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2.7: Binding of BloodEdit

RIFT 2.7: Hotfix #1 09.05.2014Edit

ZonesEdit

  • Dominion spawns for quests Mad Respect, Conquest of the Old World, and The Warrior's Dilemma now respawn properly.

Moonshade HighlandsEdit

  • Quest: The Lost Rune/The Forgotten Rune: Woaquin will now reliably make like a squid's ink and die, allowing the quest line to proceed as intended.
  • Quest: A Rift a Minute Wide:
  • Voradrin now makes it clear that Ascended are to "Open a Hero's Unrest Rift in a zone in Mathosia and use the Runic Eye on the Avatar".
  • Voradrin now takes back his Runic Eye after completing the quest A Rift A Minute Wide.
  • Quest: A Rune By Any Other Name: Murmond and the Abyssal cultists now respawn properly.
  • Marvar and Harmony are no longer afraid of Rifts and Footholds.
  • Kiera will no longer greet the player audibly when dead.

ShimmersandEdit

  • Quest: Breaking Teeth: Red Teeth Goblin spawns for Breaking Teeth now respawn properly. The Red Teeth Goblins are not yet tired of wandering the Scaldwater Fields.


Dungeons and InstancesEdit

A Hero RisesEdit

  • Fixed an issue with one of the mech suit's abilities that was preventing players from completing the Chronicle. As such, it has now been re-enabled!


ItemsEdit

  • An additional tanking ring for mages has been added to the RIFT Store for both Credits and in-game currency, along with an associated upgrade path for level 60 players.
  • Mage tank Despoiler weapons are now available on the Store for both Credits and in-game currency.
  • Mage tank capes and essences are now available for Credits and in-game currency on the Store.


CraftingEdit

  • Those of you crazy enough to salvage Tier 3 Raid items can now do so. Materials obtained are like those from other salvaged Storm Legion raid gear.

ArtificerEdit

  • Recipes for a mage tank wand, necklace, and ring are now available.

RunecrafterEdit

  • Topmost raid gear can now be runebroken, and doing so requires skill 301.

OutfitterEdit

  • Mage tank gear recipes are now available!


Rift 2.7: Hotfix #0.5 08.05.2014Edit

  • Note: This is not a traditional hotfix that is applied during a downtime. Instead, all you need to do is fully exit the game and patcher. Upon relaunching the patcher, you will have an update! that contains these fixes.


GeneralEdit

  • Fixed some stability issues in the client.
  • Random! Announcer selection now properly saves upon selection.


UI/SettingsEdit

  • Reorganizing macros no longer sometimes causes macro buttons to change places on ability bars on inactive roles.


RIFT 2.7: Binding of Blood 07.05.2014Edit

FeaturesEdit

Four New SoulsEdit

Available at the RIFT Store, these souls will allow Warriors and Rogues to heal, Mages to tank, and Clerics new avenues of support! Whether you want to play Oracle or Arbiter, Liberator or Physician, these new souls allow an almost infinite number of new build possibilities!

New QuestsEdit

All new multi-chapter Soul Quests (available to everyone) will explore the lore behind the origin of these new souls.

UI UpgradesEdit

All sorts of quality of life upgrades are coming to a UI near you! Crafting, Quests, Macros, Wardrobe, and Achievement Tracking U.I.s have all been improved for RIFT 2.7. We’re also adding all new text color options, to grant you full control over how text displays.

...And MoreEdit

More Tier 3 raids, the Blighted Antechamber warfront, the Hellbugs return, a unicorn celebration and Summerfest are all in the cards!


GeneralEdit

  • Doubled the number of wardrobe slots you can have- the max is now a whopping 39!
  • Unstable Artifacts now count towards the completion of the guild quest "Digging Deep".
  • Player created chat channels will have join announcements enabled by default until 20 players join, and then it will shut off automatically. You may re-enable this manually if you so desire!
  • Your quest window now has room for twice as many quest items!
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't use the friend dialog UI to summon a friend on a different shard if you have 'Friend to All'.
  • The collected book "Our Aelfwar Benefactors" can now be read properly.
  • Added new custom portrait frames!
  • The LFG system no longer slaps a deserter debuff on one random player in a group that jumps from one half completed LFG dungeon instance into a new one.
  • Fixed a case where the nameplate cast bar of a boss may show an incorrect interruptible color for spells they are casting.
  • Cross faction groups that have every member of the group in a dimension can now flag for pvp without being kicked from the group (for PVP Dimensions!)


Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Dying to find out where she got that mount? When inspecting another player, you can now mouse over an inspected item and Ctrl+F to find that item in the Store!
  • You can now preview items in the Loyalty Window of the Rift Store by control-clicking on the icons!
  • Announcers are now available for purchase! Select your favorite announcer on the PVP stats screen once you're in a warfront.
  • Mage Tank items now exist in vendor armor and weapon shops!
  • The Mystery Box: Dimensional Wonders is now available for sale. It is an improved version of the Dimension Item Mystery Box, with over 200 more items.
  • Times of Day are now available on the Store! They change the time of day in your dimension.


UI and SettingsEdit

AchievementsEdit

  • Want to track your achievement progress with ease? No problem! Tracked achievements now show up in both the achievement UI and in Quest stickies.
  • Added a search bar to the achievement window.
  • Linked achievements now show time of completion.

CraftingEdit

  • Several crafting UI improvements have been implemented!
  • Your recipe categories will be collapsed by default, but will now also remember which categories you had open or closed during your play session.
  • Added options to expand all, or collapse all categories.
  • Also added an option to hide all trivial (grey) recipes.

MacrosEdit

  • The macro UI has seen a revamp!
  • Players can now drag & drop their macros.
  • Add customizable categories.
  • See more commands displayed in the command list.
  • Go through a tutorial if they're new to macros.

PreviewingEdit

  • You can now preview dye in your character sheet! The character sheet will display icons of what items you are previewing.
  • Fixed a bug causing visual issues when previewing items and mounts with special effects.

MiscellaneousEdit

  • Added more Color Blind options for customizing many UI text colors. Find them in Options>Interface>Colors!
  • A new edit text field has been added to your bank vault window that allows you to rename your bank vaults.
  • Raid frames now take priority when displaying debuff icons that are cleansable or cast by you.
  • Right-clicking on a player in your friend's list will no longer select the friend below the one you clicked on.

TooltipsEdit

  • The upgrade UI tooltip rollover now compares against the item you are wearing.
  • Artifact rollover tooltips now more clearly show if you are able to collect the artifact or not.

World EventsEdit

  • Improved the World Event UI to include a shortcut button to any relevant achievements.
  • When you track any World Event quest, the starting location will now display on your map.


ZonesEdit

  • Zone Event: Exuvia of Khargroth: The loot tables in the event have been changed to only drop Storm Legion level loot thanks to a bug report by Nevian@Faeblight.

AshoraEdit

  • A Rift in Kelthenas Basin has been fixed thanks to a bug report by Krisinata@Deepwood.
  • Fixed several unmineable veins thanks to a bug report by Glodxius@Deepwood!

Eastern HoldingsEdit

  • An artifact in Fen Gorge Bunker has been fixed thanks to a bug report by Laetitia@Laethys!

Ember IsleEdit

  • * Fixed quest items not dropping from rifts during the Fires of Rebirth and Ithkus' Rise zone events.

Iron Pine PeakEdit

  • Quest: No Reason to Quit Now: This quest, which sends Defiant players from Stonefield to Iron Pine, now includes a free teleport to Whitefall Lift in Iron Pine.*
  • Quest: A Chancel Encounter: Can once again be turned in properly by players that have previously completed the Air Saga.

Kingdom of PelladaneEdit

  • Colonel Lojaleco has been moved to be in a less conflicting area, thanks to Eldo@Faeblight!

Scarlet GorgeEdit

  • The quest flow in Scarlet Gorge has received a smoothing pass. All kill quests have been converted to Carnage quests.
  • Quest: A Bit of Subterfuge: This Defiant quest will no longer get stuck in an in-completable state.
  • Porticulums have been added to the Defiant and Guardian hubs at Rock Ridge and to the top of Riverfell!

Steppes of InfinityEdit

  • An artifact in Steppes of Infinity has been moved so that it's attainable thanks to a bug report by Xathis@Deepwood.

The DendromeEdit

  • A resource node in Dendrome has been fixed thanks to a bug report by Xylene@Faeblight.
  • Abandoning one of the weekly quests for the Dendrome world bosses will now only remove a single Mysterious Talisman, rather than all 3.


ClassesEdit

  • Silence and Disarm have been combined into a single type of effect called Debilitate. The following Silence and Disarm abilities have been changed to use this new debuff type:
  • Arbiter: Choking Flood
  • Cabalist: Sigil of Secrecy
  • Dominator: Arresting Presence, Priest's Lament
  • Druid: Grim Silence
  • Paladin: Wrist Strike
  • Pyromancer: Burn
  • Void Knight: Shock, Shock Burst, Furious Rage (with the Staggering Rage talent)
  • Warlock: Choke, Neddra's Torture
  • Interrupts can now affect both spells and melee abilities.

ClericEdit

  • Presets: Fixed a typo in the Holy Fire Shaman preset description.
  • Presets: Updated the Ritualist and Soul Harvester talent presets due to the changes to the Cabalist soul.
CabalistEdit
  • Due to the extensive nature of this rework, please scroll further down to the next section, which has nothing but Cabalist details!
InquisitorEdit
  • Pursuit of Truth: Now more reliably applies to abilities after role changes.
JusticarEdit
  • Absolution: Now on the same shared cooldown as the other Cleric combat resurrection abilities.
  • Censure:
  • Now deals Life damage over 15s, and reduces the Hit chance of the enemy by 5%.
  • Removed the damage variance.
  • Spreads to up to 10 enemies if hit by the Cleric's Hammer of Faith.
  • Increased the thread modifier to 3, up from 1.
  • Now has a 30m range.
  • Confidence: Now grants a Conviction every 6/3s.
  • Divine Right:
  • Overhealing received from Doctrines now generates an absorb shield equal to 2/4/6% of the Cleric's Maximum Health.
  • Can occur up to once every 10 seconds.
  • Causes Doctrine of Bliss and Doctrine of Loyalty to consume up to 1/2/3 additional Conviction on cast, increasing the healing by 100% for each additional Conviction.
  • Doctrine of Authority: Increased threat multiplier on the damaging portion of this ability to 3, up from 2.
  • Doctrine of Glory: No longer consumes a stack of the damage bonus from Total Assurance.
  • Even Justice:
  • Now hits 360 degrees instead of a frontal cone.
  • Now hits up to 10 enemies.
  • Hammer of Duty:
  • Increased threat multiplier to 3, up from 2.
  • Now deals its damage instantly, with no travel time.
  • Hammer of Faith:
  • Now hits up to 10 enemies.
  • Now deals its damage instantly, with no travel time or bounces between enemies.
  • Increased threat multiplier to 4, up from 2.
  • Intercede:
  • New 32 point root ability.
  • Shields the ally, intercepting 50% of the damage they receive, and replacing the ally's Toughness with the Cleric's, for 6s.
  • An ally can only be affected by a tank soul damage intercept up to once every 2 minutes.
  • Light of Creation: Now increases damage by 15/30/45% with the following abilities:
  • Bolt of Radiance
  • Doctrine of Authority
  • Reckoning
  • Strike of Judgment
  • Light Makes Right:
  • Activated when Hammer of Duty or Hammer of Faith is cast.
  • Applies a buff to the caster increasing their Life damage by 2% for each Conviction consumed by the Hammer.
  • Lasts for 15s.
  • Mien of Honor:
  • Now reduces threat generation by 50%.
  • Increases damage and healing done by 5%.
  • Causes casting Hammer of Duty or Hammer of Faith to apply a buff to the Cleric for 15s, increasing their damage by 2% for each Conviction consumed by the Hammer.
  • Mien of Leadership:
  • No longer causes overhealing to generate threat.
  • No longer reduces the values of self only absorbs.
  • Now increases threat by 400%, up from 350%.
  • Precept of Refuge: Increased damage.
  • Reckoning: Increased damage.
  • Reprieve: Reduced the threat multiplier to 1, down from 2.
  • Righteous Imperative: No longer affected by the global cooldown.
  • Righteous Mandate: No longer affected by the global cooldown.
  • Salvation: The healing from this ability no longer generates threat.
  • Thorvin's Wrath: New 40 point root passive. Increases threat generated by damaging abilities based on the Cleric's Endurance
  • Total Assurance: The buff now affects the next 2 Conviction consuming abilities used, regardless of how many Convictions those abilities use.
WardenEdit
  • Curative Waters: Updated the ability description to help indicate that the AE cleanse is centered around the targeted ally and not the caster.
  • Healing from Geyser:
  • Now modified by talents that affect area effect healing.
  • No longer modified by talents that only affect single target healing.

MageEdit

  • Planar Attunement: PVP: Rune Shield now functions as a flat 25% damage reduction instead of absorbing 25% damage. It now only works in PVP.
ArchonEdit
  • Illuminate: No longer starts auto attack when cast.
ChloromancerEdit
  • Lifegiving Veil: Updated the ability and buff descriptions to indicate it prevents healing from other Veils.
  • Lifebound Veil: Updated the ability and buff descriptions to indicate it prevents healing from other Veils.
DominatorEdit
  • Arresting Presence:
  • Now in tier 8 of the soul tree.
  • 30s cooldown.
  • 30 Charge ability cost.
  • Now debilitates up to 10 enemies within 7m of the initial target for up to 5s.
  • Now Debuffs the initial target for 15s, interrupting them each second.
  • Death's Edict:
  • The ability description now shows correct info about the snare portion of the ability.
  • Fixed an issue causing conflicts with how this ability works with diminishing returns in PVP, and it should now function as expected.
  • Gathering Spirits: Now reduces the cooldown of Haunting Pain by 5/10/15s in addition to its previous function.
  • Malevolent Bolt: Increased damage.
  • Malevolent Shield:
  • Now reapplies itself to the enemy if it is cleansed.
  • Increased the amount healing absorbed.
  • Pain Armor:
  • Now increases the Mage's damage by 15%.
  • Now reduces the cooldown of Arresting Presence by 10s.
  • When damaged by a single target ability, drains 3 Power, Energy or Mana equal to 3% of the Mage's Max Mana from the attacker.
  • Lasts 1h and counts as a Mage Armor.
  • Priest's Lament: The ability description now includes the duration of the debuff.
  • Swift Control: The procs from this ability now only reduce the cast time of Mage abilities.
  • Thunder Blast: No longer affected by the global cooldown.
HarbingerEdit
  • Eldritch Armor: Procs from this ability now only reduce the cast time of Mage abilities.
  • Empyrean Ascension: Can no longer be purged.
StormcallerEdit
  • High Voltage:
  • Now increases damage done by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Reduces damage taken by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Wind Chill: Now a tier 2 talent.
  • Icy Vortex: Now a tier 4 talent.
WarlockEdit
  • Opportunity: Now only affects Mage abilities.
  • Vitality: Now increases Endurance instead of Max Health.

