When light mages stunned they stunned every now and then that made it hard to kill them but not impossible. And if you put on some LR gear it actually made a noticiable difference.fire =/= dot
all fire spells do more damage than ice/light spells
all light spells stun too...just some with amazingly lower rates than others, but they all stun...i frequently used the like lvl 7 or 9 or whatever it was lightning spell to stun people back when i was a light mage
and all ice spells(cept for burst for some fucked up reason) slow
as i said, this ice rate increase shouldnt change anything...tell ur priests to stop being complete noobs, tell ur rogues to start playing more party roles instead of the go for the gold killers, tell ur mages to give GR and tp more often and keep them slowed
if your SMART this isnt an unbalanced change, but rather a change to make fights more challenging and worth fighting[/b]
It makes little to no different with a ice mage. And you can say what ever you want but the only stratorgy with a ice mage spamming the whole party with ice being slowed everytime for 20seconds then you cant cure before they ice you again unless u have party cure.
The only way to get around it is to leave the party slowed take one member usually a good sin and keep curing them and duffing the ice mage till they are dead. There is zero point doing anything else after that back to fun PK everyone runnig around doign there thing. Like Blizzard said give them high slow rate but give it a decent cool down and make the rest of the ice skills a lower rate to slow or here is the best allow GR to actually work. Any GR over 200 should allow ppl to NOT get slowed any more than 30-40% of the time not 70-90 % which is current.
Over 200GR is high you usually have to sacrifice something else like a iron belt or glass belt to use a ice belt etc to get ya resisitance uo or put on tailia etc taking away some AP etc. Im sure mages would be up in arms is DD tailia or DD i general stopped working then they would be dead so quick we wouldnt care if their ice is 90%