I only really soloed Kumas and Basilisks pre-celerity so I'm not sure how well you'd do on other stuff before your game changing spell at 48. That being said, there are more than a few BAMs that I definitely would not want to solo as a Sorce (Fangspawns come to mind ASAP). BAM soloing on a Sorce pretty much means you learning their moveset (just like any other class would need to do) and then reacting when you see their pre-animation attack.
The black dragons in Seeliewood for example are excellent for Sorces looking to solo BAMs - their attacks are very predictable and easy to avoid once you get the hang of it. If you see it fly up, you teleport jaunt in (slightly off to the side in case he bodyslams) to avoid its flame breathe and bodyslam. When you see him rearing up for his charge, you sidestep and start casting a Fireblast -> Hailstorm 8-10m ahead of where he currently is, etc.
Other BAMs follow the same concept. For example, for Kumas you ideally want to be within 5m~ at all times; close enough so that his frontal breathe and bombs are of no threat to you and far enough so that his leap won't kill you.
The downside to Sorce BAM soloing is if you get hit even once, you very well might just die or be close to death. Eating a dragon flame breathe leaves me barely alive (if not flat out dead) when I solo them while waiting in the dungeon queue. As a side note, always try to get a sleep off during a BAM's enrage as that's probably the only time you'll ever be in danger of being hit once you memorize a BAM's attack animations.
Edited by: Exertim
over 1 year ago