Tripping the Rifts Feat of Strength

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collectors EditionBlizzard have added another Feat of Strength achievement to WoW in the run-up to Cataclysm. Tripping the Rifts sees elemental ‘rifts’ appear in all areas of the game including Outland and Northrend. To complete the achievement you basically need to kill the elementals around four different types of rift until you get four buffs: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.
Once you kill the elementals, the rift will disappear, leaving behind a Mysterious Device which starts a daily quest, though you won’t get the daily in lower level zones.

The rifts spawn randomly and can be found at the locations below:

Fire
1. Westfall (Sentinel Hill; North Moonbrook; Alexston Farmstead)
2. The Barrens (Between Razorfen Downs and Razorfen Kraul; Ratchet; Camp Taurajo; North of Bael Modan; Stagnant Oasis; The Crossroads)
4. Ashenvale (Greenpaw Village)
3. Dustwallow Marsh (Inside Theramore near Armory; North of Witch Hill; Shady Rest Inn)
4. The Hinterlands
5. Searing Gorge
6. Blasted Lands (Kargath)
7. Winterspring (Everlook; Timbermaw Post)
8. Hellfire Peninsula (Dark Portal; Honor Hold; Falcon Watch; Sha’naari Wastes)
9. Zul’Drak (South of Zeramas; East of the Reliquary of Pain; In the middle of Heb’Drakkar; Thrym’s End; SE of Altar of Har’koa)

Fire Elemental Rift in the Barrens

Fire rift on the road outside Razorfen Krawl in the Barrens

Water
1. Silverpine Forest (East of Shadowfang Keep; South of the fork in the road east of Sepulcher; West of Dead Field towards the shore)
2. Ghostlands (Lake between Thalassian Pass and Deatholme)
3. Wetlands (On the shore near the Bluegill Murlocs and the two ruined ships; Between the Greenwarden and Dark Iron Dwarf Camps; Menethil Harbor inside near front entrance)
4. Thousand Needles (Darkcloud Pinnacle)
5. Stranglethorn Vale (Kurzen’s Compound; Wild Shore; West of Nesingwary camp; Grom’gol Base Camp; Between the entrance of Booty Bay and the Wild Shore)
6. Swamp of Sorrows (Stonard)
7. Tanaris (Lost Rigger Cove; Dunemaul Compound; Gadgetzan)
8. Un’goro Crater (Entrance from Tanaris)
9. Zangarmarsh (On road leading to Terrokkar; Orebor Harborage; Ango’rosh Grounds; Swamp Rat)
10. Shadowmoon Valley (Legion Hold; Shadowmoon Village; Zabra’jin)
11. Dragonblight (Agmar’s Hammer; Wintergarde Keep; Frostmourne Cavern; SE Ruby Dragonshrine; New Hearthglen)
12. Icecrown (Sindragosa’s Fall; Deathspeaker’s Watch west of Argent Tournament)
13. Hrothgar’s Landing (North part)

Tripping the rifts Feat of Strength Thousand Needles

Water elemental rift on Darkcloud Pinnacle in Thousand Needles

Wind
1. Darkshore (Aubderine; South of Auberdine on the shore; Grove of the Ancients)
2. Hillsbrad Foothills (Southshore; Tarren Mill)
3. Duskwood (SE of Raven Hill Cemetery; Darkshire)
4. Arathi Highlands (South of Circle of West Binding; Hammerfall)
5. Feralas (Ruins of Solarsal; Front of Dire Maul; West of Feathermoon Stronghold; Forgotten Coast near the dock; Ruins of Ravenwind near Flame of Samha)
6. Felwood (Shatter Scar Vale, southern craters)
6. Eastern Plaguelands (Northpass Tower; South of Corin’s Crossing; Undercroft; Darrowshire)
7. Terokkar Forest (Cenarion Thicket; Veil Shienor; Bone Wastes; Tuurem; Firewing Point; Allerian Stronghold; Stonebreaker Hold)
8. Netherstorm (Area 52; Arklon Ruins; South of Manaforge Ultris near bridge)
9. Borean Tundra (Magmoth; Near Taunka’le Village)
10. Sholazar Basin (Mosswalker Village; Kartak’s Hold; Death’s Hand Encampment; Sapphire Hive)

Elemental rift outside Dire Maul

The wind elemental rift outside Dire Maul in Feralas

Earth
1. Loch Modan (Mo’grosh Stronghold; Thelsamar)
2. Redridge Mountains (In Lakeshire)
3. Desolace (Nigel’s Point)
4. Alterac Mountains (The Uplands; Just southeast of the Growless Cave, Flame of Uzel for Horde players)
5. Western Plaguelands (Felstone Field; The Weeping Cave, north of the new flightmaster)
6. Burning Steppes (West of Dreadmaul Rock)
7. Silithus (Cenarion Hold towards Swarming Pillar)
8. Nagrand (Laughing Skull Ruins; Windyreed Village; Telaar; Northwest of Oshu’gun; Garadar; Burning Blade Ruins)
9. Blade’s Edge Mountains (Grishnath; Sylvanaar; Veil Vesk)
10. Howling Fjord (Wyrmskull Village near the hut Alliance players witness the visions of the past)
11. Grizzly Hills (Drak’atal Passage; Rage Fang Shrine; Zeb’Halak)
12. Storm Peaks (First Gnoll camp west of K3; Inventory’s Library; Valkyrion; Brunnhildar Village)

Tripping the rifts Feat of Strength Northeast Silithus

Earth elemental rift in north east Silithus

Elemental Rifts by Zone

This feat of strength is the second phase of the pre-Cataclysm launch events and will be removed at some point so act fast if you have a few alts you need to get it on. The previous Zalazane’s Fall feat of strength was available for just over a month before Blizzard took it out of the game. The first phase of the elemental invasion event was the string of doomsday cultist quests in the major cities – more info about the first phase and upcoming phases can be found here.

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