Let's review the ground rules:
- The Two Bosses Thunderdome is considered neutral territory, where both combatants are able to access their usual encounter mechanics and abilities.
- All of the competitors' abilities, including crowd control and other effects to which bosses are usually immune, work on their opponents.
- Assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools and comparative overall damage output.
- Don't get caught up in gameplay mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter.
- Don't neglect style, story and scale.
And now, to the Thunderdome: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls ... Dyin' time's here
In Corner One: Anub'Arak (Azjol-Nerub)
I was king of this empire once, long ago. In life I stood as champion. In death I returned as conqueror. Now I protect the kingdom once more. Ironic, yes?
Anub'Arak, the former king of Azjol-Nerub
, was among the Nerubians
slaughtered in the War of the Spider
and later raised as Undead by Ner'zhul
the Lich King
to do his bidding. Read the extensive lore page on Anub'Arak
to learn more about his background.
Anub'Arak's battle strategy includes truly relentless tactics. Besides wreaking havoc with vicious attacks and environmental damage, he swarms opponents with protective Locusts and nettling Carrion Beetles. He periodically burrows underground, besieging opponents with packs of summoned minions.
Learn more about Anub'Arak's strategies
, and review comments from players
who've battled him.
In Corner Two: King Dred (Drak'tharon Keep)
King Dred raises his claws menacingly ...
King Dred, the great Devilsaur, is found within Drak'tharon Keep
. His vicious attacks are augmented by those of the smaller raptors he calls to his aid during battle.
Read more about the Devilsaur's battle tactics
, and look over comments from players
who've faced him in Drak'tharon Keep.
Inside the Thunderdome
Two Boss matchups are about substance and style, not game play and mechanics. Don't base your strategies on player tactics, which opponent has been easiest or most difficult for you personally, or the difficulty of each opponent relative to instance progression. Vote for the spirit of the battle as set forth above. Set aside differences in opponents' health pools, game level and actual damage output. Absolutely no game-mechanic nitpicking!
Before you cast your vote, join the debate in the comments.
Who wins, and why? Style points go to spectators who use the comments to sway other readers to their point of view!
Who rocks Wrath's five-man world? Add your own narrative on what would happen when these mighty opponents meet up inside the Two Bosses Thunderdome. Anything's possible in the semi-finals of Two Bosses Enter, One Boss Leaves: The Original Wrath Five-Man Season. Review who's up in the semi-finals here.