How To Improve As Devastation Evoker — 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 how you can improve at playing Devastation Evoker in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7. We list the common mistakes that you should try to avoid and the small details that can greatly improve your performance.


Not Using Dragonrage Enough

As with all cooldowns, if you are holding them for too long you are wasting them. Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage is no exception to this.

Whilst there is an incentive to hold Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage slightly as you already have full benefit from your Mastery: Giantkiller Icon Mastery: Giantkiller on the pull, your goal is to get as many uses in any given combat period. Ideally you should know how long the combat period is going to be and aim to get as many uses based on your assumptions there.

Additionally, you do not want to end the combat period with Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage still active as this is just wasted DPS potential.


Using Hover without a GCD being used before

Hover Icon Hover is not on the GCD and only has an animation lockout. This means that you can cast an instant cast spell and during the GCD of that spell use Hover Icon Hover to not lose any GCDs in your rotation. This should be used for when you need to do movement to not lose DPS.


Not Using Your Correct Essence Spender for the Situation

You should always be mindful of how many targets you are facing as using Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate in a situation where Pyre Icon Pyre can be better is a DPS loss.


Charging Your Empowered Spells too Much

Similar to Essence Spenders, you also need to be mindful of the situation at hand for when you are using Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath and Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge.

Eternity Surge Icon Eternity Surge should only be charged to the amount of targets you are fighting. Charging this spell further than it needs to does not deal any additional damage and just wastes time.

Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath is a bit more involved as you need to be mindful of how long the target will live for. Your goal with Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath is to have it active on the enemy as much as possible, however if they are at low health then you should charge it to a higher level so it deals more of that damage up front and you do not waste any potential damage by the target dying with the DoT still active.


Overusing Filler Abilities

You should always be wanting to use your Empowered abilities and Essence spenders. Your Living Flame Icon Living Flame and Azure Strike Icon Azure Strike casts should only be used when this is not possible.


Overcapping on Essence

Sometimes this will happen and it is out of your control such as when you get a lot of Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst procs in a row, or during Dragonrage Icon Dragonrage. Outside of that you should not be experiencing this and see Essence as more of a Combo Point system; if it is full it needs to be spent.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added Hover Weaving.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight launch.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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