Devastation Evoker DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Blueprint 28 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 10.2.7. 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 the talents you have access to, explaining how each one is to be used. Some of these talents, active or passive, can make a huge difference in how Devastation Evokers is played, which is explained on our rotation page.

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

1.

Dragonflight Talent Builds for Devastation Evoker

2.

Best Talents for Devastation Evoker

Single-Target Talents AoE/Mythic+ Talents Talents Explained
3.

Best Single-Target Talents for Devastation Evoker

This build is optimal for pure single-target situations.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Best AoE Talents for Devastation Evoker

This is our recommended build for AoE scenarios. This works well for AoE Fights in Raids, as well as most Mythic+.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Talent Explanations for Devastation Evokers

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We only explain Talents that are part of our optimal builds for single-target and AoE. For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells page via the button below.

3.1.

Class Talents

3.1.1.

Row 1-4

Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian ScalesA strong defensive button and a mandatory pick.
Expunge Icon ExpungeA short cooldown Poison dispel.
Permeating Chill Icon Permeating ChillA passive 50% Slow on Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike and Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.
Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant EmbraceA short cooldown instant heal.
Innate Magic Icon Innate MagicA passive 10% Essence regeneration increase.
Obsidian Bulwark Icon Obsidian BulwarkA second charge of Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales.
Enkindled Icon EnkindledAn increase to Living Flame Icon Living Flame damage and healing.
Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet AdaptationAn increase to Living Flame Icon Living Flame damage based on how much effective healing you have done recently.
Quell Icon QuellOur only interrupt ability
3.1.2.

Row 5-7

Instinctive Arcana Icon Instinctive ArcanaA flat percentage damage increase.
Tip the Scales Icon Tip the ScalesA must-pick as it unlocks a different route through the tree and gives you one instant cast fully empowered spell every 2 minutes.
Regenerative Magic Icon Regenerative MagicA small Leech gain, this point can be dropped for other utility benefits.
Inherent Resistance Icon Inherent ResistanceA small permanent reduction to Magic Damage taken
Draconic Legacy Icon Draconic LegacyLarge health gain.
Extended Flight Icon Extended FlightIncreases the Duration of Hover Icon Hover providing both offensive and defensive benefits.
Blast Furnace Icon Blast FurnaceIncreases the Duration of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath.
Panacea Icon PanaceaGives your Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom an instant heal at the start.
3.1.3.

Row 8-10

Unravel Icon Unravel/Protracted Talons Icon Protracted TalonsUnravel has incredible value against any shielded target whilst Protracted Talons gives you an additional target hit per Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike.
Rescue Icon RescueA great repositioning tool that will allow you and an ally to escape danger if used properly.
Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing BlazeA great defensive that will make all of the damage you take in the next 8 seconds heal you for the same amount in the following 8 seconds.
Leaping Flames Icon Leaping FlamesA considerable DPS increase and is a mandatory pick, ensures that whenever you cast a living flame after a fire breath you have an additonal chance to proc Essence Burst.
Aerial Mastery Icon Aerial MasteryGrants an additional charge of Hover Icon Hover giving substantial benefits to damage and mobility.
Twin Guardian Icon Twin GuardianBuffs Rescue Icon Rescue to give both you and the person you grab a large absorb shield for a short duration.
Fire Within Icon Fire WithinReduces the cooldown of Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze.
Time Spiral Icon Time SpiralGrants you and all party or raid members a free use of your movement ability, for us this is Hover Icon Hover.
Zephyr Icon ZephyrReduces the damage taken from AoE abilities by you and your 4 nearest allies, aswell as a small movement speed increase.
3.2.

Spec Talents

3.2.1.

Row 1-4

Pyre Icon PyreOne of our core abilities an AoE spender.
Ruby Essence Burst Icon Ruby Essence BurstCauses Living Flame Icon Living Flame to have a chance at making your next Essence spender free.
Azure Essence Burst Icon Azure Essence BurstCauses Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike to have a chance at making your next Essence spender free.
Dense Energy Icon Dense EnergyReduces the Essence cost of Pyre Icon Pyre and is mandatory to continue down the tree.
Imposing Presence Icon Imposing Presence/Inner Radiance Icon Inner RadianceImposing Presence reduces the cooldown of Quell Icon Quell and will be picked the majority of the time, in situations where you never need to interrupt more than once every 40 seconds, taking Inner Radiance will yield to a small dps increase from Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet Adaptation.
Eternity Surge Icon Eternity SurgeOur second Empower spell.
Volatility Icon VolatilityGives Pyre Icon Pyre a chance to duplicate and fire again on a nearby additional target.
Power Nexus Icon Power NexusIncreases our Maximum essence by 1, to a new maximum of 6.
Dragonrage Icon DragonrageOur Major dps cooldown, instantly firing 3 pyres at nearby enemies and making both Living Flame and Azure strike give a guaranteed stack of Essence Burst.
Arcane Intensity Icon Arcane IntensityIncreases the damage of Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate our single target Essence spender.
3.2.2.

