There are some tough monsters in this game – won’t I get destroyed if I play solo?

That depends on what you mean by “solo.”  If you mean one player controlling one avatar… yeah, you’re likely dead meat.  If you mean one player controlling multiple avatars, then you can have a good game with a good shot at victory.

 We recommend a minimum of three avatars in a solo, single map game.  Why three?  First, you get the advantages of banding for joint combat which helps a lot.  Second, you have two other avatars that can invoke soulshards for any one of the three.  Third, you can trade items across the group and build up a better assortment of gear before taking on the Guardians (or the Shadows).