Rift Soul Overviews: The Dominator

The Dominator

The Dominator

rift src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/98502"
style="width: 329px; height: 500px;">
style="width: 200px; height: 60px; text-align: left; margin-left: auto; margin-right: 45px;"
border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
style="font-weight: bold;">Dominator
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/93781/"> style="font-weight: bold;">Calling: Mage

Role: Support

Primary Attribute: Int

Few modern MMOGs utilize
pure support
classes these days, but with its versatile and deep soul system, style="font-style: italic;">Rift
is one of the exceptions. While some support souls are more focused
on buffing and de-buffing, the Dominator may be the most powerful
crowd-control class since the original EQ Enchanter


  • Top crowd-control soul
  • Extremly powerful in PvP
  • High synergy factor with other souls


  • Lower overall damage than other mages
  • Low survivability
  • Support role not as exciting as other roles


The Dominator is a support
class soul
that focuses on weakening enemies, turning their attacks against them
or simply removing them from the battle all together. Fans of WoW
mages will feel at home with this soul in a tertiary role as it gives
them Transmogrify, which is identical to the Sheep spell found there.
Old school gamers that loved the Enchanter class in EverQuest will
enjoy moving this soul up to a secondary or even a primary soul,
unleashing some wicked abilities that can severely cripple their

Solo Play

The Dominator isn't a complete weakling, but their damage output is
sufficiently low enough to warrant keeping them in the background
during solo/leveling play. Using a top DPS soul in a secondary soul
slot can be a good compromise however for players who want to keep
their skills sharp, but it will still  be a significantly
slower road while soloing.

Group Play

Group play is where the Dominator really shines, both in PvE and PvP
scenarios. Using their powerful arsenal of CC, damage shields, silences
and slows to confuse and confound opponents, a well played Dominator
will be the hero of their group and among the most hated by their foes.
The 51 point talent, Chastise, is particularly nasty as it can
completely nullify an opponents power if allowed to reach its maximum
number of stacks.

Pairs Best With


For a well rounded Dominator build it would be wise to pair it with a
DPS soul, and the Stormcaller seems to be the best match of the bunch.
With several abilities that snare and slow enemies, the Stormcaller
plays well into the effect granted by Quick Thinking in the Dominator
tree, which increases casting speed each time one of these spells is


In the tertiary spot you can go with either another support class such
as the Archon, or with a pet class – and none is better than the
Necromancer. Increasing overall versatility and survivability, the
Necromancer can a powerful pairing with only 12 points spent in the
tree. In addition to a formidable purge ability that also functions as
a mana regen, an upgraded pet and a powerful self heal are also granted
by this build. 

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our RIFT Game Page.

Last Updated:

About The Author

Around the Web