And I just started leveling up a warrior. Well, DK it seems to be instead. How good are warriors to solo with?
On my ele shammy, every thing in brawler's guild (only soloing I do on him... rest is on my lock) up to GG Engineering fell over really easily. I had a few hiccups along the way (CURSE YOU MILLIE WATT) but the burst coupled with Ancestral Guidance is a pretty insane soloing setup. For 10 seconds.
Soloing as a warlock.
One day I'll make an overall compilation on what classes have soloed which bosses... one day (basically compiling all the spreadsheets of each respective class).
Currently a 14/14 Holy Paladin and 10/14 Discipline Priest in Siege of Orgrimmar
Formerly voidspark - 8/8 Demonology Warlock and Restoration Druid in Dragon Soul
Honestly, it doesn't matter in the slightest unless your goal is to do the most extreme stuff, in which case you wouldn't really be asking such a question to begin with.
Just don't go with mage/rogue or something like that, but anything that is a hunter/warlock/paladin/warrior/monk/dk/druid can just faceroll most old content.
Enhance is far better for soloing than elemental (with the odd exception) on cutting edge bosses, and our 5.2 set bonuses will make us even better.
anything up to BC content (including sunwell, despite some mechanical shit) can be soloed by almost every class, as long as some good raiding gear is available and you dont try it with 384 greens@lvl 85.
and then, the harder it gets, the better blood DKs become.
Blood DK (first did in mostly heroic BiS dps gear and past Enrage, later done by someone in 485 or so gear) > Hunter (nearly full BiS, had to survive past Enrage) > Protection Paladin (nearly full heroic BiS dps gear, still hit enrage).
Next tier Guardian Druid and Brewmaster Monk should be able to solo Heroic 25 LK. Probably doable now but haven't heard anyone that has.
I'd say DK is the most versatile class (can be full life whenever needed, can have a pet, has ams, etc) and that's why many people tend to recommend it. That, and because of your e-fame, I guess, you should really have solo'd some things on your paladin before you solo them with your dk, that might have helped to change people's mind.
But yeah, most tank class and pet class should be able to clean (or almost clean) Cataclysm content, but sadly there isn't someone as talented, devoted and geared than you among every class.
Anyway, for most solo Cata you'll want either a tank class or a pet class. For anything before Cata, any class should be fine.
Last edited by Senen; 2013-02-26 at 03:03 PM.
Well there are a lot of opinions on this obviously, especially since now everything up to and including most of wrath's raid content is completely trivial for most semi-decent soloing classes.
Point is, most dps and tank specs can more and less efficiently solo almost everything up to wrath.
However when it comes to the bosses that are actually challenging to solo right now DK's, hunters and now in MoP warlocks can do more than the other classes.
People suggesting that classes like shaman is a smart choice for soloing clearly don't do the challenging bosses.