Canopy effects not procing the claus/agora border move failure makes them weaker than I theorized for Shaman, but they're still pretty good. Rubble isn't terrible if not stellar, but laughable is definitely underselling it. I also forgot stonewall entirely, since it is only becoming relevant again with the shard rework. E: I meant more the suite of holding skills is nice altogether, not that everything in it is astounding.
Magick also has piety :O Sorta (Spatium Blizzard). Not in a position to do a circle v circle holding comparison at the moment, though (mostly cause idfk what mage has for holding).
I'm not suggesting deleting Vortex, either. It has pros and cons, just the pro of 'making them hit a totem' is massive. Vortex also isn't the cancer that is watching someone flip/eat unblind/undeaf/6 pain 2 times in 4 seconds. Vortex on its own would still be rather strong for bringing in people who flip/tumble in any situation where you have blockers instead of needing to wall.
And re history: Wytch was 'neutral' for a bit then Demonic then true Neutral. Tex/totem was never Magick exclusive. E: Curse you @Caelya I WAS BEING INFORMATIVE