Two Bosses Enter ... but only One Boss Leaves, in WoW.com's series of fantasy deathmatches. This season's bosses hail from the five-man instances of Wrath of the Lich King.
It was indeed the day that time stood still: Chrono-Lord Epoch (The Culling of Stratholme) shattered the Halls of Lightning's Volkhan in this week's Two Bosses Enter deathmatch. "Honestly, Chrono-Lord Epoch should be able to destroy pretty much any boss in the game," observed kabshiel. "He can stop time, for Pete's sake! All Volkhan does is make little robots and break them. Manipulating the space-time continuum > Toy making."
The only dissenting opinion this week came from Kar On E: "Although it's pretty obvious at this point that Chrono-Lord Epoch is going to win, I'm going to make the case for Volkhan. In this, I'm presuming that neither has read any strategy on the other and that each is going about it on wits alone."
"At the beginning of the fight, the two run into melee range and start beating each other down," Kar On E continued. "Volkhan takes an early advantage, but Epoch quickly hits him with a Curse of Exertion or a Time Warp and takes the upper hand. Sensing trouble, Volkhan runs to his anvil and makes some golems, still under attack. The golems and Volkhan make a strong effort, but the Chrono-Lord is still too powerful. He makes a second set and a third, and soon is once again even with Epoch.
"Freezing time. Epoch quickly dispatches each of these golems and turns back to Volkhan, who makes another set and attacks again. Though the Chrono-Lord has once again regained the upper hand, he does not want to give Volkhan a chance to get back into the fight. So he freezes time again and dispatches of the golems, laughing the whole time about how funny Volkhan looks with one foot in the air. And as time resumes, Volkhan's foot comes back down, Shattering all of the golems around Epoch, whom in his arrogance had not noticed the kamikaze golem strategy. Epoch is down ... and Volkhan advances.
"As an aside, I know that one of the prevailing arguments is that Epoch can go back in time and make sure that Volkhan never existed, but I don't think he's smart enough to use it properly. If he were, then he would have evacuated Stratholme or taken out Arthas' lineage or something like ... at least something smarter than attacking Arthas when he did."
That's a thought!