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One Boss Leaves: Skadi minces Dalronn and Skarvald


Two Bosses Enter ... but only One Boss Leaves, in WoW Insider's series of fantasy death matches. This season's bosses come from the five-man instances of Wrath of the Lich King.

Aww, come on, you knew this was going to happen ... Yup, Skadi the Ruthless spared nothing for poor Dalronn and Skarvald of Utgarde Keep. It was a landslide victory for the PuG-intimidating boss -- although a few readers did think the matchup could offer a few twists. "I'm going to give it to D/S here," nodded Nizari. "Dalronn would eat it from the adds, being the squishier one, and Skarvald makes it to Skadi. Skar has two stuns to Skadi's one, and remember that even after Dalronn goes down, he still can use all his abilities. So the summoned skellies eat the whirlwind, and more importantly, Debilitate nerfs Skadi's DPS."

"I gotta say the duo," agreed Meethan. "If they could get through the harpoons, then Skadi would be cake for them. It seems like he has almighty attacks -- but again, this is on the theory, not on the actual damage. They would go through the adds badly damaged but not dead. When Skadi came down, Skarvald would begin to engage him, while the necromancer began to summon his minions. In the event Skarvald did die, Dalronn would have enough knowledge to outlast Skadi in a battle perspective, because necromancers aren't complete idiots."

Many more readers, though, voted for the Ruthless to come out on top. "Dalronn and Skarvald remind me of a bad PuG; they don't seem to really want to work together, but they do it because they really don't have much of a choice," observed Siaperas. "They would be constantly yelling at each other the entire fight, while Skadi and his well organized men are attacking. It'll end pretty much the same way every bad PuG ends with Skadi, in defeat.

"They enter the gauntlet, and Skadi's adds enter the fray. After some bickering about how they were going to get Skadi down while trying to defend themselves, Dalronn summons a bunch of skeletons to take down the adds while Skarvald mops up. Meanwhile, Skadi starts pelting the dynamic duo with Frost Breath. After more aggroing, Dalronn has Skarvold start collecting harpoons, while Dalronn's skeles deal with the adds.

"If they're lucky, Skarvold is able to shoot down Grauf, bringing Skadi to the ground. But Skadi is a well organized fighter. He'd go after Dalronn, with Skarvold blindly following him, and Whirlwind them both so they both die at the same time. They'd get a few hits in, but that would end it.

"If they're unlucky, Skarvold doesn't realize he needs to get out of the Frost Breath, and between that, the adds and Dalronn yelling at him, he gets confused and ends up dying. Leaving Dalronn to try to bring down Grauf, which he does, now that Skarvold is now able to easily take on the adds. But when Skadi comes down, he yells and one-shots Dalronn, and they both lose."

So Skadi's off to the next round. Surprised much?

Vote in the next boss deathmatch (with villains from the five-man instances of Wrath of the Lich King) when Two Bosses Enter returns later today.

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