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Guide: Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week

Guide Arclight Ascendency Promo Week Feature Image

The Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week has made an appearance on Live Shards. 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.

Note2: This is not the Arclight Infiltration Promo Week, which is a separate event.

Summary:

  • Golden Arclight Rider Mount obtained as rare chance drop from Limited Edition: Golden Arclight Rider Troves on the RIFT Store.
  • Arclight Rider Mount and Crimson Arclight Rider Mount obtained via the PRI Quartermaster for 850 Enduring Sourcestone Batteries each.
  • Viridian Arclight Rider Mount is unobtainable during the latest promo week.
  • Enduring Sourcestone Battery; ~5-10 from Arclight Troves and 10 from each Arclight Quest.
  • Complete Arclight Daily Quests once each to obtain an Arclight Trove from the ‘Kicked The Tires, Checked The Warranty’ Achievement.

Table of Contents:

  • Arclight Ascendancy Overview
  • The Arclight Rider Mounts
  • Arclight Achievements
  • Daily Quests Guide

Arclight Ascendancy Overview

Arclight Ascendancy is a Promo Week (Rift Store Promotion) centered around the Arclight Rider Mount. It may occur multiple times in a year.

Limited Edition: Golden Arclight Rider Troves (Red; Transcendent) go up on the Rift Store for 700 Credits each (630 for Patron) during the Promo Week. They contain a rare chance at a Golden Arclight Rider Mount.

There’s also daily quests and a Mount vendor for the mounts.

Start: 26th November 2015 at 3:30PM Server Time.
End: 3rd December 2015 at 3:30PM Server Time. (NA) (EU).


The Arclight Rider Mounts

The Arclight Rider mounts are:

  • Arclight Rider Mount
  • Golden Arclight Rider Mount
  • Viridian Arclight Rider Mount
  • Crimson Arclight Rider Mount
  • 4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Mount

Arclight Rider Mount

Arclight Rider Mount

Arclight Rider Mount

The Arclight Rider Mount is the original mount in the game. It hovers and swaps from side-to-side. Flaps at the front and back of the bike will adjust themselves depending on movement. There’s also a slightly different animation whilst in water.

  • The mount adjusts to your mount speed or 155% mount speed (for lockbox version).
  • It is Amphibious.

The Arclight Rider Mount can be obtained from:

  • From PRI Quartermasters for 850 Enduring Sourcestone Battery currency. This currency is obtained from the Arclight Rider Troves as well as from Arclight Daily Quests during the event.
  • Via trade/Auction House. The lockbox version of this mount is tradeable and once consumed is account-wide.

Note: You will not be able to obtain an Arclight Rider with Enduring Sourcestone Battery currency purely from dailies in a single Promo Week.

Golden Arclight Rider Mount

RIFT Golden Arclight Rider Trove Store Image

The Golden Arclight Rider Mount is a gold version of the mount with gold highlights and vfx.

  • The mount adjusts to your mount speed or 155% mount speed (for lockbox version).
  • It is Amphibious.

The Golden Arclight Rider Mount can be obtained from:

  • Rare chance from the Limited Edition: Golden Arclight Rider Trove available on the RIFT Store front page or Chests & Keys section for 700 Credits (630 for Patrons) each.
  • Via trade/Auction House. The lockbox version of this mount is tradeable and once consumed is account-wide.

Viridian Arclight Rider Mount

Viridian Arclight Rider Trove

Viridian Arclight Rider Mount

The Viridian Arclight Rider Mount is a blue version of the mount with green highlights and vfx.

  • The mount adjusts to your mount speed or 155% mount speed (for lockbox version).
  • It is Amphibious.

The Viridian Arclight Rider Mount can be obtained from:

  • Via trade/Auction House. The lockbox version of this mount is tradeable and once consumed is account-wide.

Crimson Arclight Rider Mount

Crimson Arclight Lifter Mount Areknaron Model

Crimson Arclight Lifter Mount. Thanks to Areknaron@Laethys for modelling!

The Crimson Arclight Rider Mount is a red version of the mount with yellow highlights and vfx.

  • The mount adjusts to your mount speed or 155% mount speed (for lockbox version).
  • It is Amphibious.

The Crimson Arclight Rider Mount can be obtained from:

  • From PRI Quartermasters for 850 Enduring Sourcestone Battery currency. This currency is obtained from the Arclight Rider Troves as well as from Arclight Daily Quests during the event.
  • Via trade/Auction House. The lockbox version of this mount is tradeable and once consumed is account-wide.

4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Mount

4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Preview 2

4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Mount

The 4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Mount was introduced to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of RIFT back in March 2015. It is not available during the Arclight Ascendency Promo Week but since it is an Arclight Rider, I have included it here for reference purposes.

It is obtained from Trion community events such as convention parties and livestream giveaways. Recently they were given away during Trion Livestreams, PAX East 2015 and Gamescom 2015.


Arclight Achievement

Arclight Promo Week Achievements

Arclight Promo Week Achievements

The Arclight Ascendency achievements are found under Achievements -> Promotions tab.

Kicked The Tires, Checked The Warranty

Complete the two daily quests in Moonshade Highlands to complete “Kicked The Tires, Checked The Warranty” and receive a Limited Edition: Arclight Rider Trove. The Trove is only rewarded once per character.

