I've been reading the forums to pick a class, and I know that besides in-game hunting I won't be able to make any purchases within Achaea. PvP is my favorite, but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to compete with every class equally.
From what I've read, Alchemist, Depthswalker, Blademaster, and Shaman are great classes without artifacts? If you had to say, which class, with ingenuity, creativity, and perseverance, has the best 1v1 dueling with the least requirement of lessons and no artifacts? I'm not necessarily concerned about utility, and I understand that some matchups may be difficult. But I am nearly level 50, and I'd really love to know what you guys think before I embrace class as a Shaman!!