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One Boss Leaves: Chrono-Lord Epoch stops Prince Taldaram


Two Bosses Enter ... but only One Boss Leaves, in WoW.com's series of fantasy death matches. Welcome to Round Two of the five-man Wrath of the Lich King season. Grab a seat, and let's get ready to rumble!

Prince Taldaram claimed he would drink no blood before his time – and thus, he ran dry in last week's Thunderdome matchup with Chrono-Lord Epoch. The Chrono-Lord held off the Prince by a margin of nearly 10% of the popular vote, and pulling out a victory that could truly be characterized as "just in time."

Clydtsdk-Rivendare called the fight: Five words to stop you: Can't do that while stunned.

In all seriousness, it depends. If this were in game, Taldaram would have a massive edge, what with the life drain. However, in theory, CLE is able to travel in time; thus, if he makes a mistake in combat, he could correct it.

Lemme give a short roundup.


CLE and PT engage in combat. CLE smacks around PT pretty good for awhile, when PT Vanishes and starts sucking blood. CLE is stunned for 20 seconds while PT does major damage and healing. CLE continues smacking PT around, and PT Vanish/heals again. CLE tries a Time Stop, but since PT is invisible it's pointless. CLE realizes he can't stop PT's onslaught, so he reverses time to the beginning of the fight and flees. PT wins by technicality.

Remember that if the Infinite/Bronze Dragonflight (they do the same stuff) were capable of complete time control, we'd already be dead via their massive army. And besides that, Ley-Guardian Eregos would be the easiest boss in the game because of the bronze drake. Only Nozdormu could possibly become close to complete time control (and travel, unless Chromie is far more powerful than we think--she is in multiple places we don't know about yet, along with Wyrmrest and Andorhal), and therefore no other Bronze/Infinite Dragon could be capable of stopping or slowing time permanently.

Hence, the "Epoch stops time and beats on [opponent] until they're dead" logic is like saying Rogues can stunlock anything 100-0. Perhaps a handful of masterful (i.e., NPC) Rogues could do something like that -- but that Rogue would have skill/power on or above the level of a Dragon Aspect. Epoch is a powerful lieutenant, but there's no way he could "stunlock" Taldaram completely.

Stay tuned for the next match of Round Two of the five-man Wrath of the Lich King season and vote to determine who rocks Wrath's five-man world.


Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Features, Bosses, Two Bosses Enter

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