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Two Bosses Enter: General Bjarngrim vs. Sjonnir the Ironshaper


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

This week's electrically charged boss battle is a real shocker: General Bjarngrim from the Halls of Lightning versus Sjonnir the Ironshaper of the Halls of Stone. There'll be adds and sparks galore in this deathmatch between two Iron Vrykul.

The ground rules:
  • Assume that these foes share similar levels, health pools and a comparative overall damage output.
  • This match takes place in neutral territory.
  • Both bosses will get their usual adds, but Brann Bronzebeard is out of the picture.
  • Don't get caught up in game mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter.
Focus on the three S's: style, story and scale.

What do you think would happen during this battle? Leave a comment explaining what you think will go down, then cast your vote for who you think will be left up.

General Bjarngrim
I am the greatest of my father's sons! Your end has come!

General Bjarngrim, the commander of the Unyielding Garrison, patrols the platforms of the first room in the Halls of Lightning. He is accompanied by two Stormforged Lieutenants. The General has the abilities of a Warrior, changing stances and deploying different abilities every 20 seconds or so. His Temporary Electrical Charge increases his damage by 30 percent and poses a nasty threat to unwary enemies.
Stormforged Lieutenant
Read more about fighting General Bjarngrim and check out tips from players who've fought him.

Sjonnir the Ironshaper
Soft, vulnerable shells. Brief, fragile lives. You can not escape the curse of flesh!

Sjonnir the Ironshaper was assigned to his station inside the Halls of Stone by Loken, to watch over the Forge Of Wills, which creates Iron Dwarves for Loken´s Iron Army. Known to foes for his Lightning Shield, he is joined during battle by Forged Iron Troggs as well as Malformed Oozes, which merge to become Iron Sludge.

Brann Bronzebeard usually joins the battle against Sjonnir when the Ironshaper is low on life. Because this fight takes place on neutral territory (and because we suspect most readers will consider Sjonnir the underdog in this week's deathmatch), we're going to instruct Brann to keep his nose out of our business. No Brann in this fight.
Iron Sludge
Forged Iron Trogg
Read more about fighting Sjonnir the Ironshaper and check out tips from players who've fought him.

The smackdown
As usual, you should assume that overall, the foes share similar levels, health pools and a comparative overall damage output. They fight on neutral territory. We will not be allowing Brann Bronzebeard to enter the fight and assist General Bjarngrim against Sjonnir the Ironshaper.

Do your foresee any shocking results this week? Come up with a convincing scenario that will sway other readers to vote for your victor of choice, and then show us your stuff in the comments.


Check out the lineup for the entire Wrath of the Lich King season of Two Bosses Enter ... One Boss Leaves, and let us know who you think rocks Wrath's five-man world.

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