Devastation Evoker DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2
On this page, we explain how to easily play Devastation Evoker in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.
This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.
The Basics of Devastation Evokers
The Devastation Evoker playstyle is very fluid where you will always be casting something which interacts with your next cast due to various interactions with talents.
You want to cast your Empowered spells ( Fire Breath and Eternity Surge) as often as possible, as they are your hardest-hitting spells. Delaying these could lead to a significant loss of DPS.
For more information on what each spell does for Devastation Evoker, we have linked the page below, which goes into more detail on this:
Talent Choice for Devastation Evokers
These choices are optimized for ease of use.
Two default builds are detailed below. These provide a balance of throughput and unique utility. You can import these talent trees in-game by pressing the "Copy Export String" button on the calculator and Importing the string as a new talent layout in-game.
If you want a more in-depth explanation of when and what talent is best utilized, the full talent page is linked below.
Stat Choice for Devastation Evokers
Currently, item level is by far the most important aspect of gearing. Following that, Critical Strike and Mastery are very powerful and similar in power. If at all possible, you would want to prioritize your stats like this:
- Item Level;
- Critical Strike;
On Jewelry (and pieces without Intellect on them), the priority is as follows:
- Item Level;
- Critical Strike;
The stats page will go into more detail on exactly what exactly each stat does for us Devastation Evokers.
Basic Rotation for Devastation Evokers
The priority system for Devastation Evoker is not very complicated as a whole, as you are focusing on two or three short cooldown abilities and filling the gaps with Living Flame. However, when you delay any of your empowered abilities everything starts to become desynchronized, and this will be noticeable in your overall damage.
- Cast Fire Breath at empower level 1.
- If you have Shattering Star use this before Eternity Surge.
- Cast Eternity Surge at the empower level relevant for your target count. Avoid going to higher empower levels than you need.
- Cast Disintegrate on single-target and Pyre for more than 3-target AoE.
- Cast Deep Breath for 2+ targets.
- Cast Living Flame for 1-2 Targets and Azure Strike for 3+ targets.
- If you need to move whilst casting, use Hover. If you have no charges of Hover left, then use Azure Strike.
You can go to the rotation page to find out more about the rotation and how it changes at different target counts and with different talents here.
- 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2
- 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
- 10 Jul. 2023: Updated talent trees for patch 10.1.5.
- 01 May 2023: Updated talent trees for Patch 10.1.
- 30 Mar. 2023: Talent fix.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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