The best new Hunter Glyph: Glyph of Play Dead

Out of the handful of new glyphs being added for hunters in Warlords, the Glyph of Play Dead is definitely my favorite. It only takes up a minor slot, so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with anything important.

The pet not only plays its death animation but also drops aggro. This is only useful in some situations, as I quickly discovered when I feigned death to get a rare elite back on my pet. Since the pet also dropped aggro, the elite mob reset and started evading. Any time you want to be able to feign to drop aggro without resetting the fight, you’re not going to want to use this.

Its biggest use is going to be saving yourself from wipes. You’ll no longer have to dismiss your pet, or wait for your pet to die before the boss will reset. Well, that, and it’s just fun to play dead with your pet, right? 😉

It’s not perfect right now in beta. If the pet is moving when you cast Feign Death, it won’t play its death animation and just stops dead in its tracks. I’ve sent in the bug, so let’s hope they can fix it.

Here’s a second gif of the glyph in action.


5 thoughts on “The best new Hunter Glyph: Glyph of Play Dead”

  1. That third head! I love that animation.

    I’m pretty excited about using this in raids/dungeons. Though I imagine that’s the only place. I could see it possibly being good occasionally for arenas if someone focuses your pet, just to make them retarget again… maybe. In raids this will be awesome, though.

  2. Its good for pvp i think, becuse you use feign death mainly for cast interrput, rarely to really play dead, and even if you will try, your alive pet will destroy effect and you won’t foul your opponent. Obvious choice for some random bgs,wpvp, or even arenas.
    In pve – soloing, with md glyph, there was no use for fd, right now your forced to dismiss pet, when you want to reset boss etc.
    Leveling, killing rares no use for this glyph, you can lose too much.
    In my opinion very fun glyph,cant wait to use it.

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