- Grab the Eternal Weapon quest from just outside Alittu and upgrade it!
- Get your Planar Crafted Helm and Ranged Weapon and upgrade them.
- Be sure to do the crafting weeklies on as many characters as possible and participate in CRIFTS.
- Ensure you are crafting the Amenders you will need every day so you can upgrade your gear ASAP.
- Farm Planarite using NMR – Buy Tenebrean Planar Attuners from Rift Store > Crafting > Reagents.
- Work on your Utilla Resistence Notoriety and FARM INTEL. Buy your rings, Earrings, Neck and Trinket from the Utilla Quartermaster in VP.
- Farm Celestial IA for Planar Defence Force notoriety – Use it to buy your focus to slot your new essences into.
- Join a DRR run at least once a day to start looting your BIS essences.
- Buy your synergy crystal from the Rift Store.
- Complete as many weeklies as you can and choose Legion Datagrams as the reward if it is available.
- Use you Legion Datagrams to buy Storm Cells from the shop or to fill out missing gear pieces (be aware that BIS pieces will only drop in the raid and will need upgrading with storm cells which also drop from the raid bosses)
- As you start looting better Planar Fragments from dungeons and raids, upgrade them to at least level 9 (or until you get a bad stat).
- You only need to buy VP gear (left side) if you do not plan to be running group content such as dungeons and raids. You can use VP gear to fill out slots that just don’t drop for you, but you should prioritise INTEL spending on accessories and upgrades.
- Ensure you have the correct Runes and Dream Orbs on your gear.
- Get 2000 HIT and sort your DPS/Heal/Tank spec then participate in as many TDEM as you can!
- As a DPS you are aiming for around 8551 (37.60%) Crit Power for end tier raiding. Adding the feast will take you to 39% then with raid sigils you get 40.00% 9086cp in total. A lot of that CP will come from your essences, with the rest from your planar fragments. You should aim for full Overlord gear.
- As a Tank you are aiming for around 8640 (12%) Guard for end tier raiding. A lot of that Guard will come from your essences, with the rest from your planar fragments. You will want to always choose the Endurance heavy options and aim for full Preserver gear.
Helmet – Planar Crafted – Upgrades to T2 quality – Add Dream Orb
Cape – T2 = From Fae Yule – T1 = From TDNM
Shoulder – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP – Add Rune
Chest – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP
Gloves – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP – Add Rune
Belt – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP – Add Dream Orb
Legs – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP – Add Rune
Feet – Boss drops in Dungeons/Raids – Or buy from VP
Earring 1 – From Carnival of the Ascended or VP boxes
Earring 2 – From Carnival of the Ascended or VP boxes
Necklace – From VP boxes
Trinket – From VP Quartermaster
Ring 1 – From VP boxes
Ring 2 – From VP boxes
Synergy Crystal – Bought from Rift Store
Seal – From Summerfest or Queens Foci – Add Rune
Planar Crafted Helm and Ranged Weapon
VP Rings, Earrings, Neck and Trinket
In Utilla East in Vostigar Peaks you will find the Uttila Resistance Quartermaster
/setwaypoint 3966 3417
From here you will buy your Rings, Neck and Trinket. All these items are Tier 2 quality and currently best in slot.
You can also buy Earring boxes which will do until you are able to get the two BIS earrings from the yearly carnival event.
Buying these items will require a certain level of Uttila Resistance Notoriety and varying amounts on INTEL (currency).
Uttila Resistance Notoriety is earned by doing the Vostigar Peaks Storyline and Carnages and then the Daily and Weekly quests.
These Dailies and Weeklies are all picked up from Uttila East, you must have completely finished the VP questline and be level 70 to see them.
There are a variety of trinkets to buy, each of them have different extras attached to them to make them better for different roles/specs.
The Omnox Trinket is the best in slot trinket for DPS and Healers.
Eye of Omnox is for Rogues, Primalists and Warriors.
Gaze of Omnox is for Mages and Clerics.
To use it effectively you will want to stay within 10 metres of the Boss you are fighting.
On fights where you cannot be within 10 metres of the boss you may find the Grim Awakening Trinket to be better (this trinket is unfortunately only available during the Grim Awakening World Events) – There is also a Ranged Buff Trinket available from VP.
With current content, all bosses allow you to be withing 10 metres.. In fact this will be encouraged by your raid leader, who will often tell the raid to ‘stack up on the boss!’.
The Berserker Trinket is the best in slot trinket for Tanking.
Heart of the Berserker is for Rogues, Primalists and Warriors.
Wrath of the Berserker is for Mages and Clerics.
