We expect earthquake to be tricky to use but with a high pay off as a disrupting tool. It does more damage than field aoes, has a similar area, but requires the caster to be in the thick of it.
Fair enough ill be there, Actually can we do it Thurs(ive been lugging boxes of books all morning from a collection I bought and a little beat)
add screenshake back to earthquake it will instantly become more distruptive
-> 2- damage limited to surroundings, which means that as a mage you have to use it close to your targets (WTF !)-> 3 - as a mage, you have low protections against the attacks of those close to you (your target) who will retaliate with far more brutality thant your little ticks (13 damage with a powerful staff, earth 100 intensify 80+, spell earthquake 80+)-> 4 - if you want more protection, your damage will drop drastically because of your encumbrance, so you will just be a clown wandering among your enemies