Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Glyph Changes in Patch 4.1

Patch Changes

Patch 4.1 will be adding all new dungeons, pets, mounts, and all sorts of goodies, but there are a few changes within the Glyph system that a Scribe shouldn't overlook.  Some glyphs are being buffed, others are being changed, and yet again a new glyph is being added.  Be sure to stay ahead of the changes so you can save gold as well as profit off any of the new changes.  An informed scribe is a profitable scribe.  Many times its only the first day or two that you will have an opportunity to gouge the pricing on seemingly new glyphs that appear after a major patch.  Be sure to always read the patch notes so you won't end up with a list of glyphs you don't know yet, when you used to know them all.

Patch 4.1 Affected Glyphs

Glyph of Frost Armor - This is a new glyph being introduced into World of Warcraft with Patch 4.1.  It will allow Frost Armor to also regenerate mana.  It is a Major Glyph and will most likely be learned from either Northrend Research or from a Book of Glyph Mastery.  If it is the latter, then it would be a great time to unload some of the Books of Glyph Mastery as the demand spikes.  EDIT:  It's officially learned from Northrend Inscription Research.

Glyph Of Raise Ally - This glyph is being changed into the Glyph of Death Gate.  Raise Ally is being changed to be a battle rez.  Within the first few days you should be able to sell a few of the new Glyph of Death Gate.  Might be worth snagging a few of the Raise Ally Glyphs if you can find them for cheap.

Glyph of Rake - The Glyph of Rake will be gone and will be changed into Glyph of Pounce.  I'm assuming that Pounce will be a better seller than Rake.

Glyph of Mend Pet - The happiness and pet loyalty system is being completely removed from the game.  The Glyph of Mend Pet was an awesome seller and a must have for most specs of hunters.  Expect to see a spike in sales of Minor Hunter Glyphs as players will be replacing this glyph as the Glyph of Greater Proportion it changes to is pretty useless.  It will slightly increase the size of the Hunter's pet.

Glyph of Divine Accuracy - Is getting a buff as it will also effect Holy Fire as well.  I doubt this change will lead to more sales.

Glyph of Spell Reflect - Is also getting a buff as it will now lower the cooldown by 5 seconds instead of the current 1 second.  Might lead to a slight increase in use.

What will be the next Glyph of Mage Armor?

Remember the Glyph of Mage Armor fiasco?  It may be a good idea to have a few of the glyphs that are getting changed pre-crafted and ready to sell.  It could turn out that something goes wrong in the Patch 4.1 and leaves us without a way to craft a specific glyph.  It has happened before and some players were able to make a killing selling the Glyph that was bugged and unable to be crafted at all.  Hope this guide to the new Patch 4.1 Glyph changes was of some help for getting you thinking of planning ahead.


  1. I disagree on the Glyph of Greater Proportions.
    With Mend Pet gone, there is only one useful minor hunter glyph left, Glyph of Feign Death.
    The rest is very situational, so every hunter will want a bigger E-peen, err, E-Pet.

  2. @ Anon

    Again since it is replacing a previous must have glyphs, most all hunters probably already have it and will just get theirs converted and not be looking to buy the new Glyph of Greater Proportion since they were already glyphed for Mend Pet.

  3. So I guess the question is How many glyph of mend pet is too many to stockpile? Or is that just a stupid question?

  4. @Anon2

    Just have some pre-crafted just in case something gets borked. Can't really put a number on it, because if something does happen, then you won't have enough, but if it doesn't than you will have too many.

  5. @Cold
    Thanks for awesome tip, i'm the only one on my server selling the mage glyph i've sold 15 so far tonight @ 550 per

  6. @Cold.
    echoes Brian - Thanks! I searched everywhere for the Technique, then pulled my head out of my ass, and came here. One Research Later and I am happily making 500g per glyph.
    Also - I bought all the snowfall ink available.
    They can't undercut me without mats!

  7. `The hunter glyph is LESSER proportion, not greater, which in my view, both as a hunter and a scribe, makes this glyph even more usless than previously thought. I would have been delighted with a glyph to make my pets bigger, as it is all I feel is extremely disappointed.


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