World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Preview

IGN has put together a “primer” for those of you who can’t wait for the release of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack next week.

With The Burning Crusade the new profession was jewelcrafting, and with Wrath of the Lich King comes inscription. Or, to be more accurate, with the 3.0.2 patch comes inscription. Already live in the game, the inscription profession allows for a number of useful tweaks for players. Players can make scrolls, like those that boost agility, intellect, stamina and the like, as well as special ones like a scroll of recall that returns you to Stormwind City. On these particular scrolls there’s a warning that they’re unpredictable beyond level 40, something we found out first-hand by having a level 70 character use them and winding up in Tanaris.

That’s a big bat.The standout feature of inscription are glyphs which can be applied to your character to power up existing abilities. For instance, a Glyph of Rejuvenation can be crafted and applied to a Druid for the effect of healing targets for an additional 50-percent health when targets affected by rejuvenation are below 50-percent health. Applied glyphs aren’t permanent; there’s a specific glyph interface that pops up that allows for three major and three minor glyphs to be active at any one time. As of right now, only two major glyphs can be active at one time. The third unlocks at level 80, the new level cap with Wrath of the Lich King.

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