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Guide: Temporal Flux Promo Week

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The Temporal Flux Promo Week (originally known as “Mech Week”) is a Rift Store Promotions week that occurs every now and then throughout the year. The following is a guide to everything you need to know about this Promo Week.

Note: Promo Weeks are not World Events and are instead Rift Store Promotions.

[An Updated Guide can be found here.]

Summary:

  • ‘Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker’ mount obtained via rare chance from Temporal Flux Vaults (lockboxes).
  • ‘Black’ Empyreal Walker obtained via 850 Temporal Gears at PRI Quartermasters.
  • ‘Red and Black Empyreal Walker’ mount obtained via rare chance from Mechanized Temporal Vaults (lockboxes).
  • Temporal Gear obtained ~3-10 from Temporal Flux Vaults and 10 from each Temporal Flux Daily Quest.
  • Complete 3  of the 4 Temporal Flux Quests once each to obtain a Temporal Flux Vault from “I’m All Gears” achievement + from To The Strongest! quest.
  • Temporal Flux Rifts give chance at Mechanized Temporal Vaults.

Table of Contents:

  • Temporal Flux Overview
  • The Empyreal Walker Mounts
  • Temporal Flux Vaults
  • Temporal Flux Achievements
  • Temporal Flux Quests Guide
  • Temporal Flux Rifts

Note: Currently it seems the quests are only obtainable for Level 50+ characters. This may be a bug.

Temporal Flux Overview

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Temporal Flux is a Promo Week (Rift Store Promotion) centered around the Empyreal Walker Mounts and the Temporal Flux Vaults (lockboxes).

Start: 3:30PM ST on 13th March 2014
End: 3:30PM ST on 20th March 2014

New Temporal Flux Vaults (lockboxes) are up on the Rift Store for 445 Credits each (405 for Patron).

There’s also new daily quests and a Mount vendor for the Black Empyreal Walker Mount.

The Tracker

You can disable the Promo Event Tracker by unchecking the “Track Events” button in the top-right corner of the Promo Event tracker.

To re-enable it (and if you can’t see the Promo Event tracker), click on the Activities button (‘play’ button) in your mini-menu bar and click on “World / Promo Event”.

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The Empyreal Walker Mounts

The Empyreal Walker Mounts are also part of the Planar Research Institute’s discoveries. The Promo Week was originally called Mech Week.

The mounts use the Manslaughter and Nemesis mech models from Golem Foundry and Return to Deepstrike respectively.

Below are the Empyreal Walker Mounts and how to obtain them:

Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker Mount

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(Thanks to BlackZodiac/Unfathomable Tidelord@Wolfsbane for providing modelling for this mount! Congratulations to Tidelord for also getting shard first for the mount on Wolfsbane! :D)

The Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker Mounts are only obtainable from the  Temporal Flux Vaults that cost 445 Credits each (405 for Patron) each.

As these are lockboxes, the chance of getting the mount is rare. You’re more likely to get random equip drops, companion pets and currency.

The Temporal Flux Vaults also drop a Temporal Gear currency that can be used towards purchasing a Black Empyreal Walker Mount. At present they seem to drop between 3-10 Temporal Gears per Temporal Flux Vault.

Black Empyreal Walker Mount

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The Black Empyreal Walker Mounts are obtained from the PRI Quartermaster found next to every daily Temporal Flux questgiver and turn-in NPC in Silverwood, Freemarch and Tempest Bay. They require 850 Temporal Gears to purchase.

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Temporal Gears are gained from the Temporal Flux daily quests (mentioned below) and from Temporal Flux Vaults.

You can find the PRI Quartermasters at the following locations:

You’ll notice that the PRI Quartermaster also sells Ashen Budgie Mounts which are part of the Budgie Madness Promo Week.

Brief Analysis

You will not be able to get the Black Empyreal Walker Mount for free (i.e. without using Credits to buy Temporal Flux Vaults) until around the 4th or 5th Temporal Flux Promo Week that occurs.

