Augmentation Evoker DPS Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Saeldur 17 comments
General Information

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Augmentation Evoker in both single-target and multiple-target situations. We also have advanced sections about cooldowns, procs, etc. in order to minmax your DPS. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.

1.

Rotation for Augmentation Evokers

The rotation for Evoker plays largely in 30-second cycles around your empowered spells (Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath and Upheaval Icon Upheaval) and Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might. Between these cycles, you want to pool your Essence for the next Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might and have minimal downtime between casts.

Every two minutes, you can use Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons, and you want to have Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might to go with it to ensure that Ebon Might lasts the full Breath of Eons Duration.

If the rotations below seem overwhelming, you can visit our Easy Mode page, which outlines a close-to-optimal rotation in simpler terms.

You can take a lot of this information with you when you run Mythic+ dungeons, however, the Mythic+ page has more dedicated information to situations you encounter in dungeons.

Information on good targets to buff throughout raid fights can be found in both the raid guide for each boss and in the dedicated buffs page.

2.

General Rotational Goals for Augmentation Evoker

  1. Use Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons when your allies have cooldowns up.
  2. Cast all charges of Prescience Icon Prescience before Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might or a single charge if you would overcap soon.
  3. Maintain Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might for as long as you can.
  4. Use your Empower spells to give allies Versatility with Shifting Sands Icon Shifting Sands and to extend Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might.
3.

Augmentation Evoker Rotations

4.

Augmentation Evoker Rotation

Use the buttons below to select your talents to see how that changes the rotation:

Single-target talent options are selected by default. If you wish to see rotation changes in AoE, select talents related to that or use our presets below.

Single-Target Build Simple All Round Build Hybrid/Multi-Target Raid Build M+ Build
Active Talents Passive Talents
Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet Adaptation
Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales Ancient Flame Icon Ancient Flame
Upheaval Icon Upheaval Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames
Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons Pupil of Alexstrasza Icon Pupil of Alexstrasza
Blistering Scales Icon Blistering Scales Echoing Strike Icon Echoing Strike
Prescience Icon Prescience Font of Magic Icon Font of Magic
Time Skip Icon Time Skip Interwoven Threads Icon Interwoven Threads
Dream of Spring Icon Dream of Spring
Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc
Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 4pc
Single Target 2T+/Cleave Opener
4.

Single Target Rotation for Augmentation Evoker

The priority system for Augmentation Evoker is simple as a whole, as you are focusing on your short cooldown abilities like Prescience Icon Prescience, Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might, and your empowers. In-between, fill with Living Flame Icon Living Flame and Eruption Icon Eruption.

  1. Use Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might if Ebon Might's remaining duration is less than 5.5s. This is slightly longer than the pandemic duration, but this leads to more overall uptime by having more Ebon Might casts.
  2. Use Eruption Icon Eruption if Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might is up or you are capped on Essence or Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst.
  3. Cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame.
  4. If you need to move while casting, use Hover Icon Hover. If you have no charges of Hover Icon Hover left, then use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike.
4.1.

Extra Tips

  • With Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames, you are incentivized to always use the highest empowerment of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath as you can, even on single-target. On single-target, the extra Living Flames will seek out allies, and as long as they heal, they can still roll for Essence Burst procs.
5.

Two-Target and Above Rotation for Augmentation Evoker

Against multiple targets, your rotation stays the same as in single-target unless you do not have Pupil of Alexstrasza Icon Pupil of Alexstrasza. Pupil of Alexstrasza makes you use Living Flame Icon Living Flame over Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike at all targets, and without it, Azure Strike is a gain from 2+. You uprank Upheaval Icon Upheaval so that as many enemies fit within the targeting AoE as possible.

  1. Use Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might if Ebon Might's remaining duration is less than 5.5s. This is slightly longer than the pandemic duration, but this leads to more overall uptime by having more Ebon Might casts.
  2. Use Eruption Icon Eruption if Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might is up or you are capped on Essence or Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst.
  3. Cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame.
  4. If you need to move while casting, use Hover Icon Hover. If you have no charges of Hover Icon Hover left, then use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike.
  5. Cast Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike
5.1.

