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Grenade Rogue Build Guide

Last Updated: May 18th 2024

Season 4 - LootC-Tier

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Welcome to the Grenade Rogue Specialized Build Guide! This build features a unique playstyle unlike any other on the Rogue by scaling the power of Grenades as high as possible. The main combo relies on stacking enough Cooldown Reduction so that a single Puncture can reset your Evade, which triggers the release of Grenades twice via Lethal Dusk and Opportunist's. With the full combo unlocked, this setup can clear any content reasonably well and you can call yourself a true master of explosives!

Our Specialized Builds are lategame builds with specific requirements and purposes. In order to play them, you are expected to have a level 100 character and all of the listed items available. To get there, we recommend you use one of our existing lvl 50-100 Endgame Build Guides.

Grenade Rogue Gear
Grenade Rogue Skilltree

Paragon

Look below for the selected Paragon Boards, Paragon point allocation, and the correct Glyphs you should use for the Grenade Rogue. Note: The Paragon Boards below are the final setup with no steps.

Level 15 Glyphs required: Control, Diminish, Chip, Explosive, Pride, Turf

Grenade Rogue Paragon

Season 4 - Loot Reborn

In Season 4, the Season Theme revolves around helping out the Iron Wolves. Compared to past themes, this one does not offer any borrowed power as the entire game has been redesigned with new itemization and crafting options, increasing player power substantially across the board. Instead, you can gather reputation similar to the Vampire Bounty Board from Season 2 to unlock rewards that supercharge your leveling journey to 100 with extra items, crafting materials and eventually even a Resplendent Spark to craft an uber unique.

We recommend to follow the seasonal questline until you unlock the reputation system, check which rewards suit you most and then follow your regular leveling path. To learn more, check out our full Season 4 guide for more information.

Gameplay

In order to pilot this build properly, you need to understand how it deals damage:

  • Entering & exiting Stealth releases Grenades from Opportunist's.
  • Evade triggers Stealth from Lethal Dusk.
  • We apply Shadow Imbuement actively with Dash or Shadow Step.
  • Alternatively, we apply Shadow Imbuement passively by taking hits with Volatile Shadows + Umbrous.
  • With Cooldown Reduction on Helm & Amulets and Tempered Evade Cooldown Reduction on Boots & Amulet it's possible to reduce Evade cooldown low enough that a single Puncture can reset it.
  • Besides Opportunist's, all the other Grenade triggers & aspects are irrelevant and only included to boost their damage.

This leaves us with an incredibly simple damage rotation:

  1. Activate Close Quarters Combat once every 8 seconds.
  2. Apply Shadow Imbuement.
  3. Evade through the target.
  4. Puncture once.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4.

All the other skills in the setup are purely for support or mobility purposes:

  • Use Caltrops on bosses and other tanky targets for extra damage.
  • Use Poison Trap on any elite you find for extra damage and damage reduction.
  • Use Dash and Shadow Step freely for mobility.

Gear and Stat Requirements

The Grenade Rogue requires specific Aspects, Uniques, and Affixes on your gear to function. Only deviate from the list below after you have fully learned the intended gameplay style and strategies.

  1. Legendary Aspects:
    • Opportunist's
    • Lethal Dusk
    • Umbrous
    • Volatile Shadows
    • Artful Initiative
    • Surprise
    • Trickster's
    • Assimilation
    • Might
    • Retribution
    • Frostbitten
  2. Uniques:
    • No uniques are required for this build. However, if you have a Doombringer, you can use it for extra survivability by replacing either Retribution, Might or Assimilation (and swapping slots around).

Recommended Stat Thresholds

  • 25%+ Cooldown Reduction
  • 40%+ Evade Cooldown Reduction
  • 40%+ Critical Strike Chance
  • 10%+ Attack Speed
  • 8+ total Ranks of Dark Shroud
  • 700%+ Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
  • 80%+ Chance to Cast Puncture Twice
  • 100% Stun Grenade Size
  • Armor Capped 9,230
  • Resistance Capped 70%
  • 40,000+ Life
  • 35%+ Dodge Chance
  • 50%+ Chance to Freeze
  • 160%+ Movement Speed
  • 80%+ Caltrops Size
  • 80%+ Caltrops Duration

FAQ & Mechanics

Because the Grenade Rogue is a Specialized build, the obvious Mechanics or build interactions may not be clear to most first time players. Search below for the answers you need or come check me out live via the link at the top of the article for more information!

My damage is too low, how can I improve it?

How are Dark Shrouds generated in this build?

Mechanics

Learn about the mechanical details that make the build tick.

Dark Shroud Scaling

Attack Speed Caps

Stagger

Video Guide

Credits

Written by wudijo

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