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The Rift website has been updated with the Liberator soul – although again, it’s mainly the rest of the lore for the soul – although none of the “further explanation of the Soul’s abilities and how it will all work together” that MMORPG.com‘s article mentioned.
Click here for the Rift Community post.
It does however reveal that in the coming weeks we’ll probably get fully open PTS access to the souls.
Hopefully more information about actual soul abilities/etc will be posted later on. Reminder that the 3.0 souls will be coming out in Patch 2.7.
The Cleric’s 3.0 Soul (coming in Patch 2.7 [r]) is called the Oracle and Massively have gotten an exclusive sneak-peak at its lore.
- A Support soul using Water/Death magic.
- Lore: Comes from a future timeline where they use their abilities to forestall the annihilation of Telara. [Hardy83 on the Rift Forums has begun an interesting discussion on some of the highlights of the Oracle's lore]
Not much else is revealed other than lore and the basic function of the soul (i.e. as a support soul).
You can check out the Massively article here.
Note: According to both MMORPG.com and Massively‘s articles on the Liberator and Oracle souls – Trion should have a post up on their website with further information on the two souls some time on the 6th and 7th of March.
Hello and welcome. This guide will quickly guide you through the 61 Druid spec, outlining strengths and weaknesses, talking you through the rotation, and also providing you with some protips to maximize your damage output with this spec.
- Competitive with Inquisitor in terms of DPS
- Strong single target burst
- Very easy rotation
- Strength of the Fae provides a strong survive-ability cooldown for large burst AOE damage
- Can also be used to solo content effectively
- Suffers a considerable DPS loss if you cannot be in melee range of your target the majority of the time
- Relies on using a pet
- Behind Shaman by roughly 10-15% damage
- Doesn’t scale well in a raid environment
Tempest is currently the strongest ranged DPS spec in the game by a fairly significant amount. A lot of people despise Tempest due to it feeling like a very ‘clunky’ and ‘over-complicated’ build when first playing about with all the abilities that Tempest has, however with the help and guidance of my friend Scurch@Gelidra, we’ve simplified the single target rotation into 3 very simple and smooth flowing macro’s, which time all the cooldowns almost perfectly, with this guide, you should be able to pick up Tempest and master it in under 20 minutes.
- Strongest single target ranged DPS spec in the game
- Heavy burst DPS provided by the Wavelength cooldown
- Ranged interrupt
- High mobility while DPS’ing
- False Repose (Or feign death as I like to call it) gives the Tempest an instant way to drop all their threat immediately and occasionally save money on soul mending!
- The real bulk of the DPS comes from the Wavelength cooldown
- Lower DPS than some melee builds such as Paragon
- Without a Chloromancer or Bard for the 5% energy reduction, can be very energy starving
- You need to stand within 25m of the boss to maximize your rotation with inclusion of Flamespear which has a 25m range
Link to the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uySNESoQv5M
The 3.0 Souls have been confirmed for Patch 2.7!
MMORPG.com was able to get exclusive information on the Warrior’s healing soul – Liberator. In the article they mentioned that the 3.0 souls will be coming out in Patch 2.7. Daglar has since confirmed this.
You can check out the article here, which also includes lore information relating to the Liberator soul.
As mentioned in the article, Rift’s website will have further information, including explanations of Soul’s abilities. Information on the other souls will begin appearing in the coming weeks.
Note: Some of the information they have provided seems to be inaccurate or out-dated – such as mentioning that the Liberator soul would “draws his healing power from wading into combat” which soul testers such as RoughRaptors and Muspel have confirmed as being false.
Trion will be updating RIFT with RIFT 2.6 Hotfix #7 at 7:00AM PST on 6th March 2014 (NA) and 12:30AM GMT on 6th March 2014 (EU).
- Particle effect crash fixes; chat server stability improvements.
- New category in Auction House -> Artifacts.
- Air Saga quest fixes for those that require resets.
- Conquest: Final boss and Conquest Chest now spawns at Eye of Regulos.
- Daily Carnival Patron Gifts enabled (after the hotfix).
- Carnival Celebration Mounts are now Tradeable.
- Relic versions of the Carnival essences now have a 5th stat.
- Resource mini-map tracking fixes so they no longer appear off-center.
Inquisitor is arguably one of the most solid, all-around souls in the game. It can be used in every aspect of the game and perform outstandingly. Whether you’re looking for a decent leveling build to quickly slice through mobs, mash out some serious numbers on the damage meters in endgame raids, dominate Warfronts with fast, hard-hitting bolts or go back and solo old content, Inquisitor has tools for every job! In this guide, I’m going to be showing you how to get the most out of Inquisitor in almost every scenario.
- Highest ranged DPS build for clerics currently in the game
- Strong burst damage
- Good target switching capabilities
- Viable in all aspects of the Game (soloing, raiding, PvP, dungeons etc.)
- Possesses both an interrupt and purge
- Slightly behind on damage in comparison to both Shaman/Druid
- A bit more complex rotation-wise than Shaman and Druid
Link to video guide on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6alBeZJ-YBg
CM Morgana has posted that 2.6 Hotfix #7 will be pushed back by one day.
Update: It’s now pushed forward to 12:30AM GMT on 6th March 2014 for EU.
Trion will be updating RIFT with RIFT 2.6 Hotfix #7 at 7:00AM PST on 6th March 2014 (NA) and
2:00AM GMT on 7th March 2014 (EU). That’s Thursday for NA and Friday for EU instead of the usual Wednesday/Thursday.
Some things to take note of:
- This week’s hotfix will introduce Carnival Patron Daily/Weekly Gifts that offer Glass Beads. [r] Given the hotfix will come on Thursday (NA)/Friday (EU); you may wish to hold off on collecting your Patron Weekly until after the hotfix.
Carnival Patron Gift already on PTS
- This one-day pushback for the hotfix probably extends the Tales of the Ascended issue and temporary auto-complete solution Trion has put in place. [r]
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Trion have posted up a Patron Subscription Sale on their website for RIFT; with a one-year Patron subscription going for $99 ($8.25 per month, effectively; but it is billed upfront).
There’s also a slight discount on some of the other subscriptions:
- 3-month = $36.87 (down from $38.97)
- 6-month = $61.74 (down from $65.94)
- 12-month = $99 (down from $119.88)
Check out the Patron Subscription Page for more information on what Patron offers – which includes extra currency, daily patron 40% vials, bank/mail summons; bonus loot in Daily/Weekly Patron Gifts, +10 Daily Quest Limit and 10% Rift Store discount, amongst other benefits.
As some of you may know, the Tales of the Ascended II and III Carnival quests are not working properly and cannot be completed. Dev Tacitus today has switched on auto-completion of the quests so that if you have or take the quests, you can turn them in automatically. That’s a quick 10 prize tickets and one random artifact for pretty much no work.
The auto-completion of the quests will turn off with this week’s hotfix (5th March) as hopefully the hotfix ends up fixing the bugged out rifts.
Tales of the Ascended Quest:
- Located in Shimmersand. The quest is obtained from Dantwor Honey-Tongue <Barker> who is located in front of the Carnival ferries at (6644, 6864). (This is near the shore, not on the rocky bridge).
- When you obtain the quest, it will auto-complete (until this week’s hotfix).
- Speak to the Herald of Heroes located in Shimmersand at (7036, 6994) to turn in the quest.