More information about the daily quests can be found below.

Capacitor Competency

Collect Archlight Rider Power Couplings

Capacitor Competency achievement is gained from the 1min Minion Adventure Deck.

It’s a random chance to obtain an adventure called “Collect Archlight Rider Power Couplings” in the 1min Minion Adventure Deck. It costs 5 Stamina and takes 5min to complete. Completing this adventure 10 times will get you the Capacitor Competency achievement.

The adventure gives 1,125 Minion Experience.

Note: Just a reminder that when you complete an adventure it goes on cooldown. Something to consider if you’re wondering why you aren’t immediately getting the card showing up again in your deck shortly after you finish doing it.


Daily Quests Guide

There’s 2 Daily Quests:

  • Arclight Time Trials picked up in Moonshade Highlands.
  • Recharge and Refit picked up in Moonshade Highlands, but that requires you go to Scarlet Gorge.

Each one rewards 10 Enduring Sourcestone Batteries used towards obtaining the PRI Quartermaster version of the Arclight Rider mount.

Level requirement seems to be low although the exact minimum is unknown (probably around Level 30 given the Scarlet Gorge mobs).

Quest Givers

Arclight Rider Time Trials Quest Location

Arclight Rider Quest Location

Both quest givers can be found at the bottom-right corner of Moonshade Highlands in Mathosia, below Three Springs and at the edge of Silverwood. /setwaypoint 7116 2558.

Arclight Time Trials

You pick up the Arclight Time Trials from the npc in Moonshade Highlands at the quest hub at (7116, 2558). Once you pick up the quest you will immediately equip a temporary version of the Arclight Rider Mount.

Note: The temporary quest version of the mount is not Amphibious.

The Race

Arclight Rider Race

Arclight Rider Race

The Arclight Time Trials quest is very simple.

The red orbs are a guiding path – just follow them and go over each white AoE ‘checkpoint’ until you get to the finish line. Once you finish you will be able to turn in the quest at the NPC behind the finish line.

Press ‘1’ on cooldown for a speed boost. Press ‘=’ if you want to exit from the Arclight Rider mount. Beware that mobs will no longer be neutral to you.

Note: If your quest isn’t updating with a new checkpoint when you go over a new checkpoint, this probably indicates that you’ve missed one.

Recharge and Refit

Recharge and Refit Quest

Recharge and Refit Quest

You pick up the Recharge and Refit daily quest from the npc in Moonshade Highlands at the quest hub at (7116, 2558).

Note: You need to mentor down to around the mob’s level. (Level 30-32 is pretty safe for most).

The quest involves collecting 10x Intact Power Supplies dropped from mechanical mobs at Frayworn Rock and Ironroot Draw in Scarlet Gorge.

The closest port is Scarwood Lift Base at (4623, 4364). Note that it’s a Defiant base, but Guardians can still speak to the porticulum master, Ferd Egress. Just beware of aggressive (red) Defiant NPCs.


Hope this guide helps you get your head around the Arclight Ascendency Promo Week, and good luck on that Arclight Rider mount! Vroom vroom!

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11 Comments on “Guide: Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week”

  1. SwobyJ
    January 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    Thanks for the guide!

  2. marcel
    January 15, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    weird thing the trove and the PRI mounts have the same name, but be different. Sad it will take like 3~4 of these promo weeks to get enough currency to buy the mount w/o buying lots of troves.

    • January 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

      Dont forget you can do the achievement for a chance to get the bike, the more characters u have the more troves and chances and the bike u can get

    • January 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

      On a good note, each toon gets a chance at getting a mount for completing the achievement.

  3. ReDikulos
    January 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi! Are these promo events random? I mean do they start at a particular time of the year?

    • January 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

      They’re random, usually when there’s a gap in content – no world event, no major patch launch. They happen several times a year.

  4. Snaggie
    January 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    I tested the internal cooldown for the capacitor competency achievement minion adventure. I was able to get the adventure again 5 minutes after collecting the previous one, so it seems to be quite brief. It does seem to be fairly random how many adventures it takes to get it. For example at times I’ve gotten it within 5 adventures, sometimes it has taken 30 (1 minute) adventures, and this is with a 8 hour gap from the previous completion. Hope this helps.

  5. April 17, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    I can “mine” a corpse of RM-6 Rockmaul or similar constructs (the corpse shows quest informaton) but I unable to get anything else except silver ore or gray items. What is a problem with quest?

    • April 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

      You need to mentor down to a level around the mobs. Something like Level 30-35 should work.

  6. Kiara
    April 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    I have a level 22 character that wasn’t able to pick up the quests, yet you say you had a level 16 that could do them. Has this changed recently?

    • April 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

      Thanks for the info Kiara! It looks like it might have been changed since the first time it was released. I’m guessing perhaps low-levels obtaining the Arclight Time Trials daily was unintended so they must have fixed it for this time. There might have also been complaints about low-levels not being able to kill the mobs in Scarlet Gorge without sidekicking. The level to obtain the quests will probably be around Level 28-30 because the Scarlet Gorge mobs are around the same level.

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