I went Ice and stone potency. Blizzard 1 is still essentially free, (takes 11~ minutes for me to run out of mp continuously casting it, and convert is every 10 minutes.) but does about 115% of what stone does. Then if for whatever reason I'm ever entirely out of mp, I switch to Stone 1 since you have 5 mp/tick refresh and Stone is 4 mp. Could probably do the same with Thunder 1 if you're in some sort of party, but solo you spend way more mp recasting stoneskin->Blink-> Aquaveil-> refresh after every fight than you ever spend on nukes. With Thunder, I end up running out of mp at 9ish minutes and I'm screwed if the target has no mp to aspir.
At least until I can get me that Spaeokona Body. Then you can cast the tier 2's for the same cast as the tier 1's are today, and even Thunder 1 will be completely free.
Maybe if we wait long enough, he'll tell us about how he walked barefoot uphill through snow both ways in Uleregand and defeated the evil Snoll Tzar with nothing but a stack of pebbles. Men were men back then. Mithra were men, too, but they don't talk about that.
Mellowy is awesome, now.
I'm sorry. My hoovercraft is full of Summoners. As soon as I claim a thread, they just flood out and cover the whole place. Slippery suckers, those Summoners.