Best Early Game Rogue Build in Diablo 4
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Best Early Game Rogue Build in Diablo IV

Rogue is one of the most powerful characters in Diablo IV with the right Skills and Aspects. The deadly assassin unleashes a flurry of attacks while always staying one step ahead in the shadows. Here’s the best early-game Rogue build in Diablo IV.

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What Rogue build should I use in the Diablo IV early game?

The Rogue class has a lot of versatility in Diablo IV and can be played with various strategies. From setting sneaky traps to ranged attacks, you will have plenty of options to build out a powerful hero.

In the first 50 levels of Diablo IV, focus on using your Twisting Blades daggers while damaging enemies over time with poison status effects. With Shadow Clone doubling every attack, your Rogue will quickly snowball into a non-stop flurry of damage.

Which Rogue Skills should I go for in Diablo IV, then?

I recommend putting your Skill Points into the following Skills and Passives:

  • Puncture
  • Twisting Blades
  • Dash
  • Shadow Step
  • Shadow Clone
  • Sturdy
  • Siphoning Strikes
  • Weapon Mastery
  • Concealment
  • Exploit
  • Malice
  • Poison Imbuement
  • Deadly Venom
  • Precision Imbuement
  • Shadow Clone
  • Innervation
  • Haste
  • Momentum

Here’s what order you’ll want to use your Skill Points for the early-game Rogue build:

  1. Puncture
  2. Enhanced Puncture
  3. Twisting Blades
  4. Fundamental Puncture
  5. Enhanced Twisting Blades
  6. Advanced Twisting Blades
  7. Sturdy
  8. Siphoning Strikes
  9. Siphoning Strikes level 2
  10. Siphoning Strikes level 3
  11. Dash
  12. Shadow Step
  13. Enhanced Shadow Step
  14. Methodical Shadow Step
  15. Enhanced Dash
  16. Disciplined Dash
  17. Weapon Mastery
  18. Weapon Mastery level 2
  19. Weapon Mastery level 3
  20. Concealment
  21. Enhanced Stealth
  22. Countering Stealth
  23. Exploit
  24. Exploit level 2
  25. Exploit level 3
  26. Malice
  27. Malice level 2
  28. Malice level 3
  29. Poison Imbuement
  30. Enhanced Poison Imbuement
  31. Blended Poison Imbuement
  32. Deadly Venom
  33. Deadly Venom level 2
  34. Deadly Venom level 3
  35. Alchemical Advantage
  36. Precision Imbuement
  37. Precision Imbuement level 2
  38. Precision Imbuement level 3
  39. Shadow Clone
  40. Innervation
  41. Innervation level 2
  42. Innervation level 3
  43. Adrenaline Rush
  44. Haste
  45. Haste level 2
  46. Haste level 3
  47. Momentum
  48. Puncture level 2
  49. Twisting Blades level 2
  50. Dash level 2

Which Aspects should I use on my Rogue build?

Aspects are important in creating your Diablo IV Rogue build as they add extra perks that dramatically buff your Skills and Passives. I recommend the following:

  • Bladedancer’s Aspect: Twisting Blades orbit temporarily after they return to you, dealing a percentage of return damage. Orbit damage increases depending on how far the blades returned.
  • Edgemaster’s Aspect: Skills deal increased damage based on your Primary Resource when cast. You’ll receive the maximum benefit when Primary Resource is full.
  • Aspect of the Expectant: Basic Skill attacks increase your next Core Skill damage up to 30%.
  • Vengeful Aspect: Making an enemy Vulnerable has a chance to grant a temporary increased Critical Strike Chance.

Diablo IV is available now on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. If you’ve yet to upgrade your Healing Potions, here’s how.

Related: How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4 on Destructoid


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