Patch 1.11 hit the Public Test Server last week and players have been anxious to preview the changes to their favorite souls. Along with hefty alterations to the individual souls, the PTR also shows a new direction for RIFT in combat design. All the changes deserve a close look over the next few weeks, starting today with the Cleric healing souls Purifier, Senticar, and Warden.
The current design of skills in original RIFT encourages players to stack similar spells with cast times using macros. In Storm Legion, Trion seems to be moving towards more instant skills with different cooldowns. The result is more skills being used routinely during combat, and more space being taken on your hotbar. Arguably combat is about to get more difficult, although also more fun with each player having a more diverse toolkit.