Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Prime: Vigil – Greenscale Blight Is Here!




Greenscale has finally landed on Prime: Vigil! His roar echoes through the lands – he is not just hungry – he’s ravenous!

Of the Blood Storm, no dragon was more familiar to mortal races than Greenscale the Primeval, though this familiarity was a source of terror and sorrow. Greenscale would thunder across Telara, turning every forest into an aggressive, invasive force, seeding the world in vines and vegetation that could devour cities. Even Maelforge, for whom destruction was an ecstatic joy, did not cause widespread devastation on par with Greenscale’s crusade against all things civilized and soft. When Thorvin Sternhammer and his allies finally defeated and imprisoned Greenscale, countless wretches had perished between his teeth, beneath his claws, choked upon his poison breath.
The temple that imprisons him is now named Greenscale’s Blight, its original name long since lost to the ages. It is beginning to crumble under the might of the overgrowth that assails it from all sides.

There is a lot more to this epic tale. Click here to read on!

The first Dragon to challenge Prime: Vigil, Greenscale offers a great many achievements as well as the sort of loot only a greedy ancient would hoard. Remember that this dragon has allies – House Aelfwar has stormed the structure in an attempt to free Greenscale and are not at all happy to see a party of Ascended arriving to quash their plans.

You will face the luminaries of House Aelfwar before you have a chance to encounter the great dragon:
  • Duke Letareus, a brilliant warrior of unshakeable focus.
  • Infiltrator Johlen, loyal spymaster of Hylas, a saboteur of great infamy.
  • Oracle Aleria, a masked figure who channels her fury to all who challenge her.
  • Prince Hylas himself, aloof and disdainful – he will only deign to engage if you master his vassals. Hylas is the mightiest swordsman alive, bolstered by the primal might of Greenscale himself.

At last, you may encounter the ruinous power of the Primeval – and you may not live to tell the tale.
Is YOUR Guild ready for the assault? Are YOU?

Greenscale’s Blight is a Tier 1 20-person raid.

Join the saga through Looking For Raid (LFR) or enter with a raid group through the portal in Stillmoor!
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Prime: Verde Pet & New Character Slot!



We don’t have to say much about Verde, the super cute chibi dragon, other than to say LOOK AT HIS EYES! He is our gift to all Prime players to celebrate the release of Greenscale’s Blight this week!



Log in between May 16 – May 31, 2018 to claim an Itsy Bitsy Dragon Hoard!

This bag can be claimed by ONE character per Prime account. Inside the adorable Verde gazes back at you. He is bringing a gift of his own: a Platinum Planarite Pouch and 5 Sigils of Primal Valor!

What’s more, in response to popular request, and because Archonix really IS a nice guy, all Prime accounts will receive one extra character slot on Vigil with the patch on May 16th. What new character will YOU create?

Thank you for playing on Prime, and good luck on the raid!
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Lucky #13 SOUL PATCH Notes!





This week’s Hotfix #13 brings with it a number of long-awaited balance changes to RIFT Souls!



For the past several months, the team has been focusing on the focus of your biggest requests: souls, callings, and in the case of Prime, global balance work and progression.
We want to thank everyone who’s been testing, offering us detailed build and performance feedback. Our goal is to make more souls and combinations be more fun, competitive and satisfying choices for play, and your input has been invaluable.

We have a TON of stuff included in this mega patch. Grab a coffee, some hot chocolate or some grog and have a read-through. We hope you are excited as we are about it!


RIFT LIVE PATCH NOTES, UPDATE #13, May 16, 2018:
EVENTS:

“The Seeker” starts TODAY!
Run wild over all of old Mathosia, searching for DeadSimon’s lost contraptions. The first to complete the set will win a Silver Tier Loyalty! We’ll give away three more Silver Tiers, randomly drawn from all who complete the set before the deadline of June 15th!
Click here for all the details!

Summerfest:
Corrected the objectives and tracking of “Mitch’s Task,” a subquest of “No Strings Attached.” (this is an advance fix for Summerfest 2018, coming soon with all manner of Tiki-themed rewards!)



RAIDS:
Bosses in Normal Tartaric Depths should now drop Captured Intel, like good little bosses should.




RIFT PRIME PATCH NOTES, UPDATE #13, May 16, 2018:



GREENSCALE’S BLIGHT IS HERE!
Greenscale’s Blight is a Tier 1 20-person raid.
Join the saga through Looking For Raid (LFR) or enter with a raid group directly through the portal in Stillmoor! If LFR, the requirements are 100 Hit, and 420 Endurance for Tanks.

All you need to know about Greenscale is here!