Red and Black Empyreal Walker Mount

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The Red and Black Empyreal Walker Mounts are obtained from the Mechanized Temporal Vaults.

The Mechanized Temporal Vaults have the same loot table as the Temporal Flux Vaults with the exception that they have a rare chance of dropping the Red and Black Empyreal Walker Mount instead of the Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker Mount.

The Mechanized Temporal Vaults can be obtained from:

  • Rare drop from the Manslaughter boss in Golem Foundry Level 60 Expert Dungeon.
  • Rare drop from Temporal Flux Rifts that are available during the duration of the Temporal Flux Promo Week. These are Air Rifts that appear in any zone. Use your Air Lures on rift tears to speed things up.

Temporal Flux Vaults

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Temporal Flux Vaults are the lockboxes for this Promo Week that are up on the Rift Store for 445 Credits each (405 for Patron). They contain a chance at a variety of pets, weapons (with re-skinned weapon skins) and a rare chance at a Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker Mount or Radiant Infinity Cell. Can also contain Temporal essences.

You can obtain them from Rift Store -> Chests & Keys.

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The Temporal Flux Vaults are a unique type of lockbox as they have a 24hr timer on them. You cannot open the lockbox until the timer ends. You will need Temporal Aligners to reduce the timer, or else you will have to wait for the timers to expire.

Temporal Aligners are available from Rift Store -> Chests & Keys.

Large reduces the opening time by 24hrs; Medium by 3hrs; Small by 1hr.

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Temporal Flux Achievements

There’s two achievements related to the Temporal Flux Promo Week.

G0TT4 C4TCH TH3M 4LL

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The ‘Gotta Catch Them All!’ achievement is found under Achievements -> Promotions tab. You gain this achievement by collecting all the companion pets that are available in Temporal Flux Vaults.

You are rewarded with a Pack of Squirrels 2.0 that spawns a bunch of ‘mechanized’ squirrels.

I’m All Gears

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‘I’m All Gears’ achievement is obtained from completing the following three quests:

  • Smashing the Competition
  • Power Play
  • To the Strongest!

You receive a Temporal Flux Vault as a reward – which is the lockbox that has a timer that must expire prior to opening it up. Contains a rare chance at a new Blue and Gold Empyreal Walker Mount.

These quests are available in Sanctum, Meridian and Tempest Bay – although they seem to be for Level 50+ players only. Further info below.

Temporal Flux Quests Guide

There’s 4 Quests:

  • Smashing the Competition
  • Power Play
  • To the Strongest!
  • Sanctum/Meridian/Tempest Bay Machinations

Quest Giver

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The Quest Givers are the <Planar Research Institute> and <Temporal Scholar> NPCs. Next to them are <PRI Quartermaster> NPCs that sell the Black Empyreal Walker and Ashen Budgie Mounts.

Interestingly it seems the quests are only obtainable by Level 50+ players. This seems like a bug, at least for some of the quests like the Machinations quest – the Sanctum/Meridian versions have Level 15 mobs so it shouldn’t be restricted to Level 50+ players.

Quest NPC Locations

Silverwood

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Silverwood quest NPCs are located inside Sanctum at (7342, 3063) right next to the bridge leading into Sanctum.

Freemarch

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Quest NPCs location for Freemarch is right outside the main courtyard of Meridian in the ‘grassy’ area at (6128, 5224).

Tempest Bay

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Tempest Bay’s Quest NPCs are located at (13016, 11577) in the courtyard right behind the Porticulum.

The Quests

To the Strongest! (One Time)

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To the Strongest! is obtained in Tempest Bay’s Temporal Flux quest hub at (13016, 11577). The NPC Klein will provide you with the quest.

Objective: You simply need to complete a Warfront and a Level 60 Expert Dungeon.

Reward: You are rewarded with a Temporal Flux Vault. This is a one-time-only quest.

Note: Currently ‘Return to Deepstrike’ doesn’t get counted towards the completion of this quest. It’s a known issue. [r]

Power Play (Daily)

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Power Play is obtained in the Sanctum or Meridian Temporal Flux quest hubs. This is a daily.

