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Stance of the Sturdy Ox
Monk stance drunkenox
  • Stance of the Sturdy Ox
  • Instant cast
  • Increases armor by 50%, increases Stamina by 25%, reduces magic damage taken by 10%, and improves the functionality of Jab, Fortifying Brew, Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, and Expel Harm.

    While in this stance, you will Stagger damage taken.

    Stagger
    You shrug off physical attacks, causing 80% of the damage to happen instantly and the remaining 20% to be divided over 10 sec.
Usable by
ClassMonk
Properties
TypeDefensive
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Talents
SpecializationBrewmaster
Level required10
Related buff
Priest icon chakra red
  • Heavy Stagger
  • <Greater than 6% of health in> damage is being staggered every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related buff
Priest icon chakra
  • Moderate Stagger
  • <Greater than 3% of health in> damage is being staggered every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related buff
Priest icon chakra green
  • Light Stagger
  • <Greater than 0% of health in> damage is being staggered every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Stance of the Sturdy Ox is a monk stance learned at level 10 for those with the Brewmaster specialization. It is a tanking stance and provides a host of benefits, including the ability to stagger damage.

Staggering damage is unique to Brewmaster monks, allowing them to avoid taking a full, possibly lethal, amount of damage all at once. Instead, they take 80% of the damage up front, then the remaining 20% is applied over 10 seconds. This makes it much easier for healers to keep the monk alive, as well as allowing time for the monk to use [Purifying Brew] if high enough level.

Notes Edit

To use [Purifying Brew], take note of what type of Stagger you are currently carrying:

  • Heavy Stagger (red): greater than 6% of health/sec, purify now
  • Moderate Stagger (yellow): greater than 3% of health/sec, make ready to purify
  • Light Stagger (green): greater than 0% of health/sec, no need to purify

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (October 14, 2014): Stance of the Sturdy Ox now also reduces the chance for attacks to be parried by 3%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Added.

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