EVENTS:
Prime: Vigil Challenge III starts NOW!
Three challenging challenges challenge you from today to June 15th.
Read all about the challenge here.



LIMITED TIME PRIME LOGIN GIFT: VERDE!
Thank you for playing Prime! In honor of the release of Greenscale’s blight, we want to reward ALL Prime players with Verde, a teeny commemorative version of his lumpiness! Verde is a companion pet and comes with his own teeny hoard.
Log in to claim your Itsy Bitsy Dragon Hoard to obtain a tiny dragon companion pet, a small mound of Planarite and a sprinkling of Sigils of Primal Valor. Act now – you only have until 5/31 to claim this reward!



NEW PRIME CHARACTER SLOT:
MORE options for you to explore – a 3rd character slot has been opened up for all players on Prime shards!



CRAFTING:
CRAFTING RIFTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Weekly crafting quests for Apothecary, Armorsmith, Artificer, Outfitter, Runecrafting, and Weaponsmith reward a Crafting Rift Lure.



RAIDS:

Synergy Crystal set bonuses now apply to all Raid tier 1 gear.



COMBAT CHANGES:
A pack of determined Devs has reworked the way combat damage is calculated, which fixes some issues with specific abilities dealing too much or too little damage as compared to the tooltip. Tooltip damage should now be accurate.

QUESTS:
Galenir’s Last Act – The heal from the Soothing Stone has been increased.

ARTIFACTS:
DeadSimon has used a delicate pointy thing to fix a bug that caused artifact set turn-ins to display more xp than you actually gain.


SOUL UPDATES – LIVE AND PRIME:

Updated several tooltips to be much more full of truthiness – please continue to report any that are off-kilter and we’ll take a flyswatter to them too.
Updated buff stacking for numerous abilities across all callings for both active and passive buffs. Many of these were giving inappropriate bonuses due to being part of an incorrect group. I guess we can say “You’re welcome!” and “Sorry for your loss!” depending on where your character build falls in this correction.



WARRIOR: General Notes
Fixed an issue where warriors would have negative energy regeneration with their eternal weapon equipped and the Warchanter buff Deep Breaths active.
Fixed an issue where the warrior’s energy bar would bounce between 0 and 20 several times when the energy regen buff from their eternal weapon was applied.



WARRIOR – Champion
Grim Satisfaction – Removed the internal cooldown on the proc.
Mired – Increased damage bonus to 4/8/12% from 3/6/9%.



WARRIOR – Liberator
Liberator abilities Mass Casualty Response, Prolonged Recovery and Liberation Treatment no longer benefit from Paragon’s Turn the Blade GCD reduction if points are spent in Search and Rescue.



WARRIOR – Paragon:
Modified how Flowing Strikes and Improved Flowing Strikes work. The player will now only get a single buff, either Flowing Strikes or Improved Flowing Strikes. Improved Flowing Strikes now provides both the crit bonus from Flowing Strikes and its previous damage boost.
Updated the tooltip for Paragon Flowing Strikes talent to improve clarity.
Force of Will – Now also increases crit damage of Follow Up Attacks by an additional 3/6/9%.
Turn the Blade – Reduced the damage and healing penalty to 20%.
Analyze Weakness – Now reduces the damage and healing penalty from Turn the Blade to 15/10% for Paragon abilities.
Weapon Master – Now also reduces the cooldown of Flurry by 7.5/15s.



WARRIOR – Reaver:
Explosive Infestation now affects up to 5 enemies (previously affected 2)
Septic Wounds now also causes Dire Blow and Desecrating Blow to have a 20% chance, per Attack Point consumed, to refresh all of your active Reaver damage over time effects on the enemy.
Removed talent Deadly Reach.
New Talent: Pandemic Synergy – Your abilities, except for Reaver damage over time abilities, deal 2/4/6% increased damage to an enemy for each Reaver damage over time effect you have on that enemy. Tier 2 talent. 3 points.
Updated how Decaying Defenses is implemented. It now applies a debuff which appears separately from the Flesh Rot DoT effect. Only 1 stack of this debuff can be on a target at a time, regardless of caster.
Updated the tooltip for Plague Bringer to increase clarity.
Updated Septic Wounds chance to refresh Reaver DoTs to 35% per Attack Point consumed.



