Has anyone tried a melee ranger for this? You know, get a shield and a one handed weapon, pump your Resolve (good for quest solving anyway) and make yourself a tank for your pet?
I did that and it was awesome. Check out my class built "Riptide" in this section. But I didn't do a solo run. And my RES was dumped. Maybe it would work with some changes. You could still use arbalests or arquebuses for opening.
Edited by Boeroer, 29 December 2015 - 10:52 PM.