In preparation of a release in the next few weeks, I'm putting together my glyph recommendations for the much-anticipated Dual Spec feature. I've done some research on the current "top dogs" for class glyphs that will hopefully narrow the playing field a bit. In this article I'm going to present the first five classes and follow up in a Part Two with the remaining five classes. Minor Glyphs will not be covered here - dealing with Majors is enough of a chore!
Just to complicate things, we have a bunch of new glyphs coming in 3.1, but from what I'm seeing the vast majority will be world drops. While some of these new glyphs may eventually become "best in slot" for a given class, this will be largely unknown on D-Day. Therefore I assume that most rabid shoppers will go with the tried and true suggestions for their second set of glyphs. But if you happen to find one of these new glyphs on the first day, by all means crank a few and see how it sells. It certainly can't hurt to take advantage of the scarcity factor :)
This list is compiled using the most recommended glyphs for a particular spec. I make no guarantees that they are the best glyphs, merely my best attempt at compiling the list. In many cases these recommendations were taken from or cross-referenced with Elitist Jerks and other high visibility class sites if I knew of them. The main purpose here is to weed out the junk so Scribes aren't sitting on a full stack of Glyph of Craptastic because they had no idea that XX class never uses YY ability. So here we go...
Balance: Moonfire | Starfire | Insect Swarm
Feral (Tank/Kitty): Maul | Rip | Mangle | Frenzy Regen
Resto: Regrowth | Lifebloom | Innervate | Swiftmend
Protection: Devastate | Blocking | Revenge | Sunder
Fury: Cleaving | Heroic Strike | Execution
Arms: Rending | Execution |Mortal Strike
Survival: Serpent Sting | Steady Shot | Hawk
Beast: Beastial Wrath | Steady Shot | Viper
Marks: Steady Shot | Hawk | Serpent Sting
Resto: Chain Heal | Water Mastery | Earthliving | Healing Wave/Lesser
Enhance: Windfury | Stormstrike |Flametongue
Elemental: Flame Shock | Lava | Lightning Bolt
Affliction: Immolate | Siphon Life | Corruption
Destro: Conflagrate | Imp | Immolate | Curse of Agony
Demon: Felguard | Curse of Agony | Corruption
As you can see, there are some duplicates between specs so we can potentially get by stacking only 5-6 glyphs per class. This is more likely to apply to pure classes than hybrids, who tend to have completely different functions for each spec. But for those of you who don't really want to stock up on every glyph out there, you could just keep a stock of these more popular glyphs on your bank alt for the big day.
And since I can smell the debate on the wind, I will open up the Comment area for suggested modifications/additions to this list on one condition. If you want to share a change to the list - post an expert source link. While I greatly value my beloved readers, you and/or your buddy are not a known community expert. On the other hand if you know a class site that I don't, I'll be happy to make changes to my list based on their recommended glyphs :)