More top-tier Rogue builds in Diablo 4: Leveling & endgame in Season 2

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Is our best build guide not Roguish enough for you? Then here are some alternative best Rogue builds in Diablo 4, including both leveling and endgame in Season 2.

Diablo 4 has lots of impressive builds for the Rogue, one of the original three Diablo classes who returns in Diablo 4 to show the Amazon and Demon Hunter classes how things are done. While we’ve already covered what we believe to be the best Rogue build in Diablo 4 for both leveling and endgame, below we’ve included some alternative builds that are also worth your time.

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This way, you’ll have a choice when it comes to picking the best builds for the Rogue in Diablo 4, especially when it comes to choosing a leveling build, or a build to tackle the endgame – which is where the game really kicks in. Here’s our alternative best Rogue builds in Diablo 4 Season 2.


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The returning character classes include the Barbarian, Sorcerer, Rogue, Necromancer, and Druid.

Best Diablo 4 Rogue build for leveling

Diablo 4’s Rogue has lots of potent builds to use in the current meta, but we found the Penetrating Shot Rogue to be among the best when it comes to leveling in Season 2.

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Here are the skills you’ll need to select to craft this powerful build.

2Forceful Arrow
3Enhanced Forceful Arrow
4Penetrating Shot
5Enhanced Penetrating Shot
6Advanced Penetrating Shot
7Fundamental Forceful Arrow
9Enhanced Dash
10Disciplined Dash
11Penetrating Shot
12Penetrating Shot
13Dark Shroud
14Enhanced Dark Shroud
15Subverting Dark Shroud
16Penetrating Shot
17Penetrating Shot
18Shadow Imbuement
19Poison Imbuement
20Shadow Crash
21Consuming Shadow
22Enhanced Shadow Imbuement
23Blended Shadow Imbuement
24‍Enhanced Poison Imbuement
25Mixed Poison Imbuement
26Adrenaline Rush
30Precision Imbuement
31Precision Imbuement
32Precision Imbuement
40Weapon Mastery
41Weapon Mastery
42Weapon Mastery
46‍Poison Imbuement
47‍Poison Imbuement
48‍Poison Imbuement
49‍Poison Imbuement
50Paragon begins
1 – RenownStutter Step
2 – RenownStutter Step
3 – RenownStutter Step
4 – RenownInnervation
5 – Renown‍Innervation
6 – RenownInnervation
7 – RenownRugged
8 – RenownReactive Defense
9 – RenownReactive Defense
10 – RenownReactive Defense

This build is a great one for cutting down Lilith’s minions in the main campaign, but once you enter the endgame, it may be time for a build with more longevity.

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The Rogue has existed since the original Diablo game.

Legendary Aspects

While there are many great Legendary Aspects in the Codex of Power that will help this build, there are three in particular that you need to prioritize for this build. Here’s what they are and where to find them:

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Offensive Aspect of the Expectant – (Underroot, Scosglen)
‍Rapid Offensive Aspect – (Buried Halls, Dry Steppes)
‍Trickshot Offensive Aspect – (Bastion of Faith, Hawezar)

Each one will essentially buff your damage in various ways and make your Rogue build even more deadly.

We’d recommend not imprinting these Aspects on your weapons, as you’re likely to replace these many times on your Leveling journey.

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Vampire Powers

Select the following Vampire Powers for this build:

  • Accursed Touch (Major)
  • Metamorphosis (Major)
  • Hectic (Minor)
  • Prey on the Weak (Minor)
  • Undying (Minor)

Best Rogue endgame build

Once you get past level 50 and have seen the ending of Diablo 4, things will then change as you’re into the endgame. This means the build you used to reach this point may no longer be sufficient, and to really make the most of the endgame content, you’ll need to respec to an endgame build. This is optional, but then switching out your skills to the one below will place you close to the top of the Season 2 meta.

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Here’s one of the best endgame Rogue builds in Diablo 4 Season 2 currently, the Death Trap Rogue – and the skills you’ll need to focus on:

Twisting Blades
Shadow Step
Poison Trap
Death Trap

Paragon Board

  • Starting board (activating Skillfull, Lawless, Resilience)
  • Deadly Ambush board (Activating Trapper, Engineering, Cunning)
  • Cheap Shot board (Activating Devious, Wiles, Safeguard, Oppress)
  • Tricks of the Trade board (Activating Brawler, Focused, Havoc)
  • No Witnessess board (Activating Knowledge, Training, Exploit)


Here are the Glyphs we’d recommend activating as you work through the Paragon board:

  • Exploit
  • Combat
  • Diminish
  • Turf
  • Closer

Legendary Aspects

As this is an endgame build, it pays to unlock as many Legendary Aspects for the class as possible. Try to unlock the following Aspects as soon as possible in Season 1 to take advantage of their buffs, as each will have its own use within an endgame build:

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  • Aspect of Branching Volleys in Shadowed Plunge (Hawezar)
  • ‍Rapid Aspect in Buried Halls (Dry Stepps)
  • ‍Eluding Aspect in Caldera (Fractured Peaks)
  • ‍Disobedience in Halls of the Damned (Kehjistan)
  • ‍Edgemaster’s in Oldstones (Scosglen)
  • ‍Might in Dark Ravine (Dry Steppes)
  • ‍Cheat’s in Luban’s Rest (Scosglen)
  • ‍Aspect of the Expectant in Underroot (Scosglen)
  • ‍Corruption in Renegade’s Retreat (Kehjistan)
  • ‍Vengeful Aspect in Inferno (Kehjistan)
  • Mangler’s (Unlocked through farming Helltides & Nightmare Dungeons)
  • Umbrous Aspect (Available from Season 1 Journey, Chapter 4)

Vampire Skills

Select the following Vampire Powers for this build:

  • Accursed Touch (Major)
  • Prey on the Weak (Minor)
  • Moonrise (Major)
  • Undying (Minor)
  • Ravenous (Minor)

Endgame item build

Here are the items you should aim to equip for your endgame Rogue build in Diablo 4 Season 2:

Item nameItem type
‍Cheat’s Adventurer’s HelmHelm
Steadfast Tunic of DisobedienceChest Armor
Steadfast Gloves of RetributionGloves
Steadfast Pants of MightPants
Ravager’s Superior BootsBoots
Bladedancer’s WarcasterMain Hand
Gladius of Synergy x2Offhand x2
Edgemaster’s AmuletAmulet
Accelerating RingRing 1
Band of the Umbral Ring 2

So there you have it, two more quality Rogue builds for leveling and endgame in Season 2. For more demon-hacking content, check out some of the other Diablo 4 guides we’ve put together for you:

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