How about they can buy Immunity to Death but only at Legendary? On that note, how about Elemental Immunity for specialists becomes Legendary for everyone?
You Shall Not Rise:
When cast on a recently deceased body, this creates a protection around the corpse that prevents any standard attempts to raise them as an undead for an hour. This can only be done with the consent of the departed soul and must be done within an hour of the person dying. This does nothing to living people or to corpses already under any form of undeath enchantment.
(This may or may not prevent resurrection rituals for the duration?)
I have a spell like that somewhere...one sec...
Essence Cost: 1-20
Duration: Until dispelled
May only be cast on a dead body. Prevents a soul from re-entering the body (e.g being raised as Undead or resurrected).
I forget why you wouldn't just cut the body up with your sword and throw the head in a bush. I guess it doesn't protect the soul of the dear departed.
I still like the simplicity of Ignite but happy to change it.
Gravenail is powerful...but it's 2 essence per blow which would add up... It's supposed to be an upgraded form of "Essence Strike" which for 1 essence makes the weapon magical, for 2 aligns it to an element.
I've never been too keen on Blessed as I don't tend to stat anything less than really big bads with DRs so it makes it a bit pointless.
What if Gravenail, Boltab and Star Tear were changed to do x2 damage rather than x3? x3 was statted back in the days before massive damage calls. If this happened then Grave Nail blows for 2 essence each would be less excessive. Could even get rid of Blessed as a call altogether and replace it with Gravenail? Fits with the rest of the system too: I want to hurt a creature of fire, I enchant my weapon with water and it does double damage. I want to hurt a creature of death (undead), I enchant my weapon with life and it does double damage.
Standard elements would get "enchant weapons" spells of their element
Metamagic could have "rift" as their enchant (hits creatures that are magic damage only)
Life could have "gravenail" as their enchant.
Death gets "soul" as theirs.