RareDar helps you track and locate rare mobs that are in your proximity.

Installation and Usage

  • RareDar has a small window that shows a radar screen. It detects when you're in a zone/area that might have rare mobs, and if so, changes the radar screen color to green. Left-clicking the green radar screen trys to target all mobs that might be close, so you have an increased chance of spotting them.

  • Right-Clicking the "RareDar" text shows a menu of known Zones, from where you can select the zone you're in (or you're interested in). This will open an info panel below the main window containing the name, area, and coordinates of a mob in that zone. Clicking the left/right Arrows will cycle through the mobs, making it easy to set waypoints and ride to them consecutively. In that info panel, mobs that you've already killed will be shown in green, mobs that are missing are red, making it easier to check spawn points of mobs you're needing only.

  • Since Version 0.7, whenever you find a rare mob, RareDar will send a message about that to other connected RareDar users. And when RareDar receives a "mob found" message, it will tell you who it was and which mob they found. This allows you to quickly tell them "please wait for me, i've been hunting this mob for ages!". Of course, you decide who to send information to, if anyone at all, and if you want or don't want to get a message when someone else finds a mob. Type /raredar config to open the config screen.

  • If you want to get a route to all known locations of the mobs you're missing, see the TomTom addon.

If you have any suggestions regarding mob names, positions, or bugs in RareDar, please post them here.

To get the newest location database, visit http://riftrares.gbl-software.de.

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  • Avatar of omnivir omnivir Jan 05, 2013 at 02:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ghds: Go

    I'm not really that familiar with lua coding for addons, or anything like that. I went ahead though and updated the data.lua file you provided with the coordinates listed in the GDoc "Rare Mobs Stormlegion Locations" shown here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cDcIANb4xL0K5xmv1HD5Yu0UoEZfaku0TVrltn15c60/edit

    I also took the extra step and included the German and French translations for the new rare creatures that were introduced with Storm Legion, as well as their respective zones. So far it seems to be working fine and I haven't encountered the error you mention, but will keep an eye out for it. Anyone interested should be able to copy/paste the entire document into your local data.lua file that is downloaded with the addon (RIFT\Interface\Addons\RareDar\data.lua). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SMKPmJI2gkNyMbt4zg9VhSbh6SWF7w9ZlY9EXScrHNA/edit

    I only speak English and some Japanese, so I pulled the German and French translation from what is listed on Magelo.com: http://rift.magelo.com/en/achievement/311407198/Ultimate-Camper The site doesn't have a direct Russian translation, so I sadly wasn't able to include that one into the mix. Hope this helps out some.

    Last edited Jan 05, 2013 by omnivir
  • Avatar of Ghds Ghds Dec 29, 2012 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes


    the Addon is still working with SL, so i filled the data table with the new locations.

    But there is a error in the notification, please take a look at it: http://www.imagebanana.com/view/slrcaeqh/error.png


    I'll fill the missing locations over time. Currently for the english client only!

    Last edited Dec 29, 2012 by Ghds
  • Avatar of karl_johan_karlsson karl_johan_karlsson Dec 17, 2012 at 22:08 UTC - 0 likes


    I'm the current maintainer of the addon RareDar, unfortunately I don't play Rift any longer which make it hard for me to do a good job maintaining the addon. If anybody out there are interested to continue develop the addon, please give me a shout.

    The experience needed to develop the addon are a little bit of knowledge about programming in lua. As the source code currently is stored at github (https://github.com/ka-ka/raredar) a bit of git experience is also helping.

  • Avatar of wilcoxon wilcoxon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Any update coming to RareDar for 1.11/2.0?

  • Avatar of ssmarc ssmarc Sep 12, 2012 at 20:48 UTC - 1 like

    Latest Patch broke this amazing addon, please update it!

  • Avatar of Akubra17 Akubra17 Jul 11, 2012 at 06:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Have just installed the upgrade - I cant get the window to appear - have typed in /raredar show, the text appears that the window is showing - but now window to be seen.

  • Avatar of stphung stphung May 07, 2012 at 05:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to drop in to say you're doing a great job Karl!

  • Avatar of user_26258 user_26258 Dec 21, 2011 at 02:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the update!

    I think red looks a little better for the background. So I changed mine to suit my taste by modifying the notification.lua on line 46 to the following...





Date created
Oct 25, 2011
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