WARRIOR – Riftblade
Enhanced Burst has been changed to “Increases the Critical Hit Chance of Burst abilities by 7/15%. Hitting with a Burst ability increases the damage of non Physical attacks by 10/20% for 6 seconds.”
Increased the damage of Scald to be 4.5/9%, 9/18%, 13.5/27% of Attack Power based on Attack Points used.
Scald can now be triggered on enemies affected by Flame Burst or Flamespear.
Elemental Flux – Increased the Blade buff proc chance bonus to 5/10/15/20/25%.
Burst Synergy – Reduced cooldown from 1 min to 45s.
Improved Frost Strike – Now also increases damage from Finishers by 5/10%.
Elemental Caress – Now increases damage by 3/6%, up from 2/4%.
Intensify – Modified to Increases Critical Hit Chance by 2/4/6% and Critical Hit Damage by 5/10/15%.
Enhanced Burst – Now also adds a 25% chance for hitting with a Burst ability to award 1/2 combo points.



WARRIOR – Warlord
Reduced the duration of the DoT from Arterial Strike to 6s. The total damage dealt by the DoT remains the same.
Updated the Wave of Steel ability description to show how much damage bonus is gained if the ability is used after a Warlord Finisher.
Three Moves Ahead now increases Wave of Steel and Piercing Thrust damage by 10/20/30%. Up from 5/15/25%.
Combat Training now increases damage by 5/10%. Up from 2/5%.
The damage bonus from Down and Dirty is now 3/6%. Up from 2/4%.
The Advance Planning buff from King of the Hill now also affects Decisive Strike.



ROGUE – Riftstalker:
Updated the tooltip of the normal version of Planar Rejuvenation to correctly indicate the duration of the healing effect.

ROGUE – Saboteur:
Fixed an issue where Bombs Away! would stop causing Detonate to grant a combo point after respawning from death.



CLERIC – Justicar:
Fixed an issue where the Justicar’s Even Justice ability would proc its legendary effects with its normal version.
Updated how Salvation and Legendary Salvation are setup. The new setup avoids potential healing reductions when Salvation healing interacts with buffs that increase healing. Players should generally notice no change to the ability.



CLERIC – Runeshaper:
Bonus Rune of Smiting damage from Legendary Seal of Vulnerability can now only be triggered by the Seal’s original caster.
Fixed an issue where Rune of Travail, with the Powered Inscription talent, could occasionally refresh a normal Seal of Vulnerability with the legendary version.
Fixed another issue where Rune of Travail, with the Powered Inscription talent, would refresh Seal of Pain with Seal of Vulnerability instead.
Fixed a minor issue where an extra debuff effect would appear on the target momentarily when Seal of Enhancement was cast.

CLERIC – Druid
Fixed an issue preventing Wild Strike from adding stacks of Natural Force.



MAGE – Chloromancer:
Fixed an issue where the non-Chloromancer damage penalty on Lifegiving and Lifebound Veilscould be removed.



MAGE – Frostkeeper:
Inner Might now has a stack size of 1. This should address the worst of an exploit where players were building up large stacks of this buff.



MAGE: Mystic Archer:
Elemental Bonds can now only have a single buff active at a time.



MAGE – Pyromancer:
Updated the talent description for Pyromancer’s Vengeance to accurately reflect how the talent functions. It now indicates it increases the proc chance of Pyromancer’s Blessing by 2/4% per stack instead of 1 / 2% per stack. This is only a change to the tooltip and does not affect talent or ability functionality.



Additional Soul changes for PRIME only:
  • Rogue – Reverted the damage nerf to Fragmentation Sticky Bomb. BOOM!
  • Cleric – Reverted the damage nerf to Aggressive Avarice and Rune of Smiting. POW!
  • Mage – Reverted the damage nerf to Elemental Barrage. ZAP!



Additional Patch Note:

GILDED PROPHECY:

Unglued Uruluuk’s Staff out of the miserly hands of its keeper – it will now drop as it should.



Questions? Comments? We bet you’ve got ’em and we look forward to them all on our Official Feedback Threads!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pagoda Dimension Challenge!





Faeblight United has mounted a fantastic challenge – Build a pagoda in a RIFT Dimension! Pictured is the Moonlight Pagoda by Qalexia@Faeblight – now it’s time to bring yours to life!



This unique challenge is brought to you by Faeblight United! This roleplaying guild is dedicated to keeping Telara creative and fun. They maintain a terrific site for stories, events, ideas and everything you need to create a truly moving tale for your character in RIFT!

Faeblight United member Kuula has posted the following on our forums. You can enter directly on this thread:
Pagoda Dimension Challenge

THE CHALLENGE:Construct a Pagoda in a dimension. Here is your chance to show how imaginative, technical and/or crazy you are!

DEFINITION:
A temple or sacred building, usually a tower and typically having upward-curving roofs over the individual stories. Pagodas come in many different sizes, as some may be small and others may be large. Pagodas traditionally have an odd number of levels, a notable exception being the eighteenth-century pagoda designed by Sir William Chambers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. The pagodas in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are very different from Chinese and Japanese pagodas. Pagodas in those countries are derived from Dravidian architecture.

