If you have been around me, you have heard me yell this every so often. I call it dance, other fighters call it something else. I´m not talking about a ballroom dance, I´m talking about a fighting technique.
When solo-hunting, you want to stay healthy as long as possible. The longer you stay healthy, the longer you can hunt without interruption. You want to let the beast swing at you on full to minimize the risk of getting hit, then you will swing - and back away.
Now, fighting for example many wendeckas at once is dangerous even for the more powerful fighters out there. Standing and bricking is deadly these days. Before I made third, and even before wendies wiffed me on low balance, I was out there soloing loads of wendies at once. What I did was dance them. I still do this if there are many beasties. From vermines to night wendeckas, I simply do not stand still.
I move them around, and killing them off one by one, concentrating on one till it´s dead. Doing this with more than one exile is difficult, but it can be done, if both know what they are doing. I remember a wonderful dance in the passes with K´pyn. One of many good memories from hunting with him. We moved the wendies like this, in a circle - keeping clear of eachother, but yet still going after the same wendie until it was dead.
The illusions on Dal´Noth went down temporarily for a time, and the island was open to all, without mystic help. I spent some time there, alone, trying to stay alive and kill off beasties. It was challenging, not very rewarding lessons wise as I used too much time killing things, but great fun. I used the dance to kill the KalNoths and Dalnoth, as they can become quite bothersome, especially in numbers. My troilus isn´t much to speak of, so I generally need to not be hit, and I avoid the chance of that when soloing.