EDITED for clarity:
1) Didn't say nerf anything, except thet moving burnig help to bloodmage might be warranted, and probably is. I also suggested buffs, and was simply being honest about the power level of some stuff, or the potential power level.
2) (Codex + EM) = Unbalanced, Codex = vicious reward => has no place or weight in a discussion on the state of spellcasting. It's only "not good enough" on vicious if the boss is in a subdungeon, or if he has huge magic resists, or both. No nerfs required, but buffs to priests, monks and EM should not be out of the question because of this either. Or nothing at all.
2.1) Codex + Priests/Monks + EM = so good it's bound to end up on the wiki, and in case of the priest is more powerful and straightforward than many (any?) other approaches. When this happens with vicious rewards, you get people rushing vicious and being frustrated, has happened before. The priest wiki entry is blank, and I could easily jot the basics of the strat down up there, making it the only priest strat someone felt was worth their time writing down in all this time. Think about this. And nerfs are nowhere close to my mind when talking about it.
3) There are no burndayraz hosing mechs in the game. There used to be heavy burndayraz hosing mechs in the game. I used to whine about them a lot. Burndayraz beats everything reliably, in the hands of anyone who knows how to use it well enough. A guide could explain this to anyone interested. Intentional? If yes => fine, if no => whatever happens.
EDIT: Having vicious bosses in subdungeons actually works - DL without piercing wand is difficult to immagine for a BURNDAYRAZ guy, wouldn't be if you could hit him with weakenings. This is why you don't need assassins for sub-vicious vicious token runs, as nothing really gives fireball strats a hard time. I put a few days into testing it and it's true - what it means in the grander shceme of things is beyond me.
4) Devs gennerally know when something is out of line, because they generaly make it so on purpose, or at least suspect something might happen and are interested in what skill/expirience/time investment level this happens at. Or so it seems. Nerfs don't happen because I said so. I'm not arguing in favor of anything, but if the question of "Whteher mysterea needs anything" revolves around being aware of all the options and not being aware of all the options, I'm at least putting some of the options out there, and confirming their potential power level. She was being complained about a lot (even by me), yet she not only supports dedicated spellcasting but is good enough to turn pretty much anyone into a dedicated spellcaster - again, if intentional => we can stop complaining, if not => whatever happens.
EDIT: 5) And I mix it up MORE than most of the guys out there. It's difficult to notice because when I find something that looks suspicios I take it around the block to see if I'm wrong about it or not. If you don't believe, how many people went to stress-test weakening or even use it? How many people walked into CO with a codex priest? And who ever came up with the idea of using the current bloodmage with EM and codex anyway? It's just that when I "discover" something I go "well, this is nice" and move on to the next run and probably discover something else. And I was the guy who whined about the old weakening with the scaling cost being too off putting which is part of a reason why it now has a flat cost and is what it is. Might not even be a bad thing, right?
EDIT no.2: And as for the Absolution nerf hosing dwarves - I knew about absolution healthmonsters, dwarf rogues and dwarf bloodmages, used them, and still went through the game and ended up with a PQI sending me up with dwarves seemingly as often as all other races combined. If "losing" one strat hits them even worse, and if they only worked with stuff that was powerfull enough with anyone else that it doesn't really need dwarves, then they have a big problem and need a straight up buff. Probably. The devs even attempted it at one point, but it fell through, I don't remember how.
I almost got pwned by Shifty Brickwork!