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Drain Soul by chanimated Drain Soul by chanimated
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 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
That's a powerful picture, absolutely stunning.
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Marie-g Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool point of view and great painting!
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chanimated Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
:heart:!
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Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  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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chanimated Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
aww thanks! :heart:
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  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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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
My head just went Kaboom ... oie oie...
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD! In a good way,Ihope?

Cata is a real change from Live. Everyone'll be adjusting to the changes when it all hits. Of course, anything I just said could become moot, since they're adding new data to the Beta as I type this. XD
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
ahaha fair enough. Nah I can't go back anytime soon. Maybe in a year or so. So there'll be a ton of lock changes by then o.O A scary thought!
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! Who knows, maybe we'll have our own flying mount by then. XD
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xXxAyukyoxXx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
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I just love that spell on my Wlock ;D <3

handsome job =O!
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
It is quite awesome... Especially after they updated the animation a while back! :giggle:
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xXxAyukyoxXx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
@w@
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chanimated Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
:love:
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Alkharon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  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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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the purple effect ;3
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Soberbia-Roy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
really capturated the moment
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tomgiest Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
pooper head :p Done
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Raikun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
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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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Wow haha it's definitely been too long since I've played...Took me a few minutes to figure out how they'd use you as a mule...I assume dueling? Reminds me of a time a lock once came in on a raid with only 3 shards and didn't bother to harvest from trash before the boss...
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Raikun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Yep, I was a soul-shard muel. Dueling still works to get you soul-shards, thankfully, or we'd have some very sad warlocks. They were really lazy back in the Ulduar days because there wasn't anything RIGHT there and they didn't feel like flying over to the earthen dude place, now it's not so bad because they can just soul-drain the zerging scourge outside of ICC.

As bat shit crazy as they drive me (I'm a tank usually) I still love warlocks <3 I'd have to say they're my favorite, 'most entertaining' DPS.
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Bahahahaha, demand them HS from em XD I left WoW almost a year ago so the last instance I played was probably Ulduar :( Don't know what the new stuff's like...
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Raikun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
You're not really missing much. A whole bunch of overly gimickey fights, and bad voice acting. Jesterbrand did a cute little comic that nails it on the head pretty well [link]
I think the only really memorable fight is Professor Putricide, he still makes me giggle. The rest is kind of wash, dry, repeat. If you get bored one day ALL the fights are still youtube and tankspot ;)

And Yes, I must have my yummy green happy healthy candy from them, lest I get cranky and have the hunters misdirect them ... again. :D
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Wow I failed. By instance I meant raid XD That's pretty funny, I'll have to check out tankspot someday!
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EPIC
I love how the spell is going towards us... I always wondered what you saw if you were having your soul sucked out O.o
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Gotta fear a 'lock...thanks for the :+fav:!
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xAzriphalex Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Yum! Im not a warlock but this is awsome! I love the distorted faces in the spell!
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Aw, thanks :) I remember being quite amused when I noticed the changed drain animation they added into the game xD
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xuza Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   Digital Artist
I am sooooo glad you finished this *__* It looks fanTAStic~!!

First finished piece with your shiny new cintiq? ;D
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chanimated Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Haha, it was almost complete a month ago, but got lazy and procrastinated. So yes, Cintiq helped XD Although I'm still having trouble calibrating so I'm not sure how the colours are appearing oO
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