I've been doing fractals exclusively on my Guardian until now. He is wearing full ascended, I've hit 120 AR which is more than adequate for the moment as I'm only working on T3. One of the things I love about my Guard (running Core Zeal / Radiance / Virtues) is the amount of utility I bring to the group. Everything from Aegis, health regen, stun break, fury, I love that in addition to buffing my own performance, I'm boosting (and sustaining) the other members of my group.
I then went and leveled a Thief and am running her as Daredevil - Staff, and am conflicted on whether I want to bother bringing her into fractals or not, and what is holding me back honestly, is that I don't feel she brings much of anything to the group outside her DPS.
All she brings to the group are the buffs from Thrill of the Crime, Bountiful Theft, and of course Basilisk Venom.
Am I overthinking this? I know lots of thieves must do fractals, so I wouldn't be the first. But of all my years in MMOs, I've always played a hybrid type of class that mixed up DPS with group healing, buffs or protections. I've never really played a full (or 'pure') DPS class before in group content, outside maybe playing a Hunter back the day in WoW , but I was still able to misdirect threat to the tank (back in those days threat generation was a big deal) and lay down traps to save the healer.
Is there something else I can do to bring more utility maybe? My secondary weapon is Shortbow, but that's mostly for movement, tagging and when I need to stand out of melee range of a boss.