Callings

Each player character in Rift will have a base archetype, or calling, which you choose during Character Creation.

In Rift, players are one of the Ascended, a Telaran slain during the great Shade War and resurrected to combat the forces of Regulos. As an Ascended, players have access to special powers, the greatest of which is “Soul Attunement”, the ability to commune with, and embrace, the souls of Telara’s ancient fallen heroes. Callings define which classes you have access to and their base mechanics, such as using energy, mana, or combo points.

Basic Callings

Note that once you select a calling during character creation you can not change it, unless you make a completely new character. Choose wisely!

Warrior Classes (Souls)

Cleric Classes (Souls)

Rogue Classes (Souls)

Mage Classes (Souls)

Souls


Soul Tree


Players choose an Ascended Soul from one of the four callings (Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Rogue) at character creation. These initial souls, which grow in power as they become more specialized, are flexible and have well-rounded abilities that make them great for both solo and group experiences. Players can later choose to augment, or even replace, embraced souls with other souls from within their calling. The process of enabling souls that players discover in their adventures is called Soul Attunement.

Players will also gain more specialized “Heroic Souls” that open up a number of new and exciting gameplay experiences, offering special achievements and rewards for players who discover them all.

The Soul Tree

Each attuned soul grants players access to a unique “Soul Tree,” which contains all of the traits and abilities that a soul had mastered during its life. As your character levels up, you earn soul points that can be used to improve that tree’s soul level, granting players access to even more powerful traits and abilities.

The Soul Tree — Branch Advancement

Players invest their soul points into the branches of the Soul Tree, picking and choosing the specific abilities and passive traits they desire. With each point spent, the Soul Tree increases in level, periodically unlocking new advancement options higher up the tree.

The Soul Tree — Root Advancement


Players automatically unlock new “root” abilities as the Soul Tree increases in level. If the branches represent the unique choices a player makes, the root represents the core power of the soul that all players have access to. Root abilities unlock quickly at first, but slow down as the tree’s soul-level increases.

Multiple Souls


As an Ascended grows in power, so does his or her ability to attune souls. Leveling a character will unlock the ability to attune additional souls. A maximum-level player will be able to attune up to three souls of their choosing!

Class Roles

Calling Class DPS HEAL TANK ENHANCE PET PVP Combat Type
Mage Archon
Ranged Crowd Control
Chloromancer
Ranged Healing
Dominator
Ranged Crowd Control
Elementalist
Ranged DPS
Necromancer
Ranged DPS
Pyromancer
Ranged DPS
Stormcaller
Ranged DPS
Warlock
Ranged DPS
Archmage
PvP
Rogue Assassin
Melee DPS
Bard
Buffs & DPS
Blade Dancer
Melee DPS
Marksman
Ranged DPS
Night Blade
Melee DPS
Ranger
Melee & Ranged DPS
Rift Stalker
Melee Tanking
Saboteur
Melee & Ranged DPS
Infiltrator
PvP
Cleric Cabalist
Ranged DPS
Druid
Melee DPS
Inquisitor
Ranged DPS
Justicar
Melee Tanking
Purifier
Ranged Heals
Sentinel
Ranged Heals
Shaman
Melee DPS
Warden
Ranged Heals
Templar
PvP
Warrior Beastmaster
Melee DPS
Champion
Melee DPS
Paladin
Melee Tanking
Paragon
Melee DPS
Reaver
Melee Tanking
Riftblade
Melee DPS
Void Knight
Melee Tanking
Warlord
Melee Tanking
Vindicator
PvP

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