MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Glyphs, Heroic SFK and Deadmines
Cataclysm - Glyph Interface Preview
The new interface for Glyphs is finally available and it comes with a couple of very interesting improvements.

  • The biggest change, Glyphs are no longer a consumable item. You learn them and can swap them at any time after that, without having to buy them again.
  • Prime Glyphs slots have been added
  • All Glyphs are now listed, including the one you didn't learn yet.
  • You can search for Glyphs, and filter them.

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Blue Text - Cataclysm Glyphs
Grey Text - Old Glyphs (Wrath of the Lich King)

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Mana Shield *New* - Reduces the cooldown of your Mana Shield by 2 sec.
  • Conjuring *New* - Reduces the mana cost of your Conjuring spells by 50%.
  • Monkey *New* - Your Polymorph spell turns the target into a monkey instead of a sheep.
  • Pyroblast *New* - Increases the critical strike chance of your Pyroblast spell by 5%.
  • Cone of Cold *New* - Increases the damage of your Cone of Cold spell by 25%.
  • Dragon's Breath *New* - Reduces the cooldown of your Dragon's Breath by 3 sec.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Backstab - Your Backstab critical strikes grant you 5 energy. (Your Backstab increases the duration of your Rupture effect on the target by 2 sec, up to a maximum of 6 additional sec.)
  • Blade Flurry - Reduces the penalty to energy generation while Blade Flurry is active by 50%. (Reduces the energy cost of Blade Flurry by 100%.)
  • Fan of Knives - Increases the radius of your Fan of Knives ability by 50%. (Increases the damage done by Fan of Knives by 20%.)
  • Garrote - Increases the duration of your Garrote ability's silence effect by 2 sec. (Reduces the duration of your Garrote ability by 3 sec and increases the total damage it deals by 20%.)
  • Revealing Strike *New* - Increases Revealing Strike's bonus effectiveness to your finishing moves by an additional 10%.
  • Gouge - Your Gouge ability no longer requires that the target be facing you. (Reduces the energy cost of Gouge by 15.)
  • Hemorrhage - Your Hemorrhage ability also causes the target to bleed, dealing 40% of the direct strike's damage over 24 sec. (Increases the damage bonus against targets afflicted by Hemorrhage by 40%.)
  • Killing Spree - Increases the bonus to your damage while Killing Spree is active by an additional 10%. (Reduces the cooldown on Killing Spree by 45 sec.)
  • Preparation - Your Preparation ability also instantly resets the cooldown of Kick, Dismantle, and Smoke Bomb. (No longer affects Blade Flurry, but affects Smoke Bomb)
  • Sap - Increases the duration of Sap against non-player targets by 80 sec. (Increases the duration of Sap by 20 sec.)
  • Sinister Strike - Your Sinister Strikes have a 20% chance to add an additional combo point. (50% proc from critical strikes only)
  • Tricks of the Trade - Removes the energy cost of your Tricks of the Trade ability. (The bonus damage and threat redirection granted by your Tricks of the Trade ability lasts an additional 4 sec.)
  • Vanish - Increases the duration of your Vanish effect by 2 sec. (Increases your movement speed by 30% while the Vanish effect is active.)
  • Vendetta *New* - Increases the duration of your Vendetta ability by 20%.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Chain Heal - Increases healing done by your Chain Heal spell to targets beyond the first by 15%, but decreases the amount received by the initial target by 10%. (Your Chain Heal heals 1 additional target.)
  • Earthliving Weapon - Increases the effectiveness of your Earthliving weapon's periodic healing by 20%. (Increases the chance for your Earthliving weapon to trigger by 5%.)
  • Elemental Mastery - While your Elemental Mastery ability is active, you take 20% less damage from all sources. (Reduces the cooldown of your Elemental Mastery ability by 30 sec.)
  • Fire Nova - Increases the radius of your Fire Nova spell by 5 yards. (Reduces the cooldown of your Fire Nova spell by 3 seconds.)
  • Ghost Wolf - Your Ghost Wolf form grants an additional 10% movement speed.
  • Healing Stream Totem - Your Healing Stream Totem also increases the Fire, Frost, and Nature resistance of party and raid members within 30 yards by 150. (Your Healing Stream Totem heals for an additional 20%.)
  • Hex - Reduces the cooldown of your Hex spell by 15 sec. (Increases the damage your Hex target can take before the Hex effect is removed by 20%.)
  • Lava Burst - Your Lava Burst spell deals 10% more damage. (Your Lava Burst spell gains an additional 10% of your spellpower.)
  • Totemic Recall *New* - Causes your Totemic Recall ability to return an additional 50% of the mana cost of any recalled totems.
  • Lightning Shield - Your Lightning Shield can no longer drop below 3 charges from dealing damage to attackers.
  • Grounding Totem *New* - When your Grounding Totem absorbs a spell, it attempts to reflect that spell on its caster, but the cooldown of your Grounding Totem is increased by 45 sec.
  • Arctic Wolf *New* - Alters the appearance of your Ghost Wolf transformation, causing it to resemble an arctic wolf.
  • Shamanistic Rage *New* - Activating your Shamanistic Rage ability also cleanses you of all dispellable Magic debuffs.
  • Water Shield - Increases the passive mana regeneration of your Water Shield spell by 50%. (Up from 30%)

Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Bloodthirst *New* - Increases the damage of Bloodthirst by 10%. (The old Glyph of Bloodthirst is still there, and renamed to Bloody Healing)
  • Heroic Throw *New* - Your Heroic Throw applies a stack of Sunder Armor.
  • Overpower - Increases the damage of Overpower by 10%. (Adds a 100% chance to enable your Overpower when your attacks are parried.)
  • Slam *New* - Increases the critical strike chance of Slam by 5%.
  • Shield Slam - Increases the damage of your Shield Slam by 10%. (Increases your block value by 20% for 10 sec after using your Shield Slam ability.)
  • Raging Blow *New* - Reduces the cooldown of Raging Blow by 1.5 sec.
And because I know that shamans will ask.



Heroic Shadowfang Keep and Heroic Deadmines released with Cataclysm
Blizzard changed its mind about Heroic SFK and Deadmines, they will be shipped with Cataclysm.
Originally Posted by Valnoth (Blue Tracker)
Heroic Shadowfang Keep and Heroic Deadmines WILL be released with Cataclysm. You will not have to wait for a later patch.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Glyphs, Heroic SFK and Deadmines started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 147 Comments
  1. quiz's Avatar
    I like the glyph interface, to bad they removed the unlock part of it .
  1. mercutiouk's Avatar
    I'm kinda glad they added a couple more 5 mans to the release (even if they are just re-hashes). It was looking a bit thin on the ground otherwise for 5 man content at release.

    As it is i'd kinda like them to keep rolling forward with a new 5 man in each content patch. The last few months i've been kept playing levelling alts and the 4 instances with epic gear are kinda nice.

    It's a decent way of telling bits of the lore too which is kinda cool.
  1. bloodykiller86's Avatar
    love the new layout but like alot of ppl said add that lil warrior guy to the new mmo-champion logo and it would be perfect! =D
  1. TubbiestPack HD's Avatar
    Cake anyone?
  1. Peta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzinjoe View Post
    The same way you have during the entire expansion. Vellum, Darkmoon decks, starter epics and the occasional glyph. Glyphs are a scribe's lowest income. I have no idea what you're all whining about.
    Are you even a scribe? or haven't you been playing since the start of WOTLK or it's your server... But what you are saying isn't correct.
    Vellum: Is a some income but really not that much.
    Darkmoon: WTF, These stopped selling when ToC 5 came out.
    Starter Epics: again WTF > ToC 5 man
    Minor glyphs: Good source of income.

    In addition of making off-hands we will be able to make relics and librams etc. But we should also be able to make trinkets and in addition to that we should get boss drops to keep up with the competition with the standard stuff that drops. The whole ToC 5 man incident is black page in our books.
  1. bbr's Avatar
    The biggest change, Glyphs are no longer a consumable item. You learn them and can swap them at any time after that, without having to buy them again.
    As a non scribe, I love it.

    I reckon scribes in general won't be pleased by this though.
  1. Buzzinjoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Peta View Post
    Are you even a scribe? or haven't you been playing since the start of WOTLK or it's your server... But what you are saying isn't correct.
    Vellum: Is a some income but really not that much.
    Darkmoon: WTF, These stopped selling when ToC 5 came out.
    Starter Epics: again WTF > ToC 5 man
    Minor glyphs: Good source of income.

    In addition of making off-hands we will be able to make relics and librams etc. But we should also be able to make trinkets and in addition to that we should get boss drops to keep up with the competition with the standard stuff that drops. The whole ToC 5 man incident is black page in our books.
    Wow you're looking at the profession now, at the end of the expansion. I looked at it as a whole. Every profession offers a burst of income at the start of every expansion. And guess what. Inscription offers the biggest burst of income. The amount of money you could make off of starter epics and darkmoon cards more than made up for any disadvantage you might have had towards later stages of the expansion.

    And yes I have a scribe as well as every other profession. I sell vellums like a mad man. Excellent way to make money.

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-06 at 04:11 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Linksil View Post
    Maybe it's different on your server... but on all 3 of the ones I've been on.
    Vellum sales: none or not even worth the cost vs herbs.
    Darkmoon Decks: Were okay for a bit, but the only people that buy them for the last year have been people working on insane. Also the randomness of the cards made profit way too low.
    Epics: Well free epics and badges removed this totally. Wasn't even worth it to DE it before either unless needed that one last shard for enchanting.
    Glyph: This is were the money was/is. Yes you have to log in every hour or so and check for undercuts (usally 3-4 different people on each server do this) But you make a lot more then any other source of income. I only posted twice yesterday and I made 1k. 1k in like 10 mins of work.

    JC is kinda the same way, the more you watch it, the more you'll make... but it's def making more money vs my inscription.
    I sell vellums like crazy on my server. Guess it is different. And you talk about cost vs. profit. I never ran into that issue since I have a herbalist and never spent anything on mats.

    If you want to compare profit though on my server for instance Scribes have it the best. Herbs are dirt cheap on the ah whereas JC have it hardest since cut gems almost exclusively sell for less than uncut gems. So buying raw mats isn't even an option for them.

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