Archive for August, 2008

New Fluffy Priest Glyph (and Other Inscription Changes)
August 29, 2008

The latest WotLK beta build gives us a few more inscription changes.  We are still short a small handful of glyphs, so we will be seeing more soon, and as always, these are not guaranteed to be final.

Of the new glyphs we are given in this build, the clear winner is:
Glyph of Levitate: Your Levitate spell no longer requires a reagent.

It’s about time we got our completely-useless-fluffy-cosmetic-glyph.  It serves no purpose save for letting us look cool.  It will likely be a lesser glyph, so don’t worry about it taking the place of something actually useful.

Levitate anytime!  Free up a bag slot!  This glyph is so full of win.

Other changes and additions:

  • Glyph of Fading – Reduce the mana cost of your Fade spell by 50%.
    I suppose the aim is to use this in shadow PvP, but this was never a costly spell to begin with. Plus, there are better glyphs out there for PvP.
  • Glyph of Shackle Undead - Increases the range of your Shackle Undead spell by 5 yards.
    The range was never the issue on this spell.  Spell hit was, especially for healers.  Why can’t this just increase the hit on the spell?
  • Glyph of Fortitude – Reduce the mana cost of your Power Word: Fortitude and Prayer of Fortitude spells by 5%.
    We’re typically casting this out of combat, so mana isn’t really a problem…
  • Glyph of Shadow Protection – Increases the duration of your Shadow Protection and Prayer of Shadow Protection spells by 10 min.
    Not significantly useful… There are not any encounter that last longer than the buff.

The full list of priest glyphs/inscriptions released so far can be found here.