That word says it all.
Champions are the new most dangerous ANYTHING in the game. Champions are the best (and therefore the worst) change that turbine introduced to the game in the last few years, at least from my perspective.
Elite waterworks. Meh. I know where all the dangers are and can mitigate and neutralize them in my sleep. But i can sleepwalk through content no more. Two ( or THREE>>>RUN!) shiny crowns appear on my screen and the encounter is now a totally new, unpredictable, very dangerous experience. In other words, champions bring a lot of what a permie like me is usually trying to experience in the game. To every dungeon. Around every corner potentially.
Thank you Turbine. I hate you 😉 Keep the challenge coming.
I may update this post later with a few specific whines about deaths/almost deaths from these random UBER monsters. I can say that I am glad that there are no red-named chapmpions. Yet.