This is just for you guys...
Still think epic difficulties aren't broken? Well I present to you a soloed EN DQ2 using pure DPS on my Half-Orc Barbarian 20 / Epic 4 / Legendary Dreadnought 3.
Lailat should have carved me up like a roast and fed me to her gnolls, but nooo... I persevered.
First run was close, very close. Got her down to ~5% before she triple Cometfell me to death. I learned to put on my Kundarak Warding Boots, which made run #2 much quicker and easier. Granted this was still a tough fight. I was taking damage from the gnolls, Lailat, and her blades the entire time and I still wouldn't go down.
Coincidentally, three people had just boasted in the LFM how they 3-manned this same quest on the same difficulty right before I entered the raid. I chuckled to myself afterwards.
Ship buffs are there for min/max purposes, not because I need them! SF pot count was 70 or so.