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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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 ...
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Can a close burst attack hit flying creatures?

As a rogue, I used acrobat's blade trick with a magical dagger in an attempt to hit two flying creatures adjacent to me. At the time, the DM let me hit the creatures, although we remain unsure as to ...
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Does a Rogue's Expertise Apply to Passive Perception?

As per the rogue feature Expertise, you can choose two skills to double your proficiency bonus in. Obviously this works for active perception checks, but is there anything that says this does or doesn'...
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Can a Rogue apply sneak attack on a reaction/opportunity attack? [duplicate]

The 5e PHB says a Rogue can only apply Sneak Attack (given the conditions are met) once per turn. Does this differentiate between the Rogue's turn and the entire combat round? If the Rogue gets to ...
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Do damage modifiers add individually to each die of a rogue's sneak attack damage?

In d&d 5e When it comes to a rogue's sneak attack, let's use a 6th level with a short bow with 18 dex as the example character(which is a 3d6 sneak attack), do you add the +4 for the bow to each ...
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Minor Magic Talent

The Minor Magic talent allows a rogue to cast a 0-level spell from the wizard/sorcerer spell list either three times a day (for the standard rogue) or at will (for the Unchained rogue). Is that any ...
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Does Spring Attack work with the Skirmisher ability?

The Scout archetype for the Rogue grants the skirmisher ability at 8th level: At 8th level, whenever a scout moves more than 10 feet in a round and makes an attack action, the attack deals sneak ...
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Do Rage and Uncanny Dodge stack?

Barbarian Rage grants resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage. On the other hand, Uncanny Dodge allows you to halve any single attack using your reaction. In the case of a ...
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Can I Apply Sneak Attack Damage Twice in One Attack?

Is there a rule that states sneak attack damage can't be applied more than once per attack? There are several instances of feats and weapon enchants that allow rogues to gain the sneak attack damage ...
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Is Superiority Dice Damage Doubled Due To Assassinate? [duplicate]

Critical hits double all the dice rolls. Since Superiority Dice are dice rolls too, do they get doubled on a crit? That is, if a Fighter attacks, rolls a 20, and decides to use a combat maneuver, do ...
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How do I design a campaign about stealing? [closed]

In the one-on-one campaign I'm running, the player's rogue wants to steal stuff. All the time. His goal is to become the Greatest Thief of All Time. I prefer good stories, but the player seems more ...
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What are the limits of Mage Hand Legerdemain?

I'm honestly shocked I couldn't find this, I swear I've seen it before and if I overlooked it and this is a duplicate, by all means tell me, but otherwise here it goes. We recently started a thief ...
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Can a rogue with minor/major magic talent use wizard wands without UMD

Can a pathfinder rogue who takes the Minor Magic / Major Magic talents then be able to use Wizard wands (ie no UMD check required)? From the below research I can not see why they could not. You can ...
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Does an Arcane Trickster's Invisible Mage Hand Conceal Objects It Carries?

I've been playing D&D 5e since it came out but this is my first time playing an Arcane Trickster. While thinking about some creative ways to use my invisible mage hand, I encountered something ...
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Do you need to be able to see the Mage Hand to use it?

One of the characters is an Arcane Trickster who has Mage Hand. She's been pretty creative in using the spell, and I wanted to know what restrictions the spell had. The PCs were in a castle and were ...
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What advantages does conceal weapon give?

I'm playing a backstabbing halfling rogue and I keep seeing Deft Palm, conceal weapon, Hide Blade, Underhanded etc. But I can't really see what benefits this gives besides hiding a blade from ...
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Can I use Silent Image as an adjacent enemy for Sneak Attack?

Sneak attack says: You don't need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5ft of it, that enemy isn't incapacitated, and you don't have disadvantage on the attack ...
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Does skulker remove the attack penalty for targeting creatures in low-light? Also, does that stack with Darkvision?

I'm developing an NPC whose area of expertise is night assault. Variant Human Rogue (Assassin) with Goggles of Night and the Skulker feat. My reasoning is thus: Goggles of Night: Total darkness = dim ...
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Can you move your Mage Hand and use Versatile Trickster at the same time?

The Mage Hand spell states that You can move the hand up to 30 feet each time you use it. The Rogue Archetype Arcane Trickster gets Versatile trickster at 13th level, and it says You gain the ...
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Can an arcane trickster use a spell scroll from the wizard spell list?

Basically, we have a haste scroll, 2 warlocks, a druid, a cleric, and me, an arcane trickster. To use the spell scroll it must be on your spell list. The arcane trickster gets his spells from the ...
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Can a Swashbuckler use Sneak Attack every turn on an isolated target?

This question is somewhat related to Can you get Sneak Attack with any weapon as a Swashbuckler? One of my players is a Swashbuckler Rogue, and we debated if he could use the Sneak Attack on every ...
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Can I sneak attack after using Hide in Plain Sight?

I'm currently playing a TWF Rogue, and am looking to take a level in Shadowdancer for the HiPS ability. My line of thinking is I could sneak attack an enemy and use HiPS to effectively disappear ...
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Does evasion from multiple sources via multiclassing stack?

I'm making a rogue/monk ninja character for a campaign a friend is running and at latter levels I will have taken evasion from both the rogue and the monk. Would evasion take effect twice on a failed ...
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What items can a Thief use as a bonus action with his Fast Hands?

At 3rd level, the Thief archetype for rogues grants a feature called Fast Hands that allows: [...] the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use ...
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Does a Polearm Master at reach count as adjacent for Sneak Attack?

The 5E rules allow the rogue to get his sneak attack when there's any ally adjacent (within 5') to the target enemy. Question about letter and intent of the RAW. If the party has a fighter with the ...