I'm having a ton of problems with the build though and I'll list a few reasons why and hopefully you can fire a response and let me know If I'm over-calculating something or missing a very tiny detail.
1.) I rip aggro a new butthole like no end. In the middle of temple farming karma trains with 20+ people. I'll tear aggro from the most geared player there and I can only dance with these bosses hitting for 18k+ per swing(s) (which is sadly more HP than the build I have, has), a few seconds. Fully buffed I have nearly 17.8k hp which is very, very low and way out of my comfort zone even with all shout buffs/boons going, I'll get one shot. The weird thing is, I have 3.1k armor unbuffed. I've seen toughness builds often lately and I've got to be honest, I'm very unimpressed. Toughness seems like a very underwhelming, potentially overrated, near useless stat with the exception of its synergy with certain classes and builds in regards to stats; example being: 'x % toughness = y % precision or some other stat'. I've even substituted some pieces of Knight's gear with other gear choices and purposely took hits to gauge how effective toughness is, if there's any DR, (diminishing returns), at certain points of toughness % and if toughness is really contributing to character survivability. There wasn't a change in incoming damage and if there was a change, it was very slight to almost unnoticeable.
2.) I have 56% crit dmg burst % and I can't hit over 6.5k with 25 stacks of might going. The sad thing is, I have 3k attack unbuffed. Fully buffed, I hit like 4.1k attack with 25 stacks of might. I have 47% crit chance and the crits seem low, but I'm also new to Guardian so for all I know this is standard or even decent. Personally, given my low hp pool, I'm TERRIFIED to even bother running fractals or any dungeon path(s) given how often I pull aggro and because I get touched and I go down immediately. I don't always get hit, I'm actually pretty good at dodging but I can never trust say: lag, weather, something on Anet's end, client problems, or spastic bosses who suddenly turn around, complete 360 spin as they're charging a special attack because I ripped aggro right before he decided not to slap the tank but me instead.
So, what am I doing wrong?
Edited because I'm OCD with grammar.
Edited by DeAlchymist, 06 July 2013 - 01:30 AM.