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Mists of Pandaria Beta - World Maps
A couple of World Maps are already available in the game files.




Mists of Pandaria Beta - Character Creation Screen
The character creation screen has been updated with a brand new interface!



Mists of Pandaria Beta - New Glyphs
Mists of Pandaria revamps the glyph system/introduces a lot of new Glyphs, making them sometimes more interesting and introducing a couple of esthetical and fun variations to skills.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums)
  • Glyph of Anti-Magic Shell - Causes your Anti-Magic Shell to absorb all incoming magical damage, up to the absorption limit.
  • Glyph of Dancing Rune Weapon - Increases your threat generation by 100% while your Dancing Rune Weapon is active, but reduces the parry chance gained by 5%.
  • Glyph of Dark Simulacrum - Reduces the cooldown of Dark Simulacrum by (30000/-1000) and increases its duration by 4 sec.
  • Glyph of Death and Decay - Your Death and Decay also reduces the movement speed of enemies within its radius by 50%.
  • Glyph of Death Coil - Your Death Coil spell is now usable on all allies. When cast on a non-undead ally, Death Coil shrouds them with a protective barrier that absorbs up to ((0+0.495*AP)*1) damage.
  • Glyph of Death Grip - Increases the cooldown of Death Grip by 10 sec but stuns targets for 1 sec.
  • Glyph of Enduring Infection - Your diseases are undispellable, but their damage dealt is reduced by 30%.
  • Glyph of Icy Touch - Your Icy Touch dispels one helpful Magic effect from the target.
  • Glyph of Mind Freeze - Increases the interrupt duration of your Mind Freeze ability by 1 sec, but also raises its cost by 20 Runic Power.

Druid (Forums)
  • 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 Grace - Feline Grace reduces falling damage even while not in Cat Form.
  • 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.
  • Glyph of Mark of the Wild - Mana cost of your Mark of the Wild reduced by 90%.
  • 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%, but increases the cooldown by 2.0 min.
  • Glyph of Nature's Grasp - Reduces the cooldown of Nature's Grasp by (30000/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Prowl - Reduces the movement penalty of Prowl by 100%.
  • Glyph of Regrowth - Increases the critical strike chance of your Regrowth by 40%, but removes the periodic component of the spell.
  • Glyph of Shred - While Berserk or Tiger's Fury is active, Shred and Ravage have no positional requirement.
  • Glyph of Skull Bash - Increases the duration of your Skull Bash interrupt by 4 sec, but increases the cooldown by 10 sec.
  • Glyph of Stampede - You can now cast Stampeding Roar without being in Bear Form or Cat Form.
  • Glyph of Stampeding Roar - Increases the radius of Stampeding Roar by 30 yards.
  • Glyph of Stars - Your Moonkin Form ability is replaced with Astral Form, conferring all the same benefits, but now appearing as an astrally enhanced version of your normal humanoid form.
  • Glyph of Survival Instincts - Reduces the cooldown of Survival Instincts by (60000/-1000) sec, but reduces its duration by 50%.
  • Glyph of the Chameleon - Each time you shapeshift into Cat Form or Bear Form, your shapeshifted form will have a random hair color.
  • Glyph of the Orca - Your Aquatic Form now appears as an Orca.
  • Glyph of the Predator - Your Track Humanoids ability now also tracks beasts.
  • Glyph of the Stag - Your Travel Form now appears as a Stag and can be used as a mount by party members.

