Recently came back to the game (still trying to shake the rust off). I stopped playing in January due to college and work at the time. Just started again and, well, quite a lot has changed. Original plan was to make two Soldier's Ascended Daggers, but I am thinking about something like below (the amulet I will replace first, unless it is worth replacing it later, I picked the Celestial one at the time because it was the best all around improvement for my character).
One possible idea when I start working on Ascended gear again: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?fFQQJAoYhMM6cW4wyBfEA-T1xFABFpMwIlMmpn4IlSAoEUQ1f0yEEZAYGDA-w
On the second link, none of the traits are assigned due to me not keeping up with the changes (so the stats look lower, with my trait setup as the first link, it sits around 2.2k armor, 15.5k health). Most of the gear is beserkers (just an idea). The way I would like to see it, is being able to take a hit, while dishing out a large or even larger hit back.
Any and all suggestions will be wonderful, and hopefully some answers to the questions below. This character ran groups with Spartan in the Dagger Group, and I used it extensively in WvW, so I took it more to the tanky build above (first link). I love the D/D Ele playstyle due to how quick it is (or at least it is quite quick for me).
1. What is the best way to get Empyreal Fragments?
2. Any suggestions to start getting Ascended pieces, or is it just faster to craft them?
I really cannot think of anymore questions.