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Ominous, alien beasts with dull colors that travel in packs much as wolves do.
It is said that they have the power to dissolve the world's borders.

Riftwolves, also known as Wolves of the Rift[1] or Rifthounds, are a group of enemies found usually in Tsurumi Island and Enkanomiya.

They currently come in two elements: Geo and Electro.

Description

Riftwolves are monsters from the Abyss and are said to be able to erode the boundaries of the world. They were created by the alchemist Gold. Once prevalent throughout Teyvat during the cataclysm, they were the advance guard for the other monsters that were behind them.[2]

After the cataclysm, the riftwolves were driven to low numbers by numerous hunts and resistance, but have started to re-emerge once more, starting in Inazuma. A group of riftwolves also appeared in Wolvendom and began to cause havoc to the surrounding area.[3]

Types

Elite Enemies

Normal Bosses

Drops

Elite Enemies

Item Mora.png ≤400 Mora
Item Berserker.png3-4★ Set Berserker
Item Instructor.png3-4★ Set Instructor
Item The Exile.png3-4★ Set The Exile

Golden Wolflord

Item Riftborn Regalia.png4★ WL 0+ Riftborn Regalia
Item Traveling Doctor.png2-3★ Set Traveling Doctor
Item Instructor.png3-4★ Set Instructor
Item The Exile.png3-4★ Set The Exile

Strategy

Riftwolves deal elemental damage of their affinity as their primary damage. They are usually seen in pairs, consisting of two whelps, adults or a mix of the two in the overworld. Only on specific days they are found in a pack of three or four.

Their attacks cause Corrosion if they connect, but this status can be mitigated by a healing character. They can also be staggered with sufficient poise damage as well as Frozen or petrified to prevent them from attacking. The whelps are lower in weight and can be staggered by attacks that cause sufficient displacement.

Riftwolves start with the same resistance to all elements, but the resistance to their corresponding element decreases if forced into their devourer state, which is achieved by attacking the rifthound with the same element it is attuned to. However, this makes them fight significantly fiercer. This is signified as a Rage meter and when filled, the meter disappears and the rifthound's "fur" grows brighter as an indicator. They remain in this state permanently.

Trivia

  • Gold, the alchemist that created the Riftwolves, classified them as "Alfisol". According to USDA soil taxonomy, Alfisols are a soil order for soils that contain aluminium and iron. They also contain a clay-enriched subsoil and are typically very fertile.

Gallery

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Riftwolf[4][5][6][7][8] / Wolf of the Rift[1]
Chinese
(Simplified)
兽境群狼[4][5][6][7][8] / 兽境之狼[1]
Shòujìng Qúnláng / Shòujìng zhī Láng
Beast-Realm Wolfpack / Wolf of the Beast-Realm
Chinese
(Traditional)
獸境群狼[4][5][6][7][8] / 獸境之狼[1]
Shòujìng Qúnláng / Shòujìng zhī Láng
Japanese じゅういきウルブズ
Juuiki Urupuzu
Beast-Realm Wolf
Korean 수계 늑대 무리[4][5][6][7][8] / 수계의 늑대[1]
Sugye Neukdae Muri / Sugye-ui Neukdae
Beast-Realm Wolf Pack / Wolf of the Beast-Realm
Spanish Acechador[4][5][6][8] / Lobo de la fisura[1]
French Canidé de faille[4][5][6][8] / Loup de faille[1]Rift Canine / Rift Wolf
Russian Волк Разрыва[1]
Volk Razryva[1]
Thai Riftwolf / Wolves of the Rift
Vietnamese Sói Ma VậtBeast Wolf
German GarmwolfGarmr Wolf
Indonesian Riftwolves / Wolves of the Rift
Portuguese Canino da Fenda[1][4][5][6] / Cão da Fenda[8]

Change History

Released in Version 2.2
Version 2.4

Version 2.3

  • Distance traveled by the Rifthound when knocked back reduced.

Version 2.2

  • Riftwolves were released.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Adventurer Handbook: Wolves of the Rift
  2. Story Quest, Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter, Act II, Part 1: Cleansing Light
  3. Story Quest, Lupus Minor Chapter, Act I: The Meaning of Lupical
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Common Ascension Material: Concealed Claw
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Common Ascension Material: Concealed Unguis
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Common Ascension Material: Concealed Talon
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Character Ascension Material: Riftborn Regalia
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Adventurer Handbook: Golden Wolflord; Tutorials: Golden Wolflord

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