So the latest Beta build went up yesterday and I found some new items on the trainer. The bad news is that there's nothing over 525 skill, which leaves us still in the dark about Zen level Inscription. The good news is that some of the new staff recipes were added to the trainer and will be available immediately to Scribes when MoP hits (or possibly even a pre-MoP patch).
The monk recipes are also on the trainer. From what I can tell the Monk glyphs kick in around 155 skill, easily in reach for current Scribes. What we don't know is whether Monk glyphs will also be rolled into the various research abilities. I'm still unable to copy my Mage/Scribe to the Beta realm (copy service is still broken) but once she arrives I can try to answer those questions.
There are a fair amount of changes to many class glyphs, so I'm not going to try and detail them here. Suffice it to say that enough glyphs are being modified that at least a minor surge in purchasing may occur with the pre-Panda patch. What I can share about the glyph changes is that my druid has all but two of the prime druid glyphs on my Live character and on the Beta realm she is still missing exactly two prime glyphs. Players who already have all their class glyphs now may not need to purchase anything else.
On the other hand, my hunter knows all of the Prime/Major/Minor glyphs on the Live realm but is somehow missing one Major and four Minor glyphs on the Beta realm. So there are some holes here and there it would seem. While the glyphs themselves may be changed, they seem to be primarily updating the existing spells instead of adding new glyphs to be learned. As a result I'm not sure how well we can predict what kind of buying spree might occur.
I went ahead and nabbed screenshots of some of the more interesting glyphs and items I saw on the trainer. Here are a couple of the new glyphs:
I think this Vanish glyph is just plain cool :) I can't wait for my rogue to play with this "clone" thing!
What I find interesting about this glyph is that it grants a new ability and the tooltip for that ability is built right into the glyph tooltip. I realize this may not be very interesting to some of you, but color me impressed that they improved their tech enough to embed the new spell data, including the icon, right into the glyph itself.
The very first staff recipe can be learned at 480 skill, the Staff of the Planes:
You can see here that it's your basic, entry-level Cataclysm staff. This one is BoE so you'll be able to make and sell these to newly minted Monk players. There is also a "kitty" staff available at 505 skill:
Perhaps we need a better way to specify AGI-based DPS class, but I can't think of one off the top of my head. At 515 Scribes will learn two more staff recipes, both of which currently have AGI stats. I can't help but think one of these is wrong since it makes no sense to have two AGI staves with 346 ilevel and zero caster staves. Here are the images, for now I'm going to assume that one gets changed:
The final item I wanted to share was this odd little goodie at the tail end of the Cataclysm range:
There's no item tooltip here, so we can't really see what it might be. The name would indicate that it's a new type of scroll but I think that's misleading. Looking at the ingredients, they seem pretty beefy for a scroll. The Cataclysm scroll recipes used only one ink and two parchment. If I'm reading this correctly, this recipe uses three regular ink + one uncommon ink. That's fairly expensive for a mediocre buff scroll. Feel free to speculate amongst yourselves :)
As I said up front, none of these new trainer items reflect Zen level goodies and all are learned below 525 skill. I'm still tickled that they finally got staves into the crafting mix and look forward to seeing even more recipes (I hope!) in the future. I just hope they manage to fix the character copy soon so my Scribe will be ready to roll when the new Zen recipes debut.