Preservation Evoker Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mytholxgy 23 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Preservation Evoker in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

1.

Best Dragonflight Talents for Preservation Evokers

Note that these builds are generic recommendations for various content. For more specific recommendations for Raiding and Mythic+, check out the dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Builds for Preservation Evoker

Echo Raid Build Emerald Blossom Raid Build Mythic+ Talents Explained
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Echo Raid Build

This specific build focuses on using Echo Icon Echo as much as possible and consuming the echos with Reversion Icon Reversion. While other spells such as Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace and Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom still remain viable choices, they will fall behind compared to Reversion due to the Preservation Evoker 2pc Icon Preservation Evoker 2pc returning. Not to mention Reversion being much easier to execute and more consistent overall.

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Emerald Blossom Raid Build

Due to the return of Preservation Evoker 2pc Icon Preservation Evoker 2pc, Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom builds have fallen out of the meta and likely won't be used in any setting. That being said, for those who love the playstyle and want to continue to play it in Season 4, you can do so with the following build, though you will struggle to compete with other evokers in most cases.

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Mythic+ Talents

This Mythic+ build takes more damage, crowd control abilities, and some utility options in the class tree that will help it to excel. This build aims to give you a default talent tree that you can take into any key and be successful. Still, there is debate about potential swaps that can be made depending on the dungeon and affixes. For example, if you find yourself needing a lot of healing, you can sacrifice Life-Giver's Flame Icon Life-Giver's Flame and Lifeforce Mender Icon Lifeforce Mender to get points to put into something like Spiritual Clarity Icon Spiritual Clarity. Working towards Renewing Breath Icon Renewing Breath is another choice you can make if you find it very difficult to keep your party alive, but you will generally have to sacrifice damage talents to do so.

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Talents Explained

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We only explain Talents that are part of our optimal builds or may be confusing to use. For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells page via the button below.

2.1.

Class Talents

2.1.1.

Row 1-4

Scarlet Adaptation Icon Scarlet AdaptationThis ability stores 20% of your effective healing, causing your next Living Flame Icon Living Flame to consume the stored healing. This is a passive DPS increase that you do not need to actively think about.
Obsidian Bulwark Icon Obsidian BulwarkWith this Talent, Evoker becomes one of the tankier classes in the game, having two charges of powerful defensive ability.
Cauterizing Flame Icon Cauterizing FlameWhile not being impactful in every situation, it is a necessity in order to unlock healing increases. It is also the only dispel in the game that can remove bleed effects, making it incredibly powerful to have as a healer.
Quell Icon QuellWhen fighting a boss with a lot of interrupts, or in Mythic+, having an extra interrupt can be very strong. If your group could ever benefit from it, it is quite easy to take based on its location in the class tree.
Landslide Icon LandslideMost raid encounters will not be made easier by having a root in your toolkit, but there are some rare situations where it can be useful and is always worth considering that it is easy to select a location.
2.1.2.

Row 5-7

Tip the Scales Icon Tip the ScalesSelecting this talent provides you with a decent cooldown. Preservation struggles primarily with getting long casts off; this cooldown helps with that issue by allowing you to get off empower casts instantly.
Extended Flight Icon Extended FlightWhile Evoker generally does not struggle with mobility, having the ability to cast while moving for a long duration can help make tough situations much more manageable.
Potent Mana Icon Potent ManaIncreases your targets healing and damage by 3%, making it mandatory in raid.
Bountiful Bloom Icon Bountiful BloomAny Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom build will want to select this Talent, as hitting extra targets is always beneficial. That being said, when you are not casting this ability, then Bountiful Bloom will lose a lot of value, and you can get better value out of other talents.
Ancient Flame Icon Ancient FlameWhen playing an Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom build, this will give you the ability to cast Living Flame Icon Living Flame much quicker, leading to faster Essence Burst Icon Essence Bursts.
2.1.3.

Row 8-10

Rescue Icon RescueDespite being a utility option, this talent can save lives whenever someone is in a bad position. Think of it similar to Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith, where you have the ability to save an ally.
Aerial Mastery Icon Aerial MasteryHaving an extra charge of Hover Icon Hover is extremely important as this ability not only allows you to cast while moving, but it is also your main form of mobility, allowing you to move around quickly and reposition. Having two charges just further increases your overall mobility.
Leaping Flames Icon Leaping FlamesArguably your most important Talent in these rows, this will turn Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath into a mini cooldown. It can be used for both healing or damage, and you will almost always generate a Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst proc whenever consuming the leaping flames buff. When playing Echo Icon Echo builds, it can sometimes accidentally consume the buffs on living flames, which is not ideal; if this is happening, then you can decide to take another talent instead.
Zephyr Icon ZephyrDespite only hitting 5 targets, being able to reduce the damage you and your allies take is incredibly useful in most situations. Just keep in mind this does not reduce all your damage taken, only area-of-effect damage.
Terror of the Skies Icon Terror of the SkiesWhile not always useful, there are plenty of situations where having a stun can be useful; this Talent will add a stun onto Deep Breath Icon Deep Breath.
Overawe Icon OveraweThis ability enhances Oppressing Roar Icon Oppressing Roar, causing it to remove enrage effects from enemies. Using it on raging weeks or during a boss that has enrages can be very helpful to your group.
Time Spiral Icon Time SpiralMost classes will not ever need an extra movement speed cooldown, even those who are very slow. There are plenty of ways to increase movement speed, and you will rarely ever take this Talent unless your group is lacking druids who can provide Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar. In those rare situations, this ability can function as a budget roar.
Twin Guardian Icon Twin GuardianThis talent gives you and your target of Rescue Icon Rescue a very strong shield. That being said, you do not often cast Rescue, making the value of the Talent fairly low outside of situations you are making frequent use of Rescue.
2.2.

