Recently Twichie of Twichie Enterprises released his Ultimate Glyph Performance List which is 1 year of sales data with the number of each sold, total revenue, and avg. There is also the site WoW Popular which data mines for the most popular builds (talents, glyphs, enchants...), I figured using both of these sources to divide my glyphs into two groups I could cut down on unnecessary posting.
I started with the big glyph list from ElisProfessions.com and added a field for WoW Popular, I went to each spec for each class and copied out the top 9 glyphs. Then I took Twitchie's numbers for each glyph and added them as well.
It ended up looking something like this:
|ID||Item Name||Pop||Tw||Class||Glyph Type||Recipe Source||Ink Type|
|45743||Glyph of Templar's Verdict||1||244||Paladin||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ethereal Ink|
|45806||Glyph of Howling Blast||1||235||Death Knight||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ethereal Ink|
|45732||Glyph of Kill Shot||1||230||Hunter||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ink of the Sea|
|45739||Glyph of Mirror Image||1||223||Mage||Minor||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ink of the Sea|
|42898||Glyph of Arcane Shot||1||211||Hunter||Prime||All Inscription Trainers||Lion's Ink|
|45742||Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous||1||210||Paladin||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ethereal Ink|
|42742||Glyph of Frostbolt||1||201||Mage||Prime||Northrend Inscription Research||Ink of the Sea|
|40900||Glyph of Mangle||1||200||Druid||Prime||Northrend Inscription Research||Ink of the Sea|
|45744||Glyph of Shield of the Righteous||1||198||Paladin||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ink of the Sea|
|45757||Glyph of Spirit Tap||1||197||Priest||Major||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ink of the Sea|
|43534||Glyph of Heart Strike||1||197||Death Knight||Prime||Northrend Inscription Research||Ink of the Sea|
|45738||Glyph of Arcane Barrage||0||196||Mage||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ethereal Ink|
|45601||Glyph of Berserk||1||194||Druid||Prime||Book of Glyph Mastery||Ethereal Ink|
|43547||Glyph of Obliterate||1||194||Death Knight||Prime||Northrend Inscription Research||Ink of the Sea|
|63416||Glyph of Armors||0||193||Mage||Minor||Minor Inscription Research||Jadefire Ink|
Now that I had all the data I needed for each glyph how do I make my decision? First I rule out putting any glyphs that are trainer glyphs in my "high priority" list. Also I trust the WoWPopular glyphs are going to be big sellers. The problem with Twitchie's numbers is that they are pretty evenly spread. As you can see in this chart there's no point where the glyph sales just drop off dramatically.
This graph isn't very clear but I sorted by number of sales and then charted it.
At this point I had to decide if I wanted to require a single glyph to be on both the WoWPopular list and meet Twitchie's threshold or if I only wanted to require at least one. The first option left me with 72 glyphs and the second left me with 149. I'll include both lists plus a list of just the glyphs I took from WoWPopular.
If you have any problems with the TSM imports please let me know!
Twitchie AND WoWPopularGlyphs that meet the criteria:
Twitchie OR WoWPopularGlyphs that meet the criteria:
WoWPopularGlyphs that meet the criteria: