There are four different callings (class archetypes) in Rift: Cleric, Mage, Rogue and Warrior. This guide will focus on giving you information about the Warrior calling, tell you its pros and cons and hopefully get you to play this fun class.
Rift is a fresh and exciting MMORPG game developed by Trion Worlds which thousands of players are currently enjoying. Warrior is just one of the exciting callings you can play, so read on to find out why it’s so much fun.
There are nine different Warrior souls (think of it like subclasses) available to players: Beastmaster, Champion, Paladin, Paragon, Reaver, Riftblade, Vindicator, Void Knight and Warlord. Several of these are designed for tanking, while others are specialized in dealing damage. There’s also the Beastmaster, the only warrior soul with a pet, and the Vindicator which is designed for PvP combat.
Warrior Class Overview
Gamers will be confused and overwhelmed on what kind of Rift warrior classes are they going to use, due to their unique abilities and specifications. But before you make a choice on which one of them is the right character for you, assess first your level and soul’s ability to customize. As gamers level up, they can also gain a soul point which gives them to access more powers and skills. There are hundreds of combinations to choose from, depending on your individual skills. Here are some descriptions of one of the best rift classes.
One of the rift classes is the warrior. They are barbarian who raids a village and a knight who commands the troop to adhere with the personal combat, discipline and martial training. Every warrior is taught how to fight close in battle fields, and delivers in return a serious wounds and damages unto their targeted opponents. They are elemental forces who are a fast growing number of warriors wherein at the same time they are incorporating magical spells and techniques. They are also expert in different styles of martial arts. They are very combative persons and usually the front liners in the battle fields. Both barbarians who are noble and knights who are corrupt meet equally on the battlefields.
These warriors are reliable in giving a heavy fighting force.
They are hard disciplined and brave fighters who never let their fame falter. They can also protect others who are weak and thinks that they are stronger. They are fund of making sinister motives and they take every battle as a chance to drink their opponents’ blood. A warrior thinks that victory’s key to success is outlast of one’s co-warrior. Another thing that makes them a more competitive warrior is that, they are mostly spending their whole lives in training their bodies and making sure that their powers and strengths are more exceptional than the others.
The Rift Warriors are relying on their heavy plated armor for protection for their close target of the opponents. Their equipments are large, covered with armors. They are also making sure that their swords and axes are enough to cut their opponents into pieces. Warriors’ key to success is their magical technique and tough discipline. This makes them enough to blow their targets away. They are best in close combat fighting. They never think that their group will lose; instead they are making sure they win and tear their targets into pieces.
For a complete strategy and leveling guide for the Warrior calling in Rift be sure to check out this all-in-one Rift Warrior Strategy Guide which includes a breakdown of souls, equipment, must-do quests, a complete leveling guide, info on mechanics, spells, PvP, crafting and a lot more.
Front-line combatants without peer, Warriors reliably make up the core of any fighting force. These hardened and disciplined fighters never falter, and can be counted on to protect those weaker than themselves. But virtue is not a defining characteristic. Many Warriors conceal sinister motives, every battle a chance to slake their bloodlust.
A Warrior knows that the key to victory is to outlast one’s foe, carefully waiting for the opportune moment to mount a devastating assault. To this end, Warriors will spend decades training their bodies, building up a reservoir of power to see them through any fight.
The Warrior does not use mana. Instead he uses energy, which might remind you of stamina in other games. Energy replenishes much quicker then mana. Another interesting mechanic the warrior uses are action points. Action points are displayed as crossed swords under your health bar, the max amount of action points a warrior can have is 3. Certain abilities will grant the warrior actions points when used, and Finisher abilities will consume action points.
The effectiveness of abilities that consume actions points will increase based on how many action points a warrior has when he performs that ability. Action points will not go away unless the warrior chooses to use an ability that consumes them. Unlike Combo Points that Rogues have, action points are not tied to your current attack target
The following are all currently available Warrior souls in Rift:
- Void Knight
Note that the Vindicator is specialized in PvP combat (player vs. player). Beastmaster is the only Warrior soul which has a pet. Paladin, Reaver, Void Knight and Warlord are souls specialized in tanking, while the Beastmaster, Champion, Paragon and Riftblade are offensive souls.
A few screen grabs of Warriors in action:
Hopefully this article helped you explained some basics of the Warrior class in Rift Online. It’s in my opinion the most exciting and dynamic class to play so be sure to give it a try.