I recently return to the game after 4 years. Playing Revenant now and really want to main the class. Sadly, while I really enjoy the complexity of the class skill mechanics, I think Revenant is so under-performing in so many area. It is quite stressful.
The class has minimal aoe (anything, dmg or cc), bad/situational sustain ... i keep dieing from group of mobs unless I play Revenant like a ridiculously low dmg thief with hit and run (which is a horrible way and time consuming to take down mobs + dieing). The irony is, i do have 2900-3000 toughness most of the time. Yet, after multiple builds, nothing will allow me to somewhat sustain the long fights with multiple targets. While I already do notice the burst dmg the class can have, that can be good playing nuke dmg in Spvp but Spvp is not the only thing in Gw2 nor small fight roaming WvW.
I have been using demon just to deal with condition dmg. I really want to keep Herald to maintain the fun burst dmg with sword. I know i don't want to play hammer backline and I do not want to use staff (bad dmg). I am using Sword/Sword and Sword/Shield atm.
Do you have any advice? or build that I can try before I retire this Revenant since honestly he's definitely not on par Warrior/Guardian.