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1st Jul '16 1:14:35 PM Anddrix
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A solo class that doesn't need a party in ''any'' situation may be a GameBreaker. Balanced ones may be resented by {{Scrub}}s who feel that they encourage '{{Noob}}-ish' play and are hard to integrate into a team strategy. Classes that can fly solo ''to any extent'' in team or open PVP are often {{Base Breaker}}s. The SoloCharacterRun is usually ''not'' done using one of these as it would be less of a challenge.

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A solo class that doesn't need a party in ''any'' situation may be a GameBreaker. Balanced ones may be resented by {{Scrub}}s who feel that they encourage '{{Noob}}-ish' play and are hard to integrate into a team strategy. Classes that can fly solo ''to any extent'' in team or open PVP are often {{Base Breaker}}s.Breaking Character}}s. The SoloCharacterRun is usually ''not'' done using one of these as it would be less of a challenge.
22nd Oct '15 4:15:44 PM HighCrate
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* '''{{Mighty Glacier}}s''' with relatively decent attack power may be able to withstand {{Mook}} assaults and whittle down bosses without their usual backup but take an age to complete the encounter.

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* '''{{Mighty Glacier}}s''' with relatively decent attack power '''{{Stone Wall}}s''', if they have any offensive potential at all, may be able to withstand {{Mook}} assaults and [[DeathOfAThousandCuts whittle down bosses bosses]] without their usual backup backup, but [[GradualGrinder take an age to complete the encounter.encounter]].
29th Jun '15 6:01:22 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' lets you do this several ways. First is the Arcane Warrior, a heavily armored mage who gets abilities that allow them to seriously reduce or totally nullify all damage and they also have access to heals and powerful offensive spells. Then there's the rogue. Properly built, a rogue can become essentially immune to melee damage, and resist all but the most powerful spells.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' lets you do this several ways. First is the Arcane Warrior, a heavily armored mage who gets abilities that allow them to seriously reduce or totally nullify all damage and they also have access to heals and powerful offensive spells. Then there's the rogue. Properly built, a rogue can become essentially immune to melee damage, and resist all but the most powerful spells. Then there's the Arcane Warrior, which you need to unlock during your first playthrough, a heavily armored mage who gets abilities that allow them to seriously reduce or totally nullify all damage and they also have access to heals and powerful offensive spells.
14th May '15 11:13:56 AM Nithael
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* Many classes in ''{{Flyff}}'' can solo due to GoodBadBugs or a Gamebreaker. However, the Billposter is usually considered the purpose built solo class due to high damage output combined with decent endurance and the ability to self heal (as an offshoot of the basic healing class). The Battle Priest (A Priest built for fighting instead of healing and using Billposter equipment) is another 'proper' solo class.
* ''MapleStory'' infamously has the Clerics and their {{Prestige Class}}es being the best solo classes after a certain level as their heals [[ReviveKillsZombie damage undead enemies]] while affecting themselves as well. Their final job gains the ability to nuke several entire platforms at once, which still puts them ahead of other fourth jobs even after a damage {{Nerf}}. \\

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* Many classes in ''{{Flyff}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Flyff}}'' can solo due to GoodBadBugs or a Gamebreaker. However, the Billposter is usually considered the purpose built solo class due to high damage output combined with decent endurance and the ability to self heal (as an offshoot of the basic healing class). The Battle Priest (A Priest built for fighting instead of healing and using Billposter equipment) is another 'proper' solo class.
* ''MapleStory'' ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' infamously has the Clerics and their {{Prestige Class}}es being the best solo classes after a certain level as their heals [[ReviveKillsZombie damage undead enemies]] while affecting themselves as well. Their final job gains the ability to nuke several entire platforms at once, which still puts them ahead of other fourth jobs even after a damage {{Nerf}}. \\



* Several WoW classes have gained and lost this designation due to {{Blizzard}}'s constant rebalancing, though Hunters, Paladins and Death Knights have been especially persistent examples in players' eyes. The discovery that any class can solo group content at its original recommended level is usually followed by calls for a {{Nerf}}.
* Hunters can solo very efficiently in ''EdenEternal'' due to having most of their DPS come from a powerful tiger companion that can be healed (they are sub-par against bosses that quickly kill or dispel their tiger). The class is exceptionally popular with botters for this reason.

