WTH is a DRR: A Guide to the Most Common Level 50 Rift Acronyms

Are you new to Rift or just new to Level 50 Chat? Wondering what all those crazy abbreviated terms are? Check out this guide for a list of the most commonly used acronyms in Telara.

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Are you new to Rift,
or maybe just new to level 50 chat? If so you may have noticed a ton of
acronyms be bantered about, and fearing looking foolish may have
resisted the urge to ask their definitions. Well my friends - fear no
more.  Here is a list of some of the newest and most common
abbreviations and acronyms used in Rift

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Acronym Rift Acronym Rift DRR Rift DRR Rift DRR Rift Acronym Rift DRR

Daily Rift Raid.
This is a 20 player encounter that is spawned in a few locations
throughout the higher end zones in Telara. It requires a special lure,
which is purchased in the capital cities for planarite [protip] You
need pre-requisite faction to purchase the full lure, but if you lack
it you can purchase a husk and infuse it with 10 corrupted souls to
create one[/protip]. Progressing through various stages much like any
other rift encounter, the DRR offers increased rewards based on the
number of stages you complete, with most groups aiming for the final
encounter and epic level loot. There are several different Raid Rift
lures that can be purchased, but only one that corresponds with that
day’s daily quest to offer maximum returns.

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DXR = style="font-weight: bold;">Daily Expert Rift.
These are Similar to the daily rift raid, but are tuned for smaller
groups and less stringent on gear/stat requirements.  

MDD or style="font-weight: bold;">MMDD = style="font-weight: bold;">Master Mode Darkening Deeps. 
Master Mode dungeons were introduced with Update 1.5 and are the most
difficult 5 player encounter in the game currently.  Darkening
Deeps is the first, and as of this writing the only iteration of a
Master Mode on live servers. These encounters reward Marks of
Ascension, a currency used to purchase raid level gear, and tier 1 raid
equivalent loot.

T1X or style="font-weight: bold;">T1 = T style="font-weight: bold;">ier 1 Expert Dungeons.
Tier 1 Expert Dungeons are the first level of advanced progression for
players looking to raid or gain raid level gear for their characters.
They are more difficult versions of existing dungeons with extra bosses
and better rewards. T1 encounters reward Plaques of Achievement, the
base epic level item currency.

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T2X or style="font-weight: bold;">T2  = style="font-weight: bold;">Tier 2 Expert Dungeons.
Similar to their T1 counterparts, T2 dungeons offer a slightly higher
level of difficulty and better rewards, with the chance at epic loot
and daily rewards of a Mark of Ascension for completing the instance.

GP = style="font-weight: bold;">Gilded Prophecy.
Gilded Prophecy is one of the 10 player encounters known as Slivers.
Slivers are available to players who have purchased a special planar
ability that allows them to be seen. Only one player in the raid group
needs to have the ability to open it. Slivers are on par with Tier 1
raid content and provide epic loot and Marks of Ascension for killing
bosses. Slivers, along with Raid Rifts are currently the most popular
form of PuG content on most shards. One caveat about Slivers, they are
on a weeklong lockout timer.

DH = style="font-weight: bold;">Drowned Halls, the
other Sliver currently on the live shards.

HK = style="font-weight: bold;">Hammerknell, a 20
player raid instance or a 2 player Chronicle.  On most shards
the common use of this acronym is usually accompanied by the word
partner, referring to the 2 player version.  Chronicles are 2
player instances that offer Plaques of Achievement and rare quality
loot. They are designed primarily for fresh level 50 toons and allow
players who don’t raid the ability to experience some of the lore
behind the current raid zones

GSB Rift HK Rift DRR Rift GSB Rift GSB RIFT DRR Rift GSB Rift HK Rift

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GB or style="font-weight: bold;">GSB = style="font-weight: bold;">Greenscale’s Blight,
another 20 player raid or 2 player Chronicle. Again, this is most
commonly seen as the 2 player version as players are looking for
someone to adventure with them.

With a seemingly endless amount of  new content being pumped
into Rift,
this list is far from complete or final, so check back often for

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