RogueEdit

BladedancerEdit
  • Strike Back: Can now critically hit.
NightbladeEdit
  • Heat Retention: Can no longer be purged.
RiftstalkerEdit
  • Shadow Distortion: New ability.
  • Increases the threat generated by damaging abilities based on the Rogue's endurance.
  • 40 point root ability.
  • Acquittal: New ability.
  • Charge an ally and intercept 50% of the damage they receive for 6s.
  • This is a 32 point root ability.
SaboteurEdit
  • Choking Gas Bomb: Now applies a blocker buff to players it hits, preventing them from being hit by Choking Gas Bomb again for 15s.

WarriorEdit

PaladinEdit
  • Amnesty: New ability.
  • Charge an ally and intercept 50% of the damage they receive for 6s.
  • This is a 32 point root ability.
  • Divine Edict: New ability.
  • Increases the threat generated by damaging abilities based on the Warrior's endurance.
  • 40 point root ability.
ParagonEdit
  • Thread the Trees: Now removes movement debuffs when used.
RiftbladeEdit
  • Blade of the Ascended: Fixed an issue causing Blade of Elemental Affinity to have a 100% chance to proc. Is now correctly 25% base chance and augmented normally by Elemental Flux.
TempestEdit
  • Charged Pulse: Now has a 3s buff it applies to the caster to enable use of Double Pulse.
  • Double Pulse: Can now be cast while the Warrior has the Charged Pulse buff on them, instead of requiring that Charged Pulse be the previously cast ability.
VoidnightEdit
  • Void Presence: New ability.
  • Increases the threat generated by damaging abilities based on the Warrior's endurance.
  • 40 point root ability.
  • Impunity: New ability.
  • Charge an ally and intercept 50% of the damage they receive for 6s.
  • This is a 32 point root ability.
WarlordEdit
  • Into the Breach: Now removes movement debuffs when used.
  • Battlefield Experience: No longer affects Into the Breach.
  • Forced March: Is now off the Global Cooldown Timer.


Dungeons and InstancesEdit

  • Mage Tanking gear can be found in Expert Dungeons!

Infernal DawnEdit

  • Laethys: Updated the encounter so that Silver Slagwalkers spawn near the Greed Elemental. Additionally, they no longer have a damage reflect shield.

Hive Kaaz'Gfuu: Queen's GambitEdit

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to loot the random chest multiple times.


PvP and WarfrontsEdit

Battle for Port ScionEdit

  • The resurrect timer window can now be moved around the screen, and it's position will be remembered the next time it displays.


DimensionsEdit

  • If you complete the meta-achievement Conqueror: Bindings of Blood, you'll receive the key to the new Charmer's Caldera dimension!
  • It contains one Eth temple, its courtyard, and a pool of deadly lava.
  • This means it is our only dimension that can kill without PVP dimension items!
  • We've improved the Dimension Item Mystery Box; the new version is sold under the name Mystery Box: Dimensional Wonders.
  • The box has over 200 more items in it, about 90 of which are completely new and cannot be acquired in any other way.
  • Awesome new items include the Mossy Tavern, Animated Dendrome Wall, and Scaffold Elevator!
  • The only items removed from the box are the dragon floats, which you can still buy separately with Carnival currency.
  • We've added a new type of dimensional item: the Time of Day
  • There are 24 of these items, one for each hour of the day.
  • They are sold in kits in the RIFT Store. Find them under Dimensions>Interactive>Tools checkbox. You can also rarely acquire them from the Mystery Box: Dimensional Wonders.
  • When you place a Time of Day in your dimension, it sets and fixes the dimension's time of day to that time.
  • The Fine Print: Times of Day won't change the lighting or sky in those dimensions where the lighting and sky does not normally change throughout the day.
  • Adding another Time of Day replaces the effect of any earlier ones placed, much like how the music boxes work.


CraftingEdit

  • All players should now be able to achieve these fishing achievements: Pierless Angler, Ultimate Dusken Angler, and Ultimate Brevanic Angler.
  • Recipes for endurance runes for 2-handed weapons are now available on the RIFT Store and Runecrafter recipe vendor.


ItemsEdit

  • Storm Legion costume armor is now tintable.
  • Reinforced Ascended's Large Grips now has primary/secondary dye options.
  • The Doctor's Coat now has the appropriate appearance for Dwarf folk.
  • The End of Hope now drops more frequently.
  • Fixed the upgrade path for Empyreal Vanquisher's Fortified Brooch, thanks to qUiXui on the forums!
  • Several of the tanking weapons from Raid Tier 3 will now proc more frequently.
  • Some armor pieces from Greenscale and Akylios have received more desirable stats.


CabalistEdit

Obliteration AbilitiesEdit

  • With this update of the Cabalist, we're introducing a new type of ability we refer to as a Contextual Ability.
  • These abilities have multiple functions that change as conditions change, and are most obvious when mousing over them in the soul tree or in your ability binder, as they will show multiple tooltips.
  • In the case of the Cabalist update, Obliteration abilities change based on which Obliteration buff you have active, or even if you have no Obliteration buff at all. The tooltips for these abilities in your hotbar will always tell you what the ability will do if you were to cast it at that exact moment.
  • With these abilities and buffs, the Cabalist is now able to use their Obliteration buffs to help tune their damage based on how many enemies are present and if they would like to focus on a single enemy or multiple enemies, all while using the same rotation for each situation.

Removed AbilitiesEdit

  • Seeping Death
  • Dark Harbor
  • Unbounded Oblivion

New AbilitiesEdit

  • Dominion
  • Resets the cooldown on all Sigils.
  • Causes the next 4 Sigils to have no cooldown, but does not affect Sigil of Catastrophe.
  • Lasts 1m.
  • Has a 1m cooldown, does not count down until the buff has been consumed.
  • 41 point branch ability.

New Obliteration AbilitiesEdit

  • Focused Obliteration
  • Increases damage done by 3%.
  • Increases all resistances by 3%.
  • Greatly increases the damage of Obliteration abilities and causes them to deal single target damage.
  • Shares a cooldown with Condensed Obliteration and Unbounded Obliteration.
  • 36 point root ability.
  • Concentrated Obliteration
  • Increases damage done with area effect abilities by 3%.
  • Increases the damage of Obliteration abilities and causes them to affect up to 5 targets.
  • Increases all resistances by 3%.
  • Shares a cooldown with Focused Obliteration and Unbounded Obliteration.
  • 36 point root ability.
  • Unbounded Obliteration
  • Increases damage done with area effect abilities by 3%.
  • Increases all resistances by 3%.
  • Shares a cooldown with Condensed Obliteration and Focused Obliteration.
  • Tier 2 talent.
  • From here on out, Focused Obliteration, Concentrated Obliteration, and Unbounded Obliteration will be referred to as FO, CO, or UO, respectively.

Contextual AbilitiesEdit

  • When an Obliteration buff is active, they affect the below abilities in different ways.
  • Bound Fate
  • FO: Deals Death damage.
  • CO: Deals Death damage, split equally between up to 5 enemies. Total damage is increased by 60% for each additional enemy hit.
  • UO or none: Deals Death damage to up to 8 enemies.
  • Curse of Anarchy
  • FO: Applies Curse of Anarchy. Deals Death damage over 15s.
  • CO: Applies Curse of Anarchy to up to 5 enemies. Deals Death damage over 15s. Total damage is increased by 80% for each additional enemy affected.
  • UO or none: Applies Curse of Anarchy for 15s to up to 8 enemies. Deals Death damage to up to 3 enemies every 1.5s.
  • Curse of Solitude
  • Can only affect 1 enemy.
  • FO: Deals Death damage over 15s.
  • CO: Applies Curse of Solitude for 15s. Deals Death damage to up to 5 enemies every 1.5s.
  • UO or none: Applies Curse of Solitude for 15s. Deals Death damage to up to 8 enemies every 1.5s.
  • Disintegration
  • Triggers Tyranny of Death.
  • FO: Deals Death damage.
  • CO: Deals Death damage, split equally among up to 5 enemies. Total damage is increased by 60% for each additional enemy hit.
  • UO or no Obliteration buff: Deals Death damage up to 8 enemies.
  • Ravaging Darkness
  • FO: Deals Death damage. Restores 15% health and mana to the Cleric.
  • CO: Deals Death damage to up to 5 enemies. Restores 6% health and mana to the Cleric for each enemy hit.
  • UO or none: Deals Death damage to up to 8 enemies. Restores 4% health and mana to the Cleric for each enemy hit.
  • Tyranny of Death
  • Triggers early if the enemy dies or is damaged by the Cleric's Tyranny of Death.
  • FO: Deals Death damage after 10s.
  • CO: Deals Death damage to up to 3 enemies after 10s. Total damage is increased by 80% for each additional enemy hit.
  • UO or none: Deals Death damage to up to 8 enemies after 10s.

Changed AbilitiesEdit

  • Dark Manifesto
  • Now causes Cabalist curses to place a debuff on the initial target of the curse.
  • This increases the damage taken from the Cleric by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Death's Grasp
  • Now also reduces the mana cost of Shadow's Touch by 5/10/15/20/25%.
  • Dominion
  • Now affects the next 3 Sigils, down from 4.
  • Eccentric
  • No longer causes Darkness stacks to increase damage from Shadow's Touch.
  • Now gives your Curses a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to apply all known Curses when cast.
  • Howling Death
  • No longer on the global cooldown.
  • Maelstrom
  • Now affects up to 8 enemies in PVE.
  • Now affects up to 5 enemies in PVP.
  • Shadow Breach
  • Now grants Stealth while stationary.
  • Restores 2.5% health each second.
  • Resets the cooldown of Dark Passage.
  • Lasts 10s.
  • Sigil of Secrecy
  • Now applies a blocker buff to players it hits, preventing them from being hit by Sigil of Secrecy again for 15s.
  • Sign of Asias
  • Now increases the damage of Shadow's Touch by 30%.
  • Causes Shadow's Touch to apply a stack of Darkness, dealing Death damage over 15s.
  • Causes Curses to deal additional damage based on Spell Power when they expire, or 300% of this damage if the Curse is cleansed.
  • Max of 3 stacks.
  • Unleash Oblivion
  • Now triggers Tyranny of Death.
  • Now an instant cast ability instead of a channel.
  • Now based around the initial target's location intead of a PBAOE.
  • Well of Souls
  • The debuff is now applied at the time of cast, effecting up to 7 enemies within the Well of Souls.
  • Now applies a 15s debuff.
  • No longer has a cooldown.
  • Only one instance of Well of Souls can be active at a time.


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #18 30.04.2014Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The nets for catching the Unstable Artifact Thieves are now running version 2.0 of their planar operating system, resulting in a far more reliable product.
  • The Unstable Artifact Thieves should no longer have such a desire to burrow under the terrain.
  • The mechanical spider mounts are now quieter when idle, so that our beloved eight-legged friends are less annoying when stationary.
  • Applied some more putty to the hole in the universe where chat from other maps could be sneaking in through.


Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Rank 70 is no longer required to open Depleted Supply Crates. However, the equipment inside still requires Rank 70 to equip.


ClassesEdit

RogueEdit

  • Presets: The Bladestalker preset now has the proper Storm Legion souls prerequisite, since it includes the Tactician soul.
MarksmanEdit
  • Retreat: Now grants immunity to knockback and pull effects while active.

WarriorEdit

ParagonEdit
  • Fleet of Foot and Forced March now have a shared cooldown.
Void KnightEdit
  • Accords will no longer act as Finishers for triggering effects.


PvP and WarfrontsEdit

  • Warlord's Witchstone, Warlord's Weaponstone, Mercenary's Weaponstone and Mercenary's Witchstone can now be applied to both 1H and 2H weapons.


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #17 23.04.2014Edit

GeneralEdit

  • Rejoice! Mounts are much more likely to stay on terrain rather than flying up into the air when they move over a bump.
  • Guild Perks: Cache Finder should now increase Fragments of the Ward gains.


Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • New consumables for PVP are now available in the Store, under the Boosts and PVP categories. DANGER ZONE!
  • Added additional weapons to the Raid 2 store by popular demand.
  • Costume bundles for Myrmidon armor are now available in the Store.


ZonesEdit

  • Fixed a Storm Legion rift, We Burns It, so that players can no longer get stuck inside the plant monster. Thanks to Lesyi@Laethys, Ulkyr@Zaviel, Zarazza@Typhiria, and others for the reports.
  • Bloodfire Behemoth zone events: Herodithus's Cinderlings no longer take decreased damage after being summoned.

Ember IsleEdit

  • Mobs will no longer spawn underground in a rift in the Stranglehold. Thanks Machao@Faeblight!

Scarlet GorgeEdit

  • Fixed a rift that caused players to get stuck. Thanks Clavian@Faeblight!

SilverwoodEdit

  • Fixed incorrect rift levels in Silverwood. Thanks to PhilSRD and others for the reports.


Dungeons and RaidsEdit

Bindings of BloodEdit

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Irauga to respawn after Akylios was killed.