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* Several WoW ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' classes have gained and lost this designation due to {{Blizzard}}'s Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's constant rebalancing, though Hunters, Paladins and Death Knights have been especially persistent examples in players' eyes. The discovery that any class can solo group content at its original recommended level is usually followed by calls for a {{Nerf}}.
* Hunters can solo very efficiently in ''EdenEternal'' ''VideoGame/EdenEternal'' due to having most of their DPS come from a powerful tiger companion that can be healed (they are sub-par against bosses that quickly kill or dispel their tiger). The class is exceptionally popular with botters for this reason.
7th May '15 7:42:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', the Scrapper is the local soloist-class -- striking a good balance between absorbing damage and dishing it out, a well-built Scrapper can solo anything short of a full-on Arch-Villain. (And sometimes even that -- depending on the version. Early versions had a few exploits that certain builds of scrappers could use to become virtually immortal at higher levels.)
* In ''CityOfVillains'', the Brute can play pretty much the same role, but the real solo-master there is the pet-centric Mastermind-class, who basically get to bring their own army with them wherever they go. At higher levels, you'll have anywhere from 6 to 8 pets following you around (depending on exact powersets), making it quite possible to handle most bosses on your own -- without even getting your hands dirty.

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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the Scrapper is the local soloist-class -- striking a good balance between absorbing damage and dishing it out, a well-built Scrapper can solo anything short of a full-on Arch-Villain. (And sometimes even that -- depending on the version. Early versions had a few exploits that certain builds of scrappers could use to become virtually immortal at higher levels.)
* In ''CityOfVillains'', ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'', the Brute can play pretty much the same role, but the real solo-master there is the pet-centric Mastermind-class, who basically get to bring their own army with them wherever they go. At higher levels, you'll have anywhere from 6 to 8 pets following you around (depending on exact powersets), making it quite possible to handle most bosses on your own -- without even getting your hands dirty.
3rd Nov '14 9:23:08 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' can arguably be soloed with any class by a skilled player. However, the Assassin PrestigeClass is notoriously good at lone wolfing. Assassins gain an attack buff when venturing out without their NPC party members (which are actually very effective in this game), which alongside their stat distribution and stealth/mobility skills allows them to OneHitKill challenging bosses in certain situations and make many others a NoDamageRun. Most feats posted on Youtube are performed using Assassins.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' can arguably be soloed with any class by a skilled player. However, the Assassin PrestigeClass is notoriously good at lone wolfing. Assassins gain an attack buff when venturing out without their NPC party members (which are actually very effective in this game), which alongside their stat distribution and stealth/mobility skills allows them to OneHitKill challenging bosses in certain situations and make many others a NoDamageRun. Most feats posted on Youtube are performed using Assassins.
27th Aug '14 1:37:20 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* '''{{Meat Shield}}s''' with relatively decent attack power may be able to withstand {{Mook}} assaults and whittle down bosses without their usual backup but take an age to complete the encounter.

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* '''{{Meat Shield}}s''' '''{{Mighty Glacier}}s''' with relatively decent attack power may be able to withstand {{Mook}} assaults and whittle down bosses without their usual backup but take an age to complete the encounter.
26th May '14 4:33:30 AM ninjacrat
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''Note: The following list contains just a few of the possible examples as solo ability depends on how a specialist's niche is defined in a given game.''

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18th Oct '13 6:18:00 AM Koveras
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* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' CoOpMultiplayer, if all three of your squadmates bleed out, it pretty much spells the end of the match on Silver difficulty and higher, unless you have some crazy advanced equipment on you--or are playing an Infiltrator. Thanks to their ability to sprint past enemies undetected, Infiltrators can play cat-and-mouse pretty much indefinitely, running from one end of the map to another and whittling down the remaining enemies until the wave is over.
6th Aug '13 11:51:26 AM mordax
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* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' features the Warden, which can handle entire screens full of enemy mobs without any kind of support via drain tanking (feeding off of enemy health to replenish their own). By endgame, they're able to replenish both their magic and health bars without the use of items or buffs from other classes, allowing them to (eventually) burn through any opposition that cannot one-shot them.
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