There needs to be better gear that you don't have to sacrifice every single offensive stat to be slightly defensive and vice versa.
You need mega block to even TRY TO SURVIVE a shriked enemy.
Then you have to sacrifice your attack and pierce and critical and then can't kill the tank on the other team.
Fix the gear or eliminate this awful Shadow Magic or at least nerf it a little, it's out of control big time.
Actually it is possible to do. My death is level 81 and he fights Hades and blocks a good bit of the time, he also has maintained 70 attack and 161 critical. It may be annoying but its not impossible to do.