Hunter (Forums)
  • Glyph of Aimed Shot - If used while your Camouflage is active, your Aimed Shot ability also reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 6 sec.
  • Glyph of Animal Bond - While your pet is active, all healing done to you and your pet is increased by 10%.
  • Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah - Your Aspect of the Cheetah no longer causes you to be dazed when struck. Instead, the effect is cancelled and all your Aspects are placed on a 4 sec cooldown.
  • Glyph of Camouflage - Your Camouflage ability now provides stealth even while moving, but your movement speed while Camouflage is active is reduced by 50%.
  • Glyph of Chimera Shot - Increases the healing you receive from Chimera Shot by an additional 5% of your maximum health.
  • Glyph of Disengage - Increases the distance you travel when you Disengage.
  • Glyph of Endless Wrath - While Bestial Wrath is active, your pet cannot be killed, but can still be damaged.
  • Glyph of Explosive Trap - Your Explosive Trap also knocks enemies back from the trap when it explodes.
  • Glyph of Icy Solace - Your Freezing Trap also removes all damage over time effects from the target.
  • Glyph of Marked for Death - Your Arcane Shot, Chimera Shot, Kill Command, and Explosive Shot abilities automatically apply Hunter's Mark.
  • Glyph of Mend Pet - Gives your Mend Pet spell a chance of cleansing 1 Curse, Disease, Magic or Poison effect from your pet each tick.
  • Glyph of Steady Shot - Your Steady Shot now reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 6 sec if used on a target within 8 yards.
  • Glyph of Tame Beast - Reduces the time required to complete Tame Beast by (4000/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Tranquilizing Shot - Your Tranquilizing Shot no longer costs Focus, but has a 10 sec cooldown.

Mage (Forums)
  • Glyph of Arcane Explosion - Increases the radius of your Arcane Explosion by 5 yards.
  • Glyph of Arcane Power - Increases the duration and cooldown of Arcane Power by 100%.
  • Glyph of Armors - Reduces the cast time of your Frost Armor, Mage Armor, and Molten Armor spells by (1500/-1000) sec, and increases the defensive effect of each Armor by an additional 10%.
  • Glyph of Combustion - Increases the duration of the damage over time effect and the cooldown of Combustion by 100%.
  • Glyph of Cone of Cold - Increases the damage done by Cone of Cold by 200%.
  • Glyph of Counterspell - Your Counterspell can now be cast while casting or channeling other spells, but its cooldown is increased by 4 sec.
  • Glyph of Crittermorph - When cast on critters, your Polymorph spells now last 24 hrs and can be cast on multiple targets.
  • Glyph of Deep Freeze - Your Deep Freeze spell no longer has a global cooldown.
  • Glyph of Evocation - Your Evocation ability also causes you to regain 60% of your health over its duration. With the Invocation talent, this healing is reduced to 30% of your health. With the Rune of Power talent, you gain 1% of your health per second while standing in your Rune of Power.
  • Glyph of Fingers of Frost - Your Fingers of Frost can build up to 3 charges.
  • Glyph of Fire Blast - Your Fire Blast and Inferno Blast spells can now also spread Living Bomb.
  • Glyph of Frost Nova - Reduces the cooldown of Frost Nova by (5000/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Frostfire Bolt - Reduces the cast time of Frostfire Bolt by (500/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Ice Block - When Ice Block terminates, it triggers an instant free Frost Nova and makes you immune to all spells for .
  • Glyph of Ice Lance - Your Ice Lance now hits 1 additional target for 50% damage.
  • Glyph of Icy Veins - Reduces the cooldown and duration of Icy Veins by 50%.
  • Glyph of Loose Mana - Your Mana Gem now restores mana over 6 sec, rather than instantly.
  • Glyph of Mana Gem - Your Conjure Mana Gem spell now creates a Brilliant Mana Gem, which holds up to 10 charges.
  • Glyph of Remove Curse - Increases the damage you deal by 10% for 10 sec after you successfully remove a curse.
  • Glyph of Spellsteal - Spellsteal now also heals you for 10% of your maximum health when it successfully steals a spell.

