Rift Archon Quick Guide



Rift Archon Quick Guide by Burninalways

I know it isn’t the best and I’m sure that it will be shot down and I hope it gets replaced as soon as possible; because its super lazy and lacking a host of information.
Also warning mistakes could be present.

There are 3 types of Archon Specs to choose from:

61 Archon
]- The laziest spec with minimum dps, no real skill and no setup time, though helpful on mechanics.
58 Archon

51 Archon Range
]- Improved specs over the 61 variant which does more dps.
51 Archon Melee

Pyrochon – Fire Hunter
]- Best specs to use every instance even in 20mans, with dps that rivals most specs.
Harbchon – Eldritch Knight

Useful Abilities of Archon you need to know about:

Please note that most of the numbers shown in the tooltips will be different in-game when leveling, as these are at the abilities show in the Souls and do not have stats or a level to increase their power.

Raid Buffs:
Your raid buffs will reduce your own stats.These raid buffs cannot be overwritten by Bard or Beastmaster raid buffs, however you can override theirs; which is only good for you if you have the Archon’s Crystal, any of the 3 types.

For 61, 58 and 51 Archon Patron’s Rage will refresh all those buffs on the 1st tick, however for Pyrochon & Harbchon you will have to reapply by hand.

Shared Vigor – Increases endurance by 70 & reduces endurance by 59.
Vitality of Stone – Increases strength, dexterity, intelligence, and wisdom by 70 & reduces by 54.
Arcane Aegis – Increases resistances by 65, and armor by 2000 & reduces resistances by 65 and armor by 2000.
Burning Purpose –

Self Buffs:
Archon’s Bulwark is only available at 58 points into Archon.

Searing Vitality should be used at least once per 5m for the 51 Archon, Pyrochon and Harbchon to get its buff.

Archon’s Bulwark –
Searing Vitality – Increases endurance by 14 per stack & can have 5 or 7 stacks.

Boss Debuffs:
Before the fight if using the 51 Archon, Pyrochon or Harbchon your want to dual a player and cast Ashen Defense, Crumbling Resistance, Lingering Dust (51 only), Pillaging Stone (5 stacks), Searing Vitality; to get the full buffs before the fight starts.

Ashen Defense & Crumbling Resistance should be one of the 1st things you do at the start of the fight, applying them to any targetable Boss or any newly spawned Boss.

Lingering Dust doesn’t apply to the boss, which is ok for the 51 Archon as you get its buff by just using it.

Illuminate should only be used if a Bard is not doing their Coda of Jeopardy on the Boss (the Karuulalert for each spec will show if Coda of Jeopardy or other types are on your target), its best used on adds that need to be killed fast that spawn during the fight.

Pillaging Stone can stack up to 5 stacks on you, for the 51 Archon, Pyrochon & Harbchon only; it increases strength, dexterity, wisdom and intelligence by 24% per stack.

Ashen Defense –
Crumbling Resistance – Increases the mage’s resistances by 45.
Lingering Dust –
Illuminate –
Pillaging Stone – Reduces strength, dexterity, wisdom and intelligence by 61 of target.
Waning Power –
Flowing Sand –

Combat Raid Buffs:
Lava Field is a lesser version than Orchestra of the Planes which the Bard does, as OotP buffs all 20 raid members and they do not stack, you should work with your Bard in the raid to decide on who cast 1st and just rotate between the two (the Karuulalert for each spec will show if Orchestra of the Planes is already in use).

Surging Flare –
Volcanic Bomb –
Earthen Barrage – Increases Physical Crit and Spell Crit by 5% for 30s
Spark Shower –
Lava Field –

Damage:
Patron’s Rage –
Leeching Flames –

Charge Consumers:
Flaring Power may have a 2m cooldown, however it will debuff the raid for 5m; unless they die they cannot receive the buff again till it’s gone.

Time Flaring Power with other raid buffs for max affect, such as Wild Growth and Orchestra of the Planes; preferably at the start of the fight but not always depending on the boss.

Power Drain –
Flaring Power –

Utility:
Cleansing Flames can purge up to 10 enemies in its target area for the 61, 58 & 51 Archon, but not the Pyrochon or Harbchon.

Mental Flare can be applied to anyone with mana, like a Warden who has no mana left.

Point to Point has pretty much no use in raiding so far.

Cleansing Flames –
Purification –
Mental Flare –
Point to Point –

61 Archon & 58 Archon

61 Archon, 12 Dominator, 3 Pyromancer
Buff: Archon’s Bulwark

58 Archon, 18 Dominator, 0 Harbinger
Buffs: Archon’s BulwarkLightning Charge

Rotation for Both:
Apply raid buffs.
Apply debuffs to the boss.

Keep Lava Field and Patron’s Rage on cooldown.

Just use the spam macro provided to deal damage.

When not saving charge for Flaring Power use Power Drain.

Some boss or trash mechanics require abilities that are Dominator such as Arresting PresenceReflective CommandMana Wrench and Transmogrify in order to get past them.

