I played this game quite a bit soon after launch until probably 2015. I barely did any PvE other than world bosses (haven't even looked to see if the boss train is still a viable thing anymore).
I do have some questions:
1) In both solo roaming WvW and non-competitive sPvP I typically ran a P/S condition build that kited and did well in solo pvp and small skirmishes (typically used Med Kit [which seems to be changed as I used to drop kits on the ground and run through them], Elixir Gun, Tool Kit, and Elixir S). I used Rabid gear for this endeavor. Is this still viable for solo/1v1 pvp? If so what Runes and Sigils are now used for something like this? Is condition removal still a problem? I seem to recall using Alchemy line to help with this.
2) There are no more healing bombs!! I loved WvW zerg with healing bombs. What are Engis typically doing in large zergs now?
I plan on purchasing the expansions but I am more interested in sticking with the core engineer. I guess a TLDR is P/S condi still good in 1v1 and what is done in zerg pvp?