Spec Talents

2.2.1.

Row 1-4

Essence Attunement Icon Essence AttunementAllows you to stack Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst to stack to 2, making it much easier to avoid wasting procs.
2.2.2.

Row 5-7

Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal AnomalyThis ability combined with Resonating Sphere Icon Resonating Sphere is extremely powerful. In a vacuum, these two talents would make up your highest potential HPS combination. That being said, temporal anomaly costs are very high, so you may need to watch your mana more than usual.
Emerald Communion Icon Emerald CommunionPreservation Evoker struggles a lot with mana, being able to regen some of it through this ability can help a lot when facing long encounters. It also allows for some crazy combinations with Lifebind Icon Lifebind.
Call of Ysera Icon Call of YseraOne of the most important procs in the evoker kit, this provides a huge buff to Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath and Living Flame Icon Living Flame. You will ideally want always to have this buff active before casting dream breath. It is less important to have it up for living flame casts.
Field of Dreams Icon Field of DreamsThis Talent, as well as the one above it, Fluttering Seedlings Icon Fluttering Seedlings, increase the strength of Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom, which is the main way you will be spending your essence in emerald blossom builds. Echo Icon Echo builds will not take this Talent, making it niche.
Life-Giver's Flame Icon Life-Giver's FlameThis ability, combined with the talent node under it, Lifeforce Mender Icon Lifeforce Mender will provide you with the largest DPS increase out of any talent. That being said, it is often difficult to fit them into your build as you are stretched for talent points. If you do find yourself having extra points lying around or wanting to deal more damage, this is your way to go.
Time Lord Icon Time LordThe strength of time lord depends on what type of build you are playing. When playing a Echo Icon Echo build, these points become mandatory. When you are instead playing a Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom build, you will want to take Field of Dreams Icon Field of Dreams and Fluttering Seedlings Icon Fluttering Seedlings.
Flow State Icon Flow StateThis ability is not quite simple to understand as the tooltip is not great at explaining what it does. In most cases, it is a decent DPS increase and slight hps increase, but often not impactful enough to be considered. If you were interested in a full DPS build, you would, however, want to put 2 points into this talent.
2.2.3.

Row 8-10

Dream Flight Icon Dream FlightThis end talent changes the least. Where other talents may require certain damage patterns or fights to be strong in, this Talent will almost always get the same value. That being said, it can struggle in very spread fights.
Spark of Insight Icon Spark of InsightWhenever you are casting a lot of bronze spells such as Echo Icon Echo and Reversion Icon Reversion, you will gain a lot of benefits from Temporal Compression Icon Temporal Compression, making this Talent fairly high value.
Stasis Icon StasisAs said previously, in situations where Cycle of Life Icon Cycle of Life is getting low value, you will want to Talent into this instead. When using stasis, you will want to fill up the stasis with your strongest abilities.
Power Nexus Icon Power NexusWhile not being very powerful on its own, it can gain strength when playing Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom builds, as it allows you to fit the cost of 2 emerald blossoms within your essence pool.
Cycle of Life Icon Cycle of LifeThis talent's value solely depends on your build. When playing Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom, you will want to take this Talent. Otherwise, you will want to ignore it completely.
Font of Magic Icon Font of MagicIn every form of content you can often benefit from an extra rank for your empower abilities. Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath is the only one unlikely to benefit much.
Energy Loop Icon Energy LoopWhile mana is a concern, this Talent does not provide enough to really consider using. However, the extra damage can be very useful when you are in Mythic+ or aiming to deal more damage.
2.3.

Mythic+

In order to perform to the best of your ability in Mythic+, it is recommended that you visit our Mythic+ specific page in order to better understand how to play the spec.

3.

Rotation for Preservation Evoker

While healers do not follow strict rotations, there is still a priority list that you will want to familiarize yourself with. This will allow you to get the most out of your abilities in every form of content.

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Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Talent recommendations updated for 10.2.6.
  • 08 Feb. 2024: Echo build updated to include Ouroboros.
  • 17 Jan. 2024: Minor updates to Echo build recommendation.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Build recommendations updated for 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Formatting updates.
  • 17 Jul. 2023: Minor talent recommendation changes.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 31 Jan. 2023: Talent explanations updated.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Talents updated for 10.0.5.
  • 28 Dec. 2022: Talent builds updated.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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