  • Level 15: Stats
  • Level 16: Primal Split
  • Level 17-25: Stats

Why maxed Thunder Clap first? This is your main nuke, you will need this for ganking, farming, and killing on early mid game.

Why maxed Drunken Haze before Drunken Brawler? You need the Drunken Haze more than the Drunkern Brawler because it will give a miss chance to a hero and it will be so good to cast on enemy's carry right before the teamfight, it will reduce enemy's power by a lot.

Item Build and Gameplay

Early Game Items:
  • Quelling Blade
  • Iron Branch
  • Iron Branch
  • Iron Branch
  • Healing Salve
Core Items:
  • Arcane Boots
On early game, you need some farm to collect golds for your core items, it will be an Arcane Boots, a Blink Dagger, and an Aghanim Scepter.

Keep calm in the farming phase, try to last hits everything, while denying once in a while. Or you can use the Thunder Clap to helps you farm to lasthits 2-4 creeps in a blow.

And remember to use the Drunken Haze to make enemy miss his last hits, it will be good for the team, it gives gold advantages to the team.

If your team wants to get an early kills, what you need to do is: run into the targetted enemy, and then use the Thunder Clap and the Drunken Haze and then use your right-click

Mid Game Items:
  • Blink Dagger
  • Vladmirs Offering
  • Aghanims Scepter
Mid game is the time for ganking. You need to roam around the map and find enemies in other lanes. So you can gank them and get some kills to benefit your team. Before the gank, ask your friend in the lane to help you gank the enemy. Tell your friend, which target you want to gank, so you and your partner can focus fire on him.

What you need to do is:
  1. Come close your enemy
  2. Use the Thunder Clap
  3. Use the Drunken Haze ( If you don't have enough time, skip this step)
  4. Use your ultimate the Primal Split
  5. Stun the targetted enemy using the Earth Panda
  6. Disable the non-targetted enemy using a Cyclone from the Wind Panda ( If you don't have enough time, skip this step)
  7. Right click the targetted enemy with all your army
Keep calm and follow that step. You should do the click correctly, you can make it if you already used to it.

While not ganking, you should farming. You can farm on the lane or in the jungle.

Late Game Items:
  • Shivas Guard
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Heart of Tarrasque
Late game is the time for the decisive teamfight. Concentration should be at the max level here. Focus is the key to success. And your part for the team is to initiate the teamfight. If you already have a Blink Dagger, use it to initiate the teamfight, and after that, you can follow the simple steps in the Mid Game section. And if you have a clickable items on your pocket, you should use it on the teamfight.

Friends and Enemies


Good Friends
  • Invoker
  • Venomancer
  • Dark Seer
  • Omniknight
  • Jakiro
Invoker's skills are all caused chaos in the aoe, and + your 3 pandas, it will be a perfect chaos. Venomancer have some deathly poison, it is go good to combo that with your 3 pandas. Dark Seer skills are also create a chaos in the teamfight, and combined with your Primal Split, the enemy will be in total disaster. Omniknight helps you survive with his ultimate. Jakiro have the all AoE spells that will bring a disaster to the AoE, and you have to combo your damage with him to make a mightyful damage for the enemy in the AoE.


Bad Enemies
  • Timbersaw
  • Omniknight
  • Dark Seer
  • Death Prophet
  • Jakiro