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Best Diablo 4 Rogue build | best skills, skill tree, and aspects

Fancy living life on the sneaky side? Here is our best build for Rogues!

Update: Fighting demons in Diablo 4is fun without modifiers, but if you want to really have a blast, using the best Diablo 4 Rogue build will turn your excitement levels up to the max. This includes info on the best Rogue skills, a skill tree build, and the legendary aspects to take.

This fast and furious class takes a lot of finesse to wield to the fullest, but with some tinkering it can be one of the strongest around.

The following guide will take you through what skills are best for the Rogue in Diablo 4, as well as where you should invest your skill points, and how to approach the imbue feature. Let's get into it!

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Is the rogue good in Diablo 4?

Absolutely! The Rogue can dish out astounding damage regardless of whether you play them as a ranged or melee DPS, able to apply elemental effects to enemies while tearing them apart with a variety of powerful core skills.

The Rogue can be a complex class that takes time to wrap your head around. Without keeping an eye on your movement skills you can easily get caught and killed on higher world levels, so it is important to make the most out of the skill points you do have. If you do, you'll find yourself slaying any and all enemies you run into.

Diablo 4 | Best Rogue build

For this build, we're going all in on traps and poison for a build that should keep you at range and safe in all manner of Diablo 4 content. Paired with a focus on ranged damage, you'll be kiting nad picking off enemies with ease..

Diablo 4 | Best Rogue skills

Screenshot of Rogue gameplay from the Rogue Diablo 4 reveal trailer.
When it comes to the Rogue, ranged is best for solo play!

Here are the skills we recommend taking in our Diablo 4 Rogue build:

  • Forceful Arrow
  • Barrage
  • Caltrops
  • Poison Trap
  • Poison Imbuement
  • Death Trap
  • Exposure

Diablo 4 | Rogue skill tree

We recommend taking the following skill upgrades as you fight towards level 50. While you can gain more skill points with Altar's of Lilth, a flat 50 is the number you'll acquire by simply playing through the game and levelling up.

  1. Forceful Arrow
  2. Enhanced Heartseeker
  3. Fundamental Forceful Arrow
  4. Barrage
  5. Enhanced Barrage
  6. Improved Barrage
  7. Caltrops
  8. Enhanced Caltrops
  9. Disciplined Caltrops
  10. Stutter Step
  11. Stutter Step +1
  12. Poison Trap
  13. Enhanced Poison Trap
  14. Countering Poison trap
  15. Exploit
  16. Exploit +1
  17. Poison Imbuement
  18. Enhanced Poison Imbuement
  19. Blended Poison Imbuement
  20. Deadly Venom
  21. Deadly Venom +1
  22. Deadly Venom +2
  23. Exploit +2
  24. Death Trap
  25. Prime Death Trap
  26. Supreme Death Trap
  27. Trap Mastery
  28. Trap Mastery +1
  29. Trap Mastery +2
  30. Poison Imbuement +1
  31. Poison Imbuement +2
  32. Poison Imbuement +3
  33. Poison Imbuement +4
  34. Exposure
  35. Innervation
  36. Alchemist's Fortune
  37. Alchemist's Fortune +1
  38. Alchemist's Fortune +2
  39. Second Wind
  40. Second Wind +1
  41. Second Wind +2
  42. Malice
  43. Malice +1
  44. Malice +2
  45. Poison trap
  46. Poison trap +1
  47. Poison trap +2
  48. Poison trap +3
  49. Death Trap +1
  50. Death Trap +2

When you get additional skill points, invest them into some of your skills to increase your overall damage, focusing on Barrage first, thenDeath Trap, then Forceful Arrow.

Diablo 4 | Rogue specialization

As a Rogue, you get a choice from several specializations which passively alter how you play, albeit in a significant way as far as your damage is concerned. Of the options available, we recommed combo points. With these, you'll be able to build up and use an enhanced version of your barrage skill, which when paired with the poison imbuement is a damn good way of dishing out lots of damage to solo elites of packs of enemies.

Diablo 4 | Legendary Aspects

For this build to excel, you'll want to head out and hunt down the following legendary aspects. You can use them to craft and use legendary gear, that'll provide some incredibly useful bonuses:

  • Aspect of Surpise - When you Evade or Shadow Step, you leave behind a cluster of exploding Stun Grenades that deal physical damage and stun enemies for 2 seconds.
  • Aspect of Unstable Imbuements - When casting an lmbuement Skill you trigger an Imbued explosion around yourself. applying the Imbuement effects and dealing damage of the same type.
  • Blast-Trapper's Aspect - On lucky hit: Dealing direct damage to enemies affected by your Trap Skills has a chance to make them Vulnerable for 3 seconds.
  • Trickster's Aspect - Caltrops also throw a cluster of Stun Grenades that explode, dealing physical damage and stunning enemies.

If you're looking to read more about Diablo 4, check out our Diablo 4 review here! You can also check out our guides on how to get a horse in Diablo 4!

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