Sentinel (Rift Class)  

Quick Facts

  • Calling: Cleric
  • Armor: Chain & Cloth
  • Weapons: 2h warhammers 1h mace, shields, staves, tomes, totems.

See also: Sentinel Ability Database, Cleric Equipment Database


The Sentinel brings the blessings of light to all who do the will of the gods. Capable of healing many wounded at one time, Sentinels bolster their allies and protect themselves with divine wrath.



Sentinels are defensive clerics who excel at group support. Their divine powers aid the weak and ensure that everyone in their group lives through the fray.


Sentinels sacrifice offense for a strong defense, and thus struggle to deal massive damage to their opponents.


These are the soul's "branches" you spend points in these and gaain abilities in the root. Click Here to try out sentinel in our Soul Calculator.

Ranks & Abilities

This table is automatically kept up-to-date with new/edited ranks & abilities at each patch
AbilityRank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5Rank 6Rank 7Rank 8Rank 9Rank 10
Word of HopeR1
Bolt of LightR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14
Healing BreathR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14
Subtle InvocationR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13
Heroic ResolveR1R2R3R4R5R6R7
Healer's BlessingR1
Touch the LightR1
Healing InvocationR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10
Cleansing PrayerR1
Healer's CovenantR1
Empowering LightR1
Reverent SupplicationR1
Healing CommunionR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8
Marked by the LightR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8
Flash of RadianceR1
Healer's HasteR1
Life's ReturnR1
Crucial InvocationR1R2R3R4R5R6
Liberty of ThoughtR1
Wrathful ExuberanceR1
Fullness of LifeR1
Divine CallR1R2R3R4R5
Nyol's HopeR1
Renewed AltruismR1
Faith RewardedR1
Light of RedemptionR1

In PvE Enviroment

During solo/questing work the Sentinel soul is more of a support soul than a main use soul. It does have some handy spells when you get into something too deep and need a quick heal or three. But no big damaging spells.

In Instance/Raid Enviroment

With several AOE and raid healing abilitiea at their disposal, the sentinel soul shines bright as one of the top healing souls for the PvE enviroment.

In PvP Enviroment

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Being able to switch from single target heals to AoE heals really fast makes the Sentinel soul one of the turners of the tide in a big PvP battle. You can even stay alive while someone is attacking you and still heal others at the same time, giving them time to kill your opponents attacking you.

Historical Lore

Unable to reconcile the contradictions between the gods, the Elf initiate Niyol Cliffswind made a pilgrimage to Hammerknell. In the capitol of the Elves' ancient enemies, the Dwarves, he tried to learn how Bahralt's bustling cities could coexist with Tavril's pristine wilderness.

His days there were a misery: jostled and berated, unable to gain audience with a priest of Bahralt. Then one night, a lynch mob pulled Niyol from his bed. "Filthy spy!" they cried, for an Elvish surprise attack had breached the city walls. Dragged toward the gibbet, Niyol heard the clamor as fighting raged through Hammerknell.

The Elf vanguard burst into the grand hall just as the hangman fitted a noose to Niyol's neck. A moment later, the dwarf fell with an arrow in his throat, knocking Niyol off his bench. The rope drew tight.

Battle choked the Dwarven hall, yet no combatant who fought near Niyol succumbed to their wounds. Even as he swung from the noose, the initiate mouthed a healing prayer, offering his last breath to save kinfolk and persecutors alike.

White light poured from the eyes of every statue to a god in Hammerknell, the words of his prayer booming from stone lips. Anyone who saw the light was healed; everyone who heard the words succumbed to a quiet serenity.

As the Elves lay down their arms, the Dwarves cut Niyol down and declared him a saint. Both sides pledged alliance ever after, and the mendicant went on his way.

The Elf commander had heard of Niyol's pilgrimage, and asked if he had learned how the gods could overcome their conflicts.

"Each god values the life of each and every mortal. In this, there is unity," Niyol said with the sure, clear voice of enlightenment.

Niyol spent many years spreading his revelation, performing miracles, finding in every culture a link to the divine. When the gods formed the Vigil, Niyol's sentinels spread hope through unity to all the people of Telara. [1]


  1. ^ Rift:Planes of Telara Offical Site


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