If you haven’t been paying attention to the Mage forum chatter on the RIFT forums or happened to see yesterday’s speculation article here on Rift Junkies, there has been a lot of talk going around about Friday’s official live stream and the big Storm Legion Mage soul reveal. At this point, the evidence seems fairly solid– we’re probably looking at a two-handed sword DPS, tank, or hybrid melee Mage soul.
Yesterday morning, we all received another piece of evidence in our email boxes. Trion sent an announcement about Friday’s live stream, including the image shown above:
STORM LEGION™ MAGE SOUL DIVINED
A figure wielding untold magic approaches amid the gathering storm, setting mystics chattering about temporal energies … and outright doom!
The image depicting the weapon models is named “MageWeapons”. That third weapon is clearly a sword, and actually looks like the same two-handed model shown in this screenshot, which helps confirm our theories. The other weapons shown look like they could possibly be staffs, but the glows surrounding them almost seem blade-like, transforming the first image into a weapon that resembles a two-handed axe and the second into a scythe.
Until Friday, we won’t know for sure if all three weapons are actually melee-oriented or if the two on the left serve dual purposes as staffs for caster Mages, but regardless, all three weapon types look very cool. I think it’s safe to say that Trion succeeded in generating some hype about Friday’s live stream with the use of these images, and it will be exciting to see the new soul in action. In the meantime, I have this sudden urge to finish leveling my Mage…