Simple Diablo 4 change would make “sad” World Bosses fun again

Souhardya Choudhury
Avarice in Diablo 4

Meta endgame builds can make World Boss fights quite redundant in Diablo 4, but a simple change could bring the spark back to these fights.

World Bosses in Diablo 4 were some of the most attractive content at launch, as players used to group up and take on the hardest bosses in the game at that time. However, times have changed and after a year, World Bosses don’t have that spark and popularity.

One of the biggest reasons behind this change is the introduction of extremely broken builds that can dish out tons of damage in one hit. For example, after Season 2, the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian build could one-shot almost every boss in the game.

Even though Diablo 4’s meta has been everchanging, builds capable of one-shotting even World Bosses have always been present in the ARPG. This is why most present-day World Boss encounters are over in a flash.

This surely makes the experience bland and boring, but introducing Tormented Echo versions of World Bosses could be the best possible solution. For context, Tormented Echoes are Level 200 versions of Uber bosses that are much more powerful than the regular ones.

Avarice the Gold Cursed
Running World Bosses in Diablo 4 was one of the most popular activities at launch.

Imagining a Tormented Avarice or Ashava surely does feel right as even meta builds would have to strategize and wait before taking them on. Additionally, if Blizzard could create a nice rewarding system surrounding them, players would swarm back to doing World Boss runs once again.

Reddit user ‘Secret_Cat_2793’ had the same suggestion for the devs as they posted in the Diablo 4 subreddit about how badly players need a Tormented version of World Bosses in the game. “The world boss is almost sad in WT4. He’s down in seconds,” said the OP.

“I think we need something like a Tormented World Boss that takes a certain number of players and has more challenging mechanics like a Pit boss. Loot and especially gold scale accordingly,” they continued, with plenty of others on the same page.

“This is a great idea. Maybe a summoning system that transports you into a tormented world boss arena,” added another player.

It remains to be seen how Blizzard handle the World Boss situation in the future. However, they have promised a raid-like game mode in the upcoming Vessel of Hatred DLC, so there are more challenging encounters on the horizon.

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