Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide

This guide focuses on the Best Rogue class build in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Assassin Subclass, and includes all components to build a powerful character.

Rogue Critical Strike

This build page has been updated for the patch 6 version of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Rogue Class Guide

Rogues are masters of stealth, deception, and precision strikes. They excel in both melee and ranged combat, and their Sneak Attack feature allows them to deal substantial damage in a single strike. Rogues also possess a wide array of skills, making them exceptional in non-combat situations.

The Assassin subclass in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a specialization of the rogue class that focuses on stealth, precision, and deadly strikes. This build will play with dual wield and focus on high single-target burst damage.

Rogue Class Pros:Rogue Class Cons:
Huge Critical DamageWeak Durability
Non-Combat UtilityWeapon Dependent
Multiple Bonus ActionsAdvantage Dependent

Rogues may not be a front-line tank, but they can dish out a ton of damage in a single turn.  This is your prototypical stealth damage dealer and a strong one in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Rogue Class Features and Mechanics

The following list presents all essential Rogue class mechanics in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Primary Ability: Dexterity
  • Saving Throws: Dexterity and Intelligence
  • Subclass: Assassin
  • Armour Proficiency: Light Armour
  • Weapon Proficiency: Simple Weapons, Hand Crossbows, Longswords, Rapiers, Shortswords
  • Preferred Armor: Light Armor
  • Preferred Weapon: Longbow
  • Advantage: gain an additional dice roll d20 if you strike while hidden.
  • Sneak Attack: Deal additional damage while having an advantage.
  • Bonus Actions: Rogues can use bonus actions for multiple attacks per turn.
  • Assassinate: subclass passive bonus unlocked at level 3

Rogue Sneak Attack Explained

Baldur's Gate 3 Sneak Attack

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Rogue’s Sneak Attack ability is vital to do the most damage per turn. The Sneak Attack action allows a Rogue to deal extra damage under certain conditions, representing the character’s ability to exploit an opponent’s vulnerabilities during combat

Here’s how the Sneak Attack works in Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build:

  1. Trigger Conditions: The primary condition is that the Rogue must have an Advantage on the attack roll, or an ally of the Rogue must be within 1.5m, engaged in melee combat with the enemy, and the Rogue doesn’t have a disadvantage on the attack roll. Additionally, the attack must use a finesse or ranged weapon.
  2. Extra Damage: If the conditions for Sneak Attack are met, the Rogue can add extra damage to the attack. The amount of extra damage increases with the Rogue’s level and can be substantial, making Sneak Attack a crucial feature for the Rogue class.
  3. Once per Turn: The Sneak Attack ability can only be used once per turn, so the Rogue must choose wisely when to apply it for maximum impact.
  4. No High Ground: Having high ground will no longer give an advantage because it was changed to a +2 Attack Roll bonus.

Sneak Attack is a core feature of the Rogue class in D&D 5e and plays a significant role in enhancing the Rogue’s damage output. It encourages tactical positioning and teamwork, as the Rogue benefits from having allies engaged in close combat with the enemy to trigger the Sneak Attack conditions.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Advantage Explained

Advantage in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a mechanic that gives you a bonus to your chances of success on an attack roll, ability check or saving throw. To have advantage, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are hidden from the target of your attack.
  • You have an ally within 1.5m of the target of your attack.
  • The target is prone.
  • You are using a spell or ability that grants advantage.

If you have advantage, you roll your d20 twice and take the higher result. This means that you have a 50% greater chance of success in your roll.  Disadvantage is the opposite of advantage. If you have disadvantage, you roll your d20 twice and take the lower result. This means that you have a 50% lower chance of success on your roll.

Here are some additional tips for gaining advantage:

  • Use Environment: Use hide while out of line of sight to end your turn, so you start stealth.
  • Work with Allies: Have a melee character engage and distract the enemy if they maintain a 1.5m distance, you will have advantage.
  • Spells & Abilities: Cast and use spells and abilities like Guidance cantrip, and the Faerie Fire spell to gain advantage.

With a little planning and effort, you can gain an advantage on your rolls and increase your chances of success in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Rogue Class and Best Subclasses

Rogue Assassin Subclass Level 3 - Baldur’s Gate 3

The Assassin Subclass is the best because it gets three additional skills and abilities to help with damage. The Assassin subclass can be unlocked at level 3 and is great in combat and outside to provide your team with high damage and great group utility.

