After a few runs on champion difficulty I found that the adds that now spawn during the defensive phase only came in packs of two and consisted of the Fanatics and Raiders.
Having no specials spawning around or higher tier mobs meant Bumbleybew Snailscourge died after the first defensive phase.
I don’t know what I would do to change the fight for the better but I don’t mind harder add phases during bosses as long as I don’t have to be keeping an eye out for last minute effects from the boss I have to dodge. Those add phases give a bit of breathing room and let me gain some temp health allowing me to make more mistakes during the bosses active phase.
We did a couple more today and during the platform phase he didn’t cast the bees at all only the green homing lazer things.
Love the patch, it does feel more rewarding to do boss maps now and they are some of my favorite maps.