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Torghast, Tower of the Damned Preview on Shadowlands Alpha

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The second Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34081 has arrived and Torghast, Tower of the Damned has been enabled for testing for Demon Hunters, Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.

You can queue up for Torghast by speaking to Flaska-Torghast <Servant of the Jailer> in Hero's Rest.

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All characters are scaled up to level 60 and item level 170 for testing purposes and gain access to all Kyrian Covenant spells.

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Your goal in Torghast is to ascend the tower and clear as many floors as possible, without dying and alerting the Tarragrue. The higher you climb, the more dangerous the enemies will be, but the more lucrative rewards you'll receive.

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Here is the map of Torghast's starting zone.

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You can click on the Wayfinder to pick the destination of your demise.

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Killing enemies awards Anima, the currency is used to unlock various Anima Powers for your character within the Tower. The class-specific boons mostly revolve around gaining access to talents that you currently do not have selected.

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Just like in Diablo, there are destructible objects in Torghast.

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Here's the map of a single floor.

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You will be also collecting a currency called Phantasma which can be exchanged for various consumables that help you and your party within Torghast.

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There's also a pane that displays your currently-selected Anima Powers.

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Here are more screenshots of one of the floors.

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Torghast doesn't have a timer, but your success is measured in deaths, and dying too many times alerts a NPC called the Tarrague who instantly kills you when you don't leave the Tower before the timer is up.

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To sum up, Torghast is very similar to Diablo III rifts, because all floors are randomly generated every time you enter. Mobs and destructibles reward Phantasma, a currency that can be exchanged for various items that help you and your party within the Tower. Anima unlocks Anima Powers which make your character gradually stronger as you progress through te Tower. Dying will alert the Tarrague, who will chase you down if you don't exit Torghast in time.

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I wonder if they're referencing the Grue from the ancient Zork game.    The similiarities are a bit too much to be random I think

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