This spell was wonderful. It have the best graphic animation (..) oops, it wasn't animated.
It have the best game-play : absorbe damage but make you OoM and it even give you a damage's boost with Incanter's Absorption.
But I can't do damage if not have mana.
I just loved it in my spell book ...
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Detect Magic was quite amazing in those days, but there isn't use for it anymore, which is why they removed it. In any case, enough derailment. Just because they're keeping an eye on things, doesn't mean you should expect a nerf. If NT is turning Mages into a multi-DoT class, then they will shift numbers to bring it back to being all about the nukes. Try not to tear the Berlin Wall down on any news of a possible change.
Honestly, I hope they remove NT or remake it. It's really really not feeling good as an arcane mage, when everything is supposed to be nukes or waves of missiles who hit like a truck in an instant.
It's also about bloody time they make arcane viable in serious pvp. I really want to see radical changes. It feels that they don't want to scrap the idea of the mastery, but... it just does not work. They really need to remake arcane from the scratch with a solid new theme.