Alla BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced Torghast, the Tower of the Damned, as one of the newest endgame dungeons in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. The new dungeon is available through the game server test.
Blizzard said last week that Torghast’s development was inspired by roguelikes, games like Hades and Dead Cells, in which each unsuccessful match rewards you with new knowledge and skills that can help in the next attempt. Unlike a traditional World of Warcraft dungeon, Torghast has fixed levels with procedurally generated enemy spawns. The levels start out simple and eventually evolve into elaborate traps, locked doors and puzzles to solve.
But to overcome Torghast it takes more than the usual skills. As you climb the tower, you can find skills that only work in Torghast and can radically change your play style. For example, the Powers of Animum give you the incredible power you need to take on the Jailer’s toughest henchmen. Often these powers will directly enhance one of your most important or Coven skills, changing its effectiveness. The Powers of Animum can be found in every corner, safely hidden in phylacteries or plundered by the bodies of the Jailer’s minions.
Torghast is an important part of the Shadowlands final game that is only available once you have reached the maximum level with your character. The developers have stated that new levels will be added to the tower later, once the expansion arrives on the official servers.