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10th Jul '17 6:54:59 AM DarkHunter
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** The Ancient Dragon has the highest possible health bar in a ''Souls'' game, topping at a basic 19,840 HP. It's slow and really doesn't care about your attacks, and it will unleash one OneHitKill after another.

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** The Ancient Dragon has the highest possible health bar in a ''Souls'' the game, topping at a basic 19,840 HP. It's slow and really doesn't care about your attacks, and it will unleash one OneHitKill after another.


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'':
** Yhorm the Giant has the most health of any boss in any ''Souls'' game to date, at a whopping 25,000 HP, over 5,000 more than any other boss (including the DLC's). To make matters worse, he takes half damage on his legs, which are the only part of his body you'll actually be able to hit for most of the fight. Thankfully, he's incredibly weak to the Weapon Art of a specific weapon, which does around 8,000 damage a hit to him, making the fight a breeze if you use it.
** In response to player complaints that the FinalBoss went down too quickly, FROM made certain that the final bosses of the ''The Ringed City'' DLC fit this trope. Slave Knight Gael has very few, rather obscure weaknesses and can take over 10 minutes to fight even with fully upgraded weapons, while Darkeater Midir is actually recommended to be fought solo, since if you bring help to his fight, his HP is increased to truly tremendous levels and the fight arguably becomes even more difficult.
24th Jun '17 2:28:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'':

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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'':''VideoGame/DragonQuest'':
6th Jun '17 11:57:50 AM zzedar
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion has Gedna Relvel, a lich, in its "Crimson Plague" side questline. She's capable of flinging a very powerful area of effect spell, [[AntiMagic is immune or resistant to every from of Destruction magic]], and [[HealingFactor quickly regenerates]] lost Health, Magicka, and Fatigue. Worse, she's supposed to have Health equal to 100x the player's current level, but due to a programming error, she has ''800x'' that amount, making her virtually unkillable at higher levels. Perhaps worst of all, [[DudeWheresMyReward you don't even get a very good reward]] for killing her.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion has Gedna Relvel, a lich, in its "Crimson Plague" side questline. She's capable of flinging a very powerful area of effect spell, [[AntiMagic is immune or resistant to every from form of Destruction magic]], and [[HealingFactor quickly regenerates]] lost Health, Magicka, and Fatigue. Worse, she's supposed to have Health equal to 100x the player's current level, but due to a programming error, she has ''800x'' that amount, making her virtually unkillable at higher levels. Perhaps worst of all, [[DudeWheresMyReward you don't even get a very good reward]] for killing her.
31st May '17 6:20:56 PM Prfnoff
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'':
** Izual from ''Diablo II'' is legendary for this trope. Despite his scary appearance, the fallen angel doesn't do much beyond a couple of basic attacks--most characters can just stand there and attack him until the HitPoints are gone. This is so bad that the Amazon's Valkyrie summon can actually regenerate health faster than Izual can deal it, while slowly whittling his health down. He will also never change targets once he starts attacking your minion. Feel free to go make yourself a sandwich. The hard part about the fight is that your weapons will eventually wear out.
** In ''Diablo III'', Ghom is so much a damage sponge that the time you need to kill him is used as a way to calculate your effective damage per second so that you can compare your damage with other players.

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''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'':
** Izual from ''Diablo II'' ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' is legendary for this trope. Despite his scary appearance, the fallen angel doesn't do much beyond a couple of basic attacks--most characters can just stand there and attack him until the HitPoints are gone. This is so bad that the Amazon's Valkyrie summon can actually regenerate health faster than Izual can deal it, while slowly whittling his health down. He will also never change targets once he starts attacking your minion. Feel free to go make yourself a sandwich. The hard part about the fight is that your weapons will eventually wear out.
** In ''Diablo III'', ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Ghom is so much a damage sponge that the time you need to kill him is used as a way to calculate your effective damage per second so that you can compare your damage with other players.
2nd Apr '17 9:26:16 AM nombretomado
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* Any given boss in ''{{Painkiller}}'' has a 50% chance of being either this or a PuzzleBoss. Or PuzzleBoss in one phase and DamageSpongeBoss in other phase.

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* Any given boss in ''{{Painkiller}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' has a 50% chance of being either this or a PuzzleBoss. Or PuzzleBoss in one phase and DamageSpongeBoss in other phase.
24th Mar '17 6:09:54 PM DanaO
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* The Tyrannosaurus Rex from ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary'' takes a metric ''ton'' of shots to take down. Fully justified as it's a flipping '''T-REX''' and all you have to take it down are a pair of pistols and, if you're lucky, a [[GuideDangIt well-hidden shotgun]].

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* The Tyrannosaurus Rex from ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary'' takes a metric ''ton'' of shots to take down. Fully justified as it's a flipping '''T-REX''' and all you have to take it down are a pair of pistols and, if you're lucky, a [[GuideDangIt well-hidden shotgun]]. If you're doing it ''on a timer'', however... well, it's dumb enough to charge headlong into [[BossArenaIdiocy some spike-studded ''things'' in the area]]... unfortunately, it's also dumb enough to spend several minutes trying to turn around.
8th Mar '17 11:42:48 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion has Gedna Relvel, a lich, in its "Crimson Plague" side questline. She's capable of flinging a very powerful area of effect spell, [[AntiMagic is immune or resistant to every from of Destruction magic]], and [[HealingFactor quickly regenerates]] lost Health, Magicka, and Fatigue. Worse, she's supposed to have Health equal to 100x the player's current level, but due to a programming error, she has ''800x'' that amount, making her virtually unkillable at higher levels. Perhaps worst of all, [[DudeWheresMyReward you don't even get a very good reward]] for killing her.
15th Feb '17 7:01:55 PM bt8257
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Put this kind of boss on a {{time limit|Boss}} and [[ThatOneBoss you'll have a lot of very angry players]].

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Put this kind of boss on a {{time limit|Boss}} and [[ThatOneBoss you'll have a lot lots of very angry players]].
12th Feb '17 1:01:19 PM Kreyghun
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The absolutely most basic type of boss monster in a video game, generally a GiantMook or KingMook with much higher health than standard enemies and attacks that cause lots of damage. It generally makes no attempt to block or evade the player's offenses, so no special strategies are required - just attack it until it dies, or if you want to get really fancy, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer circlestrafe it]]. These sorts of bosses tend to become a battle of attrition where the player must spend large amounts of time grinding down the boss's health while avoiding making any mistakes. Can be considered the antithesis of a PuzzleBoss. Mostly prevalent in the {{FPS}} genre, but can also show up in other genres - even [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] if the designers were uninspired enough.

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The absolutely most basic type of boss monster in a video game, generally a GiantMook or KingMook with much higher health than standard enemies and attacks that cause lots of damage. It generally makes no attempt to block or evade the player's offenses, so no special strategies are required - just attack it until it dies, or if you want to get really fancy, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer circlestrafe it]]. These sorts of bosses tend to become a battle of attrition where the player must spend large amounts of time grinding down the boss's health while avoiding making any mistakes. Can be considered the antithesis of a PuzzleBoss. Mostly prevalent in the {{FPS}} genre, but can also show up in other genres - even Japanese [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] if and the designers were uninspired enough.
{{FPS}} genre.
12th Feb '17 12:53:44 PM Kreyghun
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* Every boss in VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic (both games) except Malak (as the final boss) in game one and Sion in game 2.
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