Here are all the Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Subclasses:

  • Thief: This subclass is all about being stealthy and resourceful. Thieves can pick locks, disarm traps, and move quickly and quietly. They also get several bonus actions that they can use to gain an edge in combat. Thieves are perfect for players who want to be able to sneak around and take out enemies from behind.
  • Arcane Trickster: This subclass combines the skills of a rogue with the magic of a wizard. Arcane Tricksters can cast spells, use magic items, and even sneak attack while invisible. They are versatile and powerful, making them a good choice for players who want to be able to do a little bit of everything.
  • Assassin: The Assassin is a rogue subclass that focuses on stealth, surprise attacks, and dealing devastating blows to unsuspecting foes. The Assassin is a master of assassination, infiltration, and eliminating high-priority targets efficiently.  This subclass wasn’t available during early access.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Assassin Rogue Features & Progression

The Assassin Rogue subclass unlocks the following features and spells:

  • Assassinate Initiative (Level 3): You are deadliest against unprepared enemies. In combat, you have Advantage on Attack Rolls against creatures that haven‘t taken a turn yet.
  • Assassinate Ambush (Level 3): Any successful Attack Roll against a Surprised creature is a Critical Hit.
  • Assassin’s Alacrity (Level 3): Quick as an alley cat in a rain-dark city, you immediately restore your action and bonus action at the start of combat.
  • Infiltration Expertise (Level 9): Adopt a new identity, changing your appearance.
BG3 Criminal Background

Criminal is the Best Backgrounds for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide because it gives you Deception and Stealth Proficiency. This choice mostly influences roleplaying and dialogue options aspects and allows you to create unique characters. Additional choices are:

  1. Criminal: Proficiency in Deception (charisma) and Stealth(dexterity). You have a history of breaking the law and surviving by leveraging less-than-legal connections. 
  2. CharlatanProficiency in Deception (charisma) and Sleight of Hand (dexterity). You’re an expert in manipulation, prone to exaggeration, and more than happy to profit from it. A Charlatan companion is Astarion.
  3. Urchin: Proficiency in Sleight of Hand (dexterity) and Stealth (dexterity). After surviving a poor and bleak childhood, you know how to make the most out of very little.

Best Race Choice for Rogue Build

BG3 Wood Elf Race

Wood Elf is the best race choice for the Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Thief Build Guide because you gain Longbow proficiency, highest movement, stealth proficiency, Fey Ancestry, and DarkvisionWood Half-Elf gives you a well-balanced race that aids in movement and protection against crowd control effects. However, the second best racial choice is Githyanki due to increased movement abilities, skill proficiency, and free Misty Step spell at level 5.

Wood ElfGithyanki
Stealth ProficiencyAstral Knowledge
Highest MovementMisty Step
Longbow ProficiencyMartial Prodigy
Darkvision (12m)Enhanced Leap
Best Assassin Rogue Racial Choice

The Rogue’s racial choice will not influence the ability score, as everyone should get a +2 and +1 to spend regardless. The most important aspect you want to keep in mind is, that Elf can equip Longbows. This is our preferred loadout because of the range damage and ease. You can select another race, but it will come without equipping Longbow.

BG3 Best Rogue Skills
Baldur's Gate 3 Pickpocketing

Insight, Stealth, Persuasion, Acrobatics, and Sleight of Hand are the best skills for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide because they give you the Best Assassin Build for detecting traps, sneaking, and avoiding detection. In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills represent the abilities and proficiencies of your character that allow them to perform various actions and interact with the game world. Skills are associated with specific attributes and are used to determine the success or effectiveness of certain actions or abilities. They can be edited during character creation or with companions, during respec or reroll screen.

Here are the best skills for Rogue Assassin in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. Sleight of Hand – Dexterity skill that aids in picking locks, pickpocketing, and disarming traps.
  2. Stealth – Dexterity skill that aids in remaining hidden or detected from NPCs.
  3. Acrobatics – Dexterity Skill that helps resist being shoved.
  4. Insight – is a Wisdom skill used in dialogue and exploration.
  5. Persuasion – is a Charisma Skill used entirely for dialogue Ability Checks.

