Hello guys. I started actively raiding around February this year and right now I am teaching new raiders in one training discord. I decided to write this post so I can help players that want to try raids some tips how to start.
First thing i want to talk about is toxicity. I think mayne players dont try raids because they think that there are toxic. I personaly had never problem with this in raids. I wouldnt say that raiders are toxic but that they demand some level of standard. If you join raid from LFG players there will expect you to help them kill the boss. Its not only that they will basicaly play with 1 less player if you dont reach that standards but also one player can kill whole squad (so it would be better to actualy do it only with 9 players). On the other hand if you perform and dont kill your squad then you will never have a problem. 99 percent of time "toxicity" in raids is based on logical reason.
To combat this as a new players there are few things you can do. You can join training discord and/or you can watch/reads guides on interent so you have general knowlage and then try your luck in lfg. If you see one try to join training lfgs. If there is none search for one around 50 and 100 Li (legendary insights) and politely whisper commander that you dont have enough Li but you know the encounter. If you do so he will let you join most of the time.
Most common composition for lfg raids is:
2 chronomancers (they are there to provide boons for squad and they are tanking if fight needs it)
2 druids (they heal and also provide buffs)
1 Warrior (provide unique buffs)
5 Dps (they do damage)
For begginers i would suggest to play either Warrior or Dps at start (since druids and chronomancers can fail much more then dps classes and also they require some knowlage about the fights and as a begginer you dont have that).
For builds ascended trinkets and weapons with exotic armor is enought. Since exotic hot/pof stats are quite expensive i would suggest to start with some build that uses core stats. My suggestions would be power soulbeast, power dragonhunter, power deadeye and core banner warrior. Obiously you can play other classes but those 3 are easy to gear and dont have that complicated rotation.
For builds and guides I would suggest www.metabatle.com (raid section) and www.snowcrows.com .
As for gearing: Easiest ascended weapon is caladbolg collection and after that specialization collection. For trinkets you can either get them from fractals and laurel vendors (only core stats or much more expensive) or LS3 maps.
Hope this post was helpful to someone and if you have any questions feel free to answer. Have a nice day