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Shadowlands 9.1 Tormented Affix Explained

The new Tormented Affix goes live with patch 9.1
The new Tormented Affix goes live with patch 9.1 / Photo by Blizzard Entertainment

Patch 9.1, Chains of Domination, released on June 29 and with it came a new season. A new season means, a new Mythic+ affix for the patch — Tormented. Here’s the Shadowlands 9.1 Tormented affix explained.

Adopted during the previous expansion, Battle For Azeroth, affixes bring in a new twist for higher-level Mythic pluses. On top of the already affixes that begin at a key level 4, once at 15, a new challenge appears.

Shadowlands 9.1 Tormented Affix Explained

The new Tormented Affix harnesses the powers of Anima, a la Torghast. These come in the form of killing four new lieutenants in respective Mythic pluses. Similar to the Awakened affix, players will gain a buff, but not just any buff — Anima powers.

There are four lieutenants in every dungeon. When you kill a lieutenant, players will get an Anima Power. For every lieutenant still alive by the time players reach the final boss, the final boss will gain an aura similar to Battle For Azeroth’s Visions of N’Zoth.

These auras are:

  • 50% Movement Speed reduction
  • Damage over time effect
  • 50% Reduced Healing
  • 50% Increased Physical Damage Taken

Like the Awakened affix, all of the lieutenants have true sight, do not give percent towards the finishing of the dungeon and do not reset upon wiping.

Each lieutenant is different, there is Incinerator Arkolath who does fire damage over time, Oros Coldheart who causes players to have 50% reduced movement speed, Soggodon the Breaker who causes players to take 50% increased physical damage and Executioner Varruth who causes players to receive 50% less healing.