I am interested in Ele and am primarily focused on WvW. I typically play solo, either roaming or PUG grouping. I really like the fluid gameplay and high APM of the Ele, but one and only one feature has really turned me off for WvW: the range dilemma.
If I get caught in a 1v1 (as can happen when roaming), the Staff is highly non-optimal.
If I join an improv group, getting into melee range or near melee range (sword or dagger) in group vs group combat is also highly non-optimal.
I guess I could play scepter, but I'm not really interested in it (I mostly prefer dagger, sword (weaver), and staff).
I have tried Conjures to help slot in for combat ranges unavailable on my weapon, but haven't had much success.
I could try weapon swapping OOC, but that sounds very clunky and I don't want to need to resort to that.
I guess I could also try to like scepter too.
Are there any other options? If you play Ele in mixed roaming/group WvW, how do you handle the range dilemma?