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Dec 16

3.0.8 brings two welcome changes to holy paladin glyphs:

  • Glyph of Flash of Light – Your Flash of Light has an additional 5% critical strike chance. (Old – Your Flash of Light heals for 50% less initially, but also heals for 140% of its inital effect over 12 sec.)
  • Glyph of Holy Light – Your Holy Light grants 10% of its heal amount to up to 5 friendly targets within 20 yards of the initial target. (Up from 10 Yards)

Most of the Holy Paladins I know are overjoyed with this change. The Holy Light glyph change is just a straight buff without changing the functionality, and it’s a welcome one. The Flash of Light glyph change turns what was a horrible glyph that no sane pally should ever have taken* into something really strong and useful.

* I could explain in tedious detail why the old (current) Glyph of Flash of Light is so bad, but why rant when it’s being changed anyway?

The only sad thing about this, to my mind, is that now I have to say goodbye to either my Glyph of Divinity or my Glyph of Seal of Wisdom, to make room for the Flash of Light glyph. Onoez, too many choices!

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7 Comments

Comment by fabreit

Made Wednesday, 17 of December , 2008 at 3:27 am

Still not sure about this change…the way I read it is that it’s going from 5 yards to 10 yards, not 10 yards to 20 yards. The current glyph is a 5 yard range (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41106). The official PTR note only says “Glyph of Holy Light now affects friendly targets in a larger radius.” The mmo-champion note says “Glyph of Holy Light — Your Holy Light grants 10% of its heal amount to up to 5 friendly targets within 10 yards (up from 5 yards) of the initial target.” http://www.mmo-champion.com/index.php?topic=29837.0

Comment by Siha

Made Wednesday, 17 of December , 2008 at 4:39 am

Did you read the thread I linked in the post? It’s a more recent MMO-Champion post, and the Glyph changes they mention (which are what I reposted here) are quoted from Blizzard.

Comment by Ben

Made Thursday, 18 of December , 2008 at 3:46 am

Did that change for the FoL glyph actually happen? I’m looking on the AH right now and the glyph still is the crappy 50% initial heal then 140% HoT.

Comment by Siha

Made Thursday, 18 of December , 2008 at 4:50 am

3.0.8 hasn’t gone live yet, it’s still on the PTR, so no – the change hasn’t happened yet.

Comment by Ben

Made Thursday, 18 of December , 2008 at 5:28 am

Ah, gotcha. My mistake.

Comment by Kiede

Made Monday, 2 of February , 2009 at 5:37 pm

Any new thoughts of the Flash glyph??

I’ve got lay on hands(minor) and Divinity (major) so i’m really loving the mana i get back from my LOH., i even find myself using the ability more often.

also, i have Holy light (major) and seal of wisdom (major).

Is it worth sacrificing either of these for the re-vamped flash glyph?

Comment by Siha

Made Monday, 2 of February , 2009 at 6:20 pm

I just wrote a post on that here: http://www.bananashoulders.com/2009/02/01/holy-paladin-glyph-choice/

In short, it depends on your situation. If you find you have enough mana to get through most fights, dump the LoH glyph for the Flash glyph.

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