An interesting question today asked about the Witch Doctor skill Soul Harvest.
While looking into the Witch Doctor, he has a skilled called Soul Harvest. With this skill he basically has an AoE attack that kills the monsters around him, releasing their souls which he then “absorbs”. I was wondering what type of damage is this considered. I doubt it is considered physical for obvious reasons but at the same time it doesn’t seem to fit the known damage types in the game; fire,poison, lightning, cold and arcane. Are they planning on including a new damage type “spirit” or are they going to include its damage into one of the already existing damage types?
Bashiok: Many things are under consideration and continual iteration.
As to what type of damage it would be, well it’s a great question because something like soul harvest brings up those same questions for the designers and artists. Do you make it physical to avoid attaching a damage type that may not really make sense, go ahead and attach something and live with it, or think of something new?
We don’t know yet.
Note that there is a fine tradition in D1 and D2 of including damage types that aren’t among the normal resistances. The “magic” damage of Bloodstars, Bone Spears, and Bone Spirits, for instance.Related to this article