I have been thinking for so long and asked a couple of people in game as well but still I need help of experienced players, especially mages.
Im building a mage, currently 61, will be 69 and aim rbl in Olympia for some time. I made up my mind and definitely will go 160 int with +8 Complete Set. I can say that I definitely prefer fire however its all the prices that matters.
The question is actually simple. Forget about other accessories, they are determined and decided what matters here is I do not want a support mage. I aim for damage however with this cash of mine I can either afford +8 Garp and dual +2 Shio Tears OR +8 Scourging Staff and dual +1 Flame rings. The question is which one?
I tested my cousin's mage, and I noticed rings make too much damage difference, so I thought +2 shios can be better than +1 flames even with ice damage on. I would love to have +2 flames and +8 hell blood but +2 flames are like 13 gb each or even more in Olympia and +8 Hell blood is over 20-25 gb which is a ridiculous price, whereas +8 garp is below 10gb and +2 shios are 300-400m. So if i go fire I can only afford +8 scourging staff which i thought is the best staff to buy after +8 Hell blood.
So forum, consider flame and ice damage difference is not too high, with equipments they might balance out, and consider only damage not dagger defense or anything, but at the same time please dont suggest a paper mage to me. Which one for damage.
Please dont think about only one skill or one situation, consider a full pk inside rbl.
If you think the question is put out in a complicated way, I would like to make it easy and clear.
Element: Ice, Gear : +8 Garp and dual +2 Shio Tears -- Skills to test -- Frost Nova, Frost Impact, Ice Staff.
Element: Fire, Gear: +8 Scourging Staff and dual +1 Flame rings -- Skills to test -- Fire Nova, Fire Impact, Fire Staff.
Which skills individually and maybe overall hit more. If you want you can assume numbers like with specified gear: Frost Nova 500-600, Fire Nova 600-700 (just an example).