i recently got a mesmer to 80, got exotic gear (mainly power precision, ferocity, some vitality toughness) and fetched all HP in PoF to get chrono maxed out.
I am using gs and sword/sword.
I wanted to get a feeling for the profession and do world completion and checking out variable builds. It looks like a fun and spell effect wise nice profession to look at.
My problem: I die to normal mobs in PoF. If I got swarmed by more than 2 normal mobs, they tend to focus on me and kill me quickly. It doesnt help, that the aggro range is quite wide, therefore, if I try to get evasive, I usally get a few more mobs attacking me.
This is so much easier on my ranger (with worse gear). The pet holds aggro, and if I got hit too hard, I can usally fall behind.
On my mesmer, my phantasmals are good to hold one mob, but more then one tend to run straight to me.
I know I am doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
Or is mesmer just the wrong class for this (or perhaps for me :-)).