Row 5-7

Ruby Embers Icon Ruby Embers/Engulfing Blaze Icon Engulfing BlazeA multiple choice but the only one you will ever pick is Engulfing Blaze as it is a large damage increase to Living Flame Icon Living Flame.
Animosity Icon AnimosityIncreases the duration of Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage by 4 seconds each time we cast an Empowered spell.
Essence Attunement Icon Essence AttunementAllows us to hold 2 stacks of Essence Burst.
Heat Wave Icon Heat WaveA substantial increase to the damage dealt by Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath.
Honed Aggression Icon Honed AggressionA very minor increase to damage and is only taken in pure ST in order to allow us to progress further down the tree.
Eternity's Span Icon Eternity's SpanVery strong the moment a secondary target is added, it doubles the amount of targets hit by both Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge and Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star.
Eye of Infinity Icon Eye of Infinity/Event Horizon Icon Event HorizonIncreased damage on your Eternity Surge or reduced cooldown, they both have very similar value and what is better for you will be dependant onj your current gear.
Catalyze Icon CatalyzeMakes your Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath damage over time effect occur twice as often when you're channeling Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate on the target.
Tyranny Icon TyrannyGives us full Mastery benefits regardless of the targets health when we're inside Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage or casting Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
Shattering Star Icon Shattering StarA short cooldown instant cast spell that increases the damage the target takes for a short duration.
3.2.3.

Row 8-10

Burnout Icon BurnoutGrants both the initial hit and the damage over time effect of Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath a chance at giving you an instant cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame stacking up to 2 times.
Spellweaver's Dominance Icon Spellweaver's DominanceIncreases the multiplier on our critical strikkes from 200% to 230%.
Focusing Iris Icon Focusing Iris/Arcane Vigor Icon Arcane VigorIncreases the duration of Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star or gives you a guaranteed stack of Essence Burst when you cast it, both are good but the free stack wins out.
Titanic Wrath Icon Titanic WrathIncreases the damage of Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate and Pyre Icon Pyre when consuming a stack of Essence Burst.
Hoarded Power Icon Hoarded PowerGives you a chance to not have your Essence Burst stacks consumed when using them.
Power Swell Icon Power SwellAfter casting an Empower spell you will get double Essence regeneration for 4 seconds, this ability does not stack or extend so make sure to space your empowered spells apart.
Causality Icon CausalityCauses both of your Essence spenders to reduce the cooldown of Empower spells, Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate will reduce the cooldown by .5 seconds each time it deals a tick of damage and Pyre Icon Pyre willo reduce it by .4 seconds per target hit up to a maximum of 5 for a 2 second reduction per cast.
Scintillation Icon ScintillationGives your Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate a 15% chance to cast an Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge for 50% damage each time it ticks, this proc will not extend the duration of Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage or give you the increased essence regeneration from Power Swell Icon Power Swell.
Iridescence Icon IridescenceEach time you cast an empower spell you'll gain a short buff increasing the damage of your next 2 spells that are the same school, Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath buffing Living Flame/Pyre, Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge buffing Azure Strike/Disintegrate/Shattering Star.
3.3.

Rotation

Certain talents require changing how you play and your rotation in varying 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.

On the topic of Eye of Infinity Icon Eye of Infinity/Event Horizon Icon Event Horizon you will want to sim your character to be sure, Event Horizon Icon Event Horizon has a more forgiving playstyle when it comes to your Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage extends and I would recommend taking it even if it is a minor loss until you are very comfortable with the spec.

4.

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 to use 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.

4.1.

PvP Talents for Devastation Evokers

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

5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6, added Eye of Infinity specific information.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Added new Template.
  • 15 Jul. 2023: AoE specific talent wording adjustment.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated talent trees for Patch 10.1.5
  • 01 May 2023: Updated both talent trees for Patch 10.1 and updated spell information.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 06 Feb. 2023: Fixed typo for Unravel.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Changed talent trees from damage focused ST/AoE to Raiding and Mythic+ with descriptions of changes that can be made when necessary.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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