We all know how offensive dispels can be incredibly game breaking at occasion and even thought we're unable to dispel as efficiently as a shaman we obviously acknowledge that having an opponents BoP dispelled is definitely worth the minor rune sacrifice of Icy Touch. However, given the fact that Chains of Ice is more commonly used in PvE and that it's visual effect is clearly better looking why not merge these abilities? If I'm not mistaken Plague Strike will apply Frost Fever in addition to it's current effects as well in patch 5.2 so the only reasonable usage of Icy Touch will be for dispelling and ask yourselves this; how many classes have any ability that is completely useless without a glyph which still only benefits one aspect of the game?
We're not shamans, we can't consistently spam our dispell button, neither should we becuase that would make us overpowered in addition to our incoming buffs. How often have you seen an enemy with many buffs and failed to dispell the one you wanted? Quite often I assume if you've been using it regularly. Without Chillblains it's essentially a Frost or Dearh Rune being wasted. But if Chains of Ice would dispell we would at least get something else out of a failed attempt. Alternatively Plague Strike could dispell instead as well but it just seems slightly wrong as that ability would not only apply two diseases but also dispell.
Thoughts on this?
Link to my original post: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6444175006#1