OK, something is way wrong with Blade, my use of it, or both.
My Skills are at QL10 Blade (Damage), Head and Minor Talismans at QL6, and Major Talismans at QL7.
My Gear is QL5 (head), QL6 Finger, QL3 BLUE Neck, QL4 Neck, QL5 Luck, QL5 Waist, and QL6 Occult. My sword is QL6.
I have 4658 hit points.
I have 2 MAJOR PROBLEMS! One, I am trying to run "The Benevolent Conspiracies" mission in Blue Mountain. It lists as "EASY" for me. Up to the Penumbral Brood Matriarch, I was pretty much dying after just killing 1 mob with the Thumper, rezzing, repairing gear, and going back to it. At the Penumbral Brood Matriarch, I cannot even damage her. Not a single bit of damage! Nothing.
Two, I am trying to run the faction mission for Dragon called Rogue Agent. I get to the final encounter, and I am dying. I try standing near the statues, and nothing happens except I die. I can kill 1 of the attackers, almost get a 2nd, but the main guy always gets me.
I must be doing something way wrong. I constantly read how "easy" such-and-such a mob or mission is. So, assume I am an idiot. What can I do to fix it?