This are his direct words in response to your post: "All Slow does it slow, that's it. What's the point? Cold Beam seems so much better. Cold Beam is a single target nuke, all Slow does is slow."[/quote]
What use is a "single target nuke" when you're not even going to be bossing in 2nd job? Even if all slow does is slow; your friend is underestimating the utility of this. Slow slows down mobile bosses, which can't be immobilized -- this is very helpful. Cold Beam is limited to freezing one target when in 2nd job you're only going to really need to spam Thunderbolt for the sake of leveling. In 3rd job, Teleport Mastery can stun 6 monsters at an 80% rate, Thunder Spear stuns at an 80% rate, Ice Strike will freeze mobs of 6 for 2 seconds, and Seal prevents monsters from using magic against you. For what purpose would your friend even need Cold Beam, a skill that barely holds purpose in 2nd job and is virtually forgotten in 3rd and 4th; so much so that he needs to skip out on a skill that has utility all the way to level 200?
Bumping this thread seeing as people already start making threads about stuff that is pretty much explained in detail here. Annoying. >_>[/quote]
Finally someone tests Ice Strike. Its range wasn't nerfed; -1 to my memory.
Ice strike does NOT get max range at level 1.[/quote]
I'm hearing two different things and I can't even test it.... T_T
Have you leveled IS beyond level 1 and noticed a range increase? Also some SSes or something might be nice. x_x