Uhhhh.... that flamethrower... I am not a pyromaniac... definitly not... but I love how that flamethrower looks. And the skeletal fortres... I love that green glow. It may be a silly reason but green is my favourite colour... the reason I love the Nether Allegiance despite their low efficiency.
That said... if it is time to note a wish for S2EE 3, may I request a buff for the Reflective Emanation? Nether Allegiance gains Damage through Astral Lord Focus and (thanks to you) defense through Astral Lord Focus. Grim Resilience gets a HP and HP-regeneration buff from Tactics Lore. But Reflective Emanation... though it throws back incomming damage, that amounts to nothing against the normal damage output from the Shadow Warrior. Like the shiny green skeletons, against the Frenzied Rampage which melts down enemies in seconds, the damage is almost neglectable.
Even with the Riposte mod from the Reflective Emanation, a tiny goblin can take 10 shots reflected back at himself and doesn't fall. In that time the Shadow Warrior slays down the whole rest of the goblin camp, cleans his weapons, runs two circles around that goblin and still have to kill it himself.
So, is it possible to rise the reflected damage from Reflective Emanation? Maybe with Tactics Lore. Or more funny with Armor Lore, Constitution or Toughness.... the harder you are, the more it hurts those who hit you? With Blacksmithing maybe, because you add some spikes to your armor? :D
By the way... any way to donate to you? That S2EE 3 looks like a reason for me to buy Sacred 2 all over again. Impressive determination, to improve this game after all this time.