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Two Bosses Enter: Maiden of Grief vs. Prince Taldaram


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.

On the heels of a Zuramat the Obliterator (Violet Hold) victory this week over Hadronox of Azjol-Nerub, we bring you this week's fantasy deathmatch: the Maiden of Grief from Halls of Stone versus Prince Taldaram of Ahn'Kahet: The Old Kingdom. Can you predict the outcome?

The usual rules apply: Assume that these foes share similar levels, health pools and damage output. The battle will take place in neutral territory; Prince Taldaram will not be protected by a force field that must be taken down before battle. Focus your debate on the three S's: Style, Story and Scale. Don't get caught up in game mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter. Consider the flavor each villainous gladiator brings to bear, leave your comment on what you think would happen and why, and then cast your vote for who you think would come out on top.

Maiden of Grief
You shouldn't have come...now you will die!

The Maiden of Grief, who resides in the Halls of Stone, is a Titan – a darker version of her sister-in-arms, Karazhan's Maiden of Virtue.

Despite the physical resemblance of the two foes, the battles are considerably different. Opponents battling the Maiden of Grief will need to be watchful and mobile throughout the fight.
For all the sorrow that she can impart, will the Maiden of Grief be able to withstand Prince Taldaram's Embrace of the Vampyr?

Read this overview of how the Maiden of Grief conducts herself during battle, and review comments from players who've defeated her.



Prince Taldaram
I will drink no blood before its time.

Prince Taldaram of Ahn'Kahet: The Old Kingdom is a Darkfallen, a group of Undead Elven renegades from Quel'Thalas who are sworn to serve the Lich King. Like his fellow Blood Princes, Taldaram hungers for blood and flesh even in death.

In Ahn'Kahet, he is protected by a force shield that must be deactivated before one can engage his bloody attentions. Since our deathmatch here takes place in neutral territory, the force shield will not be a factor before or during the duel.
Will Prince Taldaram be able to bear through the Maiden of Grief's relentless shadow damage?

Read this overview of Prince Taldaram's battle tactics, and review comments from players who've defeated him.

The smackdown
The usual rules apply: assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools and damage output. They are fighting in neutral territory; there is no need to break down Prince Taldaram's force shield either before or during battle.

Can you come up with a convincing scenario in the comments that will sway other readers to vote for your victor of choice?

Who wins this deathmatch: the Maiden of Grief or Prince Taldaram?
Neither; it's a tie107 (3.9%)
Maiden of Grief1119 (41.0%)
Prince Taldaram1503 (55.1%)

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