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Can we solo Story dungeon ?

Ahrijlaken.9541Ahrijlaken.9541 Member
edited December 5, 2018 in Players Helping Players

I was sad to see that dungeon PUG was pretty dead ( 6 years old game so i can understand it's normal ) and i found only lvl 80 players group speed runner. ( i succeed to play with 1 super cool group that take time to explain things for me <3 ) ... The lvling was so fast but i don't want to be a handicap and annoy every lvl 80 group.

But i heard some people saying that the story version was solotable so i tried ... and i get rekt by the first mob like if i was just a piece of trash. So i wonder if when people say " solotable " it mean " if you are already lvl 80 you can solo the low lvl dungeon ".

It is realy solotable ?

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  • yes you can but you will need a good build... if you’re in Na server, hit me up and i’ll join you when i’m on

  • The only dungeon that has a solo mode is the last one .... cause it's required to finish the core game story.

    Others are facultative . You can still manage to solo low lvl ones but might be hard depending on your skill and class. I wouldn't recommend it .

    BUT ... using the LFG I was able to do all the story modes with ppl :D just crucible of eternity I almost wait like 1 hour for ppl ... but playing on NA with EU time line so ... maybe it didn't help ahah

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It probably is possible for some people to complete it solo, but that doesn't mean everyone can.

    I haven't tried but I'd be surprised if I could complete a story dungeon solo even on my level 80 characters because I use weird builds where I'm not even trying to get the best possible outcome, and I'm not the best player. Even if I used my raid gear and build if it relies on me perfectly timing dodges and attacks or remembering a complicated rotation and doing it exactly right then it's not going to work.

    Also some dungeons might need a specific profession and build to do solo, because they have bits which are designed to need people standing in different places and the only way to do it solo is to use teleports or other specialist skills to trick it. I can't remember any specific examples from story dungeons but I'm sure it happens.

    Your best option if you want to do them is to find a guild which runs them regularly and do it with them.

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  • Well, there are two sides to whether you can solo a dungeon:
    1. Is it possible from a mechanics perspective?
    Some dungeon paths have mechanics that require multiple players to stand on platforms, push buttons, etc. For example CoF path 1. Sometimes a bug can be used to skip the restricting part, but you can't complete the dungeon solo by just completing objectives as they come up. As far as I know there is no story path with such a hard requirement for multiple players.

    1. Is it possible from a player skill perspective?
      This depends entirely on the player attempting it. Dungeons are always scaled to a 5 player party, so that's a soft requirement. In GW2 the skill ceiling is very high and there are players who do the most crazy things. Even some raidbosses have been soloed! So yes, dungeon story paths can be soloed, but it isn't easy. Especially if you do it with a low-lvl character.

    While soloing dungeon story paths is possible in theory, I recommend finding at least 2 more players. You can also tag along on the often farmed exploration paths for exp. Most high-lvl players won't mind explaining what to do if you tell them you're new to the dungeon. If you don't tell them though, they will treat you like you've run the path 100 times already.

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  • Short answer, no.

    Long answer, yes. If you have the right build/gear. Some classes can do it, others you don't have a chance.

    If they're not going to actually do anything with them, they just need to dial them back so they're on par with story missions and work them into the narrative and reduce the rewards so they don't get abused.

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  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Arah story mod was nerfed to be done solo as it's part of story you have to play. Rest are hard to solo unless you really know what you are doing. Even being lv 80. Game scales you to the level of zone you are on even in dungeons.

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  • Alex.4982Alex.4982 Member ✭✭

    Yes you can complete them solo, but as others have said: you need the right gear, build, and level of skill. I have a couple of resources you might find helpful: check the gw2 wiki page for each dungeon story mode. Each contains a brief description that will tell you what enemies you face and some tips. Also, go check out the Let's Play by WoodenPotatoes on youtube. He has completed 5 of them so far and the dungeon episodes contain in-depth discussions of the build, the gear, and how to approach each encounter.

  • tl;dr you don't have to solo. If you want help, put up an LFG and be specific about how you want the run to go (e.g. "watching all cutscenes") (and also: remind people after the group forms and before you start killing stuff).

    It's a myth that people don't run dungeons. There are groups that actively run them (mostly, as the OP suggests, to speed clear). But also folks that run them on occasion for various reasons. And, as mentioned above, there are guilds that run them for whoever in the guild needs them.

    The thing is: people aren't that patient to wait these days, so...

