Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.
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Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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August 25

Starfall Prophecy: Eternal Items, New Powers & More

RIFT’s Lead Systems Designer, Andy “Vladd” Kirton, lets fly with information on all the ways you can become more powerful in our upcoming expansion, Starfall Prophecy!

Greetings Ascended,

With Starfall Prophecy on the horizon, I thought I would take a bit of time for a high level overview of some of the new features the RIFT Systems Team is working on. We’ll go into each one more as we get closer to the expansion, but this introduction will hopefully give you a good idea of what each feature is and how it will impact your experience in Telara.

Active Upgrades:
If you boil down upgrades to their core concept, Item Upgrades are quests to make your gear more powerful. In order to upgrade your gear to its maximum potential, you’ll need to procure the required ingredients one way or another. Our goal with Active Upgrades is to embrace that they are quests, while providing exciting thematic experiences and flavor. As an example, and this is by no means going to be an item, if we wanted you to upgrade your mace from Tenebrian Maul to say, “Drathgar, Maul of Undead Slaying” you would need to kill a certain amount of undead with it along with meeting other requirements.

There are a ton of ways that we can use this new system to make your items more a part of your character’s personal story. I’m pretty excited about the possibilities it gives us.

Eternal Items:
With Starfall Prophecy, we are adding a new item rarity: Eternal. Forged by god-like beings from the cosmos, these are artifact tier items in both rarity and power. While some of these artifacts will be found with their Eternal rarity already unlocked, others might need to be upgraded through active upgrades to unleash their full potential.

It’s important to note here no one should expect to wear full suits of Eternal quality items - Eternal Items are much more rare than that! You might have one piece, maybe two if you’re exceptionally diligent and fortuitous. Slots covered will be based on the calling, but because of the powers that each Eternal Item embodies, they will be calling restricted. This allows for more custom tailoring of passive or active effects. Another important note: we are throwing our normal concepts of item balance out the window - that’s how powerful Eternal items are!

Planar Fragments:
One of the things that we’ve been trying to address over the past few major updates is reducing/removing the need for different sets of gear based on your role. For instance, with Mind of Madness, we removed the option for any gear to drop as tank specific, and instead provided sidegrade paths for all DPS drops to change into tank gear. This certainly helped with dealing with the challenge of players who Tank and DPS in obtaining their desired role gear, but it still wasn’t the complete solution that we were looking for. Planar Fragments are a much bigger step towards that solution.

Generally, gear being for a Tank or DPS is determined by the amount of endurance on it along with tertiary stats such as Dodge and Crit Power. With Starfall, gear will no longer drop with tertiary stats attached to them - Planar Fragments give you the ability to customize your stats the way you like! The fragments will have their own tab in the Character UI where you slot in the fragments with the stats of your choice. Similar to the wardrobe system, there will also be saved sets that you can swap on command. In other words, you can keep the same set of gear equipped but change between Tank and DPS stats by swapping out your Planar Fragment equipped set. This can be done via the UI or through a command in the chat window. This will make an amazing difference for folks that have been maintaining multiple armor sets. We also have some changes coming for runes and dream orbs to help out with this, but I’ll save that information for later.

You’ll gain Planar Fragments from throughout Telara; you might find them in dungeons, get them through crafting, see rare examples as world loot, or obtain them in PVP, LFR and raids. By default, Planar Fragments are bound to your account, so that if you get an awesome fragment for your Warrior alt, you can mail it to yourself. Each character will maintain their own individual inventory, though. Speaking of inventory, Fragments will have their own separate inventory similar to Quest Items so that we don’t take up your normal bag space. If your Fragment inventory fills up, it will overflow to your regular inventory.

Legendary Powers:
Legendary Powers are how your character increases in power and flexibility, in addition to just gaining more stats per level as you work toward the new level cap of 70. Each level past 65 will award a Legendary point which can be spent to unlock a Legendary Power. You’ll be limited to a maximum of 3 Legendary points spent per soul and only if you have more than 44 Talent points invested in said soul. With 0 to 14 Talent points invested, you can spend 1 Legendary point and 15 – 43 Talent points invested allows you to spend 2. As for which abilities will be targeted for Legendary upgrades, we can say for sure that each soul will have the 61 point, the 41 point, and one of the 0 point abilities will have options as well. There also will be a sub-15 option, but that wildly varies from soul to soul.

