I am having a bit of trouble trying to transition from the solo zones to group content. I keep running the solo instances and I don't seem to find any gear that is any better than what I currently have. I would assume that means that I am at least ready to graduate to the next tier of zones...which is what exactly? Heroic instances? 1) What are the stats that I need to be viable in a group? And how much? 2) Where is the vendor where I can spend my solo instance tokens? I found one in Saru but the gear didn't seem to have better stats than what I got from the solo instances which seemed to make the vendor pointless. I didn't see any vendor that sold any fabled gear or even legendary gear that had more than 155 resolve. 3) I came back and started playing my Defiler who was safe at leveling but had TERRIBLE dps. I would be lucky to get through one instance a night. I got so frustrated that I started a new toon. This time I chose to play an archtype that I normally don't - a mage (wizard). I never would have suspected that the wizard would be the EZ Mode character. He can tank just fine with the Celestial shissar healing him well enough. I died more times on my Defiler from running out of mana from power drains than I have on the wizard. I did not expect this. My wizard can tank and dps while my Defiler spins its wheels. Dealing out death by a thousand cuts to each mob. Is this normal? Defilers were never known for their dps but mine hardly seems viable as a solo character. Suggestions and advice on how to improve would be appreciated.