The problem I have is that I cannot really count them all. It costs a fair chunk of mana to get them up, and keeping them up is not so problematic so long as I find plenty of booze and fungus to help offset the expense. I may play for two hundred turns and then think "Was my at 40 or was it 43?" And so I waste more mana casting a few basic wards, followed by a major ward and then another minor ward since the major costs a minor to cast. Then I look at my again. Since the basic and major wards add 2 and 3 respectively, I should be able to determine quickly what wards I have up and what have collapsed. But I am lazy and forget. And Hulu complicates this too since it uses the same 3 . So would make more sense. I look at Barrier Maiden as a defensive skill only. The proc that consumes a ward to deal damage is not what I want from it. I could edit that out myself, but I figured you may appreciate hearing what difficulties I experience with it. When I encounter certain monsters as a squishy caster, I switch from high armors to higher resistance and armors. Switching out equipment makes it literally impossible to determine how many of each type of wards I have up. I would love a buff icon like most buffs have with a number of counts of each buff, but as far as I know this is currently impossible. *Edit* Yes, the auras help, but they sometimes stack where I cannot really tell if I have half my buffs up or most of them. Looking at the stats is easier. And I will try using instead of for a while and see if that helps.