Rift Warrior Builds

Click Here for the Best Rift GuideThe Warrior will be one of the most popular classes in Rift: Planes of Telara. This plate-wearing class currently has 8 souls they can choose both which can fill damage-dealing and tanking roles.

Right now, the game is in beta and the full level cap is not quite yet available, so end-game Rift Warrior builds are not available.

However, I have extensively played on Warrior and have discovered the best leveling Rift Warrior builds that you can use in order to level up quickly.

After all, you want to pick a fast leveling build for working through the content (one that solos well). After that, you can switch over to whatever end-game build you like.

Best Rift Warrior Builds for Leveling

After experimenting with all the builds, I have found that without a doubt you will want to go with either Paragon or Riftblade as your primary soul.


In particular, I think that Paragon is the best soul for leveling up. They deal excellent damage and have a variety of powerful ranged attacks.

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Personally, I have always been a fan of big two-handed weapons, but the truth is once I switched over from Champion to Paragon, my damage increased exponentially.

Not only that, but my character was a lot more durable (due to the extra Parry) and had significantly improved ranged abilities.

The Paragon itself excels though in melee damage, and none of the other souls do nearly as much damage as the Paragon when it is meleeing.

For support souls, you want to get Champion and Riftblade. Just by having Riftblade equipped as one of your souls, you get access to the Air Blade ability, which is a passive buff that significantly improves your damage.

Additionally, with Champion you get access to Raging Bull, which makes getting from monster to monster a lot easier. Slayer’s Bearing is a passive buff that increases damage by 5% and only requires 4 points in the Champion tree.

As a result of these passive buffs which are easy to get, you can significantly improve your Paragon’s damage with little investment. Both of these buffs are well worth it.

As you level up further, I recommend climbing the Paragon tree as much as you can and putting any leftover points in Riftblade. The passive abilities Elemental Touch and Elemental Blade massively increase your damage, so they are well worth getting.


Riftblade is a very unusual class that involves using casted abilities to deal primarily elemental damage. This class actually does a surprising amount of damage without any caster-oriented gear.

While you do not deal quite as much damage as a normal caster, the damage is very comparable. Additionally, you have a lot more HP and can wear plate, making this class very durable.

Furthermore, you do not have to use mana, which means you can cast basically forever. You have an instant ranged snare and this class can actually kite melee monsters very easily.

While this class does not deal as much damage as a Paragon, it can deal a lot of damage from range. This has one particular benefit: Rifts and PvP.

If you are dealing melee damage, you are much more susceptible to getting attacked when dealing with Rifts, Invasions, or in group PvP.

The Riftblade can sit back and safely pick off monsters with the casters. It can also snare and kite elite monsters, making it very powerful for Rift encounters.

Rift Warrior Builds Conclusion

My recommendation is that for typical players, go for the Paragon build with Riftblade and Champion as your sub-souls. However, if you primarily want to participate in invasion and rift events, try out Riftblade for a safe and effective leveling build that will allow you to participate in rifts.

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