World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Hints At Return of Cosmetic Glyphs

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More cosmetic glyphs might be coming to World of Warcraft, as Blizzard Entertainment appears to be hinting at their return in a recent interview.


More cosmetic glyphs might be coming to WOTLK Classic Gold, as Blizzard Entertainment appears to be hinting at their return in a recent interview.

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Glyphs were a well-known feature ever since they were introduced through Inscription in Wrath from the Lich King, allowing players to fine-tune their build, in addition to modifying the appearance of the spells and talents to add an individual touch for their class of preference. However, glyphs in World of Warcraft were severely gutted in the game within the Legion expansion, much to the disappointment of many within the community.

While Blizzard didn't remove cosmetic glyphs in the game, the developers did little to accept the feature further. In the absence of any official work completed to allow the further personalization of class visuals, World of Warcraft fans created several cosmetic glyph concepts and ideas through the years, from Zandalari-themed Paladin spells to Kul Tiran Death Knights summoning an army of wicker constructs. With its recent interview for that upcoming Embers of Neltharion patch, it would appear that Blizzard is finally considering giving glyphs in World of Warcraft some much-needed love.

The question on cosmetic glyphs was asked by Jez Corden from Windows Central, and Associate Director Morgan Day says Demon Hunters could be receiving a new glyph for that Throw Glaive ability in Patch 10.1 of Dragonflight. This new glyph can make the Demon Hunter throw their currently equipped weapon rather than a generic war glaive, which has sparked speculation concerning the possibility of more cosmetic glyphs visiting all classes in World of Warcraft.

While there's been no official confirmation from Blizzard that other classes could be getting the Demon Hunter treatment, Day's response strongly signifies that the developers are curious about pushing the envelope on class personalization further, while still maintaining visual clarity for competitive game modes for example Rated Battlegrounds and Arena. It's worth noting that cosmetic glyphs are purely optional and don't affect gameplay by any means, and unlike the glyphs that wotlk classic gold players are actually familiar with on Classic servers, expanding around the system won't dramatically affect the way the game is balanced.

Excitement is overall high among World of Warcraft players for the upcoming Embers of Neltharion, as Dragonflight's initial content patch will have a new zone, raid, as well as cross-faction guild support. Though Demon Hunters getting a new cosmetic glyph is admittedly a small part of the items Patch 10.1 will bring towards the game, it's planted the seed for future content patches (or perhaps the next expansion) to tackle cosmetic glyphs in a substantial way.