Devastation EvokervsFrost 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 10.2 • WoW Dragonflight •
- Devastation Evoker
- Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Devastation Evoker achieved 1.74% more AoE DPS than Frost Mage when there was no movement or lag.
- DPS less dependant on big cooldownsDevastation Evoker’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 6.21% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Frost Mages.
- Frost Mage
- Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Frost Mage achieved 3.27% more maximum boss DPS than Devastation Evoker when there was no movement or lag.
- Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Frost Mage achieved 20.76% more maximum boss DPS than Devastation Evoker when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
- Least affected by movement (single-target)Frost Mage’s single-target DPS was -58.79% less affected by increased movement compared to Devastation Evokers.
- Best gear scalingFrost Mage scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 0.65% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Devastation Evokers.
- Simplest GameplayFrost Mage has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
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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