If you wanna be a mage, then switch to Greatsword/ Greataxe and make the blade magic xD
There’s no reason to play as mage actually.
There are some people who still use Void as support/debuffer, maybe even them are doomed because of the new heartrune are going to inflict disease.
If the disease is strong enough, it will be better to have more bruisers than having some void/ice or void/bb.
and Firestaff is the worst weapon on the game. it always was.
-It never did good damage (fireball didn’t have crit in the past and armor/weapon perks were useless)
-never had any cc (besides the little stagger from pillar and the garbage knockback from incinerate). who uses this crap skill?
-it has medium range,
-it’s base damage is lower than most weapons,
-It has the ONLY skill that needs channeling and is pure sh** (meteor),
-After doing an attack, you have a 1,5sec slow,
i started a new character on a fresh start server, and after 13 days, i have full bis jewels, 2 bis armors (regular pants is one of them), a BIS or almost BIS greatsword, BIS warhammer, and an almost BIS waraxe.
If i was still playing as a mage like i did all the time, i shouldn’t have this amount of good items.
there’s no bis ring, no bis amulet, not even 1 good named firestaff.