1. Glyph of Power Word: Shield
An obligatory element of every build. Not only does the heal effect crit, but can also proc Divine Aegis (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
2. Glyph of Penance
Also mandatory and don’t believe people who say otherwise, they want you to be a bad priest
3. When it comes to the last major glyph you have a few options:
a) Glyph of Renew – +25% healing per tick duration but spell clipped by 3 seconds. Now, this won’t be much of use during the LK or Sindra encounter (due to the lack of time and gcd) but I can imagine it being advantageous at Fester, Rot, Prof, BPC or BQL.
b) Glyph of Prayer of Healing – adds a 6 sec hot but is very, very situational. What do we get then? A powerful aoe heal which leaves a hot on the healed targets. Now that is in fact a powerful tool however it requires a bit experience to be used properly. The only time PoH should be casted is only with the Borrowed Time buff, so after a PW:S, or with Power Infusion. Other than that, by the time you finish your cast your targets hp will definitely be topped by another healer.
c) Glyph of Flash Heal – 10% mana cost reduction. Great and? I don’t approve of boosting your FH either by talents nor glyphs as you won’t be using this spell much often. Instead of wasting a gcd on FH, squeeze a shield, PoM or Renew and wait for Penance to get off cd. Only pick if you have BIG mana management problems.
These are the most worthy major glyphs, the rest is pretty weak and you might as well leave an empty glyph slot
None of these are game-breaking nor give godly boost but in comparison to some other classes, the priest’s actually have useful minor glyph’s
1. Glyph of Shadowfiend
The best use is with PW:S + Shadowfiend + Hymn of Hope (with every hymn tick your mana pool gets bigger and thus the pet attacks replenish more mana); also, if you anticipate a long fight, +5 minutes, you might want to send the pet early for it to be ready in the last phase of a given encounter (but only if you can predict the length of the fight, know the tactics and feel comfortable with your shielding)
2. Glyph of Levitate
3. Glyph of Shackle Undead
4. Glyph of Shadow Protection
5. Glyph of Fortitude