This contest is to encourage the design of a structure that would be classified as a Pagoda, but is not limited to any particular style.

DATES:
This contest begins Sunday, April 8th, 2018 and ends at 1200 (Noon) PDT on Sunday, July 8th, 2018, with the winners announced by Saturday, July 14th, 2018.
Entries posted after the closing time and date will not be accepted.

PRIZES (ONE PER CATEGORY!):
  • 1st Place Prize: 3 REX
  • 2nd Place Prize: 2 REX
  • 3rd Place Prize: 1 REX
Each Judge Will Pick A Choice: 1 REX for each judges choice
(Trion Worlds will also award a secret prize to be drawn from all accepted entries! ~Brasse)

RULES:
This contest is open to all shards – EU and NA.
You can build in ANY dimension.



— READ THIS CAREFULLY —

THE DIMENSION MUST HAVE A CLEAR PAGODA STRUCTURE.
This contest is for new or existing builds.
Dimensions must be closed to the public until Sunday, July 8th, 2018.
Entries must be open for judging on Monday, July 9th, 2018, and remain open through the announcement of the winner. Any dimension not open by the closing date for entries will be disqualified from judging.
Everything is permitted for building. Premade pieces, etc.

** NOTE: The Pagoda structure does NOT have to be accessible. You can make a structure that is amazing but cannot be entered and has nothing inside; that is fine, it would need to stand on its own merit.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
  • Technical Detail – proportions, accuracy, quality
  • Imagination – morphing, originality, creative
  • Aesthetics – flow, theme, appeal

JUDGES:
  • KelariCuddles
  • Emmalythe
  • Kuula
  • Sparklynn

SUBMISSIONS:
All entries must be submitted on this forum post.

ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Character Name: (annotate if there is a primary character that we should contact instead)
Shard:
Dimension Name:



We can hardly wait to see the entries – and we’ll show pictures of the winners on one of our RIFT livestreams! ~Brasse
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Blythe’s Prime Design Challenge!






Dimensioneering on Prime? It’s a BIG DEAL! Veteran “Dimensionerd” Blythe is running a challenge on Vigil just for you! Let’s see if we can inspire a few more people to build out their homes and dreams on Prime!


You can’t keep a good Dimensioneer down! When it was first learned that Prime: Vigil was a progression server with a probable end date, many folks said “NO WAY!” to building out dimensions on this brand new service… but that didn’t last long. Blythe leads the charge of driven builders working within the sharp constraints of a new server economy with limited drops, and as you can see by the cozy home above, amazing things can be accomplished!


Now Blythe is running a Prime: Vigil Dimensioneering challenge!


PRIME DESIGN!

Playing on Prime means starting from scratch…new characters, small bags, and we also start with small piles of dimension items…what can we do with them?!

Let’s find out!


WHEN:

April 17 – May 31. (All entries must be open no later than 9pm EST/6pm PDT on May 31st.)


WHAT TO DO:

  1. Choose a theme. A house? A bar? A picnic? A jumping puzzle? A wedding chapel? Whatever makes you happy!
  2. Give your dimension a name that fits the theme 
  3. Reply to this thread with the following information:
  • Dimension Owner’s name
  • Name of Dimension
  • Optional: any details about your theme you’d like to share


JUDGING CRITERIA

1. How well your theme is represented. (Is it a house with rooms to eat/sleep? Is it a bonfire party with food/chairs? Is it a garden with gazebo and morphed wildlife? Is it a jump puzzle with cool ending scene?)


2. Creativity and ingenuity. (Did you use something out of the ordinary? Did you make something unexpected out of something common?)


3. Quality of build. (Did you try to place items so they lined up without gaps? Is anything floating in the air when it shouldn’t be? Is there flickering from overlapped objects?)


PRIZES!


Trion has generously donated prizes for the top 3 winners (thank you!)


First, Second, and Third Place winners will each receive a special Dimension Key, along with 30 Days of Patron time! (The exact keys are a mystery right now, as they’re being set up for this contest. Details to come!)

In addition, I will personally be awarding 3 random winners some personal Prime “design“ for your building toons! Your choice of….

