This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series MoP Beta - Inscription

It’s probable that there will be some changes between now and the 28th, but we’re close enough that we can consider the numbers we have now to be fairly stable. So let’s consider the stats and what they mean for you.

Note: I am not linking to any of the items on WoWHead because after a very short time, those links will be invalid when the MoP database becomes the real database.  Obviously I can’t link to the real database for items are going to change. Sorry.

First and foremost: Blackfallow Ink is not your friend. On the 28th, it will not be usable to buy other inks. It will only be good to make glyphs. And there is only one glyph that you can make with it.  So, before the turn of 5.0.4, you need to convert Blackfallow Ink into anything that’s useful.

Topic the First: what’s useful.

First of all, at the end of this article will be a chart showing all glyphs that are active in MoP. In case you want to skip the brilliant analysis.

So what inks are useful? This chart shows the distribution of ink utilization in MoP.  Obviously, you can’t buy Ink of Dreams, but everything else is fair game.

Ink Distribution (MoP)

As you can see, Ink of the Sea is by far the most useful.  Basically, 30% of your ink-exchanging should be for this glyph, followed by Ethereal1 at roughly half that. Blackfallow is that little sliver.

This chart confirms Blackfallow as officially the most useless ink in the game.  You can make one glyph with it, the market is going to be flooded by people skilling up, and you can’t buy anything else with it. Useless. Unless you directly need to use Blackfallow ink for some sort of skilling up activity, don’t bother grinding Cata herbs. Sell them to alkys.

One thing to take into account: all this chart does is show the utilization of inks. It does not show how well the glyphs that are made will sell.  We won’t know that until we start rolling those glyphs out on the 28th.

Ink Comparison and Distribution

Surprisingly, utilization of Ink of the Sea increases in MoP. This is despite moving several glyphs to different inks from what they used in Cata. It bewilders me that they didn’t bring Blackfallow up even with at least Ink of Dreams. This has always been a thing that confuses me. It seems that a glyph’s ink should be on par with the glyph’s level, and the glyph’s level should be on par with the level of the skill that it is modifying. But none of the glyphs learned between 80 and 85 use Blackfallow Ink except for Colossus Smash.

Glyph Distribution

Within a few percentage points, glyph distribution in MoP is pretty even. DK seems to be hurting the most.  Compared to Cataclysm’s distro, it looks like this:

Glyph Distribution Comparison

First of all, note that there were close to fifty (50) glyphs added between Cata and MoP. Of those, Monk accounts for around 35.

Big winners were Warrior, Priest, and Paladin.  Hunter did well, while everyone else held even or lost one or two spots.  Which is bad news for mages, as roughly 1/2 of their glyphs are now variations on Polymorph2.

Following is a full list (as of today, 8/17/2012) those glyphs3 that will be supported as of 8/28/2012. Enjoy!

Note: this table defaults to 25 entries, but has over 400. Please use the drop-down at the top of the table for navigation.  There are little pagination buttons at the bottom, too.

