AQW Release Tester & Lore Connoisseur
So who/what do you think Belle is? I assume we have a couple more weeks before we see the next part of The Thorn saga, so there's an ample amount of time to theorize.
Usually, there's something about a weaver's appearance that will give away their elemental attunement. These factors can be the color of their Soul Looms, the color or appearance of their weapon, and/or the color and appearance of their SoulAlly. The Hero doesn't count due to gameplay mechanics, but Aegis, who is attuned to Ice, appears as light blue. Tomix had purple Soul Looms which were the color for Good/Evil/Bacon/???. Out of all of those elements, he was attuned to Evil. This was also reflected in Aspar's coloring, which also happened to be purple. Vaal seems to have been attuned to Fire, due to the elemental damage he deals in the Murky Halls quest while using Transcendence. His attunement to Fire is also reflected in Alraira's red coloring as part of her color scheme.
Based on the trend of a Soul Ally's color representing the elemental attunement of their Weaver, I believe that Belle is attuned to pure Mana based on Vitael's appearance. First, Vitael has that cosmic, Mana pattern on its head and legs. Almost all of the pure Mana beings in DF feature that pattern. Additionally, Vitael is the only non-humanoid SoulAlly that we've seen and seems to be a Kirin-like creature. This doesn't necessarily indicate that Belle is attuned to pure Mana or that there aren't any other non-humanoid SoulAllies out there, but I would assume that if there is some significance to Vitael's form it is exclusive to extremely powerful beings, like those who are attuned or composed of pure Mana, for example. Second, if Belle was able to overload a Manaphage she either has to have a crazy high Mana supply or be a being of Mana herself.
I have an alternative theory, though, due to my initial theory not being 100% solid. My alternative is that Soulweavers, in general, have a very high magic supply and cannot be crippled by Manapahges. As for Vitael's elemental alignment, it could also be attuned to Light, based on its body's color scheme primarily being made up of a light yellow, which tends to represent Light in DF.
< Message edited by Christophoses -- 8/11/2017 6:42:32 >