Drowned HallsEdit

  • Players who teleport to Isskal after Whirl of Death has begun will now be teleported away. This is true in both normal and Intrepid Drowned Halls.


Pvp and WarfrontsEdit

  • Tracked down and fixed the bug preventing extractors in conquest from granting prestige and favor!
  • Urn of Festering Ash and many other trinkets missed in the previous hotfix now have the appropriate PVP reductions applied to their effects.


ItemsEdit

  • Some Raid 3 armor have had their recipes corrected.
  • The Mythical Asphodel's Primal Beacon has been returned to it's 2 handed glory.
  • Empowered armor dropped from Toxilua will now appropriately grant set bonuses.
  • Essences from Depleted Supply Crates are now salvageable and runebreakable.


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #16 18.04.2014Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The hit and toughness tooltips now display Storm Legion Raid 3 requirements, and no longer display classic requirements.


Pvp and WarfrontsEdit

  • Fixed issues with the following trinkets not obeying PVP damage/heal/absorb reductions:
  • Warlord's Shielding Apparatus
  • Myrmidon's Shielding Apparatus
  • Shield of the Awakened
  • Reawakened Shield
  • Reawakened Shielding Apparatus
  • Expanse of the Crashing Seas
  • Shield of Static Wind
  • Empowered Shield of Static Wind
  • Empowered Holy Shield of Static Wind
  • Twyl's Facade
  • Empowered: Twyl's Façade


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #15 17.04.2014Edit

Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Fixed hit on Raid 2 Store weapons – the Despoiler weapons have 78 hit for 1h and 156 hit for 2h.


PvP and WarfrontsEdit

  • PvP equipment from the Depleted Supply Crate now works as intended in Warfronts and Conquest.
  • Increased the power of Warlord Essences dropped from Depleted Supply Crates.


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #14 16.04.2014Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • New Tier of Raids: Bindings of Blood
  • Travel back in time to aid legendary heroes in their quest to imprison The Blood Storm. Delve once more into Greenscale's Lair and the depths of Hammerknell-- but first, be sure to gather your fellow Ascended, as mysterious and powerful forces seek to ensure that Telara's fate is rewritten.


GeneralEdit

  • The following older, outdated dungeon-related currencies can no longer be earned in-game:
  • Plaque of Achievement
  • Mark of Ascension
  • Greater Mark of Ascension
  • Infernal Mark of Ascension
  • In the future, a currency conversion will be applied to remove the above currencies from your inventories.
  • Any gear that could be purchased with any of the above currencies is no longer available on the Store.
  • The amount of bonus power granted to players with high tier equipment while mentoring has been reduced.


Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Depleted Supply Crates are now available on the Store! These are new, PVP centric lockboxes that can be purchased with either Warlord's Marks or Credits.
  • As a new tier of raid gear has been released, raid 2 armor and weapons are now available for credits on the Store under Equipment>Bundles!
  • As tier 2 raid gear is now on the Store, the credit price of raid 1 armor and weapons has been reduced.


SoulsEdit

RougueEdit

BardEdit
  • Cadence: Increased damage by 10%.
  • Verse of Agony: Increased damage by 20%.
  • Cadenza: Increased damage by 20%.
  • Riff: Increased damage by 20%.
  • Power Chord: Increased damage by 40%.
  • Coda of Wrath: Increased damage by 50%.
  • Coda of Fury: Increased damage by 50%.
  • Virtuoso: Now has a 2 minute cooldown.
  • Virtuoso: Removed a slight delay before the effect goes off due to the issues it was causing with Rogues spending their combo points.
RangerEdit
  • Twin Shot: Fixed an issue that caused it to stack oddly when used by multiple Rangers.
  • Twin Shot: Increased damage by 26%
  • Ace Shot: Increased damage by 15%


ZonesEdit

  • Keep an eye out for Unstable Artifact Thieves during the Unstable zone events! If you can figure out a way to catch them you might get some of their ill-gotten gains.
  • You now have an additional 60 seconds during Stage 4 of the Apothecary Rifts to complete the objectives.


Bloodfire ContentEdit

  • Bloodfire Stronghold: Fixed a bug with Charr'Denor that caused the NPC not to reset correctly when fighting the LV30 version.
  • Bloodfire Stronghold: Fixed a bug with Renak Ladne that was preventing Roaring Flame from resetting if players wiped to the encounter.
  • The issue with NPCs spawning at the incorrect level during the Bloodfire Army zone event in Silverwood has been fixed.


DimensionsEdit

  • When entering edit mode in a dimension, if you have a PVP scoreboard in your quest tracker, the quest tracker will no longer be automatically hidden.
  • Fixed the minimap for the Castle Fortune dimension.


ItemsEdit

  • Token Tablets and Patron Token Bonuses now affect the gain of Frozen Eclipse Stones, as the new top level currency, Fragments of the Ward, has been introduced.
  • Upgrade paths have been added to the following items, which will allow them to become Raid 2 equivalents:
  • Defense of the Dusk
  • Band of Darkest Dawn
  • Signet of Rolling Thunder
  • Ring of the West Wind
  • Band of Deft Deflection
  • Ring of the Raging Storm
  • Spiked Bone Loop


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #13 09.04.2014Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • New Prelude Content: Air Saga Finale
  • A crashing conclusion is in store for the Ascended as the Air Saga Finale is now live!


PromotionEdit

  • Budgie Week Returns
  • Budgie Week is back, and this time it runs from 3:30pm server time April 10th until 3:30am server time April 17th!
  • This time, the Umbral Budgie mount can be acquired from Limited Edition: Umbral Budgie Troves, available on the Rift Store. You can also earn a Limited Edition: Budgie Trove by completing the achievement Chicken Run, which has a chance to drop the Frosty Budgie mount.
  • On the Store this time are the Ashen and Frosty Budgie mounts, which can be purchased with Bird Seed. Bird Seed is obtained from the Limited Edition: Budgie Trove and Limited Edition: Umbral Budgie Trove, and by completing new daily quests in Silverwood (Guardian Only), Freemarch (Defiant Only), Pelladane, and Cape Jule!


GeneralEdit

  • Due to popular demand, the currency caps on end game currencies have been lifted! (See above due to popular demand – but note that this is a test and we may revert it :P)
  • Fixed an issue with certain marvelous recipes not being able to be sold to a merchant.
  • Dramatically increased the drop rate of Relic cape recipes in the wild! ...But, they're still pretty rare.


Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Redder than RED, the new exceptionally Crimson Dye is now periodically available on the RIFT store!


SoulsEdit

MageEdit

ArchonEdit
  • Ashen Defense: Corrected an issue that allowed proc'ed damage effects such as Shifting Blades to be increased by Ashen Defense.
  • Crumbling Resistance: Corrected an issue that allowed proc'ed damage effects such as Arc to be increased by Crumbing Resistance.
ChloromancerEdit
  • Destructive Growth: Corrected an issue that allowed proc'ed damage effects such as Shifting Blades and Arc to be increased by Destructive Growth.
PyromancerEdit
  • Inferno: No longer affected by the global cooldown, and now deals additional damage.
  • Cinder Burst: No longer shares a cooldown with Fulminate.
  • Fulminate: No longer shares a cooldown with Cinder Burst.
  • Pyromancer's Armor and Pyromancer's Aegis: Buffed the procs that reduce the cast time of Cinder Burst to 0 so that they now also cause Cinder Burst to no longer trigger a global cooldown on cast.

WarriorEdit

RiftbladeEdit
  • Burst Synergy: Now makes your next burst ability have 3 charges instead of a single one. This replaces the functionality of granting 2 additional Attack Points when an Attack Point was gained.

he cast time of Cinder Burst to 0 now also cause Cinder Burst to no longer trigger a global cooldown on cast


ZonesEdit

The DendromeEdit

  • World Bosses – Corrected an issue that would cause the Dendrome weekly quests to permanently leave Lady Nessie's talisman in the player's quest log.


Dungeons and RaidsEdit

Infinity GateEdit

  • Brothers of Life and Death
  • Successfully completing the criteria of "Island Hopping" will reward a bonus chest containing additional Frozen Eclipse Stones and a Heart of the Planebreaker.


RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #12 02.04.2014Edit

FeaturesEdit

NEW PRELUDE ZONE EVENTS The Bloodfire Army and The Power of Nightmares are now active! If you've been wondering what Crucia has been up to, now's your chance to find out...


GENERAL

  • Substantially increased drop rates on Bounty Artifacts. More Bounty additions incoming soon!
  • Fixed the rare bug where some players might still hear phantom chat from a previous map they were on.
  • Private chat channels now automatically turn off announcements the first time they reach 20 members.
  • The Adventure Dealer now displays Infinity Stones as his preferred currency. Infinity Stone Vouchers now display properly for each Calling without selecting all of the options.
  • Relaxed chat throttling in some more private conversations; players should not experience the "You have sent too many chat messages" error as often.


BLOODFIRE STRONGHOLDS

  • Bosses will now drop Burning Cores 100% of the time. Burning Core Cinders will no longer drop.
  • Addressed an issue where cross-faction groups would sometimes send players to the wrong location when exiting the instance.
  • Level 15 and 30 bosses will now drop level-appropriate currencies, as well as reduced Infinity Stones. Level 60 bosses drop the same currency as before.


ZONES

STONEFIELD

  • Fixed a rare whoa, double rift in Stonefield. Thanks to shockwavelol for the report!

PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Added an alternative upgrade path to Myrmidon gear, which uses a Depleted Infinity Cell rather than a Radiant Infinity Cell.
  • Depleted Infinity Cells can be made with 550 Depleted Infinity Shards. These items are Bind-on-Pickup and not Bind-on-Account.
  • Rank 80 and above players will now receive Depleted Infinity Shards for completing the following weekly quests: Guns for Hire, Victory in Conquest, and Conquest Carnage.
  • Rank 80 and above players will now receive a Depleted Infinity Shard for completing their random warfronts with charges.


DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

  • Fixed an issue with players sometimes entering forced-mentor instances at the default level.
  • The achievements for mounting a Planar Squirrel should now work correctly.

INFINITY GATE

  • Volan: Sterilize will now properly trigger Volan's Outbreak ability.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #11 3/26/14

FEATURES Edit

PVP DIMENSIONS! All PVP Dimension items can now be found in the RIFT Store!


GENERAL

  • All remaining Empyreal Sourcestone has been converted to Infinity Stones at a rate of 35 to 10.


BLOODFIRE CONTENT

  • Zone Event: Bloodfire Behemoth: Slight increase in health and damage values.
  • Bloodfire Stronghold: Corrected an issue that caused Guardian players to be sent to Meridian when zoning out of the instance.
  • Burning Core Cinders will now only drop Burning Cores.
  • All remaining Empyreal Sourcestone has been converted to Infinity Stones at a rate of 35 to 10.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #10 3/21/14

GENERAL

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent a small number of people from logging in.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #9 3/19/14

FEATURES Edit

AIR SAGA Crucia returns in the next phase of the Air Saga! New quests and zone events become active on Thursday, 3/20, at 3:30 PM server time.

BLOODFIRE ARMY INVASION A pair of mysterious gateways have manifested in Freemarch and Silverwood, radiating with power from the Plane of Fire... The Bloodfire Stronghold goes live on Thursday, 3/20, at 3:30 PM server time.


CARNIVAL OF THE ASCENDED

ITEMS

  • Fixed the Spell Power on the following Carnival Cleric tank weapons:
- The Inquisitor's Firebrand
- Firebrand of the Inferno
- Firebrand of Wildfire
- Firebrand of Conflagration


GENERAL

  • Quest: Mayhem: Silverwood and Freemarch - Now increments for all members of the group.
  • The Rift Mobile Carnival Scratcher is no longer available.

PROMOTIONAL EVENTS

  • Return to Deepstrike will now correctly grant credit for the "Complete a Level 60 Expert Dungeon" step of To the Strongest and Smashing the Competition when P.a.U.L.A. is defeated.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the Temporal Flux rift to produce level 1 creatures.
  • The minor version of the Temporal Flux rift now has a chance to show up in Dusken and Brevane in addition to Mathosia.


LOOKING FOR GROUP & MENTORING

  • The Looking For Group (LFG) feature and how it works with mentoring has changed.
  • The LFG system no longer cares if the player is current mentored.
  • Players that queue for specific dungeons can change their mentor level while inside the instance.
  • Players that queue for random dungeons can not change their mentor level while inside the instance.

Random Storm Legion Expert Dungeons

* Does not mentor the player, since the dungeons are level 60.
  • Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Classic Expert Dungeons

  • Always mentors the player to Level 50.
  • Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Normal Dungeon (with Queue as Mentor unselected)

  • Does not force the palyer to mentor, since groups are placed in dungeons that are the highest-level available.
  • Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Normal Dungeon (with Queue as Mentor selected)

  • Mentors the player as appropriate, depending on which dungeon they are put into.
  • Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Specific Dungeon

  • Always mentors the player to the level appopriate for the select dungeon.
  • Party members in the instance can change mentored level.

Special case:

  • If a specific-dungeon party is joined by a player that queued for a random dungeon, then no members of the party can change mentor levels while in the instance.
  • The Queue as Mentor checkbox ahas been moved down, as it now only applies to the Random Normal Dungeon.
- If unselected, then the Random Normal Dungeon queue will place players in the highest level dungeons they have access to, excluding low level dungeons.  
- If selected, then the Random Normal Dungeon queue will place players in any normal dungeon they have access, to including low level dungeons. 


SOULS

WARRIOR

PALADIN

  • Protector's Fury: Removed "life" from the damage increase description. The description is now accurate for how the ability has been functioning for some time.

PARAGON

  • Way of the Wind: Added Reaping Harvest to the description of the ability. The description is now accurate for how the ability has been functioning for some time.


ZONES

  • The expansion version of Invasive Species will no longer mistakenly appear in old world zones.


DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

INFINITY GATE

  • Island hopping will now trigger correctly.


