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Questions tagged [rogue]

A character class that is stealthy and dextrous. Often capable of finding and disarming many traps and picking locks. Some even have the ability to sneak attack.

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Is there a way to add your proficiency bonus to a generic ability check for use with Reliable Talent?

I was looking into maximizing the effectiveness of the rogue feature Reliable Talent which says: Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your proficiency bonus, you can treat a d20 ...
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What's a good site for sorting spell on class lists [closed]

I am currently counting and comparing all of the known spells of classes, and have hit a brick wall with Arcane Trickster Rogue and Eldritch Knight Fighter. What Site can sort spells down to type ...
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Is sneak attack affected by resistance/immunity to weapon attacks?

Sneak attack says: Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon. ...
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Would it cause balance issues to allow Sneak Attack damage on an attack made with a previously hidden weapon?

I've already asked a few questions on this topic (e.g. How to handle weapons having been hidden with sleight of hand?) but this one is a bit different. In one of my campaigns I have a player playing ...
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Do ranged spells count as attacks for purposes of a Rogue's Sneak Attack? [duplicate]

Our DM was saying that an Arcane Trickster Rogue casting a Firebolt does not get the sneak attack damage on a hit. Is that right?
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When optimizing for damage, is it better for a Dex-based crossbow fighter to go full Fighter or multiclass with Rogue?

I'm trying to build an optimized character for a 5th edition D&D campaign and I really like the crossbowman fighter concept, but I had considered dipping into rogue for at least 3 levels to pick ...
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How many arrowheads can I coat with one dose of poison?

I'm playing a rogue archer in a Dragon Age RPG campaign, and I was looking at ways to improve my damage. One possibility that I discussed with my GM was to coat my arrowheads in some form of poison, ...
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If I multiclass my unarmed monk into rogue, which archetype is best suited for unarmed combat?

Goal: Battlefield controller able to zip around stunning casters and offering help to Assassin/fighter and Barbarian/fighter melee. The strategy I plan on using is having my Monk run to the back and ...
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Can the Defensive Duelist feat be used at the same time as the Uncanny Dodge Rogue feature?

I'm making a Bladesinger (Wizard)/Swashbuckler (Rogue) Multiclass. Can the Rogue's Uncanny Dodge class feature be used at the same time as the Defensive Duelist feat?
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A Rogue That Can Heal Themself [closed]

If I was a rogue that wanted to be prepared, and just know a few healing spells, could I? Would I be able to be taught by a cleric buddy? Could I take just one lesson at a magic school? Is it ...
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Can Sneak Attacks with Rakish Audacity be done with Ranged Attacks?

Can Sneak Attacks with Rakish Audacity can be done with Ranged Attacks? Cause RAW it mention You SA within 5ft of foe, no ally within 5th of the Rogue, and not disadvantaged. I don't know if these are ...
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Is it possible for a multiclassed monk/rogue to use Stunning Strike and Sneak Attack on the same attack, before making an extra attack?

I've made a character that is going to eventually put 17 levels into Monk's Way of the Shadow and 3 levels into Rogue's Assassin. I was looking at some of the abilities I get for attacking, such as ...
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Why is the wording different between Inquisitive and Swashbuckler Rogues' Sneak Attack-related subclass features?

Swashbuckler rogues' Rakish Audacity feature lets them attack a lone target with Sneak Attack, as long as they don't have disadvantage (XGtE, p. 47): You also gain an additional way to use your ...
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Can Sneak Attack deal magical damage? [closed]

Premise Sneak Attack, like Divine Smite, is not weapon damage according to the ruling for the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style. Consider a weapon such as the Sun Blade that is finesse and can be ...
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Can the help action trigger a Rogue's sneak attack?

Let's say that I determined the best course of action is using the Help action to give my Rogue buddy an advantage on his attack instead of attacking by myself. Would that attack then gain the sneak ...
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What justification could there be for a PC learning thieves' cant when multiclassing Rogue?

