*Official* Rift Class Discussion Thread

Without going into specifics, if you are a DPS class with DPS stats and enchants on gear, and you also have a tank spec "preset" to switch into ... you could better optimize your effectiveness as a tank by having another set of gear with HP increasing stats and block/parry/HP increasing enchants as desired.

And like with anything else, some drops could be argued as nice for both DPS and tanks ... and could realistically be rolled on as useful for either .... or used for either gear set if you want to swap gear.

Same thing for casters and roles. Tuning gear to your desired role is not a bad idea if desired.

In a word, if you want to tweak 2 sets of gear for specific needs - go for it.

Re PVP and souls. PVP considerations do not remove diversity from character builds.

Re items: items are useable by archetype. Whether you WANT a given item for your chosen role/build will vary a lot ... but so do items and stats, and archetypes for that matter.

The pvp .. souls? (Infiltrator, Templar, Archmage, Vindicator) are the trees I was referring to. Without having played the game the talents in these trees all look as though you'd be a bit foolish not to take a good number of them, though I appreciate doing so may still leave some flexibility with any points not spent in said trees.

Regardless you guys have cleared up some of my confusion, thanks.

The pvp .. souls? (Infiltrator, Templar, Archmage, Vindicator)

Why have i not heard of these? Are they only usable in PVP? Are they earned through some sort of PVP currency?

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The pvp .. souls? (Infiltrator, Templar, Archmage, Vindicator)

Why have i not heard of these?

I don't know.

Are they only usable in PVP?

Yes.

Are they earned through some sort of PVP currency?

Yes again.

Depending on how the population plays out, I would like to run a Sab/Assin/Bard, but will most likely go with a cleric or warrior. The last time I got to play a Beta event, I ran around with the Sab and had a blast blowing things up to Kindom Come.