And Rag doesn't even have to start at 5 mana. 3 mana and only 3-4 charges on the weapon would be enough to make it more balanced. As it is now it's an uphill battle.
yea.. idk about the lower charges helping much. the rag ability is extremely over-valued by blizz (for some reason) - see Majordomo. especially when Nef is loaded with Onyxias and other weenie generators