Perma-freeze Wizard still dead?

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I recently just started playing again, stopped playing when ROS dropped because my expensive and amazingly fun to play wiz was now dead. 

Also moved down to playing on console. 

So is perma freeze wiz build still just as dead as ever? Has something taken it's place? 

Ive been using Spectral Build found here and it's amazing, but I figured I could ask if there was another perma freeze build again. 

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