World of Warcraft: Shadowlands artwork for Torghast

[Update #2]: Blizzard has removed the weekly time-gating for the roguelike dungeon Torghast.

[Update]: World of Warcraft has toned down some of the ridiculously difficult Mythic+ Dungeon enemies.

Out of all the new additions in Shadowlands, the roguelike and ever-changing Torghast is by far the most exciting. It certainly was for me anyway, because as I've mentioned throughout my review, the combination of wacky powers and the ability to completely and utterly break the game makes for a pretty good time!

Unfortunately, not all classes and specializations are equally balanced when it comes to Torghast. Playing through it on my Demon Hunter has been a genuine joy thanks to an excellent selection of powers, while my friend's Priest ended up having a significantly tougher time on the higher difficulty levels, on top of significantly longer runs. And sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence, especially after the recent health buffs.

In order to address this problem, as well as make Torghast more fun for everyone involved, Blizzard has now released a massive balance update. While there are no class-specific changes, many of the problematic enemies and debuffs have been weakened in order to ensure you can squeeze by with skillful play, even if you don't end up getting any of your best Anima powers.

As such, the annoying assassins will no longer jump you the moment you leave combat, empowered casters will no longer machinegun spells into your face, while the health and damage of all creatures in multiplayer has been reduced by up to 25%. Perhaps most importantly, as far as success rates go anyway, Blizzard has toned down overpowered bosses like Elder Longbranch and Goxul the Devourer!

The good news doesn't end there, however, as transitioning to a brand new floor will now also reset all of your cooldowns and debuffs. So if you're like me and you were holding onto your bloodlust/heroism all the way until the very end because there might be an even nastier pack of elites around the corner, rejoice as you can now be far more proactive with your big cooldowns!

There's a bunch of other great changes in there as well, so if you're interested in all of the details, you can find the full patch notes over at the official forums.