Ok, I need some help with my current build. My primary is Mesmer and secondarty is Necro. I find this build to be fairly difficult to deal enough damage to survive, ESPECIALLY against mobs. Against 1 or 2 enemies I do ok, but with mobs I'm toast. I'm thinking I'm probably just not using the right skills? I've found about 1 skill from the entire Necro tree so far that I use (Vampiric Gaze). I really need advice on how to make this combo work.
I'd prefer to use it mainly for PvE to solo right now, but I'd also like some advice for PvP builds (although I realize this changes depending on who I'm fighting)
I'm currently lvl 13 and just got to Yak's Bend. Right now the skill set I'm using is this: Empathy, Ether Feast, Conjure Phantasm, Shatter Delusions, Vampiric Gaze, Backfire, Mark of Pain, and Energy Burn.
Basically if I'm fighting melee characters I start with Empathy (Backfire if it's a magic user) then follow it with Energy Burn, then Conjure Phantasm, and then right before Phantasm runs out I use Shatter Delusions. I use Vampiric Gaze and Ether Feast to heal and I've found Mark of Pain to be pretty useless.
By that point I'm just about out of energy and then I usually go with a combo of Conjure Phantasm and Shatter Delusions until I kill whatever I'm attacking.
Here's how I have my attribute points right now. I also have all my refund points available and I'm sure I'll have to use a lot of them to fix this build.
Fast casting - 4
Illusion Magic- 6
Domination Magic- 6
Inspiration Magic- 3
Blood Magic - 2
Death Magic- 0
Curses - 3
I'd really like advice as to some good skill combo's from the Mesmer and Necro trees to deal some damage, preferably against crowds.