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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Can I ready an attack and use it during another teammate's turn? [closed]

So I have find familiar and sneak attack. I have used find familiar to give me an owl. I want to be able to have my owl fly to the target, for sneak attack via adjacency, use my attacks, and then ...
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Does Uncanny Dodge halve poison damage?

Related: Can you use Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects? In the cited question, the consensus is that Uncanny Dodge halves all damage from an attack including damage inflicted by elemental ...
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Can you use Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects?

When a Rogue activates their Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects, does the feature halve all of the damage or only the weapon's damage? To exemplify, if struck by a Planetar's great sword, the ...
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How do Expertise and the Acrobat feat proficiency effects combine? [duplicate]

Scenario : I make a character (rogue) and put proficiency in acrobatics, at level 1 I get expertise and double my acrobatics proficiency buff. (text from roll20): Your proficiency bonus is doubled ...
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How does the Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature interact with an enemy rogue's Evasion feature?

A 7th-level Evocation wizard hits a 7th level rogue with a cantrip that requires a Dex saving throw, like acid splash. The wizard has the Potent Cantrip feature that means any creature that succeeds ...
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Does Blend still limit the user to moving at half speed, even if they have the talent Fast Stealth?

Does Blend still limit the user to moving at half speed, even if they have the talent Fast Stealth or does the rogue talent supersede the limits of the spell?
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How can I design an engaging combat with 4 tanks and one glass cannon?

Before I elaborate on the question let me first tell you my situation. I've started to DM a D&D 5e game last weekend, and thats my first D&D 5e game ever. So I kinda lack the intuitive gut ...
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Can I pick a different saving throw proficiency for Slippery Mind if I already have proficiency with Wisdom saves?

I am playing a rogue that I built a little over a year ago for my first ever game of D&D. We play about once a month or so in an ongoing campaign. My DM set my ability scores for me when we began, ...
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Can the revised beastmaster's animal companion gain the benefits of Rogue's expertise?

As of 14 May 2017, the revised ranger has not been balanced for multiclassing. I'm looking for justifications, both balance and RAW, for allowing or banning this. The Revised Ranger's beast companion ...
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Best way to maximize Sneak Attack damage in Pathfinder

Unchained Rogue Sources allowed: Core Rulebook Advanced Player's Guide Advanced Class Guide Advanced Race Guide Ultimate Combat Ultimate Magic I'm asking for how to maximize damage output using ...
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Is the Poisoner's(Rogue) Master Poisoner Ability able to change poison's type when the poison is already created?

Yesterday I had a little altercation with my DM. I created six poisons based on Amanita muscaria, and the resulting poison was a Ingested type. Since I wanted to change them from Ingested to Contact ...
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Is Mage Hand Legerdemain an automatic success and you only roll to check if you are noticed?

PHB (p.98) (emphasis mine) Mage Hand Legerdemain Starting at 3rd level, when you cast mage hand, you can make the spectral hand invisible, and you can perform the following additional tasks ...
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Does sniper's eye allow sneak attack damage with splash damage?

Can an alchemist/rogue with the rogue talent sniper's eye deal sneak attack damage with his bomb's splash damage?
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Does Elusive trump Reckless Attack?

Miniman's answer to this question Is there any way to get expanded critical range or higher critical multipliers? prompted me to theorycraft the following: Rogue(18)/Barbarian(2) Reckless Attack (...
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For the Arcane Trickster, are cantrips included in the number of spells known?

My friend is going to host a one-shot heist campaign and I picked Arcane Trickster and the dungeon master wants us leveled up to 6. I just need re-clarification about spells. You know three cantrips, ...
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Is making a rogue PC with three attacks possible? [closed]

I was going through Volo's Guide to Monsters and stumbled upon the Master Thief stat block on page 216. This NPC template looks roguish to me (Sneak Attack, Cunning Action, etc) but it does have 3 ...
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Can an Assassin stack critical hits?

