Dragonflight brings a brand new hero class called Evoker, and while the game is still doesn’t available for all players, we already can look at some new features the class brings to us. in this guide, we’ll look at all we know about this novelty, Evoker specs, abilities, leveling, and other important moments.
Dragonflight Evoker Overview
Dracthyrs were created by the black Dragon Aspect Neltharion. Later he was known as Deathwing who caused those terrifying cataclysms all over Azeroth. His aim was to create the perfect soldier with the powers of all five major dragonflights. Evokers use their talents to defend dragonkind in obedience to the Earth-Warder. The journey will be long, and a few Dracthyrs will handle this path. But those who prevail to master their full potential shall be honored with the title of Evoker.
They use the power of the dragons to strike enemies down and keep allies up and going. Evoker is a mail-wearing Healer or RDPS. They can equip Daggers, Staves, Fist Weapons, One-Handed Swords, One-Handed Axes, and One-Handed Maces. They can also use off-hand items, but cannot dual wield.
This class is unique because there is only one race that can play it: the Dracthyr. Like Pandarens they can choose to join either the Alliance or the Horde faction. Also, Dracthyrs/Evokers can use the Dragon Riding mechanics without a dragon.
Dragonflight Evoker Spec Choice
This class has only two specializations like Demon Hunters do. Check out talent calculators for both specs below:
- Devastation – ranged DPS spec that is focused on overwhelming distanced attacks. Devastation Evokers possess a variety of spells including classic dragon breath combined with the power of Blue and Red dragons;
- Preservation – the combination of Green Dragonflight power along with the magic of the Bronze Dragonflight makes Evokers to be great healers.
Dragonflight Evoker Abilities
Evokers have access to the magic of all five Dragonflights, in a prismatic effect that the developers call a “coalescence”. Let’s check some of the most interesting Evoker abilities:
- Pyre (Devastation Talent), Red – cleave ability that deals damage to the target and nearby enemies;
- Disintegrate, Blue – DOT ability that slows the enemy down for 3 seconds;
- Emerald Blossom, Green – AOE healing up for 3 allies;
- Deep Breath, Black – AOE ability that burns every enemy on your way. Makes the caster to be immune to movement-impairing effects;
- Blessing of the Bronze, Bronze – reduces the cooldown of a major movement ability for all allies by 15% for 1 hour. Great utility buff for your party.
Players get talents and other abilities that will affect an entire color of spells. For example, the Charged Blast talent increases the damage of the next Pyre by 5% after using blue spells and stacks up to 8 times.
Another unique Evokers mechanic is Empowered Spells. First Evoker takes a deep inhaled breath and then lets out the breath with a special breath attack. The longer he inhales, the stronger the spell effect will be.
In Gameplay-Controls players will find two new options under Empowered Spell Input: Hold and Release, or Press and Tap variant. Play with both to see which one is the most convenient for you.
Charging the spell will make lines appear on the ground showing the spell’s path. You will have time during charge-up to run left and right adjusting a perfect shot. Note that moving forward or backward during the inhale being casted will interrupt the cast.
Dragonflight Evoker Leveling
Dracthyrs start their adventures at level 58 in the Dragon Isles. The starting zone will get us acquainted with the story of the Dracthyrs, the perfect warriors of Neltharion. The Dragon Isles lost much of its magic during the War of the Ancients but now it comes back and empowers Dracthyrs.
This new zone will ring a bell for those who have tried the other Hero classes like Death Knights or Demon Hunters. First, players start with a limited set of skills. The rest will be unlocked upon completing the storyline. The same goes with equipment as players will change their starting gear with Rare gear to be strong enough for handling adventures in Dragonflight zones.
Both Alliance and Horde Dracthyr’s leveling experience in Forbidden Reach is the same. Still, the last chapter will force players to choose between factions.
Evokers in Shadowlands
As Evokers will technically appear in Shadowlands during Dragonflight pre-patch, Blizzard has implemented some gameplay smoothing adjustings.
