By balanced do you mean the shittest?
Also by frost do you mean all weapons in that line?
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I do not want other weapons too suffer waht frost has although a bump would be nice and a desent hell gate artifact the time that peeps slowedn the e for 2 hand is terrible.
I am not a single hand fan bring back glacial.
The hoarfrost as mentioned above is good for group activity only.
There is only one useless frost in line, its glacial.
And other frosts are good and can be compared with fire/curse, numbers of dmg/manacost are equal and in "two meelee meta" they are better then fire.
I know a lot of gvg teams that will take frost in their setups after release.
Frost in heavy is the best control in the game, where ppl choose hoarfrost in ow and 1h in hgs or small pt pvp.
And both frosts can be used with light armor.
We had dozens of pvp trainings inside our guild with hundreds of fights changing different setups. All i can say that frost staff is about teamfights not soloing.
With great damage, control, zoning i predict that it will be the most popular staff on release, especially with new hgs after Hector patch.
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