Glyph of Stormstrike > Glyph of Windfury Weapon > Glyph of Earth Shock > Glyph of Flametongue > Glyph of Lava Lash > Glyph of Lightning Shield
Edit: However recent testing suggests that ordering should be :
Glyph of Stormstrike, Glyph of Windfury Weapon - top tier
Glyph of Flametongue, Glyph of Lightning Shield - 2nd tier
Glyph of Shocking, Glyph of Lava Lash, Glyph of Lightning Bolt - third tier
I was thinking that we should get down to some proper number crunching and checking of the sim. It has been suggested that Lightning Shield (with talents in Static Shock) is actually far better than last place. The contention is :
check out how much DPS% people are getting from static shock (those who specc for it). Everyone is getting 5+%, right?
So what is 20% of that (LS glyph)? 1% of your DPS (can and will be more, but let's go from this).
In order for the WF glyph to be better, you mean that 500 AP windfury proccs would need to add more than 1% DPS. Considering this, and assuming that 500 AP is nothing more than 500/14 DPS on an attack that will procc at most 1 every 5 swings, applied over two attacks, that means you'll get before crits, armor and doges, reduction a maximum theoretical output of 21 DPS from that (after including elemental weapons). Let's imagine you're both hit capped and expertise capped, running at 30% crit. With the current estimates of 25% armor reduction post-debuffs that means 21 DPS
For that to be 1% of your DPS, then you can't be doing more than 2100 DPS. It's a fallacy, it's wrong, and can be easilly verified just by looking at wwses or by calculating from your base AP.
So I thought it would be useful to have a thread where we can debate ALL of the glyphs, preferably sorting out some sort of EP value for each, and thus provide solid info for the Think Tank. I am fairly confident that some will prove better with better gear etc, and I am aware that everyone can "just run the sim" however we should be wary of resorting to the sim as a final answer rather than basic theorycrafting and comparing that with the Sim and real raid testing to confirm our results.
Our theorycrafting and the sim both need to be refined in the light of what is actually in the game, comparing the various results only strengthens the argument that the outcome is solid and reliable, putting all our faith in the sim, whilst it is fantastic, is not the wisest course of action.