Level 65 Mystic and having some real issues with mana drain.
This is very odd and kinda driving me potty. Can I start by saying that once I reached Level 65 I hit a brick wall with my normal attack rotations as I basically was doing zero damage. And when I say zero, I mean zero. I adjusted my game plan and the only way I can clear stuff is to wait till Thrall of Wrath is up and then and only then I launch Thrall Augmentation and my Thrall of Protection. I can then target what ever mob or mobs I need to clear and in a matter of seconds I can normally kill what I need.
However, here is the big problem. I am unable to use any Aura or sustain my Augmentation after the initial ten seconds of the battle. The Thrall of Protection is like dead in seconds generally, but worse with just one Metamorphic Smite and Blast I am on zero mana. It just empties in seconds.
What I noticed, without even having any auras up if there are other players in the area my mana just runs out instantly. And that is with the augmentation disabled and the Thrall dismissed. I notice it even when I am in cities. I have no beneficial buffs active but if I have been using the Augmentation, then half a dozen of my spell icons are cycling and my mana is draining cus other players are in the vicinity. Last night I had just the two active icons for Vangueard Valor and Crystalbind and a series of my icons were cycling mana and I was losing it by the bucket full. Just standing in the city.
Though sometimes when there are no other players in the field I can have almost everything up and leave the thrall up plus the Augmentation and I am able to replenish mana at the same rate as losing with crystals and such. But as soon as anyone else comes into the area I just drain to zero and am unable to survive once the Wrath is down cus the Protection Thrall will be down and I will be on zero mana. Its worse when I do any solo dungeons I am just fighting an empty mana bar all the time.
As to health I never lose any really. Staying alive is not my problem. It is a mana drain that just is triggered by both Augmentation whether active or not, and definitely other players when active in the area. I just avoid other players at all cost. Its the same when even fishing and I have no buffs or thrall active... my icons start going bonkers and I just drain mana all the time. All happened after that awakening apex questline and I just wish I had never done it. I was OK before that. The trick is to log out and back in again when fishing and it stops it.
Is there any other mystic that can point me at the cause of the problem so I can try to disable what ever is draining the mana when I am static. I would love to use my spells but just can't cus they drain mana when other players are in the vicinity. You should see the drain... it just gushes out in seconds. Literally. Can I repeat... Augmenation and Thrall are not active and it still happens.