Preservation Evoker Healing Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.0.2

1.

Talent Cheat Sheets for Preservation Evokers

The talent tree displayed above is a generic build that you can take into any form of content and get the job done. Builds that focus on both Mythic+ and Raiding will be broken down below but if you are interested in one specific form of content, please visit one of our dedicated pages.

If you are interested in how your talents and playstyle might change in Mythic+, you can visit our the Preservation Evoker Mythic+ Page:

1.1.

Raiding

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This specific build focuses on using Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom frequently with many talents that help to increase its power. It also uses Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly to allow you to get multiple Echo Icon Echos out for more powerful casts of your standard spells.

1.2.

Mythic+

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This Mythic+ build takes more damage, crowd control abilities, and some utility options in the class tree that will help it to excel. In the spec tree, it focuses on a playstyle that incorporates both Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom as well as Echo Icon Echo. It opts for Life-Giver's Flame Icon Life-Giver's Flame as well as Lifeforce Mender Icon Lifeforce Mender just for a bit more damage output. Stasis Icon Stasis is the single capstone selected as the other options are not very strong, so you can get much higher value from elsewhere in the tree.

1.3.

Lifebind

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This specific build is quite strong at the moment for raiding but does have a very high Mana cost and can be considered quite "cheesy". There is high likelihood that this playstyle is fixed in the coming weeks but the main focus is on spamming Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly as much as possible for Resonating Sphere Icon Resonating Sphere and then rotating powerful spells with the Echo Icon Echos created. The main interaction is created by spamming Echo Icon Echo before your Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace comes off cooldown, then with those Echoes plus the Echoes created from Temporal Anomaly, you are able to cast your Verdant Embrace to create a large amount of Lifebind Icon Lifebinds.

2.

Class Talents

Before we discuss Preservation-specific talents, we will start by taking a look at some of the class tree talents that we are talenting into as well as some alternatives that are worth considering depending on your preferred form of content.

2.1.

Rows 1-4

The first four rows of talents for Preservation Evoker are fairly standard with the only real decision that you will have to make is if you want to talent into an interrupt by selecting Quell Icon Quell. The main talent selections will be:

From here, you will have the ability to move down the tree but Quell Icon Quell is still worth taking for dungeons or if your raid group could benefit from an extra kick. Selecting Quell will also allow you to take even more damage-increasing talents later on down the tree that you will not have access to otherwise.

2.2.

Rows 5-7

This row is where the talent tree starts to split up even more depending on what type of content you are doing. The standard selections are:

If you selected Quell Icon Quell previously for a Mythic+ focus, you will want to continue down this path by selecting Instinctive Arcana Icon Instinctive Arcana and Blast Furnace Icon Blast Furnace.

If you did not select Quell Icon Quell as you will be focusing on raiding content, you will want to make your way toward Source of Magic Icon Source of Magic which will require you to take Inherent Resistance Icon Inherent Resistance as well. Extended Flight Icon Extended Flight will be your next best 2 points in order to progress further down the tree.

2.3.

Rows 8-10

This final talent rows shares many more talents in common. The standard selections will be:

  • Lush Growth Icon Lush Growth to increase the healing of any green spells by 10%.
  • Rescue Icon Rescue as it provides massive utility bonuses.
  • Zephyr Icon Zephyr for the strong damage reduction, even in raiding this ability can serve as an extra defensive despite it only hitting 5 targets.
  • Aerial Mastery Icon Aerial Mastery for the extra Hover Icon Hover charge.
  • Oppressing Roar Icon Oppressing Roar is taken in most cases as you will want to reach and select Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames for every form of content.

While Oppressing Roar Icon Oppressing Roar is not very useful in raiding, it is your only way to reach Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames which is a must-have talent. In Mythic+, Roar has much more use so it is a no-brainer pathing selection for this emphasis.

Regardless of build, you will have a few talent points left over and you can spend them on whatever you want. Twin Guardian Icon Twin Guardian is a pretty strong shield but it requires you to actively press Rescue Icon Rescue. If you are in a situation where you can make absolute use out of Time Spiral Icon Time Spiral, then this can be a nice choice even if it is a pretty weak raid CD. Your most likely choice for any extra talent points though will be Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze and one of its choice nodes (Foci of Life Icon Foci of Life / Fire Within Icon Fire Within) as an extra defensive CD is always nice. In some cases you may not be able to take the choice node but the defensive by itself is still very useful.

3.

Spec Talents

While the Evoker class tree has many similarities, there are many differences in the Preservation spec tree. Once again visit either the Mythic+ or Raiding page to see specific trees for those forms of contents. Either way, we will still break down the talent choices below:

3.1.

Rows 1-4

Every ability at the start of the talent tree is extremely strong and regardless of what content you are doing, you will be selecting every talent in these rows.

3.2.

Rows 5-7

The middle of the tree is where you truly decide what type of build you will be focusing on and that is decided by your talent selections. The talents you will select regardless of build are:

Your last talent selections in this row will come down to your type of content. When you are raiding, you will opt to select Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly and Resonating Sphere Icon Resonating Sphere. If you are focusing on Mythic+, you will want to select Golden Hour Icon Golden Hour and Time Lord Icon Time Lord.

If you are playing with a Lifebind Icon Lifebind-focused build, you will want to skip the standard talent selections and instead opt for Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly, Resonating Sphere Icon Resonating Sphere, Golden Hour Icon Golden Hour, and Time Lord Icon Time Lord as these will help you amplify your Lifebind Icon Lifebind healing as much as possible.

Life-Giver's Flame Icon Life-Giver's Flame and Lifeforce Mender Icon Lifeforce Mender are both powerful options but can be difficult to fit into the talent budget for raiding. In Mythic+ you do have room for them and will often fill in talent points with these two options as you do not care for talent points in the next rows. The capstones are not as good for Mythic+ so you have extra talents to spend on Life-Giver's Flame and Lifeforce Mender.

3.3.

Rows 8-10

This final tree shares almost no similarities depending on the content. The two traits that will be shared between every playstyle is Power Nexus Icon Power Nexus and Font of Magic Icon Font of Magic.

Playing with a Mythic+ focus will see you branch off and select Energy Loop Icon Energy Loop for the damage increase, Time of Need Icon Time of Need to help in tough moments, and Stasis Icon Stasis, which is an exceptionally strong small-group healing cooldown.

Those with a Raiding focus will want to select Renewing Breath Icon Renewing Breath to increase the healing power of Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath as well Dream Flight Icon Dream Flight which is a fantastic raid CD. From there, you will talent into Grace Period Icon Grace Period only in order to reach Cycle of Life Icon Cycle of Life which works fantastically with your frequent casts of Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom.