I’ve killed Yoggy now and even after many many wipes I still think that he is my favourite boss fight. Cass on the other hand experienced the Yogg portals for the first time on our 10 man run and absolutely can’t stand it. This made me think about what other boss fights I’ve really enjoyed since I started raiding in BC and I wonder how different my favs are compared to others. Below is a count down of my top 5 fights.
5. Prince Malchezaar, Karazhan
This fight will always feel quite epic to me. My guild took quite a while to get up to Prince & as a healer it was a particularly stressful fight when you enter phase 2. We had some truly crazy infernal drops and when everyone moved and did the right thing and you all still survived it was an awesome feeling!
Cass did a video of one of our zanier Prince fights. Watch the infernal strafe straight past the tree!
4. Mimiron, Ulduar
I had heard so many awful Mimi stories. Healers bemoaned that getting through phase 2 was impossible. I perhaps luckily missed the first night of wipes my guild experienced with Mimiron and when I finally went in found this fight great fun! Its so chaotic and all the phases and different healing assignments just make it a blast.
3. Malygos, Eye of Eternity
I have come to terms with the fact that healers will never get to go onto a hoverboard in phase 2. I will be forever jealous of dps zipping around pewpewing from the sky. Aside from this, phase 3 can be a pain when pugging but shows off and rewards great team work when done right! Maly also has some very yummy gear which makes him even more fun.
2. Leothoras the Blind, Serpentshrine Cavern
What can be cooler than having to fight off your inner demon…. and getting to kill those noobles in your raid that turn on you! Leo was such a challenging fight, and everyone had to know what they were doing. While there were many 1% wipes on this guy, I will always remember how rewarding it felt the first time we got this guy down.
1. Yogg-Saron, Ulduar
Any fight that has tentacles that pick you up is plain awesome. Tentacles that pick you up and let you keep healing is totally amazing! Add in a gigantic brain, portals which let you enter his illusions and psychotic voices in the background, as Barney from How I Met Your Mother would say….. LEGENDARY!
I’m sure many people will read this and think I’m nutty. Hell I read this back and go…. hmmmmm I seem to really like multiphase difficult fights, but there you have it. I just wish I had also done the Vanilla WoW boss fights to see if any of those would have made the list.