Talk:Glyph of Essence

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Does this actually cast instantly, or is it actually 1/4 second like Glyph of Sacrifice? --JoDiamonds 00:22, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

I have been told it's instant, like a stance. (Although I'm sure there's an animation thus you need to be standing up to activate it) Dash.jpg jmz 11:17, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
It's 1/4; fabio of kF was running glyph of essence -> diversion and his diversion got PD'd. -Auron 11:48, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
na it's not.its much faster that a 1/4 cast.go isle of nameless and get daze and you will see its still way faster than a 1/4 cast unlikley glyph of sacrifice wich is a 1/2 cast while dazed 18:07, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it's an unconditional 1/4 cast. Perhaps in the way that no matter what is currently affecting you, it casts at 1/4 of a second? Cedave 05:39, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

If you used this skill after Auspicious Incantation and cast a spell, would you gain the energy before Glyph of Essence removed energy (and thus end up with zero energy) or after the Glyph triggered (and thus have at least as much energy as the spell cost)? ~ Da Si 00:52, 28 November 2007 (UTC). PS If no one responds, I'll see if I can find the time to test it myself.

Tested gain then lose, meaning youre still at 0, note use it with ether prodigy or other fast energy gain skills or a negative set 23:24, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Rebirth and this are a nasty combo. I found that the resurrected person will be teleported to where you activated the glyph, not to where you did cast Rebirth. 22:57, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


Why does this Glyph have a unique icon? I mean, all the others including the 2 elites have the same Glyph concept/template.. --SetandSpike 07:03, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

It was the only skill that was designed for factions that was a glyph, the art changed between the 2 campaigns and thus this looks different, with NF and GWEN, anet probably reverted back to the old base icon and changed the rune in the center for short blame the art crew for factions. That's my guess. Weaponmaster 20:12, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
I always thought, since it's Glyph of ESSENCE, it was like... the essence of a glyph, lol. I mean, you'll see all other glyphs have carvings around the outer edge, while this one is smooth; it's an uncarved glyph. No, actually, I just have too much time on my hands. Chao 19:07, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Skill revision history.[edit]

The article says "The functionality of this skill has changed since its introduction; see its skill revision history for details." However, the only difference between the old skill and the new skill is that the recharge was shortened from 30 seconds to 20 seconds. How is that a "new functionality"? A "new functionality" is like what happened to Aura of the Lich, when it was changed to a MM skill. By this point, nearly all of the skills in the game have been "tweaked" like this (changes in recharge, duration, energy cost, etc), but those are not new functionalities. The functionality of the skill is still the same (For 15 seconds, your next spell casts instantly but causes you to lose all Energy). I vote for removing that note, but I'd rather get a second opinion to see if there's something I'm missing. Thanks. Ailina 02:59, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Whoa... I spent some time looking at the Category: skill histories thing, and apparently this note is on all of the skill pages (except for the dozen or so of skills which have never been changed). Have these notes been here for forever? I've been using this wiki for YEARS, and obviously this is my first time ever noticing it (if I had noticed it before, it wouldn't have been a surprise and I wouldn't have written this note). How long have those notes been there, and how have I not seen them before? Ailina 03:04, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
*sigh*, I need to do more research before writing... I checked the histories of some other skill pages, but for some reason "February 3, 2011" did not register in my mind as "recent" (maybe I thought it was 2010? I dunno, I'm tired...). So apparently they are relatively new, and I'm discussing this on the talk page of the guy who made the changes. So, sorry for inadvertently spamming RC with this (I wasn't sure whether this epiphany counts as a "minor edit"?). Ailina 03:17, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
(Edit conflict)
Most of the notes were added recently, mostly by me, to be consistent with articles that had a corresponding skill history page. In many cases, the history pages existed, but there was no easy way to find them because there was no link from the skill page. There are many skills with a skill history page that have not actually changed yet, while there are others that have undergone massive changes without a historical article.
To be consistent, I used the exact same note on every page that had any change. I agree that it is probably worth having two phrasings, one for the AotL type of change (changed functionality) and one for minor changes like this (has been adjusted). I do think that if the skill has changed and we have a history page, we should link the two with some note.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:18, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) I believe they started on Aegis when someone attempted to put the skill's history on the skill page. There was a bit of contention, but it was decided that the information (though unnecessary due to the "history" tab) could be recorded to be more easily viewable, but on a separate page as to not clutter the skill pages with irrelevant information. –~=Ϛρѧякγ AHHH! (τѧιк) ←♥– 03:24, 16 February 2011 (UTC)


Does anyone ever use this? Seriously, the downside of this skill hurts the profession it belongs to worst. You'd never see skills with these:

  • Warrior "...but you are blinded for 10 seconds."
  • Ranger "...but all your skills cost full energy."
  • Monk "...but you lose the Divine Favor bonus."
  • Mesmer "...but your spells take twice as long to cast."

So how about we make this forgotten skill usable?

Glyph of Essence Glyph of Essence- 5 Energy1 Activation time15 Recharge time- Glyph. For 15 seconds, your next spell casts instantly but causes Exhaustion.

I might consider taking something like this. -- 08:36, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Feedback:Main User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 08:37, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Works with second wind to get your energy back... Glyph of essence, wait for monk to use elite, diversion, second wind to get energy back. Or just essence, wait for team count down, diversion, weap swap, wastrels or two to cover, second wind. Good thing the recharge is 20 sec otherwise it will be OPed ;). 13:35, 10 November 2013 (UTC)