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WoW Hunter Guide: Glyphs

Updated Thu, Jul 07, 2011 by Mem




No matter what your focus is in Azeroth, choosing the right Glyphs to complement your spec is just as important as choosing the right gems and enchants. Choose the wrong Glyphs and it will become painfully obvious that something is not quite right. However, choosing the right Glyphs can be a confusing process which this guide hopes to remedy. Not only will all the current Glyphs available for the Hunter class be listed, which can also be viewed in game as part of the newly improved Glyph tab, but suggestions will also be offered as to what Glyphs are most desirable depending on your spec of choice.

The new Glyph system introduced in Patch 4.0.1 introduces Prime Glyphs which tend to be the most important Glyphs and are without a doubt the heavy hitters of the crew. Prime Glyphs will likely be the ones to most noticeably boost your damage and should be chosen with care. Major Glyphs on the other hand tend to be more PvP or Leveling oriented allowing much room for variety. A Hunter's personal preferance will be the key deciding factor when choosing Major Glyphs. Finally Minor Glyphs as always are at the back of the back and as usual have been left to remain filler Glyphs with mostly mundane uses.

Prime Glyphs

Glyph Name Function
Dazzled Prey Your Steady Shot generates an additional 2 Focus on targets afflicted by a daze effect.
Explosive Shot Increases the critical strike chance of Explosive Shot by 6%.
Serpent Sting Increases the periodic critical strike chance of your Serpent Sting by 6%.
Steady Shot Increases the damage dealt by Steady Shot by 10%.
Aimed Shot When you critically hit with Aimed Shot, you instantly gain 5 Focus.
Arcane Shot Your Arcane Shot deals 12% more damage.
Chimera Shot Reduces the cooldown of Chimera Shot by 1 second.
Kill Command Reduces the Focus cost of your Kill Command by 3.
Kill Shot If the damage from your Kill Shot fails to kill a target at or below 20% health, your Kill Shot’s cooldown is instantly reset. This effect has a 6 second cooldown.
Rapid Fire Increases the haste from Rapid Fire by an additional 10%.

Major Glyphs

Glyph Name Function
Bestial Wrath Decreases the cooldown of Bestial Wrath by 20 seconds.
Concussive Shot Increases the duration of your Concussive Shot by 2 seconds.
Deterrence Decreases the cooldown of Deterrence by 10 seconds.
Disengage Decreases the cooldown of Disengage by 5 seconds.
Freezing Trap When your Freezing Trap breaks, the victim’s movement speed is reduced by 70% for 4 seconds.
Ice Trap Increases the radius of effect from your Ice Trap by 2 yards.
Immolation Trap Decreases the duration of the effect from your Immolation Trap by 6 seconds but damage while active is increased by 100%.
Master's Call Increases the duration of your Master’s Call by 4 seconds. 
Mending Increases the healing done by your Mend Pet ability by an additional 3%.
Misdirection When you use Misdirection to your pet, the cooldown on your Misdirection is reset.
Raptor Strike Reduces damage taken by 20% for 5 seconds after using Raptor Strike.
Scatter Shot Increases the range of Scatter Shot by 3 yards.
Silencing Shot When you successfully silence an enemy’s spell cast with Silencing Shot, you instantly gain 10 Focus.
Snake Trap Snakes from your Snake Trap take 90% less damage from area of effect spells.
Trap Launcher Reduces the Focus cost of Trap Launcher by 10.
Wyvern Sting Decreases the cooldown of your Wyvern Sting by 6 seconds.

Minor Glyphs

Glyph Name Function
Feign Death Reduces the cooldown of your Feign Death Spell by 5 seconds.
Mend Pet Your Mend Pet spell increases your pet’s happiness slightly.
Revive Pet Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Revive Pet by 100%.
Aspect of the Pack Increases the range of your Aspect of the Pack ability by 15 yards.
Scare Beast Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Scare Beast by 75%.


From this extensive list the Hunter must choose 3 Prime Glyphs, 3 Major Glyphs, and 3 Minor Glyphs.

Below are some
suggestions on what Glyphs should fill each slot::

Beast Mastery Glyphs

Prime Glyphs
  • Glyph of Kill Shot
  • Glyph of Arcane Shot
  • Glyph of Steady Shot

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Beastial Wrath
  • Glyph of Disengage
  • Hunters Choice

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Mend Pet
  • Glyph of Revive Pet
  • Glyph of Feign Death

Survival Glyphs

Prime Glyphs
  • Glyph of Kill Shot
  • Glyph of Steady Shot
  • Glyph of Explosive Shot

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Disengage
  • Hunter’s Choice
  • Hunter’s Choice

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Mend Pet
  • Glyph of Revive Pet
  • Glyph of Feign Death

Marsksman Glyphs

Prime Glyphs
  • Glyph of Arcane Shot
  • Glyph of Steady Shot
  • Glyph of Kill Shot

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Disengage
  • Hunter’s Choice
  • Hunter’s Choice

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Mend Pet
  • Glyph of Revive Pet
  • Glyph of Feign Death


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