For all the choices offered to us with the new utility and vanity glyphs, I find I change them very rarely. One set for PvE, another for PvP and a few special cases – my PvE talents have more variety to them than glyphs nowadays!
My basic PvE major set is now [Glyph of Animal Bond], [Glyph of Misdirection] and [Glyph of Marked for Death]. I consider Animal Bond to be mandatory, while misdirection is in because of the interaction with Glyph of Direction. A misdirect without cooldown regardless of target is simply too good utility to pass. MfD is the one I switch out for some raid encounters: if I have to make sure I survive heavy damage, [Glyph of Deterrence] takes it’s place. Examples of fights where I do this are [Feng the Accursed] and [Blade Lord Ta'yak].
For minors I use [Glyph of Fetch], [Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah] and [Glyph of Direction]. Cheetah makes the aspect usable in combat so I consider it mandatory; Fetch is a fun semi-utility thing for a lazy hunter. Direction is a cosmetic change I only use because of the cooldown of MD – without it, I would use [Glyph of Aspect of the Beast] both for nostalgia reasons and for the occasional moment of sneaking.
My PvP glyphs don’t change at all anymore. For majors I use Animal Bond, [Glyph of Master's Call] and [Glyph of Explosive Trap]. The choices in PvP are difficult; I won’t claim these to be the best – they simply fit my playstyle.
For PvP minors my choices were Aspect of the Cheetah, Aspect of the Beast and [Glyph of Revive Pet]. All of these offer some (even if very small) utility or potential for it, though especially Revive Pet is questionable since my first move at pet death is to use [Heart of the Phoenix].
Of all the glyphs available, [Glyph of Stampede] and [Glyph of Aspects] are the ones I never use. While Stampede does save you time from checking every active pet for growl before instances, it is a potential dps loss. If the primary pet’s Rabid is on cooldown, it will be on cooldown on the cloned pets as well. As for the vanity glyph of Aspects, I realised early on that with my quick aspect dancing, the death noises of all those miniature animals would drive me nuts.
How about your standard glyphs? Want to convince me to swap something out? Leave a word in the comments!Tweet