DDO Rogue Build: Ranged Repeater

Rogues can do more than backstab in DDO. They can kill you with crossbows! Here is a DDO rogue build for the ranged repeater.

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Rogues in Dungeons and
Dragons Online
are a sneaky
lot. They can kill
you by backstabbing you with pointy blades and loot your purse before
you blink. However, if you don’t want to get blood on your
fancy clothes, then the DDO
rogue build of the ranged repeater is for
you. Now you can pincushion your foes with your incredible
marksmanship. There’s more than one way to skin a kobold!



Disclaimer:
As always, this build does not
represent the uber min/max
build that will lift you from the gutters to Mount Olympus. Feel free
to make changes to suit your play style and likes/dislikes. This build
is meant to only be a starting point, and always remember the point of
playing is to have fun.



DDO Rouge Build: Ranged
Repeater

The purpose of this build is to create a rogue that strikes from a
distance and get the hell out of Dodge if cornered. You’ll do
good damage and have a high rate of survivability. The surprise factor
is always fun too. Everybody knows that all Rogues use short swords or
rapiers! Also please note that all levels are Rogue levels.



Race: Human

Humans have no stat penalties. They also get a free feat, an additional
skill point per level, and access to the Human Versatility enhancement
line.



Alignment: True Neutral

Being True Neutral allows you to use items with Stability bonuses.
While there aren’t any True Neutral weapons out there, your
Use Magic Device (UMD) skill should overcome any obstacles.


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Killing them with style!

Starting Stats for DDO Rogue
Build: Ranged Repeater

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Stat 32
pt build
STR 10 DEX 16 CON 12 INT 16 WIS 10 CHA 12



As you level, you will want to put your extra stat gains into your
Dexterity. You will also want to use tomes to increase your stats as
well. Intelligence and Dexterity are the primary stats to increase
first.


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Feats for DDO Rogue Build:
Ranged Repeater

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Level Feat 1 Point
Blank Shot 1 Rapid
Shot 3 Precise
Shot 6 Rapid
Reload 9 Toughness 10 Improved
Evasion 12 Improved
Critical: Ranged Weapons 13 Crippling
Strike 15 Improved
Precise Shot 16 Slippery
Mind 18 Quick
Draw 20 Skill
Mastery



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Enhancements for DDO Rogue
Build: Ranged Repeater

This DDO
rogue build centers on the Rogue Mechanic enhancements that
adds your Intelligence bonus to damage inflicted by light (Rogue
Mechanic I) or heavy (Rogue Mechanic II) crossbows. In addition, Rogue
Mechanic increases the DC of traps you set and traps are the best
friend of a ranged rogue. The capstone enhancement is Rogue Cheat
Death, which adds +2 to Dexterity and a chance at self-resurrection. If
you want to make different choices, then you’re free to do
so, but you’ll definitely need Rogue Mechanic.

  • Rogue Extra Action Boost I
  • Rogue Haste Boost I
  • Rogue Skill Boost I-IV
  • Rogue Cheat Death
  • Rogue Fire Trap Lore I
  • Human Adaptability Dexterity
    I
  • Human Greater Adaptability
    Intelligence I
  • Human Improved Recovery I-II
  • Human Versatility I-IV
  • Iron Companion
  • Racial Toughness I-II
  • Rogue Mechanic I-II
  • Rogue Sneak Attack Training
    I-IV
  • Rogue Disable Device I-III
  • Rogue Open Lock I-III
  • Rogue Dexterity I-II
  • Rogue Improved Trap Sense
    I-II


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Skills for DDO Rogue Build:
Ranged Repeater

The first ten skills listed below are the most important. As always,
you want to make sure that you’re proficient in tasks that
require a Rogue to do (traps, locked doors). Tumble is very important
as it allows you to get out of a tight corner. Some players like a high
haggle, but I tend to use an alt for my buying. The final choice for
your skills is up to you. Make sure that you upgrade your equipment as
you level, making sure that you have the maximum bonus for skills that
you can get from items.

  • 1: Balance
  • 2: Open Lock
  • 3: Search
  • 4: Tumble
  • 5: Hide
  • 6: Disable Device
  • 7: Use Magic Device
  • 8: Diplomacy
  • 9: Move Silently
  • 10: Spot
  • 11: Intimidate
  • 12: Haggle
  • 13: Jump

With this build, you’ll be able to rain down ranged death
upon your enemies. Better yet, after you start shooting them and they
try to rush you, they’ll stumble upon the traps
you’ve set out. If cornered, you can tumble away to safety
and keep pelting them with your repeating crossbow. Overall, this DDO
rogue build features the light repeating crossbow, but beauty is in the
eye of the beholder.


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