So I recently dug around to try to find where hunters were with extreme soloing these days. What encounters are possible, what fights have been done, etc.
In doing so, I stumbled across a hunter named CaribaLd, who seems to be at or near the cutting edge of current hunter soloing. He also documents his kills and makes videos of them, so it’s easier to feature him than some others without video capability.
Below are a few different things. One is a video of his latest (and arguably most impressive) kill, Lich King 25M Heroic. The other link is to his Youtube page, where you’ll find all manner of Wrath and Cata bosses among his recent kills.
Please note, according to his kill writeups, CaribaLd is VERY well-geared. If you aren’t in current-tier heroic level gear, you probably won’t be able to attempt many of these encounters. For example, his Lich King kill in the video below was done with an ilvl of 502 (and a 510 weapon). Still, it’s a cool look into the hunter class and what we’re capable of.
If you follow the video to Youtube, the comments include a detailed description of his strategy. Here’s his channel page.
Other bosses he’s downed include Shannox, and various 10M heroic mode ICC bosses. I don’t know CaribaLd personally, and I do occasionally hear grumblings of private servers with these sorts of things. But he’s a contributor on EJ, and I think a WHU reader as well, and his material and writeups seem to check out. So I have no reason to doubt any of his kills. This is by no means the only high-level hunter soloing material out there. But it’s a cool place to start, to see what we’re capable of and bring a little exposure to one of our own.
Finding Your Own Soloing Niche
Since everyone’s gear and skill are different, the best advice is simply to work backwards until encounters are doable. Maybe it’s 10M heroic ICC, maybe it’s harder than that, or easier. But once you find bosses that you can one-shot without prior prep, you can start working your way up until you start to hit major challenges. If you’re patient and persistent (According to CaribaLd, the LK kill took him 205 wipes) you’ll be rewarded.
Soloing skills translate great to PvE and PvP. It’s fun, doesn’t require a big group, and can develop your playing ability not just as a hunter but in WoW in general. If you have your own soloing achievements, be sure to let us know in the comments.
Tabana over at the WoW Hunter’s Hall has put together a good compilation of some other hunter world firsts. Click here for more.