Riftwalker epitomizes, in a sense, the best and the worst of DragonFable's combat system.
On one hand, Riftwalker is an amazing Class. Its animations are simple but beautifully executed and its Skills do a wonderful job of reflecting what a higher tiered Warrior is like. The Class is also balanced fairly well since it is capable of incredible damage, but only for a set period of time, and its defensive options are relatively poor. It is a glass cannon through and through, and it does not pretend to be anything else.
On the other hand, Riftwalker's offensive capability has- despite all the costs that offensive capability comes with- made other Atealan Classes seem less appealing by comparison. Ascendant and Cryptic are both amazing at what they do, but neither of them are quite as capable of dealing immediate, on-demand burst damage like Riftwalker- a quality that makes Riftwalker excel at Farming and generally tearing through Quests.
This has the unfortunate downside of making Riftwalker the Kathool Adept and SoulWeaver to Ascendant/Cryptic's DragonLord, enTropy, and Pyromancer. It is likely an unavoidable consequence, but one to be lamented all the same.
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