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Conquest: Steppes of Infinity and Conquest: Stillmoor

Conquest: Steppes of Infinity

  • Now ends after 10k has been scored by a team.
  • The team that fully upgrades a dreaming focus removes 25 points from both other teams.
- This point reduction cannot happen if the teams are below 25.
  • Fixed spawn in location for Oathsworn to face a direction that is not out to the wrong edges of the map.
  • Fixed an issue with the chest ability so that it cannot land on someone that already has it active.

CRAFTING

APOTHECARY

  • Sovereign Solution will now start sorting under Crafting --> Materials --> Plants in the Auction House, along with the other plant distillates.

WEAPONSMITH

  • Crafting rifts can no longer trap you inside the forge.


ITEMS

  • Empyreal Source Stones have been removed from the game, replaced by a smaller amount of Infinity Stones.
  • Voucher: Empyreal Sourcestone to Infinity Stone can now be purchased, allowing conversions at a ratio of 35 Empyreal Sourcestone to 10 Infinity Stones.
  • Hunt Legend Flamecaller's Greater Sandstone: Reallocated some of this item's wisdom into intelligence. Based on Forum Feedback.
  • Several upgrade components are now stackable.
  • Fixed the hit values on the Windborn Scepter.
  • Artifacts from the "Depths of Murder" set are no longer BoP.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #8 3/12/14

FEATURES Edit

Conquest Steppes of Infinity The new conquest map in the Steppes of Infinity has arrived! It features all-new objectives and opportunities: will you battle to control the forts of Brevo and Antapo, or will you brave a gauntlet of foes to ferry charges between them?

All Conquest matches will take place at the Steppes of Infinity for a time to give everyone a chance to try out the new map. After a brief introductory period, we'll start alternating Conquests between the Steppes of Infinity and Stillmoor.


Mech Week Returns! Limited time daily quests are now available in Sanctum, Meridian, and Tempest Bay. New Mech mounts can be acquired from Temporal Flux Vaults, which are found on the Rift Store and awarded for completion of the event quest To the Strongest! One is also awarded for the new achievement I'm All Gears. Mechanized Temporal Vaults have returned as well, and have a chance to drop from the new Temporal Flux rifts!

Mari, the Planar Research Institute's Artificial Intelligence and Quartermaster, has taken up permanent residency in Mariel-Taun's Village in Sanctum, the College of Planar Studies in Meridian, and near the Guild Charter Magistrate in Tempest Bay.

A new Temporal Gears currency can be used to purchase items from Mari and is awarded for completing the daily quests. Additional Temporal Gears can be acquired from Temporal Vaults.

Note: This event will not run until 3:30pm server time on March 13th, and will end at 3:30pm server time on March 20th.


Carnival of the Ascended: Extended! By popular request, the Carnival of the Ascended has been extended a week, and now ends at 3:30pm server time on March 20th. For the extended week of Carnival, an additional weekly quest has been added to earn an Auroral Doubloon.


SOULS

CLERIC

SHAMAN

  • Ride the Lightning: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.


ROGUE

ASSASSIN

  • Leaping Plunge: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.

BLADEDANCER

  • Flash of Steel: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.


WARRIOR

CHAMPION

  • Bull Rush: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.

PALADIN

  • Righteous Charge: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.

PARAGON

  • Thread the Trees: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.

REAVER

  • Shadow of Dread: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.

WARLORD

  • Into the Breach: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.
  • Clear the Breach: Now only roots for 1.5s, and does not trigger diminishing returns in PVP.


DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

PLANEBREAKER BASTION

  • Unstable Shards are now immune to banish effects.


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Conquest rewards have been updated to go along with the launch of Conquest: Steppes of Infinity!


CRAFTING

  • Survivalists and Dream Weavers are now awarded the correct titles at skill-up thresholds.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #7 3/6/14


GENERAL

  • Fixed a crash that could result from particle effects.
  • More work done on the chat servers to improve their stability.
  • Great Hunt: Planarch Augmur: This boss now spawns correctly.
  • Searching for specific types of artifacts is easier than ever! The Auction house now has a new category for Artifacts, as well as some subcategories under it.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Marvelous item call-out to appear twice if the item was obtained from a conquest chest.
  • Fixed a rare issue with macro handling.


CARNIVAL OF THE ASCENDED

  • Store:
- Daily Carnival Patron Gifts have been enabled for the last week of the carnival event. The currency payout has been increased since we were late by a week! 
- Most Carnival items are now Giftable!
- Cleric tanking weapons now show up correctly in the World Event section of the store.
  • Items
- Carnival Celebration Crate pets are now correctly labeled as "Bind on equip" instead of "Binds on account."
- Carnival Celebration Crate mounts are now tradable.  
- Stats on the Relic version of the Carnival's Lucid Sheerstone Essences has received a 5th, relictastic, stat.
- Tito's Partini dance will no longer play firework sounds after its duration has ended.
  • Moved all of the The Codex: Wheel of Fate Achievements to the Legacy category.
  • The "Tales of the Ascended" rift events are now working again.
  • Dragon Pinatas in Iron Pine Peak are now level appropriate.


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES

  • Fixed bugged animations on the following Escalating mounts: Vaiyuu, Yarnosaur, Valmera.
  • Scrolls are no longer falling from the sky: fixed a bug that caused re-grants of both Character and Guild Rename Scrolls.


CRAFTING DREAM WEAVER

  • Fixed auction house sorting for Dream Bolt and Dream Ribbon. New listings of these items will now show up under Crafting -> Materials -> Cloth.

WEAPONSMITH

  • The Ganitmite Longsword is no longer Unique Equip.


UI/SETTINGS

  • Fixed resource tracking icons on the mini-map being slightly off-centered.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #6 2/26/14

FEATURES Edit

The Carnival Returns! For the third year in a row, the Carnival is in Telara! The festivities start on February 27th at 3:30PM server time, and it runs until March 13th.


GENERAL

  • Radiant Infinity Cells are now Bind on Account!
  • Fixed another bug that could cause the chat systems to go offline.
  • Work done on Conquest chat to make it more reliable.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the player's location to not update.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent players from properly passing lockout barriers while play cross-shard.
  • Fixed a bug with the translation of "the Speechless" title in French and German.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could happen when equipping helms.
  • City guide NPCs can now direct players to Dream Weaver skill trainers.


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES

  • Bundles of Raid 1 Weapons are now available under Equipment > Bundles!
  • Bundles of Raid 1 Armor are now available under Equipment > Bundles.
  • Escalating versions of Eldritch Steeds, Vaiyuus, and Yarnosaurs are now available in the mount section of the store.


SOULS

CLERIC

DEFILER

  • Link of Agony: Now intercepts 20% of damage in PVP. It still intercepts 30% damage in PVE.
  • Link of Suffering: Now intercepts 15% of damage in PVP. It still intercepts 20% damage in PVE.


MAGE

NECROMANCER

  • Soul Bond: Now intercepts 20% of damage in PVP. It still intercepts 30% damage in PVE.


WARRIOR

  • Brothers in Arms: Now intercepts 10% of damage in PVP. It still intercepts 15% damage in PVE.


ZONES

SERATOS

  • Thinned the population of the Mired Convoy.
  • Reduced the agro range of Storm Legion Gun Emplacements in the Mired Convoy.
  • Thinned the population of Camp Talon.


STEPPES OF INFINITY

  • Bloodfire Incursion raid rift:
 - The quest has been converted into a collect quest.
 - Thralls now despawn when Korag resets or dies.
 - The Bloodfire Rager's Blast Off ability can no longer be reflected.
  • Thinned the population of Storm Legion soldiers, Leach Handlers, and constructs in The Infinity Gate.
  • Quest: Overcharger: Reduced the respawn rate of Storm Legion Capacitors.
  • Quest: Overcharger: Storm Legion Soldiers guarding the Capacitors no longer despawn when the Capacitors explode.

THE DENDROME

  • The Hell's Insurgents raid rift quest has been converted into a collect quest.


DUNGEONS AND INSTANCES

  • Storm Legion dungeons now have a minimum level required to enter.
  • Dominance leaderboards have been added for the big bads of Storm Legion. Compete to achieve the fastest kill time on Crucia, Regulos, Ultane, Volan (Infinity Gate), and Planebreaker Abominus.


INFINITY GATE

  • Volan: No longer damages players after he has been defeated in phase two.

REALM OF TWISTED DREAMS

  • Atrophinius
- Now resets when brought out of his fight space.
- Flask of Dreamshine now travels much slower.


CRAFTING

  • Added two new leaderboards for the Dream Weaver under Crafting!


ITEMS

  • For the sake of convenience, as well as your bag space, upgrade components can now be stacked.
  • Relic Tanking Weapons from Infinity Gate and Planebreaker Bastion have received some stat rebalancing, giving more Endurance to Warrior and Cleric versions.
  • A Raid 1 DPS sword has been added for Rogues - the Ascended's Sublime Sword.
  • Reinforced Ascended's Sublime Sword and Reinforced Ascended's Eternal Sword are no longer unique equip.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #5 2/20/14

FEATURES Edit

Bloodfire Raid Rifts There are new raid rifts in Steppes of Infinity and The Dendrome. Try your hand against Hell's Insurgents, or put an end to the Bloodfire Incursion!


GENERAL

  • Addressed an issue that would cause ability lag to be worse than normal.


QUESTS

  • Air Saga: The following quests now reset more reliably.
- Revenge of Yor
- A Royal Summons
- Chasing the Wind


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Conquest:
- Both the final boss and the conquest chest have been moved to the Eye of Regulos!


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #4 2/19/14


GENERAL

  • No longer will hostile NPCs pay extra close attention to anyone that tries to resurrect their slain prey. IE: That pesky resurrection aggro bug has been fixed!
  • Server broadcasts no longer require the chat server to be online.
  • Possibly fixed a crash that could occur when loading or playing cutscenes.
  • Putting a player on ignore will now prevent their /yell, /say, and /emote chat from showing.
  • Players will now correctly have their ascended mentor level set to an appropriate level when entering a dungeon through the LFG queue.
  • Fixed a bug that would soemtimes prevent the game from properly updating player locations.
  • Zone Events will no longer be so confused about their life choices, and will opnly open rifts of the appropriate elements.


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES

  • Good news, everyone! Mounts acquired from lockboxes are now tradable.
  • Mounts that are acquired from lockboxes, as well as mounts that are purchased off the store directly, are now unlocked for all characters on the account once learned.
- We will be retroactively granting mount unlocks to players that have previously obtained or purchased these premium mounts. Stay tuned for more info!
  • Patron Changes:
- Patron Boosts now stack with all other boosts!
- Weekly Patron Gifts now drop Budgie Supply Crates instead of Greenscale's Supply Crates.
  • The generic World Event Vendor NPCs have been removed from the game.


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Conquest Power version number increased to 3 – this means that people joining conquest after it is turned back on will have 100,000 power added to that character.
  • Updated how the conquest reward chest works to prevent exploitation.


QUESTS
  • Air Saga:
- All Air Saga quests should now say "Cult Saga" above the quest text.
- Quest: Rite of the Mind: Archivist Aristoi will no longer quiz any and all about the history of Iron Pine Peak.
- Quest: Nothing Stays Lost: Greatly increased the loot rates of Useful Discarded Parchments.
  • Water Saga:
- Quest: Unworking the Ritual: Now drops for players higher than level 50.


MORBAN
  • Shaper Defenders no longer grant loot or XP when killed.


CRAFTING

DREAM WEAVER

  • Certain book page artifacts (those purchasable at special vendors) are no longer salvageable.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #3 2/16/14

GENERAL

  • Guild chat now works more reliably for transferred guilds.
  • Faction based chat now works correctly on PVP servers.
  • Fixed two issues that could cause the chat services to crash.
  • When the chat services restart, all players are now correctly notified when basic and full functionality is restored.
  • Slightly increased the drop rate of Bounty Artifacts.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on 32-bit operating systems that were low on memory.


CRAFTING

DREAM WEAVER

  • Good news! Reva Song has trained a pair of Grandmaster Dream Weavers who have left Tempest Bay to share Dream Weaving with Mathosia. Halucinacio has set up shop on Bahralt Street in Sanctum, and Imagi Song has found a spot in the Manufactory in Meridian.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #2 2/13/14

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the chat services to go unavailable.
  • Removed an invisible 5 minute cooldown from encounters in the following Air Saga quests: "Chasing the Wind", "Revenge of Yor", and "A Royal Summons".


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES

  • Fixed a bug causing certain Legacy Pet Skins to not preview properly on the RIFT Store.
  • The following runes now appear in the Cape section of the store instead of the Leg Section:
- Qaijiri  Rune of Minor Wisdom
- Qaijiri  Rune of Wisdom
- Qaijiri  Rune of Minor Dexterity
- Qaijiri  Rune of Dexterity
- Qaijiri  Rune of Minor Intelligence
- Qaijiri  Rune of Intelligence
- Qaijiri  Rune of Minor Strength
- Qaijiri  Rune of Strength


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Reduced the amount of damage reduction provided by max Valor at level 60 to 80.8%.
  • Increased the amount of healing and absorb reduction in PVP at level 60 to 62%.
  • Fixed the Valor tooltip on the character sheet for level 60 characters.


CRAFTING

  • The Used Wedding Ring artifact is no longer salvageable.


ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue blocking the upgrades for the Gloomy Courtly Cape.


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RIFT 2.6: Hotfix #1 2/12/14


GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue that caused the chat services to become temporarily unavailable.


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RIFT 2.6: DREAM WEAVER 2/12/14

FEATURES Edit

New Trade Skill: Dream Weaver Craft keys for 15 new Dimensions plus all kinds of visual effects for your favorite retreats. Enjoy waterfalls, sparkles, smoke, object-free lighting, weather-blockers, and more!

Unstable Artifacts Sets ... and Rewards Go nuts with artifacts you've collected from unstable zone events across Telara. Rewards include dual-function items – use them to add flair to your Dimensions or trigger fun effects in the world at-large – plus new Planar Squirrel mounts!

Bounty System Collect new artifacts as you hunt down a huge range of villains and planespawn, troublemakers and beasts. Complete sets to earn Bounty Hunter Achievements granting titles, animal calls, Dimension trophies, cloaks, and access to a vendor selling remarkable new potions.

