Devastation Evokerdevastation iconvselemental iconElemental Shaman

Debating whether to play a Elemental Shaman or Devastation Evoker? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Elemental Shamans and Devastation Evokers using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.0.2 WoW Dragonflight

  • Devastation Evokerdevastation icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Devastation Evoker achieved 37.84% more maximum boss DPS than Elemental Shaman when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Devastation Evoker achieved 20% more AoE DPS than Elemental Shaman when there was no movement or lag.
  • Simplest GameplayDevastation Evoker has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • elemental iconElemental Shaman
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsElemental Shaman’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 59.72% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Devastation Evokers.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Devastation Evoker and Elemental Shamans, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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