GlyphInkTypeComment
Adrenaline RushCelestialChangedFormer Prime, New Ink
AfterlifeJadefireNew
AmbushEtheral
Animal BondEtheralNew
Anti-magic ShellSea
Aquatic FormLion's
Arcane ExplosionEtheralNew
Arcane LanguageMidnightNew
Arcane PowerEtheral
ArmorsSeaChangedFormer Prime, New Ink
Army of the DeadSeaNew
Aspect of the BeastSeanew
Aspect of the CheetahSeanew
Aspect of the PackCelestial
AspectsJadefirenew
Astral RecallJadefire
Avenging WrathCelestialnew
BarkskinCelestial
Beacon of LightEtheral
Black IceDreamsnew
Blackout KickSeaNew
Blade FlurrySea
Bladed JudgementDreamsnew
Blessed LifeSeanew
BlindJadefire
Blinding LightShimmeringnew
BlinkLion's
BlitzSeaNew
Bloodcurdling ShoutMidnightNew
BloodthirstShimmeringFormer Prime
Bloody HealingSea
BloomingLion'sNew
Blurred SpeedMidnight
Borrowed TimeMidnightNew
Breath of FireDreamsNew
Bull RushShimmeringNew
Burning AngerDreamsNew
Burning EmbersEtheralNew
CamoflageLion'snew
Capacitor TotemSeanew
Carrion SwarmEtheralNew
Cat FormLion'sNew
Certificate of OwnershipCelestial
Chain LightningSea
Chains of IceSea
Charm Woodland CreaturesLion'sNew
Cheap ShotSeaNewFormer Prime
Chimera ShotEtheral
Circle of HealingSea
ClashDreamsNew
Cleansing WatersEtheralnew
Cloak of ShadowsEtheral
Colossus SmashBlackfallow
CombustionSeanewForner Prime, New Ink
Cone of ColdJadefire
ConfessionDreamsNewFormer Prime
ConflagrateSea
Conjure FamiliarMidnightnew
ConsecrationCelestial
ContemplationLion'snew
Corpse ExplosionEtheralnew
CounterspellShimmeringnew
Crackling Jade LightningCelestialNew
Crackling Tiger LightningSeaNew
Crimson BanishLion'sNew
Crippling PoisonSea
CrittermorphSeanew
Crow FeastDreamsnew
Curse of ExhaustionJadefire
CycloneShimmeringnew
Dancing Rune WeaponEtheral
Dark ArchangelSeaNew
Dark BindingSeaNew
Dark SimulacrumEtheralnew
Dark SoulSeaNew
Dark SuccorShimmeringNew Ink
DashJadefire
Dazing ShieldSea
Deadly MomentumSeaNew
Death and DecaySeaFormer Prime
Death CoilShimmeringFormer Prime
Death from AboveEtheralnew
Death GateEtheral
Death GripShimmering
Death's EmbraceEtheral
DebilitationLion'sNew
DecoyMidnightNew
Deep FreezeCelestialFormer Prime, New Ink
DelugeShimmeringnew
Demon HuntingEtheralNew
Demon TrainingSeaNew
Demonic CircleSea
DenounceSeaNew
DesperationShimmering
DetectionSeaNew
DeterrenceCelestial
DirectionDreamsNew
DisengageCelestial
DisguiseShimmeringNew
Dispel MagicJadefireNew Ink
DispersionEtheralFormer Prime
DistractLion's
Distracting ShotSeaNew
Divine PleaSea
Divine ProtectionMidnight
Divine StormEtheralNew
DivinityLion's
Double JeopardyLion'sNew
Drain SoulMidnightNew
Endless WrathSeaNew
Enduring Healing SphereDreamsNew
Enduring InfectionSeanew
Enraged SpeedMidnightnew
Enslave DemonJadefire
Entangling RootsLion's
EvasionMidnight
Everlasting AfflictionSeaNew
EvocationJadefire
Expel HarmDreamsNew
Explosive TrapLion'sNew
Expose ArmorLion's
Eye of KilroggLion's
FadeLion's
Fae SilenceEtheralNew
Faerie FireLion's
Falling MeteorJadefireNew
Far SightJadefireNew
FearLion's
Fear WardShimmering
FeintEtheral
FelguardSeaFormer Prime
Feral SpiritEtheralFormer Prime
Ferocious BiteMidnight
FetchLion'sNew
Fighting PoseSeaNew
Final WrathLion'sNew
Fire BlastSeanew
Fire Elemental TotemSeaFormer Prime
Fire from the HeavensJadefireNew
Fire NovaLion's
FireworksJadefireNew
Fists of FurySeaNew
Flame ShockMidnightFormer Prime