Rings, Earrings and Neck
The VP Rings and Necklace all upgrade to Tier 2 quality best in slot items.
This gear has the usual raid sufix’s with different stat weights.
You may find yourself buying many boxes before you get the right sufix.
You can also buy Earring boxes which also upgrade to T2 quality and will do to wear until you are able to get the two BIS earrings from the yearly carnival event.
These boxes contain LFR or T1 quality gear. There should be no need at all to buy them, your INTEL will be much better spent on other things!
However if you are player that doesnt Raid then these boxes will be your best in slot items.
Sources of Intel
A lot of the items that you loot during dungeons/raids and even open world will have an upgrade path that increases the stats of the item. anything below level 70 gear is not really worth the time/effort to upgrade, although you may want to check if the item gives a different skin (Wardrobe unlock) when it is upgraded, you can keep these items in your bank and upgrade them later when you have plenty of the low level currencies.
Level 70 dungeon gear will be quickly replaced with LFR and T1 gear, so there isnt much need to upgrade these drops, you will mostly just be upgrading T1 and T2 gear. (Or if you don’t plan to raid then upgrade the max gear for the content you want to do)
You can hold down [ALT] and left click the item to see the upgrade path.
Upgrade requirements are generally from 3 main categories.
The various amenders are all crafted by different craft professions, the recipes are bought from the Rift store for crafting marks. Amenders can only be crafter once every 20 hours, so try to start stocking up on them before you need them!
- Visionary Alchemical Amender – Crafted by Apothecary (Materials) – Does not upgrade.
- Visionary Metal Amender – Crafted by Armorsmith (Materials) – Upgrades to Prophetic Metal Amender using 2x Tenebrean Planar Attuner.
- Visionary Ornament Amender – Crafted by Artificer (Materials) – Upgrades to Prophetic Ornament Amender using 2x Tenebrean Planar Attuner.
- Visionary Dream Amender – Crafted by Dream Weaver (Materials) – Does not upgrade.
- Visionary Textile Amender – Crafted by Outfitter (Materials) – Upgrades to Prophetic Textile Amender using 2x Tenebrean Planar Attuner.
- Visionary Rune Amender – Crafted by Runecrafter (Materials) – Does not upgrade.
- Visionary Weapon Amender – Crafted by Weaponsmith (Materials) – Upgrades to Prophetic Weapon Amender using 2x Tenebrean Planar Attuner.
While the Amenders are ‘Visionary’ they are tradeable, so you can ask other players to craft them for you if you don’t have the recipes. The materials to craft the Amenders are not too difficult to farm, the Chondritic Planar Dust can be expensive to buy, so its best to farm this yourself by closing rifts/defeating planar baddies in the Celestial lands.
You have to upgrade a Visionary Amender to Prophetic yourself, once it upgrades to Prophetic it will become bound to account.
You will need 2x Tenebrean Planar Attuners to upgrade, these are bought directly from the Rift Store for 10k Planarite each, you can find these under Crafting > Reagents. (To find it easier, use the search in the top left, pop 99 of them on your wish list to find them easier later!)
There are 3 main upgrade parts for level 70 gear.
These items are all stored in your bags so be careful with them!
Mark of Prophecy: Used to upgrade Dungeon quality gear.
You can buy Mark of Prophecy in the Rift Store under Equipment > Upgrade Parts.
They cost Tower Fragments, which is the currency that will drop when you run dungeons, it can also be earned from weeklies, PVP and various other sources. You will also get Mark of Prophecy from the daily rewards calendar.
Most dungeon gear will also have an active upgrade.
If you plan to raid then you should be running LFR asap which will replace your dungeon gear very quickly, so there should be no need to spend time/effort upgrading your dungeon gear.
Tenebrean Engine: Used to upgrade LFR and T1 quality gear.
Tenebrean Engine will drop randomly from the bosses in LFR and T1 Raids, they also drop from the mini bosses in the T1 raids. You can also buy a single Tenebrean Engine each week using Prize Tickets (not recommended! save your prize tickets for pretty things!).
The only way to ‘farm’ these is multiple runs of the LFR Raid: TDEM. You do not need to spend Individual Reward Charges to get Tenebrean Engine as loot. Tenebrean Engines are a rare drop from TDEM.
Make sure you save your Tenebrean Engines for upgrading your VP Raid Rift Lesser Essences which will be best in slot rather than your T1 gear which will eventually be replaced.
Storm Cell: Used to upgrade T2 quality gear.
Storm Cells drop randomly from the T2 Raid bosses. You can also buy one per week from the Rift Store > Equipment > Upgrade Parts. You buy them with Legion Datagrams, the T2 Raid currency. You should spend your Legion Datagrams on Storm Cells rather than gear til you have a good stock.
