So maybe I am just operating under the wrong assumptions about Balefire but am taking into account what we have been told about its use and the damage it does to the pattern as well as its effects. The Aes Sedai do not use it unless its dire circumstances as we saw with Moiraine in one of the early books because it can unravel the pattern and have unforseen ramifications. From Rand using Balefire on Rahvin after he killed Mat, Aviendha and Moiraine (I Think) we saw that the force that he used not only burned out Rahvin from the Pattern but then undid some of his recent actions, which in turn brought them back to life. So, during the Last Battle, Demandred is channeling it exclusively. Being linked with 72 others and his Sa'Angreal its safe to assume he was using powerful blasts of it on the forces of the Light. So wouldn't it also be safe to assume that the Soldiers and Aes Sedai that he killed with it would have had a similar effect? IE the Trollocs, Sharans and Dreadlords that were recently killed by the forces of the light would have been brought back to life when they were burned out? Was this just a catch 22 because essentially the Shadow would have a never ending horde? Also Taim was using Balefire at will as well. When he was fighting Egwene he was hurling Balefire at her and taking out sisters and anyone else who got in its way. Finally, and this is more a random questions. How far does a stream of Balefire(or any weave) go? Meaning those streams that narrowly missed Egwene. How far does the weave go before unraveling? Compare it to a stray bullet. If you miss your target, the bullet continues until it hits something / someone or runs out of velocity. Is there a finite distance that a weave can travel? I always wondered about that because they never mention a stray weave missing its intended target and continuing on and hitting someone else.