Prelude: Air Saga Storyline Embark on a multi-phase Air Saga that opens the door to an earlier age. At launch, you'll relive the story lines leading up to Exodus of the Storm Queen. Then, in evolving phases over the weeks to come, you'll track Crucia to Dusken and discover where her journey ends. In true flashback fashion, you'll earn "Watcher" and "of the Icewatch" titles, a Storm Griffon companion pet, and Storm Legion Armor wardrobe pieces!

Combat Pet Skins Many pets now have alternate skins available. Check the character sheet pet tab and the Rift Store for ways to unlock them!

Dimensions Quality of Life Update More dimension slots, sorting and filtering in the item list, and a lot of small visual updates. Check out the Dimensions section below for more details.


All this and more, including but not limited to the return of the Love Bug, new Bloodfire Raid Rifts, the Carnival’s return, and even more of the prelude into 3.0.

Stay tuned to the blog and future patch notes for further details!


GENERAL

  • Players can now see their fellow raid members that are stealthed.
  • Fixed a rare mouselook bug that would randomly cause the camera to look straight up or straight down. Let's all share a moment of silence for the passing of this ancient bug that was older than the game itself.
  • When a replacement is added to an LFG party, the vote-kick timer now resets for the group.
  • Replacement members added to an LFG should always be able to use the "Enter Dungeon" dialog to teleport to the existing group, even if the replacement members were manually added.
  • Joining an LFG group directly from warfronts will no longer rarely cause the user to get instantly booted from the group.
  • Fixed an issue that caused mount ability buttons to sometimes not work.
  • Killing creatures that award Torvan or Lycini notoriety now only do so if the mob grants XP.
  • Reduced the frequency of the Sinister Tide and Invasive Species rifts.
  • Added inexpensive lures to open the Sinister Tide and Invasive Species rifts.
  • You can once again buy tradeskill extensions directly from trainer NPCs when attempting to train a new skill if you don't have enough slots.
  • Facebook integration now works correctly once more.
  • The Winter Homemaker achievement has had its text clarified.


PERFORMANCE & RENDERING

  • Being resurrected by another player in an instance no longer causes a long load delay.
  • Significantly improved performance of particle effects, especially on multicore computers.
  • Internal restructuring of how chat traffic is handled to improve general server performance.
  • Fixed a problem where the main map could show as all black in instances.
  • Fixed a visual issue in character select involving characters with lots of hair and a hat.
  • Fixed a rare client crash that happened on shutdown after using Twitter.
  • Fixed visual issues inside Frozen Tempest and Grim Awakening.
  • Fixed ice rendering issues near the Chancel of Labors.


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES

  • Black loyalty tier has been added to the RIFT Store along with new rewards!
  • Most dimension keys on the Rift Store are now tradeable and giftable.
  • We now support alternate payment methods for purchasing Credits such as Allopass and Rixty! There is a new link in the Rift Store under purchase Credits that leads to a webpage where you can use these payment methods.
  • Wishlists now correctly update instantly if a player is viewing a friend's wishlist and an item is removed.


PROMOTION

  • Budgie Madness has come to an end. Hang on to your Bird Seed if you didn’t get a chance to pick up an Ashen Budgie, as the event will return at a later date!
  • The Chicken Run achievement can now be viewed under the Promotions category.


QUESTS

  • A new quest line has been added to Necropolis. Find Prepo Detolo and see what you can do to help him win his true love.
  • Guild quests requiring killing of creatures 'of at least green difficulty' now work with player Mentoring.
  • Players can no longer be sent to Droughtlands on a fishing derby they can't complete because they're too low level in Fishing.


PVP AND WARFRONTS

  • Increased the amount of damage reduction provided by max Valor at level 60 to 84%.
  • Increased the amount of healing and absorb reduction in PVP at level 60 to 58%.
  • Note: the tooltip for Valor is currently bugged and not displaying any damage reduction. An engineer is working on an ASAP fix!
  • Conquest:

- The winning team in conquest can now interact with a chest to gain bonus loot. Rewards range from extra currency, Radiant Infinity Cells, or Temporal Vaults with a chance to drop dungeon level and sliver level rewards. - The final stage of Conquest has been altered slightly. The final boss now spawns 10 seconds after the phase change to the final phase, instead of after the foci are defeated. The reward chests also spawn at this time.

  • The Weekly Cap for Myrmidon’s Marks has been increased to 10,000.
  • Relic upgrade paths are now available for all Myrmidon armor and accessories.
  • Players can no longer be queued twice in the same warfront queue by two different group leaders.
  • Added two loading screens for the warfront Library of the Runemasters.


DUNGEONS AND INSTANCES

  • The Infernal Dawn Chronicle no longer awards items upon first completion. Instead, it now matches other duo chronicles in rewarding extra notoriety.


DIMENSIONS

  • Increased the maximum active dimension slots to 20!
  • Players can now search for any public dimension.
  • Sorting and filtering have been added to the dimension item list window.
  • Dimension boundaries are now only visible in edit mode. Goodbye, green shimmer!
  • When put up for auction, dimension keys now show up under Dimension Keys.
  • The cottage in Deepwood Cottage now grants Rest XP. The sky no longer changes when entering the cottage.
  • Some icons for gravestone dimension items have been improved.
  • Increased range on Music Boxes. When you place a Music Box, it should now play music throughout your entire dimension.
  • Removed unremovable grass from the interior of the main building of the Central Necropolis dimension. As a result, dimension items that remove small plants (such as the Groundrazer Mushroom) now work as expected there!Thanks, Rali@Zaviel!
  • Added custom loading screens and/or flavor text to the following dimensions: Deepwood Cottage, Bogling Boggle, Temple of the Abandoned, Infinity Gate, Icewatch Outpost, Hailol, Empyrean Mill, Three Springs, and Moonshade Pools.
  • The correct background image now displays in the dimensions window for Deepwood Cottage.
  • Fixed loading screen flavor text for the Stone Flask Tavern dimension.
  • Vengeful Sky now has a 'floor' under the ground.


CRAFTING

  • Relic crafted cloaks now have an upgrade path using the maximum notoriety Torvan cloaks as well as other reagents.
  • The player's name no longer shows up as "made by" on Runecrafting materials that have been converted from one type to another.


ITEMS

  • New tanking runes can be found on various faction quartermasters.
  • The "Token Boost" item set bonus no longer increases the amount of Myrmidon Marks or Frozen Eclipse Stones earned.
  • Quicksilver Yearbook now summons NPCs at the caster's level, up to level 50.
  • Fixed an issue where several Storm Legion trinkets that absorb damage were not having their effects reduced in PVP combat.
  • Changed the item tooltip for Account Bound items to be more consistent.
  • Fixed some level requirement issues with Empyreal Weapon upgrades, for real.
  • Fixed a bug with the set "Notoriety Boost" not granting the appropriate amount of bonus notoriety.
  • The Death Toll now has a caster upgrade path.
  • Titan Forged Life Battery now has a non-caster upgrade path.
  • The Spectral Hand now has a caster upgrade path.
  • Lock box tooltips now show you a list of keys that can unlock the lockbox.


UI

  • Added 30 more macro icons!
  • The minimap now displays unique color icons for displaying gathering resources such as ore, plants, wood, and fish.
  • Fix an uncommon crash that occurred when addons were enabled.
  • Fixed display bugs in the minimap in various parts of the world, including the underwater area of Ember Isle.
  • Fixed the top XP bar so that it is no longer transparent.
  • Fix for @gtae in Russian.


SOULS
  • The heal over time from Blood Thirsty, both the PA and Guild Perk, now falls off if the target dies.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player abilities like Retreat and Defensive Maneuver to sometimes jump forward instead of backward.
  • Some soul tree presets now have a Guide link to a website that display additional information on how to play the preset.


ROGUE

  • Added the following new talent presets for the Rogue calling:
- Virtuoso
- Phasewalker
- Dervish
- Bladestalker – Min level 50
- Skirmisher
- Huntsman
- Nightstalker
- Shadow Stalker
- Demolition Specialist

ASSASSIN

  • Backstab: Positional requirement removed. Now deals 25% less damage when not behind the target.
  • Advanced Flanking: Removes 10% per point of positional damage penalty for Backstab.
  • Savage Strike: Positional Bonus removed.
  • Final Blow: Positional Bonus removed.
  • Improved Savage Strike: Each point now grants 5% crit and 5% damage.
  • Improved Final Blow: Each point now grants 5% damage and 3% crit.

NIGHTBLADE

  • The finisher buff for Heat Retention is now named Internal Heat.
  • Ebon Blades: Now a 100% chance, but damage done has been reduced by 70%.

RANGER

  • Removed 3m range requirement for all Ranger abilities.
  • Concussive Blast: No longer a finisher, nor does it deal damage. Interrupt functionality and cooldown remain unchanged.

MARKSMAN

  • Removed 3m range requirements for all Marksman abilities.
  • Close Quarters Combat: Now Ranged Combat Mastery. Provides a 2% damage increase to all ranged abilities.

RIFTSTALKER

  • Shadow Blitz: AOE range increased to 10m.

TACTICIAN

  • Curative Engine: Can no longer be purged.


WARRIOR

  • Added the following new talent presets for the Warrior calling:

- Dendrome Defender – Min level 35 - Warslinger – Min level 55 - Pactbreaker – Min level 60 - Beastlord - Deathbinder – Min level 60 - Lord of War - Planar Seether – Min level 60 - Overlord - Righteous Defender - Fury

VOID KNIGHT

  • Accord of the Rift: Now gives the effects of all other Accords.
  • Unstable Void: Now gives the effect of Void.
  • Ambient Engorgement: Provides pacts all the time.
  • Unstable Reaction: No longer suffers from pushback.
  • Staggering Rage: Now only silences on a successful interrupt as the talent describes.
  • Airburst: Cooldown reduced to 20s. Range increased to 10m.

PALADIN

  • Protector's Fury: No longer gives stacks of Righteous Fury upon damage taken. It now provides a flat 25% bonus to life damage, 5% reduced damage taken, and 5% healing received.
  • Sweeping Strikes: Damage done has been increased.
  • Judgment: Cooldown reduced to 20s. Range increased to 10m.

REAVER

  • Dire Corruption, Stumbling Corruption, and Decaying Corruption: Changed into GTAoE with 20m cast range. Their AoE range remains unchanged.
  • Creeping Corruption: Now single target instead of self-targeted with a 20m cast range. Other effects remain unchanged.
  • Corruptions: Now deals damage instantly. Previously, they had a 3 second delay before the first DoT tick happened. Their damage has not been reduced, so this is a slight DPS increase.
  • Binding of Shadow and Binding of Devouring Darkness: Updated to increase the cast range of all corruptions.
  • Concussion: Cooldown reduced to 20s. Range increased to 10m.

TEMPEST

  • Charged Pulse: Now deals 25% less damage in Player vs. Player combat.
  • Arc: Now deals 50% less damage in Player vs. Player combat.


CLERIC

  • Added the following new talent presets for the Cleric calling:

- Storm Brute – Requires level 50. - Umbral Zealot - Aquamancer – Requires level 60. - Life Linker – Requires level 52. - Frozen Twister – Requires level 60. - Dragon Lord – Requires level 60. - Lawbringer - Holy Fire Shaman

CABALIST

  • Curse of Discord: Fixed an issue where the final tick was not being affected by the damage bonus from Dark Manifesto.

JUSTICAR

  • Righteous Imperative: Cooldown has been reduced to 20s.

DRUID

  • Updated the Greater Satyr Protector and Satyr Protector pets to use the new pet model.
  • Crushing Force: Removed the damage variance.

WARDEN

  • Reef Barrier: Now procs from area effect absorbs as indicated by the description.


MAGE

  • Added the following new talent presets for the Mage Calling:

- Archonbinger - The Beginner - Leafblade - Fire Hunter – Requires level 60. - Quintessential Harbinger - Healing Blade – Requires level 48. - Eldritch Knight – Requires level 60.


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2.5: Song of DreamsEdit

RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #6.5 12.12.13Edit

GeneralEdit

  • Fae Yule Snowmen are once again Bind-to-Account!

ItemsEdit

  • The following Essences can now be purchased without Notoriety requirements:
  • Shadowpriest's Nether Ice
  • Iceshield's Nether Ice
  • Shadowcaller's Nether Ice
  • Shade Stalker's Nether Ice
  • Shadow Knight's Nether Ice
  • Death Knight's Nether Ice
  • Dreadlord's Nether Ice
  • Note: EU players will not have experienced this issue.


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #6 11.12.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Planebreaker Bastion: Aftermath
Every week until Fae Yule we're introducing newly updated content for level 60! Our fifth feature is the Planebreaker Bastion: Aftermath Chronicle, which explores what comes after the Planebreaker Bastion raid, and has some new rewards to boot!
  • Fae Yule!
Fae Yule makes a return on 12/12/13, this Thursday afternoon, and with the holiday tidings comes bonus loot! Many bosses in expert dungeons, slivers, and raid dungeons now dropping boxes with extra goodies inside.
  • New PvP Mode: Ranked 5v5 Warfronts!
These Warfronts are now available for all level 60 players. Participants will be bolstered up to Rank 90 Myrmidon gear upon entering. The leader of a full group must queue through the normal PVP window to enter. Points are scored based on kills; the first team to 25 kills takes the match. To track your 5v5 rating, check the Warfront results window!

Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • Dyes can now be previewed in the Store! Go to the dye category and click on dye to preview the color on your character preview.
  • Additionally, you can also control-click dyes that are in your inventory to preview them.
  • You can also click on Dye recipes to see a preview of the dye.
  • Fixed an issue causing the tints on Robe of the Sea to be reversed. It should now have both primary and secondary dye options.
  • You can now dye many costume capes that previously could not be!

Dungeons and InstancesEdit

Expert: Golem FoundryEdit

  • Manslaughter:
  • Now has a chance to drop a Mechanized Temporal Vault.

