I wish its passive was more like:
whenever you cast a spell upon an ally, he gets a Soul mark that lasts 3seconds. The mark triggers if your ally gets bellow 50% health and reduces all of its cooldowns by 20% based on where it's at (not the total lenght)
if a mark is triggered, Soul shroud's passive effect becomes inactive for 60 seconds.
Passive: Reduces the cooldown of nearby allies' summoner spells by 12%
Passive: Whenever one of your allies die near you, Soul shroud reduces your cooldowns by 15%
Active: You fire a beam similar to lux's increasing the cooldown of caught ennemy champions by 20%
for 12 seconds
60 sec. cooldown
I'd like to add to the debate that I feel the 40% maximum cooldown is a little silly considering how many interesting items can provide us with this characteristic nowadays, I would have it soft cap, granting half the amount whenever 30 is reached. It's always a big deception for newbies to learn that you can't max out this stat like you would do with attack damage or ability power.
My point about the cooldown cap really is; Not buying an item because your cooldown is maxed and you would lose in the balance really sucks, those points need to recycle into something, into cooldown for your active items, or on your summoner spells, anything but "too bad, it's lost"...