Update 1.7 has a wide range of additions, tweaks, modifications, a new
Chronicle and a new World Event. But one of the coolest new features
being added for new or returning players is the addition of a tool to
help them navigate through their callings various souls. Dubbed as
Calling Purposes, this system is an automated tool that allows you to
allot all of your soul points into one of four provided templates with
a single click of a button. There is also a review button that
highlights the recommend talent and abilities for that build, allowing
you to decide beforehand if this is path you want to commit to. The
system also gives you a quick overview of the purpose, its key
abilities, a how to play primer and a selection of tips. Calling
Purposes are not restricted to level 50 or high level players and can
only be used in a calling where no points have already been spent.
There will be those that decry this new feature as promoting
cookie-cutter builds or being unnecessary handholding. While there may
be some merit to their argument, I would caution them to remember that
this is simply a tool and it could be very useful for newer players and
for those that have stuck to one role their entire Rift career and are
looking for guidance on how to branch out.
Check out each of the 4 templates for all 4 callings below, and watch
the video at the bottom to see it in action!