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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

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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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