Originally Posted by Ogremindes
Mace/Shield guardian is pretty damn survivable. It's also something of a tank/healer.
Agreed, I run with Mace/Shield and Greatsword, with a staff in my bag for big events. Tons of fun.
IF you are not constantly switching between weapon sets to use skills with long CDs you are underusing your class from what I can tell. My mesmer gained so much power when I started using the '~' key to swap weapons. Now I can always have three dps illusions going. For guardian, pop down the healing circle, swap to GW and start doing the spinning DPS attack (button '3'). Some people have been hitting the game saying it is just 5 keys, but thats more them just being poor players. You have 10 weapon skills and 5 utility skills as well as a few F1-F4 keys.