Monk (Forums)

Paladin (Forums)

Priest (Forums)
  • Glyph of Circle of Healing - Your Circle of Healing spell heals 1 additional target, but its mana cost is increased by 35%.
  • Glyph of Dispel Magic - Your Dispel Magic spell also damages your target for 0 Holy damage when you successfully dispel a magical effect.
  • Glyph of Enfeeblement - When you critically hit with your Mind Blast, you cause the target to be unable to move for 4 sec.
  • Glyph of Flash of Light (???) - 40 yd range, Instant, Requires Spirit of Redemption, Can't be cast in Shadowform
  • Glyph of Fortitude - Reduces the mana cost of your Power Word: Fortitude spell by 90%.
  • Glyph of Holy Fire - Your Holy Fire spell is now instant.
  • Glyph of Inner Sanctum - Spell damage taken is reduced by 6% while within Inner Fire, and the movement speed bonus of your Inner Will is increased by 6%.
  • Glyph of Leap of Faith - Your Leap of Faith spell now also clears all movement impairing effects from your target.
  • Glyph of Lightwell - Increases the total amount of charges of your Lightwell by 2.
  • Glyph of Penance - Reduces the mana cost of Penance by 20%, but increases the cooldown by 2 sec.
  • Glyph of Renew - Your Renew heals for 33% more each time it heals, but its duration is reduced by (3000/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Spirit of Redemption - Increases the duration of Spirit of Redemption by 10 sec.

Rogue (Forums)
  • Glyph of Blade Flurry - Your attacks have a 30% higher chance of applying Non-Lethal poisons while Blade Flurry is active.
  • Glyph of Debilitation - Your Eviscerate and Envenom abilities also reduce the target's movement speed by 50% for 6 sec.
  • Glyph of Expose Armor - Your Expose Armor ability causes three applications of Weakened Armor.
  • Glyph of Feint - Increases the duration of Feint by 2 sec.
  • Glyph of Killing Spree - Your Killing Spree returns you to your starting location when the effect ends.
  • Glyph of Shadow Walk - Your Shadow Walk ability also increases your stealth detection while active.

Shaman (Forums)
  • Glyph of Capacitor Totem - Reduces the charging time of your Capacitor Totem by (2000/-1000) sec.
  • Glyph of Chaining (NYI) - Doubles the jump distance of your Chain Heal spell, but reduces its healing done by 15%.
  • Glyph of Cleansing Waters - When you dispel a harmful Magic or Curse effect from an ally, you also heal the target for 4% of your maximum health.
  • Glyph of Earth Shield - Your Earth Shield charges are no longer depleted when taking damage, but Earth Shield's duration is reduced to 45 sec.
  • Glyph of Feral Spirit - Increases the healing done by your Feral Spirits' Spirit Hunt by 40%.
  • Glyph of Fire Elemental Totem - Reduces the cooldown and duration of your Fire Elemental Totem by 40%.
  • Glyph of Flame Shock - Increases the duration of your Flame Shock by 25%, but reduces the initial damage dealt by 25%.
  • Glyph of Ghost Wolf - While in Ghost Wolf form, you are less hindered by effects that would reduce movement speed.
  • Glyph of Healing Storm - Each application of Maelstrom Weapon also increases your healing done by 20%.
  • Glyph of Healing Stream Totem - When your Healing Stream Totem heals an ally, it also reduces their Fire, Frost, and Nature damage taken by 10% for 6 sec.
  • Glyph of Lava Burst - Your Lava Burst spell will always be a critical strike regardless of the presence of Flame Shock on the target, but it deals 5% less damage.
  • Glyph of Lava Lash - Your Lava Lash ability no longer spreads Flame Shock to nearby targets.
  • Glyph of Riptide - Your Riptide no longer has a cooldown, but also no longer instantly heals the targeted ally.
  • Glyph of Spiritwalker's Grace - Increases the duration of your Spiritwalker's Grace by 5 sec.
  • Glyph of Telluric Currents - Reduces the damage dealt by your Lightning Bolt spell by 30%, but causes it to restore mana equal to 50% of damage dealt.
  • Glyph of Totemic Vigor - Increases the health of your totems by 10% of your maximum health.
  • Glyph of Unleashed Lightning - Your Lightning Bolt takes 5% longer to cast, but may be cast while moving.
  • Glyph of Water Shield - Increases the passive mana generation of your Water Shield by 10%, but Water Shield no longer activates when you receive damage.
  • Glyph of Wind Shear - Increases the school lockout duration of Wind Shear by 1 sec, but also increases the cooldown by 3 sec.
  • Glyph of Healing Storm - Each application of Maelstrom Weapon also increases your healing done by 20%.
  • Glyph of Totemic Encirclement - When you cast a totem spell, you also place unempowered totems for any elements that are not currently active. These totems have 5 health and produce no other effects.