Objective: You simply need to complete a Warfront. Open your PvP window (default key “k“) and join up.

Reward: You are rewarded with 10x Temporal Gear currency that is used towards obtaining a Black Empyreal Walker Mount from a PRI Quartermaster.

Smashing the Competition (Daily)

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Smashing the Competition is obtained in the Sanctum or Meridian Temporal Flux quest hubs. This is a daily.

Objective: You need to complete a Level 60 Expert Dungeon. You can access the LFG window via default key “i“.

Reward: You are rewarded with 10x Temporal Gear currency that is used towards obtaining a Black Empyreal Walker Mount from a PRI Quartermaster.

Note: Currently ‘Return to Deepstrike’ doesn’t get counted towards the completion of this quest. It’s a known issue. [r]

Sanctum/Meridian/Tempest Bay Machinations (Daily)

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Machinations is obtained in Sanctum, Meridian or Tempest Bay Temporal Flux quest hubs. This is a daily.

Objective: You need to collect Mech Components from Temporal Constructs that you defeat that grant experience. Make sure to mentor down if you are doing the Sanctum/Meridian ones if you are a higher level.

You’ll find the Mech Components in the areas indicated on the map in Sanctum, Meridian or Tempest Bay (depending on which quest you took) and they’ll look like the below image.

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Click on the Mech Components to spawn a Temporal Construct.

You’ll have to kill the Construct that spawns – They are Level 55 for the Tempest Bay quest, so you won’t need a Level 60 to take them down.

Reward: You are rewarded with 10x Temporal Gear currency that is used towards obtaining a Black Empyreal Walker Mount from a PRI Quartermaster.

Temporal Flux Rifts

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There are now Temporal Flux rifts that can spawn in any zone. They seem to be Air-based so you can use your Air Lures (gained from Planar Attunement) to give yourself a chance at opening one of these rifts.

These Temporal Flux Rifts gives you a rare chance of obtaining Mechanized Temporal Vaults (as mentioned in the tracker). The Mechanized Temporal Vaults have the same loot table as the Temporal Flux Vaults – except they give a chance of dropping the Red and Black Empyreal Walker Mount.

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In Stage 4 you are able to become an Empyreal Walker temporarily by clicking on the reactive that appears. You will then be given a single ability that allows you to place an AoE bomb to destroy Gun Powder Kegs that spawn in the Rift.

It would probably be prudent if you make sure you are mentored down to around the level of the rift – at least have the mobs be green to you.

Interestingly the Expert Dungeon quests state Level 60 Expert and most of the quests are unobtainable for low-level players. Unknown if this is intended, but that does mean you can’t complete the “I’m All Gears” achievement unless you are Level 60.

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5 Comments on “Guide: Temporal Flux Promo Week”

  1. G
    March 14, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Hi, Thanks for this article. I don’t understand how you can get 850 Temporal Gears if those daily quests only give you 10 of Temporal Gears.
    Is that why you said:

    You will not be able to get the Black Empyreal Walker Mount for free (i.e. without using Credits to buy Temporal Flux Vaults) until around the 4th or 5th Temporal Flux Promo Week that occurs.

    Otherwise I don’t understand why you would say the paragraph above.

    I just want to know if I could get one in a week. Thanks a lot in advance.
    Greets,
    G

    • March 14, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

      Hey G, as you mentioned you cannot gain the Black Empyreal Walker Mount in a single Temporal Flux Promo Week. These Promo Weeks occur every now and then throughout the year. You will need to do the dailies (there’s 3 of them per day for a total of 30 Temporal Gears per day) for around 4 to 5 Temporal Flux Promo Weeks (whenever they occur) in order to obtain the Black Empyreal Walker Mount without spending a dime. Otherwise you can buy Temporal Flux Vaults which give a few Temporal Gears on top of other stuff when you open them.

    • G
      March 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

      Thanks for clearing that up. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to read the next article! Great work. thanks. G

  2. June 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    cant get the achievement unless ur lvl 60?? what a ripoff!

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