I have been trying without any success to do the pirate quests solo. I have tried using both a pure bard, bard/mage, and a chiv/mage using SC/Mage bow. The orc crew is no problem, they drop fairly quickly, however the pirate I just can't get any damage on him fast enough to drop him. I was thinking about trying a Bush/Archer with chiv but would like some feedback before I go and screw with another template. Has anyone done these quests solo? What template did you use? Maybe I'm just doing something wrong with the templates I did try. Any suggestions from anyone that has completed them would be great. If an archer wont work, any ideas what to try, IF you can even solo them which I am beginning to think you can't.