Evoker Class Overview, a New Hero Class in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

Last updated on Apr 19, 2022 at 20:10 by Sinzhu 2 comments

The Evoker is a new hero class coming in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. This page covers all information currently known about this new class, its specializations, abilities, and mechanics.


Evoker Class Overview

The Evoker is a new hero class arriving in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight that uses the power of the five dragonflights to both devastate its foes and preserve the health of its allies while making use of Mail armor for defense. This class acts as either a healer or a ranged damage-dealer.


What Races can Play Evoker?

In the Dragonflight expansion, the Evoker class is unique in that only one, also new race can play it: the Dracthyr. This is because all of an Evoker's abilities revolve around making use of the powers unique to each of the five dragonflights, and the Dracthyr are part-dragon themselves! What is also fairly unique about the Dracthyr is that they are the only race apart from Pandaren that can join either the Alliance or the Horde.


Leveling an Evoker

As the Evoker class is a hero class (much like a Death Knight or Demon Hunter), they do not start from Level 1 like a traditional class would. Instead, a newly-made Evoker will begin at Level 58 (out of a level cap of 70) and play through their own unique starting experience within the Dragon Isles to learn all about the abilities they have access to.


Evoker Specializations

The Evoker class can choose between two specializations:

  • Devastation — A ranged DPS specialization that mainly focuses on the magic of the red and blue dragonflights to harm foes from a distance with a variety of concentrated spells and powerful breath attacks. If you ever wanted to unleash your inner Onyxia, this specialization may be for you!
  • Preservation — A healer specialization that largely utilizes the magic of the green and bronze dragonflights to heal allies with breaths and even rewind time on wounds themselves!

Unique Evoker Abilities

Having command of the powers of all five dragonflights, the Evoker can perform a potent variety of prismatic spells that shift into the flight whose magic is most useful, such as the red-flight-themed Pyre ability. They can also Glide Icon Glide like a Demon Hunter and even go one step further by soaring over the battlefield while bathing their enemies in flame. An Evoker can also create a Wing Buffet to damage and knockback enemies or make use of their claws for damage when fighting up close.


Empowered Abilities

Another unique aspect of the Evoker's toolkit are special Empowered Abilities. These skills can have their keybind held down to increase their power the longer the button is pressed, until you choose to release it. You can also choose to toggle this hold and release behavior through the in-game accessibility options.


Further Reading

The Evoker class is just one of many new features arriving in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. You can learn more about some of the other exciting developments of Patch 10.0 in our dedicated roundup below.



  • 19 Apr. 2022: Guide added.
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