Okay, so I'm building a striker for one of my fellow players (the player is extremely new to DnD but is quite picky about what he actually wants to do).
Basically out of a team of 4 players, we have a leader and controller slot already filled so we'll need either a striker or a defender (probably striker for this guy).
What he requested for was a character whose sneaky/stealthy, interesting to play and is great in combat. From further study I believe he was interested in things like phasing/teleportation/invisibility/telepathy as part of his perks in his build and wants to be profficient with stealth and bluff (these two are kind of important). So far it all pointed towards warlock, but here is the big issue... He wants nothing to do with arcane or spellcasting in any way...
Now, I know that rogue and ranger have qualities which can answer his needs to an extent but he saw me playing rogue and his current character is a ranger, so he wants neither of the two.
Basically what I'm asking is advice over anything else, what can fit this guy the best based on what I pointed out above?