There were long animations on all our skills in WS as well
Dash was a skill given to everyone
The effects on skills were not 100%, far from it.
If you stopped to attack a warrior, you'd receive the same fate.
Not going to talk about WS anymore though.
This isn't a Shadow mage thread, but people have told me mana drains aren't very helpful/useful, and I can't stress enough that this kind of game shouldn't be balanced around 1v1.
Currently a sorc not being able to out dps a pally's heal is a problem though. This might be because we are only lvl 35's.