Preservation Evoker Healing Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Mytholxgy 3 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Preservation Evoker in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.


Preservation Evoker in Mythic+

Preservation Evoker is a very strong healer in Mythic+ thanks to its very high damage output. That being said, healing on it can be more difficult than others and it will require some practice and learning to fully get the hang of it.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflightt Mythic+ Season 1 page below.


Mythic+ Talents for Preservation Evoker


Please note that our talents here are specifically focused on Mythic+. If you are interested in more generic talents or other forms of content, please refer back to our page dedicated to talents.

The class talent tree for Preservation Evoker is very cookie-cutter and will rarely ever change. There are only two talent choices that are not selected in the default tree that players may want to consider. These two are Overawe Icon Overawe and Foci of Life Icon Foci of Life. Overawe allows you to remove Enrage effects from enemies with Oppressing Roar Icon Oppressing Roar and even reduces the cooldown of this ability when you dispel an Enrage. This can allow you to get more uses of the ability when facing mobs who Enrage, potentially allowing for uses on back-to-back packs of enemies. Foci of Life Icon Foci of Life is one of the choice nodes for Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze. In the end, either of the choice nodes are acceptable to choose but the end goal is to simply become a bit tankier.

The spec tree for Preservation is much less cookie-cutter as there are a few changes that can be made depending on the circumstances. Temporal Artificer Icon Temporal Artificer reduces the cooldown of Rewind Icon Rewind, allowing you to get extra uses of the ability throughout the dungeon. Given this ability is extremely strong, you can often find good uses for the extra cooldown reduction. If you are not consistently using the ability though, it will lose a lot of value.

In some cases, you may not want to select Font of Magic Icon Font of Magic as you do not often channel empowers to full duration in Mythic+ settings. That being said, it does give you an extra target for Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames which can be very useful for both healing and damage purposes. If you were looking to make a talent adjustment though and put a point elsewhere, this is likely where you would take the point out of.

Emerald Communion Icon Emerald Communion is another strong talent choice that you could consider using. It will provide you with another extremely strong personal cooldown. This one will effectively heal you to full but it will not allow you to heal other allies during it, so only use it in situations where you are in danger but your allies are not.


Best Trinkets for Preservation Evoker in Mythic+

As this is the Mythic+ section, we will be listing trinkets with strong single-target healing effects or strong stat increases below.


Preservation Evoker Mythic+ Rotation

5-man healing can be quite challenging, especially for a newcomer to the class. To gain a good understanding of how the class plays to begin with, it is advised you visit the rotation page to start before focusing on how the class plays in Mythic+

You can read our Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page for more details.

Preservation Evoker does not have strong spammable heals that can be used when times get tough. Holy Priests can spam Heal Icon Heal, and Restoration Shamans can spam Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal, but Evoker's only similar button is Living Flame Icon Living Flame which is quite weak. To excel at Preservation in Mythic+ it is important that you think of your many cooldowns and how you can rotate them for every damage event.

Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom and Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath are both powerful abilities on relatively short cooldowns that can be used to heal your party to full. Given that these abilities are both empowered ones, you must understand you do not need to channel these abilities to their max rank to get good value. Casting Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom only as long as allies you need to heal quickly will make this an exceptionally strong targeted heal. Using Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath before max rank will provide you with a nice HoT during downtime, otherwise empowering it to its max rank will give you high upfront healing. What rank you decide to empower to will depend on what type of healing you need: Upfront or as a HoT.

Using Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath not only for damage but to also activate Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames will allow you to gain a powerful Living Flame Icon Living Flame that you can cast on your allies to heal multiple of them at the same time. You can even sit on this buff for a small period to use it as soon as you need it.

When it comes to deciding between Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom and Echo Icon Echo, you will likely make the decision depending on what is happening in the moment. In most cases, Echo Icon Echo is where most of your healing comes from. This can be combined with Reversion Icon Reversion, to apply multiple reversions at once and this will be your most frequent cast. Another common use for Echo will be when paired with Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace, allowing you to quickly burst heal your party. The reason for selecting talents that amplify Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom is that it allows you to have much more flexible healing. The large downsides of an Echo playstyle are that it can cost many GCDs to get off the healing, and it can struggle in pure AoE situations. Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom costs much fewer GCDs and is incredibly powerful for quick AoE healing when you are stacked or some of your party is. You do not need 5 allies in the radius to be effective, even hitting 3 is more than enough for the ability to feel worth casting. It is not meant to be a replacement for Echo but simply allowing you to have a bit of extra healing in times where Echo Icon Echo can not get the job done effectively.


