Scribes are wondering what is going to happen to glyphs in Cataclysm? Well a lot more information has been released and there is a lot to report.
Glyphs Become Permanently Learned
Back on June 14th I reported that blizz was considering making glyphs “learned” thus making them permanent and never had to be purchased again by a character. A few people in the comments said this probably wouldn’t happen but it looks like this change is going to go through since it’s all over the beta.
What does this mean? Some bloggers have suggested it’s not that big of a deal and it’s an opportunity in disguise as it’ll drive competition away, I have the opposite feeling and truly believe that sales are going to drop drastically. Sure in the first few weeks of cataclysm there will be huge demand for glyphs but once everyone’s main has learned every glyph there is in the game, what market are we going after then?
I would also suggest that currently the large portion of our sales are from raiders who swap out glyphs for certain encounters and need to keep purchasing them from the AH, these types of sales won’t happen anymore.
This could be a new avenue of revenue as players will most likely buy these in stacks of 20 and keep them in their inventory, what is means for a scribe though is the maximum price you could hope to sell these for is 9g99s and will likely be crafted by every scribe so it depends on the price we can get our blackfallow inks at.
RIP hundreds of glyph sales a day, I’d say I’ll miss you but I will admit the time sink of inscription isn’t to my liking.
Prime, Major and Minor Glyphs
A new category of glyphs will be added – Prime Glyphs. Prime glyphs will be the most important major glyphs we use currently or new glyphs that have a profound impact on your skills. Major glyphs will be the same as current minus some of the more powerful ones in the category. As always the minor glyphs will be more for convenience or flavor for the class.
Glyphs Now Require 3 Inks
At the start of WOTLK some glyphs required 2 inks while others only required 1, inscription was simplified later on so that all glyphs only required 1 ink. Taking a look now at wowheads cayaclysm database you can see all prime, major and minor glyphs now require 3 inks each.
That essentially triples the price of glyphs so it’d be wise to stock up on all glyphs aren’t becoming charred.
Current tooltip text of charred glyphs:
“While it appears this glyph was burned horribly and no longer contains any magic, a vendor might not know the difference…”
Blizzard is making changes to a lot of glyphs, they have stated that previously glyphs were too powerful and will be nerfed a bit. Some glyphs will change to other ones once Cataclysm arrives and others will be turned into grey items which will essentially be vendor trash
Here’s a complete list of all the glyphs that will become charred and pretty much worthless, be sure to sell these off on the AH before Cataclysm arrives and don’t stock up on them. Keep in mind these will sell for 50s each at the vendor, I’d say you could buy glyphs that others are selling for less than 50s on the AH before Cataclysm but the profit margin is too low you’d rather have the bag space free.
I found this list at http://db.mmo-champion.com/search/all/charred_glyph/ you have to click on each charred glyph though and then “created by” to see the glyph name. 13 in total.
Glyph of Siphon Life
Glyph of Volley
Glyph of Icebound Fortitude
Here’s a list of glyphs that are going to change from the existing glyph to a totally different glyph. Credit goes out to JenniferAngel on the JMTC forum for putting the hard work into creating this list.
Glyph of Avenger’s Shield (41101) -> Glyph of Focused Shield
Glyph of Avenging Wrath (41107) -> Glyph of the Ascetic Crusader
Glyph of Blessing of Wisdom (43366) -> Glyph of Insight
Glyph of Blocking (43425) -> Glyph of Shield Slam
Glyph of Blood Strike (43826) -> Glyph of Blood Boil
Glyph of Bloodthirst (43412) -> Glyph of Bloody Healing
Glyph of Charge (43397) -> Glyph of Long Charge
Glyph of Corpse Explosion (43671) -> Glyph of Path of Frost
Glyph of Dark Death (45804) -> Glyph of Death Coil (DK)
Glyph of Divine Storm (45743) -> Glyph of Templar’s Verdict
Glyph of Enraged Regeneration (45794) -> Glyph of Intimidating Shout
Glyph of Execution (43416) -> Glyph of Bloodthirst
Glyph of Eternal Water (50045) -> Glyph of Mana Shield
Glyph of Flash of Light (41105) -> Glyph of Word of Glory
Glyph of Frost Armor (43359) -> Glyph of Conjuring
Glyph of Frost Ward (43360) -> Glyph of the Monkey
Glyph of Ghostly Strike (42965) -> Glyph of Revealing Strike
Glyph of Holy Light (41106) -> Glyph of Divine Favor
Glyph of Hunger for Blood (45761) -> Glyph of Vendetta
Glyph of Ice Armor (42743) -> Glyph of Pyroblast
Glyph of Lava (41524) -> Glyph of Lava Burst
Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave (41535) -> Glyph of Totemic Recall
Glyph of Living Bomb (45737) -> Glyph of Slow
Glyph of Mana Tide Totem (41538) -> Glyph of Grounding Totem
Glyph of Mocking Blow (43398) -> Glyph of Demoralizing Shout
Glyph of Pestilence (43672) -> Glyph of Resilient Grip
Glyph of Plague Strike (43548) -> Glyph of Pestilence
Glyph of Remove Curse (42753) -> Glyph of Cone of Cold
Glyph of Rending (43423) -> Glyph of Slam
Glyph of Righteous Defense (41100) -> Glyph of Righteousness
Glyph of Seal of Command (41094) -> Glyph of Rebuke
Glyph of Seal of Light (41110) -> Glyph of Seal of Insight
Glyph of Seal of Righteousness (43868) -> Glyph of Dazing Shield
Glyph of Seal of Vengeance (43869) -> Glyph of Seal of Truth
Glyph of Seal of Wisdom (41109) -> Glyph of Light of Dawn
Glyph of Shield of Righteousness (45744) -> Glyph of Shield of the Righteous
Glyph of Spiritual Attunement (41096) -> Glyph of Divine Protection
Glyph of the Ghoul (43549) -> Glyph of Raise Dead
Glyph of the Wise (43369) -> Glyph of Justice
Glyph of Totem of Wrath (45776) -> Glyph of Shamanistic Rage
Glyph of Unbreakable Armor (43553) -> Glyph of Pillar of Frost
Glyph of Vigilance (45793) -> Glyph of Furious Sundering
Glyph of Vanish (43380) -> Glyph of Poisons
Glyph of Vigor (42971) -> Glyph of Kick
Glyph of Water Elemental (42754) -> Glyph of Dragon’s Breath
Glyph of Water Mastery (41541) -> Glyph of Water Shield
Glyph of Water Shield (43386) -> Glyph of the Arctic Wolf
Glyph of Whirlwind (43432) -> Glyph of Raging Blow