Focus and Essences
Your focus can be found in the Rift Store under Equipment > Focus
There are 3 different focuses here..
Focus of Vengeance for Rogue, Primalist and Warrior DPS
Focus of Domination for Mage and Cleric DPS
Focus of Protection for Tanking
You will need to be revered with Planar Defence Force to be able to buy it. Planar Defence Force notoriety is farmed in Celestial Instant Adventures, hopefully you will have done some of these while you were leveling. There is a weekly to pick up from Alittu to complete 30 of these instant adventures, make sure you pick it up!
To join the Celestial Instant Adventures, press [ . ] and click the join button. These Instant Adventures take place in the Celestial Zones or inside the plane of fire/life.
You will get bonus XP for the first 14 IA of the day, after that you can just keep farming them for the notoriety.
Try to do some every day and be sure to at least finish your weekly quest each week.
Your best in slot Essences are dropped by the Raid Rifts in Vostigar Peaks. You should aim for Crit Power essences if you are a DPS/Healer and Guard essences if you are a Tank.
There are many different stat weight distributions on the essences, some with slightly more main and off stat, others with more Crit Power, and all combinations in between!
Best in slot Lessers will have 556 CP and and 780 main stat once fully upgraded.
Best in slot Greaters will have 638 CP and 895 main stat once fully upgraded.
The tank essences with 375 guard are good, but you should focus on getting 780 endurance essences with tank stats (guard/block/dodge).
You do not ‘need’ to get all 6 essences best in slot, but you should at least aim for 6 ‘good’ essences with the correct stats.
Best in slot Essences for each class have certain Suffix’s..
Rogue/Primalist – DPS = Malevolent ~ Tank = Forwarned Prophecy
Cleric – DPS = Despair ~ Tank = Endless Anguish
Mage – DPS = Hindsight ~ Tank = Dusk
Warrior – DPS = Sunken Prophet ~ Tank = Cloudy Insight
Daily and Weekly Quests
There is a good selection of daily and weekly quests to pick up. Each of them offers slightly different currency rewards as well as notoriety towards the various factions.
Zone Dailies - For Farming Notoriety
These dailies are useful for farming the various notoriety that they award. Once you have maxed out the notoriety there is no need to keep doing them, your time will be better spent farming INTEL. The only dailies you may want to keep doing are the portal quest dailies as these count towards a weekly picked up from Alittu.
Scatherran Forest for Felibocan Notoriety
Dailies are picked up from Felibocan
Xarth Mire for Bailghol Notoriety
Dailies are picked up from Bailghol
Gedlo Badlands for Saint Taranis Notoriety
Dailies are picked up from Saint Taranis
Ashenfell for Thedeor’s Spear Notoriety
Dailies are picked up from Thedeor’s Spear
You can also trade Sigil of Valor for notoriety in the Rift store. Open up the store and click ‘Boosts’ on the left side menu, then within this tab click ‘Notoriety’ on the left side menu. Here you will find a list of Notoriety Decrees which you can buy with your Sigils of Valor. You should do this daily, as you can only hold 5 Sigils at a time and only buy one decree for each Faction daily.
Weekly Quests from Alittu
Most of the Quests in Alittu are found upstairs in the main building with the exception of the crafting quests which are in a side room off the plaza where the portal is.
Upstairs you will find..
Breaking Through – A weekly to complete the Xarth Mire zone event ‘Cracking Xarth’s Skull’ 4 times. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
Through Hell and Back Again – A weekly to Complete the Tartaric Depths Raid on LFR difficulty. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
Celestial Tales – A weekly to complete 16 of the daily instanced quests found in the celestial zones. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
Planar Assault – A weekly to complete 30 celestial instant adventures. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
PVP Quests from Alittu
From the PVP questgiver at /setwaypoint 4184 6446 (upstairs)
The Starfallen – A daily to kill 100 enemies while in warfronts. This daily awards 100 Tower Fragments.
To the Victor – A daily to win 3 warfronts. This daily awards 100 Tower Fragments.
Descended – A weekly to complete the daily quest ‘The Starfallen’ 5 times. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
Victorious – A weekly to complete the daily quest ‘To the Victor’ 5 times. This weekly awards 150 Legion Datagrams.
Planar Fragments are dropped from pretty much all of the 65-70 content.
Click here to go to the Ghar Stations very awesome Planar Fragment guide.
If you really like number crunching then there is a database of fragment stats here.
As you work your way to higher level group content, the fragments you loot should gradually get better and better.
