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Top 6 Best World of Warcraft Raid Bosses

Updated Fri, Mar 08, 2013 by Mem


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Last week we brought you the top 6 worst World of Warcraft raid boss fights of all time. Since we all know that most bosses in the game don't inherently suck, this week we want to take on a more positive light. This time around we will be exploring the top 6 best raid boss fights of all time. These fights are big bad and most of all epic. Check out the list below and see if our picks line up with yours.


Illidan Stormrage, Black Temple

Black Temple was a pretty epic instance. Almost every boss inside left us with a feeling of satisfaction after defeating them. So taking that first step onto the terrace holding Illidan was a pretty big deal. Even kneeling, Illidan was a pretty impressive sight. Our raid knew from the minute we positioned ourselves and began the fight, that we were in for a battle of epic proportions. Illidan challenged our raid that very few boss fights before had and let's face it...the guy certainly knew how to make an entrance. With a strong storyline entrenched firmly behind him, Illidan proved to be everything that should be when it comes to end game raiding.


Illidan Stormrage


Nefarian, Blackwing Lair

Nefarian, the final boss inside Blackwing Lair, was a game changer. Nef was the first boss players had really encountered that really required them to continuously be on their toes. This fight really kept you guessing. Most bosses to this point were pretty straightforward, tank, spank, and stay out of the stuff on the ground. Nefarian threw a wrench in the works by using the powers of each class against them. Players spent most the fight on the edge of their seats waiting on the next class call and hoping they didn't screw up. This fight also required players to done the infamous Onyixa Scale Cloak, an item most players have steadfastly kept in their banks, a real tribute to the epicness of this fight.


Nefarian


Ragnaros the Firelord, Molten Core

Ragnaros will forever live on in infamy because he was the first true big bad boss of World of Warcraft. When you walked up to the pit of fire and summoned forth Ragnaros, you knew you had accomplished something fantastic. The actual boss fight was pretty incredible as well. For the time, this fight was intense. With two phases (active and submerged) Ragnaros really put raids of the day to the test. Not to mention the lengthy battle it took to even get to this boss. Having Ragnaros on farm status was truly an impressive feat.


Ragnaros


Kael'thas, Tempest Keep

Kael'thas is one of those bosses that everybody loves to hate. Five different phases, five different mobs to take on as well as a set of weapons bent on destroying your raid, this fight has a little bit of everything all rolled into one. Your raid needed to be on its toes and ready to face whatever Kael'thas threw at you every single moment or your raid was sure to wipe. Arrogant and more than a bit of a pain in the ass, Kael'thas caused more than a few facepalms along the way. However, the fight was intense, well thought out and required synergy between the raid that only a few boss fights can compare to. For all these reasons, and the sheer satisfaction gained by finally defeating this Blood Elf douche, Kael'thas easily makes this list.


Kael'thas




C'thun, Ahn'Qiraj

C'thun was (and still is if you take the time to visit Ahn'Qiraj) a giant eyeball. To make matters worse, this giant eyeball also has the ability to shoot lasers, summon tentacles and break apart guilds all at the same time. This boss for a time was considered to be unbeatable. Even after being “fixed”, this boss was for a very long time considered to be the most difficult boss fight in the game. With two phases of sheer terror, guilds who actually did defeat C'thun became better for the experience and would never forget their attempts to take down this Old God.


C'thun


Heigan the Unclean, Naxxramas

The only boss that managed to make this list that isn’t an end game boss is Heigan the Unclean. While many people may wonder why this particular boss managed to make the list, they obviously didn't appreciate the subtle dance that was the epitome of this battle. This fight wasn't overly difficult, but there was something special about watching players try to get down the “dance” moves and either succeeding or dieing in green slime. Not to mention this is one of the few fights in the game where only the tank and healer can remain alive and the fight can still be won.


Heigan the Unclean


That concludes our list of the top 6 best raid boss fights in World of Warcraft. Do any of these bosses make your list? Share your picks with us using the comment section below!



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