So my discussion is back to spirits. I'm not going to speculate about what new avatars SE should add. I am going to talk about how they can change around 2 things that would make our almost useless spirits "situationally" useful as everyone says.
Here are my proposals:
Firstly, I would love to see the spirits being used. How can we make the spirits useful?
1. Cut down on their perp cost. Oh but you say there already is a way to do this? Yes our 5th group 1 merit will reduce perp cost.
2. Make spirits cast faster. Oh but summoning magic reduces avatar cast time you say?
Here are my 2 solutions to making spirits useful, making us more versatile, and for rewarding the summoners who work hard at their job and obtain those incredible pieces of gear:
1. Make every spirit FREE perp cost on its day of the week. That's right, I said it. Make each and every one free on their day of the week. Oh but now you say what is the use of that -perp merit in group 1? Well I've got an answer to that...
2. Replace the -perp merit with minus spirit cast time merits. Each upgrade would reduce cast time by either 2 seconds or 3 seconds for the spirit. This can be up for discussion.
I've read the wiki on spirits. I know that in theory it says that it is possible to get spirits' cast time down to 17 or 25 seconds. Would it be broken if the spirits were casting every 7 seconds? Let's talk about it. How many summoners actually have the gear to make spirits cast that often? Probably not that many.