Extra Tips

  • With Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames, you are incentivized to always use the highest empowerment of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath as you can, even on single-target. On single-target, the extra Living Flames will seek out allies, and as long as they heal, they can still roll for Essence Burst procs.
  • In 5-man or less content, your buffs will automatically target the correct targets always for you. For example, Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might will always hit the entire group, Prescience Icon Prescience will auto-target the other two damage dealers, Blistering Scales Icon Blistering Scales will always go on the tank. This helps alleviate any burdens for you and lets you focus on the enemies in the Keys. However, the Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc lets you have an extra Prescience Icon Prescience active, so you may benefit from still manually targeting this in keys to make sure it is always on the most useful non-dps party member at that time.
6.

Example Opener Sequence

6.1.

Precombat

  1. Start with >3s pull timer
  2. Cast Blistering Scales Icon Blistering Scales
  3. Precast Living Flame Icon Living Flame
6.1.

Post Combat Start

  1. Cast Prescience Icon Prescience
  2. Cast Prescience Icon Prescience
  3. Cast Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might
  4. Cast Active Buff Trinkets like Balefire Branch Icon Balefire Branch.
  5. Use Eruption Icon Eruption
  6. Use Eruption Icon Eruption
  7. Use Eruption Icon Eruption
  8. Continue with normal rotation priority.

This rotation does not apply Prescience Icon Prescience nor Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might before pull because these are removed on Encounter start as of Patch 10.2.

7.

Tier set impact on rotation for Augmentation Evoker

7.1.

T31 - Werynkeeper's Timeless Vigil

This tier set has significant rotation impacts which will be explained below.

7.1.1.

2pc

The Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 2pc causes every third Prescience Icon Prescience you cast to last twice as long. This means that every time the proc is ready you need to make sure to target your Prescience based on the Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might you are seeking to cast in 40 seconds and not just immediately. This adds a bit of extra depth to target selection. If you choose to not manually target, then this part of the set bonus has low gameplay impact for you.

7.1.1.

4pc

The Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Evoker Augmentation 10.2 Class Set 4pc makes every cast of Prescience Icon Prescience give you a stacking buff called Trembling Earth Icon Trembling Earth that makes your next Eruption Icon Eruption deal more damage. As the number of stacks gained is based on your number of active Presciences (including the one you cast) you are rewarded for pressing this at high Prescience Icon Prescience counts, and it becomes even more important to never waste Prescience by sitting at maximum charges. Additionally, you want to avoid overcapping on stacks if at all possible by spending them between Prescience casts, but there are times when this can be unavoidable, such as when Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might is down so you do not want to cast Eruption Icon Eruption. In these cases, it is better to overcap stacks.

7.1.

T30 - Legacy of Obsidian Secrets

The tier set has no impact on Augmentation's Rotation.

8.

Cooldown Usage for Augmentation Evokers

Augmentation Evoker does not have many spells to use, but correct utilization is vital as most of the class's power comes from using its short cooldown spells.

  • You should not cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath or Upheaval Icon Upheaval without Ebon Might Icon Ebon Might being up as this would waste the extension from Sands of Time Icon Sands of Time, which is most of the value.
  • Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales should be used with Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath. On AOE you can use it with Upheaval Icon Upheaval as well.
  • You should not overcap charges of Prescience Icon Prescience unless unavoidable due to lacking targets in range.
  • Make sure to hit every enemy with Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons as this applies the damage amplification effect to every target.
  • You should aim to use Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath or Breath of Eons Icon Breath of Eons at the shortest distance, as the longer the line, the more time you are locked out from using other spells. It is inevitable if you need to move further, but you will lose some potential damage.
  • Ideally, Hover Icon Hover should be used before movement is required, not in response, to avoid missing globals. Hover can be used while on the GCD from an instant cast spell like Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike or Prescience Icon Prescience to not incur any DPS loss.
9.

Changelog

  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for patch 10.2.5
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 13 Jul. 2023: Fix default talent checkboxes and include Auto Targeting note.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Page added.
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