Diablo 4 Best Rogue Endgame Builds: Twisting Blades

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Diablo 4 Best Rogue Endgame Builds: Twisting Blades

Once the main story has been finished, players can employ the Twisting Blades build, one of the Diablo 4 best Rogue endgame builds. We made the decision to provide you with some guidance on Diablo 4 best Rogue leveling build, and we will do the same for the best endgame builds. We will go into great detail about each option in separate articles because there are so many options and the best one depends on your playing style. Let's begin by discussing the Twisting Blades Rogue build for Diablo 4.

Diablo 4 Twisting Blades Rogue build explained

The Twisting Blades build allows your character to kill enemies from within before they know what hit them. This build is very powerful because it allows you to hit enemies with two sources of damage per cast. First, enemies are impaled with swords, only to be hit again with an even more powerful attack when the blades are drawn to return to your character.

In addition, the blades also affect all enemies that are in their return path, which is very effective when in areas with many enemies. Also, due to its great power, this build is capable of killing elite enemies in one hit and instantly killing groups of enemies.

It should be obvious by this point that one of the most crucial elements of creating a build is paying close attention to talents. Because there are so many skills in Diablo 4 that may be applied to a class, it's imperative to carefully select the talents that best fit the build you wish to create. The following skills in Diablo 4 are suggested for use with the Twisting Blades Rogue build:

  • Puncture Level 1
  • Enhanced Puncture
  • Fundamental Puncture
  • Twisting Blades Level 5
  • Enhanced Twisting Blades
  • Improved Twisting Blades
  • Sturdy Level 3
  • Siphoning Strikes Level 3
  • Stutter Step Level 3
  • Dash Level 1
  • Enhanced Dash
  • Disciplined Dash
  • Shadow Step Level 1
  • Enhanced Shadow Step
  • Methodical Shadow Step
  • Concealment Level 1
  • Enhanced Stealth
  • Countering Stealth
  • Exploit Level 3
  • Malice Level 3
  • Agile Level 3
  • Shadow Imbuement Level 1
  • Enhanced Shadow Imbuement
  • Mixed Shadow Imbuement
  • Shadow Crash Level 1
  • Consuming Shadows Level 3
  • Innervation Level 3
  • Close Quarters Combat

If you want your Twisting Blades Rogue build to be effective and efficient, the talents that are listed above are the most crucial ones that you absolutely must acquire. However, we still suggest unlocking the following additional items:

  • Adrenaline Rush Level 1
  • Haste Level 3
  • Concussive Level 3
  • Trick Attacks Level 1
  • Weapon Mastery Level 2

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After your character reaches level 50, you can enter the Paragon progression system, which offers you access to a variety of talents for the Blood Surge build. It's recommended that you give Normal and Magic Nodes priority when it comes to stats like Damage, Intelligence, Resistance, and Life. The area of influence of Ghyphs grows as you level up. As a result, we do not advise allocating additional nodes if you are unable to achieve the requirements. On the other side, if you don't have the required Glyph, you can use any other Glyph until you do.

For the Starting board, follow the first Paragon Board's right side to the first Glyph Socket, and then insert Closer. For the Additional Bonus, buy every Dexterity node in the surrounding area. Obtain Lawless nearby, then buy three Magic Nodes that provide Armor. Find Skillful nearby, then buy three Magic Nodes that deal damage. In addition, purchase both of the nearby Magic Nodes that provide Maximum Life and continue along the left side to Resilience. To reach your first Board Attachment Gate, keep climbing up the right side of the first Paragon Board.

For the Tricks of the Trade board, go in the direction of Brawler which is up and left. Invest in the five Magic Nodes in the area. To reach Tricks of the Trade, go up, right, and then up. The way to Shadow Resilience should be taken right and down from the intersection of Brawler and Tricks of the Trade. Buy two Magic Nodes that offer Maximum Life in the area. Walk up to Lawless from the path that connects Brawler and Tricks of the Trade. here, invest in 3 armor-granting magic nodes. To the Glyph Socket, keep going up. Put in Chip to buy all the Dexterity nodes within the radius. Obtain Focused nearby, then buy three Magic Nodes that deal damage to Elites. A trail leading left and up to Havoc departs from the Glyph Socket. Acquire every Magic Node in the area.

Our third board is Exploit Weakness. Unassailable can be reached by going up and to the right. Purchase each of the five Magic Nodes in the area. Continue on to Exploit Weakness. Turn left to reach Exploit from the path that connects Unassailable and Exploit Weakness. Purchase each of the five Magic Nodes in the area. Continue upward to the Glyph Socket. Insert Combat and buy all intelligence nodes within the radius. Get Artifice nearby and buy three Magic Nodes that deal Vulnerable Damage. Then, obtain Dosage in the area and buy three Magic Nodes that provide potion healing. Path right to Cold Resilience from the route between Unassailable and Exploit Weakness, then buy two Magic Nodes that provide Maximum Life. Lastly, retrace your steps back up to Hunter Killer and buy the five Magic Nodes that surround it.

