I have just a bit of experience in raids (mostly trainings). I played only power holo as it was a thing back then and was mostly doing well. But as you know for condi bosses mirage is a thing so I need to step out of my engi camping comfort zone. So I go check SC, read all the skills and traits, but it's a bit hard for me when there's no real rotation and overall limited brain capacity. I pull 17k on golem on average (full ascended and golem set up properly) and I'm frustrated, because I don't know what I'm doing wrong. There's no proper up to date guides, no thorough explanation and I just see comments how easy and fun it is while I'm crying in my designated noob corner that has 0 real experience with mesmer class at all.
I don't even know what exact questions to ask to understand.. but I'll take what I can get as I'm desperate to get into a guild raid group but if I don't pull the numbers no raids for me, I'll get depressed, stop pulling my weight, move back in with my parents, basically my life is over.
I break out in sarcasm, sorry.
Few questions I'm capable of asking:
-Should you only shatter when you got minimum 3 clones? And as you have to do two different shatter skills, is it same exact time or it can be a split second in a row?
-When is the best time to weapon swap (I tend to camp on it because no rotation in my head for it)? (I know I should swap when endurance is below 100%, but I don't really feel the right moment)
-What's the point of doing shatters while casting lingering thoughts? I feel like that makes me really have to direct my attention and micro manage that action.
I watched multiple videos of people doing top dps on the golem and raid bosses in slow motion and I'm just not improving.
Any tips/guidance/enlightenment is welcome.