Preservation Evoker Healing Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 14, 2024 at 11:20 by Mytholxgy 23 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Preservation Evoker guide for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7. Here, you will learn how to heal as a Preservation Evoker in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons. We cover everything from the basics all the way to min-maxing techniques to optimize your output.


Preservation Evoker Overview

Preservation Evokers specialize in stacked environments where they can make full use of their extremely strong AoE heals. With abilities like Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath and Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom, they can thrive when their party and raid members are within their small area. Preservation Evoker also brings many forms of utility through a party-wide damage reduction in Zephyr Icon Zephyr, raid buffs in Time Spiral Icon Time Spiral and Blessing of the Bronze Icon Blessing of the Bronze, and even their version of Time Warp Icon Time Warp through Fury of the Aspects Icon Fury of the Aspects.


Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Extremely strong stacked healing through Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath and Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom.
  • +Powerful party and raid cooldowns such as Dream Flight Icon Dream Flight, Rewind Icon Rewind, and Zephyr Icon Zephyr.
  • +High mobility through Hover Icon Hover which allows you to cast some spells while moving, Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace which causes you to jump to an ally, and Rescue Icon Rescue that allows you to pick up an ally and fly with them to your cursor location.
  • +Fairly high damage output thanks to Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath as well as many talent options to further increase the damage output such as Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet Adaptation and Lifeforce Mender Icon Lifeforce Mender.
  • +Strong defensives thanks to Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales and the ability to have two charges due to Obsidian Bulwark Icon Obsidian Bulwark.
X Weaknesses
  • -30-yard range on most spells, making it difficult to heal spread allies.
  • -Weak single-target and burst healing.
  • -No strong emergency buttons to press in dire situations outside of Rewind Icon Rewind.
  • -Empowered spells (Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath, Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom, Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath) have long cast times, making it hard to always get the casts off safely.

Preservation Evoker and Guide Changes for Season 4

While Evoker may not have received notable changes for Season 4, many changes done in the 10.2.5 patch will have a noticeable impact on the talents we select as well as the overall rotation due to the returning Preservation Evoker 2pc Icon Preservation Evoker 2pc set bonus, which amplifies the power of Reversion Icon Reversion focused builds. The changes you should keep in mind are:

  • Grace Period Icon Grace Period now increases healing by 7.5/15%.
  • Timeless Magic Icon Timeless Magic now also causes Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly to last 20% longer and reduces the mana cost by 20%.
  • Reversion Icon Reversion now has a maximum duration that it can be extended with critical strikes.
  • Reversion Icon Reversion now has a 15% chance to proc Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst.

Due to Reversion Icon Reversion having a maximum duration that you can extend it, the need for very high levels of critical strike has been removed. You are now able to extend the duration to the maximum with standard gear setups, meaning that you are always gaining full value. While this may seem like a nerf to the idea of infinite reversions, it having the ability to proc Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst and buffs to Grace Period Icon Grace Period will keep these reversion-focused builds in the meta.

With all this in mind, the talent recommendations have been updated to reflect the change in build as well as new information added to the rotation page to learn how to play this new build to the fullest potential. It is also recommended that you visit the gearing page to find information on how to spend your Bullions.


Leveling a Preservation Evoker

If you want to play a Preservation Evoker, but currently do not have one at max level, you can check out our leveling guide for tips on your journey.

Having a great interface is not only important once you reach the max level, but it is also even more important to be successful as a healer. To prevent feeling overwhelmed by reaching the max level and adding a lot of addons at once, we recommend starting with some basic addons while leveling. This will allow you to get comfortable with them, and then it will become a bit easier to add more once you do hit the max level.


Basics of Preservation Evoker Gameplay

Preservation Evoker, like any healer, is all about using your abilities strategically. Rather than a fixed rotation, you will be using your flexible spell kit to adapt and overcome whatever the game throws at you.

Preservation Evoker has two main types of abilities. The first of these are empowered abilities that gain benefits as you channel the ability for longer. Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath and Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom are your two empowered heals, while Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath is your empowered DPS ability. These abilities you want to cast as frequently as possible, as they are quite powerful when used correctly. The other form of ability uses Essence. Essence is a unique resource to the Evoker class and can be spent on either Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom or Echo Icon Echo for healing, and Disintegrate Icon Disintegrate for damage. Which ability you decide to spend your Essence on will be situational and dependent on what type of content you are doing.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec but would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the class, we recommend looking through the Spell Summary page first, as well as the Easy Mode page linked below.

If you are familiar with Evoker and how it plays, you can jump right into our Talent and Rotation pages.


How to Gear Up a Preservation Evoker

If you are interested in finding out what gear will put your Preservation Evoker in the best possible position to perform well, we would recommend looking at our gear page. Here you can find information on the best items available for Preservation Evoker.

To be successful, you will want to make sure you have the correct consumables, gems, enchants, and more. On top of this, you will want to check our stats page to help you make the correct decision when choosing what consumables to use.


Preservation Evoker in Dragonflight

Being the newest class added to World of Warcraft, there will be, without a doubt, some growing pains for Evoker. The largest of these current issues is a range of only 30 yards. This can make healing uncoordinated raid groups and dungeon groups especially challenging, as you will not be able to heal targets that are spread out as easily as other healers. In some situations, you may find yourself chasing after players who are all running around far away from you. That being said, where Evoker struggles in spread healing, it makes up for in stacked healing. Preservation Evoker excels in environments where party and raid members are stacked and close together, allowing you to gain full value on your strong AoE spells: Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath, Dream Flight Icon Dream Flight, and Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom. The class's viability may struggle in spread fights, and players may have a harder time in Mythic+ when their party members are spread, but the class will be exceptionally strong if you can end up staying stacked.


Preservation Evoker End-Game

There are three main forms of end-game content. Raiding, Mythic+, and PvP. In each of them, the class plays slightly differently. To perform as well as possible for your preferred form of content before the release of Dragonflight, we recommend reading our dedicated Mythic+ page, which you can find below.


Improving as a Preservation Evoker

If you feel like you are not performing as well as you should be. You can visit one of our pages below to help find information on common mistakes and frequently asked questions.



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