    • Experienced groups who don't mind waiting for cutscenes put up an LFM and end up getting filled close to instantly
    • Inexperienced players who want to see cutscenes put up LFG and then take them down if no one bites right away.
    • Some people never put up an LFG, discouraged by not seeing other adverts.

    Consequently, anyone who puts up an LFG tends to find it filled really quickly. Don't wait for someone else to organize; start your own group.
    If that doesn't appeal to you, then put up a request for assistance in the Players Helping Players subforum; reasonable requests made there are almost guaranteed to get volunteers.

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I usually just wait until the daily pops up to do the story. I run them normally to complete Dungeon Frequenter.

  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 5, 2018

    @Ahrijlaken.9541 said:
    I was sad to see that dungeon PUG was pretty dead ( 6 years old game so i can understand it's normal ) and i found only lvl 80 players group speed runner. ( i succeed to play with 1 super cool group that take time to explain things for me <3 ) ... The lvling was so fast but i don't want to be a handicap and annoy every lvl 80 group.

    But i heard some people saying that the story version was solotable so i tried ... and i get rekt by the first mob like if i was just a piece of trash. So i wonder if when people say " solotable " it mean " if you are already lvl 80 you can solo the low lvl dungeon ".

    It is realy solotable ?

    There is a lot of misinformation in this thread.
    Yes story mode Dungeons are soloable. Wooden Potatoes just showed the story dungeons can be completed on a level appropriate toon (you dont even have to be level 80). Your build needs to be decent and you need to play smart, but they are totally doable. I do it all the time.

    Anyone in this thread who says it cannot be done, or that you need to level 80, need an meta build ect likely arent speaking from any form of personal experience.

  • zinkz.7045zinkz.7045 Member ✭✭✭

    @BunjiKugashira.9754 said:
    In GW2 the skill ceiling is very high...

    Thanks for the laugh.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Some stories are much easier than others ...

    AC - yes
    CM - maybe
    TA - yes
    SE - maybe
    CoE - probably
    CoF - yes
    HotW - seems unlikely mainly due to the last two fights

    This evaluation does ignore options like cheesing it with something like a minion build and slowly grinding things down. For me that is an unacceptable restriction(class) and a waste of time.

  • @mindcircus.1506 said:
    Anyone in this thread who says it cannot be done, or that you need to level 80, need an meta build ect likely arent speaking from any form of personal experience.

    It is absolutely true that dungeons can be soloed; it is not necessarily true that every player can manage it. Anyone who says that anyone can solo dungeons with a level-appropriate toon in sub-80 gear is speaking from the personal experience of a better-than-average player.

    Still, lots of people won't know if they can or not until they try, so it's worth trying (scroll up from this post to see a list of recommended dungeons to try first).

    PS Duoing is much, much easier.

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  • @Khisanth.2948 said:
    HotW - seems unlikely mainly due to the last two fights

    It's very doable. It was actually the second one I solo'ed (after AC).

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Still, lots of people won't know if they can or not until they try, so it's worth trying (scroll up from this post to see a list of recommended dungeons to try first).

    That list is made by someone without experience even trying. The "Maybe" entries and the false negative to HotW proves this.
    That list is (at best) a bunch of educated guessing.

    PS Duoing is much, much easier.

    And more fun.
    But that wasnt the question asked by the OP.

  • @Ahrijlaken.9541
    Please let us know what you end up trying... and how it goes for you. Good luck :)


    @mindcircus.1506 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Still, lots of people won't know if they can or not until they try, so it's worth trying (scroll up from this post to see a list of recommended dungeons to try first).

    That list is made by someone without experience even trying. The "Maybe" entries and the false negative to HotW proves this.
    That list is (at best) a bunch of educated guessing.

    You seem to be forgetting that not everyone plays as well as you do. The list is opinionated, of course, but it's a fine place to start for someone without little experience in the dungeons.

    Anyone with experience and skill will recognize that all the dungeons have their easy bits and their challenges.

    PS Duoing is much, much easier.

    And more fun.
    But that wasnt the question asked by the OP.

    It is an implicit question because the OP's stated interest is in running dungeons. The OP had trouble finding folks to join in, so soloing seemed a sensible alternative. And it is, for some of us. For others, two-person is a better option. And that might just suit the OP.

    In the end, it's up to the OP to decide what works for them best.

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  • Jeknar.6184Jeknar.6184 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Problably yes... But truth be told: I never actually solo'ed any of them entirely because I usually leave the LFG up and people eventually join...
    That said: I don't just sit outside the dungeon waiting 5 people when I can simply finish it with a second player in the party.

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