I am looking to build a Brawler around either Devour Essence or Thrash. I am leaning toward DE, because you don't have to apply a bleed for it to work. My aim is to build a toon, that, while not particularly durable (no Con superstat), can survive in the thick of things due to constant leeching of health. Here are my questions, in no particular order:
Superstats. Should I stat Presence for the healing boost, or stick with Str/Dex and some sort of energy manager?
How energy intensive is it to spam DE or Thrash? Will I need Recovery or Endurance as a superstat?
Take Compassion for the healing, or would it kill my DPS?
Specializations. Are there any must haves for this kind of build?
Thank you in advance for any advice or opinions!