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AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

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Boss encounters have a... special relationship with lore. On one hand Jagex try to give bossess intimitading backstories to justify their difficulty. Telos is the warden (que dramatic music), Nex sort of scared the gods themselves, Araxxor scares the Vampyres and so on.

But Runescape is also over 15 years old and once-mighty bosses continually get outclassed by the next big thing, story be damned. This is the case with almost all games. Gameplay/Story segregation is necessary because sometimes the game's desire to tell a good story conflicts with its desire to be an enjoyable game.

As a result, the gameplay and story often end up telling two completeling different stories. The Bandos Avatar is an immensely powerful force of destruction, virtually indestructible. To defeat it, you need the aid of a techo-magic Deus ex Machina crossbow! ...In the game it has a combat level of 77, because it's not supposed to be a difficult quest.

So since the gameplay itself often misrepresents the power of these bosses, let's ignore all that. Let's not consider how difficult these boss fights are, or how high their combat level is. If you only look at lore, how would you rank the bosses?

(Note: I'd still consider most of their attacks canon. For example Zilyana shooting lightning out of her sword. It's a very blurry line though, I'll give you that)

Since there is such a ludicrous amount of bosses in the game, feel free to focus on the ones you feel are misrepresented the most by gameplay. Are an Arachnid and a Bug really stronger than the gods' most valued generals? Does Durzag deserve to be so high up? Why the hell is the Balance Elemental a chump?

Thought it'd be a bit fun.
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08-Jul-2017 04:10:25

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