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Re: Rift!

Postby pierth » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:27 pm

Skye1013 wrote:Haven't been able to play, but reading off the wiki, I think I'm likely to try a necro/plant(chlorowhatsit)/dom mage. Not sure where I'm going with that, but they seem like interesting souls, and the combination should be intriguing :)


Totally your call, but I advise warlock for pretty much any mage build. Being able to lifetap for mana is completely worth it. As far as Dom, I tried it in beta 6 but you have to spec pretty deep in it for the good stuff. YMMV especially at cap vs. lvl 20.
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Re: Rift!

Postby bldavis » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:49 pm

decided im doing 2 things when i get home
1) leveling my cleric (templar/druid/shaman)
2) making a mostly def warrior

YEP! IM GOIN TANK!
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Re: Rift!

Postby d503 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:02 pm

pierth wrote:
Skye1013 wrote:Haven't been able to play, but reading off the wiki, I think I'm likely to try a necro/plant(chlorowhatsit)/dom mage. Not sure where I'm going with that, but they seem like interesting souls, and the combination should be intriguing :)


Totally your call, but I advise warlock for pretty much any mage build. Being able to lifetap for mana is completely worth it. As far as Dom, I tried it in beta 6 but you have to spec pretty deep in it for the good stuff. YMMV especially at cap vs. lvl 20.


One thing to consider is that your third spec is likely to be the least delved into as you get points. I can't remember the total amount of points you get to spend in Soul Trees, but the ZAM and other calculators seem to think you can only go to 66 points. Top tier tree abilities will cost you 31pts to get, and it seems that many tends to do not go much beyond the 31, but it completely depends on your spec.

My advice on the third soul is to find something that has an impactful damage or class buff benefit within the first two branches in so that it's within reach for your final spec.
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Re: Rift!

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Re: Rift!

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 am

Punkss2 wrote:As mentioned before, its open Beta from [tommorrow] to next monday i beleive!
http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?55846-Rift™-Open-Beta-Event-Scheduled-to-Start-February-15th!

By the time I'm able to get it downloaded, the game will have been released for a month :D
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Re: Rift!

Postby Fivelives » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:42 am

So I'm gonna start playing this blind. My current thinking is a paladin/warlord/champion (based on the class descriptions on the website) to give myself some flexibility in soloing while still keeping an instantly desirable role for groups. If I can switch points around whenever, I'd alternate between a paladin/warlord secondary and champion/warlord secondary. I might keep paladin as a secondary, depending on how it plays. Either way, the site has it as both paladins and warlords buffing the group, and champs being kind of pure DPS. So a DPS/self-buffer or a self/group-buffing tank.

I'd like to have some kind of self-heals though, they especially come in handy when soloing. I hope paladins get that.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Eltiana » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:03 am

Fivelives wrote:So I'm gonna start playing this blind. My current thinking is a paladin/warlord/champion (based on the class descriptions on the website) to give myself some flexibility in soloing while still keeping an instantly desirable role for groups. If I can switch points around whenever, I'd alternate between a paladin/warlord secondary and champion/warlord secondary. I might keep paladin as a secondary, depending on how it plays. Either way, the site has it as both paladins and warlords buffing the group, and champs being kind of pure DPS. So a DPS/self-buffer or a self/group-buffing tank.

I'd like to have some kind of self-heals though, they especially come in handy when soloing. I hope paladins get that.

Higher up in the tree, you can spec so some of your abilities have the chance to proc self heals I believe.
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Re: Rift!

Postby d503 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:18 am

Fivelives wrote:So I'm gonna start playing this blind. My current thinking is a paladin/warlord/champion (based on the class descriptions on the website) to give myself some flexibility in soloing while still keeping an instantly desirable role for groups. If I can switch points around whenever, I'd alternate between a paladin/warlord secondary and champion/warlord secondary. I might keep paladin as a secondary, depending on how it plays. Either way, the site has it as both paladins and warlords buffing the group, and champs being kind of pure DPS. So a DPS/self-buffer or a self/group-buffing tank.

I'd like to have some kind of self-heals though, they especially come in handy when soloing. I hope paladins get that.


For tanking, I'll probably go Paladin/Reaver/VoidKnight. You can't really get too far in Warlord to make it worth getting unless you choose is as your secondary spec, but Reaver is so good for threat, I can't pass it up. One of the very early abilities you get is essentially ranged Pestilence, and makes AOE Tanking simple.

Will probably do something like this for Beta 7 Max-level tanking: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1cAhE.x0Vz.ExRhsciozbz.x
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Re: Rift!

Postby Fivelives » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:28 am

Warlord is going to be the secondary in that plan. I haven't been reading anything about the game, and have actively told my friends to stop spoiling it for me - I want to compare What It Says On The Tin with what the actual gameplay is like. So far, everything I know about it comes from their website, and that people say it's relatively polished already.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Loras » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 am

Simply by picking Warlord as a soul (without investing a single point in it), you get a permanent aura that reduces enemies' chance to hit by 5%. That's effectively 5% avoidance just for choosing a soul. I find that pretty godly for a 3rd soul :)
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Re: Rift!

Postby Fivelives » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:59 am

I've been playing for a few days now, and must say - I'm not all that impressed. They took a lot of ideas from other games - the quest system from WoW, the public quest/invasion thing from WAR, etc, and a lot of the classes seem pretty cut & paste from other games. But the only thing they did that I've never seen in another game (the class system) is ridiculously unintuitive and needlessly overcomplicated. It'll also make for a balancing nightmare.

Surprisingly, the thing that bugs me the most? No keybind for /follow. I had to blow a macro spot for it. I'll keep playing it for now, just to see if it wins me over, but it already lost the war of first impressions. Sure, it's pretty - but graphics aren't everything.
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Re: Rift!

Postby bldavis » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:54 am

as im playing more and more
i find my self asking why i even have my warlord and reaver souls?
i just use my paladin one mostly....

plus as im going up that tree, i get a new ability and think OMG I HAZ AS NOW!!!
then there is a ability that you smack them with your shield and it increases your block

a strike that reduces armor and does lots of threat...

its like im home again!
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Re: Rift!

Postby Eaglestrike » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:40 pm

bldavis wrote:as im playing more and more
i find my self asking why i even have my warlord and reaver souls?
i just use my paladin one mostly....

plus as im going up that tree, i get a new ability and think OMG I HAZ AS NOW!!!
then there is a ability that you smack them with your shield and it increases your block

a strike that reduces armor and does lots of threat...

its like im home again!


The first couple tiers of the Reaver tree are quite excellent. AD damage mitigation, pure DR, DoT spreading and making a DoT heal you. It really is nice.
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Re: Rift!

Postby d503 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Eaglestrike wrote:
bldavis wrote:as im playing more and more
i find my self asking why i even have my warlord and reaver souls?
i just use my paladin one mostly....

plus as im going up that tree, i get a new ability and think OMG I HAZ AS NOW!!!
then there is a ability that you smack them with your shield and it increases your block

a strike that reduces armor and does lots of threat...

its like im home again!


The first couple tiers of the Reaver tree are quite excellent. AD damage mitigation, pure DR, DoT spreading and making a DoT heal you. It really is nice.


Definitely agreed. Paladin will be my primary soul, with reaver secondary, and warlord 0pt for the miss aura.
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Re: Rift!

Postby bldavis » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:40 pm

pally/reaver with warlord for aura
2nd role (spec) is BM, Champion, riftblade

now i just need to find a decent weapon....
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