Rogue is a class in 5th edition.
As a Rogue, you gain the following class features.
Weapons: Simple Weapons, Hand Crossbow, Longsword, Rapier, Shortsword
Tools: Thieves' Tools
Saving Throws: Dexterity , Intelligence
Skills: Choose 4 from Acrobatics, Athletics, Deception, Insight, Intimidation, Investigation, Perception, Performance, Persuasion, Sleight of Hand, Stealth.
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- (a) a rapier or (b) a shortsword
- (a) a shortbow and quiver of 20 arrows or (b) a shortsword
- (a) a burglar's pack, (b) a dungeoneer's pack, or (c) an explorer's pack
- leather armor, two daggers, and thieves' tools
Rogue Overview Table
|1st||+2||Expertise, Sneak Attack, Thieves' Cant||1d6|
|4th||+2||Ability Score Improvement||2d6|
|8th||+3||Ability Score Improvement||4d6|
|9th||+4||Roguish Archetype Feature||5d6|
|10th||+4||Ability Score Improvement||5d6|
|12th||+4||Ability Score Improvement||6d6|
|13th||+5||Roguish Archetype Feature||7d6|
|16th||+5||Ability Score Improvement||8d6|
|17th||+6||Roguish Archetype feature||9d6|
|19th||+6||Ability Score Improvement||10d6|
|20th||+6||Stroke of Luck||10d6|
1st level rogue feature.
Choose two of your skill proficiencies, or one of your skill proficiencies and your proficiency with Thieves' Tools. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of the chosen proficiencies.
At 6th level, you can choose two more of your proficiencies (in skills or with thieves' tools) to gain this benefit.
1st level rogue feature.
You know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon.
The amount of the extra damage increases as you gain levels in this class, as shown in the Sneak Attack column of the Rogue Overview table.
1st level rogue feature.
During your rogue training you learned thieves’ cant, a secret mix of dialect, jargon, and code that allows you to hide messages in seemingly normal conversation. Only another creature that knows thieves’ cant understands such messages. It takes four times longer to convey such a message than it does to speak the same idea plainly.
In addition, you understand a set of secret signs and symbols used to convey short, simple messages, such as whether an area is dangerous or the territory of a thieves’ guild, whether loot is nearby, or whether the people in an area are easy marks or will provide a safe house for thieves on the run.
2nd level rogue feature.
Your quick thinking and agility allow you to move and act quickly, so you can take a bonus action on each of your turns. This action can be used only to take the dash, disengage, or hide.
3rd level rogue feature.
You choose an roguish archetype that you emulate in the exercise of your rogue abilities. Your choice grants you features at 3rd level and then again at 9th, 13th, and 17th level.
The Thief is the only roguish archetype listed in the SRD. Below is a list of official and unofficial roguish archetypes.
|Arcane Trickster||These rogues use enchantment and illusion spells.||Spellcasting , Mage Hand Legerdemain, Magical Ambush, Versatile Trickster, Spell Thief||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Player's Handbook (5e)|
|Assassin||This archetype specializes in dispatching enemies through guile, stealth, and sometimes poison.||Bonus Proficiencies, Assassinate, Infiltration Expertise, Imposter, Death Stroke||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Player's Handbook (5e)|
|Covert Operative||This archetype focuses on gadgets.||Always Prepared, Create Gadget, Surprise Inside, Advanced Blueprints, Contingency Plan||Pointer||Fair Use||Venture Maidens Campaign Guide|
|Inquisitive||This subclass focuses on determining true intent.||Ear for Deceit, Eye for Detail, Insightful Fighting, Steady Eye, Unerring Eye, Eye for Weakness||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Mastermind||This subclass focuses on intrigue and manipulation.||Master of Intrigue, Master of Tactics, Insightful Manipulator, Misdirection, Soul of Deceit||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide|
|Nightstalker||Vampire/Witch/Dragon/Ghost Hunter/Exorcist||Enmity, Esoteric Knowledge, Extra Attack, Iron Resolve, Turn Creatures of Enmity, Critical Strike||User Creation||CC-BY-SA||Rlyehable|
|Phantom||These rogues walk between life and death||Whispers of the Dead, Wails from the Grave, Tokens from the Departed, Ghost Walk, Death's Friend||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Scout||This subclass focuses on wilderness survival||Skirmisher, Survivalist, Superior Mobility, Ambush Master, Sudden Strike||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Xanathar's Guide to Everything|
|Soulknife||These rogues project blades of psychic energy||Psionic Power, Psychic Blades, Soul Blades, Psychic Veil, Rend Mind||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Tasha's Cauldron of Everything|
|Swashbuckler||This style focuses on two-weapon two-weapon fighting and stylized attack||Fancy Footwork, Rakish Audacity, Panache, Elegant Maneuver, Master Duelist||Canon, Pointer||Fair Use||Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide|
|Thief||Burglars, bandits, cutpurses, treasure seekers, explorers, delvers, and investigators||Fast Hands, Second-Story Work, Supreme Sneak, Use Magic Device, Thief's Reflexes||Canon||OGL||SRD-OGL v5.1|
Ability Score Improvement
4th level rogue feature.
When you (a character) reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can’t increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
5th level rogue feature.
When an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve the attack’s damage against you.
7th level rogue feature.
You can nimbly dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a Red Dragon’s fiery breath or an ice storm spell. When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you instead take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, and only half damage if you fail.
11th level rogue feature.
You have refined your chosen skills until they approach perfection. Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your proficiency bonus, you can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10.
18th level rogue feature.
You are so evasive that attackers rarely gain the upper hand against you. No attack roll has advantage against you while you aren’t incapacitated.
Stroke of Luck
20th level rogue feature.
You have an uncanny knack for succeeding when you need to. If your attack misses a target within range, you can turn the miss into a hit. Alternatively, if you fail an ability check, you can treat the d20 roll as a 20.
Optional Class Features
These features are DM optional.
- Steady Aim - (3rd level) Buff attack at cost of movement.