Ehhhh... No. The reason they have Curse AND EC is because they combo well together. The "new" point of Curse is that it becomes more useful the more you use it. Also, I find Curse to be useful for the Witches that normally can't hit a certain range (beyond or below their normal range). And seeing as Curse does a reasonable amount of dmg and applies a debuff (which potentially can last longer than what the EC might be applying at that moment), and because it allows you to apply it when the enemy is avoiding DMZ, I'd say Curse is good to have. Besides, what is the point, besides -1 Speed and Pain Curse, of having cursed enemies? I think Curse is good the way it is. There are other ways to reduce the cost of Witches. There are some abilities that really aren't needed, -Veiled Flight on Dark Seductress -Revel in Misery on Inkblight (as you said) -Loyalty on Swordmage (I bet I'll get flack for this, but honestly he doesn't need it, it'll reduce his cost, and with Forsaken Exploit, his damage is fine) To name a few. Also some are still overpriced imo (even with what they have). Yes we do.