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    Soulwalker
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    Default New to game....race question

    Greetings all,

    Brand new to rift, and have a rather standard question, that oddly enough the search feature isn't turning up any useful responses to....so I appologise for the dumb question:

    Does race, outside of racials, and the in the end meaningless +10 starting stat, have any real consequence? Or just pick which one I will stand to look at for hours on end?

    Thanks in advance for any info

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    pick whichever one looks best to you

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    The booklet racials aren't the same as the in-game racials. Its all cosmetic now.
    Sez is now Zes on Dayblind

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    There are 2 racials that come with each race now.

    A) A 10 elemental resistance of some type, mostly meaningless.

    B) An activated ability with a cooldown. These are to be considered as they can be fun/useful, however ALL RACIAL ABILITIES are deactivated in warfronts (PVP) and Dungeons (PVE) so you get no edge in end-game content based on race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creepir View Post
    There are 2 racials that come with each race now.

    A) A 10 elemental resistance of some type, mostly meaningless.

    B) An activated ability with a cooldown. These are to be considered as they can be fun/useful, however ALL RACIAL ABILITIES are deactivated in warfronts (PVP) and Dungeons (PVE) so you get no edge in end-game content based on race.
    This.

    There's also perhaps 1 quest in the tutorial zone and 1-2 quests in the newbie zone (at least for Defiants) that are race specific, but they just provide a little background on the race.

    Basically pick whichever faction and race appeals most to you (though some of the racials *cough*eth/bahmi/high-elf*cough* are nice for use outside of dungeons and pvp).

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    The high elfs jump/flight skills is very nice for quick acquisition of a node or trying to climb a somewhat steep cliff. I find it very hard to live without it on my Eth....

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    Bahmi and High elf racials are exactly the same and the most powerful when you are not in combat in the outside world. They allow you to jump a distance of about 30 yards with a slightly up angle. Good for climbing onto rocks and cliffs or out onto ledges you couldn't normally get to by jumping. Cooldown on this is 10 seconds.

    Eth Racial is a 70% speed boost only useable outside of combat on a 2 minute cooldown.

    Kalari racial is pure garbage.
    Tsarin - Sunrest (PVP-RP) - Eth DPS Cleric (50) - Static

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