New Transcendent Tier 3 Trinkets

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinkets Feature Image

Outdex@Gelidra, the unknonw and TheFLyingAlex on the Rift Forums have posted screenshots of 7 new Transcendent (Red) Tier 3 Raid trinkets and some new types of upgrade components that go with them that they discovered after downing Bindings of Blood: Akylios. The new upgrade components involve ‘Writ’ scrolls that drop from the Tier 3 bosses.

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinkets

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinkets

There’s 7 new Transcendent (Red) Tier 3 Raid trinkets. Each trinket has both a STR/DEX and WIS/INT upgrade path, although the Tank trinket only has one path.

  • The Wrath of Maelforge Doctrine (The WMD?);
  • Tome of the Apostate’s Natural Knowledge (TANK);
  • Akylios’s Manuscript Of Psychosis (AMOP!);
  • Scrawled Homily of Exorbitance (SHOE!)

These trinkets introduce a new tier of rarity to gear that has – prior to these trinkets – only been seen in Transcendent Supply Crates/Lockboxes and Transcendent Vials.

Given the stats and the procs, these are likely to be highly desirable, especially the Akylios’ Manuscript of Psychosis with its +120SP+AP proc that stacks up to 5 times and at 5 stacks increases damage from weapon procs from same tier by 100%.

However, they cost a bit to upgrade so don’t expect your entire raid to get them any time soon.

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinkets – Upgrade Paths/Components

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinket Upgrade Path

Each Tier 3 Transcendent Trinket is obtained from upgrading a ‘Writ’ scroll that is obtained from the Tier 3 Raid “Bindings of Blood” bosses. There are a total of  4 of these scrolls – one per boss.

You will need one of them as the ‘base’ item, and then use the other 3 as well as 4x Soul of the Bloodstorm to turn the ‘Writ’ scroll into a Transcendent Trinket.

Tier 3 Transcendent Trinket Upgrade Components

  • Each Tier 3 Raid Boss drops: 2 pieces of gear + 1 Soul of the Bloodstorm. Each boss also drops a ‘Writ’ Scroll corresponding to the boss (may be chance drop)
  • Soul of the Bloodstorm is dropped by all 4 Bindings of Blood Bosses: Greenscale, Akylios, Laethys and Maelforge.
  • Each of the Bindings of Blood Bosses will  drop one of the ‘Writ’ Scrolls corresponding to them (may be chance drop).

Given the upgrade requirements for these new Tier 3 Transcendent Trinkets as well as the rarity classification (‘transcendent’, which is higher than ‘relic’ in terms of rarity) it is quite possible that Trion intends these to be highly rare and sort after – perhaps not something that they would expect all players in a raid farming Tier 3 to have by the time 3.0 hits.

This also brings into consideration whether we will be seeing more Transcendent (Red) rarity gear going into 3.0 and whether such gear will become the norm (i.e., Relic being obtainable within a decent time-frame by all raiders farming a Tier, but Transcendent being for only a select few players).

Good luck obtaining these trinkets! Thanks to Outdex@Gelidra, the unknonw and TheFLyingAlex on the Rift Forums for posting these screenshots!

Just a reminder that Bindings of Blood: Laethys is coming out on 14th May 2014. Bindings of Blood: Maelforge release date hasn’t been announced yet but it will be coming in the 2.7 release cycle.

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8 Comments on “New Transcendent Tier 3 Trinkets”

  1. Alex
    May 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Credit should go to Outdex@Gelidra for the picture with all the trinkets, i just linked it 😀

  2. tagain
    May 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    I want that trinket.

  3. May 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    How long have you been playing Rift? How is the end game? End games tend to drive me nuts (endless gear treadmills, grinds, raids take forever to coordinate). I’m only in my 20s right now but I love the game so far. Just wondering if I’m going to hit a brick wall.

    • May 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

      Been playing since open beta prior to pre-launch. End-game is good if you have a good group of guildmates/friends to play with. There’s a gear grind as with most MMORPGs but it isn’t too painful. Only real issue would be notoriety grinding – but that all depends on your goals in the game. There’s way to get notoriety without having to grind a lot, but it will obviously take you longer to obtain new gear. However, don’t expect to just be able to get gear quickly and then never have to upgrade it.

      In a good guild that is focused on progression raiding you won’t come into problems regarding raid coordination and any ‘grind’ can go away pretty fast.

    • May 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

      I assumed it would have familiar end game mechanics and systems, it is still a themepark after all. However, I was more concerned with things to do, as in having options for the end game. If I don’t feel like trying to raid, is pvp satisfying? Is rift grinding a thing? Are end game dungeons worth doing more than once? I like the fact that content patches seem to be often and large. That is encouraging, but does each new patch bring with it a gear wipe?

    • May 12, 2014 at 12:00 am #

      End-game has a variety of things to do depending on what interests you. In 2.0 there’s 3 Tiers of 10-man and 20-man Raids; 1-man and 2-man Chronicles (two of which have Hardmode options); Expert Dungeons; Level 60 and Level 62 Strongholds; large variety of Rifts; large variety of Zone Events that pop up in various zones; Hunt/Great Hunt Rifts; Raid Rifts; Open-world Weekly Raid Bosses; Colossus Zone Event (Volan); Artifacts (collecting shinies in the open world for fluff items like titles, pets, interactive items); Dimensions (‘player housing’ with a large range of customisability, including PvP dimensions); PvP Warfronts (Instances); Conquest (3-way PvP); Achievement-hunting that can make fights more interesting/etc.

      So there’s certainly stuff to do. However as with all games – you’re get tired of each piece of content after doing it several times. But that’s usually when new content pops up. PvP is really dependent on personal preferences – sometimes it can be fun, especially if you group together with competent players whilst other times it can be frustrating. Rift ‘grinding’ can be a thing if you want BiS runes (enchants) and BiS Essences but it’s nowhere near Asian grindfests.

      End-game dungeons can be quite enjoyable to do a few times when switching roles (since every Class is capable of switching out-of-combat into Tank, melee DPS, ranged DPS, AoE/ST, Pet class, Support and Heal spec/s). There’s leaderboards so you could try going for fastest-runs and Achievements that can spice things up a bit.

      As for gear wipes – they only occur for expansions. The normal hotfixes/major patches don’t provide gear wipes although new gear may be introduced here and there – especially with each new tier of raids.

  4. May 12, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    TBH I haven’t felt any sort of grind.. quests are standard fed-ex or kill ten rats, but the world is so interesting I don’t seem to notice. I have done some dungeons already and they were fun. The soul system is the coolest thing I’ve played with in an MMO, compares in depth to the PoE talent tree and eliminates the need for alts (or at least you don’t need as many). I have a small group of friends I play with, but I’m not sure raiding will be in the cards. Still sounds like plenty of end-game variety without having to repeat the content too much. For now I am enjoying the journey to the cap.


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