Devastation Evoker PvP Rotation and Playstyle (Dragonflight / 10.0.2)

Last updated on Dec 11, 2022 at 14:42 by Mysticall 9 comments

PvP requires you to perform various actions during a duel, match, or battleground: interrupting/silencing enemies, healing your teammates and yourself, defending yourself, keeping yourself alive, etc. It is a game mode that fully utilizes your kit, especially spells that are rarely used in PvE. On this page, we go through all the spells you need to use in PvP as a Devastation Evoker, how you should use them, and explain your playstyle.

This page is part of our Devastation Evoker PvP Guide.

1.

Playstyle for Devastation Evokers

The main role of a Devastation Evoker, besides keeping your team alive, is always to keep your team offensive and deal damage when your team is using their burst cooldowns. You also want to use your mobility to help avoid crowd control.

To keep your team offensive, you will push in with your team to try to get Dreamwalk Icon Dreamwalk on the enemy healer. After this, you will focus on dealing damage with spells like Living Flame Icon Living Flame, Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath, and Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate.

Taking advantage of your mobility is crucial. Devastation Evokers can be hard to catch, but once they are stunned, you will quickly have to trade cooldowns to stay alive. Use spells like Hover Icon Hover and Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath to move around the map and reposition.

1.1.

Empowered Spells

Devastation Evokers have a new mechanic to their damage: Empower Level. This makes it so the longer you channel a spell, the stronger the initial damage/healing is. Using the talent Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales makes it so your next empowered spell will be instant at its max empower level. Here are the 3 spells you can empower and how to use them:

  • Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath deals damage and puts a DoT on the target. The longer you channel it, the more initial damage it will deal. However, it will make the DoT weaker. Ideally, you will channel this to rank 3 because the DoT is normally dispelled and will not deal much damage. Use Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales with this if you want to deal a large amount of damage to enemies that are grouped up.
2.

Damage Techniques

This section will tell you what spells to use in different situations.

2.1.

Sustained Damage Output

  1. Use Landslide Icon Landslide to root enemy players.
  2. Use Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star off cooldown so enemy players take increased damage from you.
  3. Use Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath off cooldown.
  4. Use Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace for an instant heal and to move around the map.
  5. Use Living Flame Icon Living Flame when you get a Burnout Icon Burnout proc.
  6. Use Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath when the enemy team is stacked, or you want to stun them.
  7. Use Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate if you get an Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst proc.
  8. Use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike if everything else is on cooldown.
2.2.

Burst Damage

  1. Use Landslide Icon Landslide to root enemy players.
  2. Use Shattering Star Icon Shattering Star so enemy players take increased damage from you.
  3. Use Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales.
  4. Use Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath.
  5. Use Living Flame Icon Living Flame when you get a Burnout Icon Burnout proc.
  6. Use Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate if you get an Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst proc.
  7. Use Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage.
  8. Use Living Flame Icon Living Flame when you get a Burnout Icon Burnout proc.
  9. Use Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike if everything else is on cooldown.
3.

Devastation Evoker Defensives

  • Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales is one of your primary defensives. This reduces the damage you take by 30%. If you use the Obsidian Mettle Icon Obsidian Mettle PvP talent, it will also make you immune to interrupts, silences, and pushbacks.
  • Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath deals a large amount of damage to the team and can be used to do damage. However, it is great for avoiding crowd control when the enemy team is pushing toward you. For example, you will want to use this to avoid a Rogue's Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot if they are trying to kill you.
  • Devastation Evoker's mobility is an incredibly important defensive. Here are some spells that you should master to help keep your team alive:
    • Hover Icon Hover launches you forward and increases your movement speed. It also makes you immune to slows.
    • Wing Buffet Icon Wing Buffet/Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe are the Dracthyr racials that will help you get away from the enemy team targetting you. If you take the Walloping Blow Icon Walloping Blow talent turns these two spells into slows as well.
  • Cauterizing Flame Icon Cauterizing Flame removes all bleeds, points, curses, and diseases from a teammate. This is a crucial spell when you play against specializations like Feral Druids, Assassination, Rogues, or Warlocks.
4.

Macros

It is advised to use Macros to use abilities on enemies or allies without having to target them. For this reason, we have a page dedicated to them.

5.

Changelog

  • 13 Dec. 2022: Page created.
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