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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."
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
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.
Talent Specializations[edit | edit source]
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.
Imbue System[edit | edit source]
Rogues can lace their weapons with cursed oils, applying Shadow damage to them and cursing enemies hit. Enemies that die while cursed trigger an area of effect, 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.
Development[edit | edit source]
Media[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 2021-02-21, BlizzConline 2021 - Diablo IV: What's Next. YouTube, accessed on 2021-02-28
- 2021-02-20, DIABLO DEEP DIVE PANEL RECAP. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2021-02-28
- 2021-03-05, Diablo 4 Interview: "It Was A Day 0 Decision." Lead Developer Thoughts. YouTube, accessed on 2021-03-05