SW is not that useful for me when I can't really afford to spam gems for a good while :p In fact, I made it to 99 high wizard without SW, and only got it after for WoE.
Soul Strike is for a quick finisher, and for fun. I didn't realize the difference between 9 and 10 were that small, I already have 10
I guess I'll enjoy the reduced SP use.
LoV is for many things, SG/LoV leveling (majorous, others), mass farming byb island (phen plz), anolians, etc
I don't really find myself ever using firebolt as a second job unless I'm a sage :p
Hasn't icewall been nerfed into the ground?
I used fireball 10 a lot on my sage since it didn't have much else for aoe to things weak to fire, and found it quite handy! Granted in the long run, not too sure it would get used, I don't think stings will be viable for leveling compared to a lot of other places anyway.
If I don't get fireball 10, I might get SPR 7 or so... SP is always a pain! Or maybe SPR 3 and try FP 5 just for more fun.
Edit: HMM, I didn't know quagmire was that good! Perhaps something like this then:http://irowiki.org/~himeyasha/skill4/wiz.html?10rEekoafOdDafcKbxbx