Best Rogue Build Ability Scores

BG3 Best Rogue Ability Score
Rogue Ability Score

The Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide ability score is 16 Dexterity, 16 Constitution, and 14 Wisdom. This gives you a balanced loadout that is helpful with exploring and combat.:

AbilityPoints Goal

After you choose the Rogue, Assassin Subclass, race, and background, the game will automatically distribute your abilities in the character creation abilities tab. You will need to reprioritize the stats for the chart for the Best Rogue build.  Simply use the plus-minus in the character creator and make sure you have the suggested race, or the numbers will be off.

Assassin Rogue Illithid Powers

BG3 Illithid Powers

Illithid Powers are unlocked later in the game when you learn more about the Mind Flayers and Tadpoles.  You can gain jars of Mind Flayer Parasite Specimens, and consume them to gain one point. If you decide to advance this skill line, these are the choices we suggest.

Here are the best Illithid Powers for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide:

  • Luck of the Far Realms: When you make a successful Attack Roll against a foe, you can change that hit into a Critical Hit.
  • Cull of the Weak: When you bring a creature down to fewer hit points than your number of evolved Illithid powers, it dies and all nearby creatures take 1-4 Psychic damage.
  • Psionic Backlash: When an enemy within 9m casts a spell, you can use your reaction to inflict ld4 Psychic damage to the caster per the spell’s level.
  • Blackhole: Area-based suck-in that slows targets.
  • Repulsor: Massive area knockback that can hit friendlies.
  • Charm: Channel the dark allure of the tadpole to Charm an enemy that attacks you, preventing them from attacking you until their next turn.  This is the priority power you want to obtain because you can force enemies to attack something else. 

Rogue Level Progression

Level 1

BG3 Best Rogue Thief Character Creation

Level one follow our character creator to pick all correct backgroundraceskills, and ability distribution focusing on Dexterity and Constitution. It’s very important to select the Half-Elf race because you get access to Longbow proficiency. Without it, you will be limited in your range of options. At level three we can pick our subclass. You want to find a longbow eventually and use light armor. Levels two and three will start getting more utility and damage so just level up from here.

BG3 Sneak Attack Range Example

Class Feature and Mechanics

  • Sneak Attack (Ranged & Melee): Deal an additional to an enemy you have Advantage against. Attack/Save: Ranged Attack Recharge: Once per turn. In order to gain Advantage, you need to be hiding or that enemy to be engaged with another in 1.5 meters.

At level one, your main goal is to get into stealth, prior to a fight or during and use a sneak attack. The advantage mechanic can be tricky to understand. In essence, you need to attack targets engaged with others or use hide to get in stealth. You will have more options and easier use of this when you can use a bonus action to hide. For now, engage with a bow or melee and seek high ground and targets with advantage. I suggest playing this build at range, it’s just much easier, and sneaking, and gaining advantage is much simpler.

Assassin Rogue Gameplay & Priorities

Gloves of Archery Baldur's Gate 3

At the beginning of BG3, the Assassin Rogue should equip a basic sword for melee and a bow for ranged combat. Furthermore, your other primary goal is to find the Gloves of Archery at the start of the game, which will grant you longbow proficiencies. Rogues have great mobility but not a lot of defense, so bows are vital until you reach higher levels and access movement-enhancing armor. Moreover, look to acquire Elixir of Bloodlust, Potion of Speed, and Oil of Accuracy Consumables. These three consumables “stack” allowing for massive damage with your Assassin Rogue.

Your overall priority with the Assassin Rogue build is the following:

Following these steps ensures a strong foundation for her especially if you plan on playing solo or on Honour Mode difficulty.

Level 2

BG3 Rogue Level 2 Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide

At level two, you will unlock the Cunning Action class feature, more health, and one more level until subclass choice.

Rogue Class Features

  • Cunning Action Hide: Hide from enemies by succeeding Stealth checks. Stick to the dark and avoid enemy sightlines. Attacking or casting a spell will reveal your location.
  • Cunning Action Dash: Cover more distance this turn: double your Movement Speed.
  • Cunning Action Disengage: Retreat safely: moving won’t provoke Opportunity Attacks.

This gives you the ability to use Dash, Hide, and Disengage as a bonus action. Bonus actions are the theme of the build, using attacks and Cunning Actions to free up your action for Sneak Attack. Dash is useful to create space or close the distance, while disengage allows you to flee a fight without an opportunity attack. Use these to either move in and out of fights and the hide bonus action at the end of the turn to go into stealth.

