Rift Warrior Leveling Build: Champion and RiftBlade

Here, we’ll learn about the best Rift Warrior Leveling Builds and strategies used to level up your character quickly.

Rift Warrior Leveling Build

In Rift, Warriors can choose from 8 different souls which you can change for a small price, at any time. You can also unlock a new “role” which allows you to switch freely between several builds at no cost. (Remember the Dual Spec feature in WoW?)

Therefore, you should make an effort in picking the best Rift Warrior Leveling build regardless of what you play in the later part of the game.

Suppose, if you want to play a soul which masters in tanking, don’t pick the defensive souls in the initial part of the game. You can unlock them later and can always change specs if you want to tank.

While doing quests, it is not recommended to play a tanking character as it wont be much effective and you’ll get bored. We strongly recommend reading below to find out more about quick leveling.

Early Levels – Use a Champion

We recommend that all Warriors start out their basic Rift Warrior Leveling build with this soul. The primary reason for this is that “Bull Rush” is a key ability to save you many, many times.

Being able to charge from monster to monster will save a lot of time given the short cool-down as there is just no way around it!

You should put your first 4 skill points in Champion cause this will unlock Soldier’s bearing, which gives 5% free bonus damage buss that stacks with any other buss you get from the Warrior Trees. (Who doesn’t want the free damage?)

We recommend you to put points in “Take No Prisoners” for extra damage. Once you just start out a game, your strength is low cause of basic novice gears. As a result, strength does not affect much. Re-spec at a higher level and put your points in this talent.

Rift Warrior Leveling Build – Your Second Soul

Your second soul should be a Riftblade, since this is the best spec for low-level players. Moreover, the early Riftblade abilities do magic and skill-based damage. These spells deal a good amount of damage even you have sub-par stats.

Your stats will be low in the initial levels since all cool and high-end items are reserved for higher levels and you will not get access to rings, shoulder slot or trinkets unless you’re level 12-20 anyway.

This is where Riftblade comes into the picture. Even with your low-quality equipment and without any weapon, you can still do decent enough damage. Flame Spear and Fiery Burst deal more damage as compared to the Champion’s Power Strike and Punishing Blow, therefore you have an easy way of leveling up at initial levels.

The other benefits of Riftblade is that with ranged-attacks, you can take part in Invasions and Rifts without any worry.

This is a great way to earn experience at initial levels as you can survive during such events.

For this Rift Warrior leveling build, we recommend going 5/5 in Elemental Flux, 3/3 in Rift Fury, 1/1 in Freeze Armor and then you can take anything you want.

By Swati Mittal