Mage is unplayable in pvp. No damage at all. and after nerfs no healing. But locks stay the same. Cant do anything
Mage is average, its not bad. You just cant play it the usual way at this level. You are meant to stay at the back at the moment and turret and gtfo at the first sign of trouble. Arcane is fine in 1v1s. Wait until later levels and mage will become strong again. You cant expect much from classes that lack a large part of their toolkit that makes them strong, such as Ice Block, shatter, blast wave, PoM etc. At level 40 mages will feel a lot better.