My current character is a Lowlife Glacier sorc, trying to make the skill as spamable as possible. (I somehow made it on the ladder with my latest arena run, charname “Brutzlbaer”.) The limiting factor is the huge - and fully justified - manacost of Glacier. Therefore the character stacks mana and uses the Focus branch wich gives you 50% of your max mana back once your manapool is empty.
But even with over 400 max mana and over 60% critchance on Glacier its mananodes (1% max mana on crit, 2% max mana on kill) are not worth taking, they don’t do enough.
I’m not complaining, the character works very well. All i want, is to drag some attention to these nodes, because i can’t see a build wich would actually take them:
My fully invested Glacier character can’t use them.
For utility you would have to take the -80% manacost, no big 'splosion node, then stack max mana and then for some reasons prefer spamming Glacier over the Focus branch with instant recovery or a mana-oriented Flameward setup. Imo that’s a very far-fetched condition to meet.
I don’t have a suggestion, because i think the manacost of Glacier should not be trivialized. It offers both good clear and singletarget and should require some investment when used as a main skill.
Maybe it would be an option to make these nodes more powerful, but give either glacier or the managain a cooldown, when speccing them?
Ty for reading,