Rift Rogue Calling… Bring the PAIN!

rift rogue callings, rogue soulsRift Rogue Calling…. Bringing the Pain

Finishing our review of the various Rift Callings (until more souls are announced), we have the Rogues. Rogues fill the key role of damage dealers in Rift, but they have many different ways of completing that objective. Currently there are 6 different souls announced, and their distinct benefits and disadvantages are listed below.

Rogue Calling: Nightblade

Strengths

A Nightblade’s stealth and proficiency with weapons can dispatch enemies quickly and silently, while their knowledge of arcane magic gives them versatility in dealing a wide variety of damage.

Weaknesses

Preferring the element of surprise and precise, killing blows, the Nightblade has trouble enduring a lengthy battle. Wearing only lighter armor, the Nightblade is better suited to sneak attacks or hit-and-run tactics.

Rogue Calling: Ranger

Strengths

An expert woodsman and archer, the Ranger excels at striking from range, while their animal companion harries the opponent in close combat.

Weaknesses

Without an animal companion, a Ranger is but a simple archer, and while still quite deadly, can no longer mount a strong defense in close combat.

Rogue Calling: Bladedancercalling: rogue, Rift: Planes of Telara

Strengths

The Blade Dancer’s mastery of edged weapons allows them to unleash devastating close combat attacks in quick succession. Their honed skills and supernatural agility allow them to avoid incoming attacks for short periods of time and launch lethal sneak attacks on the unwary.

Weaknesses

Once a Blade Dancer’s fury is spent, their light armor offers scant protection. They must quickly overcome their opponent’s defenses or face defeat themselves.

Rogue Calling: Assassin

Strengths

Assassins are trained to meld with the shadows, bypassing defenses and launching potent surprise attacks with their poisoned blades.

Weaknesses

Assassins must choose their targets carefully, or wind up in desperate straits if they forfeit the element of surprise or attack a foe who can shrug off the venom from their blades.

Rogue Calling: Riftstalker

Strengths

A Riftstalker is an incredibly mobile fighter capable of shielding himself from harm and appearing in the ideal place and time in a fight.

Weaknesses

Harnessing planar energies places Riftstalkers under tremendous strain, so while formidable in short engagements, they quickly lose ground as they exhaust their bag of tricks.

Rogue Calling: Marksmen

Strengths

Marksmen are experts at hit-and-run tactics, surgically dismantling targets from a safe distance, then sprinting away before the enraged victims can close for melee.

Weaknesses

The Marksman keeps foes at bay for a reason. The key to defeating a Marksman is reducing their mobility, exposing them to devastating melee counterattacks.

Rogue Calling summary –

With some souls designed for ranged combat, some for melee combat, and even others designed with pets or defensive capabilities in mind, the Rogues in Rift are a power to behold. Whether you want to do damage up close and personal, or far away with gun or bow, the Rift Rogue Calling provide the pain and take down the enemies of Telara.

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