Devastation Evoker DPS Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 19, 2022 at 18:14 by Panthea 9 comments
General Information

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Devastation 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 10.0.2.

1.

Rotation for Devastation Evokers

The rotation for Evoker plays largely in 30-second cycles around your empowered spells (Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath and Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge). Between these cycles you want to ensure that you are spending your Essence and having minimal downtime between casts.

Every two minutes you are able to use Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage and you want to have both empowered spells available for this to extend the duration (interaction with the Animosity Icon Animosity talent).

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

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

1.1.

Talent Switch

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 (such as Volatility Icon Volatility).

Active Talents Passive Talents
Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span
Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star Burnout Icon Burnout
Firestorm Icon Firestorm Feed the Flames Icon Feed the Flames
Charged Blast Icon Charged Blast
Font of Magic Icon Font of Magic
Animosity Icon Animosity
Snapfire Icon Snapfire
Volatility Icon Volatility
2.

Single-Target Rotation for Devastation Evoker

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 Icon Living Flame. However, when you delay any of your empowered abilities everything starts to become desynchronized and this will be noticeable on your overall damage.

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star.
  4. Cast Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge at empower level 1.
  5. Aim to have 1-2 Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst stacks for when Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star comes off cooldown to have your Disintegrate Icon Disintegrates deal even more damage.
  6. Cast Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.
  7. Cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame as a filler ability until you have enough Essence for Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.
  8. If you need to move whilst casting use Hover Icon Hover. If you have no charges of Hover Icon Hover left, then use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike.

You will notice that all empowered spells are listed as being used at empower level 1 and this is intentional.

  • Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at Rank 1 gives you the longest DoT which is used to trigger Burnout Icon Burnout procs.
  • Going beyond Rank 1 on Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge will not gain you any more damage on sinlge-target as all it does is add additional targets.
3.

Single-Target Dragonrage Rotation for Devastation Evoker

When you are in your Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage window you want to ensure that you are not wasting any potential damage as this is your highest burst DPS period.

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star.
  4. Cast Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge at empower level 1.
  5. Cast Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike to generate Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst procs.
  6. Cast Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate with Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst procs.
  7. Cast Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star when it comes off cooldown.
4.

AoE Dragonrage Rotation for Devastation Evoker

The Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage rotation changes slightly in AoE.

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge at higher empower levels depending on your target count.
  4. Cast Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike to generate Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst procs.
5.

Two-Target Rotation for Devastation Evoker

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.
  4. Cast Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
  5. Cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame as a filler ability until you have enough Essence for Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.
  6. If you need to move whilst casting use Hover Icon Hover. If you have no charges of Hover Icon Hover left, then use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike.

Against two targets, your rotation stays the same as in single-target; the only key difference is that Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge is changed. However, if you have picked the Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span talent then the amount of targets will be doubled so you will keep using this at empower level 1.

6.

3-4 Target Rotation for Devastation Evoker

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
  4. Cast Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
  5. Cast Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike as a filler ability until you have enough Essence for your spender.

Against three or four targets, the rotation changes slightly. Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge is always cast at empower rank 2 (or empower rank 3 if you have not picked Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span), and Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike starts to creep its way into the rotation if you have picked Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span.

7.

AoE Rotation for Devastation Evoker

  1. Cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at empower level 1.
  2. If the targets will not live for the full duration of the Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT then cast Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath at a higher empowerment to not lose any DPS.
  3. Cast Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star.
  4. Cast Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge at empower level 2 (for 2 targets), level 3 (for 3 targets).
  5. Cast Pyre Icon Pyre as your Essence spender on 4 targets.
  6. Cast Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
  7. Cast Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike as a filler ability until you have enough Essence for your spender.
8.

Empowered Spells and When to Use Each Empower Level

Empowered Spells are a very large portion of your damage, however going all the way to the maximum empowerment level is not always the best thing to do. Below we will detail when you use each empower level for each spell.

8.1.

Fire Breath

Note: If you have the Catalyze Icon Catalyze talent the DoT component from Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath has more of an impact in your total damage dealt by the spell as when you cast Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate the tick rate of the DoT is increased. Without Catalyze Icon Catalyze the total damage dealt remains the same at any rank (assuming the target lives for the full duration).

  • Level 1. This will be your most common cast level. This has the longest DoT which means more chances to trigger Burnout Icon Burnout.
  • Level 2. This can be used if playing with Feed the Flames Icon Feed the Flames as you can get the cooldown of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath low enough to not miss out on uptime with good rotational play.
  • Level 3. This should only be used if the target is on low health and needs to die quickly, or if its the end of a trash pack in Mythic+ and you have some time until you begin the next trash pack.
  • Level 4 (with Font of Magic Icon Font of Magic talent only). Same as Level 3.
8.2.

Eternity Surge

Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge is a bit simpler to gauge when you use each level as the only thing that changes with the spell is the amount of targets it hits.

It is important to note that the amount of targets hit is doubled if you have the Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span talent.

9.

Cooldown Usage for Devastation Evokers

Whilst Devastation Evoker does not have many spells to use, using them correctly is key as to not waste any potential damage uptime.

  • Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage should be used with Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust (or similar spells) or delayed until your second empowered cast cycle if you are not using Bloodlust on the pull to gain the most from the Mastery benefits from it.
  • Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales should be used with Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge for AoE scenarios (in Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage ideally).
  • Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath should be used after you have spent your Essence and you are fighting against more than 1 enemy. It can, however, be used to cover short distances but it should ideally hit enemies at the same time to be effective. You should aim to use Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath at the shortest distance as the longer the line the more time you are locked out from using other spells. If you need to move further then it is inevitable, but you will lose some potential damage.
  • Hover Icon Hover should be used when you know you need to move, and it can also be used as a mid-air dash.
10.

Changelog

  • 18 Nov. 2022: Updated rotation switches. Included scenarios where you do not have the Volatility talent selected.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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