We aren't fine.
If you don't spec Ice Nova, which is a stupid spell to begin with, we have barely any damage. How can you possibly claim that's it's fine when an entire class' viability depends of a single talent?
As I said to some other guy, mages work in godcomp/RMD right now, because we're one of the hardest to kill classes. Pair the hardest to kill class with the best healer & it's inevitably going to work. You don't see any other magecombos at high rating for a reason.
Godcomp/RMD might be really strong right now, but that says more about the combo & restodruids. If these combos work with how mages are right now, imagine what they'll be like when mages are actually good again.
That aside, the setbonusses are really welcome changes, even though I don't get why they integrate the frostbolt damagechange into our setbonus. I'd rather see us just get a flatout increase on it.
On top of that, Deep Freeze into double IN seems like a really stupid idea. The burst from Ice Nova is already incredible right now, when we're going to be able to proc shatters on both, i'm not sure what'll happen.
On a sidenote: hopefully a GM can refund the conq points spend on my non-set shoulders & helmet.
the game is balanced around comps, not classes. KAPPA. But it should be. And that's like saying resto shamans are balanced around having NG, BUFF RSHAMANS. Mages never cease to amaze me with stupidity.