Warlock (Forums)
  • Glyph of Burning Embers - Increases your maximum Burning Embers by 1.
  • Glyph of Carrion Swarm - Your Carrion Swarm no longer knocks targets back.
  • Glyph of Conflagrate - Reduces the movement speed reduction of Conflagrate to 100% and increases the duration by 100%.
  • Glyph of Curse of Exhaustion - Curse of Exhaustion now reduces the targets movement speed by ((30+40)*-1)%, lasts half as long and has a 20 second cooldown.
  • Glyph of Demon Hunting - Demonic Fury now reduces damage taken instead of increasing damage dealt. In addition, while using Metamorphosis, Soulshatter taunts your target, Twilight Ward will absorb all schools of damage and Demonic Slash is shorter range and generates fury.
  • Glyph of Demonic Training (Voidwalker) - Maximum health increased by 20%.
  • Glyph of Eye of Kilrogg - Your Eye of Kilrogg is no longer stealthed and can now place your Demonic Circle. In addition, the movement speed of your Eye of Kilrogg is increased by 50% and allows it to fly in areas where flying mounts are enabled.
  • Glyph of Felguard - Your Felguard will equip a random two-handed axe, sword or polearm from your backpack.
  • Glyph of Health Funnel - Your health funnel instantly restores 0% of your demon's health, but has a 10 sec. cooldown.
  • Glyph of Healthstone - You receive 100% more healing from using a healthstone, but the health is restored over 10 sec.
  • Glyph of Nightmares - Your Felsteed and Dreadsteed can cross water while running and leave a trail of flames.
  • Glyph of Shadowflame - Your Shadowflame also applies a 70% movement speed slow to its victims, but Metamorphosis no longer reduces the duration of Stuns or Snares.
  • Glyph of Soul Shards - Increases your maximum Soul Shards by 1.
  • Glyph of Unstable Affliction - When Unstable Affliction is removed, it instantly deals critical damage to both the target and the dispeller, but no longer silences.

Warrior (Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Mists of Pandaria Beta - Character Creation, World Maps, New Glyphs started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 133 Comments
  1. Crovyn's Avatar
    Please show us ASTRAL FORM! thanks
  1. Syraz's Avatar
    Has the world map been updated to show Pandaria?
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    Tonight we dine with PANDAS from a streaming beta I am watching... a whole lot earlier than I expected but realistically, how long could they just leave wow with deathwing
  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    Your Felguard will equip a random two-handed axe, sword or polearm from your backpack.Oh, great job Blizzard. Now we're gonna have Warlocks needing over Plate users because their pet needs a new shiny.Meanwhile, the others can only use Maces because that's all they can get. Paladins do not weep at all.
  1. MironSan's Avatar
    thank you for steaming, makes waiting for my invite go by a little faster.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Glyph of Righteous Retreat (NYI) - During Divine Shield, you can invoke your Hearthstone 50% faster. i cant stop laughtin bubble-hearth glyph
  1. palladiamors's Avatar
    Okay, the whole bubble-hearthing thing is more then a little old now. Let the old joke die, and stop beating a dead horse.
  1. mmoc79582ce235's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thessalor View Post
    Your Felguard will equip a random two-handed axe, sword or polearm from your backpack.Oh, great job Blizzard. Now we're gonna have Warlocks needing over Plate users because their pet needs a new shiny.Meanwhile, the others can only use Maces because that's all they can get. Paladins do not weep at all.
    I hope its just cosmetic like transmog.
  1. Vesci's Avatar
    IDK where the lock mount glyph that allows your class mounts to walk on water and leave a flaming trail, but it's cool
  1. Quackie's Avatar
    Let's see, Druids get some cosmetic changes and Mages get more damage buffs. Yep, GC is still in charge apparently.
  1. An1's Avatar
    Glyph of Health Funnel - Your health funnel instantly restores 0% of your demon's health, but has a 10 sec. cooldown.WOW that should help out a lot ....
  1. Zeshiro's Avatar
    um...I think so many of these glyphs are stupid...what the F are they doing?
  1. Kryn's Avatar
    Love that if you go with the Red Panda look for the female Pandaran you get a tail.
  1. Aideren's Avatar
    Glyph of Righteous Retreat is so win.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farora View Post
    One facetype for female pandas. Nice.
    It's the first day of the beta.

