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 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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Can I use a Wolf or a Dire-Wolf as a Warlock familiar?

I'm new at D&D and I want to create a Drow, Rogue-Warlock (First Rogue and later Warlock) but I want to have a Dire-Wolf as a familiar but I don't know if it's possible. I want it for the ...
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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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faking a spellcaster, while keeping the sneak

I'm currently a level 2 half-orc rogue, I have 18 dex and 18 int, I'm very focused on skill points with my 18 int. and am maxing out my UMD at every level to use wands and scrolls as best as possible. ...
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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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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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Can the rogue feat “Two-Fisted Shooter” allow you to shoot a crossbow twice?

The rogue feat "Two-Fisted Shooter" (Martial Power, p.140) says: You can treat the hand crossbow as an off-hand weapon, and you can reload it one-handed as a free action. When you score a critical ...
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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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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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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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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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When does Bleeding Attack effect apply?

I've designed for a campaign a duo of rogues. My character is as Sniper, and his follower is a Knife Mistress. Couple of question about them. Our party is about to ambush several trolls. My Sniper ...
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Do rogues get extra damage from Trickery if the boon is canceled out?

In Shadow of the Demon Lord, the rogue's Trickery feature reads: Once per round, you can make an attack roll or challenge roll with 1 boon. If you attack with 1 boon from this talent, your attack ...
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How viable is a Swashbuckler/Bard? [closed]

I will be playing a new campaign in a bit, which will have the characters start at Level 1, presumably going up to about 11 or 12 before it ends. I have only single-classed so far, but with Xanathar's ...
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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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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 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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Arcane trickster and proficiency bonus

A quick question regarding the rogue's arcane trickster archetype. In his spell table (PHB p.98), there is no column with the proficiency bonus, like for the other spellcaster classes. Does this mean ...
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Does a Rogue's Evasion work for spells?

The Rogue class at level 2 gain the ability Evasion: At 2nd level and higher, a rogue can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If she makes a successful Reflex saving ...
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Can my Arcane Trickster learn a different cantrip if I already know Mage Hand?

Let's say I am a spellcaster with the Mage Hand cantrip. Then I multiclass into Rogue for 3 levels and pick up the Arcane Trickster subclass. Cantrips: You learn three cantrips: Mage Hand and two ...
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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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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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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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Does the Rogue have to declare that they're using Uncanny Dodge before or after damage is rolled? [duplicate]

I've played a Rogue character in a few campaigns. At level 5, Rogues gain the Uncanny Dodge feature, described as follows: Starting at 5th level, when an attacker that you can see hits you with an ...
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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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Do I choose an archetype as well as a class?

When choosing a class of rogue, do you get everything from the initial class and the chosen archetype, or you can only choose one of those? (Can I be Rogue (Thief) 1? Without multiclassing?)
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Does a rogue get precision damage during an attack of opportunity if flanking?

In the Pathfinder rules here's what it says: If a rogue can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. ...
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Do AOE attacks deal Sneak Attack damage to all targets?

There are attacks that target an area (bursts, blasts, etc.); if I use an AOE attack and hit multiple enemies that I have combat advantage against, do I deal sneak attack damage to all of them?
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Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?

Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?
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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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Get instant Combat Advantage when attacking adjacent with crossbow?

There's a 4E feat called Opportunity Knocks found in Martial Power 2. It causes an enemy to grant combat advantage until the end of your next turn when they miss you with an opportunity attack. Is it ...
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Does the rogue's trapfinding ability apply to ALL disable device checks?

The Rogue's Trapfinding class feature says: A rogue adds 1/2 her level to Perception skill checks made to locate traps and to Disable Device skill checks (minimum +1). A rogue can use Disable ...
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Do Duelist's Flurry and Sneak Attack stack?

Duelist's Flurry: Hit: Dexterity modifier damage, slide the target 1 square, and you shift 1 square. You may use your sneak attack damage even if you do not have combat advantage with this 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 an Arcane Trickster use Mage Hand Legerdemain to attempt to steal an unheld weapon? [duplicate]

It's pretty obvious a straight-up disarm would not work, as this requires an attack roll and the mage hand can't attack, but can they grab a bow, hand crossbow, etc. while the opponent is wielding ...
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How many attacks can you make with Duelist's Prowess in a round?

Duelist's Prowess Reads Effect: Until the stance ends, each time an enemy hits or misses you, you can use the Duelist's Prowess Attack power against it. But then the associated power is an ...
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What feats should a human rogue take to be stealthy?

I am helping a player to make a level 1 human trickster rogue in D&D 4e, but we cannot decide on a good feat. He is looking to be good at stealth both in and out of combat as well have good melee ...
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Can the Rogue Talent Cloying Shades be used selectively?

Does an Unchained Rogue have to use the Rogue Talent Cloying Shades if they have it? It doesn't use any language such as "may" or "can", but it would make sense to me if a talent like this could be ...
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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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Does Assassinate grant two attacks?

I am playing a level 4 almost 5 Rogue Assassin. I have been trying to find out if Assassinate grants 2 attacks, say in the circumstance I fire my shortbow at a surprised enemy and Assassinate comes in ...
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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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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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How can a “typical rogue/thief build” justify being any non chaotic/neutral alignment? [closed]

So, if you're playing a generic "Monkey see, monkey take" type rogue who steals from everyone and gives to himself, is there any way you could justify being any alignment other than chaotic neutral? (...
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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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Can I hide using Cunning Sneak with Wilderness Skirmisher?

The cunning sneak feature allows a creature to make a hidden check if they have any concealment or any cover. The wilderness skirmisher feat enables them to gain partial cover against ranged attacks ...
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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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Does the Rogue's Riposte stop the enemy's attack?

Rogue's Riposte Strike (PHB1 Pg 118) says: Hit: 1[W] + Dexterity modifier damage. If the target attacks you before the start of your next turn, you make your riposte against the target as an ...
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Sneak attack advancement feat

One of my players is trying to play as a rogue/druid (mostly for sneak attacking). Unfortunately, these classes don't have a lot of synergy. Are there any feats or items, ideally for pathfinder, that ...
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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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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?