Hair Color Bundle, Skin Color Set Bundle, Extended Hair Style Set, Faction Change Scroll, or Last Name Scroll

*Note* entries must have used at least 50 items placed to be eligible for the random drawing (to avoid someone just opening a dim, putting one object down and calling it a day, heh)


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:


  1. Contest dims can be public or private up until judging, it is up to you if you’d like to keep it under wraps. 
  2. Only privately owned dimensions may be entered. (no guild dims for this contest)
  3. If you have a friend that is helping you, that’s ok. However, only the dimension owner will be able to claim the prize.
  4. All dimension items can be used (crafted, dropped, fished, store purchased etc, premade structures to planks…all are welcome. Creativity and how you use them is what counts!)
  5. Builds begun before this contest ARE eligible should you choose to enter. Vigil is still in its infancy as a shard, and so are all the dims! 
  6. Ideas should be your own, so saved sets from Dimensionaddicts website belonging to another builder cannot be used.
  7. One entry per account, please. (If you happen to have more than one Prime account to play more characters, you may enter once for each though!)
A note to new builders: This is a GREAT chance to jump in and give it a try! Not sure what “morphing” means? Check this link originally posted by the fabulous Kiwi: Morphing tutorial

Any questions? Please post them to this forum thread so both questions and answers can be shared with everyone.

Happy building Vigil, I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Enter…






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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Prime: Vigil Challenge III





My how time flies! Ascended, your third Prime challenge can be seen on the horizon! This time, we are focusing on a new challenge coming to both Prime and Live, as well as showcasing Twisted Artifacts and Crafting Rifts to Prime.


The Second PRIME: VIGIL Challenge ends on May 17th, so you still have time to hit your goals in that! We’ll announce the winners the following week. [link to Challenge II blog]

Now On to Challenge III!

The third challenge starts on May 18, 2018 at 12:01 AM PDT (7:00 AM UTC),

and ends on June 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT (7:00 PM UTC 05/18/18)

THE SEEKER

DeadSimon has lost a large number of Confounded Contraptions across old Mathosia. Collect all 110 to earn his everlasting gratitude!

The top three finishers and three who completed it any time during the event will receive the unreleased Demonette Wings, many months in advance of general release. In fact, the winners will get both the mount and costume versions of the wings!

Everyone who finishes this achievement, forevermore, gains the title: “The Confounded.” It’s a new achievement (for Live and Prime) and will continue past the challenge phase.

Note: the contraptions are much, MUCH smaller than the one shown in the image below!



CRAFTING RIFTS CHALLENGE

Prime players have been looking for Crafting Rifts for some time, and we have too – here’s how to use them to complete an official challenge!

Think you’re dedicated enough? Are you up for three hundred Crafting Rifts? We know some of you are!

First three to complete and three randomly drawn from all who complete during the event: A unique title that we want to open up to your ideas. Send us your suggestions!


TWISTED ARTIFACTS CHALLENGE


More mayhem ensues as the coveted Twisted Artifacts become an even more valuable target on Prime. This is your advance notice to gather enough planarite to purchase Omen Sight or Quantum Sight in advance! Starting at the event kickoff on May 18th, collect 500 Twisted Artifacts! Sorry, the ones already in your pockets do not count.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Live Event: Caduto’s Maze of Madness! 05/20





PLAYER-RUN EVENT! Our beloved puzzle-guru and achievement hunter Caduto became infected with Dead Simon’s madness and created a dimensional maze to challenge all those who were brave (or foolhardy) enough! Rumor has it that some time ago, a few fearless Telarans, lured by the promising rewards, entered the maze, but none of them were ever seen again…


On Sunday, the May 20th, 2018, the maze will reopen and you’ll have a chance to prove yourselfand earn awesome rewards! You do not need to sign up for the event, just be there in time when the gates open!





What?
A public race through a huge maze in a dimension. Will you be the first to find the way out?

Who?
Everyone who wants to participate! All you need is a character on Gelidra (EU)! A level 1 character is fine, so you can also make a new character to participate if you are from NA or Prime!

When?
Sunday, 2018-05-20 at 12:00 noon Pacific/ 19:00 UTC (EU Server Time)

Where?
Caduto’s Dimension “Maze of Madness” on Gelidra (EU)

Prizes
The first 3 who make it through the maze will be rewarded with awesome prizes! Additionally, there are 40 artifacts hidden in the maze. The person who collects most of them and successfully leaves the maze within the time limit of 1 hour, will be rewarded a special prize!
  • 1st prize
  • 2nd prize
  • 3rd prize
  • Special prize: most artifacts

Each of these will win their choice of several cool mounts (Live players) or Patron Pass (Prime players). First place will get to choose first! By the way, the person with the most artifacts could also place in the top three, earning TWO mounts (or Patron Passes). If the player is from NA, a mount can be rewarded on their home server. Sorry Prime folks, no mounts for you!
Prizes provided by Trion and the RIFT Dev team.