You will find yourself getting lucky drops every so often with an epic (purple) or relic (orange) fragment with the correct stats for your class/role. These ‘perfect’ fragments should be upgraded to level 15 as soon as possible. So by the time you enter T1 and T2 raids you should have at least half your fragments with level 15 good stats and the other half at level 3-9 with not so great but still acceptable stats.
Your end goal is of course to get all your fragments to level 15 with good stats on all of them. This is a LONG TERM commitment!
You can also buy boxes of Planar Fragments from the quartermasters in Alittu or from the Rift Store > Equipment > Planar Fragments. These boxes contain a random Planar Fragment. There is a guide to the content of these boxes here.
Note: There are 11 Fragment slots currently open. There are 8 ‘locked’ slots on the right hand side, these may be opened up to give us more stat slots for future content. There is no way to open them up at the moment.
Note: You can upgrade a fragment while it is in your fragment inventory, then you can see if it is better than the one you want to replace.
You can see here how the different Tiers determine different amounts of the same stat (crit power) at infusion level 15.
Runes and Dream Orbs
Crafted Runes are added to your legs, seal and main weapons.
You can also loot runes in the EoA dungeon for your Shoulder and Gloves.
Dream Orbs are for your helm and belt.
The crafted runes are just below best in slot. They are easy to acquire and decent enough to clear T2 content.
Most people will stick to just the crafted runes, you do not need to farm the EoA runes!
While you are replacing your gear every few days you will want to stick to the less expensive ‘Visionary runes’. Once you have T1 or T2 quality, make sure you put the Prophetic runes on them.. these are listed below.
Physical Class = Rogue, Warrior and Primalist.
Magical Class = Cleric and Mage
All Classes = Used by everyone
For Players using Two One-Handed Weapons
Prophetic Starfall Weapon-runeshard – All Classes – Weapon Rune For Main Hand – All Roles – Gives proc
Prophetic Rage Weapon-runeshard – Physical Class – Weapon Rune For Off Hand – DPS/Heal – Gives +345 AP
Prophetic Recondite Weapon-runeshard – Magical Class – Weapon Rune For Off Hand – DPS/Heal – Gives +345 SP
For Players using a Two-Handed Weapon
Prophetic Starcrash Weapon-rune – Physical Class – 2 Handed Weapon Rune – All Roles – Gives proc + Stats
Prophetic Starstrike Weapon-rune – Magical Class – 2 handed Weapon Rune – All Roles – Gives proc + Stats
Prophetic Aegis Rune – All Classes – Tank – Gives 332 dodge and 532 guard
Prophetic Imperium Rune – Physical Class – DPS/Heal – Gives 283 AP and 265 PC
Prophetic Ingenuity Rune – Magical Class – DPS/Heal – Gives 283 SP and 265 SCH
Prophetic Shattering Rune – All Classes – DPS/Heal – Gives 384 CP
The Prophetic Shattering Rune is likely to be best in slot for you.
Prophetic Dominating Rune – Mage – DPS/Heal – Gives 510 Int and 319 End
Prophetic Stalwart Rune – Warrior – DPS/Heal – Gives 510 Str and 319 End
Prophetic Unblurring Rune – Cleric – DPS/Heal – Gives 510 Wis and 319 End
Prophetic Wrathful Rune – Rogue/Primalist – DPS/Heal – Gives 510 Dex and 319 End
Challenge Dungeon Runes
The gear from Enclave of Ahnket drops with Runes attached to it. You should remove those Runes using a Rune Unsocketing Apparatus (you get one free on the second day of each month). These Runes are Best in Slot and should be saved til you have Best in Slot gear to put them on! DO NOT upgrade the Enclave gear with a rune still attached to it as you will lose the rune.
Enclave of Ahnket is the only place to get Shoulder and Glove runes from, there are no crafted versions of these. The other runes are a very small upgrade from the crafted runes and you shouldn’t worry if you can’t get them, the drop rate is very small!
