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Beta Journal #1: The Rogue

Posted by Jon Wood on Nov 03, 2005  | Comments

Beta Journal #1: The Rogue -

No that the transition has been made over at Turbine's Dungeons and Dragons Online from Alpha to Beta phase, one of their regular website features has made the transition as well. After bringing us a number of Alpha journals, testimonials about the game from players, Turbine has transitioned and brings us Bea Journal #1:The Rogue

This week we have a journal entry describing how one person created their rogue. As always, this journal was written by a player in our Beta and not by the Turbine staff. The account that follows is one person's suggestions and strategies for how to create a rogue based on their personal preference for playing the class.

Building the Deadly Rogue

DDO affords us rogue aficionados the opportunity to really explore what it's like to be a crafty shadow-dweller. Whether it's picking locks, disarming deadly traps, or delivering death upon your enemies in silence, DDO allows the rogue to shine. This is my version of a rogue build, based on my own personal taste and the options DDO gives me.

Character Creation:

I decided to create a dual-wielding shadow stalker. I start off with 8 points in every attribute which is modified by my race. I selected Halfling because they are small and agile. By selecting Halfling, I gain the following bonuses:

  • +2 to Dexterity: By far the most important rogue stat.
  • +1 size bonus to Armor Class: Halflings are small and therefore harder to hit.
  • +4 on Hide checks: Rogues are masters of the shadows and the +4 bonus is a nice deal for a new character.
  • +2 morale bonus on saves vs. fear.
  • +2 bonus on Listen checks: A keen ear is important for a rogue.
  • +1 on all saves: Who wouldn't benefit from this?
  • +1 to Jump and Move Silently checks: Move Silently is the one we are most interested in.
  • I get a -2 on my Strength score by choosing Halfling because they're small, but that can be adjusted as you will see during the point buy allocation.

To read the rest of this journal, click here.

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