College of Spirits in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft seems to be a really great subclass. Powerful enough, and having an interesting spin for storytelling purposes. But, as a D&D Beyond author notes:
The big issue with the College of Spirits subclass, however, lies in the 6th-level Spiritual Focus feature. It specifies that you can only add a d6 to a spell that is cast through the focus. This means the spell must require material components. Spells such as Vicious Mockery and Healing Word won't benefit from this subclass feature as they only require verbal components.
Emphasis mine. Vicious mockery and healing word happen to be two of the most used spells for my current bard, so this limitation would really hurt my playstyle.
Is there a way around it? Is there something in 5e that would allow me to add material components to spells that do not require them, to be able to use Spiritual Focus?