An overview of everything you need to do to achieve a flawless run score and enter the depths of the Adamant Vaults in World of Warcraft!
Patch 9.1 introduced several new features in Torghast. The largest change, however, was probably the introduction of the scoring system. Now players earn points which translate into gems, with 5 gems being a flawless run (200+ score).
Flawless runs award more Tower Knowledge and access to the Adamant Vaults (if you have the Box of Many Things perk unlocked and complete layer 9+).
So all you need to do is get a bunch of points. Easy… right?
Not quite. Unfortunately, the factors impacting your score are not very clear in-game. In this guide, I want to break down the different ways you can earn points and recommend an addon and some tools to help you along the way.
Before we jump in, let’s talk about why the Torghast score matters.
Why does Torghast score matter?
As I mentioned above, higher scores in your Torghast runs equate to more Tower Knowledge and access to the Adamant Vaults. This is important because Tower Knowledge can be used to level talents in the Box of Many Things. As you upgrade talents, Torghast will get easier. This will make it possible to earn the Soul Cinders and Soul Ash you need for legendaries faster.
If you want to learn more about the best upgrade order for the Box of Many Things, check out my guide here.
The other reason score matters is access to the Adamant Vaults. When you complete a flawless run, you gain access to the vaults, which includes 2 extra floors (1 normal and 1 boss). This matters because defeating the vault boss has a chance to drop conduit upgrade items and sockets for gear.
In short, higher Torghast scores help you optimize your player power through easier legendary material farming, conduit upgrades, and sockets for your gear. If that isn’t important to you, you can see the score as a challenge to get the most points possible.
But how do you get better Torghast scores?
Torghast score explained
Most of your score in Torghast revolves around 3 factors, including:
- Empowered Bonus
Completion is the percent of enemies defeated, Soul Remnants freed, and pots (phylacteries) destroyed. If you kill every enemy and pot and free every soul, you will get 100 points — or 1 point for each percent complete.
You want to make sure to balance your focus on completion with the run time as well. Each layer in Torghast has a “Par Time,” which you want to beat. Based on my testing, you can get another 50 points or so from the time scoring if you go fast.
In addition to completion percent and time, you can also earn points for defeating enemies while empowered. My strategy has been to use the empowerment on each floor’s last boss, which has worked pretty well and typically gives me about 20 – 30 points.
If you add that all up, you can get around 180 points just for focusing on the core elements of the Torghast score. A score of 180 would be well into the 4 gem category and only 20 away from a flawless run.
So, how do you get the last few points you need for a flawless run?
Bonus Objectives in Torghast
To achieve a flawless Torghast run will require you to complete some bonus objectives. Bonus objectives can award anywhere between 5 and 20 extra points for completion. They are also a hit or miss thing; you either get the points or not.
Here is the full list of bonus objectives you can complete.
|Final boss killed in under 20 secs|
Final boss killed in under 40 secs
|Collector||Collect 30+ Anima Powers||10|
|Daredevil||Defeat 2 Elites within |
10 secs of each other
|Highlander||No duplicate Anima Powers||15|
|Hoarder||Defeat last boss with 500+ Phantasma||10|
|Hunter||No elite enemies reached 4 |
stacks of Unnatural Power
|Pauper||No epic Anima Powers||10|
|Pillager||90% of Ashen Phylacteries |
|Plunderer||Opened treasure chests||5|
|Reinforced||Collect 5+ Obleron Armaments |
of the same type
|Rescuer||Assisted a denizen of Torghast||10|
|Robber||Robbed a Broker |
(Ravenous Anima Cell or
killed with Shoplifter blessing)
|Savior||All Soul Remnants freed||10|
|Trapmaster||No trap damage taken||10|
Some of these bonuses are easier than others. In a moment, I will talk about the ones I aim for to get flawless solo runs, but first, I want to talk about a helpful addon for tracking your score.
Torghast score addon
I have seen many forums and comments of people asking for an addon to track their score. Fortunately, there is an addon to help you out.
It is called TorghastTourguide.
In a future article, I will dive into all the settings and features in TourghastTourguide, but for now, let’s focus on the scoring aspect.
To get started with the addon, you can simply install it and jump into a Torghast run. It will change the default Torghast UI to show you things like the number of anima or ravenous cells you have so you don’t forget to use them.
It also adds a window to the left of the default frame, which shows your estimated current score based on completion, time, deaths, and other bonuses. Clicking on the book in the top-right corner of the score panel will open a list of every bonus objective.
You can hover over each one for a reminder of the requirement.
The addon will update your completion and empowered scores at the end of each floor and estimate how many gems you will earn. It will also track many bonuses in real-time and let you know when you no longer qualify to earn the points.
The addon authors admitted that the estimated scoring isn’t perfect, but they are constantly updating it. In the few runs I have used in on, it has been helpful at giving me a rough idea of how my run is going.
I would definitely recommend that you check it out!
If you want something a little less dynamic, you could also check out the Torghast scoring WeakAura by AMZeus#2561. This nifty little aura serves as a reminder of what each bonus requires and the number of points they award.
Flawless Runs – My Strategy
Like I said above, I usually run Torghast alone. If you are running with a group, you may want to change this strategy to fit your needs.
So, what is the strategy?
In short, I focused first and foremost on the core elements of the score. I try to defeat every enemy, break every pot, and use my empowered ability on the last elite of the floor. Just by doing those things, I can get to a 4 gem run.
Beyond that, the bonus objectives I prioritize are:
- Pillager (destroy all the pots): +5
- Plunderer (open chests): +5
- Rescuer (complete the short prisoner quests): +10
- Savior (free all souls): +10
- Robber (use a Ravenous Anima Cell on the 5th-floor broker): +5
- Hoarder (Save 100+ Phantasma for floor 5, then rob the broker for a total of 500): +10
- Trapmaster (don’t get hit by traps): +10
- Pauper (no epic powers): +10
I always focus on these objectives because they are things I can actually control. Killing elites or bosses quickly is easy if you get a good set of powers, but that doesn’t always happen (especially when running as a resto druid). Focusing on the objectives above should give you a shot at an extra 65 points, which should provide you flawless if you do the core factors well.
Movin’ on up – Unlocking the Adamant Vaults
Now that you have a plan for a flawless run, it is time to talk about the Adamant Vaults. These extra floors are added to the end of your run and give you a chance at loot like sockets, conduit upgrades, transmog, toys, and a pet. You will also get additional tower knowledge (up to +40 for a layer 12) for completion.
Before you can qualify to enter the vaults, you must unlock the Adamant Vaults perk in the Box of Many Things. This can be found on the 3rd row of the talent tree and requires 350 Tower Knowledge to unlock.
Once you enable the perk and complete your flawless run, you will notice that the portal will change to a shade of red. This means that you can pass through the portal to go to higher floors rather than end the run.
The Adamant Vaults also feature a slew of new enemies, traps, and bosses for you to face. One of the coolest new traps is the iron maidens that contain enemies, anima cells, or a chain that tries to pull you in (Run away, little girl! Run away!).
The new traps and enemies are pretty straightforward (don’t stand in this, don’t get hit by that). If you want a little extra help, I recommend that you download the Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) – Challenges (Visions/Torghast) addon.
This will give you warning and instructions for dangerous abilities in the Adamant Vaults.
Recap and Final Thoughts
The new Torghast scoring system isn’t clear at first. It took me several runs to figure out which objectives I should be focusing on. Once I understood, it felt much more achievable to get flawless solo runs in Torghast.
Hopefully, this guide answered the questions that brought you here in the first place. If not, let me know how I can improve on this guide in the comments!
Thanks for reading!