BG3 Character Select
Click to exit dialogue and move other party members around

Gameplay you want to now use your bonus action hide to get in stealth gain an advantage and use sneak attack. That’s essentially the gameplay loop to open up for simple big damage. You also want to do your best to start encounters FROM stealth. Obviously, you will not be able to dictate the terms of every fight. But even during dialogue, you can select the character to select the screen and move the non-talking party members to your ideal area. Buff up, get in stealth, and get ready to open for a big stealth attack.

Level 3

Rogue Assassin Subclass Level 3 - Baldur’s Gate 3
BG3 Rogue Assassin Subclass Features

At level three, you can pick your subclass and we recommend the Assassin.  You’ll get three additional passive features that help with doing damage and survivability. 

Here are the Assassin subclass bonus features unlocked at level three for the Rogue class in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Assassinate Initiative: You are deadliest against unprepared enemies. In combat, you have Advantage on Attack Rolls against creatures that haven‘t taken a turn yet.
  • Assassinate Ambush: Any successful Attack Roll against a Surprised creature is a Critical Hit.
  • Assassin’s Alacrity: Quick as an alley cat in a rain-dark city, you immediately restore your Action and Bonus Action at the start of combat.

For now, engage with a bow or melee and seek high ground and targets with advantage. I suggest playing this build at range, it’s just much easier, and sneaking, and gaining an advantage is much simpler.

The gameplay revolves around trying to get into stealth to do critical damage. You want to open combat from stealth to proc surprise so you can get additional damage.

Level 4

BG3 Sharpshooter Feat Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide
BG3 Sharpshooter Toogle

level four you get an important decision, between a feat or ability improvement.  We recommend forgoing the ability improvement to select the Sharpshoot feat

  • Sharpshooter: Your ranged weapon attacks do not receive penalties from High Ground Rules. Ranged weapon attacks with weapons you are Proficient with have a -5 penalty to their Attack Roll but deal an additional 10 damage.
    • This makes you hit much harder and ignore high-ground rules, so you don’t receive a penalty when not at a height advantage. You will lower your chance to hit, and this can be troubling in the early part of the game with a lower ability score and gear. You can click your passives on the toolbar and toggle this off but still get the high-groud rule. I always left this on and had great luck with a range build on my rogue.

Alternatively, you can use Dual Wielder feat here and play a double Rapier dual-wield build. I played that until level 8, but found my damage was the same as a range build, and my survivability was significantly diminished. The premise behind the dual-wield build is using your off-hand attack with a bonus action for multiple attacks. And yes, in theory, this works. But in reality, your bonus action often goes for hiding to get a sneak attack, which you can do at range. It’s MUCH easier to hide behind a bush, bonus action hide, and snipe with a sneak attack at range than playing melee and trying to time it all. Your choice, but I saw drastic improvements in my survivability using a bow at range.

Level 5

BG3 Rogue Level 5 Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide

At level five, you gain access to Gain Uncanny Dodge when an attack hits you, you only take half the usual damage.  This will help with your survival and sneak attack damage will be increased to 3d6. 

The gameplay remains unchanged at this point. Look for gear, potions, arrows, and poison to amplify damage.

Level 6

BG3 Level 6 Rogue Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide

Level 6 you get to add expertise into two skillsDeception and Acrobatics are good choices. This simply helps you in overland, dialogue, and exploration rather than combat generally. Soon, we will get another feat that will help with damage.

Ending Act 1 with the Assasin Rogue

As you approach Level 6, you should be close to finishing Act 1 content. Be sure to make a final visit to traders and stock up on camp and alchemy supplies. Additionally, be sure to check out the best Act 1 items. There are also permanent bonuses you don’t want to miss in Act 1. Lastly, Grymforge has powerful armor and weapons (Adamantine) that can aid you well into Act 3. Consider taking the time to craft a couple of items there before transitioning to Act 2, where you won’t be able to return.

Level 7

BG3 Rogue Level 7 Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide
BG3 Rogue Evasion

At level 7 the Rogue gains access to Evasion: Your agility lets you dodge out of the way of certain spells. When a spell or effect would deal half damage on a successful Dexterity Saving Throw, it deals no damage if you succeed, and only half damage if you fail. This class feature helps with avoiding damage but gameplay remains unchanged.