You prefer to watch the show instead of participating? Join the spectator area of the dimension, or join us on twitch.tv/seshatar!

There might also be giveaways on Twitch for you!

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Prime: Omega PTS Opening Soon!



RIFT PTS will soon offer a second server at shard select: Omega!
We’ve been hard at work on this project over the weekend, which will allow us to better test features and balance before sending them to Prime. The current plan is to release it on Monday, April 30th. We’ll be sure to update forums and socials when it spins up!



What’s the difference?

“Omega” runs on a Prime config and will have a test build of unreleased Prime changes on it.
“PTS” runs on a Live config with access to all Live classes/levels/abilities.

We plan to set up boost NPCs on Omega to allow characters set level and gear (unlike Live’s PTS, you can’t copy a Prime character to Omega at this time)
The main purpose of Omega is to make soul balance changes visible on the Prime configuration before publish.

It is important to mention that many of these changes will apply to both Live and Prime, where Prime is a subset of Live.
Souls on both services will benefit over time from the Omega PTS!


PTS/OMEGA PATCH NOTES


BUFF STACKING GROUPS
Updated buff stacking for numerous abilities across all callings for both passive and active buffs. Many of these were giving inappropriate bonuses due to being placed in an incorrect stacking group.

Cleric
– Defiler – Unstable Transformation (Normal and Legendary)
– Druid – Resounding Blow (Legendary)
– Druid – Nature’s Edict
– Inquisitor – Perseverance (Legendary)
– Inquisitor – Radical Coalescence (Legendary)
– Mastery – Divine Favor
– Runeshaper – Rune of Castigation (Smiting Force Buff)
– Runeshaper – Seal of Vulnerability (Normal and Legendary)
– Runeshaper – Inscribe Fate (Normal and Legendary)
– Shaman – Crushing Blow (Legendary)
– Shaman – Furious Assault (Legendary)

Mage
– Archon – Illuminate (Legendary – Illuminated Earth buff)
– Arbiter – Arcane Shielding
– Arbiter – Biting Wind (Legendary)
– Arbiter – Mana Aegis
– Chloromancer – Radiant Spores (Legendary)
– Dominator – Neural Prod (Legendary)
– Elementalist – Cycle of Fury
– Elementalist – Prismatic Volley (Legendary – Prismatic Cycle buff)
– Frostkeeper – Cold Front
– Frostkeeper – Transcendent Abjuration (Legendary)
– Harbinger – Storm Slash (Legendary)
– Harbinger – Combat Mastery
– Necromancer – Soul Bond (Legendary)
– Necromancer – Death’s Ally (Damage boost for pets)
– Pyromancer – Fusillade (Legendary – Passive Cinder Burst boost)
– Warlock – Void Barrage (Legendary – Passive DoT boost)
– Warlock – Neddra’s Grasp (Legendary)

Primalist
– Berserker – Primal Avatar: Tiger (Legendary – Underworld Shards buff)
– Berserker – Icy Cleave (Legendary)
– Maelstrom – Flashpoint Beacon
– Maelstrom – Hot to the Touch
– Maelstrom – Scald (Legendary)
– Dervish – Lashing Wind
– Dervish – Seismic Smash (Normal and Legendary)
– Dervish – Font of Savagery
– Dervish – Quick Breeze
– Farseer – Thread of Fate
– Farseer – Twisted Fate
– Farseer – Empower Self
– Preserver – Essence Flow
– Preserver – The Coming Storm
– Preserver – Invigorate (Normal and Legendary)
– Preserver – Vine Whip (Legendary)
– Primal Lord – Bloodletting
– Primal Lord – Paired Strikes
– Primal Lord – Circle of Life
– Primal Lord – Harmony of Life
– Primal Lord Font of Bloodlust (Normal and Legendary)
– Primal Lord – Scything Strike (Normal and Legendary)
– Primal Lord – Stingers Spines
– Primal Lord – Rip and Tear
– Titan – Titan’s Fury
– Titan – Earthquake
– Titan – Living Wall
– Vulcanist – Vorpal Salvo (Legendary)

Rogue
– Assassin – Master of Poisons (Legendary)
– Marksman – Barbed Shot
– Mastery – Repetitive Strikes
– Physician – Maintenance Therapy (Legendary)
– Saboteur – Final Countdown
– Saboteur – Last Ditch Effort (Legendary)
– Saboteur – Time Bomb
– Ranger – Ace Shot (Legendary)
– Ranger – Animalism (Legendary)
– Ranger – Call: Razorbeast (Legendary)
– Tactician – Energy Alteration
– Tactician – Curative Engine

