Unless you pick up Energy Substitution: Ice as a metamagic feat, and can now prepare any energy spell as a ice-based variant.Nihtgenga said:For me, the biggest problem was the wasted opportunity.
They have all these energy choices like fire, acid, sonics, etc. But very specific spells that use only certain energies. Ie. Fire balls but not frost balls. If you want to have wizard from the frozen north, he has to wait for Cone of Frost to have the right flavour.