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Challenge Rifts are weekly activities that refresh on Monday at 1 pm Pacific Standard Time for NA and Tuesday at 4 am Central European Time for EU. They place the player into a pre-set dungeon with pre-determined skills and items that cannot be changed. You can move skills around to accommodate keybindings but other than that you're at the mercy of the Challenge. The first thing you might wonder is, "Who is deciding these Challenge Rifts?!" These are based off actual Greater Rift Clears that players have done, the Greater Rift as well as the character are mirrored exactly, you feel the pain they must have felt! The difficulty of a Challenge rift will vary widely from across regions and from week to week, if you run into trouble and need assistance check out the guides below that will be updated weekly for North America and Europe!


Challenge Rift 192 Guide - North America

  • This week you have Legacy of Dreams build with an array of legendary items that really aren't going to help you very much. Damage and Toughness are both not high by any means so you're going to want to rely on the Shadow Clones from the Pylons to get you through this one.
  • Whirlwind will be your main skill used here to move around as well as to slash down the enemies. Frenzy and Avalanche will both do decent as well and can be used to focus on elites when you get to them.
  • Cast Call of the Ancients whenever it's available and use Ground Stomp and Threatening Shout when you get to elite packs to get the most out of your Avalanche.
  • The 1st floor will have 3 Elites very early on, to the Speed Pylon around the first corner quickly so the Shadow Clone can decimate them for you.
  • The 2nd floor has a Channeling Pylon and a Power Pylon, double Shadow Clone!
  • The 3rd floor has a Conduit Pylon which you'll be able to destroy the Rift Guardian with as long as you finish on this floor.
  • Check out the Waste WW Rend Barb Guide to really shred.
Challange Rift EU Setup
NA Setup

NA Video Guide

NA Guide

Challenge Rift 192 Guide - Europe

  • This week you have the Might of the Earth set which buffs your Earthquake and Seismic Slam damage significantly. It also reduces the cooldown of Leap and Earthquake every time you spend over 30 Fury.
  • Fury of the Vanished Peak and Bracers of Destruction will all make your Seismic Slam one shot anything in your path. Use this skill often to clear a path for your self so you can avoid enemies as well as to reset your Leap.
  • This build will have plenty of damage with Seismic Slam but the Toughness is virtually zero. Keep your distance from enemies at all times and use Furious Charge and Leap to move around when necessary.
  • You don't need to manually cast Earthquake, Rend or Ground Stomp for any reason, just sit back and let Seismic Slam kill everything before you get anywhere near it!
  • The 2nd floor has a Speed Pylon towards the end which won't help too much but luckily the 3rd floor has a Shield Pylon and a Power Pylon off to the side if you need it.
  • The 4th floor has a Channeling Pylon right away and as long as you move through this one quick you'll have a Shadow Clone to help you with the Rift Guardian at the end.
  • This build can be quite a bit of fun if put together right, try out our Might of the Earth Seismic Slam Guide here!
Challange Rift EU Setup
EU Setup

EU Video Guide


Leaderboard

In order to participate in the Challenge Rift the player must have reached level 70 as well as have completed a Greater Rift, once this has been accomplished the Challenge Rift area can be accessed through the Game Settings Menu. The Challenge Rift comes with it's own clear speed based Leaderboard that you'll compete on server wide until the following week when the next one begins. These are regional with one on North America, Europe as well as the Asia server. They can be done Solo, 2-Player, 3-Player or 4-Player, all with their own Leaderboard and with everyone playing the same exact character regardless of group size. Every week the Class will change completing a full rotation of them all before repeating.

Challenge Rift Leaderboard
Challenge Rift Leaderboard

Challenge Rift Cache

Aside from having a weekly Leaderboard to compete on a Challenge Rift also comes with a weekly reward in the form of a Challenge Rift Cache, this is rewarded at the end of the Challenge Rift if you complete it in the required time limit. This Cache has quite the assortment of materials and a decent amount of them, so doing this weekly throughout the Season is well worth the time it takes to complete. This Cache is also pivotal for a Season start as it can provide your level 1 character with a tremendous starting advantage. NEVER complete a Challenge Rift the week a Season is about to begin, if you wait until the season starts you can open the Cache on your brand new seasonal Character! Below are the materials you'll receive when opening up your Cache:

Challenge Rift  Materials
  • Gold 5,100,000
  • Blood Shard (475)
  • Death's Breath (35)
  • Veiled Crystal (125)
  • Arcane Dust (350)
  • Reusable Parts (370)
  • Westmarch Holy Water (15)
  • Corrupted Angel Flesh (15)
  • Arreat War Tapestry (15)
  • Caldeum Nightshade (15)
  • Khanduran Rune (15)

What About Next Week?

Come back next week and we'll have the guides for North America and Europe updated shortly after the Challenge Rift going live!

Guide and Updates by Facefoot and Raxxanterax