So, right now I'm just talking about the discord masteries; I don't think range is as much of an issue with the other ones. When the masteries were first introduced, the range on tribulation and despair was 10-12 tiles (I had 120 discord/music real). I just tested today, and the range has been reduced to 6 tiles (currently I have on 120 music/discord/provoke real)! I don't recall seeing any notes regarding a nerf on the range of these spells...was this intended? I'm about to start a rant on how difficult it is to stay within 6 tiles if you're fighting a screen full of high-level spell-casting mobs especially if they also have area attacks. One of the potential uses I envisioned was for my pvm bard to be able to assist in pvp just a little bit, but range of 6 tiles makes that impossible (guess the gimp dexer/bard template is the only possibility). All I can do is mutter & cuss under my breath... All other spells get a range of 10 tiles. Bard skills increase in range with skill, and that exceeds 10 tiles at 120 skill. Bard mastery is...6 tiles. *&^%&^*!!!!!!!!!! BTW, I also tested mana use (again with 120 provoke/discord/music real), 40 LMC, 19 MR and 120 meditation. The upkeep issue seems to be fixed as promised. With this setup I was able to maintain tribulation indefinitely, and despair whittled away at the mana pool slowly. I think this is a reasonable real-life equipment setup (don't need both focus and med and 19MR is high but not totally outrageous) and at this mana usage rate I could see using these mastery skills in actual game situations. But the 6-tile range...guess I can throw bard mastery back onto the useless pile (or go ahead and make that bard/dexer gimp).