Torghast is set to receive some big changes in Eternity's End, including the Jailer's Gauntlet, a new boss rush mode that will work more like the Twisting Corridors challenge mode than the traditional Torghast floors, and will pit players against a series of boss fights, with no traps, trash, or puzzles around, focusing on the core gameplay of a traditional boss rush mode.
There are 8 layers to complete, each with 8 floors on them, and each floor only consists of a small entry, leading into the boss room, which is made up of previously used boss rooms in the traditional Torghast.
Players will need to progress their way through the tower, starting on level 1, which has a recommended item level of 170, all the way to floor 8, which has a recommended item level of 280, which can only be obtained in Eternity's End.
There are a number of new rewards for completing this new mode, including a new battle pet, Hearthstone Toy, the Gauntlet Runner Title, and a unique Mawrat mount.
First Look At The Jailer's Gauntlet Boss Rush Mode Coming To Torghast In Patch 9.2 Eternity's End
The Box of Many Things has no effect inside of the Jailer's Gauntlet, and anima orbs will work a bit different, with 3 orbs spawning at the start of a run, and defeated enemies also having the chance to drop more throughout the encounter.
Each fight will begin with one boss, and portals will be seen around the room, which periodically spawns in more enemies and bosses the longer the encounter continues. All these enemies must be defeated before players can move on to the next floor.
Players are awarded phantasma and soul remnants upon cleaning a floor, with typical Brokers available on each floor ready to sell select powers.
Floor 4 will begin with 2 bosses, and floor 8 can have up to 3, based on encounters from the Adamant Vaults.
There is no timer to complete this mode, and each run can have up to a maximum of 5 deaths before the player is kicked out and made to start again, and players can even join this mode in a group of up to 5 players.
Jailer's Gauntlet will award catchup Soul Ash and Soul Cinders, although these are not necessary to upgrade legendaries in Eternity's End.
The Jailer's Gauntlet looks to be a fun and challenging new mode for Torghast in patch 9.2, which takes some inspiration from the Mage Tower.
Eternity's End is still currently being tested on the PTR, and is not expected to be released until early in the new year, which players expect from late January to early February, and possibly even March.