How can I make the most effective but laziest way of soloing POTD?
Answer: Paladin lvl 3 skill: Brand Enemy.
(While the Brand lasts, the enemy will take FIRE damage over time).
(How long does the Brand last? Until either you die or the enemy dies).
So all you have to do is this:
Play Paladin/Chanter. Any subclass is fine though I prefer Troubador and GoldPact. Get Soft Winds of Death Chant and Ancient Memory and Dragon Thrashed.
Put on the tankiest armor and shield you can find (Patinated Plate and Cadhu Scalth works. You can get both early game). Max out deflection.
Stack regen items and healing/ DOT chants. Get "Brand Enemy" spell from the Paladin skill list.
Walk into combat.
Cast "Brand Enemy" on every enemy you can brand.
Summon Ogres to distract the enemy.
Stand there and wait for your enemies to die. And that's it.
It works for every enemy except the fire-immunes, but you can kill them easily with your ice invocation (Seven Knights She Waited).
EDIT: I soloed everything in the game with this including Splintered Reef and Nemnok.
EDIT: This. This build. Once you play it you'll realize how weaksauce 99% of every other build out there.
EDIT: No need for gimmicks or alchemy or anything. No expensive scrolls, no alchemy, no need for much of any knowledge of the game.
Once you're past level 12 you're pretty much invincible. It literally requires 5 Eatons or 4 Plague Strikers and 3 Xaurip High priests hammering away simultaneously to kill you. Nothing else will do enough damage to punch through your defenses and auto-regen. Dragons? LOL.
Then sit there and watch them die.
Edited by Marigoldran, 23 June 2018 - 04:07 PM.