View Poll Results: Which Class is better at Soloing Old Content?

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  • Monk

    7 8.33%
  • Paladin

    7 8.33%
  • Hunter

    11 13.10%
  • Death Knight

    59 70.24%
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    Soloing Old Content Poll

    I am looking at re-subbing to WOW, but one of my favorite things is doing old content (the other being pvp).
    so I am looking which class is the best at soloing old content. Also please give your reasoning in a post.
    So is one class more fun to solo with than others, or is one class less gear dependent than others, or does
    one class just rock more than others.
    Please let me know.

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    I can't say what's 'best', but I will say playing something that is reliant on a pet is bad. Bosses like Kael'Thas or the Raptor boss in ZG have mechanics that will kill you/reset the boss if you have a pet out. I haven't had much trouble with my Ret Pally doing stuff, but I am not pushing 'progression' in old instances. I just do the stuff I can do and go on my way.
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    Well my current goal would be to do Old Content up to Dragon Soul.
    I love the story of the old instances and raids. I am a Lore nerd.

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    Currently a DK is your best bet.

    However come WoD it really won't matter. The scaling will put everyone on the same level practically.

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    Druid guardian,
    There is no such thing as "ability bloat" just l2fp.

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    I would say Death Knight on all but a few fights simply because of some bosses with mind control or other similar abilities because blood worms will get you MC'd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewor View Post
    Currently a DK is your best bet.

    However come WoD it really won't matter. The scaling will put everyone on the same level practically.
    Class will still matter for soloing MoP bosses. MoP content will not be scaled, only Cata and earlier. DKs can currently solo MoP mount bosses such as Elegon and Ji-Kun, where as a mage won't be able to even in WoD.

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    DK is pretty much top all out. Even going into WoD, nothing will beat the DK.
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    Could someone link the post where they said they are equalizing all the old content for solo from Cata on down ?
    I know they said things weren't changing solo-ability with the item squish but I didn't know they were making old content easier.

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    All I've heard is that everything would be scaled as it is now, but I don't really keep up with all news. Evening it all out sounds like something people would make up/misinterpret though.

    For soloing, tank classes are almost always going to be superior. Hunters can be good for certain things, but as others have pointed out, pets can sometimes be problematic. I'd just choose your favorite tank... but probably not a monk. DKs and Warriors are solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calfredd View Post
    I would say Death Knight on all but a few fights simply because of some bosses with mind control or other similar abilities because blood worms will get you MC'd.
    No Blood worms in WOD though...

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    Go Blood DK and watch as you make all of the instance mobs your bitch.

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    Doesn't no blood worms mean that DKs can't beat Dreamwalker ? thus can't solo ICC ? Monk and Pally can at least solo all of ICC in WOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockwood View Post
    Doesn't no blood worms mean that DKs can't beat Dreamwalker ? thus can't solo ICC ? Monk and Pally can at least solo all of ICC in WOD
    Blizzard said somewhere that Dreamwalker will be a skippable boss, though of course that won't help if you want items from her.

    Edit: Oh and yeah DKs are by far the strongest soloing class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockwood View Post
    Doesn't no blood worms mean that DKs can't beat Dreamwalker ? thus can't solo ICC ? Monk and Pally can at least solo all of ICC in WOD
    I skip Dreamwalker on my DK anyway, Engineering ftw.
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    Monks are the absolute best soloers atm. DKs aren't even close to them (DKs didn't solo Horridon, managed to do Elegon later than Monks etc etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaplaceNoMa View Post
    Monks are the absolute best soloers atm. DKs aren't even close to them (DKs didn't solo Horridon, managed to do Elegon later than Monks etc etc).
    Tchhhhh, don't let out our secret.

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