Is the 5e Rogue Assassin's Assassinate feature affected by rolling a natural 20? My fellow players and DMs have different opinions. The Rogue Assassin's Assassinate feature on page 97 of the PHB ...
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Does sneak attack from both sides of a gestalt character stack?

If both sides of a gestalt character were classes that grant +5d6 sneak attack by 9th, would I have +10d6 sneak attack at 9th? (For reference, the classes I am considering for this are both homebrew, ...
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Evolution of the Rogue in D&D

How and why has the concept of the "rogue" evolved over D&D's history? It seems that what the general perception of what people think of with a "rogue" or "thief" has changed drastically over the ...
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Can I use a torch to make a bonus action attack?

A torch has a melee attack which deals 1 fire damage. Torch: A torch burns for 1 hour, providing bright light in a 20-foot radius and dim light for an additional 20 feet. If you make a melee attack ...
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Are 'Precise Splash Weapons' 1/Round or 1/Encounter?

Looking at this... Precise Splash Weapons (Ex): At 4th level, an underground chemist can deal sneak attack damage with splash weapons. The attack must be her first attack that round, qualify for ...
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Can Mage Hand Legerdemain load a hand crossbow? What about two hand crossbows?

I'm currently paying an Arcane Trickster and use dual hand crossbows as his signature combat style. I also took the Crossbow Expert feat. So here's my conundrum. Can I use Mage Hand Legerdemain to ...
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How does the disengage action work against a monster with the reactive heads ability, such as a hydra?

I was DMing a session with a group of friends when this situation occurred. One of the PCs was near a hydra and he used his bonus action to disengage from it after attacking it. He can do so because ...
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Can a 4e psion gain effective use of Sneak Attack or Stealth?

I'm attempting to build a psion & rogue multiclass or hybrid that focuses on sneaking and misdirection by attacking silently with psychic powers, stealthing, and creating decoys with Shaped ...
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Is it possible to make an off hand attack then ready an action?

A rogue can get multiple sneak attacks per round but only once per turn. Can he use his bonus action to make an off-hand attack then ready his attack action as the next turn is starting to make a main ...
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How much can I move if I don't attack?

I'm playing an Aarakocra Rogue 2/Monk 3 and I'm confused as to how much I am able to move as they both have Dash and Disengage bonus actions. I know I can't use more then one bonus action in a round ...
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Does sneak attack work against an invisible enemy?

Let's say a rogue and an ally are adjacent to an invisible enemy. The rogue would have disadvantage on the attack roll because the target is invisible, but at the same time an ally is adjacent to the ...
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Does Evasion work on Prismatic Wall/Sphere?

Under Prismatic Wall, the first 3 layers all have a reflex for half save. Evasion At 2nd level and higher, a rogue can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If she makes a ...
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Can I Sneak Attack if I'm flanking and the opponent knows I'm there?

Assume I'm flanking someone and I Sneak Attack them. The next turn, I'm still flanking. The enemy is still sandwiched between me and my ally. Can I keep Sneak Attacking?
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Can the rogue repeatedly hide in combat to sneak attack the same enemy?

One of my players is a rogue and has been, on his turn, using Cunning Action to hide as a bonus action and immediately after attacking. I have been ruling that this does work to grant him advantage as ...
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How do I compensate for really low health early on?

So I have generally low health in our 5e D&D campaign, and my first level-up hit point roll got 1 (Constitution 11). All of the other players ironically rolled and got the max possible natural for ...
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Can I use cunning action to get away and hide right away?

My question is about Cunning Action; can you use Disengage to move out of line of sight of an enemy, and then use Hide, all in the same turn? Cunning Action (PHB p. 96) You can take a bonus action ...
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Can you use a bonus action from Cunning Action in the middle of an Attack action?

If I have a Fighter 5/Rogue 2 (so I have both Extra Attack and Cunning Action) am I able to shoot an enemy with a bow, move to cover, bonus action Hide from Cunning Action, and finally make my second ...
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Can a rogue take the feat Extra Rogue Talent at level 1?