Legs + Shoulders – Integrated Growth Rune – Wisdom +612 ~ Endurance +383 – Cleric
Legs + Shoulders – Integrated Finesse Rune – Dexterity +612 ~ Endurance +383 – Rogue/Primalist
Legs + Shoulders – Integrated Intensity Rune – Intelligence +612 ~ Endurance +383 – Mage
Legs + Shoulders – Integrated Empowering Rune – Strength +612 ~ Endurance +383 – Warrior
Seal + Gloves – Integrated Shielding Rune – Dodge +398 ~ Guard +638 – Any Class Tank
Seal + Two Handed + One Hand – Integrated Cataclysm Rune – Crit Power +460 – Any Class DPS/Heal
Two Handed + One Hand – Integrated Destruction Rune – Spell Power +414 – Magic Class DPS/Heal
One Hand + Off Hand – Integrated Onslaught Rune – Attack Power +414 – Physical Class DPS/Heal
Two Handed – Integrated Assault Rune – Attack Power +414 ~ Tenebrean Equation Proc – Physical Class DPS/Heal/Tank
Two Handed – Integrated Elimination Rune – Spell Power +414 ~ Tenebrean Equation Proc – Magical Class DPS/Heal/Tank
The Tenebrean Equation Proc is the same Proc given by the crafted Rune. A player with two one handed weapons should use the crafted Proc rune on their off hand and the Challenge Dungeon rune on their main hand.
A tank will need to use the Proc rune on their main weapon and a stat rune on the shield.
Dungeons and Raids - Tiers of Gear
World Event Gear
There are a few items of gear where you will find the best in slot item comes from a world event.
There are 4 world events throughout the year.
Each of them gives a different best in slot item.
Carnival of the Ascended – Earring
Summerfest – Seal
Autumn Harvest – Necklace
Fae Yule – Cape
You can use the trick to the right to find missing items in the store, or check the list below for the next best items til the event come along again.
If you missed a world event item, ask your friends (or in general chat) if they have an un-upgraded version of the item, if they equip the item you can inspect them (right click char portrait and select inspect) and do a ‘Rift Store Lookup’ on the item, you should change the key binding for this in your keybindings (The default is CTRL+F this often doesn’t work for most people). Hold Ctrl+N and left click the item to bring that section of the event store up so you can buy the item with event currency or with credits.
Carnival of the Ascended
The 2020 Prismatic Parade Earring (Upgrades to Prismatic Planar Earring) coupled with a 2019 Parade Earring (upgrade to Esteemed) are the Best in Slot pair.
If you missed the Carnival event then 2 VP earrings will work til the next one comes!
Consumables For Raids
When Participating in Raids you should at least bring along your own raid consumables.
Weaponstones are added to your weapons as an extra buff that lasts for 4 hours.
Physical Class – DPS/Heal – One Handed Weapon – Atramentium Whetstone
Made by Weaponsmith – Increases Attack Power by 1000 For 4 hours
Physical Class – DPS/Heal – Two Handed Weapon – Atramentium Oilstone
Made by Weaponsmith – Increases Attack Power by 2000 For 4 hours
Magical Class – DPS/Heal – One and Two Handed Weapons – Faetouched Powerstone
Made by Artificer- Increases Spell Power by 2000 For 4 hours
Vials are consumed to give you extra stats for an hour. Be sure to reapply them during your raid when they run out.
Physical Class – DPS/Heal – Prophetic Powersurge Vial
Increases Strenth and Dexterity by 1400 for 1 hour
Magical Class – DPS/Heal – Prophetic Brightsurge Vial
Increases Intelligence and Wisdom by 1400 for 1 hour
All Classes – Tank – Prophetic Enduring Vial
Increases Endurance by 1400 for 1 hour
The Feast is placed on the ground for everyone to eat. The buff from the feast lasts 40 minutes. Be sure to eat another feast before the buff wears off
All Classes – All Roles – Gedlo Curry Pot
Increases either Spell Power or Attack Power by 900, Crit Power by 300 and Max Health by 11,000
Staying out the bad is much easier with extra speed.
All Classes – All Roles – Tuath’de Insoles
Increases runspeed by 10% for 4 hours
A Reliquary is an item that you keep in your bags and use on cooldown (every 3 minutes) to buff you while you play.
It is not consumed, so you only need one! An easy way to use it is to pop it into your main spam macro using the command,
use Reliquary of Rage
Replace the word rage with your reliquary name as needed. A more seasoned player may take it out of the macro and use it manually during a cooldown block instead.
The Reliquary is crafted by Apothecarys, the recipe is bought from the vendor in Alittu at /setwaypoint 4032 6360, once bought the recipe will be found in your recipe book under the ‘Planar Crafting’ section.
A Reliquary will become soulbound the first time is it used, so be sure to trade it quickly after crafting!
Physical Class – DPS/Heal
Reliquary of Rage
Increases Physical Critical Hit chance by 6000 for 15 seconds and heals 64000 health.
Magical Class – DPS/Heal
Reliquary of Ingenuity
Increases Magical Critical Hit chance by 6000 for 15 seconds and heals 64000 health.
All Classes – Tank
Reliquary of Domination
Absorbs up to 32000 Physical damage for up to 30 seconds. Increases healing received by 20% for 15s.