Since its release, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has had more than a few bugs and glitches, many of which have affected Torghast, Tower of the Damned, the “endless” dungeon that players can complete repeatedly.
However, sometimes issues appear that aren’t quite glitches. No, instead, today’s issue to discuss is one born of player strategies having unintended consequences that end up making things much harder for them.
If you’ve run Torghast, you’re familiar with the Broker vendors that appear on the third and sixth floors of a normal run. These Brokers allow you to trade in the Phantasma that you’ve earned through Torghast for specific powers, as well as a few other trinkets.
One of the items that players can purchase is a Ravenous Anima Cell. This item can be used on non-elite, non-boss enemies to instantly kill them and turn them into another anima power cell.
What’s even better is that this anima power cell will give a power based on what is killed with it. Using it on a mawrat, for example, is guaranteed to give a Mawrat Harness, essentially allowing a player to mount in Torghast – useful, but not incredibly so, so a bit of a waste of the cell.
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One of the most commonly used strategies is to purchase it from the vendor and then use it on the vendor once all players have finished their purchases. This causes the Broker to die and become an anima cell that drops Phantasma for players.
Essentially working as a refund for the player that bought the cell, it has a much wider benefit if in a full party. Only one players gives the 250 for the cell, while everyone benefits, usually making a net gain for the players economically.
But now that players are stepping into the Twisting Corridors, which have much more floors, the karma of this greed is catching up quick. There’s a finite number of Brokers selling their goods in Torghast, it seems.
Using the Ravenous Anima cell on a Broker will remove that vendor from the rotation within the current run. That means that if they were slated to appear later, they won’t be doing so anymore, giving players no vendor to spend their phantasma on for a vending phase.
This is a detriment that can swiftly sink a run, as purchasing powers from the Broker vendors is the biggest power leap for players during a Torghast run. If you’ve been dipping into the Tower of the Damned, make sure you’re mindful about who you turn into anima.