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Disambiguation.png This article is about Rogue, class from the 5th ed. SRD.
For other uses of Rogue, see Rogue (disambiguation).
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Rogue is a class in 5th edition.

Class Features[edit]

As a Rogue, you gain the following class features.

Hit Points[edit]

Hit Dice: 18 per Rogue level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + your
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 18 + your


Armor: Light
Weapons: Simple Weapons, Hand Crossbow, Longsword, Rapier, Shortsword
Tools: Thieves' Tools
Saving Throws: Dexterity, Intelligence
Skills: Choose 4 from Acrobatics, Athletics, Deception, Insight, Intimidation, Investigation, Perception, Performance, Persuasion, Sleight of Hand, Stealth.


You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:

Rogue Overview Table[edit]

The Rogue

Level Proficiency
Features Sneak
1st +2 Expertise, Sneak Attack, Thieves' Cant 1d6
2nd +2 Cunning Action 1d6
3rd +2 Roguish Archetype 2d6
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 2d6
5th +3 Uncanny Dodge 3d6
6th +3 Expertise 3d6
7th +3 Evasion 4d6
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement 4d6
9th +4 Roguish Archetype Feature 5d6
10th +4 Ability Score Improvement 5d6
11th +4 Reliable Talent 6d6
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 6d6
13th +5 Roguish Archetype Feature 7d6
14th +5 Blindsense 7d6
15th +5 Slippery Mind 8d6
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 8d6
17th +6 Roguish Archetype feature 9d6
18th +6 Elusive 9d6
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 10d6
20th +6 Stroke of Luck 10d6


At 1st level, choose two of your skill proficiencies, or one of your skill proficiencies and your proficiency with Thieves' Tools. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of the chosen proficiencies.

At 6th level, you can choose two more of your proficiencies (in skills or with thieves' tools) to gain this benefit.

Sneak Attack

Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. The attack must use a finesse or a ranged weapon.

You don’t need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5 feet of it, that enemy isn’t incapacitated, and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

The amount of the extra damage increases as you gain levels in this class, as shown in the Sneak Attack column of the Rogue Overview table.

Thieves' Cant

During your rogue training you learned thieves’ cant, a secret mix of dialect, jargon, and code that allows you to hide messages in seemingly normal conversation. Only another creature that knows thieves’ cant understands such messages. It takes four times longer to convey such a message than it does to speak the same idea plainly.

In addition, you understand a set of secret signs and symbols used to convey short, simple messages, such as whether an area is dangerous or the territory of a thieves’ guild, whether loot is nearby, or whether the people in an area are easy marks or will provide a safe house for thieves on the run.

Cunning Action

Starting at 2nd level, your quick thinking and agility allow you to move and act quickly, so you can take a bonus action on each of your turns. This action can be used only to take the dash, disengage, or hide.

Roguish Archetype

At 3rd level, you choose an roguish archetype that you emulate in the exercise of your rogue abilities. Your choice grants you features at 3rd level and then again at 9th, 13th, and 17th level.

Roguish Archetypes[edit]

This section exceeds the text of the SRD

The Thief is the only roguish archetype listed in the SRD. Below is a list of official and unofficial roguish archetypes.

(14 official and unofficial roguish archetypes.)

Arcane TricksterSpellcasting  , Mage Hand Legerdemain, Magical Ambush, Versatile Trickster, Spell ThiefThese rogues use enchantment and illusion spells.Player's Handbook (5e)
AssassinBonus Proficiencies, Assassinate, Infiltration Expertise, Imposter, Death StrokeThis archetype specializes in dispatching enemies through guile, stealth, and sometimes poison.Player's Handbook (5e)
Hourglass DervishTime Rogue. Wallrun, remind yourself, and even stop time.Zhenra-Khal
InquisitiveEar for Deceit, Eye for Detail, Insightful Fighting, Steady Eye, Unerring Eye, Eye for WeaknessThis subclass focuses on determining true intent.Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Laughing ManComedic Rogues who enjoy messing with their enemies, all while putting on an entertaining show.RandomD6s
MastermindMaster of Intrigue, Master of Tactics, Insightful Manipulator, Misdirection, Soul of DeceitThis subclass focuses on intrigue and manipulation.Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
MountebankA cunning rogue, one who sold their soul to powerful fiends for power.Stryker
PhantomWhispers of the Dead, Wails from the Grave, Tokens from the Departed, Ghost Walk, Death's FriendThese rogues walk between life and deathTasha's Cauldron of Everything
RuffianA brutish rogue, one who fights more through strength and intimidation then through cunning and agility.Stryker
ScoutSkirmisher, Survivalist, Superior Mobility, Ambush Master, Sudden StrikeThis subclass focuses on wilderness survivalXanathar's Guide to Everything
Shadow HunterA devoted rogue, hunting the monsters from the very dark in which they hide, and smiting them to dust with holy fire.Zhenra-Khal
SoulknifeRend Mind, Psychic Blades, Soul Blades, Psionic Power, Psychic VeilThese rogues project blades of psychic energy
SwashbucklerFancy Footwork, Rakish Audacity, Panache, Elegant Maneuver, Master DuelistThis style focuses on two-weapon two-weapon fighting and stylized attackSword Coast Adventurer's Guide
ThiefFast Hands, Second-Story Work, Supreme Sneak, Use Magic Device, Thief's ReflexesBurglars, bandits, cutpurses, treasure seekers, explorers, delvers, and investigatorsSRD5

Ability Score Improvement

See the Ability Score Improvement article.

Uncanny Dodge

When an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve the attack’s damage against you.


Beginning at 7th level, you can nimbly dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a Red Dragon’s fiery breath or an ice storm spell. When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you instead take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, and only half damage if you fail.

Reliable Talent

By 11th level, you have refined your chosen skills until they approach perfection. Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your proficiency bonus, you can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10.


Starting at 14th level, while you are able to hear, you are aware of the location of any a hidden or invisible creature within 10 feet of you.

Slippery Mind

By 15th level, you have acquired greater mental strength. You gain proficiency in wisdom saving throws.


Beginning at 18th level, you are so evasive that attackers rarely gain the upper hand against you. No attack roll has advantage against you while you aren’t incapacitated.

Stroke of Luck

At 20th level, you have an uncanny knack for succeeding when you need to. If your attack misses a target within range, you can turn the miss into a hit. Alternatively, if you fail an ability check, you can treat the d20 roll as a 20.


Facts about "Rogue"
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
FeaturesExpertise +, Sneak Attack +, Thieves' Cant +, Cunning Action +, Roguish Archetype +, Ability Score Improvement +, Uncanny Dodge +, Evasion +, Reliable Talent +, Blindsense +, Slippery Mind +, Elusive + and Stroke of Luck +
Hit Die1d 8 +
Length20 +
PublicationSRD5 +
SaveDexterity + and Intelligence +
SkillAcrobatics +, Athletics +, Deception +, Insight +, Intimidation +, Investigation +, Perception +, Performance +, Persuasion +, Stealth + and Sleight of Hand +
SummaryAssassins, thieves, scoundrels, and spies +