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Dark And Darker: Complete Rogue Guide

They’ll never know what hit em.




The Rogue class in Dark and Darker manages to set itself apart as it has one of the most unique playstyles in the game. Playing as a Rogue will allow you to deal extremely high damage and at the same time make your way through the map hidden and undetected.

In terms of overall power level, the Rogue class is as good as any other class in the game, especially when playing solo. That being said, it is also one of the most difficult classes to master due to its unique playstyle.

Complete Rogue Guide

The character setup screen for Rogue

As a class, there are aspects that make Rogue extremely strong, but alongside that, Rogue also has plenty of weaknesses. By playing Rogue properly, you can amplify the class’ strengths and mask its weaknesses.

Our complete guide will look at all aspects relevant to maximizing the class’s potential. This includes the Perks and Skills available to you when playing as Rogue. Alongside that, it is also important to know Rogue’s stat priority, weapon preferences, and overall playstyle.


The different Perks available to Rogue

There are a total of 15 Perks available to the Rogue Class in Dark and Darker.

  • Ambush
  • Back Attack
  • Creep
  • Dagger Expert
  • Double Jump
  • Hand Crossbow Mastery
  • Hidden Pockets
  • Jokester
  • Lockpick Expert
  • Poisoned Weapon
  • Pickpocket
  • Shadow Runner
  • Stealth
  • Thrust
  • Trap Detection

Perks in Dark and Darker are passive abilities, and all classes in this game have their own unique Perks that you can choose from. The Rogue class is all about stealth and high bursts of damage, and the Perks reflect that.

The best Perk available to Rogue is Stealth, as it allows you to move around completely undetected. This Perk requires you to have the Hide Skill active, as Stealth will let you move while Hide is active. Other than that, Perks like Double Jump and Shadow Runner are also great options as they will boost your overall mobility. Early on, Rogue is all about avoiding engagements and only fighting when necessary, and these Perks help you do that.


The Skills you have access to when playing as the Rogue class.

The Skills available to Rogue are:

  • Hide
  • Rupture
  • Cut Throat
  • Caltrops
  • Smoke Pot
  • Weakpoint Attack
  • Tumbling

In almost all scenarios, the best Skill available to Rogue is Hide. It goes well with a lot of your other Perks and perfectly compliments the playstyle you would want to go with when playing Rogue. Hide will make you invisible, and enemies focusing you will de-aggro when you go invisible.

Alongside Hide, you can go for Skills like Cut Throat or Weakpoint Attack. Both will give you better combat prowess, as both of these Skills will apply a debuff to your enemies. Cut Thorat will silence them, and Weakpoint Attack will lower their defense.

Weapons & Stat Priority

A Rapier, the strongest weapon available to Rogue.

Rogue is generally considered a weak early-game class, and weapons are a big reason why. All of the primary weapons available to Rogue are melee weapons. Unlike a lot of other melee classes, the weapons Rogue has are low in damage and have very low range. This makes the early game as Rogue much weaker than a lot of other classes. The best weapon available to Rogue is the Rapier, and once you get that, you’ll start to feel much stronger.

For secondary weapons, you can use a melee or a ranged weapon. The 2 most popular secondary weapons for Rogue are the Dagger and the Crossbow. Both are pretty good options, and the choice mainly comes down to player preference.

When it comes to prioritizing stats, the best choice is nearly always going to be +All Attributes. Rogue is a class that can benefit from a lot of different attributes, and +All Attributes will boost your damage and defense. Other than that, something like Agility is also not a bad option when playing with Rogue.

Most of your focus should be on offensive stats, as your main defense as Rogue should be your stealth and mobility. As they say, offense is the best defense.

Rogue Playstyle

Playing as a Rogue, with a Rapier in one hand and a lantern in the other.

Playing as a Rogue is extremely fun, but at the same time, it can also be very difficult. Your early game as a rogue is going to be extremely weak, as the class lacks a lot of damage early on. This makes it essential for you to use stealth in the early game, as taking on head-on fights will be very difficult. The Skills and Perks you have will help you do this.

You do not have to kill every enemy that you encounter in Dark and Darker, so try to avoid unnecessary engagements. Your main focus in the early game will be on gathering loot and items to get better gear.

When you do happen to take fights, always try to backstab enemies. Stealth can be used defensively and offensively, so always try to make the most of it. Starting fights by backstabbing enemies will guarantee the first blow. You want fights to last a short time, and this helps you do that.

Rogue is a class that takes some getting used to, but once you do, it is as good as any other class in this game. If you are someone who loves sneaking around and assassinating enemies, the Rogue is the perfect class for you.

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