Yes! First Gold solo = complete!

#21sheepman23(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 8:32:37 PM
Just finished up the second solo! This time I used the Justicar vs. Reapers on Giant... and with a Saber IV (and nothing else) equipped.

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/sheepman23/Justicar%20Gold%20Solo/100_9900_zps5cbd284f.jpg
(this pic is a little blurry, but it was during the Wave 10 hack)

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/sheepman23/Justicar%20Gold%20Solo/100_9901_zpsd962540d.jpg

I got targets, devices, and hack for each objective (respectively). Targets was more time-consuming than it was difficult, since I wasn't going to use missiles to kill each of the Banshees. The devices were a lot easier than I thought they'd be; I just sort of kited everything to the side of the map opposite from the device, and then ran back, plopped the bubble down, and disabled it. The hack was super easy. I only had to kite away once.

Used 3 missiles, 3 medi-gels, and 3 ops packs. For some reason, Wave 5 went terribly for me and I ended up using 2 gels there. Missiles were used to nuke a few groups in Wave 9, and then once during the Wave 10 hack.

Final time was an hour and five minutes. So yeah, it took me a great amount of time; I wasn't dishing out damage quite as quickly as I was with the Trooper, but being able to tank Banshee Warps with 80% DR from bubble and Reave was well worth it.

Used Stronghold Package, Cyclonic Mod, Warp Rounds, and Assault Rifle Amp for equipment. Final score was 254,050.

And to top it all off, the RNG decided to be generous when I spent the credits I had earned...

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff400/sheepman23/Justicar%20Gold%20Solo/100_9902_zps1d803a9b.jpg
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#228bitPunkPosted 3/16/2013 10:01:33 PM
Congrats! Gold in a group will feel like easy mode from now on.
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#23EnvironmentsPosted 3/16/2013 10:26:44 PM
Nice job Sheep!

Now I want to try to solo with the Justicar!
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#24sheepman23(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 10:31:35 PM
Environments posted...
Nice job Sheep!

Now I want to try to solo with the Justicar!


You'd probably do a much better job at it than I did, haha.

At first I wasn't sure if she'd be solo material, but as I went along I realized just how much damage she could sustain between the bubble and Reave (I normally spec the bubble offensively, but decided to go defensive this time). And although the Saber gets a lot of flack as being one of the worst UR's, when paired with Warp Rounds it melts everything that's Reaved.
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#25SolidDroidPosted 3/16/2013 10:41:42 PM(edited)
Motivating me to try my first goldd solo. I'm super confident I can do it with how many time this weekend iv been in less than ideal lobbys.. Want to try human engineer with a wraith or mabey csmg. Non of that krogan nonsense. What do you recommend is a good map for my first attempt? Ghost I was thinking.
Although I should probably play a little bit of a tankier class to be safe huh..
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#26Jedi_MercenaryPosted 3/17/2013 3:23:25 PM
Human Engineer sounds extremely flimsy to me. I don't know your skill level, but if it is your first solo I'd recommend something that can take way more punishment. I find Krogans a bit flimsy for Gold soloes. I have succeeded, but especially one took its toll on my consumables.

It is good to remember that Pyros and Cerberus Turrets like greeting squishy characters with something of an insta-death, and you can only have 6 deaths in a game.
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#27NafzgerPosted 3/17/2013 3:24:03 PM
I can only solo gold with the krogan vanguard vs geth.
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#28sheepman23(Topic Creator)Posted 3/17/2013 5:21:35 PM
SolidDroid posted...
Motivating me to try my first goldd solo. I'm super confident I can do it with how many time this weekend iv been in less than ideal lobbys.. Want to try human engineer with a wraith or mabey csmg. Non of that krogan nonsense. What do you recommend is a good map for my first attempt? Ghost I was thinking.
Although I should probably play a little bit of a tankier class to be safe huh..


Sorry, I completely forgot to respond to this topic.

While the Human Engineer is a great character, I think that he's probably not the best for a first solo. Simply put, he doesn't have the rugged durability that makes a character solo-viable. Now, there are members of this board that could certainly do it with the Engineer, but I wouldn't recommend it for the first time.

The reason I picked both the Trooper and the Justicar is because both have the ability to sustain a good amount of damage before going down. I also picked them because they both have dodges, and the Trooper also gets considerably high DPS from Flamer. With a good assault rifle, the Justicar gets a lot of damage too with Warp Rounds equipped. Just Reave a target and then lay into them.

Giant is a really good solo map, or Hazard Giant if you're using a grenade class since you get 2 grenades instead of 1. I've also found Hazard Reactor to be great for kiting, but several people disagree with me to due to some crappy objectives.
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#29jkocka00Posted 3/17/2013 6:50:02 PM
Good job sheep. Human engineer can solo pretty well with full fitness and no drone. Use a CSMG if you have it and TB/FE everything.

Pipboy and I duo'ed Cerberus with avengers for fun (I guess) last week. Ended up being pretty easy.

Giant is by far the best solo map. Reactor and dagger(for geth) are good too. Finished solo mastery for the 23rd time yesterday and I think I used these 3 maps on all my Gold solos except maybe ghost once or twice.
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