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Heartseeker Rogue Build Guide

Last Updated: May 24th 2024

Season 4 - LootS-Tier

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Welcome to the Heartseeker Rogue Specialized Guide! This is a brand new build for season 4 made possible by the new itemization changes. The build focuses around buffing the basic attack skill Heartseeker with other abilities, passives and multiplicative aspects while building around the Victimize key passive for massive area of effect damage. Victimize is the hero of the build with our ability to scale this passive to insane amounts of damage. This pairs nicely with Heartseeker and its ability to hit multiple times per cast and good base lucky hit chance to proc the key passive.

We use the Inner Sight specialization for additional critical strike chance when activated. This setup is straight forward, easy to play, and the first of its kind on Maxroll. Great for those looking for something different. Learn everything you need to know on how to make the most out of this build!

Our Specialized Builds are late game builds with specific requirements and purposes. 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.

Heartseeker Rogue Setup
Heartseeker Rogue Skills

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Paragon

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

Level 21 Glyphs required:Control, Exploit, Diminish, Ranger, Pride, Chip

Heartseeker Rogue Paragon Board

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

The Heartseeker Rogue is a straight forward shooter of a build. It's high in mobility and damage modifiers. Below explains how to best get the most out of each skill on your bar.

  • Heartseeker is the main skill. You can start most engagements with this nearly off screen and kill trash mobs in the open world before they can get near you.
  • When things get a little tough, you want to dropCaltrops to keep your distance and deal more damage.
  • Use Smoke Grenade whenever you see an elite pack to disable them. This also gives a nice multiplier and synergizes with Concussive Strikes which allows you to burst them down quickly.
  • Use Poison Trap to help keep distance and activate Concussive, Debilitating Toxins, Trap Mastery and Retribution. This skill is very good in combination with Caltrops.
  • Both Dash and Shadow Step are here for mobility and to get out of sticky situations. Use both liberally to put yourself in the best positions possible.

Gear and Stat Requirements

The Heartseeker Rogue requires specific Aspects, Affixes, Masterworks and Tempers on your gear to perform well. Unlike some of the other specialized builds, The Heartseeker Rogue can come online a bit earlier due to its less strenuous requirements. See below:

  1. Legendary Aspects:
    • Elements
    • Edgemaster’s
    • Retribution
    • Rapid
    • Concussive Strikes
    • Frostbitten
    • Umbrous
    • Might (This gets replaced if you find a Harlequin Crest)
    • Adaptability
    • Moonrise
    • Accursed Touch (Use this in place of Retribution if you do not have the % chance to make enemies Vulnerable as a stat on ring).
    • Undying
    • Inner Calm (Pit 100+ variant in planner)
  2. Uniques:
    • Harlequin Crest (Not required)
  3. Elixirs: Elixir of Advantage II Stock up on this and/or craft a lot of these. The attack speed and lucky hit chance boost is godlike for this build.

Recommended Stat Thresholds

  • 20%+ Critical Strike Chance
  • 30%+ Attack Speed
  • 12+ total Ranks of Dark Shroud
  • 12+ total Ranks of Heartseeker
  • 1500%+ Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
  • 80%+ Chance to Cast Heartseeker Twice
  • 25%+ Lucky Hit Chance
  • % Chance to make enemies Vulnerable
  • Armor Capped 9,230
  • Resistance Capped 70%
  • 40,000+ Life
  • 20%+ Chance to Freeze/Stun/Immobilize/Daze
  • 150%+ Movement Speed
  • 40%+ Caltrops Size
  • 40%+ Caltrops Duration

FAQ & Mechanics

When I can transition to this build?

Bow or Crossbow? Which is better?

Sword vs Daggers. What's the deal?

Which Elixirs?

Do I have to use Poison Trap?

Can I use this for pushing high Pit tiers?

Are any Uniques useful for this build?

How are Dark Shroud stacks generated for this build?

Mechanics

Learn about the mechanical details that make the build tick.

Dark Shroud Scaling

Attack Speed Caps

Victimize Damage Scaling

Dodge Mechanics

Smoke Grenade Mechanics

Video Guide

Credits

Written by DiEoxidE
Reviewed by wudijo

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