They have literally totally destroyed the guardian spirit weapons in this last patch. Its not an exaggeration in the slightest. I don't think my weapons even get one hit In before they are destroyed in PvE.
It's so bad that I get the impression the guy who nerfed this did it out of anger. It's 100% useless now. There wasn't even any need for any nerfing whatsoever on them.
Because guardians are underpowered, and you guys are in real trouble now. You can't survive at all anywhere with a guardian. Give me a break.
First, Guardians spirit weapons are the only "pets" or devices in the game you couldn't hit. Given everything else the guardian has going for it, does it really need this. Engineers turrets can be destroyed, but your spirit weapons can't. Yeah, that's fair. Try playing a turret engineer for a while. This is what the other professions pretty much have to deal with. Necromancers minions go down in AOE, turrets go down.
They probably should have had it this way from day one, but the truth is, if any profession is going to complain about being nerfed, my guess is that guardians aren't it.
Spirit weapons in general were a dumb idea. They should have done something more innovative. First they were far too strong, now they're kind of useless. Would have been cooler to have not-pets and actual guardian type stuff instead of floating weapons that attack for you.