Questions tagged [rogue]

For questions about the rogue, a common character class in RPGs that is stealthy and dexterous. Rogues are often capable of finding and disarming many traps and picking locks. Some even have the ability to "sneak attack" to inflict extra damage.

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How can a rogue use Dash as a regular action, if actions and bonus actions aren't interchangeable?

I've found two chains of Twitter posts by Jeremy Crawford that I can't seem to make sense of. According to a Crawford tweet from August 2018: Actions and bonus actions aren't interchangeable. ...
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How can a low-level rogue reduce a target's Constitution modifier?

I want to play a rogue that relies heavily on poisons and other utility flasks (e.g. alchemist's fire). We're starting out at level 1, and the story arc should take us to roughly level 11. To make ...
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Does the Swords bard's Slashing Flourish work with the Swashbuckler rogue's Fancy Footwork to prevent opportunity attacks by any affected target?

The Fancy Footwork feature of the Swashbuckler rogue says (XGtE, p. 47; SCAG, p. 135): At 3rd level, during your turn, if you make a melee attack against a creature, that creature can't make ...
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For a UA Revived rogue, when using Cunning Action to Dash, is there a minimum amount of movement needed to trigger Bolts from the Grave?

I am playing a Rogue with The Revived archetype from Unearthed Arcana (UA): Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue. One of the Revived rogue's 3rd-level features is Bolts from the Grave, which procs (triggers) ...
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How does a rogue's Sneak Attack interact with a target under the effect of the spell Sleep?

If an enemy is put to sleep using the sleep spell and then attacked by a rogue, does the rogue get the full attack bonus (auto crit, sneak attack, etc.) even if other enemies are fully aware of the ...
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Does an Eldritch Canon count as an enemy for the purpose of sneak attack?

Does Eldritch Canon count as an enemy for purposes of sneak attack? What I mean by this is, if I was an Artillerist Artificer and a Rogue (multiclassing), would I be able to use my Eldritch cannon in ...
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Does the rogue advanced talent, petrifying strike damage stack?

I want to know if the dex damage from this talent stacks for every sneak attack I do to the enemy. Petrifying Strike* (Su) Whenever the rogue damages a creature with one of her sneak attacks, she ...
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Are there any examples of “level requirements” that can be ignored with Use Magic Device? [duplicate]

The Thief Rogue's 13th level feature allows them to ignore requirements on the use of magic items: Use Magic Device. By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can ...
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How do Bolts From the Grave and a Rakshasa's Limited Magical Immunity interact?

We recently included an UA Revived Rogue subclass in the group and the players had to face off against a Rakshasa. The question is, Bolt From the Grave says it's a Ranged Spell Attack, but doesn't ...
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With a magic item that has no overall restrictions, but special bonuses when used by a certain race, can a L13 Rogue gain that bonus? [closed]

Imagine a homebrew weapon, for example, a dagger that behaves like a normal +1 dagger to everyone except elves, who are conferred an additional bonus as well other abilities or effects. For this ...
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Are there any spell level restrictions, above 3rd, for an Arcane Trickster Rogue without multi-classing?

When leveling a pure-bred (non-multi-classed) Rogue, at 3rd level you can chose the Arcane Trickster Archetype; and you are only allowed to choose 1st level wizard spells. You know three 1st-level ...
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Can unseen servant trigger sneak attack with a rogue

Say a rogue is fighting an enemy, and either they or someone else has unseen servant and they sent it to engage that enemy. Can the rogue now use a sneak attack? Unseen servant is very clearly ...
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Does Cunning Action: Aim affect a Scout Rogue's skirmisher ability?

I wanted to make sure my assumptions were correct that the Cunning Action: Aim would not affect a Scout Rogue's Skirmisher ability. As I understand, according to the Class Feature Variants UA You can ...
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DMG Chases and Bonus Dash

The DMG gives rules for chases starting on page 252, and includes "During the chase, a participant can freely use the Dash action a number of times equal to 3 + its Constitution modifier. Each ...
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Am I doing invisibility right?

If you become invisible, can you use the Hide Action without having a place to hide? Also, if you hit someone after you performed the Hide Action, would you be able to use a Surprise Attack? If it ...
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Do opportunity attacks have disadvantage if I use my action to Dodge and then move out of melee range?

