Acid Mage, my favorite class for years is now going the way of the Dodo, it was always hard to play and the itemization for it always blew, but I had fun with it and it was usable to me. I wanted it to be more usable and fun so I finally logged on to the forums after years of just being a player and *****ed and complained about it at times, championed for it at other times and even at times I sadly admit my frustration at times caused me to be trollish about balance issues. Because I was tired of always getting crushed by the same few builds over and over that got all the attention and items. After years the Acid Mage got some love after in the new items expansion and at first I was so happy I didn't really care that I was still getting my ass kicked with my Acid Mage, I had new items and new cards finally after years of enduring nonstop ass kickings by flying Dwarves, endless move Elves, tokenless item control wizards, turn spamming Vamps and buffed burst spamming wizards. Nowadays with Vengeance, Vanguard, Delegate, Daylight and even more control wizards and Greater Heal or Nimbus spamming Clerics than ever before! Add the fact that Acid Mages now have a random chance to acid their own teammates, the build is harder and more frustrating to play than ever before.