Our goal with Legendary Powers is to change up how your character plays, based upon the powers purchased. For instance, an ability that is normally a 6 second channel that doesn’t allow movement might become a 3 second channel with double the ticks, allowing movement, and also applies all of a certain type of buff to you instead of needing to individually cast each one.

Another interesting twist to Legendary Powers is that the 0 point Legendary is not designed to be taken by anyone that will invest more than 15 talent points in a given soul, but to appeal to more off-soul choices than what is supplied by just the talent point investments. An example is Legendary Flame Bolt, where it increases the damage of your next non-fire damaging ability by 20%. Clearly this is of no benefit to the Pyromancer as all of their damage is fire-based, but for an Elementalist or even Warlock, that’s awfully tempting!

So, as you can see, we have a lot coming down the pipe for Starfall Prophecy and I still haven’t talked about Looking for Raid or Personal Loot yet! I’m super excited about all of these systems and how they will change Telara. I can’t wait to see the imaginative ways you’ll put them to use!


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August 25

RIFT Livestream - 8/26/16 - 3:30 PM PDT

Join Ocho and Keyens on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be talking about the the systems of Starfall Prophecy!

RIFT Livestream
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Start Time: Friday, August 26 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!

Miss our last Livestream? Well here are two livestream recaps for the price of one!

August 19, 2016
Starfall Prophecy: Gedlo Badlands

In this livestream, we traverse the Gedlo Badlands, part of the new RIFT expansion, Starfall Prophecy. Ocho, Darkmoon, Icarus and Captain Cursor are your guides on this journey through the second zone of SFP, coming this fall!

August 12, 2016
Starfall Prophecy: Scatheran Forest

Brasse, Darkmoon and CaptainCursor explore Scatherran Forest, along with its weird and wonderful denizens, part of the Starfall Prophecy expansion coming this fall!

Set your calendars to 3:30pm PST every Friday for the RIFT Livestream on

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About This Game

Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.


Create a character and class to fit the way you play. Start by choosing from six races and dozens of unique Souls, each with hundreds of traits and abilities. Mix and match on the fly and re-specialize anytime you like.


Telara is a living, dynamic world where chaos can erupt at any moment. Whether you’re battling planar invasions or ancient titans alongside scores of your fellow Ascended, the next adventure is always near!


In the deep, dark places of Telara, foul creatures breed, scheme, and hoard the treasures of ages. Gather your friends and delve into dozens of dungeons and raids for groups of 2, 5, 10, and 20 players.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Hard Drive: 15.0 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
    • Other: Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)
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strapping young lad
1,449.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
This game was good till Trion made it somewhat pay to win where you can purchase end game gear with cash, but it won't be as good as getting the actual gear through in game currency. Still will be a fan of Rift though even after quitting it. Good times.
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249.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Smart or poor mans World of Warcraft.

I really, really enjoyed RIFT, but Trion is just too damn money hungry.
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14.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
I love this game :)
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6.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
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96.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
RIFT is an enjoyable game if you are into MMO Games, the time I spent on RIFT was rewarding and really fun. If you like MMO Games and want to try something different from the norm i'd highly suggest giving RIFT a chance.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
fun, but repetative.
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19.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
I have played this game extensively off steam, I was in the guild that got server first for the majority of the raids and then the game stopped working for me so I stopped playing.

I kept coming back every few months with the game still not working until I stopped coming back.

Now I have come back again, the level cap has increased by 15 levels since I first started to have issues, there are 2 new continents and lots of major new content.

My story isn't unique and a lot of players quit simply because they were locked out of the game due to instability.


This is one of the best MMO's I have ever played, graphically and game play. The multi class system just worked, and even the limited PVP is fast paced and varied.

Yes there is a massive gear gap, but it is so easy to fill that gap with near top tier items and take part in high level content.

It's not hard to get to level cap, but it is hard to max out all your skills and it can be a very large grind. However the dungeons are a lot of fun, and very repeatable.

In a game where anyone can heal/tank/dps well enough in most situations and that balance is there that you can make some crazy characters that just work. This is a game that excels.

Try it. It's free. It's not pay to win, but it is pay to advance faster. But top gear is behind skill/level walls in dungeons and raids as it should be.

