It's tough unless you're playing a channeling archer, but doable. Just kite until tidal wears off then go for kill.
EA is the wrong class for 1v1's.Join big faction -> group up with 10+ other ea's -> instakill everything.
This^, aps archer can't kill sin because they can tele or get closer to you by seconds, just make sure ur wing of grace or anti stun always on if not 123 boom dead nah ea can still won 1v1 i just prove it with my sig i won many pvp event but never became 1st(Demon Ea)
It's not impossible for EA's to win 1v1s, however it is not as likely. I'm not talking about a skilled EA fighting a player who'd lose to my pet rock. With equally skilled players the EA is simply at a disadvantage against sins, the class counters them too much.
If I am correct the tideborn were made to counter "Overpowered" Original three classes, As everyone whined some classes were too strong in PVP (Archer, Wizard) . The earthguard were then made to "Counter" the tideborn, But be about equal or weaker than the original classes. (I can't remember where I read this so it may be wrong)