RIFT Lead Concept Artist Sven Bybee has just uploaded various concept art for the Tier 3 20-man “The Mind of Madness” raid to his ArtStation profile.
First up is the Enigma boss and his boss room. What looks to be some kind of giant egg that is about to hatch.
It looks as though the ‘synapse forest’ has its roots extending towards the center platform.
And out bursts Enigma:
This is the final boss of the Unkown Wing, after Fauxmire.It seems the ‘synapse’ roots form into Enigma itself, with his ‘armor’ being a collection of the broken ruins floating above the room. Perhaps the entire forest before the boss room is part of Enigma.
From the looks of the boss, he’s probably using Regulos’ rig.
Enigma even has the toilet bowl in the middle and that ‘split back/neck’ design. Some of Enigma’s glowing orbs even match up with Regulos’ eyes. Expect some arm-smash attacks and perhaps some laser attacks from the glowing orbs on Enigma’s hands.
And here’s the Dark Genesis. So the ape-man datamined a while back turns out to be a werewolf!
From a screenshot of the Dark Genesis that MassivelyOP has (below the Primalist video), it seems clear that the Dark Genesis is the final boss of the Heart of Darkness Wing. Not much else is known about him, although from the concept art, it seems his hair lights on fire.
Other Concept Art
Sven Bybee also posted up a few other concept art alongside the Mind of Madness ones. Be sure to check out full images below:
- Enigma Boss Room
- Enigma Boss
- Dark Genesis
- Arak Raid – Leather Armor
- Shark Colossus (Johan, Tyrant’s Forge)
- Sky Krill
You can check out some of Sven Bybee’s other works in his Art Station gallery. He has created a lot of designs in RIFT including the Messengers of the Vigil, various mounts (Arclight Rider, Yarnosaur, Steeds), bosses, armors and weapons!
Senior Concept Artist Stephen Mabee also posted up some new Planetouched Wilds concept art recently, including Ovog Shrine architecture, the skywhale and Teth. Check them out here! (Warning: Some NSFW figure drawings in the gallery).
Hungry for some high-quality images of Lord Arak as we delve into The Mind of Madness? Check out some glorious images of the dear leader, Lord Arak – designed, modeled and textured by Senior Character Artist Chris Bennett!
Arisen Arak Wallpaper
Are Chris’ Lord Arak images not enough to satiate your taste for Nightmares? Check out high-res versions of the ‘Arisen Arak’ background you see in most of the recent RIFT youtube videos!
You can download high-res versions of the above image below:
Want the wallpaper in another size? Post a comment below and I’ll see what I can do!
If you want to see more of Lord Arak and his minions, you’ll have to journey into The Mind of Madness!