Even with the long history of instability, this seems to be behind it now, it has some of the best options for compatability in a game I have ever seen. Hat's off to Trion for finally catching up in that respect, but being ahead of the curve on so many game aspects.
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756.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
A lot of people on here hate the company so are flooding the game with bad reviews. Rift is a solid game with a lot of potential still. The people throwing out accusations that the game is PTW are mostly from F2P players upset that the new expansion is paid to be honest. Either way the game is still f2p for the vast majority of content. If you want to find out whether the game is any good, give it a shot.
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tv slæsken
6.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
Team Killing
Help. Everytime someone gives me an awp by accident and I refuse to give back they team kill me. They expect to win the round with an awp and a dead teammate from the start. What kind of logic is that? And then they blame me for dying! This team killing for taking weapons has to stop. Its not right , messes up rounds, and is bullying. I serious guys. This has to stop.
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18.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
i love this game
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
used to be a zillion times better then WoW till it went F2P but now its just P2W. sad end to such a great game. nothing but a sinking ship now thats getting pretty full of water.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,093.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
so, rift. my very first MMO. when i started playing i fell in love with it. was such a good game, all the specs and classes were completely somewhat balanced, pvp was fun-ish(not a pvp fan honestly) and pve was the best thing i've ever found. i played a rogue and ended up becoming a world first member of the fires of heaven. sadly the game has declined and declined and declined. plane touch wilds was an "ok" "expansion" if you were to call it that. and primalist is dumb. 1 button top dps is very very "pay to win" as people would say. and then the nerf to mind of madness came. nothing was challenging. nothing was fun. and now there is a expansion that MUST be bought in order to play. rift is officially dead.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
746.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
P2W (locked equipment even if you are a subscriber) ,dead but with enough fanboys to make it look like people still play it.They should add a pay to uninstall option to make the pack complete.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
121.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
well i agreed with all negative reviews that you can see here..
Rift used to be my fav before and Ive spent a lot of money on it (im obsessed with character customization)..
but by time, the in-game currency is not enough for you to enjoy the game, which you HAVE TO pay a bit using real money to keep yourself 'comfortable' along your journey..
so that you wont be the weakest person in that game especially if you are in the PVP zone, and someone who is "richer" than you can kill you easily using their more "expensive" weapons and stuff

however i really love this game back on those ol'days.. the gameplay, the way you customize your character, the mounts, the dungeons, good fps and graphic even on my lowest spec pc, the parade (on certain events only)...
oh yeah you have to pay a bit to get a good mounts so you can move a bit faster.. the expensive mounts, the faster you can move..

TBH, Rift SHOULD NOT be free-to-play game at first place. They should sell the game like ESO or GW2 and we pay to play the game. So that these terrible things can be avoided.

p/s: rn im spending my money on TESO (on character of course) :D
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
953.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Don't waste your precious money for Starfall Prophecy DLC. It's not worth the price. There are a lot of great games to be worth spending on or just save it. Don't be a victim of Hype.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Still good for some casual fun, but a ghost town and shadow of its former self. The 'community' is long gone, torn apart by various hamfisted cash grabs that systematically destroyed guilds and made PvP a joke (the upcoming expansion is looking to be another nail in the coffin). "Free" for awhile (expect Patron status to be shoved down your throat every step of the way though, even as far as opening a browser window to advertise it when closing the game), but no-endgame-for-you unless you pay up for the not-so-subtly-better Souls and Class, blatantly paywalled earring slot, and mind-numbing, soul-sucking grinds that can be instantly circumvented with cash.

If you're in it for some fishing, artifact hunting, Rift closing, wardrobe building, and dimension decorating, it's alright.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
756.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
A lot of people on here hate the company so are flooding the game with bad reviews. Rift is a solid game with a lot of potential still. The people throwing out accusations that the game is PTW are mostly from F2P players upset that the new expansion is paid to be honest. Either way the game is still f2p for the vast majority of content. If you want to find out whether the game is any good, give it a shot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
162.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Was playing everyday until the startup went blank and I can not access the game any more.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Was once a F2P WoW but now its P2W ♥♥♥♥
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
It's not f2p @ max level.
But 1-65 was great imo :)
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