Minor Glyphs from Mists of Pandaria

27 Mar

Once again I have scoured the blogs and information sites so you don’t have to. Why, you ask? Because I was dying to know about the silly new minor glyphs and no one has put together a list of them by themselves. So, I did it and provided images and video where I could.

I’m so interested in the minor glyphs because I feel this is a return to being able to customize our characters in new and interesting ways. When in combat, you’re not looking at the armor, but the spell effects and finally there’s a way to show off your own character. I am so making a macro to let everyone know how pleased I am at being able to bubble hearth again.

As of the blog posts this morning, this is everything I’ve found. The only one I couldn’t find was mentioned by Blizz at the press event where Mages would be teleported to the Old Dalaran crater and dropped out of the sky far, far above the ground. Sorry mages, apparently that’s not in the bata yet. Blizzard owes apologizes to Rogues, Priests and Deathknights as I couldn’t find a single interesting minor glyph for those classes. Those bastards.


With a lack of much to go on, there’s not much to say. except you will now be able to alter the landscapes of Stormwind and Orgrimmar for a significant amount of time. Bully for you! Oh, and you can make your own tables.

Glyph of Crittermorph: When cast on critters, your Polymorph spells now last 24 hours and can be cast on multiple targets.

Glyph of Ritual of Refreshment: Your Ritual of Refreshment spell no longer requires the assistance of other raid members to complete.


No longer is it solely the Deathknights and Shamans who get to walk on water, Warlocks join their ranks with a trail of fire! (or not as there’s no animation for this yet) Everything is now a Warlock weapon, and Shadow Bolt looks fucking badass. If you’re a warlock not using the Shadow Bolt Glyph, don’t talk to me.

Glyph of Felguard: Your Felguard will equip a random two-handed axe, sword or polearm from your backpack.

Glyph of Nightmares: Your Felsteed and Dreadsteed can cross water while running and leave a trail of flames.

Glyph of Shadow Bolt: Splits your Shadow Bolt into three smaller attacks.


Paladin’s got some serious love. Growing larger, summoning fire from the heavens, switching animations around, gaining a slow fall and being able to once more bubble hearth the fuck out of any bad situation, Blizzard seemed to know what I wanted to see.

Glyph of Fire From the Heavens: Your Judgment and Hammer of Wrath criticals call down fire from the sky.

Glyph of Seal of Blood: Your Seal of Truth now uses the Seal of Blood visual.

Glyph of Bladed Judgment: Your Judgment spell depicts an axe or sword instead of a hammer, if you have an axe or sword equipped.

Glyph of Righteous Retreat: During Divine Shield, you can invoke your Hearthstone 50% faster.

Glyph of the Falling Avenger: You slow fall during Avenging Wrath.

Glyph of the Luminous Charger: Your paladin class mounts glow with Holy Light

Glyph of the Mounted King: Mounting a paladin mount automatically casts Blessing of Kings on you.

Glyph of Winged Vengeance: You grow larger during Avening Wrath.


Warriors, you’ve been given a myriad of options about how to show people you are beating the shit out of them. Send in some birds to rip off their faces? On it. Bloodier critical strikes? Got that too. Get so angry you catch on fire? Wait…when did you become shamans?

Glyph of Gushing Wound: Your Bloodthirst critical strikes are even bloodier than normal.

Glyph of Burning Anger: You get so angry when Enraged that you catch on fire.

Glyph of Murder of Crows: Your Execute critical strikes summon a flock of carrion birds.

Glyph of Bloodcurling Shout: Your Battle Shout and Commanding Shout terrify small animals.

Glyph of Thunder Strike: Your Thunder Clap visual includes a lightning strike.

Thunderclap Glyph


I could only find one, but I love it. Fuck you hunters and your over sized pets. If I ever raid lead again, I’m requiring this glyph.

Glyph of Lesser Proportion: Slightly reduces the size of your pet.


Given almost as much love as paladins, several cries from the druid community were heard by Blizzard when they made these minor glyphs. The aquatic form and travel form are updated (if you want them to be), you can now see all the animal fur colors without changing your hair style, if you want to see your gear as a Boomchicken you aren’t stuck in the form all the time (bears and kitties, you’re still SOL). The only thing that I can see Druid’s still being upset about is they weren’t given a new Moonkin form. Grats guys!

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 Treant: Allows you to shapeshift into Treant Form. The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement slowing effects.

Glyph of the Treant

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 the Stars

Glyph of the Orca: Your Aquatic Form now appears as an Orca.

Glyph of the Orca

Glyph of the Stag: Your Travel Form now appears as a Stag and can be used as a mount by party members.

Glyph of the Stag

Thanks for everyone in Beta for taking these screen shots and videos and releasing this information. Where would we be without you? Huh, Blizzard? Where would we be? Give me new content in game, damn it!

One Response to “Minor Glyphs from Mists of Pandaria”

  1. Ursanis March 29, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    This news makes me very, very happy!

    I’ve been saying for a long time (and have made more than a few forum posts) that Travel Form would work much better if it were a stag/doe/antelope – having two cat-forms was a bit of a copout, as was the fact they’re still using that shitty placeholder cheetah after all these years and after sprucing up all the other animal forms.

    I never thought about changing the water or boomkin form, and I was frankly fine with them as they were (although they both need to be touched up a bit – they’re showing their age) but it’s good to know they’re adding some variety to those as well.

    I’m liking these cosmetic glyphs – it’ll allow the players to individualize themselves a little more, although I’m fairly sure that there will be complaints from some.

    (Also – I’m girding myself for the incoming wave of “riding a druid” jokes.)

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