Evoker Class Overview, a New Hero Class in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight
The Evoker is a new hero class coming in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. This page covers information 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.
When Are Evokers Available?
If you have pre-purchased any version of the Dragonflight expansion, you will be able to create an Evoker starting on the weekly reset of November 15th, 2022. This is also the date when "Phase 2" of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch occurs, including the Primal Storms Event and the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr dungeon becoming available.
You can learn more about these events in our guides below; we have also included a link to purchase Dragonflight if you have not already done so.
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.
You can learn more about the Dracthyr race, its customizations, and racial abilities in our separate overview below.
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 and play through their own unique starting experience within the Dragon Isles to learn all about the abilities they have access to.
The Evoker class can choose between two specializations, with the option first being given while progressing through their intro experience in The Forbidden Reach:
- 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!
Learn more about how to play as either Evoker specialization in our full guides to them below.
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 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 with Azure Strike.
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.
Evoker Covenants, Conduits, and Legendaries
Due to being released during Phase 2 of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch, Evokers do have access to the Covenants, Soulbinds, and even the Legendary Powers that were available throughout the Shadowlands expansion. However, do not expect them to have powers and abilities on the same scale of the other classes due to only being able to interact with Shadowlands systems for a short time before Dragonflight begins!
Evoker Covenant Ability
Evokers only have one Covenant ability, regardless of which Covenant they choose to join. This ability is Boon of the Covenants, which restores a large amount of health and grants you 10% Versatility for 12 seconds, all on a 2-minute cooldown. In addition, this ability passively gives you an additional 4% damage and healing done at all times!
Although Evokers have been given a full suite of Conduits to use in Soulbinds, do not expect them to have effects that are as robust as the rest of the classes. Instead, these Conduits will offer more basic utility, such as a flat increase to a given stat. You can learn more about which Conduits are best for your Devastation or Preservation Evoker on their respective guide's Covenants page.
- Bronze Acceleration — Increases Haste
- Grandiose Boon — Improves the passive effect of Boon of the Covenants
- Intense Awakening — Increases Mastery
- Spark of Savagery — Increases Critical Strike
- Circle of Life — Increases Leech
- Inherent Resistance — Reduces magic damage taken
- Primal Fortitude — Increases maximum Health
- Graceful Stride — Increases movement speed
- Legacy of Coldarra — Increases the duration of Permeating Chill
- Natural Weapons — Reduces the cooldown of Wing Buffet and Tail Swipe
Evoker Legendary Powers
Although Evokers do not have a large variety of Legendary Powers that other classes received throughout the Shadowlands expansion, they do still have access to both the "generic" Powers and a unique form of Unity that further empowers the passive damage and healing increase from Boon of the Covenants. If you have time and/or spare Gold, you may wish to pick up one of these generic powers and the Evoker version of Unity.
The Dracthyr Evoker race and 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.
- 09 Nov. 2022: Updated for the Dragonflight Prepatch.
- 19 Apr. 2022: Guide added.
- New Potential Evoker Spells Added in Patch 10.1 Build 48661
- Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7 Hotfixes: March 23rd
- Primordial Stone Hotfix Changes: March 23rd
- Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7 DPS Log Rankings for Vault of the Incarnates: Day 1
- Mythic+ Tier List in Dragonflight Season 1 (Week 15)
- Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7 Hotfixes: March 22nd
- Class Set Updates and Clarifications in Patch 10.1: March 22nd
- Dragonflight Patch 10.1 PTR Dev Notes: March 22nd