We have a few interesting cold skills, however, none of them are going to take us deep into grifts.
I recently found a SoJ with 19% cold dmg. It doesn't have a socket so I need to enchant that, but then the cold skill buff isn't going to help me if there aren't any decent cold builds to work on because the skills are too weak.
Even if they buff, I'm not sure how it'll compete with firebird's but it doesn't really have to, as long as I can get into decent grift levels I'll be content with that.
I'll agree that Cold and Lightning need some love, but with this caveat: Cold should never do as much flat-out damage as Fire, because it has a built-in CC (the freeze/chill affect). If a player goes to a Cold build, he should realize that he's making a decision between huge damage (Fire) and lowered damage with more CC (Cold).
Cold could use a little more damage still (in my opinion, anyway), but I think anyone who wants to play Lightning should be doing the most complaining, as it doesn't really offer a good trade-off from Fire like Cold does.
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I tried a cold spec because I also found a Rimeheart.
Was using frozen solid with RoF + LoG with the cold blood rune and decent resource reduction. I can basically keep casting frozen solid (I also use mirror images to help cast it as well when I run out of AP).
It wasn't too bad to be honest. I completed a T6 rift in about 15 minutes and that's with sub par gear, the only really good items I have are the cold SoJ which I socketed and threw a bane of the trapped gem in there and the rimeheart.
IMO, what they need to do is fix the proc rates. It's something they've neglected to do despite removing CM. Also wouldn't mind a new cold set that gives us all RoF runes. Good synergy with LoG (so please if they do, don't create a source as part of the set) plus fix that stupid auto targeting and then I think we could have a decent cold spec...