Devastation Evoker DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 15, 2022 at 05:39 by Panthea 9 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Devastation Evoker in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

On this page, we cover all of the talents you have access to, explaining how each one of them is to be used. Some of these talents, active or passive, can make a huge difference in how Devastation Evokers are played, all of which is explained on our rotation page.

Some talents have a more versatile use in Mythic+ than in raids; as such, if this is more your thing, we strongly recommend that you check the Mythic+ page.

Two default builds are detailed below. These provide a balance of throughput and unique utility. You can also import them as loadouts using the codes below:

Single Target:

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Two Targets:

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Four Target Cleave:

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Mythic+:

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1.

Row 1-4 Class Talents for Devastation Evokers

Talent choices in this part of the tree are fairly locked in regardless of the build you opt for.

  • Landslide Icon Landslide is automatically given to you as a Devastation Evoker. It is a crowd control ability that roots every enemy in the casted line.
  • Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales is a necessary talent as it is one of your few defensive abilities as an Evoker.
  • Expunge Icon Expunge, while not a required pick, paths to other talents which are very useful.
  • Natural Convergence Icon Natural Convergence is an easy to obtain damage boost to your most used Essence spender.
  • Permeating Chill Icon Permeating Chill is another talent that is not a required pick, but it paths to Obsidian Bulwark Icon Obsidian Bulwark which is a must-have.
  • Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace is a very strong instant-cast heal. It can be used on yourself, or another player. If used on another player you will fly to them which can be handy for mobility too.
  • Enkindled Icon Enkindled is an easy to obtain damage boost to your most used filler ability.
  • Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet Adaptation provides you with a damage boost to your next Living Flame Icon Living Flame cast based on the amount of healing you have done.
  • Obsidian Bulwark Icon Obsidian Bulwark is a 2nd charge to Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales, and is very useful to have in any scenario.
  • Quell Icon Quell is your interrupt ability, and even if you do not need the interrupt, it paths to Instinctive Arcana Icon Instinctive Arcana which is a must-have.

Optional talents that can be taken:

2.

Row 5-7 Class Talents for Devastation Evoker

As with the first part of the talent tree, choices in this part of the tree are fairly locked in regardless of the build you opt for.

  • Instinctive Arcana Icon Instinctive Arcana is yet another easy to obtain damage boost for all abilities.
  • Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales makes your next Empowered spell an instant cast and at the maximum empowerment level. Whilst you may not need to cast at the maximum level, picking this talent does allow you to easily path to other powerful talents.
  • Inherent Resistance Icon Inherent Resistance should be taken purely for the easy to obtain passive magic damage reduction. Most deadly damage in the game is magical.
  • Extended Flight Icon Extended Flight increases the duration of Hover Icon Hover to a level where you can get more than a few spells cast; very useful.
  • Blast Furnace Icon Blast Furnace increases the duration of your Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath DoT. This DoT is a significant piece of your total damage output, but from raw damage and from Burnout Icon Burnout procs — however, in the Dragonflight Pre-Patch you will not have access to this talent.
  • Panacea Icon Panacea turns Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom into a strong instant-cast heal which then does another heal to you and other players a few seconds later.

Optional talents that can be taken:

  • Roar of Exhilaration Icon Roar of Exhilaration gives you 1 Essence after successfully interrupting. This may seem strong on paper, but it requires coordination and more importantly costs a talent point which is already fairly limited. You should only take this if you can reliably and successfully interrupt on cooldown.
  • Source of Magic Icon Source of Magic should only be taken if your healers need it in Raid.
3.

Row 8-10 Class Talents for Devastation Evoker

For this final area of the talent tree, once again most of your points are fairly locked in regardless of the build you opt for. However, you will have a spare point of two at the end.

  • Rescue Icon Rescue is an important and iconic piece of utility for Evokers. You target a friendly player and use this ability on them. You will then pick your end location. All conditions for the ability are met and you will pick up the player and fly to the location.
  • Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze is a fairly essential talent due to Evokers not having many defensive abilities. Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze will heal you for the damage you receive over 8 seconds.

