Soul shards. Those lovely little purple gems that Warlocks carry with them everywhere. We drain our enemies souls in order to create them. We then use these captured souls to call forth hellish demons, store our own soul (or that of a friend) to recover quickly from death, create candy (err, healthstones) that keep us alive, and summon our friends.
I love the mere thought of draining and capturing an enemy's soul (and I love the animation for it too!), but I'm not thrilled with the current state of soul shards. Yeah, sure, we no longer have to use one per individual being summoned now… but I still have to drag around a bag of them. I know other Warlocks have called for stackable shards in the past, and I think that would be a great idea. I mean, clams are stackable now… So, why do we still have to use so much bag space? I know hunters lose an entire bag slot for their ammo like we do, but they don't have one bullet or arrow per space.
I've been trying to rack my brain to think of a more fun and creative way to make use of our soul shards… something that could/would be worthy of suggesting to Blizzard. And this here, my warlock brothers and sisters, is where I'm failing. I can't think of anything. I'm just stuck on how clunky they are overall.
I suppose they could be used for more spells, somehow, but the current ones that require a soul shard I just don't seem to use very often. Maybe a manastone would be helpful?
Sorry, I zoned out trying to think of more ideas. Unfortunately, my ideas are about as fail as what we've got, if not worse… or duplicates too much from other classes.. like a shard shield or a self banish. Ooh, it'd be nifty if we could have Burning Nova, which is used by Keli-dan the Breaker in Blood Furnace. You have to admit that would be fuuuun in PvP. (Well, the tooltip for Burning Nova doesn't show the AOE blast portion that he does at the end of the banish… that's the part I think would be fun!)
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