Are they escapes from reality, Jenna? Or are they practice grounds for real life?
Ok, so Jenna also has a question for me today while I'm at (she's keeping me busy for sure, HAAAAANDFULLLLL!)
Question: I have done research on my school (ice), and found out I don't learn ice blade till lvl 38! Why do you think it takes that long?
Yeah, Myrna wishes she had an ice blade earlier too. Ice wizards were meant to be the tanks of the game. When you're a tank, you don't do so well with damage, but man are your defenses high! Tower Shield, Ice Armor, high hit points, and an AOE taunt spell are the tradeoffs you make for damage with an Ice Wizard (especially in the lower levels). That's why Niles's blades and traps in your 20's are so awesome. That's also why you should hunt down a necklace with ice trap on it (like the Pendant of the Icy Soul). It's also why partnering with a balance wizard is so important. Boy, one of those pets with a blade on it are nice too (like the ones that were for sale around Christmas time) for an ice wizard. In other words, you have to work around it.
Eventually ice wizards come into their damage. It just takes a while because they are meant to be more of a "warrior" wizard than a wizardy wizard.