Optional talents to use your spare point(s) on:

  • Unravel Icon Unravel can be taken if you are going to fight enemies with absorb shields. Unravel Icon Unravel is your hardest hitting spell, but it comes with the condition that it only deals damage to absorb shields.
  • Protracted Talons Icon Protracted Talons increases the amount of targets Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike hits from 2 to 3. Pick this talent for scenarios where you will be hitting 3 or more targets consistently.
  • Twin Guardian Icon Twin Guardian is a nice piece of extra utility for Rescue Icon Rescue. It applies an absorb shield to both yourself and the player you used Rescue Icon Rescue on.
4.

Row 1-4 Spec Talents for Devastation Evoker

This part of the tree focuses on getting your core identifying abilities as a Devastation Evoker:

Talent swaps that can be made in this section of the tree:

Optional talents. These will be picked based on the damage profile you are aiming for:

  • Volatility Icon Volatility will give your Pyre Icon Pyre casts a chance to explode again on a nearby target. This talent will only be picked in high target count scenarios.
5.

Row 5-7 Spec Talents for Devastation Evoker

This section of the talent tree focuses on your damage profile identity. You have talents which can make you do more single-target damage, more cleave damage and more AoE damage. We will go through each of these in separate lists.

Core talents. These will be always be picked regardless of your intended damage profile:

Optional talents. These will be picked based on the damage profile you are aiming for:

  • Engulfing Blaze Icon Engulfing Blaze increases the damage and healing of Living Flame Icon Living Flame by 40% but increases the cast time by 0.5 seconds. Use this talent for single-target scenarios.
  • Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span doubles the amount of targets hit by your Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge and Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star. Use this talent for 2+ target scenarios.
  • Catalyze Icon Catalyze increases the tick rate of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath by 100% whilst you are channeling Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate to that target. Use this talent for pure single-target scenarios. Do note, in pre-patch due to your limited talent points it may be better to not take this talent as other points that interact with it are required for this to increase your DPS significantly.
  • Charged Blast Icon Charged Blast increases the damage of your next Pyre Icon Pyre by 5% per stack, stacking up to 20 times when you deal Blue damage (Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike, Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge, Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate, Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star, Unravel Icon Unravel). Use this talent for AoE scenarios.
  • Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star has a 15-second cooldown, deals damage to your target, and causes them to take 20% more damage from you for 4 seconds. Use this talent for single-target scenarios (and 2-target scenarios with Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's Span).
6.

Row 8-10 Spec Talents for Devastation Evoker

Your final 5 talent points will be spent in this final section of the talent tree. Four of these talents are always picked, and your final talent is once again dependent on your combat scenario.

Core talents. These will be always be picked regardless of your intended damage profile:

Optional talents. These will be picked based on the damage profile you are aiming for:

6.1.

Rotation

Certain talents require you to change how you play and change your rotation in varied amounts. We will go over the strengths of those talents here, but if you want to know how to use those talents in the rotation, follow the link to the Rotation page where we go through the rotation or priority system we follow.

7.

PvP Talents (War Mode)

Opting into War Mode makes you eligible for open-world PvP, but also grants you the following benefits:

  • World Quests at maximum level have 10% increased rewards (30% if you are Alliance).
  • You gain 10% increased Experience while leveling (30% if you are Alliance).
  • Allows you to earn Conquest Points towards weekly gear rewards.
  • Grants you the use of PvP talents in the open world.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it is recommended that you enable the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards at maximum level. However, you will make yourself eligible for open-world PvP, and the possibility of being "ganked" while leveling or doing World Quests exists.

7.1.

PvP Talents for Devastation Evokers

There are no PvP talents for Evokers which increase your total damage output. Therefore the PvP talents you choose are entirely down to personal preference.

8.

Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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