I wandered off to Deepstrike Mines and very soon discovered that three 24 elites can kill a level 50. I did get to the second boss but it was painful.
I took my rogue (Ranger/Bard) back to Meridian and switched deeper into Bard so I had all the heals and went for another try. Again that second boss nuked me down when he should have been getting "resisted" against a target 25 levels higher. My pig went down even quicker despite all the healing I could put out.
I am forced to choose one of the following.
- 1. I am completely useless and should stick to doing dailies (or possibly just give up altogether)
- 2. The Rift elite model is like AoC where code prevents soloing - except I can solo world elites in some situations
- 3. Soloing is more class dependent than I thought
I should perhaps chip in that I could happily solo WoW dungeons up to Violet Hold. I know this is a different game and I'm not sure if the mismatch is in the design or my ability.
These 24 elites have less HP than mobs I kill daily in Stillmore and Shimmersand.
Gear is quested and crafted probably more purple than blue now.