I’m starting Frost mage and saw that I need to avoid casting Ice Lance until I get the Finger of Frost proc. If I have 5 stacks can I go ahead and use it to avoid losing the icicle charge or should I just continue with frost bolt?
You don’t lose the icicle charge. If you gain 5, one will automatically launch.
The only time you cast Ice Lance outside a FoF proc is if you’re moving.
[Icicles] is literally never factored in any decision you make unless you’re playing [Glacial Spike], but it sucks right now, so don’t pick it. Forget it exists and play like a normal passive that sometimes does damage.