Intrepid: The Drowned HallsEdit

  • Removed the loot from the Abyssal Zealots and Defilers before Isskal.
  • Killing any pack of mobs will now lock players to the instance.
  • Trash mobs now respawn less frequently.
  • The drop rate on trash mobs has been reduced.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Sumpters will despawn after Eggtenders have been defeated.

CraftingEdit

  • Elm, Karthite, and Frazzleweed now appear slightly more frequently in Dendrome, Ashora, and Steppes of Infinity.
  • Low-level capes can now be salvaged by Outfitters.

ItemsEdit

  • Relic Hunter's Gloves now have spell power.
  • Caretakers Grips can now be used as a wardrobe item.
  • The upgrade path for Hunt Prime Flamecaller's Hailshard has been corrected.
  • Future drops of some items in Intrepid: Drowned Halls will have stats more comparable to other items in the zone.
  • The Mythical Joloral's Neck Guard
  • The Mythical Sobek Skin Legguards
  • The Mythical Riptide Band
  • The Mythical Crippler of the Tides has been improved, and now has more Storm Legion oriented stats.
  • The Cold Heart was using the wrong ability, and has been greatly improved. It now also has both a Caster and Melee upgrade path.


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #5 04.12.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Intrepid: Drowned Halls Sliver
Every week until Fae Yule we're introducing newly updated content for level 60! Our fourth feature is the Intrepid: Drowned Halls Sliver, which bumps the enemies up to level 60, and has some new rewards to boot!

GeneralEdit

  • Most items from Mech Week are now Bind on Account instead of Bind on Pickup.
  • Players who were previously unable to submit in-game petitions should now be able to do so again.
  • You can no longer get around the "Unique" flag on an item by buying it from the front page of the Store.
  • Vaults of Planarite and other planarite vouchers are now account bound. Thanks Caitie@Zaviel!
  • Updated the tooltip text on the Transfiguration Bauble to clarify that the item consumed in the process. Thank you, Nitetime@Wolfsbane.
  • The "G0tt4 C4tch Th3m 4ll" achievement has been moved to the Legacy category.

Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • New Patron Perk: Patron Artifact Tracking: A 30 minute buff that shows artifacts on the minimap. Turn on Sliver Sight to see Twisted Artifacts, too! Like other Patron abilities, it has up to 7 charges that are gained at a rate of one per day.
  • Weekly Patron Gifts will now always contain a Lock Box Key of Rare, Epic or Relic rarity.
  • Weekly Patron Gifts now also include a guaranteed Greenscale's Supply Crate of Rare, Epic, Relic, or even the Transcendent Limited Edition rarity!
  • The 3 Day Patron Pass is no longer available for purchase on the Store.

SoulsEdit

ClericEdit

DruidEdit
  • Cleric Fae pets should no longer display a carnage icon next to their names.

WarriorEdit

ChampionEdit
  • Chains of Life, Chains of Death: Now properly set up for Follow Through. Thank you Yowane@Laethys!

ZonesEdit

FreemarchEdit

  • Quest: A Bloody Bounty: Fixed some poor grammar. Thanks Toger@Greybriar!
  • Quest: Stalked in the Forest: Fixed some poor grammar. Thank you, Ayeo@Greybriar.
  • Quest: Carnage: Rognar: Fixed some typos. Thanks to Goremei@Necropolis!

SilverwoodEdit

  • Quest: Carnage: Marshal Ebur: Fixed some typos. Thanks, Hikarighost@Greybriar!

StonefieldEdit

  • Quest: Road Rocks: The item drop that starts this quest is now named Oreling Stone instead of Wolf Flank, because what do cuts of meat have to do with rocks?
  • Quest: Carnage: Bury the Dead: Fixed missing text in the objective.
  • Quest: A Miner's Job: Fixed some typos. Thanks, Sholock@Threesprings!
  • Quest: Foul Flesh: Removed some errant text at the end of the quest description. Thanks, Ireka@Typhiria.

Dungeons and InstancesEdit

Grim AwakeningEdit

  • Salvarola:
  • Additional reduction to Warped Fanatic damage.
  • Slight reduction in Mindsear and Nova damage.
  • Increased time before a Warped Fanatic under the effects of Overwhelming Power will explode.

Endless EclipseEdit

  • Regulos:
  • Changed damage area VFX on Piercing Tentacle and Unholy Contract to provide greater contrast for players with some forms of colorblindness.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Warden Thrax:
  • Adjusted "Chain Gang" so that player buffs or talents do not increase the damage to friendly targets.
  • Planebreaker Abominus
  • Manifestations of the Hive will no longer be affected by energy draining abilities.
  • Adjustments to lower graphic lag caused when "Growing Calamity" is cast.

Realm of Twisted DreamsEdit

  • Grandmaster Atrophinius:
  • Atrophinius now displays a buff that indicates when he is within healing range of a Mead Keg.

ItemsEdit

  • The Temporal weapons for warriors have been fixed to properly have attack power instead of spell power.
  • Screaming Howl of Ether now has a melee upgrade path. Thanks Krager@Greybriar!
  • The upgrade paths on the Ancient Dwarven Promise Ring and the Construct Plate Ring were backwards – this has been corrected. Thanks, Menhir@Deepwood and Blaorm@Deepwood!
  • The Titan Forged Life Battery now uses the proper dungeon upgrade component as opposed to the world component. Thanks Bnegona@Deepwood!
  • The Soothing Ring is now sellable. Thanks to Valantra@Deepwood.
  • Titan-Steel Sabatons now properly have toughness. Thanks, Darkmaester@Greybriar!


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #4 26.11.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Intrepid: Greenscale's Blight Chronicle
Every week until Fae Yule we're introducing newly updated content for level 60! Our third one is the Intrepid: Greenscale's Blight Chronicle, which bumps the enemies up to level 60, and has some new rewards to boot!
  • Mount Up For Mech Week!
To celebrate Mech Week, there is a new world event and daily for players to complete. Get your first Vault by heading to one of the three main cities!
  • Fall Styles Still In: Until Next Week!
The sales prices for Fashion Week may be over on Wednesday, but you'll be able to buy the costume gear and dyes until the end of Mech Week next Tuesday-- make it work!

GeneralEdit

  • The item upgrade window will no longer sometimes display a white item with incorrect stats.
  • Work done on alleviating the 4AM PST login problems.

Rift StoreEdit

  • Dimension items that come from world events have been moved to their own section of the Store.

Mech Week MadnessEdit

  • Mechanized Temporal Vaults have been added! These vaults are special items from the future that can only be opened after "24 hours" have passed.
  • Open up a Vault for a chance at:
  • The Red and Iron Empyreal Walker mount.
  • New Temporal Essences, with the +Resist All.
  • Exclusive companion pets... and an achievement to catch them all. (Seriously: Complete G0tt4 C4tch Th3m 4ll to get a Pack of Squirrels 2.0!)
  • Radiant Infinity Cells to upgrade your Raid 1 gear.
  • Special Mech Week weapons, with some new looks to boot.
  • Want to open it now? Use a Temporal Aligner to decrease the amount of time needed to open a vault.
  • Patrons receive additional Temporal Aligners with their regular log in bonuses, and additional ones can be purchased from the Store.
  • Complete Expert Storm Legion dungeons to get a Temporal Cell! Open one for a Temporal Aligner, and a chance at getting a Greenscale's Lock Box up to relic rarity.

SoulsEdit

WarriorEdit

TempestEdit
  • Wavelength: Now properly resets the cooldown of Arc when used.

ZonesEdit

  • Even in the rarest of circumstances, planar invasions should no longer spawn from Defiant or Guardian wardstones.
  • Old school kill quests in Freemarch and Silverwood are now treated as Carnage quests. As such, any old factional requirement to do these have been removed.

Iron Pine PeakEdit

  • Quest: Doctor's Orders: This question now works as intended.

Dungeons and InstancesEdit

Grim AwakeningEdit

  • Salvarola
  • Lowered damage of Warped Fanatics.
  • Lowered both the damage bonus and the health of Warped Fanatics under the effects of Overwhelming Power.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Corrected an issue where the trash immediately before Warden Thrax was not correctly resetting if players died.
  • Portals to and from the entrance have been added to alleviate travel time. Each one spawns after their respective bosses have been defeated, one after the Eggtenders, and the after Krizzix.

Return to DeepstrikeEdit

  • Ionraic:
  • Fixed an issue that prevented from summoning his pets on reset of the encounter.
  • Nemesis IV:
  • The knockback portion of his cleave has seen a damage decrease, additionally, it no longer has a chance to crit.
  • The snare portion of Salvo now has a maximum stack count of 1.

CraftingEdit

ApothecaryEdit

  • The Stellar Wellspring of Fire Resistance, Life Resistance, and Water Resistance recipes can now be learned again.

FishingEdit

  • Updated the text on the Verdant Angel and Jasper Snapper so they correctly reflect where they can now be fished.
  • The Iron Pine Peak Fisherman achievement no longer requires the Jasper Snapper.
  • The Droughtlands Fisherman and Moonshade Highlands Fisherman achievements no longer require the Verdant Angel.
  • Dropped the skill requirement for using the Coldwater Seabug, Serene Flatfish, Icebiter, and Glacier Octopus lures.

SurvivalEdit

  • The Brine-boiled Crab recipe no longer requires the Striated Crab of Iron Pine Peak; it now requires the Burrowing Crab of the Droughtlands.
  • All Food-category recipes that require uncommon or rare fish now yield 2 per combine, including Prime Flycatcher, Kraken Hors D'oeuvres, Sun Soup, Aged Eel, Chilled Octopus, Pondleaper in Gravy, Sharpfin Chops, Octopus Broth, Brine-boiled Crab, Flatfish Kabobs, and Blenny Fillet.

ItemsEdit

  • Equipping or owning the Reinforced Spiked Chitin Loop will no longer result in having a total of 1 Hit.
  • The Mighty and Greater Strength Serums now work correctly once more.


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #3 20.11.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Intrepid: Hammerknell Chronicle
Every week until Fae Yule we're introducing newly updated content for level 60! Our second one is the Intrepid: Hammerknell Chronicle, which bumps the enemies up to level 60, and has some new rewards to boot!
  • Welcome to Fashion Week!
It's Fashion Week! Winning costumes from RIFTScene's "Dress the Night Away" are now available in the store. Plus, ALL costumes and dyes for 25% off through next Wednesday, 11/27!

GeneralEdit

  • Getting to Storm legion zones at level 48 is now easier! Speak to the Lycini Ambassador in Sanctum or Meridian to travel to Dusken, Pelladane, or Tempest Bay.
  • Instant Adventure groups will now only be assigned to complete a zone event if their adventure group size is at least 15 players.
  • A mini world event and a new daily quest is available in each city to help celebrate Fashion Week!
  • A number of achievements related to the Sinister Presence are now correctly categorized.
  • International shards are now marked as International in the “Server Status” Web page.
  • Russian players should now be able to see French and German characters in chat.

Rift StoreEdit

  • The Dress the Night Away costume contest results are in... and we liked the top 3 finalists so much that they're ALL on the store. Find them in the Wardrobe section!
  • A number of dyes have been temporarily added to the RIFT store in celebration of Fashion Week.
  • A variety of limited time exceptional dyes have been added to the RIFT store in celebration of Fashion Week!
  • Relic upgrades are now available for the Raid 1 Weapons purchased in the Store.
  • The essence section of the RIFT store has been adjusted across all level ranges.
  • Rare essences for levels 10 through 50 are now available in the Store.
  • New keys have been added to the Store! Each key will open up a Locked Box of the same or lesser rarity.
  • Existing Deeps' Lock Box Keys are now Skeleton Lock Box Keys, and will continue to open any locked box in the game.
  • The Portable Auctioneer now grants 5 charges, up from 3.
  • Two new consumables have been added to the service section of the RIFT Store: Dungeon Charge and Warfront Charge!
  • These items increase your current number of charges for random warfronts and random dungeons.
  • You may still only have 7 charges available at any time.
  • As a friendly reminder, high level currencies have weekly gain caps. These caps have not been adjusted.
  • Costume Gear: Rake's Duster now has both primary and secondary tint channels for dye application.

SoulsEdit

ClericEdit

DefilerEdit
  • Unstable Transformation: The heal proc should now last the full duration of the buff.
InquisitorEdit
  • Symbol of Corruption: Now works as described.
SentinelEdit
  • Banish: Now deals damage ever 1.5s instead of every 1s to match other Cleric damage over time effects. Increased duration to 15s. Updated damage to reflect new duration.
  • Vigilance: Increased duration to 15s.
  • Healing Communion: Slightly increased healing done.
WardenEdit
  • Signs will no longer proc from Geyser healing.
  • Overflowing Renewal: Can now be cast on allies outside of your party or raid. Overhealing spread from Overflowing Renewal will affect the targeted ally's party and raid, even if that is not the caster's party and raid.
  • Ripple: Can now be cast on allies outside of your party or raid that you have Healing Spray or Soothing Stream on. Effects spread by Ripple will affect the targeted ally's party or raid, even if that is not the caster's party or raid.
  • Oversaturation: Now procs Dangers of the Deep on cast (if you have points spent in Dangers of the Deep).
  • Oversaturation: Now procs damage when any nearby ally is healed by the Cleric, not just their party and raid members.
  • Glassy Reflection: Is no longer consumed by the caster's own abilities.

MageEdit

DominatorEdit
  • Mass Charged Shield: This ability has been removed.
  • Improved Charged Shield: This talent has been removed.
  • New Ability: Voltaic Feedback: Deals Air damage whenever the enemy deals damage. Deals Air damage to the enemy and the target of the heal whenever the enemy casts a single target heal. Can occur up to 5 times total. Lasts 15s. Can only affect 1 enemy. This is a 4 point root ability.
  • New Talent: Extended Feedback: Increases the duration of Voltaic Feedback by 5s, and the number of times it can proc by 2/4. This is a Tier 2 talent.
  • Split Personality: Pets now despawn if the buff is removed from the caster.

WarriorEdit

ParagonEdit
  • Shifting Blades: ow shares a cooldown with Arc.
  • Tranquility: Reduced damage done at ranks 1-4. This only affects ranks pre-level 50.
TempestEdit
  • Arc: Now shares a cooldown with Shifting Blades.

