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Strike Mission solo mode please

So I tried my hand at my first Strike Mission. Only que option: Squad. Number of Strike Mission groups in LFG: 0. So I figured, well I'll try to solo it. Getting to the boss is easy, but that thing's HP is stupid high. As a ranger I am parked out of it's range hitting it with everything I have. My pet is right up on it tearing in. After 8 minutes of the 12 minute timer I had only dealt 5% damage to it.

These days trying to get into missions is extremely difficult it seems, unless you are part of a Guild that does them regularly. That is why I'd love to see a Solo instance available...even if it means missing out on some of the bigger rewards...I just want it for the 'Footsteps' collections.

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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just make a group yourself. Gets filled in 5 minutes max.

    I rather choose death.

  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @moonstarmac.4603 said:
    So I tried my hand at my first Strike Mission. Only que option: Squad. Number of Strike Mission groups in LFG: 0. So I figured, well I'll try to solo it. Getting to the boss is easy, but that thing's HP is stupid high. As a ranger I am parked out of it's range hitting it with everything I have. My pet is right up on it tearing in. After 8 minutes of the 12 minute timer I had only dealt 5% damage to it.

    These days trying to get into missions is extremely difficult it seems, unless you are part of a Guild that does them regularly. That is why I'd love to see a Solo instance available...even if it means missing out on some of the bigger rewards...I just want it for the 'Footsteps' collections.

    The boss is actually soloable on some builds, Firebrand, Condi Rev, Tempest and Power Chrono I have seen. But isnt meant to be solo content.
    Make your own squad, toss it on LFG. Ive never had to wait more than 5 mins for a team to fill. Saying "ALL WELCOME" tends to help teams fill up fast....
    That said...
    If your DPS toon is only clocking 5% of the Shiverpeaks Pass Boss in 8 minutes, you may have build/gear issues and you may want to look at it.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Strikes are not intended to be done solo and making them able to be done that way would defeat their purpose.

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Lfg strike is very populated. It might take a bit to get the one you want if you passive and won't create lfg on your own but the easy one's fill up quick even on not their daily day but besides groth which some can solo no, I don't think they should be changed to soloable

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Which Strike Mission did you try and did so low damage?

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18, 2020

    I didn’t think to look at their performance. Based on the DPS log of someone who killed it solo, the boss had roughly 11.7M health. If you did only 5% then that would be about 585K damage. Across 8 min, that comes out to be 1.2K DPS which is very very low. That’s how much DPS you would expect a primary healer to do.

  • sokeenoppa.5384sokeenoppa.5384 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 20, 2020

    So you are hitting the boss with main healer dmg and asking anet to nerf it?

    I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

  • Ourasa.7306Ourasa.7306 Member ✭✭

    First off: What gear are you wearing? At most, you only want to have your gear support one stat that is non damage related. What would be better is gear that have none at all. If you have things like vitality or toughness, you’re sacrificing a lot of damage.

    You want to focus on the following: power; precision, ferocity, and condition damage (if you run condi). Concentration can be run for some classes, since certain boons greatly bolsters their offense (like guardian with retaliation).

    Next, make sure you have a full set of a rune: They provide hundreds of stat points, which is like wearing an additional piece of armor.

    And finally, make sure you’re consistently rotating between high damaging moves. Autoattacking should be seldom used, unless all cooldowns are blown and you have nothing else meaningful to do.

    Warriors, for example, will maybe go through one auto attack cycle of their axe once, before moving on to eviscerate, dual strike, cyclone axe, whirling axe, eviscerate again, weapon swap, hundred blades, arcing slice, weapon swap, repeat.

    I don’t know how a ranger might rotate since I don’t even play the class, but I do know that many use an axe (for whirling fortress I think), and a great sword. Some would use maul, hilt bash, maul, then Worldy impact, auto attack a few time, then maul.

    From what you said, I think you’re using a longbow. Don’t. The only meaningful attack move you have would be rapid fire. Stealth shot, knockback shot, and barrage are borderline useless in a timed boss fight.

