Dark Plasma Ball isn't as bad as it looks in PvP. It almost requires a close range hitconfirm from the initial fireballs or it will miss, unless someone is stupid enough to crash into it. It also takes a large number of hits on an already low knockdown counter of 14. In addition, Dark Mages have zero Special Actives that don't knockdown. If they do combo, one special is the best they can do for damage. While Elsword has less mobility and zoning options, they can work around that knockdown counter with Kick for more damaging combos while working possibly multiple specials in. If they land a hit, they're supposed to hit harder than any of the other classes... at least until Raven comes out with a passive that also prolongs the knockdown counter.
Pretty much what it amounts to at the moment is the Aishas play keep away with their zoning, the Renas play hit-and-run, while the Elsword classes have to maneuver through all that crap to make use of their exclusive monopoly on longer, more damaging combos.
Last edited by Shadow5YA; 05-21-2011 at 10:44 AM.