So this is something I have given a lot of thought. I have always felt, throughout every read of the books, that the Aes Sedai (and Ashaman) really under utilize the Power in a lot of ways. Examples. 1. Armoring themselves/others. I don't think that wrapping a breastplate or helmet in Air (or w/e) in order to make it impenetrable would count as "making a weapon for one man to kill another". And if the breastplate was just coated in weaves, it theoretically wouldn't hinder movement, just make the armor itself stronger. 2. As a weapon (obvs when approprite w/in the Three Oaths). Specifically, I always felt like they used the most labor-intensive, difficult methodologies. I've always thought it would just be easier to create a Power razor in mid-air and scythe off a bunch of Shadowspawn heads like a laser beam. Obviously I can't really ever know, but it seems like that would be easier than blowing up the ground or creating giant fire walls. Or, to do more of a hail of arrows type thing. Really just spitballing, but it seems like there must be an easier way. 3. Protecting camps/ buildings. I keep picturing a Power-wielder just putting up a dome of Air (or w/e) around their campsite or house, with holes in the top (a la Dumai's Wells) for air and smoke. Then if a ravening horde of Shadowspawn or some bandits show up, they just bounce off like bugs on a windshield, and the Aes Sedai can lower it enough to rain fire and ruin their day. Are these types of things at all possible? Would they just be too easy and interfere with the plot too much? Am I totally wrong here? I just can't help but think that maybe the Power-wielders make their own lives way more difficult. Anyway, let me know what you think!