I don’t see why it wouldn’t have been a better or equal result.
I’m saying that had those offensive banecasters been trained how to baneheal from the beginning, they would have been better off. Of course, they don’t have psychic knowledge and didn’t know banecasting would eventually be surpassed, but future generations should be geared more towards banehealing.
Okay, it can be effective. But it’s very situational and you need to put actual banecasters at risk in order to use it. It’s safer and more efficient to just use artillery.
Also I realize I forgot to address this:
I don’t think that would be the best idea. If the landmines detonate before the banecast, the baneseals get destroyed and the cast can’t be completed.
And although remote explosions are a long way into the future, and we will likely never see them developed in the game, they are definitely superior to the banecast and more or less serve the exact same role.
Will we still see banecasting used in the story to great effect, even as tech progresses? Definitely. But tech isn’t going to stagnate after our MC dies. Eventually it will reach the same level as our modern world, and the weaponry we have today definitely renders banecasting obsolete.