Do you see this guy? Do you remember this guy? Do you remember the infamous chant played on Ventrilo before every pull?
This, my friends, is Shade of Aran. For my money it’s probably the best boss fight in the game. It’s hectic, it’s fast-paced, there are a million things to remember, everyone’s running around like crazy, and it felt amazing when the whole raid was in sync and you managed to successfully beat him.
He also comes with some seriously fantastic lore. Imagine being Medivh’s dad, dying because your son basically exploded with power, and then being a ghost and eternally watching your son mess everything up. Yep. Despite all of this, as he was awfully fond of telling you, he was no simple jester. Confirmed by an in-game book.
Also: he dropped a great cloak that lasted me through Naxx in the next friggin’ expansion because the hit rating on it was great.
Speaking of Naxx:
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What are YOUR favorite boss battles?