Arguing just for arguing... the topic was boring as soon as the fifth post. I can't believe there is still fighting around the subject, everything that has been developed here is known since before I was born, and the rest is in the tooltip of the spell.
"Hey sometimes Iceblock is saving me from death so I can DpS after, or even one in a billion times can make a boss dying by DoTs as I am the last one alive, safe and sound in my ice cube. But, guys, after thinking about it over and over again, I find that generally speaking, maybe staying in the Iceblock without doing anything is not the best strategy to boost my DpS. I mean in it I am invincible right guys, but what is the point if I can't do anything? What are your thoughts? Please tell me I am right".
Nine years into WoW, there is finally scientific and academic proof that the effectiveness of using a skill might depend on the situation.
Please come and take your nobel prize.