While this is just my second online MMO RPG, I have played quite a few console RPG's. One thing I really like is the weapons and armor that have elemental attributes or status afflictions. I think having armor with elemental DEF and weapons with elemental ATK would be amazing, then if there could be a poisonous weapon, or another affliction added to standard attacks I think that would add more strategy into how we can build our heroes.
I have been thinking about the Red Astral update and I really hoped for these stats on astrals that can inflict statuses or elemental damage. Perhaps these can be a gem that can be socketed to equipment?

I think status defenses would help a lot. I see the bosses now have defense against stun and in Spire they also have defense against slow afflictions.