In our campaign, I'm currently considering multiclassing into Rogue very soon. One thing I'm wondering is how, if at all, it could be justified for me to learn thieves' cant when our party is ...
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How to build a rogue unchained to be able to fight with 2 blade boots and 2 daggers?

How to build an Elf rogue (unchained) to be able to fight with two "Blade boot" and (in my case) two "Dagger" at the same time? I am doing a two-weapon fighting Rogue Unchained. I found in the list ...
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Do flanking and sneak attack apply to a creature that is flanked by other characters?

This came up in a game recently in a 3.5 game. Two of our warriors were flanking a big-bad from either side. Then the party's Rogue attacked from another side of the big bad: \$\begin{array}{|c|c|...
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Does the Inquisitive Rogue's Ear for Deceit feature mesh with their Insightful Fighting feature?

There are two features that an Inquisitive Rogue (XGtE, p. 45-46) gains: Ear for Deceit When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you develop a talent for picking out lies. Whenever you ...
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Can I use Assassination twice if I use it before combat initiative? [closed]

In my game I'm playing as a assassin rogue and I have just reached level three. My question is if I attack something in my understanding I get my assassination feature. If we then roll initiative and ...
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Is a Monk attack considered a finesse weapon attack? [duplicate]

Since the Monk Martial Arts feature grants the ability to choose either Str or Dex as the modifier would the unarmed and flurry of blows be considered as finesse? the mechanics are essentially the ...
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Does a Arcane Trickster's Spell Thief return to the target on death?

My players fought an NPC that was a high-level Arcane Trickster Rogue. The NPC successfully used Spell Thief on one of them but was then killed. My question is, now the NPC is dead, does the spell ...
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Can Cunning Action be taken more than once per turn?

The rogue's Cunning Action feature states: Starting at 2nd level, your quick thinking and agility allow you to move and act quickly. You can take a bonus action on each of your turns in combat. ...
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Should the Swashbuckler Fancy Footwork ability apply to my Crossbow Master rogue in melee range? [closed]

I was recently intrigued with the idea of a Swashbuckler rogue and decided to see what I could do. I wanted to kind of make a duel crossbow buccaneer so I went with the Crossbow Expert feat When I ...
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Can Thieves' Cant be used across languages?

In this question, it is established that Thieves' Cant is more of an encoding system built on top of a language than a language in its own right. According to the Basic Rules, Thieves' Cant is: ......
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If I stole a spellbook from a wizard, could I learn spells with it?

So I have this character idea: a rogue who wanted to be a wizard, but didn't have enough money to go to a wizard school. And I was thinking, if he stole a wizard's spellbook, what could he do with it? ...
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Do you apply double Proficiency from Expertise on top of normal Proficiency?

So I am playing D&D 5e with a lvl 1 Elven Rogue as my character. I'm confused about expertise for my Perception. My wisdom is 13, so my modifier is +1. Which makes my Perception 1. But as an ...
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Potent Cantrip with Toll the Dead vs Evasion

I've been allowing the party's big bad enemy (a tenth-level wizard) to essentially always do damage with toll the dead. Even against the party's monk and rogue which have Evasion. And my group is ...
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Does Daze setup the conditions for a rogue's sneak attack

Does the 0-level wizard/sorceror Daze spell, if successfully cast, setup the conditions for a rogue's sneak attack? Pondering the minor magic rogue talent and Daze would be useful early game if this ...
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Can a thief use a Flame Blade as a bonus action?

The rogueish archetype Thief gets the feature Fast Hands: Starting at 3rd level, you can use the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use your ...
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Does a rogue's Uncanny Dodge halve each type of damage individually or the total?

The rogue has the Uncanny Dodge class feature, which says this (PHB, pg. 96): Starting at 5th level, when an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve ...
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How do I deal with displacement or blink as a rogue?

Both blink and displacement give my opponent a chance to completely evade my attacks (regardless of my attack roll) and prevent me from ever dealing sneak attack damage. From 3.5e, I know that true ...
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Question about Warlock/Arcane trickster spells [closed]

I am a Rogue level 7 arcane trickster/level 1 warlock. So, can I go into any warlock spell of level one and how any spells am I able to know at this level?
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What is the overland travel pace of a rogue traveling alone and capable of dashing with Cunning Action?

