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PTS Update for 19th October 2014

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An ~1.2GB download hit the Public Test Shard for 19th October 2014. Some more Minion cards, cost adjustments to Amenders and Masteries changes.

Summary:

  • Masteries Changes – Masteries changes for Rogues, Warriors and Clerics.
  • Class Changes – Rogue Assassin and Cleric Inquisitor changes.
  • Achievements – Nightmare Seals removed + Conqueror: Mount Sharax reward added.
  • Manugo League Further Update – Another companion pet + new Minion cards.
  • Crafting Update – Crafter’s Energy Infusion cost change, Amender Recipes price reduction.

As always, everything below is subject to change prior to hitting Live and some things included below may never make it to Live release.


Masteries Changes

Cleric Masteries Changes [Image]

  • Parasitic Miasma removed and replaced by Sinister Resolve.
  • Sinister Resolve: “Increases the damage of your damage over time abilities by 8%, your delayed damage abilities by 5%, and your non-instant, non-channeled, abilities by 3%.” Also “Increases the chance for Rampant Growth to apply Foul Growth by 10%”.
  • Benevolent Presence: The removal of the stacking restriction on Inquisitor Armor buffs also blocks Shroud of Agony from being cast now. (Thanks to Mito for the info!)

Warrior Masteries Changes [Image]

  • Ethereal Strikes. New Passive: “Reduces the cooldown of Primal Call by 50%”.
  • Deliberate Strikes. Damage Passive changed to “Single target attacks put a stack of Building Rage on the target. After 8s, Building Rage explodes dealing 3,302 Ethereal damage to the target. Stacks up to 3 times. Building Rage instantly explodes when max stacks is reached.”

Rogue Masteries Changes [Image]

  • Planar Replenishment. Two new Passives: “Power Chord casts all known Motifs on use.” and “Duration of Necrotic Core and Curative Core increased by 15s”.
  • Juke and Run. New passive: “Reduces the cooldown of Hasten Call by 50%”.

If the above images become out-dated, check out the main Masteries article which will always have the latest images. (Thanks to snipebad for keeping us up to date with Masteries changes.)


Class Changes

Class changes for Rogue Assassin and Cleric Inquisitors:

Rogue Assassin Change

As mentioned by snipebad on the RIFT forums, a few changes have been made to the Rogue Assassin to reduce poison rng:

  • Lethal Poison. Proc rate now increased from 30% to 50%.
  • Heartseeker. Now Assassin damage is increased by 3/6/9/12/15% with Attack Power and Weapon dmg increased by 3/6/9/12/15%. This is compared to the original version which only increased Assassin damage by 5/10/15/20/25%.

Cleric Inquisitor Changes

Some further changes were made to Cleric Inquisitors:

  • Radical Coalescence – An interesting addition to “allows Inquisitor channeled abilities to be cast while moving for 10s” on top of everything else the ability does. You could technically apply Nysyr’s Rebuke, Aggressive Inquisition and Harsh Discipline within the 10s buff’s duration, and Soul Stream (Mastery ability) can already be channeled whilst moving. Radical Coalscence now also grants Fanaticism again.

Achievements

Mount Sharax Conqueror Achievement

Mount Sharax Conqueror Achievement

  • Nightmare Seals sub-category removed. We might see these seals later on.
  • Conqueror: Mount Sharax now has a Cosmo companion pet reward. It’s a moving Ice Oculon although the preview is kind of too big and he likes to go off the preview window.

Manugo League Further Update

The Manugo League Goods vendor has had some further updates:

Focus of Nightmares

Focus of Nightmares Updated

Focus of Nightmares Updated

The new BiS Focus of Nightmares now requires Manugo League: Revered notoriety and costs 15,000 Void Stones + 200k Planarite.

New Minion Cards

Manugo League Notoriety Vendor

Manugo League Minion Cards

Some new Minion Cards have popped up on the Manugo League Goods vendor. The Minions Card Database has been updated with their attributes. Again, they cost 300 Void Stones like other notoriety Minion Cards.

McGillicuddy Mudskipper

McGillicuddy Mudskipper Companion Pet

McGillicuddy Mudskipper Companion Pet

Another companion pet added to the Manugo League Goods vendor called McGillicuddy Mudskipper which requires Manugo League: Decorated notoriety.


Crafting Update

  • Crafter’s Energy Infusion now costs 1,500 Artisan Marks.
  • Amender Recipes have had a cost reduction to:
    • Amender: 75 Grandmaster Marks, 250 Master Marks, 1000 Artisan Marks.
    • Advanced Amender: 150 Grandmaster Marks, 500 Master Marks, 2000 Artisan Marks

Other Updates

  • Nightmare Rift Lures are now locked behind the “Nightmare #: Master” achievements. If you want to get Nightmare Rift Rank IIs and above, you will need to complete the preview rank’s Master achievement.
  • Fernand NPC at Flargle Plaza in Draumheim now has a set of emotes with sound warfront advice.
  • There’s now an R.N. Geoffrey NPC from <Dream of Good Luck> faction at 5553, 5453 in Flargla Plaza. Talks about a sparkling, mechanical unicorn  made of exploding suns.
  • Adventure, Synergy Crystal and Marks of Notoriety vendors have all been moved/models replaced in Flargle Plaza.

Other things to note: Mount vendors are still not interactable and there’s still no rewards for chronicles or dungeons outside of the odd title.


More Minion Cards and a few changes to other areas of the game were made with the latest Sunday PTS Update.

Nightmare Tide is in Open Beta right now on the PTS, so check all the changes out for yourself on the PTS!

For past PTS Updates, click here. You can also find past datamining and 3.0-related news updates.

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5 Comments on “PTS Update for 19th October 2014”

  1. wtfsrslybbq
    October 20, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Warrior Mastery: Ethereal Strikes. New Passive: “Reduces the cooldown of Primal Call by 50%”.
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME…HOLYSH*T…

  2. Mito
    October 20, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    Shroud of Agony – There is a change to a 62 level Cleric mastery Benevolent Presence – Removes the stacking restriction from Inquisitor Armor buffs, but blocks Shroud of Agony from being cast. Casting one Inqisitor Armor buff will apply all known Armor buffs

    • October 20, 2014 at 4:50 am #

      Thanks for the info Mito! That’d explain why I can’t put it up. Will add that in. 😀

  3. October 20, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    WTF is “Primal Call” ??

    • October 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      It’s a Beastmaster self-buff that allows you to summon your companion instantly with no cost. Lasts 15s, has a cooldown of 1min. With the latest additional passive, using Ethereal Strikes would reduce it to a 30sec CD.

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