Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Two Bosses Enter: Onyxia vs. Sapphiron


Two bosses enter... but only one gets to leave! In this feature of pure speculation and theorycrafting, we're going to talk about the major bosses found in the World of Warcraft and pit them against one another -- until at the end we have a single winner. From the hundreds of bosses in the game, we've picked 32 of the most interesting to match up in a series of fights -- where you get to decide the winner.

And we're going to start out with a dragon battle for the ages: the black flight vs. the blue flight, the living vs. the undead, Onyxia vs. Sapphiron. For more information on these two bosses, speculation on what might happen if they ever met up in Azeroth, and a chance to vote for the winner, read on!


Onyxia is the broodmother of the Black Dragonflight and daughter of the infamous Deathwing. In the game, she presently resides in her lair in Dustwallow Marsh, where she devours the occasional 40-player raid group. In a fight, Onyxia relies on powerful physical attacks (from claws and tail) and ability to dish out massive quantities of fire damage. And if cornered, she can take to the air and pelt her targets with blasts of fire from above.


Sapphiron was once a living member of the Blue Dragonflight -- though those times are long past. In a fight with Arthas, Sapphiron was transformed into a frost wyrm who thenceforth served the Scourge. In the game, he may be found in Naxxramas guarding Kel'Thuzad's inner sanctum. As Onyxia is to fire, Sapphiron is to frost -- he has a variety of hard-hitting frost spells and can also drain life from his targets. As Onyxia does, he will take to the air during a fight to attack his targets from a safe distance.

The Fight

So who would win? That's what you're here to decide. For the purpose of this vote, let's presume that these two bosses are of approximately the same level and health as well as fighting in neutral territory (no, there won't be any dragon whelps in this battle) -- we're primarily looking at their abilities and fighting style. Would Onyxia's fire attacks leave Sapphiron a pile of ashes? Or would Sapphiron's frost spells leave Onyxia out cold?

Sorry, folks, but voting for this round is over and done. Check out the results in our wrap-up!

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr