Guys :D, I like cc. I like other wizard uses than raw damage. But non of this has anything to do with this topic.
I don't know how to express it in any other way.
Only damage spells. Only wizard. There is a few, but the aoe one is best in 99% of the situations. Seems weird to me that aoe spell has higher damage than single target ones. And it has range advantage over the spells that require a touch.
That's all I wanted to look at. O_o
But you can't look at damage only. They have other properties. Speed, range, accuracy, target defense etc.
I agree with you whem it comes to Fan of Flames, it's usually the best level 1-2 wizard spell if you just want to deal some damage quickly to a bunch of targets. Maybe it should even be toned down a bit. But still, the other damage spells serve their purpose, and often they don't deal as much damage as the Fan because they offer other benefits, and this is the point you don't seem to get.
Look at the size of that safe zone. Its a pretty damn safe spell to cast. Granted I stacked a lot of Intelligence stuff (You can see my resting bonus), but yeah, with a lot of intelligence AoE spells become very safe to cast.
I agree. Personally I think INT should increase AOE area they way it says, not the way it does.