ZonesEdit

Ember IsleEdit

  • Added a soul healer to Breaker Point.
  • Reduced zone event boss Nirzora's health and increased the delay between Tsunami casts.

Iron Pine PeakEdit

  • Robern Charrette in the forge area of the Chancel of Labors should now properly offer a daily quest to any player that has completed the story quest "Just Punishment".
  • Achievement: You and What Army?: Now credits any player that has completed the quest Chasing the Snakes from the Chancel.
  • Achievement: Frozen to the Core: The achievement Nowhere to Run is no longer required for this zone meta achievement.
  • Achievement: To the Library!: Now credits players for discovering the Forge area.

TerminusEdit

  • Endless Cultists in the Lost March area of Terminus no longer grant XP or drop loot.

The DendromeEdit

  • Lord Gren'Dar should no longer disappear for some players during large scale encounters.

Dungeons and InstancesEdit

Infinity GateEdit

  • Modan and Viktus
  • Obsidian Scarabs can no longer crit.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Inyr'Kta:
  • Silicon Sandstorm will stop for reals after Inyr'Kta is defeated.
  • No longer resets aggro when she is at the opposite end of the platform from players.

Queen's GambitEdit

  • Fixed the placement of a randomly appearing loot chest out of the terrain.

Realm of Twisted DreamsEdit

  • Fixed the requirements for the Conqueror Achievement.

Return to DeepstrikeEdit

  • Ionraic:
  • Pets have more HP.
  • Summons pet at 75% life instead of 50%.
  • Will no longer spam his final voice over.
  • Corrected an exploit with the Collected Them All Fixed achievement.
  • If a pet is killed during the Ionraic fight, no more pets will be summoned if he is reset.
  • Ironclad Goliath:
  • Will cast EMP more often.
  • Jorthan:
  • Will now continue to cast Sundering Fists on the tank instead of randomly turning to other players.
  • Nemesis IV:
  • Cleaving Claw now has a knockback component for all those behind him.
  • Will cast Salvo more often.
  • Lowered the damage on Burst Fire.
  • P.a.U.L.A.:
  • Restoration Beam has a beam VFX now.
  • Now has a lower aggro range to prevent issues with resetting after a party wipe.
  • Paula's sentries can now be tanked but will not go below 50% HP. Gotta tank'em!

Triumph of the Dragon QueenEdit

  • An exit portal now appears after Typhiria is slain.

PvP and WarfrontsEdit

  • Fixed an issue causing Mercenary Equipment Caches to not be rewarded for Random Warfront dailies for Prestige Ranks 81-90.

CraftingEdit

  • The Stellar Prismatic Wellspring and Exquisite Bottle of Spellstrikes recipes now work again.

FishingEdit

  • Fishing in Iron Pine Peak is now equivalent to levels 27 through 35 to match the releveled zone.
  • Fishing skill requirements changes:
  • Decreased fishing skill requirements for Iron Pine Peak from 180 to 120.
  • Increased fishing skill requirements for Droughtlands from 150 to 180.
  • Increased fishing skill requirements for Ashora, Dendrome, and Steppes of Infinity from 270 to 300.
  • Reduced skill requirements and crafting token costs for Coldwater Seabug, Serene Flatfish, Icebiter, and Glacier Octopus lure recipes. (They were skill 190 or 160, and now are skill 125 or 145.)
  • The Verdant Angel is no longer fishable anywhere except Iron Pine Peak.
  • The Jasper Snapper is no longer fishable in Iron Pine Peak.
  • Fishing-specific artifacts fished up in Iron Pine Peak have been swapped out for those of the appropriate level.
  • Rewards for the Iron Pine Peak fish exchange dailies have been adjusted to match the new lower-level content.

SurvivalEdit

  • The Angel Food Cake recipe and item have been changed to Devil Food Cake. The Verdant Angel in this recipe havebeen replaced by the Stillmoor Devil. This recipe now yields 10 cakes instead of one, since Stillmoor Devils are harder to fish.
  • Most daily quests for skill level 175 of Survivalist that required Iron Pine Peak fish now require Moonshade Highlands and/or Droughtlands fish instead.

ItemsEdit

  • Quality of life item improvements:
  • Chronicle Upgrades: All old upgrade components can be shift-right clicked to their new equivalents.
  • Raid Upgrades: Radiant Infinity Cell is now the only Infinity Cell used to upgrade ‘Desolate' Raid 1 store gear. The other two upgrade components that previously dropped can be shift-right clicked into a Radiant Infinity Cell.
  • Level 60 Infinity Stone purchased Necklaces have an additional upgrade path.

DimensionsEdit

  • Placing Pink Ground Cover now correctly gives credit for the Dimension Gardener achievement.


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #2 13.11.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Return to Deepstrike
Every week until Fae Yule we're introducing content newlymade for level 60! Our first one is Deepstrike Mines, with a new quest, new storylines, and new enemies to defeat.

GeneralEdit

  • Patrons should no longer have their patron ability charges randomly reset back down to 1.
  • Missed out on your House Fluffington title? Fear not! The Corgi rifts will make a sudden return appearance between the times of 11/15 @ 19:00 to 11/18 @ 08:00 server time!
  • By popular request, the Definitely Not A Sinister Companion is now larger in size !
  • European players will no longer see "???" characters in their chat window when another player types something in Russian. Instead, they will now see the actual Russian characters.

Rift StoreEdit

  • You are now be able to purchase items off the wishlists of your cross-shard friends!
  • Merchants will once again sell their wares to you if they cost a single token, such as the Ascended's Lesser Signet.

ZonesEdit

  • Rifts: The sky will no longer darken when the Sinister Tide Rift is active.
  • Rifts: Players that are level 51 and below can now properly get the Dark Water Rising achievement when completing the Sinister Tide rift.
  • Characters that are level 48 or above can now speak to Hunel Pudillo in their home city to teleport directly to Tempest Bay.

Ember IsleEdit

  • Quest: Dreams Come Through: Fixed an issue that would cause the Dream Anchors to disappear permanently.
  • The Atragarian Gift buff will now persist through death.
  • The NPCs at Breaker Point have put aside their feuds, and will no longer sporadically attack each other.

Iron Pine PeakEdit

  • All crafting dailies that were previously turned in to Master-at-Arms Varis can now be turned in to Robern Charrette.
  • Level 50 Abyssal cultists in Steampike Pit have been relocated.
  • Quest: Just Punishment: Completing this quest will result in a pool of daily quests being offered by Robern Charrette in the Chancel of Labors.
  • Quest: Thunder Snow: Now functions correctly.
  • Quest: Train the Recruits: Can now be completed even if you have completed the daily version.
  • Quest: Storm Legion Awaits!: This quest, given by the Map of Brevane and Dusken, has been removed. Using the map now gives the quest "Storm Legion", which directs players to the Lycini Ambassador in their home capital instead of the two now missing Gatekeepers in Iron Pine Peak.
  • Quest: Display of Power: This quest has had its objectives fixed, and now correctly turns in to Watcher Natham near Icewatch Ridge.
  • Quest: Disrupting the Ritual: The order of this quest's objectives have been corrected.
  • Quest: A Wolf in the Flock: The quest target, Regula, is now properly level 35 instead of 48.

Dungeons and InstancesEdit

  • The quest to kill the Sinister Presence is now correctly given to players that have killed the Presence for the first time in the following instances: Queen's Gambit, Unhallowed Boneforge, Empyrean Core and the Planebreaker Bastion chronicle.
  • Expert Dungeons: The Sinister Presence found in expert level dungeons is now immune to crowd control excluding Taunt and Interrupt. It will also have a small window of delay between attacks after a charge.
  • Return to Deepstrike Achievements can no longer be mistakenly earned by completing Expert Deepstrike Mines.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Reduced the radius of the Water Spout ability used by Sea Witches in the Planebreaker Bastion from 12 meters to 10 meters.
  • The Waterborn Behemoth in Planebreaker Bastion will now cast a much more menacing Tidal Wave.
  • The duration of the bleed used by the Waterborn Behemoth in Planebreaker Bastion has been slightly reduced.
  • Proteus:
  • No longer focuses people who are being attacked by Quicksilver Constructs.

Tower of the ShatteredEdit

  • General Thunderscar:
  • Added a short delay before he begins using Electric Bolt.

Unhallowed BoneforgeEdit

  • Aghnox:
  • Lowered aggro radius slightly.


RIFT 2.5: Hotfix #1 08.11.13Edit

GeneralEdit

  • Added additional safeguards to protect server stability.

PvP and WarfrontsEdit

  • The new Warfront matchmaking system now correctly prioritizes filling existing matches higher than creating new ones.


RIFT 2.5: SONG OF DREAMS 06.11.13Edit

FeaturesEdit

  • Mini-Saga: Song of Dreams
Return to Ember Isle, where expeditions are mysteriously disappearing undersea. Brave madness (and drowning) to discover a new menace to Telara amid the Song of Dreams. Once you hear it, there's no going back!
  • Gifts of the Fae
Starting Nov. 13, Grandfather Frost unveils a new Level-60 version of a favorite Telaran instance every week, including community-choice Return to Deepstrike, a completely new adventure into the heart of Stonefield.
  • Iron Pine Peak (27-35)
We're thawing the level requirement on quests and content in Iron Pine Peak, the majestic home of the Icewatch. Level your way into the Peak's permanent winter straight from Gloamwood or Stonefield.
  • Infinity Gate Dimension
Lay claim to the ancient Brevanic Gateway that started it all, and show off with new Dimension items available only from artifact sets scattered throughout Expert dungeons.
  • Planar Attunement Nexus, PvP Tier 3
Running out of places to spend your Planar Attunement points? Check out new Nature, Cinder, and Storm Nexuses built to combine the best of the existing planes plus PvP Tier 3!
  • Store Wish Lists
Gifting and receiving loot has never been easier! Send your friends the loot they're looking for and keep a tidy list of all the items, boosts, and mounts you'd love in return.
  • International Shards
Now you can play in any language regardless of selected region – all game and UI text will automatically display in the language of your choice.
  • And More!
As usual, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and here's what left to come:
Nov. 13 – Return To Deepstrike (60)
Nov. 20 – Hammerknell Chronicle (60)
Nov. 27 – Greenscale's Blight Chronicle (60)
Dec. 4 – Drowned Halls (60)
Dec. 11 – Planebreaker Bastion: Aftermath
Dec. 18 – River Of Souls Chronicle (60)

GeneralEdit

  • Missed out on your House Fluffington title? Fear not! The Corgi rifts will make a sudden return appearance between the times of 11/15 @ 19:00 to 11/18 @ 08:00 server time!
  • New Patron bonus! Patrons can now turn in 10 additional daily quests per day.
  • Queuing as a fully pre-made LFD group now results in repeating the same dungeons less often.
  • Transfiguration now supports weapons that come with particle effects, including many PvP weapons. It now also supports weapons and shields with special color settings, such as Overseer's Aegis.
  • Alts are now part of the mail/gifting auto-complete when typing a name.
  • Fixed an issue with polymorph effects breaking some wardrobe appearances.
  • Particle effects from hidden equipment will no longer show up in the wrong place.
  • Cross-shard players should now be able to open Rifts more reliably.
  • Profanity filtering for naming characters, pets, guilds, dimensions, and guild ranks now checks for profanity from French, German, and English, regardless of your language or the server's language.

Rift Store and ServicesEdit

  • You can now purchase stacks of featured items by shift-clicking on the purchase button or shift-right-clicking on the item icon from the Rift Store homepage.
  • When viewing items, you can now click on various currencies to only show items that use that currency.
  • There are now 2 additional bank vaults that you can unlock in your Bank!
  • By popular demand, a number of auto scaling mounts in classic styles have been added.
  • You are now able to purchase things on the store while running.

PerformanceEdit

  • Significantly increased render range of shadows. Look for this in any large open area with mountains!
  • Low and Min video settings have been adjusted to use the new options we've added.
  • Improved performance for alpha-blended particles.
  • Unlock the main thread CPU affinity by default. The parameter to change this is now called ThreadAffinityMain and takes, as its parameter, a bitmask.

SoulsEdit

ClericEdit

DruidEdit
  • Fae Step: When teleporting to a player in PVP:
  • Damage done by the next 4 damaging abilities of the Cleric's pet are increased by 0.3% per point in the Druid soul for 15s.
  • Damage taken by the Cleric and their pet is reduced by 0.1% per point in the Druid soul for 3s.
  • These bonuses are multiplied by the number of enemy players within 7 meters of the target, up to a maximum of 10.
JusticarEdit
  • Reckoning: Now increases the caster's unmounted movement speed by 15% for 10s.
  • Censure: Now applies a healing intercept to enemy players it damages in PVP.
  • The intercept is equal to 0.17% per point spent in the Justicar soul.
  • This effect can be applied, at most, once every 15s.
ShamanEdit
  • Ride the Lightning: When used to charge a player in PVP:
  • Damage done by the next 4 attacks of the Shaman is increased by .1% per point spent in the Shaman soul for 15s.
  • Damage taken by the Cleric is reduced by 0.1% per point in the Shaman soul for 3 seconds.
  • These bonuses are multiplied by the number of enemy players within 7 meters of the target, up to a maximum of 10.

MageEdit

  • Mage ability tooltips now show the correct Charge gain values when they have been modified by a passive talent.
DominatorEdit
  • Death's Edict: The snare portion of this ability no longer stacks with other snare abilities.
HarbingerEdit
  • Blade Rush: When charging a player in PVP:
  • Damage done by the next 4 damaging melee abilities of the Mage are increased by 0.1% per point in the Harbinger soul for 15s.
  • Damage taken by the Mage is reduced by 0.1% per point in the Harbinger soul for 3s.
  • These bonuses are multiplied by the number of enemy players within 7 meters of the target, up to a maximum of 10.

