OMG, this is not D&D. I don't care if D&D said mages need to wiggle their toes, ears and fingers, and dance a jig to cast a fireball. Who is to say Diablo mages have to do anything but think *burn biatch burn* to cast a fireball?
The whole point of responding to this thread, was this is not D&D, stop using those conventions as laws to rule what a player can or cannot do with their characters. Since when did Diablo become anything but Diablo, why are you quoting a 35 year old pen and paper game to tell people what a game not even part of that franchise can or cannot do.
This is sad, in a few years, people will be telling me my hunter in another game can't use a mace because World of Warcraft said hunters can't use maces.