i am a bit confused about elemental blades and traps , i am an ice wiz, should i take fire and storm in order to use those blades and traps along side with my school? or i just forget them and take death for feint and life for health,,and if i did not take fire and storm as a seond and third school, those will go round my head like a merry go round, plz help thx
Oh yeah, those blades can be kind of spin-y around you, huh? Well, for ice wizards it's just kind of a necessary evil unfortunately. The trade off for high hitpoints and defense with ice wizards is that their base damage is low, and they don't get their own blade clear until level 38 . . . so you have to kind of compensate for that, and those elemental blades are awesome for helping compensate!
Also, it's true that feint is probably the coolest trap out there. You really can't beat 70% damage increase for one pip, and that, again, is really awesome for ice wizards. The problem is that you have to spend all those points in the death tree to get to it (7 training points), and at the early levels you'd probably fare better casting lightning bats spells for damage than a ghoul.
The Elemental traps and blades on the other hand don't require you to spend any other training points in the balance school to get them. Elemental Trap (25% damage for one pip) is available at level 15. Elemental Blade (+35% damage for one pip) is available at level 25.
Also keep in mind the versatility of elemental traps and blades. When you are playing with other people, you can toss out one of those traps on a bad guy and you've not only boosted your main attack, but the attacks of storm and fire as well for your group mates.
By the end of your journey, I think you'll want all the blades and traps you can use in your spellbook, so I'm going to recommend getting feint, elemental trap, AND the elemental blade. You'll want that power in your deck. Should you base your secondary class choice around it? Meh, not really. Just focus on making your main school shine. That's my 2 cents.
Unfortunately, the spinning is just something you'll have to live with.