RogueEdit

AssassinEdit
  • Expose Weakness: Increases damage taken from the Rogue by 6%, up from 4%.
BladedancerEdit
  • Blade Tempo, Double Coup, Dualism, Blade & Soul Parity, Fated Blades: Triggers Battle Dance, which increases damage dealt and reduces damage taken from enemy players based on the number of enemy players around the Rogue, up to a maximum of 20%.
  • Dancing Steel: Now hits up to 8 enemy targets.
  • Hundred Blades: Now hits up to 8 enemy targets.
  • Improved Deadly Dance: Now increases the damage of your next 3 Combo Point generating attacks by 5-15% per Combo Point spent, up from 4-12%. This bonus applies onto to melee weapon attacks.
  • Quick Reflexes: Now also increases the Attack Power and Weapon Damage contribution to your melee weapon attacks by 1-5%.
  • Side Steps: Triggers Recovery Dance that heals the Rogue for 4% of Attack Power every second. The amount healed is increased by a factor based on the number of enemy players around the Rogue when Side Steps is activated, up to maximum of 40.
NightbladeEdit

NIGHTBLADE

  • Enhanced Weapon Enchantments: Now increases the damage of weapon enchantments by 30-90%, up from 25-75%.
  • Heat Retention: Now increases damage done by 3%, up from 2%.
  • Nightrage: The effect triggered from Dusk to Dawn now increases the damage of Blazing Strike and Flame Thrust by 20%, up from 15%.

WarriorEdit

BeastmasterEdit
  • Enrage: This ability can now crit.
  • Strike to Maim: This ability can now crit. The bleed damage is now applied on the first tick.
  • Swiftness: Updated the tooltip to indicate that it increases both in and out of combat movement speed.
ChampionEdit
  • Bull Rush: When activated, increases Critical Hit chance of Warrior AE attacks by up to 60%, based on the number of points spent in the Champion soul and the number of enemy players around the Warrior. Lasts 10s.
  • Cornered Beast:
  • Now deals damage over 3s, down from 6s.
  • Total damage has been reduced.
  • Awards 1 Attack Point every second.
  • Gift of the Champion: Refunctioned. Now increases all damage by 1% per point spent in the Champion soul.
  • Inescapable: Refunctioned. Resets the cooldown of all charges. The next charge no longer has a cooldown and its range is increased by 10m.
  • Mass Slaughter: New talent. Increases the Attack Power and Weapon Damage contribution to AE attacks by 5-15%.
  • One on Many: Now increases the damage of AE attacks by 5-15%. No longer increases the damage of single target attacks.
  • Perfect Timing: Removed.
  • Quick Footed: Increases Attack Power and Weapon Contribution by 2-6%, up from 1-3%.
PaladinEdit
  • Righteous Charge: When activated:
  • Debuffs up to 10 enemy players for 15s, increasing their damage taken by up to 20%, based on the number of points spent in the Paladin soul and the number of enemy players around the Warrior.
  • Reduces damage taken by up to 60% for 3s based on points spent in the Paladin soul, as well as the number of enemy players around the Warrior.
ParagonEdit
  • Thread the Trees: When activated:
  • Increases damage dealt by up to 20% for 15s, based on the number of enemy players around the Warrior and the number of points spent in the Paragon soul.
  • Reduces damage taken by up to 20% based on points spent in the Paragon soul.
  • The number of attacks this damage reduction is applied is based on the number of enemy players around the Warrior.
  • Alacrity: Refunctioned.
  • Lasts 10s. 1 min cooldown. Off GCD.
  • Causes Rising Waterfall, Final Blessing and Reaping Harvest to hit twice.
  • Analyze Weakness: The damage and healing reduction when Turn the Blade is active is reduced to 25/20%.
  • Combat Focus: Instantly adds 3 AP and causes the next direct damaging Finisher to deal 50% more damage.
  • Double Jeopardy: Setting Moon now also increases Critical hit chance with Follow Up Attacks.
  • Grace of the Five Rings: AP and Weapon Contribution increased by 2-6%, up from 1-3%.
  • Improved Flowing Strikes: Now increases damage dealt by 5-10%, up from 3-6%.
  • Open the Stream: Damage has been increased.
  • Predictable Movement: Refunctioned. Now stuns the target for 4s. 30s cooldown.
  • Setting Moon: Now increases the damage of Follow Up attacks by 25%, up from 20%.
  • Shifting Blades: Now off GCD.
  • Strike Like Iron: Now a passive ability.
  • Sweeping Blades: Refunctioned. Single target ability attacks hit up to 4 other enemies.
  • Reduces the damage of all attacks by 70%.
  • No longer a finisher. Off GCD Toggle.
  • Tranquility: Refunctioned. Deals high direct damage.
  • Reduces ranged damage dealt to the Warrior by 20%.
  • Lasts 15s. 15s cooldown. 20m range.
  • Turn the Blade: Reduces GCD by 0.5s. Reduces power cost by 33%. Reduces damage and healing done by 30%.
  • Unleashed: Now a passive ability that increases Attack Power and Weapon Damage contribution by 4% per stack, up from 3%.
  • Way of the Wind: Reaping Harvest now triggers Way of the Wind. Damage has been reduced.
ReaverEdit
  • Shadow of Dread: When activated:
  • Debuffs up to 10 enemy players for 15s, increasing ability costs by 20%.
  • Reduces damage taken by up to 60% for 3s based on points spent in the Paladin soul and the number of enemy players around the Warrior.
RiftbladeEdit
  • Affinity: Increases non Physical damage by 2-10%, up from 1-5%.
  • Burst Synergy: Refunctioned. The next 3 Attack Point generating attacks give 3 Attack Points. 1 min cooldown.
  • Stoneshield: Absorption value has been increased.
  • Storm Burst: Now also drains up to 10% of the enemy's Mana, 10 Energy or 10 Power.
TempestEdit
  • Arc: Increases the damage bonus by 30-90%, up from 25-75%. Now off GCD.
  • Charged Pulse: Cast time reduced from 2s to 1.5s. Damage has been reduced. Now has a cooldown of 21s.
  • Charged Pulse: No longer deals reduced damage in PvP.
  • Close Training: Now also increases damage done by 10%.
  • Delayed Blast: Renamed to Delayed Pulse. Refunctioned. Debuffs the enemy and deals Air damage after 5s. Roots the enemy for 5s after the damage is triggered.
  • Dual Pulse: Damage has been increased. Now has a cooldown of 21s.
  • Electricity Cascade: No longer applies a damage buff when executed. Damage has been increased.
  • Electromagnetic Shield: Now also increases damage done by 10%.
  • Empower: Now stacks with Electromagnetic Shield and Close Training. Now purgeable.
  • Evasive Redirection: Refunctioned. Now an AE knockback. 1 min cooldown.
  • Lightning Torrent: Now deals damage over 3s, down from 6s. Damage has been reduced. Awards 1 Attack Point every second. Now has a cooldown of 21s.
  • Oscillation: Hitting with Storm Torrent, Lightning Torrent or Charged Pulse causes Builders and Double Pulse to deal an additional 4-12% damage for 15s.
  • Quick Recharge: Now reduces the cooldown on Charged Pulse, Dual Pulse, Lightning Torrent and Storm Torrent by 3-6s.
  • Storm Torrent: Now deals damage over 3s, down from 6s. Damage has been reduced. Awards 1 Attack Point every second. Now has a cooldown of 21s.
  • Stormbringer: Now increases the damage of all Tempest abilities by 5-15%.
  • Wavelength: Refunctioned. Resets the cooldown of all Tempest abilities. For the next 15s, Charged Pulse and Dual Pulse no longer have a cooldown. Charged Pulse can be cast instantly. 2 min cooldown.
WarlordEdit
  • Battlefield Experience: Refunctioned. Resets the cooldown of King of the Hill, Decisive Strike, Into the Breach, Clear the Breach and Killing Field. For the next 15s, these abilities require 30% less Power and are no longer on cooldown. 1 min cooldown.
  • Clear the Breach: Enemy players affected by Clear the Breach are debuffed, causing them to take damage whenever a damaging or healing ability is used. Triggered up to 5 times.
  • Deadly Posture: Now increases Critical Hit Chance by 10%, up from 8%.
  • Decisive Strike: Damage has been increased. Now on a 15s cooldown, down from 30s.
  • Disorient: Enemies affected by Charges, Pulls, Summon, Teleports and Finishers now also take 1-2% more damage from the Warrior for 15s.
  • Everything is a Weapon: Now a passive ability.
  • Ready Posture: Refunctioned. Increases damage done by 15%. Increases Critical Hit Damage by 5%. Reduces ability cost by 5%.
  • Recovery Posture: Can now have a critical outcome.
  • Trained Defenses: Now also increases the damage of all attacks by 1-5%.
  • Shatter: The debuff from Breaking Blow now lasts 15s, up from 12s.

ZonesEdit

  • ZE: Fixed some scaling issues with Greater Aelfwar Idol, Mark of the Iron Tyrant, and Hellbug Fissures.
  • The story quests and dailies associated with Tempest Rising, the 1.11 world event, have been removed, as the event has finally come to an end.

Cape JuleEdit

  • Fixed a few rocks that didn't want to stay visible.

The DendromeEdit

  • World Bosses:
  • Kaaz'Ra has had his total health reduced by 30% to account for the time he is invulnerable and summoned minions.
  • The out of combat health regeneration rate for the world bosses has been reduced for Kaaz'Ra and Ahkane the Eternal.
  • It is now easier to trigger these encounters.

Iron Pine PeakEdit

  • After a facelift, Iron Pine is back and looking younger than ever before, and is now targeted for players between levels 27 and 35.
  • Quests have been adjusted so that progressing through the zone is more streamlined.
  • Porticulums have been added to Whitefall Lift as well as Pilgrim's Crossing.
  • Plaques of the Mountaineer can now also be consumed for 50 Icewatch Notoriety.
  • The Storm Legion portal in the middle of Cloudbourne Tarn has been removed.
  • Rare Planar Goods that were formerly found in Whitefall can now be found in at the Endless Watch in Stillmoor.
  • The amount of Notoriety granted for completing Abyssal Precipice has been increased.
  • The number of dailies available in Iron Pine has been decreased, but they grant more notoriety than ever before, in addition to granitng Plaques of the Mountaineer a piece.

Tempest BayEdit

  • Players stuck in Tempest Bay with no way to return to their home city can now speak to Vasil or Yilessa for a ticket back home.

QuestsEdit

  • You can now obtain the Heart of Greenscale needed during the Saga of the Aelfwar from any version of Lord Greenscale!
  • Saga changes:
  • All Saga quests now are organized in their own section of the Quest Log.
  • The Life Saga quest "The End of Hylas" can now be complete in the Chronicle versions of Greenscale's Blight.
  • Personal quests with timers will no longer auto-abandon upon logout.
  • Added Hailol, Empyreal Alliance, and Achyati notoriety tokens as rewards to "The Notorious Few" daily quest.

Dungeons and RaidsEdit

Chronicle: A Hero RisesEdit

  • Made some adjustments to the final encounter:
  • Lowered initial damage of Voltaic Discharge
  • Reduced duration of Voltaic Discharge ground effect.
  • Increased pulse time on Voltaic Discharge damage.
  • Reduced the number of iron dragons around the Eye.

Planebreaker BastionEdit

  • Planebreaker Abominus: The Overseer Council should no longer use Graviton Bomb, Seismic Wave, or Growing Calamity while Planebreaker Abominus is firing his Occular Blasts.

PvPEdit

  • The warfront matchmaking system will attempt to match up players of similar PvP skill levels. There have also been improvements to getting groups to be included in matches regardless of size.
  • Attack distance is increased by 1m if the target is jumping while in PvP combat.
  • Attack distance is increased by 1.5m if both the attacker and the target are moving while in PvP combat.
  • Tier 6 PvP armor and weapons can now be consumed by characters of all callings.

CraftingEdit

  • Fishing and survival skills can no longer be untrained.

ItemsEdit

  • White Wedding Garb and Christmas/Santa/Fae-Yule type hats should now all be dyeable.
  • Snares procced by Sticky Coating will no longer stack with other snare effects.
  • The system for upgrading chronicle items has been simplified: the number of needed upgrade components has been reduced to 3.

DimensionsEdit

  • Added the Infinity Gate dimension. This is unlocked for purchase once you complete achievements for the Infinity Gate raid.
  • You can now see the dimensions you've +1'd on the dimension lists.
  • You can now search for items in your dimension or moving crate.
  • For those of you who want to measure distance in your dimension, find the new Dimensional Distance Indicator in the Interactive section of the Dimensions store.
  • A baker's dozen of new music boxes are up for sale!
  • New dimension items are unlocked for purchase once you complete artifact sets found in certain Expert Dungeons. Find them in the Trophies section of the RIFT Store under Dimensions.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some dimension items to be invisible.
  • Added long and short straight railings to the Rift Store under Dimensions --> Building Blocks, Accessories checkbox.
  • Players can now always see the item list of the dimension they are visiting.

AudioEdit

  • Raptor pets have customized sounds.
  • Added sound to the Architect Drone Hatchling creature.
  • Whirlpool SFX added, underwater mix improved.
  • Fix missing audio in Osmosis Chamber.

UIEdit

  • Added a new alert icon if you have a queued instance that you can join which will allow you to bring the message box back up if you close it.
  • There are new raid target markers for you to use.
  • Fixed raid frame UI text flickering.
  • The macro @gtae specifier now properly respects line of sight.
  • The master loot window will no longer incorrectly disable player names by calling.
  • Added room for additional text in the Upgrade Window to accommodate long item names.
  • Fixed the cooldown overlay in the Bank window so that it lines up correctly with the item icons.
  • Fixed a path on the Gloamwood map so that it no longer directs you to walk off a cliff.
  • Fixed the location of the title name in the Achievements window.
  • Fixed the location of the title and the spacing of UI edges in the Crafting window.
  • Fixed the location of the title within the Quest Log UI.
  • Fixed the location of the presets scrollbar within the Soul Tree window.
  • Fixed the location of the title in the Chronicles window.
  • Fixed the background of the Warfront leaderboards.


For older updates go here Archived Patch Notes.

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