Macros for Both:
Range – Main Spam
#show Granite Salvo
suppressmacrofailures
cast Waning Power
cast Surging Flare
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Earthen Barrage
cast Spark Shower
cast Granite Salvo
cast Flowing Sand
cast Neural Prod
cast Searing Vitality

Announcements –
#show Lava Field
suppressmacrofailures
cast Lava Field
raid Lava Field

#show Flaring Power
suppressmacrofailures
cast Flaring Power
raid Flaring Power

Karuulalert for Both:

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51 Archon – Range & Melee

51 Archon, 25 Pyromancer, 0 Dominator
Range Buffs: Pyromancer’s ArmorGlyphs of PowerFlaring Intellect

Range Rotation:
Apply raid buffs.
Apply debuffs to Boss.

Keep Lava Field and Patron’s Rage on cooldown.

Just use the spam macro provided to deal damage. When Cinderburst proc’s to be instant use it.

When not saving charge for Flaring Power use Internalize Charge, toggle off for a Cinderburst proc and then back on afterward its been used.

Macro:
Range – Main Spam
#show Fireball
suppressmacrofailures
cast Waning Power
cast Surging Flare
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Earthen Barrage
cast Spark Shower
cast Flame Bolt
cast Fireball
cast Countdown
cast Neural Prod
cast Searing Vitality

51 Archon, 25 Harbinger, 0 Pyromancer
Melee Buffs: Lightning ChargeEldritch Armor

Melee Rotation:
Apply raid buffs.
Apply debuffs to Boss.

Keep Lava Field and Patron’s Rage on cooldown.

Just use the spam macro provided to deal damage. When Eldritch Armor proc’s use the Eldritch Gift macro provided.

When not saving charge for Flaring Power use Charged Blade.

Macros:
Melee – Main Spam
#show Storm Slash
stopcasting
cast Storm’s Fury
cast Vorpal Slash
cast Piercing Beam
cast Storm Slash
cast Flame Bolt
cast Leeching Flames
cast Searing Vitality

Eldritch Gift –
#show Pillaging Stone
suppressmacrofailures
cast Surging Flare
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Earthen Barrage
cast Spark Shower
cast Pillaging Stone

Macros for Both:
Announcements –
#show Lava Field
suppressmacrofailures
cast Lava Field
raid Lava Field

#show Flaring Power
suppressmacrofailures
cast Flaring Power
raid Flaring Power

Karuulalert for Both:

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Pyrochon – Fire Hunter

40 Archon, 36 Pyromancer, 0 Dominator
Buffs: Pyromancer’s ArmorGlyphs of PowerFlaring Intellect

Rotation:
Apply raid buffs.
Apply debuffs to Boss.

Keep Lava Field and Heat Wave on cooldown.
You can time it so you can drop Lava Field then do Heat Wave and drop another Lava Field and move onto the Heat Wave macro.

Use the spam macro provided to deal damage, for when Heat Wave is active use the macro provided. WhenCinderburst proc’s to be instant use it.

When not saving charge for Flaring Power use Internalize Charge, toggle off for a Cinderburst proc and then back on afterward it been used.

Macros:
Range – Main Spam
#show Fireball
suppressmacrofailures
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Earthen Barrage
cast Spark Shower
cast Inferno
cast Flame Bolt
cast Countdown
cast Fireball
cast Neural Prod
cast Searing Vitality

Heatwave –
#show Fireball
suppressmacrofailures
cast Heat Wave
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Spark Shower
cast Inferno
cast Flame Bolt
cast Fireball
cast Neural Prod
cast Searing Vitality

Announcements –
#show Lava Field
suppressmacrofailures
cast Lava Field
raid Lava Field

#show Flaring Power
suppressmacrofailures
cast Flaring Power
raid Flaring Power

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Harbchon – Eldritch Knight

40 Archon, 32 Harbinger, 4 Chloromancer
Buffs: Lightning ChargeEldritch Armor

Rotation:
Apply raid buffs.
Apply debuffs to Boss.

Keep Lava Field on cooldown.

Just use the spam macro provided to deal damage. When Eldritch Armor proc’s use the Eldritch Gift macro provided.
Apply Blazing Light to the target and use Lucent Slash to refresh it at 1-0s.

When not saving charge for Flaring Power use Charged Blade.

As Vorpal Slash is in the Eldritch Gift macro, every time Eldritch Armor proc’s with Vorpal Slash not on cooldown you will need to hit the macro twice.

Macros:
Melee – Main Spam
#show Storm Slash
suppressmacrofailures
stopcasting
cast Storm’s Fury
cast Piercing Beam
cast Storm Slash
cast Vengeful Shock
cast Introspection
cast Withering Vine
cast Blazing Light

Eldritch Gift –
#show Vile Spores
suppressmacrofailures
cast Vorpal Slash
cast Volcanic Bomb
cast Earthen Barrage
cast Spark Shower
cast Vile Spores

Announcements –
#show Lava Field
suppressmacrofailures
cast Lava Field
raid Lava Field

#show Flaring Power
suppressmacrofailures
cast Flaring Power
raid Flaring Power

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