Decay, sometimes referred to as the "sixth element", is a primordial force. It can be seen as the opposite of Spirit, the fifth element. It is believed that both Spirit and Decay influence the soul's creation of anima.
Unlike Spirit, which is used to communicate with the elements and/or heal, Decay binds the elements to one's will, forces them into servitude and weaponize them. This is also the main reason why dark shaman are able to use the elements (in a twisted form nonetheless) even without asking the elements for permission.
- ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 10
- ^ World of Warcraft: Grimoire of the Shadowlands and Beyond, pg. 31
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 12
- ^ The Lost Codex 2018-11-03. Blizzcon 2018 Interview: Alex Afrasiabi & Patrick Dawson - Story and Systems | The Lost Codex. YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-03.