It's time for the next fight in the second bracket of our five-man Wrath season of Two Bosses Enter, One Boss Leaves. Gather 'round the Thunderdome for a matchup that pits Prince against Lord, as Prince Taldaram (Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom) comes face to face with Chrono-Lord Epoch (The Culling of Stratholme). Prince Taldaram claims he'll drink no blood before its time – but will Chrono-Lord Epoch stop or warp the time he needs?
The ground rules:
- Assume that the opponents and their minions share similar levels, health pools and comparative overall damage output.
- This deathmatch takes place in neutral territory, which shall not hinder either boss from using his usual encounter abilities.
- All the usual minions will be available to each boss.
- Don't get caught up in gameplay mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter.
- Don't neglect style, story and scale.
Prince Taldaram (Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom)
I will drink no blood before its time.
The last time we saw Prince Taldaram in the Two Bosses Thunderdome, he was assiduously working his way to a victory over the Maiden of Grief.
Prince Taldaram is a Darkfallen, a group of Undead Elven renegades from Quel'Thalas who are sworn to serve the Lich King. Like his fellow Blood Princes, Taldaram hungers for blood and flesh even in death.
In Ahn'Kahet, he is protected by a force shield that must be deactivated before one can engage his bloody attentions. Since our deathmatch here takes place in neutral territory, the force shield will not be a factor before or during the duel.
Prince Taldaram's battle tactics, and review comments from players who've defeated him.
Chrono-Lord Epoch (The Culling of Stratholme)
Tick tock, tick tock... Not quick enough! Let's get this over with.
In his first-round match, Chrono-Lord Epoch proved he had no time for Volkhan. Chrono-Lord Epoch, the third boss in The Culling of Stratholme, is sent by the leader of the Infinite Dragonflight to unravel time by altering key events -- in this case, events in Old Stratholme. He disrupts enemies in battle by slowing and stopping time.
Chrono-Lord Epoch, and review comments from players who've fought him.
Remember: no game-mechanic nitpicking. Set aside differences in opponents' health pools, game level and actual damage output. Vote for the spirit of the battle as set forth above, considering each opponent's abilities plus the style, scale and story he or she brings to the table.
Can you come up with a convincing scenario in the comments that will sway other readers to vote for your victor of choice?