Rift LFG Tool – How to Get Groups

Rift LFG Tool – How to Get Groups

The key to finding groups in Rift is based on the four roles available. Each role has different requirements, but all are needed in a complete group. Specifically, each group is made of 2 DPS, 1 Utility, 1 Tank, and 1 Healer. The key then, is to be capable of filling as many of these positions as possible. This is done by choosing souls, in additional roles, that fill these gaps.

DPS – Damage Per Second

Damage per second is the most needed, but also the most plentiful, of all the roles. They key requirement to the DPS role is either Hit for warriors or rogues, or Focus for mages or clerics. Melee clerics, such as Justicars, Shamans, and Druids have an ability that allows Focus to be used as Hit. The Hit/Focus requirements, as per the LFG tool, are as listed below:

 

Hit/Focus

Regular Dungeon: 0

Tier 1: 50

Tier 2: 100

 

Healer – Keeping the Party Alive

Critical to every party is the role of healer. In dungeons, and especially against bosses, the job of healer can be stressful and rewarding. As a good healer, though, you will be one of two keys to any group. Unlike the other roles, however, this one does not have specific requirements with Focus, Hit, or Toughness.

 

Tank – Front Line of Defense

The other critical role of every party is the tank. A tank stands between the other party members and the danger of the monsters and mobs throughout the dungeon. There are several methods they use, some use dodge, others focus on block and parry, but their goal is to keep at the top of the hate list for each monster, and to stay alive long enough to kill the monster. Toughness is the key attribute for a tank role in dungeons, as it cuts down on the critical damage that monsters can deal. Hit (or Focus for Justicars) is also required to help do damage and maintain agro.

 

Toughness and Hit/Focus

Regular Dungeon: 0

Tier 1: 50

Tier 2: 100

 

Utility – The Non-Specialists

The last role is that of Utility. This position provides a lot of different things to a party from buffs to healing, and damage when required. To assist in their damage capacity, either Hit or Focus is expected.

 

Hit/Focus

Regular Dungeon: 0

Tier 1: 50

Tier 2: 100

 

Summary

Roles make up the groups in Rift, in normal dungeons, expert dungeons, and raids. All roles are needed, and the ability to fill multiple roles makes it that much easier to find a group. The LFG tool focuses on these roles, filling each position, and therefore the variation of these roles is how to get groups in Rift.

The Gildstone Sanctum Quest in Rift – Guardian

The Gildstone Sanctum Quest in Rift – Guardian

With the recently released Update 1.2, there was a new raid added and a quest to locate that raid.  Below are the details for the quest, leading to the raid location.  Details on the raid will come later, as we don’t want to spoil everything at once 8)

Quest One – Sight Beyond Sight

Fayne Doran is located right near the Porticulum Master in Sanctum Tower, she directs you to four objectives.

Objective One – Talk to Quartermaster Melke about purchasing Omen Sight

Quartermaster Melke is located north of Fayne Doran, on the bottom floor of the Sanctum Tower, he sells the Omen
Sight ability for 25,000 planarite.  Purchase it.  It will be required for the rest of the quest, and the following quest.

Objective Two – Hear the Prophecy of Beauty

Located near the throne in Sanctum, after activating Omen Sight, is Shayla the Fallen (Herald of Regulos).  Speak to her and she will talk about how all love and joy have been removed from the world.  After sacrificing all they had to achieve victory, there was nothing good left in Telara.  She asks you to seek the good in the world, rather than the evil.

Objective Three – Hear the Prophecy of Time

Located behind the Sanctum Tower, near Poor Tom, you will find Orphiel Farwind.  Talking to him reveals his fascination with the Vigil, and how they have blessed only Poor Tom with the vision of things to come.  However, Poor Tom has been driven insane but what he has seen.

Objective Four – Hear the Prophecy of Sand

Located South of the Sanctum Entry, the Messenger of Omens tells of a power of the Golden Queen, not seen since the ancients fell.  She tells you to look for a time of crisis.

Turn In – Fayne Doran

After turning in the quest to Fayne, she must meditate on the meaning of these visions you have revealed to her.  She explains that something is happening in Shimmersand that the Vigil must prevent. She then sends you on the quest titled Prophecy of Sand.

Quest Two – Prophecy of Sand

Now head to Fortune Shore to locate the sliver in the Gildstone Sanctum region in Shimmersand.  Specifically, you are looking for a sliver called the Gildstone Prophecy.  This sliver is located south of Sandaxle Pit, at roughly 7080, 6914.  This sliver also leads directly to the raid.

Turn In – Fayne Doran

Fayne Doran asks that you report if the minions of Laethys are planning something, that the Vigil needs to know.

 

Quick Raid Preview

The raid lists these 5 objectives as targets for the raid.  Trash mobs range from 80k to 185k hit points.  All are level 52 elites.  There is no detailed map in this area, it corresponds to the Gildstone Sanctum part of Shimmersand.

Anrak the Foul – Giant Scorpion – 1.2 Million Hit Points

Guurloth – Ogre – 1.4 Million Hit Points

Defile the Offering to Laethys

Thalguur

Uruluuk

 

I wish ye Guardians the best of luck finding The Gildstone Sanctum in Rift, and completing the related quest.