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So I have tried every profession besides engineer and warrior... because I need an element of magic for me to "like" a profession:
Warriors - hard hitting and hard to kill; seem to be generally strong, but seem to be vulnerable (more so than other profs) to debuffs.
Engineers - have no clue what they do besides shoot. I do know my guardian does well versus them even at extreme lvl differences in WvW.
Mesmers - seem to be a lot of flash and trcikery, but little "bang". They seem to be immensely useful in pvp because several mesmers can cause kill hungry zerglings to waste a lot of time. They seem to be fairly weak in pve except for "tanking" and I mean diverting aggression around.
Guardians - strong in pve, pvp and are tanky regardless of health total... in pvp they are either the lock down guy in the assist train or support/medic... this could be my main at some point.
Elementalist - can't get into their playstyle at all; seem strong overall; weak 1 on 1 .. strong when in a group.
Necromancer - currently TRYING to make this work as they are uncommon to see. Seem to be great at causing trouble and hard to focus down, but lack stopping power when needed.... however this may be dur to inexperience. In Spvp I could cause a lot of damage yet kill no one. Could be a sign of a decent group class(profession).
Thief - Absolutely love this class/profession... you are very mobile and by far the most mobile in the game.. high 1 on 1 damage, however can be killed very quickly. I want to play this, but it seems like all I see are thieves (and they have really bad names too)
Ranger -Only lightly played... 2nd most seen besides a thief.. seems viable all over and they have the best range. I don't like the ranger skill set personally as it feels very unrangerish to me. Plus they are very common so my original snowflake side is butt hurt.
So it seems like my only option is a guardian (which I don't like playing outside of pvp) or a thief which are a dime a dozen (on my server anyhow).
I'm trying a necromancer just because they might even be less common than a mesmer (people are catching on that mesmers are amazing fighting with and against zergs).
What would you guys do?