Can you solo a Champion?

#1King_NamekPosted 10/19/2012 11:19:28 AM
I've come across some guarding Splendid Chests, out in the middle of nowhere. Is there anyone strong enough to solo one? Which ones are weakest.
#2CarbonightsPosted 10/19/2012 11:23:41 AM
Depends on the Champion.

Some are significantly weaker than others. No matter what it will take ages, though.
#3runboy81Posted 10/19/2012 11:24:33 AM
I can solo Champions (with a few exceptions, due to annoying skills) up to level 40-50 zones thanks to my two tanky pets.
Most of the time the splendid chest rewards are crap anyways and not worth the effort.
#4MechangmenowPosted 10/19/2012 11:24:39 AM
Yes and no.

You can solo low level champions at lvl 80 scaled down. BUT you still need to be able to heal/dodge/block damage since they'll whack you for 1/5 of your health per hit.

It's more or less impossible to take on a lvl 80 champion unless you can kite them for 20 minutes. And at that point, why would you want to?
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#5NCPwnPosted 10/19/2012 11:25:58 AM
I did with my condition build Engineer at level 22.
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#6runboy81Posted 10/19/2012 11:27:55 AM
Actually, I forgot that I've soloed a level 80 champ. But he was very easy compared to the others and very kite friendly. The Golem at Malchor's leap. Right near the entrance.
#7Sputnik1337Posted 10/19/2012 11:32:11 AM
Champions are no problem to kite around. Now, a champion surrounded by mobs on (short) respawn timers? Thats where it gets difficult.
#8TaijouroukunPosted 10/19/2012 11:42:49 AM
some champion are really easy (slow and infrequent attacks that is easy to dodge with no mob). they just have a crap load of health.

i attempted to solo 2 champions before (because no one was around and i wanted to try). first one, i accidentally pull it too far and it runs back to it original spot and regen all its health after i got it down to halfway (and it takes a long time). so i got frustrated and just go in, open the chest, and get out, ignoring it completely.

the 2nd time the champion took over a village/outpost in an event. i got it down to 3/4 health. it used fear on me, it ran the other way, and regen health. i go at it again. got it down to 1/2 health. used fear on me and it ran the other way, regened full health again. then other people came.

i ****ing hate how easy it is for them to regen to full health.

so while i never successfully solo a champion, i can if i really wanted to (the easy ones anyway).
#9DiamondBlade82Posted 10/19/2012 11:45:44 AM
There is a video on the main forums of a Eley Soloing Cadacus Manor. Took him like 3+ hours.
#10EarthshakerPosted 10/19/2012 11:51:24 AM
I soloed the champion corrupted quaggan in Frostgorge Sound just last night (or whatever the area with Honor of the Waves is, the area north of the Wayfarer Foothills.)

I got some money and karma from it, not much else.
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