For fun, I felt I could solo Weapons Shipment elite (Level 19+2) as a melee toon when I reached level 16 and had the gear I wanted.
Apparently my biggest enemy was my gear breaking down... 3 got totally broken. Good thing I had some backup gear.
I had a hireling (Lvl 16 Althea) to keep NPC Liella alive and dismissed hireling when I reached assault area.
I'm a Heal amp build. I generally kept myself alive with Vampiric wraps, Fist of Light, Cure Light Wounds, and assorted gear guards (Invisibility Guard, Earthen Guard, GS Conc Opp), and UMDing wand/scrolls.
There were times I let myself be surrounded by 10+ mobs and I'd attack away and my vampirism/fist of light/guards were much more than mob damages
Here's a nod to Divine Pheonix (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=407723) and the previous Solar Pheonix which inspired me to try a Heal amp build.