The travel pace rules say they are meant to represent a group of travellers of differing capabilities. In effect, they are rules of averaging, in that they: assume that a group of travelers adopts ...
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How many attacks does Path of the Blade (from Dragon 381) involve?

The 17th level rogue encounter power Path of the Blade (from Dragon 381) states the following: Effect: You can shift a number of squares equal to 2 + your Charisma modifier. Two times during this ...
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Do Rogue abilities function in wild-shaped beast forms?

If I multiclass with Rogue and Druid, am I able to use my Rogue abilities while wildshaped?
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Is there any way for a level 17 Rogue to become an Oni?

I have a character who is a level 17 Rogue (any Roguish Archetype) that needs to be an Oni. The only solution I can find is using magic jar while the Oni is in humanoid form: Change Shape. The oni ...
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Rogue dual wielding plus Cunning action

So I was wondering I'm a level six rogue and I dual wield two short swords. Can I dash with Cunning action, attack with with my normal action, then attack with my off hand weapon since I have Dual ...
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Is a missile deflected by a Monk/Rogue's Deflect Missiles eligible for Sneak Attack?

Is the ranged attack resulting from a monk/rogue's Deflect Missiles eligible to add sneak attack damage? For example, if the creature who made the initial ranged attack is engaged in melee as per the ...
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What value does Investigation have for regular compaigns?

I have been interested in how to make the Inquisitive Rogue (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 45-46) valuable, but I'm having some difficulty wrapping my head around how to utilize some of its ...
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Mage Hand Legerdemain vs Fast Hands

The Arcane Trickster rogue's Mage Hand Legerdemain feature description states: You can stow one object the hand is holding in a container worn or carried by another creature. You can retrieve ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat give a Thief rogue a spell save DC?

The Thief archetype Rogue gets the Use Magic Device feature at 13th level: By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they ...
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Does Fancy Footwork affect opportunity attacks if your attack misses?

The Fancy Footwork ability of a rogue Swashbuckler (a subclass from SCAG/XGtE) says: At 3rd level, during your turn, if you make a melee attack against a creature, that creature can't make ...
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Achieving highest Rogue DPR at 3rd level using PHB+1

I think this is a straight-forward optimization question. The restrictions are: Assume enemies have 16~18 AC 1. Saving Throws have +5 bonus. Rogue is ranged (i.e. it has to fight from a decent range, ...
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Can a Thief Rogue use a Goodberry as a bonus action?

What action is it to use a Goodberry? As with many things in 5e, the devil is in the details. Considering that a Thief Rogue’s Fast Hands (using objects as a bonus action instead of an action) work ...
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Can a shortsword-wielding monk/rogue use the Martial Arts damage die and still qualify for Sneak Attack?

I am playing a shortsword-wielding monk/rogue. I know unarmed strikes do not qualify for Sneak Attack. My question is: At later levels, can I sub in my monk damage die from Martial Arts (which will ...
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Does the Ixalan vampire race's Bloodthirst attack qualify for Sneak Attack?

I am playing a Vampire rogue (the race is from the Plane Shift: Ixalan supplement, p. 14). I'm intrigued by the many uses of the Bloodthirst ability. Can you apply Sneak Attack to the bite?
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Can an arcane trickster/wizard multiclass use an arcane focus for their arcane trickster spells?

By default, an arcane trickster cannot use an arcane focus to cast their spells, as they lack the class feature that wizards and warlocks have that allows them to; this forces them to use a component ...
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Roll20 macro for Sneak Attack showing only crits

I'm trying to automate my sneak attack with my weapons. Currently I have the following ...
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How will a rogue fight against a kraken?

In the current arc of my homebrew campaign, I--as the GM--am planning on having my party go against a giant sea dragon/kraken, somewhat akin to the sea dragon leviathan from Subnautica (using the ...