DDO Rogues: Very Versatile
Rogues in DDO
are extremely versatile. They are tons of different rogue
builds that a player can choose from. While I play the typical DPS
, others can choose
system of being able to take a level in another class,
you can mix the abilities of a rogue with those of a cleric, fighter,
monk, or wizard. How you choose to play your DDO
rogue is up to you.
Rogues get the most skill points of any class in DDO
so you can truly
customize your shadowy alter-ego as you wish. Want them to tumble
around like circus performers or have an amazing jump ability? Just
spend those points in the appropriate skills.
The happiest sight a rogue
will ever see.
The biggest facet to a DDO
rogue’s versatility is their Use
Magic Device (UMD) skill. They can use this skill to bypass
restrictions on magic items. Thus, an item that can only be used by a
specific race, class, or alignment can be used by one who has a high
enough UMD. The Use Magic Device skill also allows the use of wands and
scrolls. No healer in the group? A rogue can act as a healer by using
healing wands. While the healing won’t be as effective as a
cleric, some healing is way better than no healing. Need a specific
spell cast? By using their UMD skill, a DDO
rogue can cast such spells
from scrolls. All in all, DDO
rogues are much more than just sticking
blades into somebody’s back or picking their pockets.
DDO Rogues: They are Wanted
While there are other things that make DDO
rogues rock (such as sneak
attacks), the last reason, and one of the most important reasons, for
playing a rogue is that THEY
. Because of the
above, a group is not a well-rounded group unless they have a competent
rogue with them. As such, DDO
rogues are easily able to join a group.
When I first came back to DDO
and my rogue hit level 5, I remember
getting a tell from someone asking me if I wanted to do a quest. I
actually thought that they had sent me a mistell. Then I received other
invites to join groups. Coming from World
, I can tell you
that it was a very nice feeling to actually be wanted in a group and
not just some afterthought or tag-along. I still regularly get invites
to join groups whenever I log into the game with my rogue. If you play
rogue and are competent, you will be in demand. No longer will
you languish in chat channels, crying out in despair to join a group.
It’s refreshing for rogues to be wanted and sought after.
The loneliness is over...
Playing a DDO
rogue truly rocks. The design of the game itself makes
rogues a valuable and desirable class to play. The ability to disarm
traps, open locks, use magic items, sneak, and other abilities,
combined with the sheer versatility of the DDO
rogue, makes playing
them fun and rewarding. While they do dish out the damage, they are far
more than that. Dungeons and
is the game
can truly shine and are appreciated. Why not roll one up and join the