Minions can be earned via quests, achievements, drops, artifact collections, and so forth, or just flat-out bought in the RIFT store. Each minion has certain attributes and abilities, with rarer and more valuable Minions having more than the standard two attributes or various other beneficial traits. They’re also shared account-wide, allowing all of your characters to reap the benefit and take part in management; higher-level characters just derive a bit more from gathering missions you can send them on. Check out the full walkthrough if you’re eager to send your diligent followers out on their own adventures.
RIFT? You really should. Minions are a lightweight way to get a little more out of the game on an account level, and all you really need to be capable of handling is some bookkeeping. The developers have assembled a quick guide to getting involved with the Minion system so that everyone can benefit from these loyal companions.
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