I could be wrong, but I found most people are PVE or PVP and not both. Builds between the two differ quiet a bit in gear and preference of stats allocations.
If you aren’t ranking as high, that is okay. There are many players who do well more damage than I can on certain boss combinations. Don’t worry too much. Really without seeing your gear I can’t tell. Meta builds or meme builds, cookie cutters, etc. The builds right now that do the most damage are pretty standard. They aren’t as unique or fun but they are calculated to provide the most damage possible. If you want to see the numbers up there and don’t care if you are like everyone else, then you might want to consider changing your build. If you want to be one of a kind don’t expect to be up there, but be confident and gear up as best you can.
Gear is another hard part since without knowing your gear no one can help tell you if you are doing it wrong. PVE you want STR, Crit, Con, accuracy/evasion as your main focus. Str helps damage, crit helps too. con and evasion are for survivalist. Cards are another big one, the right cards equipped can easily increase your dmg output by 30%+
Without breaking everything down, try these tips and see where you get!