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Two Bosses Enter: Prince Keleseth vs. Grand Magus Telestra


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.

Prepare your spell counters: it's magician versus magician in this week's Two Bosses Enter, as we pit Prince Keleseth of Utgarde Keep against Grand Magus Telestra of The Nexus.

There'll be no tricks or handicaps in this battle. The usual rules apply: assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools and damage output, and that they are fighting in neutral territory. We'll allow Keleseth the use of his summoned skeletons. Remember, focus your debate on the three S's: Style, Story and Scale. Don't get caught up in game mechanics and what players might do in each encounter. Consider the flavor each villainous gladiator brings to bear, then cast your vote for who you think would come out on top.

Prince Keleseth
Prince Keleseth, the first boss of Utgarde Keep, is the Scourge overlord of Howling Fjord and ambassador to the Vrykul. If he seems a somewhat familiar figure –- that's because he is. You may have encountered Prince Keleseth in several other zones, quests and scenes.
Read more about Prince Keleseth's battle tactics (especially how his summoned Vrykal Skeletons behave) and review player comments about how to fight him.

Grand Magus Telestra
Grand Magus Telestra is a High Elf mage of the Kirin Tor who has allied herself with Malygos in order to retain her arcane powers. She guards part of Keristrasza's prison inside The Nexus and is leader of the effort to redirect the ley lines in the Dragonblight.
Read more about Grand Magus Telestra's tactics and how she uses her ability to split into mirror images of herself, and review comments from other player about their experiences fighting her.

The smackdown
The usual rules apply: assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools and damage output, and that they are fighting in neutral territory. We'll allow Keleseth the use of his summoned skeletons. Vote for the spirit of the battle as set forth above.

Remember: no group-tactic or game-mechanic nitpicking, and no weaksauce yowls of "My group's cats faceroll these bosses while we're AFK BIO" –- yawn. Can you come up with a convincing scenario in the comments that will sway fellow readers to vote for your boss of choice?

Who wins, Prince Keleseth or Grand Magus Telestra?
It's a tie98 (2.1%)
Prince Keleseth779 (16.5%)
Grand Magus Telestra3838 (81.4%)

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