So what exactly are Riftspawn supposed to be? Because you have the poisonous murder crickets but also the enemy versions of Briathorns amond their ranks. Are they just kinda of a placeholder type enemy?
riftspawn can be considered as manifestation of aether corruption or aether infected beast.
You are probably right, it just feels weird considering they attack Aetherial mobs. A lot of Riftspawn feel like the Magical Beast archetype from Dungeons and Dragons. They obviously aren’t natural but they aren’t totally alien either.