Ultimate Rogue Leveling Guide: The Fastest Build Post-Nerf

Jun-20-2024

Welcome to this ultimate guide to the fastest Rogue upgrade build in the game, even after the Blizzard nerfs. This build will propel you through the early game, dominate campaign bosses, and level up quickly by efficiently clearing monsters. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the build, skill progression, and key gear to optimize your upgrades from level 1 to level 50. Once you reach level 50, you can transition to the ultimate Rogue build, utilizing poison traps for increased efficiency. In addition to this, players can also choose to purchase Diablo 4 Gold from MMOexp, which is safe, reliable, and worry-free. Wish you a happy game.

Overview of the Build

The core of this build revolves around the following skills:

· Puncture: Used to gain energy and make enemies vulnerable.

· Twisting Blades: Your main damage-dealing ability, which sticks knives into enemies that return and spin around you for additional AoE damage.

· Dash and Shadow Step: Mobility skills to position yourself and trigger AoE effects.

· Shadow Imbuement: Adds shadow damage and causes enemies to explode on death for massive AoE damage.

· Dark Shroud: Provides significant damage mitigation for survivability.

· Consuming Shadow and Inner Sight: Ensures unlimited energy, allowing you to spam abilities continuously.

Skill Progression

Here is the step-by-step skill progression to follow from level 1 to 50:

1. Level 1-3:

1. Get Puncture.

2. Upgrade to Enhanced Puncture.

3. Unlock Twisting Blades.

2. Level 4-6:

1. Upgrade to Enhanced Twisting Blades.

2. Upgrade to Advanced Twisting Blades.

3. Unlock Fundamental Puncture.

3. Level 7-9:

1. Get Dash for mobility.

2. Get Shadow Step for mobility and backstabbing.

4. Level 10-12:

1. Max out Twisting Blades.

2. If you find gear with buffs for Twisting Blades, prioritize it for extra damage.

5. Level 13-14:

1. Get Dark Shroud for survivability.

2. Upgrade to Enhanced Dash and Discipline Dash (slows and dazes enemies).

6. Level 15:

l Complete the Rogue Specialization Quest to unlock Inner Sight specialization, providing unlimited energy when attacking marked targets.

7.Level 16-18:

1. Get Enhanced Shadow Step.

2. Unlock Shadow Imbuement and upgrade to Enhanced Shadow Imbuement and Mixed Shadow Imbuement.

8. Level 19-23:

1. Get Shadow Crash and Consuming Shadow for energy restoration.

2. Max out Consuming Shadow.

9. Level 24-26:

l Upgrade to Enhanced Dark Shroud and Countering Dark Shroud for increased critical strike chance.

10. Level 27-29:

l Max out Precision Imbuement for critical damage.

11. Level 30-32:

1. Max out Sturdy for damage reduction.

2. Get Siphoning Strikes for healing.

12. Level 33-35:

l Unlock Momentum ultimate for survivability and damage buffs.

13. Level 36-38:

l Max out Siphoning Strikes and Shadow Imbuement.

14. Level 39-41:

l Get Adrenaline Rush and Haste for movement and attack speed.

15. Level 42-44: 

l Max out Innovation for lucky hit chance increase.

16. Level 45-50:

l Max out Weapon Mastery for increased damage.

Key Equipment

The most crucial piece of equipment for this build is the Bladed Aspect for Twisting Blades. Here’s how to get it:

1. Location: In Act 2, head to Jalad's Vigil dungeon in the Highland Wilds.

2. Objective: Complete the dungeon to unlock the Bladed Aspect, which enhances Twisting Blades to spin around your character after returning, significantly boosting damage.

Imprinting the Aspect

1. Visit an Occultist in any major town.

2. Select your ranged weapon (you won’t be using it for attacks, just for the legendary effect).

3. Imprint the Bladed Aspect from your Codex of Power onto your ranged weapon.

Gems and Additional Tips

· Armor: Use red gems for health.

· Weapons: Use emeralds for extra critical damage to vulnerable enemies.

· Jewelry: Use skulls for more armor.

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