Best Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue build: Race, skills, subclass, background & more
We've got the ideal race, skills, subclass, and background that you'll need for the best Rogue build in Baldur's Gate 3, letting you excel with this stealth-focussed class.
There are so many classes to choose from in Baldur's Gate 3, and the Rogue is definitely one of the strongest in the game - especially if you like to keep to the shadows. While the Rogue does have fewer choices to make when levelling up in the game, we've got the right picks for you when you do need them, so you don't have to worry about messing anything up.
So, continue reading to find out what the best Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue build is, and start your stealthy journey with instant success.
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Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue explained
The Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue is a Dexterity-based class that focuses on stealth and subterfuge, excelling when striking from the shadows, accessing locked-off areas, or disarming traps to keep the party safe.
Rogues are the premiere stealth class in the game and an excellent class for the more patient players looking to pick off enemies with high single-target damage. Outside of combat, they are highly perceptive, able to spot and disarm traps and unlock containers and doors that are hard to open.
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All Rogue subclasses in Baldur's Gate 3
The Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue class has three subclasses to pick from: Thief, Arcane Trickster, and Assassin. We'll explain each one below.
Thieves use their skills in stealth and larceny to acquire whatever they wish, whether from a third story window or the depths of long-forgotten ruins.
|Gain an additional bonus action
|Gain resistance to falling damage
Arcane Tricksters are rogues with a clever touch of magic, using illusions and enchantments to keep their opponents on the back foot.
|Pick two cantrips of your choice
|Pick two spells of your choice
|Mage Hand Legerdemain
|When you cast Mage Hand, the hand is invisible and can carry out additional tasks
You prefer to deal sublime punishment to a single foe at a time - not in a duel, mind, because a dual implies chivalry, and you're too busy getting the job done for honour.
|In combat, you have Advantage on Attack Rolls against creatures that haven't taken a turn yet
|Any successful Attack Roll against a Surprised creature is a Critical Hit
|Immediately restore your action and bonus action at the start of combat
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What is the best Rogue subclass in Baldur's Gate 3?
Our pick for the best Rogue subclass is the Assassin, as they excel at high-single target damage, and their passive features are huge boons during combat encounters, especially when you get to make the first move on Surprised enemies.
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Best Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue build
Read on for everything you need to know when building the best Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue build.
It's worth noting you can respec your character in Baldur's Gate 3, so if you've already started, you can use the feature to make some of the changes below.
The Rogue class also doesn't have options for every level, so we've only covered the level-ups where you can make choices for new features.
|Race & Subrace
|Half-Elf / Wood Half-Elf
|Acrobatics, Sleight of Hand, Investigation, Persuasion
|Sleight of Hand, Stealth
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|Ability Improvement, +2 Dexterity
That's all for our coverage of the best Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue build, and now you know what choices to make when creating and levelling your character in the game.