I am currently playing a multi-class Cleric 5 / Rogue 2 and at times I have managed to kite melee mobs successfully using my Cunning Action to Disengage, then my movement and then using a ranged ...
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Roleplaying a rogue thief without stereotypical motivations? [closed]

My group started a Pathfinder 2E campaign at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown which was meant to be a throwaway bit of fun on Friday evenings. As time has progressed we've been playing on a such ...
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Is it possible for a rogue to get a second action/bonus action?

I know all characters get one action and one bonus action, but say I want to use misty step (via the Eladrin's Fey Step racial feature) and follow through with my dual swords. I know that misty step ...
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Rogue sneak attack and what does it mean to be an enemy? [duplicate]

The Rogue can sneak attack if another enemy of the target is within 5 feet of it. What constitutes being an enemy - Hostile intent or hostile actions or just being a passive ally? An ally of the ...
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What class would be good for a magician/trickster character? [closed]

I'm relatively new to DND-5e and want to make a magician/trickster character. I'd prefer this character to rely mostly on illusions, slight of hand, and trickery rather than pure magic. My DM ...
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Rogue Sneak Attack with Dual-Wield [duplicate]

I am aware that this question is quite similar to another posed on this site, but I specifically need to understand whether you declare you are using the Sneak Attack on a given attack or whether it ...
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Does a “Thief Racket” Rogue gain an ability score boost to Dexterity at character creation?

At character creation, the rogue class says under Key Ability: Dexterity or Other At 1st level, your class gives you an ability boost to Dexterity or an option from rogue’s racket. Now, the thief ...
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How do rogues switch weapons?

We have started a game of Heroes & Treasure, a family-friendly tabletop RPG accessible to kids. Looking ahead, I notice that at level 5 rogues gain the ability to switch between weapons: Level ...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them ignore class, race, and level requirements on attuning to magic items?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states (E:RftLW p. 58, WGtE p. 180; emphasis mine): [...] You ignore all class, race, spell, and level requirements on attuning to or using magic items. ...
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Can a Thief rogue use the Fast Hands feature to draw something from a magic item as a bonus action?

My DM gave me a magic little bag, Heward's handy spice pouch, which has the description: Someone holding the pouch could reach into it and speak the name of any type of nonmagical seasoning—salt, ...
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What is my rogue's Stealth modifier?

What is my rogue's Stealth modifier? Here's my attempt to calculate it: My Dexterity modifier is +4. I have proficiency in Stealth and Dex saving throws, so I think that’s another +4 (+2 and +2). ...
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Can a rogue use Uncanny Dodge to halve the damage of a Spiritual Weapon?

Can a rogue reduce spirit weapon attacks and spells with Uncanny Dodge? The answer doesn't seem clear to me, based on the description of the feature.
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? In short, I want to convert the 3.5e prestige class Shadowdancer ...
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Combining Flash of Genius and Psi Bolstered Knack?

Long story short I am rolling up a level 13 Soul Knife UA Rogue / Armorer Artificer. Can I use Soul Knifes Psi Bolstered Knack with the Artificers Flash of Genius add both my Intelligence modifier ...
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Is my alternative to UA Revived Rogue's Bolts from the Grave suitably powered?

The October 2019 Unearthed Arcana introduced the Revived archetype for Rogues, which while not being the most mechanically powerful archetype, has some fun flavour that fits very well into the gothic ...
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Is it reasonable to let Inquisitive Rogues get advantage on Perception and Investigation outside combat?

I am DM in a campaign and recently my players reached level 3. The Rogue chose to take the Inquisitive archetype. I am looking at the Eye for Detail feature, which allows the rogue to make a ...
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes?

Introduction The Shadowdancer is a prestige class from 3.5e. Since, in 5e, prestige classes were replaced by class archetypes (for example, the Assassin prestige class from 3.5e is now represented by ...
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Does attacking from your echo knight while hidden give you advantage/Reveal your position? [closed]

The title says it all. If I'm a rogue/fighter multiclass, and I attack with my echo knight while hidden, does the attack have advantage?
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Is the Finesse Striker still a rogue class feature, or was it playtest-only?

I'm preparing to demo Pathfinder 2e using the Torment and Legacy Demo Scenario for new players. 2e is new to me as well. I'm using the pre-gen characters included with the scenario. The Rogue ...
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Can a Soulknife use the Dueling fighting style with both Psychic Blades attacks?

