Rift Guardian

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NPC Ship

This ship is unobtainable and can only be used by NPCs.

Removed from Game

This content used to be in the game but has since been removed or disabled.

The Rift Guardian is a unique AI ship that appeared in the Halloween 2020 event. It is the weaker version of the Rift Custodian.


Description

The Rift Guardian is an AI ship which model, Turrets and Spinals look very similar to Abaddon and Azreal, and has the exact same ambient sound.

2 of these and a single Rift Custodian would normally spawn within 60 minute intervals, although it used to spawn within 120 minute intervals, and used to also spawn immediately when the round started.

Strategy

Use a Starbase

Lure it towards a Level 5 Starbase through an Alien Serv or Alien Sourge call and then bring out a high DPS Dreadnought or Battleship from another base, warp over to that Level 5 Starbase, and attack it while the starbase attacks it as well. Attack the rear of the ship, since that is the blindspot for most of its turrets, while the starbase dishes out high damage, making it an easy kill.

Use two Starbases

A more risky but cost efficient way is to simply build two Level 2 Starbases and immediately lure it before alien numbers multiply.

Bait

Another way is to have an alt with you or an friend in a server with a Wyrm/Wasp to go into the Rift so it'll make the NPCs focus it. From there, you go with a high shield DPS ship and just shoot the Rift aliens until they die. After that, quickly loot the wrecks, as the Aliens can respawn while you're looting and kill you in a near-instant.

Inside the rift, spinals are mostly unusable. Rift Guardians and Rift Custodians are shield tanks, so you need ships with high turret-based shield DPS. The best ship in the game for this is the Jupiter.

Recommended Ships

Cruiser
  1. Coldfront
  2. Icy
  3. Templar
Battlecruiser
  1. Acolyte
  2. Astaroth
  3. Dire Wolf
Battleship
  1. Imperator
  2. Hallowlight
  3. Sovereign
Dreadnought
  1. Jupiter
  2. Zeus
  3. Incarnate
Super Capital
  1. Subjugator
  2. Oblivion
  3. Theia

Loot

  • Ores: 564 Silicate, 636 Carbon, 355 Iridium, 34 Adamantite, 63 Palladium, 43 Titanium, 43 Quantium, 14 Uranium
  • 35 Gamma Pumpkins
  • 1 Void Pumpkin.

Trivia

  • It is possible for Admins to add this ship to a person due to it being under the credit limit. However, it is forbidden for players to pilot this ship.
  • 3 of these were spawned out of the halloween event on October 11th 2021 by infern