Preservation Evoker Cooldowns

While Evoker does not have fantastic consistent healing, they do have very powerful and unique cooldowns to make healing your party much easier. As it is with every cooldown, it is extremely important that you are actively using these cooldowns and not holding them for a very hard damage event that might never happen in reality. Use your cooldowns frequently and rotate through them in order to make every damage window much easier to manage. The main difference maker between Evokers struggling to heal keystones and those excelling at it will come from planning cooldowns and actively making use of them to make healing as easy as possible.

  • Stasis Icon Stasis is extremely powerful. This ability allows you to save 3 Healing spells to then use later when you reactivate the ability. While you may be tempted to only cast high-value spells during this, it is perfectly acceptable to only cast one and then fill the stasis with 2 medium power abilities. Generally, you will want to aim to get Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom at the very minimum into your stasis window and then also try to aim for a Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath cast. Your last ability or two can simply be Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom. By doing this, when you reactivate the ability at a dangerous point, you will heal up your allies extremely quickly, faster than any of your other abilities. You want to use this as much as possible and plan for damage ahead of time to make challenging moments nonexistent.
  • Rewind Icon Rewind is the most reactive healing button that Preservation Evoker has. This ability causes your allies to heal for 50% of the damage they have taken in the last 5 seconds. You can use this ability as soon as your party gets hit by a hard mechanic or something goes wrong in the dungeon that you were not prepared for. Using this ability as much as possible for difficult moments will greatly reduce the overall amount of healing that you need to do during a dungeon.
  • Tip the Scales Icon Tip the Scales will allow you to cast either Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom or Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath instantly and at max rank. This can be used similarly to rewind. When you do not expect damage or a mistake happens, using this to instantly cast one of your extremely powerful channel abilities can help you recover from very tough situations.
  • Zephyr Icon Zephyr will allow you to reduce the damage taken from AoE effects by 20% for your entire party. While not every mechanic may fall into this damage reduction, using it for hard-hitting AoE moments will make tough situations much more manageable. Even if you are not sure what will do AoE damage, press the ability and keep it on cooldown to ensure that you are reducing your group's damage intake.
  • Preservation Evoker is fairly squishy, and while you do not have great defensive options for this, never forget that Time Dilation Icon Time Dilation can be used on yourself to help reduce your damage taken and keep you alive in moments that would otherwise kill you. While you should not solely use this ability on yourself as it is equally useful in keeping your party and tank alive, it is an option to consider when times are tough and you find yourself out of defensive cooldowns.

Preservation Evoker Utility

Due to the nature of dungeon content, healers will be expected to do damage and heal at the same time, as well as use your other utility to help your party perform well. Below is a list of abilities you should look for ways to use in Mythic+ at all times.

  • Oppressing Roar Icon Oppressing Roar can be used to increase the duration of crowd control effects that your party members will be throwing out. Using this before an AoE stun from a party member such as a Monk's Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep will cause the stun to last even longer. This ability can even be used to dispel Enrage effects from mobs thanks to the Overawe Icon Overawe talent in the class tree.
  • Fury of the Aspects Icon Fury of the Aspects provides your party with a Time Warp Icon Time Warp/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust effect. The only other healer that can bring this massive benefit is Shaman.
  • Rescue Icon Rescue will allow you to pick up an ally and bring them to your cursor location. If an ally is struggling to run somewhere with a mechanic, group up with your party, or even just needs a simple movement boost this can really help them get to where they need to be.
  • Preservation Evoker can also bring both a root and stun to make difficult packs much easier to deal with for both your tank and your party. Landslide Icon Landslide can be used to root enemies and Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath can be used to stun them if you talent into the Terror of the Skies Icon Terror of the Skies passive from the class tree.
  • It is also worth mentioning that Wing Buffet Icon Wing Buffet and Tail Swipe Icon Tail Swipe, both racial abilities can be used to knock enemies into the air and knock them away from you.


  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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