A couple important changes didn't make it in in time for today's Alpha build, but we wanted to share now, to help guide feedback.
's effect is being replaced with the Grimoire of Supremacy
effect (permanent Doomguard/Infernal
), and Grimoire of Supremacy
is being replaced with a new passive talent, Soul Conduit, which causes each Soul Shard you spend to have a chance to be immediately refunded (chance rolled individually per Soul Shard).
Additionally, there's another change coming, specific to Affliction's artifact. Souls for the artifact will no longer be targetable units; they will instead be just a soul that appears when you kill an enemy, plus occasionally escaping from the artifact. The artifact's active button will consume all of the nearby souls, and grant you the buff for 5sec per soul consumed. No more targeting/killing souls required.
Thanks for all the constructive feedback, and keep it coming!
In addition to the changes above, next build should have a significant buff to Grimoire of Service
for all specs. We want to make sure it remains attractive as an all-purpose talent option for those who want to retain the standard Warlock-with-Imp/Felhunter/Felguard (based on spec) profile.
Hopefully there will be a buff or some way to track how many souls are active so we know exactly what our buff will be.