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Iconic Rogue

Thinking of playing a Rogue? Here is an excellent article regarding the pros and cons of playing a Rogue: Rogues  with Class By Skip Williams.

Here is the information for playing an iconic Rogue character. Start with my post on Iconic Characters, then add this specific information.

Hit Die: d6

Class Skills: Climb, Decipher Script, Disable Device, Hide, Listen, Move Silently, Open Lock, Search, Sleight of Hand, Use Magic Device

Class Knowledge: Local

Special abilities:
The following are the special abilities available to Rogues. The abilities are listed under the level that they are acquired. Where an ability is described as (ref PHB), you should refer to that ability’s description in the players handbook.

1st Level
Deceitful: You get a +2 bonus on all Disguise checks and Forgery checks.
Sneak Attack: +1d6 damage when flanking target. (ref. PHB)
Trapfinding: Can use search to find traps with DC20 or higher and can use Disable Device to disarm magic traps. Beat a traps DC by 10 or more to bypass it without disarming it.
2nd Level
Evasion:  Take no damage on a successful Ref saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a save.
3rd Level
Deft Hands: You get a +2 bonus on all Sleight of Hand checks and Use Rope checks.
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +2d6 damage
Trap Sense: +1 on Ref saves made to avoid traps and +1 dodge bonus to AC against attacks made by traps.
4th Level
Ability Score Adjustment: Add 1 to any ability score.
Uncanny Dodge: Retain Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) even if flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker.
5th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +3d6 damage
6th Level
Diligent: You get a +2 bonus on all Appraise checks and Decipher Script checks.
Trap Sense: Like Trap Sense above, but your bonuses become +2.
7th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +4d6 damage
8th Level
Ability Score Adjustment: Add 1 to any ability score.
Improved Uncanny Dodge: Can no longer be flanked, unless by another rogue at least 4 levels higher.
9th Level
Improved Initiative: You get a +4 bonus on initiative checks.
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +5d6 damage
Trap Sense: Like Trap Sense above, but your bonuses become +3.
10th Level
Special  Ability (Crippling Strike): Sneak attack deals an additional 2 points Strength damage.
11th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +6d6 damage
12th Level
Ability Score Adjustment: Add 1 to any ability score.
Nimble Fingers: You get a +2 bonus on all Disable Device checks and Open Lock checks.
Trap Sense: Like Trap Sense above, but your bonuses become +4.
13th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +7d6 damage
Special  Ability (Improved Evasion): Like Evasion above, but now you also take only half damage on a failed save.
14th Level
No special abilities added at this level.
15th Level
Quick Draw: You can draw a weapon as a free action instead of as a move action. You can draw a hidden weapon (see the Sleight of Hand skill) as a move action. You may throw weapons at your full normal rate of attacks (much like a character with a bow).
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +8d6 damage
Trap Sense: Like Trap Sense above, but your bonuses become +5.
16th Level
Ability Score Adjustment: Add 1 to any ability score.
Special  Ability (Defensive Roll): Once a day, when damage from combat would reduce you to 0 or fewer HP, you can attempt to roll with the damage to get half damage. (ref. PHB)
17th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +9d6 damage
18th Level
Stealthy: You get a +2 bonus on all Hide checks and Move Silently checks.
Trap Sense: Like Trap Sense above, but your bonuses become +6.
19th Level
Sneak Attack: Like Sneak Attack above, but now you get +10d6 damage
Special  Ability (Slippery Mind): ref PHB
20th Level
Ability Score Adjustment: Add 1 to any ability score.

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