The rift drakes are large purple skinned drakes with tinges of orange. They can be located along the wastelands and hill like plains of Esperia. The have massive speed in the air and launch attacks from up high. They have a slow acid like breath weapon which helps in their attacks.
Rift drakes are highly violent and attack on site and hate perytons. Rift drakes have even been known to pretend be someone wounded or weak and need aid. They polymorph themselves and use this trick to sneak and attack unlucky travellers.
Rift drakes do speak draconic.