Preferred Class for Soloing question

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Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby GladDog » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 am

I voted melee DPS on this, because the combination of solid, if not spectacular, defense combined with good mez resist and strong DPS makes soloing a challenging but fun experience. If I am going to grind for XP, this is my preferred AT to do so with.

However, I truly love to tank, and even though it is slower going to go it alone as a tank, I like soloing with a tank for the chance to join tough encounters like GMs and event battles that you randomly run into. I've tanked a lot of random GM encounters just because I was there and not committed to a Task Force or a mission arc.

But I took the question at face value and if I was soloing and not planning on teaming at all, I would rather be using a Scrapper. A Dark/ Dark/ Dark Scrapper if I have my druthers!
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Styrj » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:23 am

I'm a soloer at heart, so, I guess, when it comes right down to it, I would have to go with a Dark/Regen Scrapper (my all-time favorite). However, I do enjoy soloing Blasters and Dominators as well. If there were a "BlapperDom" class :D , I would definitely pick that.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Flagwaver » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:49 pm

I loved soloing my Tanker. However, I could solo with all of my characters. It just depends on your play style.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby JestersGhost » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:04 pm

Yup, my go to solo hero was a DM/Regen scrapper too.

Scappers are the perfect solo class - pretty hard to kill while still doing decent DPS. Any other archetype traditionally sacrifices one for t'other.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby kondospl » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:49 pm

I usualy go for Crowd Control or Healer.
They're hardest for solo'ing, making the experience usualy more challenging.

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Lazarus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:25 pm

If I'm soloing then I usually prefer a blaster since I can attack the enemies from a distance. Or sometimes a healer, since even if I take damage I can heal up during the fight and try to outlast the enemy. It might take a while to solo while doing that but it's a lot of fun :)

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Malice Johansson » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:28 pm

Though I preferred ranged characters in almost all group content, my favorite soloers were almost universally melee, in particular my Earth/Earth Dom. Gimme that. Well, partly because she could do both, but...yeah. That.

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby A1fighter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:59 am

Pet classes where generally the best solo players. Hit while not being the target of fire

Tanks where good too, because they were not squishy

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Codex » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:33 pm

My spines/regen scrapper was great at soloing. A few nice AoE attacks plus high single target attacks.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Dying Breath » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:09 pm

I did a lot of soloing in CoH, so my generally preferred class was... any. There were some that were more effective though:

For hard targets like AV's and GM's: ill/rad controller. I never played anything else that could solo a GM without a cheat power such as a Shivan Shard. It was remarkably strong against single targets but squishy and could get overwhelmed by numbers.

For general soloing up to and including AV's: Fire/WP scrapper. A little low on AoE damage, but very tough. This was the character I soloed the Incarnate DA arc with.

And just for flavour: Traps/Dark defender. Not nearly as tough, but still capable of +4/x8 minus the AV's. It required patience and set-up, but Carnie and Malta missions in the late 40's were how I best remember this character.

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby broxen » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Shivan Shard.
I did a lot of soloing on my Emp Defender Sarim. Shivan Shards were my go to tool
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Skreeya » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:45 am

I ran solo most of the time and played a fire/energy blaster. Had very few issues.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Consultant » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:10 am

An Emp could do anything with a shivan and snowman. Towards the end we could get some kind of temporary goldside assault soldier pet too, who was kind of blaster-ish, as I recall. And have Katy Hannon on speed-dial if needed.

I always thought it was fun to create combinations that perhaps were not intended by the devs. Emp with a team of pets (well, for three minutes anyway). Awesome.

In terms of soloing, I soloed all of my characters at first. Controllers were hardest (thank goodness for pistol and St. Louis Slugger). My first character was a fire/WP scrapper named...Consultant. Very good, all-purpose character.

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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Codex » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:27 pm

For soloing, I think a melee DPS class.

In CoH, have the ill/rad being able to solo AVs was so much fun but getting there was a tough ride.
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Re: Preferred Class for Soloing question

Postby Kid Rad » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:00 pm

Mine would be scrapper or tank. Like to get up close and personal when I'm the only one.


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