Rift is more successful in stunning. The range is big and less than half a second to cast.
You can't expect skills to keep getting stronger. Weren't you the one who is annoyed that people can constantly KO monsters and bosses. Rift is use for PvP and not to outmatch celestial. Why would it need to hit 7 targets if it was for PvP? (Not complaining, 7 targets is nice lol). Not looking for it to outmatch/damage Celestial, just wish it cost a comparable amount of MP
Their logic is that soul master are suppose to be weaker than priests I guess, but oh wells. Priest didn't really get any stronger AoE this time so can't complain :P From all my experience playing a SM, I figured they were the glass cannon mode of magic class in this game. Now I really have no idea anymore lol.
Yes it cost way too much MP but have you seen elemental boost? Lv1 it cost 1K mp and takes 2min to cool down. I'm pretty sure all new skills cost a lot of mp. I think everyone can agree that skill's requirements in all fields are stupid for the boost it gives lol.
I really don't like using Dimension Rift the best way possible at the moment because it forces players to relog. Don't want to get KoS because "lol wth you broke my game bug abuser!"