Diablo 4 is a game in which selecting the ideal build for each situation is critical, but it is also a difficult undertaking. Players in this latest installment of the famed Blizzard series will be able to select from a vast choice of products, talents, and weaponry. As a result, it stands to reason that creating the optimal construct would be a challenging endeavor. But don't be afraid.
This post will provide you with all of the information you require because we will be discussing Diablo 4 best Rogue leveling build. After reading what we have to say, the Rogue class will no longer be a mystery to you, and you'll be able to level up as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to better prepare for the debut of Diablo 4 Season 1 and the game's endgame.
Twisting Blades Rogue build explained
The Rogue is a class that allows for plenty of choices when it comes to the perfect skills for leveling up your character. To build the perfect build, you can essentially rely on two main skills: Twisted Blades or Penetrating Shot. The first allows you to inflict a lot of damage on opponents and is based on melee attacks; the second, however, prefers distance combat. In this article, however, we will discuss the first option in detail, as we think it is the most effective and efficient way to level your character first.
As you surely know by now, the most important thing to consider when creating a build in Diablo 4 are skills. The Rogue provides you with a huge amount of skills that you can unlock during your adventure. While each of them is important to the economy of the build, there are some that are of greater importance, without which it would be impossible to create the Twisting Blades build. By the way, we have decided to create a list with the main skills for this Diablo 4 Rogue build:
- Puncture (Enhanced, Fundamental)
- Twisting Blades (lvl 1-5, Enhanced, Improved)
- Shadow Imbuement (Enhanced, Mixed)
- Shadow Step (Enhanced)
- Trick Attacks (lvl 1-3)
This Diablo 4 build needs some strategy to use to its full effect. For this reason, in this guide, we have decided to describe in detail how to proceed to score winning shots and which will make you come out victorious from the battles. First, the main skill to use, as the name of the build says, is Twisting Blades which allows you to land a devastating blow. You can also make use of the Shadow Imbuement ability to inflict Shadow damage on your enemies and then hit them with Concealment for a critical strike chance.
Once you've cast Twisting Blades, you can use Dash and Shadow Step to quickly and easily move around other enemies to hit them too. In addition, there are some very useful skills that allow you to increase the damage inflicted even more, such as Close Quarters Combat, Malice, Exploit, Precision Imbuement, and Impetus. All these skills listed above will come in very handy during your battles. To gain more stamina and thus be able to survive longer, you can make use of skills such as Agile and Sturdy, while the Siphoning Strikes skill allows you to improve your life. Finally, the Stutter Step and Haste skills are very useful for increasing your movement speed.
Another thing to keep in mind in this Diablo 4 Rogue build is the fact that it is able to use Crowd Control effects to facilitate fights against elite enemies. Making use of the Methodical Shadow Step ability, you can stun your enemies for 2 seconds and then deal damage to them with abilities like Twisting Blades which allows you to knock enemies into a Dazed state. At this point, you can score critical hits by also making use of the Trick Attacks skill. Finally, the Fundamental Puncture ability is great for inflicting Vulnerable status on enemies whenever they are hit by a basic attack.
As with all builds in Diablo 4, the importance of the weapons and stats used should not be underestimated. As usual, we advise you to keep an eye on the stats of each weapon: the higher they are, the greater the amount of damage inflicted. However, it should be noted that there are some cases where this is not true. In fact, it is possible that you will find weapons with lower stats which, however, coupled with other weapons or with the right modifiers, become more lethal than those with high stats. For this reason, we advise you to always pay close attention to this aspect. As for the modifiers you can use, we recommend the following:
- DPS value on one-handed weapons
- Rank of Twisting Blades
- All Damage
- Damage to Close, Dazed, Stunned, Healthy, and Crowd Controlled Enemies
- Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons, Core, and Cutthroat Skills
- Damage while Healthy
- Vulnerable Damage
- Critical Strike Chance and Damage
- Attack Speed and Basic Skill Attack Speed
Diablo 4 offers many other statistics that you can vary as you like, but the ones mentioned above are the ones we recommend you have to make your build as efficient as possible. As always, even in this case, we advise you to experiment with these statistics until you have found the ones that best suit the way you play and your needs.
As for the Legendary Aspects, the Rogue class also has many that would be worth mentioning, but in this article, we will limit ourselves to talking about those that we believe to be the most important ones, without which it would not be possible to create this build. The Aspects that we advise you to have once you have visited the Occultist are the following:
- 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
- Edgemaster's Aspect (Skills deal up to 10%-20% increased damage)
- Aspect of Expectant (Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill cast by 5%-10%)
- Aspect of Retribution (Distant enemies have a 8% chance to be Stunned for 2 seconds when they hit you)
- Ravager's Aspect (Shadow Step has an additional Charge)
Finally, at the end of this article, it's time to talk about gems, elixirs, and potions. As for the gems, Diablo 4 offers a wide variety of gems to choose from and which can be equipped. For this reason, choosing the most suitable one may not be very simple. However, here is a list of gems that we recommend you use during your adventure:
- Weapon: Emerald for Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
- Armor: Ruby for Maximum Life
- Jewelry: Diamond for all Resistance or any gem that provides you with the resistance type you lack the most
As for elixirs and potions, we advise you, first of all, to visit the alchemist often in order to be able to upgrade these objects, increasing their effectiveness and duration. This is an aspect that should not be underestimated as having an elixir that gives you its benefits for a prolonged time or a healing potion that restores more life to you can be a very useful thing and could make a difference. That said, we recommend using elixirs that increase your stats and experience gained for 30 minutes, as well as elixirs that increase your resistance and attack speed.