I play a mage, and I can hardly-to-never land a kill on a healer or a defense heavy DPSer out of a deep freeze as frost, and that is chained with coldowns and a blanked silence after the stun otherwise they insta heal back. I am full malev plus upgraded weapon.
Warlocks actually got some better tools to manage healers and interrupt their cast such as stuns, disorient effects and fear itself, however, we depend totally on a single coldown to kill, and that is every 30 seconds.
The burst is high? yes, deep freeze + silence is deadly mix but under an offensive coldown usage, trinket etc, and that requires the target to cast his defensive coldowns to survive. It is right that way. A geared mage VS a geared player cannot land a kill under a normal deepfreeze coldown, i dare to say a freeze combo could lead the enemy to 50-60% of his HP @ 60% resi.
I love playing my mage, however, i cant see a future with it VS casters anymore. Shadow priests however, will still rock'em out.
What is the reason for the removal of those spells
Sorry about my crappy english!
How other classes can deal with deepfreeze + blanket silence combo?
-> Mage: Blink out of the deep freeze or ice block out
-> Shaman: Stonebulwark totem, grounding totem after deep freeze and healing back up (you are hybrid, depending your own heal is what you pay for)
-> Warrior: spell reflection once nova'ed (these guys are the ones that many offensive coldowns and too little defensive ones but still)
-> Rogue: Vanish, cloak of shadows, blind, smoke bomb (when nova'ed)
-> DK: Spell immunity bubble (>_>)
-> Paladins: Blessing of freedom, bubble, dispel nova.
-> Monks: Spell immunity bubble, karma and some others i might not know
-> Warlock: Bubbles, insta fear (for while), silence, pet stun, and all the crap
-> Priest: Pain supression, guardian, dispersion, insta ranged fear, silence
-> Druid: Bark Skin, Ursoc, vanish, insta heal after
-> Hunter: (lol) Detterance, feight death + scatter shot, pet stun, silence shot, freedom (those are worst than us and blizz cant see it)
These are coldowns? yes, so is trinket, deep freeze + silence + pet nova + racial + all the crap we got as offensive cold owns
Possible Solutions: Give silence a dismishing return that puts immunity on the target against it for the next 10 seconds or so, that way you dont have to increase silence coldowns and you cant chain silence in high rated PVP.