Can a rogue take the feat Extra Rogue Talent at level 1? They don't receive a rogue talent until level 2, but is that still considered a class feature?
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Great Weapon Master + Assassinate

One of my players brought this to my attention today and while it seems entirely legit, I wanted to present it to all of you. Great Weapon Master has 2 bullet points, the most popular of which allows ...
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(How) Can a Rogue use Use Magic Device to cast spells from Scrolls?

Thief Rogues can get the Use Magic Device feature at 13th level, which lets them ignore all class, race, and level requirements on the use of magic items. Spell scrolls are an unintelligible cipher ...
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Why are rogues always depicted wearing so many belts? [closed]

I have no idea where to put this, but I had a player ask a really good question about rogues: Why are they always depicted wearing so many belts? I've been googling this for a few hours, and while I ...
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient skill with Reliable Talent?

If a character has at least 11 Rogue levels, they get the "Reliable Talent" class feature. Reliable Talent By 11th level, you have refined your chosen skills until they approach perfection. ...
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Does Expertise double all of a skill's modifiers or just the ability bonus? [duplicate]

hi all I have a quick question, to get my +n in the skills column for proficient skills do i add the multiplier from the attributes list ie my charisma is +3 do i then add my proficiency bonus of +5 ...
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Does the Rogue's Assassinate feature grant criticals on multiple attacks?

Does the Rogue's Assassinate feature (auto-crit on surprised targets) allow for multiple crits if you make multiple attacks that round, either through two-weapon fighting or extra attacks gained ...
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How can I improve my Bomber cohort?

So here's the general information about the character cohort that I have created. The cohort, named Rat Fawkes, is a Rogue under the subclass "Bomber" at the level of 8 since my main character is ...
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Does the Rogue Talent Surprise Attack do +(½ level) damage per die or per roll?

So Surprise Attack says A rogue with this ability adds 1/2 her rogue level to her sneak attack damage rolls made during the surprise round. For a level 10 Rogue, having a sneak attack of +5d6, ...
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Do Bard and Rogue expertise stack?

If you multiclass correctly so you get expertise from both bard and rogue(e.g. Rogue 1 and Bard 3), and if in both classes you put the expertise into Deception, does it stack on an ability check? ...
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Rogues and their off hands [closed]

Rogues aren't proficient with shields and the best melee weapon they can use is one handed, so if you don't want to be dual wielding what would be something useful to have in your offhand in combat? ...
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Half Orc Rogue sneak attack calculation

As a half-orc Fighter, I multi classed to rogue. At first rogue level with a rapier and shield, when applying the Savage Attack feature of a half orc, should do additional damage. Normal damage <...
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Does a dwarven rogue with dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 gain +3d6 sneak attack on (standard) rogue level 5?

This question is closely related and a follow-up to the question whether dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 incur a loss of sneak attack damage. The accepted answer was that dwarf rogue ...
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Optimizing a Dwarven Rogue 7 for front-line combat in a tank-free party [closed]

Started playing D&D with a new group and got 7 levels into my Dwarf Rogue before deciding I didn't what to do next. I was up to now playing as a stealthy thief, two weapon fighter. But our combat ...
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Do the dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 incur a loss of sneak attack damage?

One of my players asked for advice on developing her dwarf rogue. I looked for options and found the dwarf rogue substitution levels in Dragon #338 on page 96. The class feature part of the table ...
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Can I sneak attack someone with Uncanny Dodge, without my own Uncanny Dodge?

I have a level 8 Swashbuckler//Guild Agent Rogue. The Guild Agent archetype made me give up Uncanny Dodge. Is there a way I can do sneak attack damage to someone with Uncanny Dodge? Or is it still ...
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Sneak attacks per round [duplicate]

I attacked someone that is prone. So I attack with advantage plus sneak attack. Then in his turn he leaves my space which grants me an opportunity attack. Here's my question: does that opportunity ...