Diablo 4 Rogue Build - Reach 50 Flawlessly

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Welcome back to the AccountKings blog series! In this article, we'll look at Diablo 4 Rogue builds for leveling purposes, PvP, and endgame content, providing you with the best options.

Unlike other classes in the game, Rogue offers excellent opportunities for both ranged and melee, meaning this class has a lot to offer in both choices and ability, so let's dive deep into the details!

As many of you will be well aware, Rogue has been missing from the Diablo scene, having been replaced in the second and third installments by the likes of Assasin, Demon Hunter, or Amazon. So, since this fan-favorite has made a comeback, we thought, what better time to showcase its excellence to newcomers?

What is the Diablo 4 Rogue Class?

For those of you unfamiliar with Diablo's Rogue class, we'd be happy to explain! The class is a highly adaptable, agile warrior that can turn a hand to close combat or ranged, and with imbued

weapons, you're unlikely to encounter a foe that can take you down easily.

The imbue system that Rogues have access to means that your character can modify damage dealt by multiple skills, choosing whether you wish to use cold, poison, or shadow damage to attack your enemies, something we believe to be an invaluable asset to players.

As we briefly touched on above, the Rogue class was replaced in the second and third installments of Diablo by Amazon, Assassin, and Demon Hunters; however, its return does not mean those who were fans of these other classes should be disheartened. As with this new and improved Diablo 4 Rogue build, Blizzard has combined some of the tan-favorite aspects of the above classes, as well as those of the original Rogue, so you can enjoy a nostalgic experience while enjoying some of the classes' new and improved aspects.

Now that we've got a better grasp on the understanding of this exciting class let's first take a look at the best Rogue build in Diablo 4 for leveling.

Diablo 4 Rogue Build - The Best Leveling Build

If you're looking for a versatile build beneficial for both ranged and close combat, then Rogue is a phenomenal choice! For leveling a Diablo 4 Rogue build, in particular, the Twisting Blade ability can be highly beneficial, which is why, unsurprisingly, we recommend utilizing this as you level. Interestingly enough, the best leveling build for Rogue is also the best for PvP, so by using this build, you have a two-for-one win. As leveling and PvP can be your core focus when using this build, there is no need to jump around and lose focus.

Leveling Skill Tree

Below, we have provided a list of the best abilities for your build as you progress:

Level 2 - Puncture

Level 3 - Enhanced Puncture

Level 4 - Twisting Blades

Level 5 - Enhanced Twisting Blades

Level 6 - Advanced Twisting Blades

Level 7 - Fundamental Puncture

Level 8 - Dash

Level 9 - Shadow Step

Level 10 to 12 - Twisting Blades

Level 13 - Dark Shroud

Level 14 - Enhanced Dark Shroud

Level 15 - Subverting Dark Shroud

Level 16 - Poison Trap

Level 17 - Enhanced Poison Trap

Level 18 - Twisting Blades

Level 19 - Enhanced Shadow Step

Level 20 - Methodical Shadow Step

Level 21 to 23 - Exploit

Level 24 - Sturdy

Level 25 to 27 - Innervation

Level 28 - Adrenaline Rush

Level 29 to 31 - Haste

Level 32 to 34 - Trap Mastery

Level 35 - Momentum

Level 36 to 38 - Concussive

Level 39 to 41 - Siphoning Strikes

Level 42 - Deadly Venom

Level 43 - Alchemical Advantage

Level 44 to 46 - Debilitating Toxins

Level 47 to 49 - Weapon Mastery

Level 50 - Paragon Board Begins

Once reaching level 50, you will still have room for growth. So, at this point, we recommend the following for your build:

1 Renown - Enhanced Dash

2 Renown - Disciplined Dash

3 to 5 Renown - Stutter Step

6 to 8 Renown - Malice

9/10 Renown - Dash

Diablo 4 Rogue Leveling Build - Best Caged Hearts

As part of this series quest line, you will be able to obtain Caged Hearts from Malignant Monsters. To do so, you'll need to use the Cage of Binding; this is something you'll gain access to throughout this season. Below, we have compiled a list of the best Caged Hearts to use for the Diablo 4 Rogue build utilizing Twisting Blades:

Caged Heart of the Vile Apothecary

Caged Heart of Revenge

Caged Heart of the Dark Dance

Caged Heart of the Malignant Pact

Caged Heart of the Picana

Diablo 4 Rogue Leveling Build - Legendary Aspects

Although the Codex of Power holds many Legendary Aspects, these three, in particular, are sure to be beneficial to your build, so ensure you include them where necessary.

