Solo Survivability

Part of the reason why I really enjoy playing my hunter is because she is so suited for solo play, grinding, and just plain survivability. My warlock’s spec is far more suited to raid dps than solo play, so I tend to only bring her out for Karazhan or five-man instances; I don’t spend solo time with her. When things really get hairy, the hunter has tons of survival tricks: traps, feign death, wingclip and run, you name it. Unless I do something extremely stupid, she can survive most things. I tend to solo a lot, so she is my favourite character, and I spend most of my non-raiding time with her.

What is your favourite solo class? What do you enjoy playing the most, and which classes have most survivability?

(PS: Speaking of survivability, I started a Draenei paladin last night. :D I suspect I’ll get bored with levelling her, but I was amused last night at how effective she is – set her to attack a target, and I could go away and read for a bit while she whacked away at it….slooooowly, but always successfully. I was running into groups of blood elves to try to liven things up. As a 70, I have a complete loathing of evil chicken-riders, so it was quite satisfying for my little pally to totally kick belf butt…lol, lowbie payback.)

7 Comments so far

  1. Bendyr (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 7:49 am

    OK, nothing beats a rogue for solo survivability, especially on a pvp server. Not only can I dps or stunlock down mobs 2 levels higher than me with relative ease (pretty much regardless of spec), but if a lock comes along and wants to dance, I can CloS/Vanish and walk away.

    For fun though? I think a Mage solo AOE farming is just the most fun you can have.

  2. Madjack (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 8:14 am

    My hunter is probably the best suited for solo play, since he comes in a ready-made party. But, my druid (main), warlock, and rogue all are very good at survival. My mage kind of sucks at surviving. Although my hunter is best at surviving, I think I have more fun with my feral druid. When I get adds, I switch to bear and kill them all.

  3. NIchsidsdjdk Fornerijdjskad (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 8:54 am

    Shadow Priests and Feral Druids, don’t know if they’re really the most fun but damn can they level fast. I’ve done 1 once, and the other twice. Go go go go.

  4. Xoruka (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 8:58 am

    Healbot Shamans

  5. prwade (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    Demonology warlocks are right up there for survivability also. I installed ThreatMeter and unless I do something stupid I never steal the Voidwalker’s aggro. Send in VW, pile on more DoTs (More DoTs! More DoTs!) and wand, the mobs never notice I’m even there.

  6. The Dane (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    Both my rogue and my feral druid did great at soloing – since I rarely play any other way, this was great. But I’ve had far less issues with survivability with my current frost mage. On top of all the slowdowns I can throw, there’s plenty of protections for if things get dicey and I need to flee (mana shield, blink, ice block, frost nova, sheep, etc.). I’m at lvl 35 and I’ve hit the grave yard only two or three times.

    Granted, it was less predictable on a PvP server (I had another frost mage that coincidentally also got to lvl 35 before I quit before BC). I’d probably walk away from PvP encounters with like-leveled characters (in which there was no fleeing on the part of either combatant) maybe 50-60% of the time.

    But yeah, I’m adoring my frosty.

  7. Peebers (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 9:09 am

    i was pleasantly surprised by my priests survivability. even when i was too low to be shadow.

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