- Evokers will get Covenant ability given to all players of that Covenant, such as Door of Shadows for the Venthyr. Boon of the Covenants will be given at every covenant as a primary ability;
- Evokers get a small number of Conduits that are not class-specific. Check out the list of conduits below for more information.
|Endurance||Primal Fortitude||Increase maximum health.|
|Endurance||Circle of Life||Increase leech.|
|Endurance||Condensed Anima Sphere||When you take damage, increase the percentage of your maximum health.|
|Endurance||Inherent Resistance||Reduce magic damage taken.|
|Finesse||Graceful Stride||Increase movement speed.|
|Finesse||Legacy of Coldarra||Increase the duration of Permeating Chill.|
|Finesse||Natural Weapons||Reduce the cooldown of Wing Buffet and Tail Swipe by 6 seconds.|
|Potency||Grandiose Boon||Boon of the Covenants passively increases damage and healing by an additional percentage.|
|Potency||Bronze Acceleration||Increase haste.|
|Potency||Intense Awakening||Increase mastery.|
|Potency||Spark of Savagery||Increase critical strike.|
Evoker Torghast Anima Powers
Don’t worry as you will be able to run Torghast! Great news… huh? Anyway…
- Azure Affinity, Azure Affinity x2, Azure Affinity x3 – Blue spells deal 6%/12%/18% more damage and healing;
- Bronze Affinity, Bronze Affinity x2, Bronze Affinity x3 – Bronze spells deal 6%/12%/18% more damage and healing;
- Emerald Affinity, Emerald Affinity x2, Emerald Affinity x3 – Green spells deal 6%/12%/18% more damage and healing;
- Obsidian Affinity, Obsidian Affinity x2, Obsidian Affinity x3 – Black spells deal 8%/16%/24% more damage and healing;
- Ruby Affinity, Ruby Affinity x2, Ruby Affinity x3 – Red spells deal 4%/8%/12% more damage and healing.
Common Anima Powers:
- Humming Geode – Essence abilities grant you 10% increased damaging and healing for that color for 8 seconds. Stacks 3 times;
- Lichdragon’s Cursemark – Defeating an enemy grants 1 essence and 6% mana.
Uncommon Anima Powers:
- Enlivened Soot – Living Flame increases your haste by 3% for 15 seconds, stacking up to 3 times;
- Hearty Sustenance – Essence recharges 30% faster;
- Legacy of Knowledge – the cooldowns of Blue and Bronze spells are reduced by 10%;
- Legacy of Power – the cooldowns of Black spells are reduced by 10%;
- Legacy of Wisdom – the cooldowns of Red and Green spells are reduced by 10%;
- Talon-Raked Aegis – reduces the cooldown of Wing Buffet and Tail Swipe by 30 sec;
- Worn Adamantine Scale – Soul Remnant’s Blessing increases the duration of Obsidian Scales by 20% per application.
Rare Anima Powers:
- Colossal Fang – Fire Breath’s damage over time effect also silences enemies;
- Energized Membrane – Hover lasts 10 seconds longer;
- Poisonous Spores – Emerald Blossom damages enemies within its radius for 100% of its healing amount;
- Pulsating Eggshell – gain the Essence Burst effect every 20 seconds;
- Roar in a Bottle – empower spells to grant you 5% versatility per empower level for 10 sec;
- Searing Coals – disintegrate casts 1 Pyre at your target over its duration;
- Vicious Whelpling – gain a whelpling companion that deals 100 damage each time you cast an Evoker spell.
Epic Anima Powers:
- Antique Oathstone – your Essence spells deal 50% more damage and healing;
- Igneous Crucible – Deep Breath causes enemies to take 50% increased damage from all sources for 20 sec;
- Sands of Time – hover accelerates time by 50% for 10 sec;
- Spectral Sproutling – Emerald Blossom now grows a bulb at all of your allies’ locations, or a second blub on yourself if you’re not in a party.
Right now, it’s all we have to tell you about the Evoker class. But in the future guide will be refreshed. So visit us again, and don’t forget to give us feedback if you like this article.