Druids can’t stop runners


So, I decided to solo Scarlet Monastery with my level 60 druid. I walked in to the first instance and started a fight with the first two Scarlet D00ds. Eight kills later and the battle is over, with three dead “outside” the instance, and thus unlootable. The reason I thought I’d give SM a go was for a chance of a blue BoE gun for my new Hunter, so seeing unlootable corpses was a bit annoying. I proceeded to nuke my way to the Houndmaster, then I stealthed through to the end to get the key I’d never got before. Solo grinding mid-level instances for BoE drops is not for druids. Hunters and mages mostly, I think.

6 Comments so far

  1. veronica (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    Did you get the gun?

  2. Krisjohn (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

    Not even close.

  3. Ricardo_P (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

    Warlocks are actually quite good for soloing lower lvl instances, all we had to do is dot and just keep running. Its like a major kite fest :)

  4. Andrea (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 4:30 am

    This is what bothers me most about playing a druid. The utter lack of rooting a mob. Roots only work outside, so that doesn’t work. In cat form, I’m relying on Rip and Rake to hopefully kill the mob once they start running before they meet any friends. In bear form, you can stun, but the cooldown doesn’t make it worth it.

    For soloing a complete instance, I find myself at a loss with my druid. However, it was a total pleasure to stealth through the SM library to pay Arcanist Doan a visit and steal the Illusionary Rod off his dead body on my first try, when I was level 40. Goes nicely into my healer outfit. Stealth runs targetting single bosses are a lot of fun as druid.

  5. Bendyr (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    Druids are kind of crappy for Soloing, but the abslolute best combo for Duoing is obviously a Rogue and a Druid. Rogues provide the crowd control, burst DPS and snares required to keep mobs in place, and Druids can nuke and heal as necessary. Being able to stealth and just do the bosses is great for putting those moderate instances on farm.

  6. Michael (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

    I have been soloing SM since 55 and not had many problems. I am resto spec and don’t have some of the feral tricks but bash and moonfire have served well for dealing runners. Though I must say, I have never really gotten loot that was all that good.

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