In the No Witnesses board, the Legendary Node is not used. The route to Ruin is on the left and down. Buy each of the five Magic Nodes in the area. After going up, turn left to the Glyph Socket. Purchase all nearby Strength nodes after inserting the exploit. Then, get Training and buy all the adjacent Magic Nodes. Lastly, get three Magic Nodes that do Damage and Knowledge.

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As for the game mechanics, the Twisting Baldes build is equipped with various buffs that increase the damage inflicted on enemies, in addition to being able to use Combo Points to create even more damage. The Shadow Imbutement skill allows you to inflict Shadow damage on opponents, while the Concealement skill allows you to score a Critical Hit. But let's go step by step and explain in detail what you need to do to make this build as effective and efficient as possible.

First of all, use the Twisting Blades ability to impale your enemies and deal large amounts of damage. Once that's done, use Dash and Shadow Step to position yourself around the other enemies so that the blades can hit them too once they return to your character. To greatly increase your damage dealt, you can make use of Close Quarters Combat, Concussive, Malice, Explot, Precision Imbuement, and Impetus skills.

Another important thing to point out is the fact that the Twisting Blades build makes use of Crowd Control to render elite enemies helpless. To take advantage of this, you must first use the Methodical Shadow Step ability which allows you to stun enemies for 2 seconds, and then attack with the main Twisting Blades ability. Once enemies are in a Dazed state, you can make use of Trick Attacks ability to keep hitting enemies and Fundamental Puncture ability to enforce the Vulnerable state.

When farming with a Twisting Blades Rogue build, be mindful to collect any rare item drops that might be upgrades. Save beneficial Aspects from legendary items so you can later extract them from them and imprint them onto well-rolled rare items. Swords are preferred over Daggers when comparing weapons with comparable item levels due to their increased damage per hit and implicit critical strike damage. The following stats should be prioritized while choosing gear for the Twisting Blades build:

  • Weapons
    • + DPS value, Critical Strike Damage, and Vulnerable Damage
  • Helm
    • + Basic Attack Speed, Cooldown Reduction, and Armor
  • Chest
    • + Armor, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, and DR from Distant Enemies
  • Gloves
    • + Ranks of Twisting Blades, Attack Speed, and Critical Strike Chance
  • Pants
    • + Armor, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, and DR from Distant Enemies
  • Boots
    • + Energy Cost Reduction
  • Amulet
    • + Energy Cost Reduction
      + Ranks of Malice, Exploit, or Weapon Mastery Passive
  • Rings
    • + Critical Strike Chance and Damage, and Vulnerable Damage

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If you want your Diablo 4 Twisting Blades Rogue build to work properly, legendary aspects are an important factor to consider. We have decided to develop a list of all the Aspects you will need to apply in order for your Twisting Blades build to operate properly. The complete list is given below:

  • Ranged Weapon
    • Bladedancer's Aspect (Twisting Blades orbit for a short time after they return to you, dealing 10–15% of Twisting Blades’ return damage per hit. Based on the distance the blades returned, the orbit damage increases up to 20–30% of the return damage)
  • Amulet
    • Edgemaster's Aspect (Skills deal up to 10–20% increased damage based on your available Primary Resource when cast, receiving the maximum benefit while you have full Primary Resource)
  • Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #1
    • Vengeful Aspect (Making an enemy Vulnerable has up to a 40–60% chance to grant 3% increased Critical Strike Chance for 3 seconds, up to 9%)
  • Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2, Rings or Gloves
    • Aspect of Expectant (Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill cast by 5–10%, up to 30%)
    • Rapid Aspect (Basic Skills gain 15–30% Attack Speed)
    • Accelerating Aspect (Critical Strikes with Core Skills increase your Attack Speed by 15–25% for 3 seconds)
    • Aspect of Retribution (Distant enemies have a 8% chance to be Stunned for 2 seconds when they hit you. You deal 10–20% increased damage to Stunned enemies)
  • Helm or Chest
    • Exploiter's Aspect (You have 20% increased Crowd Control Duration. While enemies are Unstoppable, you deal 20–50% increased damage to them)
  • Helm, Chest, or Pants
    • Aspect of Might (Basic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for 2–6 seconds)
    • Aspect of Disobedience (You gain 0.25–0.50% increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to 15–30%)
  • Boots
    • Ravager's Aspect (Shadow Step has an additional Charge. Killing an enemy with Shadow Step refunds a Charge and increases the damage of Shadow Step by 1–6% for 2 seconds, up to 5–30%)

In order to wrap up this guide, we will offer some recommendations for gems, elixirs, and potions that go well with the Twisting Blades build. To make elixirs and potions stronger and last longer, we suggest that you go to the alchemist often. Weak Assault or Precision elixirs, as well as other elixirs that raise your stats and give you more experience points for 30 minutes, are strongly advised for you to use. For your Rogue, however, we strongly advise that you rely on the gems listed below:

  • Weapon: Royal Emerald for Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
  • Armor: Royal Ruby for Maximum Life or Royal Topaz to prevent deaths from chain Crowd Controls
  • Jewelry: Royal Skull for Armor

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Diablo 4 Best Rogue Endgame Builds: Twisting Blades
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.