A scoundrel who uses stealth and trickery to overcome obstacles and enemies.
Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, Light
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple weapons, light crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords
Save Proficiencies: Dexterity, Intelligence
Rogues prioritize skill over brute strength. They have an almost supernatural knack for avoiding danger, and a few rogues learn magical tricks. When creating a rogue, prioritize Dexterity above other ability scores, followed by intelligence if you plan to do any spellcasting.
Often falling on both sides of the law, most Scoundrels have mastered the art of deception and thievery, whether it is for their own personal gain or in service of those in need. Skulking in shadows and striking without warning, these abilities are usually what rogues are most famous for.
Dashing in and out of combat with ease, Thieves are a sight to behold on the battlefield, and among the most difficult of enemies to keep track of. Their combat skills are equaled only by their charm and persuasion, along with their ability to get into areas and make use of items never meant for them.
Dealers of death, an Assassin's sole goal is to execute their targets as quickly and efficiently as possible. Assassin abilities focus on closing quickly with their prey, and striking with devastating force. Many foes do not even see an assassin's blade until it is too late.
Some rogues enhance their fine-honed skills of stealth and agility with magic, learning tricks of enchantment and illusion. The abilities of an arcane trickster focus on distracting and confusing one's enemies, making them far more susceptible to their powerful melee attacks.
Two-Weapon Fighting, or dual wielding, employs the use of a weapon in each hand. This style of combat allows one to rain blows upon their enemies, riposting and whirling across the battlefield in a dizzying ballet of death.
Whether a grizzled veteran or a squire in training, most professions have some degree of martial training. Those who excel in the use of arms, armor and melee combat are a fearsome force to behold on the battlefield. Martial abilities focus on manipulating the battlefield by weakening one's enemies.
Masters of the bow and arrow or crossbow and bolt, a well-trained archer can often pick off their enemies long before they ever have a chance to reach them. The entire battlefield is an archer's target range, and they can call out targets to their allies, shoot down enemies one at a time, or even rain down arrows on multiple targets.
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