I did come up with a couple of suggestions earlier, but it is a good long scroll up now…
If I remember rightly, having gone through them all, I’d basically reckoned that there is only one Racial that Blood Elves have, that High Elves wouldn’t have.
Yep, you guessed it. Arcane Torrent.
Now I thought of what, in my opinion is a pretty neat racial for High Elves (Even though I wouldn’t be making one, this just seems pretty cool and thematic)
OK, Arcane Torrent is totally a Blood Elf thing. Why? Because it effects living creatures as well as draining Mana/Energy/rage. It is literally stealing life energy from living creatures around you, which is the -Exact- reason the High Elves objected and got Exiled. I mean that’s -why- they are High Elves, so they absolutely should not have Arcane Torrent as it is now
Mana Tap might work, but its still a bit ‘Blood Elfy’ if you see what I mean, and essentially isn’t giving people who play High Elves -anything- different.
Or…How about this idea?
We know all Elves, High and Blood, can drain Mana from items, we know High Elves did this to survive when the Sunwell was broken. We know Arcane Torrent is a powerful racial, so any High Elf replacement would need to be powerful. Then it struck me. Why not both?
So (and this obviously scales) A High Elf can ‘Disenchant’ any green or above item, draining it of its mana, and destroying it in the process. They don’t need the Enchanting skill to do this. Then, for the next ‘X’ duration, then have ‘Y’ bonus to their Primary Stat. So its giving them a real useful Buff, that they can self impose, and it is really in keeping with how the Race itself survived.
I had another idea about them being able to Purge themselves of excess magic and get rid of one Debuff, but to be honest, I prefer my first idea.