Farm well and also don't hesitate to improve your gear (and ask/show who you want to improve). Know how you can maximise damage and survival. Of course like you said @Nightbladejay , you use a pvp/farm build hybrid and I can understand that it's not the best to climb arena with it but you can farm to improve and after reaching limits of the farm hybrid, you can farm for the good pvpcentric build. Good luck. I also know that you haven't played in a while which is understandable.