Warrior
– Mastery – Precision Strikes
– Paladin – Shield of the Hero
– Paladin – A Good Defense
– Paladin – Wall of Light
– Liberator – Liberation Treatment
– Reaver – Shadow of Dread (Legendary)
– Reaver – Septic Wounds
– Tempest – Lighting Torrent (Legendary)
– Warchanter – Combat Medic
– Warchanter – Vim
– Warlord – Everything is a Weapon (Legendary)
– Warlord – Piercing Thrust
– Warlord – Sergeant’s Order (Legendary)
– Void Knight – Accord of Resilience
– Void Knight – Protective Shield


CLERIC


JUSTICAR
– Fixed an issue where the Justicar’s Even Justice ability would proc its legendary effects with its normal version.

RUNESHAPER
– Seal of Vulnerability: Bonus Rune of Smiting damage from Legendary Seal of Vulnerability can now only be triggered by the Seal’s original caster.
– Rune of Travail: Fixed an issue where Rune of Travail, with the Powered Inscription talent, could occasionally refresh a normal Seal of Vulnerability with the legendary version.
– Rune of Travail: Fixed another issue where Rune of Travail, with the Powered Inscription talent, would refresh Seal of Pain with Seal of Vulnerability instead.
– Seal of Enhancement: Fixed a minor issue where an extra debuff effect would appear on the target momentarily when Seal of Enhancement was cast.
– Rune of Smiting – Updated the debuff tooltip from the Rune Layering talent to indicate how much damage will be done.

SENTINEL
– Light of Redemption (Legendary) – Updated the tooltip to show the % damage reduction granted to the target


MAGE


FROSTKEEPER
– Inner Might: Should now properly max out at one stack.

HARBINGER
– Eldritch Armor: Fixed an issue where Bloom would consume the reactive buff.


PRIMALIST


PRIMAL LORD
– Scything Strike (Legendary) – Previously the tooltip of the ability was incorrectly listing the damage increase for the next ability at 50%. The damage increase is actually 15%. The tooltip has been corrected to show the actual value of the buff. This is only an update to the tooltip, no functionality of the ability has been changed.

VULCANIST
– Vorpal Salvo (Legendary) – Updated the tooltip to show the amount of increase provided to Stroke of Brilliance.


ROGUE


BARD
– Reworked the behind-the-scenes setup of Resonance to cause less ability system load. This should cause no functional changes to the way Resonance works with Motifs of Bravery, Regeneration, and Tenacity.

SABOTEUR
– Bombs Away! – Fixed an issue where Bombs Away! would stop causing Detonate to grant a combo point after respawning from death.



WARRIOR

– Fixed an issue where Warriors would have negative energy regeneration with their eternal weapon equipped and the Warchanter buff Deep Breaths active.
– Fixed an issue where the Warrior’s energy bar would bounce between 0 and 20 several times when the energy regeneration buff from their eternal weapon was applied.

CHAMPION
– Grim Satisfaction – Removed the internal cooldown on the proc.
– Mired – Increase damage bonus to 4/8/12%. Up from 3/6/9%.

LIBERATOR
– Liberation Treatment – Updated the tooltip to show the % increase healing applied to non-Liberator healing abilities.

PARAGON
– Flowing Strikes: Updated the tooltip to improve clarity. Modified how Flowing Strikes and Improved Flowing Strikes works. The character will now only get a single buff, either Flowing Strikes or Improved Flowing Strikes. Improved Flowing Strikes now provides boththe crit bonus from Flowing Strikes and its previous damage boost.
– Force of Will – Now also increases crit damage of Follow Up Attacks by an additional 3/6/9%.
– Turn the Blade – Reduced the damage and healing penalty to 20%.
– Analyze Weakness – Now reduces the damage and healing penalty from Turn the Blade to 15/10% for Paragon abilities.
– Weapon Master – Now also reduces the cooldown of Flurry by 7.5/15s.

RIFTBLADE
– Blade of the Ascended (Legendary): Updated the additional portion of the Legendary tooltip to read, “Casting a Finisher reduces the delay between your auto-attacks by 75% for 10 seconds.” This is to clarify what the effect does and does not change any functionality of the ability.
– Improved Avatar – Updated tooltip for better clarity on what is being changed.
– Avatar of the Rift – Changed Elemental damage to Non Physical damage. This is done for terminology consistency within the soul.
– Elemental Flux – Increased the Blade buff proc chance bonus to 5/10/15/20/25%.
– Burst Synergy – Reduced cooldown from 1 min to 45s.
– Improved Frost Strike – Now also increases damage from Finishers by 5/10%.
– Elemental Caress – Now increases damage by 3/6%. Up from 2/4%.
– Intensify – Modified to, “Increases Critical Hit Chance by 2/4/6% and Critical Hit Damage by 5/10/15%.
– Enhanced Burst – Now also adds a 25% chance for hitting with a Burst ability to award 1/2 combo points.