  • LadyKitty.6120LadyKitty.6120 Member ✭✭✭

    Sounds like a bearbow ranger in soldier's gears, to be honest. So, like already pointed out, there's 2 things to do:
    1. Check your build. A good cheap easy effective variation is carrion condi shortbow soulbeast with krait runes and sigils of agony+malice and Black Diamonds as upgrades on trinkets. Costs about 10-12g to gear up.
    For power, berserker's build with sword/dagger/axe main-hand, axe off-hand and greatsword as the other weapon set. Axe+Axe has good damage with ranged capability.
    2. If you don't see a squad in LFG, press P and Create Squad and then set up LFG yourself.

    Here's Kitty's "spam all skills" budget condi soulbeast build. Works pretty well. http://gw2skills.net/editor/?POQAUlZw+YSsJmJWaP3P1JkC-zRZULRB13BTQYmhEUIoSfFUAhkA+MLLaWB-e
    And shopping list:
    Avirdanag (shortbow)
    Superior Sigil of Agony
    Superior Sigil of Malice
    Shiro's armor set (Except shoulderpads which you get from completing Soulbeast elite spec)
    Soulbeast Pads (from completing Soulbeast elite spec)
    Superior Rune of Krait x6
    Fang of Tequatl x 2
    Carrion Amulet lvl 80
    Carrion Ring lvl 80 x2
    Black Diamond x5

    It's Kitty. The young lady who streams and records videos playing various (non-)metabuilds. Raid/fractal videos at youtube.com/LadyKitty, Kittymarks test results at youtube.com/Kittymarks and tinyurl.com/Kittymarks.

  • sokeenoppa.5384sokeenoppa.5384 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ourasa.7306 said:
    From what you said, I think you’re using a longbow. Don’t. The only meaningful attack move you have would be rapid fire. Stealth shot, knockback shot, and barrage are borderline useless in a timed boss fight.

    Longbow is a meta weapon for power soulbeast in all bursty raids tho.

    I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

  • Ourasa.7306Ourasa.7306 Member ✭✭

    @sokeenoppa.5384 said:

    @Ourasa.7306 said:
    From what you said, I think you’re using a longbow. Don’t. The only meaningful attack move you have would be rapid fire. Stealth shot, knockback shot, and barrage are borderline useless in a timed boss fight.

    Longbow is a meta weapon for power soulbeast in all bursty raids tho.

    Why is that so? I don’t play ranger, as I mentioned earlier, but I don’t see how only rapid fire can make this a good weapon for maximizing dps.

  • Lexi.1398Lexi.1398 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ourasa.7306 said:
    Why is that so? I don’t play ranger, as I mentioned earlier, but I don’t see how only rapid fire can make this a good weapon for maximizing dps.

    It kind of is because rapid fire is that good, infact, rapid fire is amongst the best power dps skills rangers have access to, just the autos suck. the knockback helps proc twice as vicious, and you can "precast" lb 5 for extra damage too. What this means is, the longer the boss phase (aka, the more LB autos you do) the worse LB performs, but if the phase is short you get extremely high damage. This makes it amazing in any bursty raid encounter, and even more amazing in fractals where it was meta for a while.

    That said, i'd agree with your original advice: don't use LB, with the addendum: unless you know how to use it. In OPs case, LB would be unsuitable, because even with the most self sufficeint high dps power ranger build out there, it'll still take a while to solo any of the strike bosses.

  • RaidsAreEasyAF.8652RaidsAreEasyAF.8652 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 20, 2020

    @Lexi.1398 said:

    @Ourasa.7306 said:
    Why is that so? I don’t play ranger, as I mentioned earlier, but I don’t see how only rapid fire can make this a good weapon for maximizing dps.

    It kind of is because rapid fire is that good, infact, rapid fire is amongst the best power dps skills rangers have access to, just the autos suck. the knockback helps proc twice as vicious, and you can "precast" lb 5 for extra damage too. What this means is, the longer the boss phase (aka, the more LB autos you do) the worse LB performs, but if the phase is short you get extremely high damage. This makes it amazing in any bursty raid encounter, and even more amazing in fractals where it was meta for a while.

    That said, i'd agree with your original advice: don't use LB, with the addendum: unless you know how to use it. In OPs case, LB would be unsuitable, because even with the most self sufficeint high dps power ranger build out there, it'll still take a while to solo any of the strike bosses.

    In addition to that: Barrage actually hits slightly harder than Rapid Fire. LB scales better with OWP and Soulcleave and on LB you can run Natural Healing, helping you to keep that scholar uptime.