It seems that after a period of PvP inactivity, and the mistake of doing the placement games at night, I'm now in ELO hell or something similar... I guess I need something to carry a bad team.
I have tried Firebrand, which is almost useless if your teammates have no idea how to fight. Then it's like delaying the inevitable.
I already tried Scourge, that worked very well for team fights. But I can't split myself and it doesn't help if we can't hold more than a single objective.
So I tried Soulbeast to have some range burst and good mobility to be the maid cleaning up wherever help is needed. This worked very well in certain situations.
Then I have tried to queue as Thief or Ranger and quickly switch to Necro before the match begins. My team had always more Necros than the opposing team this way. That worked best, to be honest. In my current ELO, the opponents are extremely overwhelmed fighting against Necros. Therefore, it's very beneficial to have a Necro, while the opposing team has none, or to have two Necros while the opponents have only one. But that feels like I'm manipulating games, even if it seems to be allowed. I want to win, but I don't want to win without any honor.
However, there are many situations in which you depend on your teammates. I have no idea how to compensate bad teammates alone. You always have to tell your teammates that they shouldn't fight off-point, or that they shouldn't focus healers and tanks as first, while they already spend hours trying to kill one of them and are being killed comfortably by enemy DPS. Instead of learning from the mistakes, it's like they're in a time warp, always trying the same kitten and eventually blaming others for their mistakes. Some people really never take friendly tips from other players. They seem to know everything better, even though they are constantly failing.
I'm always friendly and try to explain nicely, but I'm very tired of such situations. Now I just want to find a quick way back to my old division where not all are that stupid.
I would be very grateful for every tip here!