RIFT News Tidbits 27th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 27th Jan 2015.

  • Patch 3.1 Patch Notes. Patch 3.1 patch notes are up. Check them out here!
  • Patch Downtime Information. All shards (NA and EU) will go down at the same time, at 12AM PST/8AM GMT 28th Jan 2015. Downtime is approximately 11hrs due to major patch and server maintenance. [r] During this time, all Trion titles (RIFT, Trove, Defiance, ArcheAge) and websites will be offline.


  • PTS Update 27th Jan 2015. Last update on PTS before 3.1 includes new wardrobe bundles (Flamebound, Seabound Steel/etc), currency cap increases for Void Stones and Abyssal Crusader’s Marks, a gear price reduction for World/Dungeon gear, new achievements and Greater Essence upgrade cost reduction. More info here.
  • Mobile App. Snedhepl hopes to get Minions onto the mobile app in some form in the future. [r] Also, v. 1.0.8 of RIFT Mobile is available on the iTunes Store. Users using iOS 8 should now be able to use the RIFT Mobile app. [r]
  • Crafting Ingredients. Morticus has re-affirmed that Trion won’t be creating recipes for high level items that require low-level mats. That said, new earring recipes (not slated for 3.1 launch) will span Level 20-60 and will make use of appropriate mats from Mathosia, Brevane and Dusken. NT Earrings will use general Artificer components, “with a slight twist”. No details on that twist. [r]
    • For those worried about Raid-equivalent recipes slated for a future update; RIFT has had such recipes in the past as well. They did, however, require raid-dropped materials. No details on mat requirement for the new recipes.
    • Apothecary Amenders. Morticus also stated: “Apothecaries get some love regarding Amenders”. [r]

Rogue Marksman Changes in 3.1

Vladd has posted up the complete list of Rogue Marksman changes that will arrive with tomorrow’s patch. Check it out here! Adding them down here because the RIFT Forums will be down during server maintenance:

  • Barbed Shot:
    • Has changed places in the talent tree with Ranged Combat Mastery.
    • Now deals minimal instant damage and applies a 15s bleed afterwards, with no movement required.
    • While bleeding, it increases the chances of the target being critically hit by Marksman channeled abilities by 10%.
  • Free Recoil: No longer a short term combat buff. Now a 1h self buff that persists through death. New description is: Rapid Fire Shot consumes a max of 2 Combo Points. Cast time of Deadeye Shot is reduced by 0.5s.
  • Decoy: Has been removed.
  • New Ability: Calculated Shot: Replaces Decoy. Instant cast, 12s cooldown ranged physical damage. Removes movement buffs provided by Swift Shot and Hasted Shot. If a movement buff is removed, cooldown is set to 0. Awards 1 Combo Point.
  • Ranged Combat Mastery:
    • Has changed places in the talent tree with Barbed Shot.
    • Now a 1hr self buff with a 10s cooldown and 10 energy cost.
    • Increases ranged and channeled damage by 5%.
  • Quick Reload: Now a passive that awards a Combo Point every 3s while the Rogue is out of combat.
  • Rapid Extrication has been removed. With its removal, all Marksman abilities with cooldowns have had their cooldown timers reduced.
  • New Talent: Flawless Precision: Has been added in place of Rapid Extrication. Now increases the damage of Swift Shot, Empowered Shot, Lightning Fury, Sentry Battery and Rapid Fire Shot by 10/20%.
  • Sentry Battery: Is now a 3s Single Target channeled attack that awards Combo points each second channeled. 60s cooldown.
  • Shoot to Kill: Now affects Sentry Battery.
  • Lightning Fury:
    • Now awards a Combo Point.
    • Now has a 10s cooldown.
    • The armor debuff portion now lasts 30s.
  • Bull’s Eye: Now increases critical hit chance by 25% for 5s.
  • Hasty Departure: Now causes On the Double to apply an absorb shield when used.
  • Deaden: Now has a debilitate component in addition to the interrupt. A target can only be debilitated by Deaden once every 45s.

[Source: Vladd]

Warrior Reaver Changes in 3.1

Vladd has posted up the complete list of Warrior Reaver changes that will arrive with tomorrow’s patch. Check them out here! Adding them down here because the RIFT Forums will be down during server maintenance:

  • The default range of all Reaver abilities is now 30m.
  • Deadly Reach: Now increases the max enemies hit by your Desecrating Blow, Rancid Cleave, and Explosive Infestation by 1/2/3.
  • Plague Bringer: Now affects up to 7 additional targets instead of 4.
  • New Ability: Desecrating Blow: Acquired at 20 points in the root. 30m ranged AoE finisher.
  • Dire Blow: Now a ranged attack with 30m base range.
  • Fester: Now increases all damage types.
  • Flesh Rot: Now has a 10s cooldown. Damage has been increased to compensate.
  • From the Shadows: Now reduces damage taken by the Reaver by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Intense Training: Now increases all damage types.
  • Necrotic Wounds: Increased damage.
  • Pestilence: Changed from a passive talent to an activated self buff.
  • Planar Attunement: Now also increases range of ranged attacks by 1/2/3/4/5. Range increase does not stack with Long Range Training.
  • Rancid Cleave:
    • Now a ranged attack with 30m base range.
    • Removed the default damage bonus for Reaver DoTs on Rancid Cleave.
    • Now affected by Shadow Strike.
  • Ravaging Strike: Now a ranged attack with 30m base range.
  • Reaping Touch: Now affects Desecrating Blow.
  • Shadow Strike:
    • Lowered bonus damage added by Shadow Strike from 33% to 25%.
    • Capped out the max contributing Reaver DoTs to 3.
    • Now affects Desecrating Blow and Rancid Cleave.
  • Shadow Warp:
    • No longer a targeted teleport, but a 15m blink in front of the Reaver.
    • Now removes all crowd control effects when used. Cooldown reduced to 20s.
  • Soul Sickness: No longer has a cooldown.
  • Walks with Death: Now increases damage over time effects by 2/4/6%.
  • Viral Stream: Corrected the description to be more accurate of the damage done.
  • Shadow of Dread: Cooldown lowered to 15s.

[Source: Vladd]

Community Content

Below is a list of content created recently by the RIFT community!

  • Ode to: The Gravestone [Dimension]. Feendish talks about everything to do with Gravestone dimension items and their various uses, from actual gravestones all the way to a food platter and stone throne. Check out her article here and see what avid dimensioneers have come up with using these morbid items.
  • RIFT – What’s Past is Prologue [Video]. Samuraiko has posted up her first user-created RIFT Trailer. Check out this awesome video here!

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here or check out the PTS/Live Comparison Page for a summary of upcoming changes.

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