I am wanting to go for my first ascended set for my warrior. I want some input as to what you guys think is the best way that I should go about obtaining my first set of ascended gear. I was thinking about doing fractals, but I am not sure if people would want someone with only exotic gear joining them and I'm not sure how difficult tier 4 fractals are (I believe that I saw that tier 4 and above can drop ascended gear). Raiding seems fun, but it has the same problem as fractals as I don't think anyone would want someone with exotics in their raid party. I have looked into crafting, and have even gotten my armorsmithing to 500 and crafted a few of the daily ascended materials, but the process looks daunting and there are a few items that I would need to grind in the silverwastes (I think) for.
What would you guys recommend be the method that a player gets their first set of ascended gear?
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