My main is Mesmer and geared for WvW, but i decided to run an alt for fractals because i enjoy that content, and i'll go bankrupt in WvW if i only play that mode.
I chose a Warrior since he's been powerleveled and "geared" so it was the cheapest option to just start with. Plus, i like the profession.
Anyway, i'm hoving trouble finding my "place" with it.
I'm mostly geared with Soldier's and Berserker's and i unlocked the Berserker elite.
Axe/Axe and Mace/Mace. Axes for DPS, maces have some CC so that's good.
I'm wondering - since my role is supposed to be DPS, and indeed i do have a lot of damage output (not the best yet obviously), am i supposed to also keep myself alive or is this other people's job?
Because, even with Soldier's gear that has vitality and toughness, and 26k HP i'm getting one shotted in T2 fractals. If i heal, i can only heal myself for 1k HP with a high cooldown. That's not nearly enough to survive anything. If i gear myself fully berserker, i'll get even less toughness and HP, how am i supposed to run fractals then? Yeah, dodges, but there's just 2 of them, and some bosses spam AOEs constantly, it's impossible to evade every last one. The easiest bosses for me are the ones with "raid tells" that way i can reposition myself and avoid damage altogether.
Something's not right here, i can't be THAT squishy, can i?
And if i am, what use am i in a PUG group that can have random profession composition if i'm supposed to deal damage, but can't stay alive if someone doesn't heal me.
I don't understand how this works honestly, how am i supposed to run higher tier fractals, with just 1 heal that heals for 1k.
And i know that heal's use is to refill the berserk bar, but that's damage dealing, not healing.
Should i look for more specialized groups? Because in PUGs i can do T2's but with a lot of dying (on everyone's part, not just mine), and it can sometimes be time consuming.
I'm not aiming for challange fractal speedruns, just to eventually get to T4 so i can do them comfortably. I'm at T3 currently but i'm not running it because i need ascended gear, and i can only slot so much agony resistance in trinkets.
As a mesmer, i knew my role and was able to perform it well, be it support or condi damage, pulls and whatnot.
I'm not sure what to do with warrior. Do i facetank bosses and hope someone helas me so i can do damage, or what?