Soulknife is available as a rogue subclass in Unearthed Arcana: Psionic Options Revisited. One of its 3rd-level features is Psychic Blades, which states: When you are about to make a melee or ...
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How can a DM make a low-level melee rogue feel useful in combat when the party has no tank who triggers sneak attack for her?

I'm going to DM a short adventure for two players who have little experience with pen and paper role-playing games. One will be a druid, one will be a dual wielding melee rogue, and it was their ...
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How to balance combat to promote the Fighter's role?

Our family game consists of Fighter-Rogue-Cleric, playing through Dragon of Icespire Peak. The characters have reached L4 now. In combat the Fighter typically does 1d6+3 bow damage per turn and the ...
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Is there any way to increase rogue's sneak attack range to more than 30 ft for a warlock with rogue subclass?

In our new campaign, our DM allowed us to start at level 3 with two classes so I picked rogue/warlock even though I am going to pursue Warlock beyond level 3. As a level 3 rogue, I am getting sneak ...
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What Rogue class features can be used in Wild Shape?

This is a question about what Rogue class features are available in Wild Shape, for a druid/rogue multi-class character. In the Player's Handbook it states that class features are usable in Wild ...
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Would swapping the Assassin's Imposter feature for the Scout's Ambush Master feature be unbalanced?

Inspired by this question: Would allowing the Rogue sub-class (Assassin) to benefit from Supreme Sneak be unbalanced? The Assassin roguish archetype is considered by some to have very weak class ...
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Would letting the Assassin rogue replace its 9th-level Infiltration Expertise feature with the Thief's Supreme Sneak feature be unbalanced?

I wanted to ask about allowing the Rogue sub-class (Assassin) to benefit from Supreme Sneak. I have a player in my campaign who plays as an Assassin Rogue and would like to have access to the Supreme ...
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Is the UA Revived rogue's Bolts from the Grave ranged spell attack made at disadvantage if used after Cunning Action is used to Disengage?

In D&D 5e, if a Rogue playing the Unearthed Arcana The Revived subclass does a melee attack (without using sneak attack), and then uses Cunning Action to Disengage and get away to trigger Bolts ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Wondering if when multi classing a ranger and a rogue, can the spell hunters mark stack with sneak attack on damage roll? For reference, hunter's mark states: You choose a creature you can see ...
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Is the Inquisitive rogue's Ear for Deceit feature made useless by a character's Passive Insight score?

The Inquisitive rogue's Ear for Deceit feature (XGtE, p. 45) says: When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you develop a talent for picking out lies. Whenever you make a Wisdom (Insight) check ...
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How does the Shield Master feat interact with a Rogue's Uncanny Dodge and Evasion features?

How does the Shield Master feat interact with a Rogue's Uncanny Dodge and Evasion features? The Shield Master feat (PHB, p. 170) grants the following benefits: a) add the shield's AC to Dexterity ...
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What protects me better from damage: Plate armour and a Shield, or Dodge?

I am playing a Cleric mainly but I took one level in Rogue as it helped me with the Expertise and Stealth. I want to know what has more potential to reduce damage for my PC. In the party I tend to ...
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Which originally published items would meaningfully benefit a 'Thief' Rogue that had Use Magic Device?

This class feature seemed to me to be dead-on-arrival when published. It's unclear exactly which items originally presented in the DMG that this feature was intended to work with. Exactly which ...
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D&D 5e I want to create my own Thieve's Guild [closed]

So my character is level 8(Rogue3/Fighter2/Ranger3) and I just bought a big house with a basement and 2 floors and I was thinking to create my own theive's guild in a big city. My group and I are ...
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In what ways can a PC gain advantage on Wisdom checks other than being a Wildhunt Shifter?

I am making an Inquisitive Rogue and since it depends a lot on the Wisdom Score for its main abilities, I was thinking of using the Wildhunt Shifter's shifting ability to gain advantage on Wisdom ...
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Is One with Shadows eldritch invocation possible after certain bonus/free actions?

I'm currently playing a Warlock/ Rogue multiclass character and I'm curious about the limitations of the One With Shadows invocation. One with Shadows Prerequisite: 5th level When you are in an area ...

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