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Best/Coolest Boss Battles in TES.

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So I was gonna to name a few boss battles that I really liked and give a brief description, but my PC froze just before I could finish, so I'm just going to list them.

1) Miraak (Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC)

2) Vivec (Morrowind)

3) Mankar Camoran (Oblivion)

4) Mannimarco (Oblivion: Mages' Guild Questline)

5) Deathbrand (Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC)

List your guys favorites.

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Molag Bal in TESO!

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Dagon in Battlespire, because you kill him by saying his name and cutting him with his blood.

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Karstaag was the most challenged I had been in Skyrim. He had me using Shouts, which I never used because of the ridiculous cooldown times, aided by Dragon Aspect. I shouted at him with Storm Call, called the Sovngarde champions to draw his attention, shouted an array of elements at him, shot him with countless arrows. Karstaag kept killing my companion, so I had to tell him to wait outside the lair after he'd been sent soaring out of Mundus too many times.

It was immensely satisfying to have beaten him, and I wish more of the game had been like that, truly forcing you to engage with the main mechanic in creative ways. It felt like Beth really mastered their stride with Dragonborn, and in so many ways.

Deathbrand was also incredible for me, though not as challenging. Everything happened to click perfectly as I was blowing up ghosts with Dawnbreaker in one hand and a torch in the other through all that darkness. A killcam went off with an explosion from the sword and I just felt like an abject badass as ghosts melted or fled. That might be my favorite moment in all my time with TESV.

Which is a lot.

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The Ebony Warrior in Skyrim is a cool battle but only if you wait until lvl 80 to finish the Skyrim Civil War questline. In the final battle (the siege on Solitude or Windhelm) if you have yet to encounter the ebony warrior, he will appear inside the defending city during the siege. He will be hostile and this would be an epic battle. I have yet to do this version of his encounter, as I've only just learned about it.

"If the Dragonborn has a level higher than 80 and has not yet encountered the Ebony Warrior before the final battle of the Skyrim Civil War, it is possible that the Ebony Warrior will be waiting for them in the city the final battle will take place. When the Dragonborn enters the city, the Ebony Warrior will turn hostile on sight."

~The Elder Scrolls Wiki

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Couldn't agree more, it felt really epic to take on the King of Rape in his full form.

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Armsmaster Festil wrote:

Couldn't agree more, it felt really epic to take on the King of Rape in his full form.

You should really take advantage of the "quote" button on the bottom right of each post/comment. Because it looks like you're calling the Ebony Warrior the King of Rape. lol

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Karstaag was the most epic battle I've had in TES so far. Even though my char at the time was ridiculously OP (I was using Elys Uncapper at the time in Oldrim and had Light Armour, Archery, One Handed, Enchanting, Smithing and Alchemy well over 100, which put my power level at well over 9,000 and meant that Alduin went down with 2 arrows on Legendary difficulty) I still found it fairly challenging.

I'm looking forward to fighting him with my mage on SE soon, especially as I'm not using any exploits or uncapper this time...

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Not that this boss battle id very difficult, but either slaying General Tullius or killing Ulfrick Stormcloak in Skyrim. These battles shape the history of Skyrim.

 

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Nafaalilargus from Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard! The dumbest (IMO) of all the Dovah. Bet no one expects that.

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Umbra'Keth from Shadowkey is pretty interesting. The Gehenoth in Dawnstar too

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What exactly are those fights like, Cordate? Deathbrand is a solid one for me, although I quite enjoyed the first death lord fight I encountered in the barrow with the Dragonstone. Unfortunately, I haven't played any others besides ESO.

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WeAllDevolvedFromMarukh wrote:

What exactly are those fights like, Cordate? Deathbrand is a solid one for me, although I quite enjoyed the first death lord fight I encountered in the barrow with the Dragonstone. Unfortunately, I haven't played any others besides ESO.

In difficulty or something else?

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For me, Umaril the Unfeathered in Knights of the Nine was very exciting and challenging on my first playthrough. Aside from the fact that KotN was my favourite TES storyline, Umaril was uniquely challenging for me, which is something that Dagoth Ur or Alduin couldn't really offer me.

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For me I would say Alduin and Miraak were pretty good bosses for different reasons, yeah I’m aware Alduin isn’t super difficult but at level 30 he was sort of kicking my ass and I was decked in Daedra armor, I liked him a heck of a lot more than Dagoth Ur whom you can beat via levitation and then beat the heart with Sunder and Keening. Also like Alduin more than Mankar Camoran whom you could one shot with Mehrunes Dagger if you get lucky.

 

overall Miraak was the more epic and better fight of the two.

 

I also enjoyed the Jygalagg fight in Shivering Isles.

 

also Almelexia is very underrated as a boss and was the best boss in Morrowind imo.