So I do believe I'm going to be coming back to Rift. And my max level toon is a mage. Specifically, I specced into warlock.

Basically, I'd like to know the state of the warlock tree at the moment and whether or not I'd be effectively cutting off my own hands by playing it in PvP. It was kind of under-powered when I started playing it back at released, but it was really fun and not too bad (very CD dependent and I was dead meat if I didn't have ALL my cool downs available, usually).

Basically, is the warlock tree any good at all in PvP right now and how is the mage fairing as a whole in PvP? What about PvE?

Thanks a bunch. I'm just collecting information so I can make some informed decisions before coming back.