This thread lost me when the OP claimed that Elementalist was a trashy ascension class now. If you think that being able to maintain 30 fervor on virtually all of the content in the game (including for most of the duration of a T3 fight with scaling AE pulses) is bad, then I don't know if we can trust your judgment... and that's just one spell. Fiery Incineration is wicked on single target (i.e. most boss content). News flash: every ascension class has a handful of spells that are not even hotbar-worthy. Have you checked out Blood Parasite and Bonds of Blood for Thaum? They would barely be worth the cast time if the cast time was a quick 0.25 seconds.