WARLORD

– Defensive Posture: Fixed an incorrect tooltip.
– Everything is a Weapon (Legendary) – Updated the tooltip to show the % damage increase instead of saying “double”.
– Piercing Thrust – Updated the tooltip to show the % damage increase if used after a Warlord finisher instead of saying “greatly increased”.
– One Two Punch – Reworded Base Damage to just Damage.
– Precise Strikes – Reworded Base Damage to just Damage.
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Friday, April 27, 2018

RIFTstream 04/27: Hosting LunamileGaming!



HOSTING LunamileGaming this week: 04/27, 11:30 AM PT (18:30 UTC) – Telaran mayhem and prizes!



This week, our RIFT Dev team is all-in on Greenscale’s Blight (now scheduled for May 9th), balance and other quality of life improvements… as well as a super secret challenge coming to both Prime and Live later in May – more on that NEXT week, when we will have the team on stream again!

Meanwhile, join us as we host LunamileGaming; this set of variety streamers runs the full gamut of online game experiences. Let’s see their take on Telaran adventure!

Friday, April 27th
11:30 AM PT (18:30 UTC)
https://www.twitch.tv/lunamilegaming (join their channel to enter for prizes)

http://twitch.tv/trionworlds

We will simulcast on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but again, you must be in Lunamile’s channel to enter for prize giveaways! Give them a follow while you’re there!
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Mounts! LIVE: Planar Plucker, PRIME: Aurora & More!




The Planar Plucker was built from scavenged bits of Crucia’s defeated army; our take on beating swords to ploughshares! This brand new mount model is ready to help you harvest plants and wood without dismounting!



RIFT Live store update!

If you do any harvesting at all, you know the drill; run to a node, dismount, harvest, remount, run to the next node. Hop off, dig, hop on, run, hop off, dig, hop on… it is time-wasting, achy-breaky work! Stoop no more!

Ride high and reap well with the brand new Planar Plucker! This beauty comes with a lifetime warranty. You’ll never have to take it in for servicing, and thanks to Crucia’s stunning no-waste fuel cells, the Plucker is entirely energy efficient! By the way, no need to mention to her that we made off with the tech. That might not end well.

These are rare and highly sought-after mounts, and like the Greenata, is available for direct sale on the store! They go on sale April 25th, for a limited time. The Planar Plucker is available only on RIFT Live; Prime folks don’t even know who Crucia IS yet. They’ll find out soon enough…



We’re also bringing back the White Squirrel Mount for direct sale! As much as we all love squirrels, they have not managed the leap to Prime yet, so they will be offered on our Live service only!



Many of you have asked for combat pet skins to come back, and in honor of Defiance 2050’s Beta weekends, we’re bringing back the Hellbug combat pet skin bundles! A different hellbug skin for Druids, Necromancers, Rogues and Warriors! Snap them up fast! Available on the RIFT store on our Live service only!

RIFT Prime Store update!

We have some lovely new offerings for citizens of Vigil! On April 25th, you’ll be able to collect lovely new-to-you mounts, companion pets and costumes! All are available for credits on the RIFT in-game store.



MOUNTS:
Aurora, regal and stunning in every shofting shades of blue, will increase your speed by 60%, and will scale up if you acquire faster mounts over time. Aurora was first made available on Live through the Carnival of the Ascended, and she has now made her way to Vigil!

We know many of you have enjoyed your Armored White Tiger, but who doesn’t love to switch things up now and then? Let’s take a ride on the dark side with the Armored Black Tiger. It’s ebon hues are perfect for formal occasions or for sneaking up on your enemies at night. He offers 60% speed boost, or will match the level of your fastest mount.


COMPANION PETS:

It’s raining cats and dogs – here, take one of each!

Corpus Kitty – everyone’s favorite undead cat. Clearly she wasn’t ready to leave this plane after her seven lives were used up! A perfect companion for practitioners of dark arts, or those who just want something a little less ordinary.

Kirby – you’ve seen him lounging magnificently on our livestreams, and now you can help Kirby get the exercise he so desperately needs!



COSTUMES:

A change of costume may make all the difference. Don the Centurion’s Bundle or Sanctuary Guard’s Bundle and shine in any circumstance! Completely stain-proof, these outfits will not be ruined after a long night’s hunting foray or drunken adventure through the dankest dungeons!
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