I'm returning after 4 years and I'm completely lost about professions (except that scourges and firebrand are the meta) so I would like to ask you some quick questions so I can get a general view of current classes.
1- Which professions are viable (not top dps) for AoE?
2- Which professions are the tankiest in zergs?
3- Which professions can dive in and out from an enemy zerg without killing themselves?
4- Is sniping people from enemy zergs viable? And which professions are able to do that?
5- Is there a profession/build that is viable for both roaming and zerging? Obviously not something OP but just viable.
6- Is there any bow build from any profession that is viable in zergs? And rifle? The last time I played the only one was shortbow thief just because of choking gas spam.
7- Which professions are currently considered "piano classes"? Like elementalist. And which one are more straightforward?
8- How updated are metabattle's builds? And how viable are the "great" and "good" ones for WvW? Because reading the comments there I can only see things like "do no damage (from a ranged build)" or "too squishy (from a zerging melee build)" and those builds are tagged as "great" or "good".
9- Which professions/builds are good for CC in zergs?
Thank you in advance!