Although there are a lot of pre-requisites to learn certain elemental skills, you probably did not mess up. People just learn the pre-requisites but do not master them, especially Mana Ring and Mana Storm (weak skills).
Edit: You should list what skills you have learned and their level so far.
Mana Arrow + Arrow Rush (both mastered) is a really strong skill for 1-on-1. You'll most likely go Bossing in the future and that 1-on-1 will help a lot when it's just the Boss (without spawn).
To my knowledge, Water Web doesn't help that much in a PvM situation. If you kill monsters in 1 hit, there's no point of having it.
Water Web does prove to be helpful against Bosses since they love to smack you. Slowing their attack means less hit if you have low HP/HV.
Whether you choose between Earth or Water is up to you. AoE vs 1-on-1?
The 1432 build is fine. I actually like a character with more WT. If you can comp one or two gears with HP, you should be able to survive fine (except in PVP/GVG).
Last edited by Esper; 03-21-2011 at 04:06 PM.