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Diablo 4 Rogue Beginner

Welcome to my Diablo 4 Rogue Beginner Build, designed for World Tier 1 and World Tier 2 difficulties! The goal of this Beginner Build is to help you level up and prepare yourself for the higher World Tier difficulties! The Rogue is the Class of Stealth and Imbuements, that can play as melee or ranged with success. This Beginner Build is focusing on ranged damage to help you deal with stronger enemies from a distance. It also offers options to Crowd Control and destroy fast groups of enemies.

You can use this Beginner Build as it is to complete the campaign and level up while learning all the new interesting mechanics of Diablo 4. Alternatively you can use it as a template and adjust it to your needs and preferred play style as you level up. For more Rogue Builds, you can take a look at my Diablo 4 Rogue Builds page. For an advanced Rogue Build, designed for higher difficulty and endgame activities, you can read my Shadow Archer – Rogue Barrage Build for Diablo 4!

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Rogue Beginner Build Skills in Diablo 4

The core of our Beginner Build is the skills we are choosing to use! Our focus is keeping enemies away and making them Vulnerable, so we can deal massive damage to them. Some of our skills will also assist with Crowd Control, giving us valuable breathing room against hordes of enemies.

Disciplined CaltropsCountering Poison TrapMixed Shadow ImbuementSubverting Dark ShroudFundamental Forceful ArrowImproved Barrage
  • Fundamental Forceful Arrow(Forceful Arrow,1/5): Makes enemies Vulnerable and Knocks them back.
  • Improved Barrage(Barrage,5/5): Makes enemies Vulnerable and deals massive damage to Vulnerable enemies.
  • Disciplined Caltrops(Caltrops,1/5): Slows enemies and boosts Critical Strike Chance.
  • Countering Poison Trap(Poison Trap,1/5): Deals Poison damage, knocks down enemies and reduces Imbuements cooldowns.
  • Mixed Shadow Imbuement(Shadow Imbuement,1/5): Deals massive Shadow damage.
  • Subverting Dark Shroud(Dark Shroud,1/5): Defensive ability that boosts speed.

Rogue Beginner Build Specialization in Diablo 4

Specialization is the special mechanic of Rogue in Diablo 4! When you reach level 15 you can unlock specialization by completing the “True Potential” Quest. As you level up you can unlock three different specializations, with each one offering different benefits to your Build. For this Beginner Build our specialization of choice is “Combo Points“. Combo Points boost the efficiency of our Core skills, so in this case they boost the damage of Barrage!

Rogue Beginner Build Passive Skills in Diablo 4

The Passive Skills we choose are also quite important for the Build and can help us become stronger. These are the Passive Skills for the Rogue Beginner Build!

  • Sturdy(3/3, Core Skills)
  • Siphoning Strikes(3/3, Core Skills)
  • Stutter Step(3/3, Core Skills)
  • Weapon Mastery(3/3, Agility Skills)
  • Concussive(3/3, Agility Skills)
  • Exploit(3/3, Subterfuge Skills)
  • Malice(3/3, Subterfuge Skills)
  • Precision Imbuement(2/3, Imbuement Skills)
  • Shadow Crash(3/3, Imbuement Skills)
  • Consuming Shadows(3/3, Imbuement Skills)
  • Trap Mastery(1/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Innervation(1/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Adrenaline Rush(1/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Haste(3/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Precision Key Passive

You can find more about the Rogue Skills by reading my Diablo 4 Rogue Skills Guide!

Rogue Beginner Build Aspects in Diablo 4

All following Aspects are easy to get from Dungeons! You can farm the Dungeons to unlock them and turn your gear into Legendary quality. This will strengthen your Beginner Build and help you deal with stronger enemies. You can replace them with better Aspects that you find from loot. Keep in mind that you can always use the Aspects you farm from Dungeons(Codex of Power Aspects) but only use once Aspects you get from loot. So it is wise to keep Aspects you get from loot(and extract via the Occultist) for your better gear later in the game.

HelmAspect of Siphoned VictualsLeviathan’s Maw – Hawezar
ChestAspect of the ProtectorLost Archives – Fractured Peaks
GlovesAspect of Arrow StormsHowling Warren – Scosglen
PantsCheat’s AspectLuban’s Rest – Scosglen
BootsWind Striker AspectShivta Ruins – Kehjistan
WeaponAspect of Branching VolleysShadowed Plunge – Hawezar
AmuletVengeful AspectInferno – Kehjistan
RingTrickster’s AspectGuulrahn Canals – Dry Steppes
RingEnergizing AspectSanguine Chapel – Fractured Peaks
Dual Wield WeaponRapid AspectBuried Halls – Dry Steppes
Dual Wield WeaponAspect of CorruptionRenegade’s Retreat – Kehjistan

You can find more about Aspects by reading my Codex of Power Aspects Guide!

Rogue Beginner Build Season Content in Diablo 4

The Season of Blood adds Vampiric Powers to Diablo 4, allowing you to transform into a powerful Vampire! Vampiric Powers are basically passive abilities that enhance your Build and offer additional effects to your character. In total there are 22 Vampiric Powers available in the Season of Blood divided in Major and Minor powers. You can unlock and upgrade them(up to level 3) by collecting Potent Blood from defeating enemies, completing the Seasonal quest line and clearing Blood Harvest Events!

To activate and use your Vampiric Powers, you will need the appropriate Pact Armor! There are three types of Pact, Ferocity, Divinity, Eternity. Each Power requires a different number of Pacts to activate it. By wearing Armor with the necessary Pacts for your Powers, you activate them and earn their benefits. It is possible to cleanse an Armor of its Pacts and even add the Pact types your Powers require. The Best Vampiric Powers for the Build are:

Major Vampiric Powers:

  • Accursed Touch
  • Blood Boil
  • Flowing Veins
  • Metamorphosis

Minor Vampiric Powers:

  • Undying
  • Domination
  • Hemomancy
  • Infection
  • Prey on the Weak
  • Resilience
  • Ravenous

Rogue Beginner Build Gameplay in Diablo 4

Keep everything at bay and destroy enemies with your Shadow Explosions! Forceful Arrow can knock back enemies and make them Vulnerable while Barrage fires five arrows that can ricochet on them! Caltrops assist with Crowd Control and when combined with your Poison Trap can destroy groups of enemies! Add explosions from your Shadow Imbuement to the mix and you can clear rooms full of enemies fast. Cast your Dark Shroud to protect yourself and boost your speed. Attack with your Basic Skill(Forceful Arrow) often to generate Combo Points and enhance Barrage! A Leveling Rogue Beginner build in Diablo 4 that offers massive damage and great Crowd Control. Perfect for players that enjoy playing with a Bow and in general staying at range!

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