Level 8

At level 8, you get access to another feat. Since we took Sharpshooter at level 4, so take the Ability Improvement here and put +2 into Dexterity. This should get you to 18, allowing for huge damage with sneak attacks at range. We will get a couple more feats and Lucky along with another Ability Improvement will give us even more damage and control over Advantage.

Level 9

BG3 Level 9 Assassin Rogue Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide
BG3 Infiltration Expert

At level 9, the Assassin Rogue gets a new subclass feature, Infiltration Expertise.

Infiltration Expertise: Adopt a new identity, changing your appearance. This doesn’t have much impact on gameplay but allows you to change into pretty much any appearance which can be very useful for questing.

Level 10

BG3 Assassin Rogue Alert Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide
Baldur’s Gate 3 Surprised Status Effect

We have yet another feat at level 10. One that I suggest taking is Alert due to increased Initiative and our subclass passive Assassinate Initiative.

Alert (feat): You gain a +5 bonus to Initiative and can’t be Surprised. You gain a massive combat advantage going first, with the added benefit that our passive subclass feature gives Advantage for attacking a target before they’ve taken a turn (Assassinate Initiative). One of the main benefits of this feat and the Assassination build is going first and destroying or crowd-controlling a target with an elemental effect arrow. This will significantly reduce incoming damage if you’re able to disable the top damage dealer on the opposition. Moreover, you will not be surprised which guarantees you will always get a turn in round one.

Surprised Status Effect: Surprised Enemies cannot move, take action, or make reactions during the first round of combat. You can proc this effect by initiating attacks while stealth. Ideally, you want your Rogue Assassin to attack first. This isn’t always possible with dialogue, but in many fights you can initiate combat, or even hit the character screen shown in the level 3 image and start combat forcefully. This combination is a huge advantage (no pun intended) for this build.

Level 11

BG3 Level 11 Rogue Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide

At level 11, not much happens with the Assassin Rogue build. We are one level from another feat which is helpful. You gain access to another non-combat related skill Reliable Talent.

Reliable Talent: When you make an Ability Check with a Skill you are Proficient with it, the lowest result you can roll on the die is 10.

Level 12

And now you can your last feat to reach level 20 in your primary ability Dexterity with another +2 via Ability Improvement. This build excels at simple ranged combat, and is amazing outside of combat utility.

Best Companions for Rogue Build

The best companion for a Rogue Build in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Lae’zeal because she’s a melee-focused damage dealer.  She will engage enemies and take the pressure off your ranged-focused build, allowing you to free-cast spells and ranged attacks.  Heavy focus on melee will keep you in the distance while applying pressure, snaring, and debuffing the opposition. 

When putting your party together, consider companions for not only their combat prowess but also their outside abilities and skills that can influence storytelling, dialogue, and exploration. A balanced party will fit the traditional RPG ‘holy trinity’: Tank, Healer, and DPS. Ideally, in Baldur’s Gate 3, you are going to want one tank, one healer, one melee DPS, and one range DPS. Some classes/subclasses can cover both roles, so feel free to experiment and find out what works best for you.

Best Gear for Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build

In Games like Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll explore the world, loot chests and your enemies’ dead bodies, and complete quests and all those activities can reward you with useful items, potions, armor, weapons, scrolls, and much more. There are three Acts in BG3, and Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Rogue Build Guide includes suggested sets and alternatives for Act 1 and Act 3.

Beginner: Act 1

Titanstring Bow - Baldur's Gate 3 - BG3
BG3 Drow Studded Leather Armour
BG3 Disintegrating Night Walker Boots

Here’s the best beginner gear for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide:

Gear SlotBest Gear ItemEffect
HeadShadow of MenzoberranzanInvisible for 2 Turns
ChestDrow Studded Leather Armour12 AC, Stealth +1
GlovesGloves of ArcheryBow Proficiency, +2 damage
BootsDisintegrating Night WalkersMobility and Misty Step
NecklaceMoondrop PendantAvoid Attacks of Opportunity
RingCrusher’s Ring+3 Movement
RingCaustic Band+2 Acid Damage
Weapon 1Titanstring BowIncrease Damage
Weapon 2 Main HandClub of Hill Giant Strength19 Strength
Weapon 2 Off-HandHunter’s DaggerRupturing on hit
Best Beginner Assassin Rogue Armor, Weapons, and Equipment Armour in BG3

