Lunar Guidance, Mailbag
Feldruid of Frostmane (US) writes in with the following question:
After some discussion with a guild-mate this morning regarding which Glyphs to use, I decided to check with the tree maven for advice. Which glyphs do you recommend for a raiding level 80 tree? Have you done any theory-crafting around which gives the most healing benefit?
This is actually a question I get asked a lot, and I haven’t responded to it publicly because several other blog authors have done such a great job tackling this subject (see also: Keeva of Tree Bark Jacket and Bellwether of 4 Haelz). I’d say that Resto Druids are mostly in agreement about prioritizing your Glyphs, but here’s a handy dandy flowchart to help you make the decision for yourself:
The [Glyph of Swiftmend] is non-optional. The [Glyph of Regrowth] is also considered pretty standard, though there’s a chance that a Nourish-oriented Glyph may surface that eclipses it in the future. How you fill your third Glyph slot depends on whether you have issues with mana; the [Glyph of Innervate] is a tremendous boost in this regard, but an additional second on Lifebloom from the [Glyph of Lifebloom] (representing more than a 10% increase to its HPM) is also pretty nice.
P.S. I apologize for my messy flowchart. It’s really hard to fit that many decisions into so narrow a horizontal space!