Before talking about building a soul tree, let's find out what's the Ascended(class system)
The Ascended (Class System)
In Rift: Planes of Telara, players are one of the Ascended, players have access to special powers, the greatest of which is "Soul Attunement", the ability to commune with, and embrace, the souls of Telara's ancient fallen heroes.
The Soul Attunement system offers players nearly endless customization. In Rift: Planes of Telara, you're encouraged to experiment with many combinations of souls and abilities to discover the path that's right for you!
Players choose an Ascended Soul from one of the four callings (Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Rogue) at character creation. These initial souls, which grow in power as they become more specialized, are flexible and have well-rounded abilities that make them great for both solo and group experiences. Players can later choose to augment, or even replace, embraced souls with other souls from within their calling. The process of enabling souls that players discover in their adventures is called Soul Attunement.
Players will also gain more specialized "Heroic Souls" that open up a number of new and exciting gameplay experiences, offering special achievements and rewards for players who discover them all.
The Soul Tree
Each attuned soul grants players access to a unique "Soul Tree," which contains all of the traits and abilities that a soul had mastered during its life. As your character levels up, you earn soul points that can be used to improve that tree's soul level, granting players access to even more powerful traits and abilities.
There are four classes(Warrior, Cleric, Roge, Mage) with 32 different soul trees in total. Every class can choose soul trees with 3 grouping at most each time. The screenshot above show us a group with Paladin, Reaver, Champion.
Players invest their soul points into the branches of the Soul Tree, picking and choosing the specific abilities and passive traits they desire. With each point spent, the Soul Tree increases in level, periodically unlocking new advancement options higher up the tree.
Players automatically unlock new "root" abilities as the Soul Tree increases in level. If the branches represent the unique choices a player makes, the root represents the core power of the soul that all players have access to. Root abilities unlock quickly at first, but slow down as the tree's soul-level increases.
As an Ascended grows in power, so does his or her ability to attune souls. Leveling a character will unlock the ability to attune additional souls. A maximum-level player will be able to attune up to three souls of their choosing!
It will show the spend and left points.You can get 1 point when level up. Level between 49 to 50 can get 2 points when level up. There are 51 points can be depensed in total.
You can build your own soul trees step by step now. Just try it out when it comes out!
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This post has been modified on Nov 19 , 2010 01:38:57 AM by The_Only_7.