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Drain Soul
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Published: September 27, 2010
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I've had this piece going for ages. Started it back in 2009 when I heard that Soul Shards as we know it will be gone. Although I'm sad to hear it, I can understand why.

So here is my piece for the good ol days, when warlocks were evil and harvesting souls for shards, left right and center!

Critiquing is welcomed, please let me know what I can do to make this better!

Edit: (cause tom is a pooper bwahaha!) Updated to change the levels so that it wasn't as evilly dark as it used to be
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Halduis's avatar
That's a powerful picture, absolutely stunning.
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Marie-g's avatar
Marie-g|Professional Digital Artist
cool point of view and great painting!
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Murasaki99|Student Traditional Artist
Very cool painting! And the viewer is on the wrong end of that Drain soul spell. :o

So Drain Soul is going away? How will I tell my Forsaken 'lock? :XD:
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No drain soul still be there just a little changed, from what i understand. What I lament is the loss of Soul harvesting for shards (although I am told there is a spell called Soul Harvest?). Although it was tedious, it is amusing how evil it was...

I thinking of putting in little shards in the painting, but kinda like it as it was XD
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Murasaki99|Student Traditional Artist
I like the painting as it is -- I think having shards in the painting would detract from the cool spell effect. :boing:
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chanimated's avatar
aww thanks! :heart:
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R-o-x-a-s|Hobbyist General Artist
Unless you already know by now, warlocks still have drain soul in Cata. >3> And a new ability too! "Soul harvest", it "pulls wayward souls from the air to replenish shard power." I've been having fun playing with the new shard system in Beta. X)

And I love how the spell looks in this. <3
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It's the old shard system I miss...Although its a little tedious it definitely showed which warlock was raid ready XD I'm amused though that they managed to retain some of the evil with the harvest XD How's the shard system like? Last I heard it was similar to the Rune system for DK...
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R-o-x-a-s|Hobbyist General Artist
How it works at the moment - under your mana bar you get three SS 'charges'. When you use 'soul burn' (I think that's the name of it.) You activate the second ability to a list of spells, IE:
Use SS + Demon Summon = summon is instant
SS+ Teleport = 60% movement speed
SS + Health Stone = Health buff for x amount of time.

There's others but I haven't used them yet so I'm not sure what else there is at the moment.

If you run out shards during combat, you can use drain soul to get them back, and Soul Harvest out of combat. (Soul Harvest may or may not also heal the warlock - that's what it's doing now but they may change that before it goes live.)
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chanimated's avatar
My head just went Kaboom ... oie oie...
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xXxAyukyoxXx's avatar
:heart:
I just love that spell on my Wlock ;D <3

handsome job =O!
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chanimated's avatar
It is quite awesome... Especially after they updated the animation a while back! :giggle:
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Alkharon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this is how it looks like being on the other end ... I feel their pain ... NOT ! HAHA !! I've been a Warlock for about a year . I want to try another class , but I just can't abandon the ways of " the Lock ". Awesome piece , by the way .
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Thanks a bunch :) I'd been a lock through and through, and have attempted to play Tank Paladin and Druid but never quite liked it as much XD
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Mylastdecadence|Professional General Artist
I love the purple effect ;3
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Soberbia-Roy|Student Digital Artist
really capturated the moment
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tomgiest|Professional Digital Artist
ooh this is great Steph! I love how you drew the spell.
There is a very nice bit of blue light on her chest that you may have wanted to bring up a bit on her face and shoulder armor to show some details, but thats all I can think of.
great job : )
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chanimated's avatar
Thanks a bunch, man! I'll prob need to bug you for advice to calibrate the cintiq/monitor, cause it displays so differently on each screen...Soon after, I'll get right to fixin it up! :D
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tomgiest|Professional Digital Artist
psst, make a little Edit: in your description to say what you had updated on it *nudge nudge*
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chanimated's avatar
pooper head :p Done
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Raikun's avatar
Hehehe, not sure how many times I've been on the receiving end of this just because our raiding locks forgot to stock up before go-time. I wish it looked so cool, maybe I wouldn't mind having my soul repeatedly sucked out then ^_^
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