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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If a penalty is reduced past 0, does it become a bonus?

Context: stealthy sniper advanced rogue talent reduces sniping check to -10. Expert sniper feat reduces the penalty by 10. The 5 rank skill unlock for stealth also reduces the penalty for sniping by ...
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Will these low-level sorcerer spells and abilities stay useful for a high-level Pathfinder rogue?

I am playing a Pathfinder rogue, currently at level 1 but soon to progress. The character backstory is that he has always thought he had "magical ancestors", even though he's just a street urchin ...
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When you get extra turns or dash actions, can you go faster?

The answer to the Amazing Lightspeed Horse exploit seems to indicate that no matter how many turns you get in a round (and thus no matter how many actions you get), you should only be allowed to move ...
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How sneaky is Mage Hand Legerdemain really?

Would the Arcane trickster casting the spell need to be unseen in order for an invisible Mage Hand Legerdemain to go unnoticed? Say for an example in a conversation a rogue wishes to pickpocket ...
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(How) does obscuring mist affect the caster inside it?

One of my players' characters can use his armor to cast obscuring mist in the square where he is. I'm pretty sure what happens to the enemy that wants to attack him while he stays in the fog, but I'...
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Does a Rogue's Blindsense let them fully perceive an obscured creature?

At 14th level, a Rogue gains the Blindsense feature, which states the following: if you are able to hear, you are aware of the location of any hidden or invisible creature within 10 feet of you. ...
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How does the Rogue's Blindsense handle obstructions?

At 14th level, a Rogue gains the Blindsense feature, which states the following: if you are able to hear, you are aware of the location of any hidden or invisible creature within 10 feet of you. ...
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Should a Bard's instrument cause psychic damage to a player that cast mage hand to play it?

In a D&D 5e game that I'm in, I play an arcane trickster rogue. We recently added a new player to the session, specifically a bard. In character, we try to one up each other all the time. It just ...
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Will allowing Monks more use out of Step of the Wind unbalance my game?

I'm considering a house rule that says that the level 2 monk's Step of the Wind can be used at will as long as the monk has at least 1 ki point remaining. Will this unbalance the game? I'm ...
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What is the rogue level for a crocodile druid's sneak attack vs improved uncanny dodge?

Crocodile druid: At 6th level, you gain sneak attack +1d6. This increase to sneak attack damage stacks with sneak attack damage you may have from other sources. This sneak attack damage increases ...
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Can I apply Expertise to a skill proficiency granted by background or racial?

Specifically related to 5E, can I use the Expertise ability granted by Rogue class ability to increase my proficiency in a skill that is granted by racial or background? Specifically, I am making a ...
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Benefit of Dual Daggers?

Question For a rogue, in this specific case a Thief, is there any reason to prioritize the use of dual daggers as opposed to dual short swords, or a rapier? Context I am running a campaign and the ...
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What is the maximum amount of Sneak Attack dice you can roll with 1 full attack?

Attempting an optimized build towards having the highest amount of sneak attack dice rolled on completion of a full attack. This will be assuming a level 20 character, attacking a wooden training ...
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Is this Path of War infinite loop combo a game breaker?

I'm playing a Hidden Blade (Rogue Archetype) with at least 3+ Maneuvers that can be readied. Is this loop broken within the Path of War rules?: Ready at least Swift Current twice and have Coward's ...
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Why do Rogues get more ability increases than other classes? [closed]

Why do Rogues get more ability increases than any other class apart from Fighters? As the mechanism of ability increases is an arbitrary boost, from the view point of class equality, why should a ...
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Can my Rogue learn to speak with the dead?

I want to create a rogue who at some point acquires Speak with Dead. His backstory is that he was raised by necromancers but fled when he was 14-15. Speak with dead is the only necromatic spell he ...
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Can I pick up a willing Tiny creature with Mage Hand Legerdemain?

I play an Arcane Trickster rogue, and I'm a Forest Gnome, so I'm already Small, weighing in at 55lbs with my gear. I'm wondering whether, if I cast enlarge/reduce on myself to make myself smaller, I ...
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Rogue Alternate Class Features: Spell Reflection

On PHB II, Spell reflection from Complete Mage is proposed as an alternative class feature for rogue's evasion. The question is about the use of the actual feature. It says: You gain the ...
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Assassin using Arcane Trickster's Mage Hand: Is it Unbalanced?

So a friend of mine for an upcoming campaign was going to be a rogue, specifically arcane trickster. However, he has changed his mind and now is going to be assassin and cross class to wizard. That's ...
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Can a Thief disarm an enemy using Sleight of hand as a bonus action?

One of my players rolled a Rogue Thief. At level three they get the following feature: Fast Hands: You can use the extra action granted by your Cunning Action to make Dexterity (Sleight of Hand)...
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Surprise, Assassinate, Dual Wield, Great Weapon Master loop and Skulker

I'm trying to find out if a particular surprise attack & assassination loop would work out: It is the rogue turn. He surprise attacks with 2 daggers at the same time. Does he get a surprise ...
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Which modifiers do you add to the roll when using Weapon Snatcher?

Roger is a lvl 12 rogue with the talent Weapon Snatcher. He is in melee fighting Badguy, both of them having a rapier, and it is Roger's turn to play. Roger has a Dexterity of 20 and maxed his ranks ...
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Do Wizard levels affect the Minor/Major Magic Rogue Talents?

I have a lvl 5 Kitsune scout. I was thinking about dipping some levels into Wizard (I really like the school of transmutation), however I already grabbed the Minor Magic and Major Magic Rogue talents....
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Can I combined a Sneak Attack with Volley and Assassinate as a Ranger 11/Rogue 9?

Am I able to combine the Sneak Attack (Rogue 9) and Volley (Ranger 11) class features to basically create a wall of arrows and death while hidden inside a bush, sneak attacking a mass of enemies, and ...
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Melee attack while hiding?

I play a lightfoot halfling rogue. An ally of mine, a fighter, is in melee combat with an orc. According to the rules I can move behind the fighter, use my cunning action to hide, and if my stealth ...
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Can Rogues get the Arcane Strike feat using Rogue Talents?

Can the following Rogue Talent chain allow them to get the Arcane Strike feat to use with Card Sharp Rogue Talent for Deadly Dealer build? Lv 6 Human Rogue: Lv1 Sneak Attack 1d6, Point Blank Shot ...
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Can a Rogue, with Rogue Crawl, charge while prone?

Can a Rogue with Rogue Crawl (Ex), charge while prone and crawling. Assume that there is just clear space and open ground between the rogue and the target. I think it comes down to the line in ...
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Can an Assassin rogue's Infiltration Expertise feature be used to create a false identity for another character?

Assassin rogues (PHB p. 97) get the Infiltration Expertise feature at level 9, which can be used to spend seven days and 25 gp to establish the history, profession, and affiliations for an ...
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Is it possible to double crit? [duplicate]

My question is related to rogue archetype assassin. On surprise rounds if I hit a creature it is automatically a critical hit. But what if I rolled a natural 20 on attack during surprise round? Does ...
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Does the “use magic device” feature of the thief subclass allow you to attune to items requiring you to be a spellcaster?

Use Magic Device By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. You ignore all class, race and ...
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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 ...