I spend the vast majority of my time solo, often at odd hours when there's not many people on. Hence the most important aspect of a class is that it has to be capable of soloing as much open world 'group' stuff as possible. At the same time, I enjoy the occasional fractal or dungeon so I'd like to play something that's somewhat desirable in groups.
The main two classes I've been looking at are the Reaper and the Herald. I have an old power based necro at 80 and I'm loving both reapers shroud and the GS. However, I remember necro being relatively poor for group play due to bad sustained AoE, low damage, and very little relevant support. From what I hear, the damage is now at least competitive and the AoE seems to have been fixed by having a cleaving power weapon. Unfortunately it still seems like it's lacking damage support. Were the changes enough to make necro desirable for groups?
As for Herald, I've leveled one up to 40 and am enjoying it so far. I like the resource management gameplay and both the support and damage potential seem to be insane. My only concern is that I'm struggling with champions and other group stuff. Since it's been a very long time since I've leveled anything, I'm not sure if that's just because I'm under-geared or inexperienced or if the class in just inherently worse at soloing stuff then the reaper.
I'd greatly appreciate an advice. Sorry for the long post.
- Is the reaper desirable in groups?
- How is the herald at soloing 'group' stuff in the open world?