Flash of LightMidnightNew
Flying Serpent KickSeaNew
Focused ShieldSea
Fortifying BrewSeaNew
Foul MenagerieSeanew
Freezing TrapShimmering
Frenzied RegenerationEtheral
Frost NovaMidnight
Frost ShockJadefire
Frostfire BoltSeaFormer Prime, Renamed
Furious SunderingSeaNew Ink
Gag OrderMidnightnew
GarroteLion's
Ghost WolfLion's
GougeJadefire
GraceMidnightNew
Grounding TotemSea
GuardDreamsNew
Gushing WoundLion'snew
Hammer of the RighteousEtheralFormer Prime
HamstringLion'snew
Hand of Gul'danEtheralNew
Healing StormLion'sNew
Healing Stream TotemCelestial
Healing TouchLion's
Healing WaveSea
Health FunnelLion's
HealthstoneMidnight
Heavy RepercussionsSeanew
HemorrhageSeaFormer Prime
HexSea
Hindering StrikesCelestialnew
Hoarse VoiceLion'snew
Hold the LineJadefirenew
Holy FireEtheralNew
Holy NovaEtheral
Holy ResurrectionDreamsNew
Holy ShockCelestialFormer Prime
Holy WrathMidnightNew Ink
HonorDreamsNew
Horn of WinterEtheral
HurricaneSea
Ice BlockCelestial
Ice LanceSeaFormer Prime
Ice TrapEtheral
Icebound FortitudeShimmeringnew
Icy SolaceSeaNew
Icy TouchShimmeringFormer Prime
Icy VeinsSea
IlluminationLion'sNew
IllusionEtheralnew
Immediate TruthSeaNew
Imp SwarmLion'sNew
InciteDreamsnew
Inner FireLion's
Inner FocusSeaNew
Inner SanctumLion'sNew
InnervateSea
InquisitionLion'sNew
Intimidating ShoutSea
InvisibilitySea
JabDreamsNew
KickSea
Killing SpreeEtheralFormer Prime
Lava LashJadefireFormer Prime
Leap of FaithEtheralNew
Leer of the OxEtheralNew
Lesser ProportionMidnight
LevitateJadefire
Life CocoonEtheralNew
Life TapMidnight
LifebloomSeaFormer Prime
Light of DawnSea
LightspringShimmeringNewFormer Prime
LightwellSeaFormer Prime
Long ChargeMidnight
Loose ManaLion'snew
Mana GemEtheralnew
Mana TeaDreamsNew
Marked for DeathSeaNew
MarkingDreamsNew
Mass DispelSea
Mass ExorcismDreamsNew
Master's CallJadefire
MaulMidnight
Mend PetSeaNew
MendingLion's
Might of UrsocSeaNew
Mighty VictoryEtheralnew
Mind BlastSeaNew
Mind FlayCelestialFormer Prime
Mind FreezeEtheralnew
Mind SpikeEtheralNew
Mirror ImageSea
Mirrored BladesMidnightNew
MisdirectionMidnight
MomentumMidnightnew
Mortal StrikeSeaFormer Prime
Mystic ShoutMidnightnew
Nature's GraspMidnightNew
NightmaresSeaNew
No EscapeJadefireNew
OutbreakEtheralnew
OverpowerJadefireFormer Prime
Path of BlossomsSeaNew
Path of FrostEtheral
PathfindingEtheralNew
PenanceEtheralFormer Prime
PestilenceEtheral
Pick LockLion's
Pick PocketMidnight
Pillar of FrostEtheral
PoisonsLion's
PolymorphSea
PounceEtheral
Power Word: ShieldMidnightFormer Prime
Prayer of MendingSea
Protector of the InnocentSeaNew
ProwlCelestialNew
Psychic HorrorSea
Psychic ScreamMidnight
PurgeEtheralNew
PurifyCelestialNew
Raging WindEtheralnew
Rapid TeleportiationJadefirenew
RebirthJadefire
RebukeEtheral
RecklessnessJadefirenew
RegrowthSeaFormer Prime
RejuvenationMidnightFormer Prime
Remove CurseSeanew
RenewJadefireFormer Prime
Renewing MistsSeaNew
Resilient GripEtheral
Resonating PowerSea
RetreatSeaNew
Revive PetMidnight
Righteous RetreatDreamsNew
RiptideEtheralFormer Prime
Rising Tiger KickDreamsNew
Rude InterruptionLion'snew
Safe FallCelestial
SapJadefire
Savagerylion'sNew
Scatter ShotLion's
ScatteringSeaNew
Scourge ImprisonmentSea
Seal of BloodLion'sNew
Shackle UndeadLion's
ShadowLion's
Shadow BoltJadefire
Shadow RavensMidnightNew
Shadow WalkSeaNew
Shadow Word: DeathDreamsFormer Prime, New Ink
