Long story short: I am working on VNM trials at the moment, Jyeshtha to be specific.
I can't quite seem to take it down solo, though.
It's not that the fight doesn't usually go simply enough. Auroral Drape/Sub-Zero Smash/Filamented Hold, spam headbutt, keep shadows up, flash when shadows go down to get them back up, etc etc.
This works 90% of the time, but the problem is, it takes a long time to kill something when you're having to put your MP entirely towards defense. That's a long time for that rare little slipup to kill you.
Every single time, at some point in the fight, I will end up without shadows for a split second during Mighty Strikes, which results in insta-cast break and.. well, the moment that happens, it's game over. May as well go afk the moment break lands, because there is no way you will be alive when it wears off.
I have tried to just kite it during mighty strikes, but it seems to be immune to Regurgitation's bind effect. Just straight tanking it does not seem to work, as it's a complete crapshoot whether or not it petrifies you, and over the course of how long it takes to kill, the odds seem stacked in favor of failing.
Has anyone solo'd this? And if so, how? More evasion-stacking so as not to get hit?