    They only have three of their five customization options available currently.

    Show some damn patience. My god.

    ---------- Post added 2012-03-23 at 03:33 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakario View Post
    Whats up with northshire getting it's own map? :>
    Scenarios.
  1. evilcast's Avatar
    Those glyphs are making frost mages look even more lol face roll than ever...I thought they were being nerfed for MoP lol
  1. Sean499's Avatar
    Mists of pandaria is a big change in the warcraft universe. This new asian aspect theme to it just feels amazing. Soundtrack, designs, environment, etc. Just wow...literally. I am freakin excited to see updates and gameplay. Woot woot!
  1. wandering star's Avatar
    The new creation screen looks fantastic. I know it's early on and that there are boxes missing, but I hope that we'll have the option to change facial features or at least muzzles on the Pandaren. The males look phenomenal as is, but the females are a whole other story. Their bodies are great, their animations are stellar, too. And, their faces are pretty decent. But, dat muzzle. What's up with that? If you google search "chipettes" and find a good pic of Chipettes from the new CGI Chipmunk movies, you'll see where the artists obviously got their inspiration from, for the female Pandaren's muzzle. It's so bad, lol. Why didn't they just use the same muzzle style for the female that they did for the male? Didn't they learn anything from the female Worgen debacle? They have this awesome looking male Worgen and then this hideous female version. I just hope we'll see actual muzzle options or facial feature options available with release. What do you guys think of the female muzzle, compared to the male's? I just got done checking out the forums on the wow site and realized I'm not alone in this. I saw that and had just got done seeing the new Chipmunk movie with my little niece and was like "whoah," because they were identical. So silly.
  1. wandering star's Avatar
    This is my first time posting here, so I apologize if I create a double reply. But, it doesn't seem like my first reply went through. I think the changes to the creation screen look amazing. And, the Pandaren look so incredible, too. I'm just wondering, do you think one of the missing option boxes will be for face or facial feature changes, including the muzzle? Because, I think the male Pandaren actually look perfect as is. But, while the female's animation is stellar, her body is great, and her face is pretty okay, dat muzzle is terrible. I just saw them for the first time tonight and as soon as I did, I knew where they got the inspiration from -- I just went to see the new Chipmunk movie with my niece and the female Pandaren muzzle looks exactly like the main chipette from the new movie. It's pretty silly, really. I have no clue why they didn't simply use the same muzzle for the female, that they did the male. Don't they want them to look similar? I hope that they'll give us muzzle options or facial feature options with release. What do you guys think? I just went on the wow site and realized I'm not alone in this, I guess some other people see it, too. Weird that they made another odd female face. You'd think after the female Worgen debacle, this wouldn't happen again.
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    I think this is how it went:
    Moron#1: "Hey, we just took all these really cool talents out of the talent trees...what do we do with them now?"
    Moron#2: "Hmm...how about we make them Glyphs instead?"
    Moron#1: "I like that idea, but we can only have a limited number of Glyphs, else players will complain about too many to choose from!"
    Moron#2: "Hmmm...ok, here's how it'll work. We'll scrap all of the useful Glyphs we currently have (Granted, that isn't all that many...) and we'll take all of those mostly useless talents, and turn them into worthless Glyphs!"
    Moron#1: "Sounds good! Make it happen!"
    Seriously, whose genius is behind the Glyphs? It's bad enough that, in Cata, most specs didn't have a full complement of Glyphs. Now, they took all of the old talents, and turned them into Glyphs, and got rid of what little we had to work with in the first damned place. Sounds to me like someone needs to be fired.

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