This guide is long overdued since I was so busy lately. (Warning: You need time. And time is gold(Perins))
First, make sure that the character you are playing is the character that you will stick to in the long run. Consider playing the class you like the most and suits your play style. Why? Because you dont want to waste time and money. Building your charaacter is like building a home.
Second, What do you notice about top tiered players? Not the damage. Not the glow. But the HP
. Yes hp will always be your friend. It will make you survive others far longer. Now how about my damage you say? You have to compromise having lower damage on having higher hp since survival is everything.
Third, 2 sets of gears. Nownyou should learn to switch on your gears depending on the situation. Having another arsenal that will do a different type of punch is always great. Say, have a full hp gear and a full wreck em down builds. That would make you invicible(most of the time)
Fourth, prems. Hell yeah! Prems are always your friend. Say, you and your foe have the same build. Same capabilities. In the end its the prems that will help you win the battle. So yea, always have a mighty prime or a humble grilled eel in your inventory.
Fifth, beads. Beads are like prems, yet they are cheaper and lasts longer. You have to find the perfect bead build for your character. Each one should compliment the gears you are wearing. Make up for the missing attribute.
Sixth, always know your enemy. Doing a bit of research will help you, since "knowing" is winning half of the battle. Fake afks on arena and spying on their conversations is always useful. You know what they are missing. And you take advantage.
Again this is all my opinion on making a good pvp character. Ill add more if I can.
Thanks for reading