Devastation Evokerdevastation iconvsfire iconFire Mage

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

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Fire Mages 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 10.1 WoW Dragonflight

  • Devastation Evokerdevastation icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Devastation Evoker achieved 0.67% more maximum boss DPS than Fire Mage when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best gear scalingDevastation Evoker scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 7.46% more from 422 ilvl to 446 compared to Fire Mages.
  • Simplest GameplayDevastation Evoker has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsDevastation Evoker’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 41.55% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Fire Mages.
  • fire iconFire Mage
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Fire Mage achieved 5.88% more AoE DPS than Devastation Evoker when there was no movement or lag.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Devastation Evoker and Fire Mages, 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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