Bladedancer Offensive Aspect: can be found in the Jalal'd Vigil dungeon, located in Scocglen.

Ravenous Resource Aspect: is situated in the Shifting City dungeon in Dry Steppes.

Edgemasters Offensive Aspect: find this Aspect in the Oldstones dungeon located in Scosglen.

We find it isn't worth imprinting Aspects onto your weaponry, as you'll likely have to replace them several times as you work through the levels. Instead, we recommend adding offensive Aspects to jewelry to allow them to serve the purpose well into the game's later-stage content.

Now that we've covered the best Diablo 4 Rogue build in regards to leveling let's take a look at what it takes to create an Endgame build.

Endgame Diablo 4 Rogue Build

If you're going for an endgame build while using Rogue, your best bet is to go with the Barrage Rogue. This multi-shot specialist is a highly versatile build that allows you to cause excruciating damage from a distance. So, let's look at what it takes to assemble this build.

Endgame Skill Tree

Below is a leveling list of the skills needed for the Diablo 4 Rogue Build using Barrage:

Level 2 - Invigorating Strike

Level 3 - Primary Invigorating Strike

Level 4 - Barrage

Level 5 - Enhanced Barrage

Level 6 - Improved Barrage

Level 7 - Fundamental Invigorating Strike

Level 8 - Shadow Step

Level 9 to 12 - Barrage

Level 13 - Poison Trap

Level 14 - Enhanced Poison Trap

Level 15 - Dark Shroud

Level 16 - Enhanced Dark Shroud

Level 17 - Subverting Dark Shroud

Level 18 - Shadow Imbuement

Level 19 - Enhanced Shadow Imbuement

Level 20 - Blended Shadow Imbuement

Level 21 - Shadow Crash

Level 22 to 24 - Consuming Shadows

Level 25 to 27 - Innervation

Level 28 - Adrenaline Rush

Level 29 to 31 - Haste

Level 32 - Countering Poison Trap

Level 33 - Enhanced Shadow Step

Level 34 - Methodical Shadow Step

Level 35 - Precision

Level 36 to 38 - Trap Mastery

Level 39 to 41 - Exploit

Level 42 to 44 - Concussive

Level 45 - Sturdy

Level 46 to 48 - Siphoning Strikes

Level 49 - Malice

Level 50 - First Paragon Point

As we mentioned, even at level 50, there is still room for growth, so below is the list of other skills to utilize at this point:

1 to 2 Renown - Malice

3 Renown - Deadly Venom

4 Renown - Alchemical Advantage

5 to 7 Renown - Debilitating Toxins

8 to 10 Renown - Weapon Mastery

Paragon Boards for Further Progress

The party doesn't stop at level 50! The use of Paragon Boards can provide a powerful way to grow your character and abilities even after surpassing the level. By placing points in Normal Nodes, you can increase base attributes, which will be useful for Glyphs at later stages.

Below, we have provided a list of the best Paragon Boards for this build:

Starting Board - Activates Skillful, Lawless, and Resilience.

Deadly Ambush Board - Activates Trapper, Engineering, and Cunning.

Cheap Shot Board - Activated Devious, Wiles, Safeguard, and Oppress.

Tricks of the Trade Board - Activates Brawler, Focused and Havoc.

No Witness Board - Activated Knowledge, Training, and Exploit.

Glyphs for the Endgame Diablo 4 Rogue Build

When you work through the Paragon Board, you'll need to pay attention to Glyphs, so to make things a bit easier, we have found the best matches for this build.

Level 15






Level 21






Caged Hearts for Endgame Barrage Diablo 4 Rogue Build

Caged Heart of the Vile Apothecary

Caged Heart of Tempting Fate

Caged Heart of Trickery

Caged Heart of the Prudent Heart

Caged Heart of the Revenge

Caged Heart of Cluster Munitions

Legendary Aspects for Endgame Barrage Diablo 4 Rogue Build

Because we're focusing on endgame building in this segment, it would undoubtedly be beneficial to unlock all the Legendary Aspects you possibly can. Below, we've listed the Legendary Aspects we believe will be the most valuable and beneficial to your cause. Additionally, having these Aspects readily available and access to their buffs will be more than helpful.

