It’s fine that bosses have different strengths and weaknesses. I don’t mind that I had to drop my preferred boss deck because it would kill me super fast.
What I do have a problem with, however, are bosses that are so blatantly strong you must cheese them to win. This is one of them. While I suspect maybe burnhai could’ve done the trick if you get the right cards, I found very little worked against this boss.
It was clear from the get go that using minion heavy decks or even just relying on a couple of minions would not work, especially since you start with 2 free Sarlaccs just to punish you into taking a minimum of 2 damage every turn. That’s fine, I tried Healyonar anyhow, since the boss’ deathwatch effect could work to my advantage. Didn’t work. so I thought I’d try to run some solo decks. Solo Vaath did not work. Solo Faie did not work. It was abundantly clear solo Saaj would not work either (since her artifacts would break too quickly).
What ultimately won the day was getting lucky with a super meme deck. Saaj with Sinister Silhouettes buffed to have provoke and 2nd wish won the day, combined with Grove Lion to prevent the inital damage on their turn. I sat their with my fingers crossed they wouldn’t draw one of their copies of Chromatic Cold or Frostburn my Silhouette before it could get buffed enough. It took a couple tries, but it finally worked.
I much much much prefer bosses that are unique and challenging, but not that are overpowering in such a way your options are severely limited. It’s fine to want to stop me from playing a deck that is arguably broken against boss AI. It’s not fine to expect players to have access to the exact 3-5 cards needed to beat this particular boss. This is a boss that punishes you for playing duelyst, and tells you that you need to be playing a different game to win. Not cool, imo.