Oh, Heavy Freeze is definitely OP and needs a CD for sure. However, people in this New World don’t seem to know each class has a role, as if this is their first game. A Mage (FS) is supposed to be a glass cannon and SUPPOSED to hit hard so they can kill the enemy carry quick enough where healer only has couple seconds to react and heal. What does mage bring to a table beside a big burst? If you let a DPS role doing free dps, you deserve to get wiped, similarly if you ignore ADC in Moba while in a group fight, you will get wiped.
Ice Gauntlet tho is indeed pumping out more dps with the heavy freeze and its role is a mage support so I don’t disagree nerfing IG but not to the point it’s unplayable.
However, in this game, it does seem like GA fits all the roles except being a healer obviously. They have big burst DPS (gravity into maelstorm will often wipe a medium/light users), a lot of self heal, more useful perks compared to other weapons, the only melee class that has the most obvious aimbot snapping light/heavy attack + AOE, a lot of cc (pulls/root), can play tank build and still do good support due to insane CCs, one of the weapons that have highest crit dmg multiplier, the only melee weapon that has good passives (pure damage % increase or def increase or self heal or crit), etc. The list goes on.