Aspect of Branching Volleys - Shadow Plunge dungeon in Hawezar

Rapid Aspect - Buried Halls dungeon in Dry Steps

Eluding Aspect - Caldera dungeon in Fractured Peaks

Disobedience - Halls of the Damned dungeon in Kehjistan

Edgemaster's - Oldstones dungeon in Scosglen

Cheats - Luban's Rest dungeon in Scosglen

Corruption - Renegade's Retreat dungeon in Kehjistan

Vengeful Aspect - Inferno dungeon in Kehjistan

Mangler's - Can be unlocked by farming Helltides and Nightmare dungeons

Umbrous Aspect - You'll need to reach chapter 4 of the season 1 journey.

Rogue Build in Diablo 4 - Endgame Items

It goes without saying that items will be an inevitable portion of your Diablo 4 journey. Still, there are a few that you should focus on equipping for your endgame adventure.

Chest Adventurer's Helm

Adventurer's Tunic of Might (Chest Armor)

Rapid Adventurer's Glove

Adventurer's Pants of Disobedience

Penitent Grieves (Boots)

Edgemaster's Buriza-Do Kyanon (Main Hand)

Barbed Sword of Corruption/Condemnation (Offhand)

Umbrous Amulet

Band if the Expectant (Ring 1)

Band of Branching Volleys (Ring 2)

Another exciting feature of the items used in this build is that they are also very beneficial for the PvP build; so, through a combination of both builds discussed, you can craft an easygoing and surefire way to enjoy the Rogue build in Diablo 4 for PvP encounters.

Alternate Diablo 4 Rogue Builds

If the above builds don't entirely give you what you're looking for, we have provided a little insight into two separate builds in this section of our guide. Melee and Ranged, so you can further personalize your build to truly match your play style.

Diablo 4 Rogue Melee Build

If you want to embark on your journey as a Rogue while focusing solely on melee, this brief segment of our guide is perfect for you! Be wary, though; being a non-tank user and going head-to-head with enemies can be tricky business. Fortunately, we have carefully constructed a Diablo 4 Rogue melee build to see you through. So, let's take a look at the skills needed for this extraordinary build!

Melee Skill Tree

Invigorating Strike

Enhanced Invigorating Strike

Fundamental Invigorating Strike

Twisting Blades

Enhanced Twisting Blades

Improved Twisting Blades


Siphoning Strikes

Weapon Mastery


Trick Attacks

Smoke Grenade

Enhanced Smoke Grenade

Countering Smoke Grenade

Shadow Imbuement

Enhanced Shadow Imbuement

Blended Shadow Imbuement

Poison Imbuement

Enhanced Poison Imbuement

Blended Cold Imbuement

Precision Imbuement


Now that we've provided you with the skills necessary for a successful melee build let's look at the Paragon boards you'll be using during this build.

Melee Paragon Boards

Start Paragon Board - Activates Prime and Skillful.

Exploit Weakness Board - Activates Exploit, Exploit Weakness and Artifice.

Leyrana's Instinct Board - Activates Leyrana's Instinct, Nimble, Discerning and Fate.

Eldritch Bounty Board - Activates Imbuer, Eldritch Bounty, Ready Supply, and Potent.

Cheap Shot Board - Activates Oppress.

With our Paragon boards in order, let's move on to the best items for the Diablo 4 Rogue melee build.

Melee Items

Harlequin Crest (Helm)

Aspect of Siphoned Victuals (Chest)

Vengeful Aspect (Gloves)

Aspect of Stolen Valor (Pants)

Mangler's Aspect (Boots)

Aspect of Corruption (Amulet)

Aspect of Unstable Imbuements (Ring)

Bladedancer's Aspect (Ring)

Asheara's Khanjar (Main Hand)

Bladedancer's Aspect (Off-Hand)

Melee Glyphs






With the most important aspects of a melee build taken care of, the last build we'll be looking at is the Diablo 4 Rogue ranged build. So, without further delay, let's get into the critical points on the ranged build.

