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I wouldn't say that WD is overpowered, just that the beta environment is seriously underpowered. The difficulty will surely increase dramatically over the course of the game, so you need to be "OP" in order to have a chance to complete it.
Also, soul harvest is a smart way of luring you in the middle of the fight, and it will not be so easy to get away with it as a caster. If you engage a pack that can kill you easily, it will be wiser to not step right into their faces from the beggining. So it is more situational than we can see in the beta.
In other words, i think that soul harvest is a brilliantly designed skill that needs you to use your brain if you select it in your skill set, and if you do it right it will be worth it.
That's a good point. It's a lot easier to step in the middle of things with Grasp of the Dead to slow down the mobs, but you have to choose EITHER the bat skill or the Grasp of the dead skill.
With elective mode checked, you can choose any skill for any slot and thereby easily have both the bats & grasp of the dead.
Until you actually try to play with both and realize its not feasable due to mana costs. Maybe later on when you have some good regen.