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Favorite TES boss?

    • 708 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:04 AM EDT

    The Elder Scrolls series has had many 'boss battles' throughout its history. Which one was your favorite and why? Here's a few examples (spoilers, obviously)


    • Dagoth Ur
    • Almalexia
    • Vivec
    • The Imperfect
    • Gaenor
    • Aspect of Hircine
    • Karstaag


    • Mankar Camoran
    • Mannimarco
    • Umaril
    • The Gatekeeper
    • Jyggalag


    • Alduin
    • Dragon Priest(s)
    • Sigdis Gauldurson
    • Mercer Frey
    • Lord Harkon
    • The Forgemaster
    • Miraak
    • The Ebony Warrior
    • Karstaag
    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:09 AM EDT
    I'd say either Mannimarco, Mercer Frey, Miraak, or Karstaag
  • AJ
    • 47 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:18 AM EDT

    I'd say Alduin or Umaril. Alduin was just epic, finally defeating him in Sovngarde, and Umaril because you had to defeat him twice (I think that's kind of unique) 

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:19 AM EDT
    I don't remember Umaril...
    • 5 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:23 AM EDT

    IIrc Umaril was part of the Nights of the Nine DLC

    For me it would be Mercer.

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:34 AM EDT
    Oh, that's why I don't remember. Never played night of the nine, it looked boring
    • 739 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:36 AM EDT

    Umbra  (Morrowind Edition)

    Defeated him during an epic thunderstorm and that guy packs a punch that you're not expecting.

    • 708 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:36 AM EDT

    Try not to derail this into a 'DLC x sucked' discussion while I'm asleep, k?

    • 739 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:37 AM EDT

    **Prepares Brynjolfed Poster**

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:41 AM EDT
    Hey, if people don't find the need to argue, then it won't be derailed, and it would be their fault not mine.
    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:42 AM EDT
    Umbra was in Morrowind? I fought him in oblivion and was disappointed, you could kill him at level 1...
    • 739 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:45 AM EDT


    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:52 AM EDT
    • 856 posts
    April 24, 2013 9:56 AM EDT

    k, guaranteed it won't as long as I'm online.

    • 856 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:05 AM EDT

    My choice is Dagoth Ur. I remember I has a really tough time with that fight.

    (This would make an interesting poll).

    • 856 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:14 AM EDT

    You defeated her at level 1, really?  That's not the umbra fight that I remember.  At level one, she should be able to one hit kill you and she regenerates.  I'm not sure how you could even get to her at level one.

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
    It was not easy, I blew through a lot of potions and magicka for healing... But I did it and had OP gear for about half of the game...
    • 739 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:22 AM EDT

    Talking out your bum Bryn, look at the lengths this guy had to go to...

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:24 AM EDT
    No I did the same thing... I never said I played fairly :P
    • 773 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:35 AM EDT

    I was just thinking the same thing RR. I might make this into a poll at some future point 

    Maybe this thread can be a kind of nomination thread - since the possibilities suggested by Ponty are too numerous for a poll

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:44 AM EDT
    What? Oh! I voiced that wrong. I meant to type I collected them all in under 6 levels... I might have wrote that wrong before... Whoops
  • April 24, 2013 10:44 AM EDT

    To Skyrim I'd add Ancano from the Mage's Guild questline and Ulfric Stormcloak / General Tullius from the Civil War questline.

    For a pure warrior, the Gaulderson fight was actually quite tough. Having to change tactics based on the brother you were fighting was quite intense, and all three were a significant challenge. Going into that fight without potions or healing magic was essentially suicide, but when I managed to pull it off it felt really rewarding. Challenging in a way that Miraak's healing crap and Harkon's minions never felt.

    • 1913 posts
    April 24, 2013 10:58 AM EDT
    I started at I believe level 12 and finished at level 18 on my redguard thief.
    • 41 posts
    April 24, 2013 11:50 AM EDT

    You sort of had to defeat Alduin twice, you have to beat him on the Throat of the World, but you can't kill him.

    • 67 posts
    April 25, 2013 9:27 AM EDT

    Umaril was a brilliant fight, also the whole playthrough was excellent for builds. I was sort of dissapointed with most of the Skyrim boss fights, Mercer Frey was probably the highlight