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61 Riftstalker / 8 Ranger / 7 Bard

This spec is designed for RIFT 2.0+ and last updated for RIFT 2.4.

The spec: 61 Riftstalker / 8 Ranger / 7 Bard

This is our highest health pool spec in Storm Legion. Endurance is best in slot even over deflect.

The spec and abilities have not changed too much since the old 51 Riftstalker including with 8 Ranger and 7 Bard. A few abilities are gone (like Shadow Warp) with a few new abilities added (like Planebound Aegis) as well. If you have used this spec before, you will be more than familiar with it still. If you have not, it is still at least a very easy spec to understand and fast to get used to and setup.

You can use this tank spec in any of the current content without any problems. The only problem that might occur would be losing threat to a cleric tank or possibly a warrior tank.…

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40 Marksman / 36 Ranger – Hybrid

This spec is designed for RIFT 2.0+ and last updated for RIFT 2.2 Storm Legion and Raiding.

This spec still works, however with updates to Marksman and other specs, you will perform more DPS with those such as 61 Marksman and so forth over this spec. I recommend those over this now.

Link to build: 40 Marksman / 36 Ranger
Link to build if you are going to be on Interrupt duty: 40 Marksman / 36 Ranger

For the past few weeks I have been constantly testing different hybrid builds, after many many hours of testing I have come to the conclusion that the above spec is the best and top DPS spec you can have for a hybrid. You lose Hasten Call in both of these builds which is not a total loss and a DPS increase as long as things go smooth. You should be able to manage your pet quite well so it does not die (though it could still happen), there are only a few bosses where it might die, has a chance to die or not die often.…

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61 Assassin / 15 Nightblade

This spec is designed for RIFT 2.0+ and last updated for RIFT 2.4 PVP.

The spec: 61 Assassin / 15 Nightblade

You can change the 0 point to whichever one you want. I typically use Saboteur for Adhesive Bomb or Riftstalker for Shadow Shift then there is also Bladedancer which you get Side Steps.

Alternative specs:

If you choose to try or use these additional specs, there will be a few changes to the macros below. You will lose some abilities but gain others, it really depends on your play style and how you want to play assassin and with what abilities.

Again, this is a PVP build. If you are looking for a PVE build for Assassin you can start with this, 61 Assassin / 10 Marksman / 5 Nightblade or use a Assassin and Nightblade variation.

Synergy Crystals:

Gilded Assassin Crystal
T'Scain's Assassin Crystal

Additionally you could choose to use either of the Riftstalker crystals for restoring health and/or more endurance.…

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61 Marksman / 10 Assassin / 5 Nightblade

This spec is designed for RIFT 2.0+ and last updated for RIFT 2.4 Storm Legion and Raiding.

The spec: 61 Marksman / 10 Assassin / 5 Nightblade

This is a high DPS spec for raiding (not the highest) but at the same time in a lot of the current raids this will be necessary for Purging or Interrupts and will work out just fine.

This spec will work in PVP as well, it is not tweaked for it but it will do just fine if you do not have enough role slots or just happen to not care what you use.…

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1.11 PVP 44 Marksman / 20 Bladedancer / 2 Nightblade

This spec is designed for RIFT 1.11 PVP.

The spec: 44 Marksman / 20 Bladedancer / 2 Nightblade

I chose this spec over the below for just a little more damage, I already have a lot of mobility with Hasty Departure, On The Double with Getaway, Retreat as well as Static Shot and Repelling Shot if I need further help.

Here is an alternative spec with a little more mobility: 44 Marksman / 22 Bladedancer / 0 Riftstalker

The alternative spec provides you with Sprint and Shadow Shift and you only lose 4% Attack Power and Weapon Damage from Nightblade doing this. You gain a 2 minute cooldown called Blade Tempo that increases Physical Damage 30% for 15 seconds. You also do not lose any increased damage from the soul gifts.


  • A lot of mobility.
  • Perfect for kiting players.
  • DPS at range.


  • Low survivability versus melee.
  • Not a melee spec, while having the abilities I would stay away from using them.

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1.11 51 Bladedancer / 10 Assassin / 5 Nightblade

This spec is designed for RIFT 1.11.

The spec: 51 Bladedancer / 10 Assassin / 5 Nightblade
(ZAM has not updated Counterbalance yet, make sure you go 2/2)

There are no macros for this spec. While you could make a macro, it will end up being a DPS loss due to how RIFT’s macro system works.

This is a quite decent Single Target and great AOE melee (only) spec to use now. You will do higher AOE damage with a Saboteur build but if your raid needs the Single Target DPS with AOE then this could be the build to try out.

This spec may or may not be fun for you to play, if you find it hard to play, do not find it fun or not parsing high for you then I would recommend trying Nightblade instead.…

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