Below is the best Act 1 Armor, Weapons, and Equipment for Assassin Rogue in BG3:

Advanced: Acts 2 & 3

BG3 Killer's Sweetheart
BG3 Elegant Studded Leather Baldur's Gate 3

Here’s the best-advanced gear for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide:

Gear SlotBest Gear ItemEffect
HeadMask of Soul Perception+2 Attack Rolls
CapeShade-Slayer CloakCrit Roll reduced when Hiding
ChestElegant Studded Leather14 AC
GlovesLegacy of the Masters+2 Attack Rolls
BootsHelldusk BootsHellcrawler Teleport
NecklaceSurgeon’s Subjugation AmuletParalyse on Crit
RingKiller’s SweetheartAuto Crit
RingShifting Corpus RingFree Invisibility &Blur
Weapon 1Gontr MaelFree Celestial Haste
Weapon 2 Main HandBloodthirstVulnerability to Piercing
Weapon 2 Off-HandRhapsody+1 to Attack rolls & Damage
Best Assassin Rogue Equipment, Armor, and Weapons in BG3

Below is the best Act 3 Armor, Weapons, and Equipment for Assassin Rogue in BG3:

Best Consumable Items 

Elixir of Bloodlust - Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3 Potion of Speed
BG3 Drow Poison

Consumables are items that can be used once and then destroyed. They are typically used to restore health or other resources. Some common types of consumables include potions, scrolls, food, drinks, and arrows.

The following list represents the best individual use consumable items that will aid in our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Assassin Build Guide:


Baldur's Gate 3 Arrow of Many Targets
Baldur's Gate 3 Arrow of Ice
Baldur's Gate 3 Arrow of Dragonslaying

The strongest Ammunition for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Assassin Rogue Build is listed below:

  • Arrow of Ice: Deals weapon damage + 2d4 Cold and creates ice surface for 2 turns in a 2m radius.
  • Arrow of Roaring Thunder: deals weapon damage, knocks back 5 meters if failed strength throw.
  • Arrow of Many Targets: Deals weapon damage and an additional half of that damage to three other targets in range.
  • Arrow of Dragon/Aberration/Humanoid: Deals weapon damage, and double damage against Dragon, Aberration, or Humanoid.
  • Arrow of Salving: Cures a target of poisoned, paralyzed, and blinded conditions.
  • Arrow of Transposition: teleports the shooter wherever this arrow is fired.

Rogue Build Gameplay Tips and Tricks

The Rouge gameplay revolves around using stealth, sneak attack, and advantage for damage and survivability.

Here are the best Rogue build gameplay tips.

  1. Stealth: Always try to end or start the turn stealth. Use the Hide function if you have a bonus action at the end of the turn.
  2. Advantage: Remember to attack targets that are engaged with melee allies for easy advantage.
  3. High Ground: Use elevation when melee isn’t impossible to improve damage with range weapon.
  4. Consumables: Consume a potion of speed or shoot a fire arrow at range for increased combat effectiveness.
  5. Prepare: Always get in sneak with Shift + C before combat.
  6. Sneak Attack: Use your action primarily for a sneak attack and double off-hand for three attacks in one turn.
  7. Movement: Use a cunning dash to close the distance while still allowing an action
  8. Disengage: You can move to the flank or back of the opposition while in an engagement without taking an opportunity attack. If you need to flee, use disengage to avoid taking needless damage.

Remember, this build guide serves as a foundation, and you can always adapt it to suit your preferences and the needs of your campaign. Enjoy playing as a formidable Assassin Rogue!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Build Summary Guide

Subclass Assassin

Armor: Light

Weapons: Longbow and Daggers

Race Wood Elf 

Ability Score

  • Strength – 8
  • Dexterity – 16
  • Constitution – 16
  • Intelligence – 10
  • Wisdom – 14
  • Charisma – 10

Level Progression

  • Level 1 – Sneak Attack
  • Level 2 – Cunning Actions
  • Level 3 – Assassin Subclass
  • Level 4 – Sharpshooter Feat
  • Level 5 – Uncanny Dodge
  • Level 6 – Deception and Acrobatic Skills
  • Level 7 – Evasion
  • Level 8 – Feat +2 Dexterity
  • Level 9 – Infiltration Expertise
  • Level 10 – Alert Feat
  • Level 11 – Reliable Talent
  • Level 12 – Feat +2 Dexterity

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