So I played a chunk of Ascalonian Catacombs story mode last night on my 33 ranger, and it has me a little worried whether I picked the right class. We went in with 3 rangers, a thief and a guardian, one 80, one 50-ish and three at the right level, two first-timers, and barring a few minor mishaps we did ok up to the Lovers, Ralena and Vassar.
In that fight I seemed to spend more time dodging and trying to stay alive than anything else. We tried to take down Ralena first, but she just kept nailing me with lightning, these phantom adds which take half your life at a bite, and AoE. I think I died about half a dozen times, the patch came in and we abandoned.
Looking back at it now, really the only way I could have done better was with more situational awareness, better twitch reflexes, and maybe exploiting LoS more, which I hardly did at all. So I'm left wondering what I should be doing to improve, developing twitch skills, trying to play smarter or maybe even going for a more durable class like a Guardian on my alt (I just started an elementalist). Are twitch reflexes really an essential part of dungeon play?