ShadowflameSea
Shadowy FriendsDreamsNew
Shamanistic RageShimmering
Shield SlamSeaFormer Prime
Shield WallLion'sFormer Prime
Shifting PresencesShimmeringnew
ShivCelestialNew
ShredShimmeringNew
Siphon LifeMidnightNew
Skull BashSeaNew
SlowEtheral
SmiteCelestial
Smoke BombSeaNew
Snake TrapSea
Solar BeamSea
Soul ShardsEtheralNew
Soul SwapCelestial
SoulstoneCelestial
SoulwellSeaFormer Ritual of Souls
SparringSeaNew
Spell ReflectionEtheral
SpellstealSeanew
Spinning Crane KickSeaNew
Spinning Fire BlossomDreamsNew
Spirit of RedemptionSeaNew
Spirit RollDreamsNew
Spirit WalkSeaNew
Spiritwalker's GraceSeaNew
SprintShimmering
StampedeMidnightNew
StampedeSeaNew
Stampeding RoarSeaNew
StarsSeaNew
StealthEtheralNew
StoneskinSeaNew
StrangulateSea
SubtletySeaNew
Surging MistSeaNew
Survival InstinctsEtheralNew
Sweeping StrikesEtheral
Tame BeastMidnightNew
Telluric CurrentsLion'sNew
Templar's VerdictSeaFormer Prime, New Ink
the Alabaster SheildSeaNew
the Battle HealerDreamsNew
the Bear CubMidnight
the Blazing TrailDreamsnew
the ChameleonJadefireNew
the CheetahJadefireNew
the Falling AvengerDreamsNew
the GeistEtheralnew
the Harsh WordSeaNew
the HeavensDreamsNew
the LakestriderMidnightNew
the Luminous ChargerJadefireNew
the Master ShapeshifterSeaNew
the MonkeyLion's
The MoonbeastCelestialNew
the Mounted KingMidnightNew
the OrcaJadefireNew
the PenguinMidnight
the PorcupineMidnight
the PredatorJadefireNew
the Spectral WolfLion'sNew
the StagSeaNew
the TreantJadefire
the Val'kyrDreamsNew
ThunderEtheral
Thunder StrikeSeanew
ThunderstormSea
Totemic EncirclementJadefireNew
Totemic RecallCelestial
Totemic VigorMidnightNew
Touch of DeathSeaNew
Touch of KarmaSeaNew
Tranquil GripEtheralnew
Tranquilizing ShotEtheralNew
TranscendenceDreamsNew
Tricks of the TradeSea
Turn EvilSea
Unending BreathLion's
Unending RageMidnightnew
Unholy CommandEtheralnewFormer Prime
Unholy FrenzySeanewFormer Prime
Unleashed LightningSea
Unstable AfflictionSea
Unstable EarthSeaNew
UpliftSeaNew
Vampiric BloodEtheral
Vampiric EmbraceDreamsNewFormer Prime
VanishEtheral
VendettaEtheral
Verdant SpheresSeaNew
Victory RushSea
Water ElementalEtheralnewFormer Prime
Water RollDreamsNew
Water ShieldShimmering
WhirlwindEtheralnew
Wild GrowthEtheral
Wind ShearLion'sNewFormer Prime
Winged VenganceMidnightNew
Word of GloryEtheral
Zen FlightDreamsNew
Zen MeditationSeaNew
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4 Responses to “MoP Glyphs: By the Numbers”
  1. Asherrylie says:

    Grimm thank you! This is a fantastic blog post, and amg so much math! The chart and graphs all look wonderful. I think with there only being 1 glyph with blackfallow ink, it’s really going to suck for those leveling Herbalism as well (More Northrend herbs will be needed, obviously)

    • Illume says:

      The thing about keeping data in spreadsheets it it just screams for analysis after a while :)

      The whole Blackfallow thing has me so confused. I can’t imagine this not coming up in design. I wonder what the possible rationale could be?

      • Asherrylie says:

        I don’t have any clue. This does mean that the cata herbs are going to hit a price ceiling though, as they won’t be used at all for Insc and now only have 1 useful profession, Alch

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