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Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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September 10

RIFT 3.4 Spotlight: Into the Primalist

When you leap Into the Wilds in RIFT 3.4, the Primalist will be waiting. Those following this brand new calling will need to harness their fury and cunning to unlock their primal power.

Fury and Cunning
The twin poles of Fury and Cunning lie at the heart of the Primalist Calling. Dedicated primalists will need to find harmony between the two, balancing abilities that will push them toward one extreme or the other. Where the Primalist falls on the continuum will change their abilities, skills, and more.

Vulcanists for instance, can greatly benefit from being full of Fury. In this state, their enormously powerful Skill Shot becomes an instant-cast, a boost from the six seconds it would normally take. Conversely, when at maximum Harmony, their Stroke of Brilliance deals a huge amount of damage. Careful management and thoughtful selection of abilities allows both to be used at appropriate times.

Gearing for Battle
Clad in leather vestments and wielding brutal two-handed weapons, Primalists are devastatingly powerful when equipped with gear that enhances their dexterity. They will often be seen carrying ranged weaponry, but not necessarily using it in combat. Often, these weapons have mystical or totemic significance that Primalists believe will make them stronger, more capable fighters.

Primal Spirits
At the pinnacle of each soul tree lies the Primal Avatar ability. Primal Avatars allow the Primalist to evoke the strength of the spirit animal unique to their soul’s calling. When used, the Primalist dons a spectral mask that grants them an enormous, but temporary burst of power.

Souls of the Primalist
  • Berserker

    Leaving a wake of dead in their path, Berserkers slake their bloodlust by drawing enemies into a whirlpool of blood and rending foes in two with devastating, cleaving strikes.
  • Titan

    Much like the giants of myth, Titans use their raw Fury to withstand huge blows. Cunning Titans, on the other hand, can react quickly enough to preempt incoming damage.
  • Dervish

    Swift as the wind, Dervishes do best in face to face combat with opponents. Whirling into action, they make full use of both Fury and Cunning and swing effortlessly between each extreme.
  • Preserver

    Embodying the capricious nature of fae forest spirits, Preservers channel healing magic to nourish allies. They frequently use both Cunning and Fury, often expending their stored energy to unleash potent heals. The more abilities used, the more powerful heals become!
  • Typhoon

    Much like their namesake, the Typhoon’s sweeping attacks can devastate entire groups of foes. By wisely rotating between abilities and strikes, they can power up their next attacks.
  • Vulcanist

    Vulcanists channel the force of an erupting Volcano to rain fire down upon foes. Fury powers up many of their attacks, although a state of Harmony can also be advantageous for some abilities. A Vulcanist cares little for Cunning, preferring a more direct approach to dealing damage.

Primalists will be here with RIFT 3.4: Into the Wilds, set for release in Fall 2015. Get yours today as part of The Wilds Pack, or wait until release when it will be available for 5250 credits. With their control over Fury and deep wells of Cunning, nothing can stand in the way of a skilled Primalist!

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August 11

Primalist Calling Coming in RIFT: Into the Wilds!

Moving between Cunning and Fury, Primalists of Telara battle the forces of destruction and channel powerful animal spirits in defense of their lands! Read more to learn about this new Calling coming in RIFT: Into the Wilds!

Starved of their karma by the Tenebrean menace, the Primalist Bahmi of Planetouched Wilds learned to focus their negative energies into furious rage and clever tactics to control the untamed elemental forces they were forced to combat. Clad in leather and wielding either two melee weapons or powerful two-handed armaments, these spirit-bound barbarians should be approached with caution.

As a Primalist, you must learn to balance Cunning and Fury, as both can impart special effects to your attacks or shift your focus from one to the other. To master this Calling, it is essential to find the harmony between these forces. With your close connection to nature, you’ll also be able to call upon a Primal Avatar, a spectral animal that grants you the strength and wisdom to overcome your foes. Many a battle has been won or lost through effective use of these gifts!

Choose between six different Souls, from the resilient, steadfast Titan (Tank) to the tranquil Preserver (Healer). Defend your allies against furious onslaughts, fight valiantly by their side, or mend their wounds to keep them fighting strong. Each Soul is unique, offering dramatically different paths and playstyles. How you approach a battle will depend entirely on which you choose.

Now is the time to prepare, Telarans! The Primalist will be available for purchase with the launch of RIFT: Into the Wilds, or as part of The Wilds Pack.

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New DLC Available

Now is the time to prepare, Telarans! The Primalist will be available for purchase with the launch of RIFT: Into the Wilds, or as part of The Wilds Pack.

About This Game

Free to Play: No Trials. No Tricks. No Traps.

Join thousands in the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG RIFT® and enter the world of Telara as an immortal Ascended. Go to war against the primal armies of the elemental planes in an ever-changing landscape full of massive dynamic battles and countless dungeons and raids. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system and embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, taking your RPG experience to new heights of achievement and excitement!

Build Your Class

No other game lets you build your class the way Rift does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your play style – and have fun while you experiment!

Choose Your Role

Each character can have more than a dozen saved roles, so you can build different classes for every situation. You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is yours to mix and match as you see fit – and switch at the press of a button!

Massive Dynamic Battles

Invasions unfold zone-wide, creating epic conflicts that bring you into the story! Save the world alongside hundreds of other players, and fight to reclaim lands from invading hordes.

Dungeons & Raids

The world of Telara is rich with strife and danger – there’s over 30 dungeons and raids! No matter what size party or what challenge you seek, there are plenty of options including 2-, 5-, 10-, and 20-player instances plus hard-mode dungeons and more.

PvP Combat

Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, and loot to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts or 3-faction Conquest, and fight others in open-world PvP.


Customizable housing spaces allow players and guilds to own slivers of Telara. Use countless building blocks and items you acquire throughout your adventures to build anything you can dream!

Free and Full-Featured

Instant Adventure, Onslaught, World Events, Guilds, Artifacts, Wardrobe, and more! RIFT is the ultimate MMORPG with a best-in-class Free-to-Play model letting you play the entire game at no charge.

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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169 of 256 people (66%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
84.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
You can fish. 10/10
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82 of 122 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1,187.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
post patch 3.2 ditched my clothes in wardrobe now i am an intelligent naked mage whoes pants have lots of armor
viva strong pants

10/10 would run around naked again
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
117.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I'm not gonna bother making a pros and cons list. Or a rating system. Or anything like that. This. Is. A. Very. Good. Game. My favorite part is the community. In all the time I've played I NEVER met a single jerk who thought he was better than everyone or was just plain mean. Get this game. It's free. What could you lose?
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57 of 93 people (61%) found this review helpful
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Rift is a little 'smile because virtually every element of the game was caught by some other MMORPG and proposed in a similar, if not identical, to a group of developers whose creative effort has been, well, decidedly modest. And that does not do well in a market that is now lacking in ideas. Despite everything, however, the MMORPG from Trion Worlds is a bit 'a summary of the best of the genre and if it is true that developers are cloners Kaminoans worthy of Star Wars, it is equally true that the final product came on the market in one It was almost perfect, finished, content rich and free of burrs or technical problems: a job that deserves much praise, considering the disastrous launch and the paucity of the contents that characterized some newer products. In effect, Rift nowadays is the real alternative to the two best MMORPG theme-park market, World of Warcraft and The Lord of the Rings Online, and this is not a trivial matter.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
great game... if it would work. haven't been able to log in for two weeks now....
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