Rogue

Life is an endless adventure for those who live by their wits. Ever just one step ahead of danger, rogues bank on their cunning, skill, and charm to bend fate to their favor. Never knowing what to expect, they prepare for everything, becoming masters of a wide variety of skills, training themselves to be adept manipulators, agile acrobats, shadowy stalkers, or masters of any of dozens of other professions or talents. Thieves and gamblers, fast talkers and diplomats, bandits and bounty hunters, and explorers and investigators all might be considered rogues, as well as countless other professions that rely upon wits, prowess, or luck. Although many rogues favor cities and the innumerable opportunities of civilization, some embrace lives on the road, journeying far, meeting exotic people, and facing fantastic danger in pursuit of equally fantastic riches. In the end, any who desire to shape their fates and live life on their own terms might come to be called rogues.

Role: Rogues excel at moving about unseen and catching foes unaware, and tend to avoid head-to-head combat. Their varied skills and abilities allow them to be highly versatile, with great variations in expertise existing between different rogues. Most, however, excel in overcoming hindrances of all types, from unlocking doors and disarming traps to outwitting magical hazards and conning dull-witted opponents.


Hit Die: d8.
Starting Gold: 140 gp.


Class Skills
The rogue’s class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Athletics (Str), Deception (Cha), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Dex), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (local) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Stealth (Dex), and Use Magic Device (Cha).
Skill Ranks per Level: 8 + Int modifier.


Table: Rogue
Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
1st +0 +0 +2 +0 Finesse training, sneak attack +1d6, trapfinding
2nd +1 +0 +3 +0 Evasion, rogue talent
3rd +2 +1 +3 +1 Finesse training, sneak attack +2d6, trap sense +1
4th +3 +1 +4 +1 Debilitating injury, rogue talent, uncanny dodge
5th +3 +1 +4 +1 Rogue’s edge, sneak attack +3d6
6th +4 +2 +5 +2 Rogue talent, trap sense +2
7th +5 +2 +5 +2 Sneak attack +4d6
8th +6 +2 +6 +2 Improved uncanny dodge, rogue talent
9th +6 +3 +6 +3 Sneak attack +5d6, trap sense +3
10th +7 +3 +7 +3 Advanced talents, rogue talent, rogue’s edge
11th +8 +3 +7 +3 Finesse training, sneak attack +6d6
12th +9 +4 +8 +4 Rogue talent, trap sense +4
13th +9 +4 +8 +4 Sneak attack +7d6
14th +10 +4 +9 +4 Rogue talent
15th +11 +5 +9 +5 Rogue’s edge, sneak attack +8d6, trap sense +5
16th +12 +5 +10 +5 Rogue talent
17th +12 +5 +10 +5 Sneak attack +9d6
18th +13 +6 +11 +6 Rogue talent, trap sense +6
19th +14 +6 +11 +6 Finesse training, sneak attack +10d6
20th +15 +6 +12 +6 Master strike, rogue talent, rogue’s edge

Class Features
The following are the class features of the rogue.

Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Rogues are proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand crossbow, rapier, sap, short sword, and shortbow. They are proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Sneak Attack: If a rogue can catch an opponent when she is unable to defend herself effectively from his attack, he can strike a vital spot for extra damage.

The rogue’s attack deals extra damage anytime her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the rogue flanks her target. This extra damage is 1d6 at 1st level, and increases by 1d6 every 2 rogue levels thereafter. Ranged attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet. This additional damage is precision damage and is not multiplied on a critical hit.

With a weapon that deals nonlethal damage (such as a sap, unarmed strike, or whip), a rogue can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. He cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack—not even with the usual –4 penalty.

The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A rogue cannot sneak attack while striking a creature with total concealment.

Trapfinding: A rogue adds 1/2 her level on Perception checks to locate traps and on Disable Device checks (minimum +1). A rogue can use Disable Device to disarm magic traps.

Finesse Training (Ex): At 1st level, a rogue gains Weapon Finesse as a bonus feat. In addition, starting at 3rd level, he can select any one type of weapon that can be used with Weapon Finesse (such as rapiers or daggers). Once this choice is made, it cannot be changed. Whenever he makes a successful melee attack with the selected weapon, he adds her Dexterity modifier instead of his Strength modifier to the damage roll. If any effect would prevent the rogue from adding his Strength modifier to the damage roll, he does not add her Dexterity modifier. The rogue can select a second weapon at 11th level and a third at 19th level.

Evasion (Ex): At 2nd level, a rogue can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If he succeeds at a Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, he instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if the rogue is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless rogue does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Rogue Talents: As a rogue gains experience, he learns a number of talents that aid him and confound his foes. Starting at 2nd level, a rogue gains one rogue talent. He gains an additional rogue talent for every 2 levels of rogue attained after 2nd level. A rogue cannot select an individual talent more than once.
Talents marked with an asterisk add effects to a rogue’s sneak attack. Only one of these talents can be applied to an individual attack, and the decision must be made before the attack roll is made.

Trap Sense (Ex): At 3rd level, a rogue gains a +1 bonus on Reflex saves to avoid traps and a +1 dodge bonus to AC against attacks made by traps. In addition, he gains a +1 bonus on Perception checks to avoid being surprised by a foe. These bonuses increase by 1 every 3 rogue levels thereafter (to a maximum of +6 at 18th level).

Debilitating Injury (Ex): At 4th level, whenever a rogue deals sneak attack damage to a foe, he can also debilitate the target of his attack, causing it to take a penalty for 1 round (this is in addition to any penalty caused by a rogue talent or other special ability). The rogue can choose to apply any one of the following penalties when the damage is dealt.

Bewildered: The target becomes bewildered, taking a –2 penalty to AC. The target takes an additional –2 penalty to AC against all attacks made by the rogue. At 10th level and 16th level, the penalty to AC against attacks made by the rogue increases by –2 (to a total maximum of –8).

Disoriented: The target takes a –2 penalty on attack rolls. In addition, the target takes an additional –2 penalty on all attack rolls it makes against the rogue. At 10th level and 16th level, the penalty on attack rolls made against the rogue increases by –2 (to a total maximum of –8).

Hampered: All of the target’s speeds are reduced by half (to a minimum of 5 feet). In addition, the target cannot take a 5-foot step.

These penalties do not stack with themselves, but additional attacks that deal sneak attack damage extend the duration by 1 round. A creature cannot suffer from more than one penalty from this ability at a time. If a new penalty is applied, the old penalty immediately ends. Any form of healing applied to a target suffering from one of these penalties also removes the penalty.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): At 4th level, a rogue can react to danger before his senses would normally allow him to do so. He cannot be caught flat-footed, nor does she lose her Dexterity bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. He still loses her Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized. A rogue with this ability can still lose his Dexterity bonus to AC if an opponent successfully uses the feint action against him.

If a rogue already has uncanny dodge from a different class, he automatically gains improved uncanny dodge (see below) instead.

Rogue’s Edge (Ex): At 5th level, a rogue has mastered a single skill beyond that skill’s normal boundaries, gaining results that others can only dream about. He gains the skill unlock powers for that skill as appropriate for his number of ranks in that skill.

At 10th, 15th, and 20th levels, he chooses an additional skill and gains skill unlock powers for that skill as well.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex): At 8th level, a rogue can no longer be flanked. This defense denies another rogue the ability to sneak attack the character by flanking her, unless the attacker has at least four more levels than the target does and the sneak attack class feature.

If a character already has uncanny dodge from another class, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum rogue level required to flank the character.

Advanced Talents: At 10th level and every 2 levels thereafter, a rogue can choose one of the following advanced talents in place of a rogue talent.

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