Devastation Evokerdevastation iconvsfrost iconFrost Mage

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

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Frost 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 AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Devastation Evoker achieved 30.72% more AoE DPS than Frost Mage when there was no movement or lag.
  • frost iconFrost Mage
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Frost Mage achieved 1.88% more maximum boss DPS than Devastation Evoker when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best gear scalingFrost Mage scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 1.79% more from 422 ilvl to 446 compared to Devastation Evokers.
  • Simplest GameplayFrost Mage has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsFrost Mage’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 21% 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 Frost 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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