Diablo 4 Rogue Ranged Build

The final build we will briefly touch on is the Rogue ranged build, perfect for those of you who'd much rather fight from a distance. We'll first begin by taking a look at the skills used for this build.

Ranged Skill Tree

Forceful Arrow

Enhanced Forceful Arrow

Primary Forceful Arrow


Enhanced Barrage

Improved Barrage

Weapon Mastery




Shadow Imbuement

Enhanced Shadow Imbuement

Blended Shadow Imbuement

Poison Imbuement

Enhanced Poison Imbuement

Blended Poison Imbuement

Cold Imbuement

Enhanced Cold Imbuement

Blended Cold Imbuement

Precision Imbuement


Alchemist's Fortune

Rain of Arrows

Prime Rain of Arrows

Supreme Rain of Arrows


By following this skill tree, you're sure to have a glorious experience when using your Diablo 4 Rogue ranged build. Now that we've covered the skills let's move on to the Paragon boards.

Ranged Paragon Boards

Start Paragon Board - Activates Prime and Skillful.

Exploit Weakness Board - Activates Exploit, Exploit Weakness and Artifice.

No Witnesses Board - Activates No Witnesses, Ruin and Knowledge.

Eldritch Bounty Board - Activates Imbuer, Eldritch Bounty, Readdy Supply, and Potent.

Tricks of the Trade Board - Activates Havoc.

Ranged Glyphs






Ranged Items

Harlequin Crest (Helm)

Aspect of Shared Misery (Chest)

Aspect of Arrow Storms (Gloves)

Aspect of Siphoned Victuals (Pants)

Manglers Aspect (Boots)

Word of Hakan (Amulet)

Aspect of Corruption (Ring)

Vengeful Aspect (Ring)

Sky hunter (Ranged Weapon)

Now that we've covered the key elements of these builds, we're almost coming to a close in this Diablo 4 Rogue build guide; to ensure our readers are thoroughly informed before embarking on their adventure, we have below provided some frequently asked questions to give you the most possible insight.

Diablo 4 Rogue Build FAQ

If you're looking to conquer the game, Rogue is a great choice, just as long as you have the time and patience. With the right amount of dedication, you could see yourself becoming one of the most powerful in the game, as this class is oozing excellence. Now, let's take some of that needed time to check out some of the FAQs about this class, ensuring you're as well-informed as possible before you dive into the action.

What is the Best Sword to Wield as A Rogue?

For a complex class, you'll want a complex weapon. For this reason, we suggest the Doombringer sword, as it possesses the ability "Lucky Hit." The blade offers the user a 0.7% chance to deal Shadow Damage, not only to surrounding enemies but also can reduce their damage dealt by 20% for three seconds. It is safe to say that this weapon is a phenomenal choice for any Diablo 4 Rogue build.

Will Rogue See Me Through the Endgame?

As we've discussed the Barrage Rogue build for the endgame, it's safer to say the answer is yes. It is, in fact, one of the best builds overall for this stage, not just as a Rogue build. However, it isn't the only build class that can see you to excellence, so when you reach the endgame, keep your eyes peeled for the following:

Bone Spear Necromancer

Pulverise Druid

The above classes in the game's later stages will likely be your biggest competition, so stay alert and ready for battle at all times.

Is Rogue the Best Class in Diablo 4?

The Diablo 4 Rogue build is arguably one of the best classes in the game due to its versatility. You can play up close and personal or keep your distance. Not to mention that despite being a non-tank type, their abilities and survival capabilities are exceptional. So, if you're unsure of your choice with this class, throw all doubt aside, as Rogue is sure to deliver on both action and success.

Diablo 4 Rogue Class Guide Conclusion

This is the end of the road for another exciting AccountKings guide! We sincerely hope our readers found all they needed within our Diablo 4 Rogue build guide and that we were able to provide enough insight to make their decisions as easy as possible! If you love the idea of a Rogue build but don't have the time to dedicate to building from the ground up, why not check out our Diablo 4 accounts? We're sure to have an excellent Rogue build account, ready and waiting to lead you to greatness. Until next time, we wish our readers the best of luck on their gaming adventures.

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