glyphed ice block is actually one of the best escapes...idk what ur talking about lol. nova + 3 seconds no spells? u must be bad. combined with cold snap? oh man that can be a !@#$% to deal with.
Best escapes?? You're trapped in Ice with enemy players converging in on your location. How is that escaping?
Or maybe you could try /shoo them away.. that might cause the nice Alliance players to leave you alone ;)
Glyphed Ice Block you say? .. yeeeeah.. against a stupid Warrior, DK, Pally or Rogue who are up close and constantly try to hit you while encased .. but against a Hunter .. against a spell-caster giving chase (because 3sec invulnerability to spells aint long) .. or even a DK who will trap you when you attempt to Blink away .. same predicament as normal Ice Block but without the Glyph.
Even with Cold Snap, you can't use Ice Block again for 30secs... more then enough time for two or more players to wipe you out.
have you ever heard of cancelaura macros? rofl. quick ice block then cancel gets a nova + the glyph affect. So maybe U are encased but any other mage smart enough to use a macro will be encased for a second or so and then keep on moving.
cold snap finishes your ice block cooldown....learn to read tooltips? Thats two glyphed ice blocks right there in a little Over 30 seconds. along with 2 frost novas 2 cones of cold + a 30% heal. you really can't get away from one rogue/war/dk?
as for blazing being fine thats obviously where you and id argue a majority of mages who pvp disagree