Mar 222012

So, I was totally wrong about the timing of the beta…it’s out now. No access for me, sadly (though I do have the client DL’ed) but MMOC has put up a database, which I’ll be mining in the next few days for infos.

(Remember, totally datamined from an early beta and I’m half asleep, so recommend saving rage; go look things up on MMOC yourself. I’ll be looking at tooltips for abilities and things later.)

New Glyphs:

Glyph of Amberskin Protection
Reduces the chance you’ll be critically hit by 25% while Barkskin is active.

Glyph of Cat Form
Increases healing done to you by 20% while in Cat Form.

Glyph of Claw
Your Claw and Mangle (Cat) attacks reduce the movement speed of the target by 50% for 12 sec.

Glyph of Cyclone
Increases the range of your Cyclone spell by 4 yards.

Glyph of Fae Silence
Faerie Fire used in Bear Form also silences the target for 3 sec, but triggers a 15 sec cooldown.

Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration
While Frenzied Regeneration is active healing effects on you are 40% more powerful, but causes your Frenzied Regeneration to cost 60 Rage initially and no longer convert rage into health.

Glyph of Healing Touch
When you cast Healing Touch, the cooldown on your Swiftmend is reduced by 1 sec.

Glyph of Lifebloom
While not in Tree of Life Form, casting Lifebloom on a new target grants that target as many applications as the old target had. (Ed: WOOT!)

Glyph of Master Shapeshifter
Reduces the mana cost of all shapeshifts by 90%

Glyph of Might of Ursoc
Increases the health gain from Might of Ursoc by 20% (from 30% to 50%), but increases the cooldown by 2 min (from 3 min to 5 min).

Glyph of Prowl
Reduces the movement penalty of Prowl by 100%.

Glyph of Rejuvenation
While Rejuvenation is active on three or more targets, the cast time of your Nourish is reduced.

Glyph of Shred (old): baked into Rip

Glyph of Shred (new)
While Berserk or Tiger’s Fury is active, Shred and Ravage have no positional requirement.

Glyph of Stampeding Roar
Increases the radius of Stampeding Roar by 30 yards.

Glyph of Survival Instincts
Reduces the cooldown of Survival Instincts by 60 sec, but reduces its duration by 50%.

Blood in the Water: baked into Ferocious Bite

  7 Responses to “New Druid glyphs in the Mists beta”

  1. The Shred and Lifebloom ones are really interresting.
    I’m not sure what I think about the FR one yet, the rage cost seems a bit high.

  2. Oh dear, this basically made me go from hating most of the changes made to Druids to loving them. The Shred glyph will be great for those times that you hit Tiger’s Fury and the tank randomly spins the boss, or when you hit Berserk and try to switch targets rapidly. Prowl is also extremely nice for solo’ing content (I don’t PvP at all, so I won’t mention the effects on that). Lastly, the healing glyphs seem excellent.

  3. I don’t see a huge benifit with the Shred glyph for PVE. It seems more like a PVP glyph then anything.

    In PVE if you are in an encounter and for what ever reason you find yourself not behind the boss, you just get back behind the boss. Even if you had the glyph you still lose that first shred. Any shred you continue to try and use in front of the boss is subject to being parried, so it’s just not good pratice to make use of the glyph in PVE.

    In PVP though this glyph has a lot of power. For the longest time the best way to help reduce the damage done by a feral who popped cooldowns was put your back to the wall. Not very interesting game play there but it worked, or hurt depending on which side of the fight you were. This glyph will prevent that kinda cheezing.

    Overall I am very pleased by a lot of the new glyphs for Guardian. They seem to offer a lot of flexablity and will cause us to be swapping glyphs out often to fit the situation. A shorter cooldown but less duration for SI would have been amazing for H Madness for soaking impales. I reserve judgment for the FR glyph until we see what Rage generation is like. However if the situation requires huge healing, it’s not to hard to save up a bit if you know it’s coming.

  4. Where did you download the client? I didn’t get in too, but want to pre-download the client so I’m ready once I get my invite. :D

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