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- "The Rogue is an adaptable, agile warrior who can specialize in ranged or close quarters combat. She can best any foe with her imbued weapons, perform powerful combo attacks, and can augment her arsenal with deadly poisons and shadow magic to slay demons with impunity."
Rogues can alternate between ranged weapons (bows/crossbows) and melee weapons (swords/daggers). Like the Barbarian's Arsenal system, can alternate between these weapon categories, so there is no locking out of skill options by picking a weapon choice. A skill's stats will depend on the appropriate weapon's stats: i.e. ranged skills will be calculated using ranged weapon. Another pillar of the class is mobility, which can be used for assault, quick repositioning, or to retreat.
The Rogue has three different specializations: Shadow Realm, Combo Points, Exploit Weakness. Each is tied to a world Rogue group and require accomplishing a Rogue-specific quest to unlock. These groups include the remnants of the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye, the mercenaries of Kehjistan, and the outlaw smugglers of Hawezar.
Rogues can lace their weapons with cursed oils, applying Shadow damage to them and cursing enemies hit. Enemies that die while cursed explode, which deal large damage to nearby targets and can be an effective screen clear if a player can maintain the AoE momentum. Just like the Sorceress, they can also apply Chill effects with Cold attacks that builds up to a full Freeze over time.
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