In today's post we are going to look at how to attack in Rift. This might sound basic, but a lot of players are very new to online RPG games and may be confused as to how to perform this very basic task.
Basic melee and ranged attacks are performed by right clicking on an enemy with the mouse.
You can select enemies by using the left mouse button.
Using the TAB key will allow you to quickly scroll through enemies and identify the most dangerous targets.
There is a global cooldown period that occurs whenever you use a special ability/spell; this lasts for about half a second.
If you have selected certain souls, or soul combinations, then you will have access to 'pets'. These are very handy companions in combat, but they can be tricky to use. If your pet's stance is set to 'aggressive' then it will attack any enemy on sight. On 'defensive' it will only attack when you select a target to attack. 'Passive' means you have to click on the pet's attack ability, then right click on an enemy.
For an absolute beginner's guide to playing Rift check out the video below (it's free and well worth watching)