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High Court Chariot Rosa Leveling Guide

Last Updated: January 9th 2024

SS3 - Twinightmare

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Welcome to the Rosa, High Court Chariot Leveling Guide. Rosa is an irreverent Paladin, who would rather destroy Torchlight's foes than kiss the feet of Keegan's adherents. Rosa's High Court Chariot is highly mobile. Wielding a shield in one hand and whatever else she damn well pleases in the other Rosa dominates the battlefield. Blocking foes builds up Murderous Intent which she unleashes to create a Holy Domain, pulling enemies in for a nice shield bash to the face!

The leveling guide is intended to take your character to Level 80.
This is the last level with unlimited free respec points.
Be sure to check the final section of the guide for recommendations on how to transition into the Endgame!
Rosa Leveling Gear Preview
Level 80 Hero Overview
  • Scales well with gear
  • Very smooth leveling
  • Defense boosts offence
  • Button intense Playstyle
  • Requires enemies to hit you
  • Hero Trait swap for Damage

Check out the Complete Story Walkthrough for tips on how to complete the Campaign.

Leveling Tips and Tricks

  • Your first Active Skill slot (top left in the Skills menu) is your "Main Skill," this matters because many items and Hero Traits have effects that only apply to the Main Skill.
  • If you're ever in doubt of where to go, click the campaign quest on the left of your screen and a golden path shows you the way.
  • Stay on level with the Zone as much as possible! You receive reduced experience for being too under or over leveled so ensure you kill enough monsters to remain as close to the zone level as possible.
  • When allocating Pact Points, prioritize Resistances first, then select Damage nodes until you fill the section. If you have leftover points, put them into Drop nodes as you begin farming the Netherrealm.
  • Complete all 10 Levels of the Hero Forge to unlock all of your Hero Trait abilities and gain 6 additional Talent Points.
  • All support gems become available from the Skill Shop at level 55. At this stage cross reference with the embeds to make sure you're set up for the Netherrealm.
  • In Chapter 4 gear you find comes with varying amounts of Energy, this can make it difficult to determine whether or not an item is an upgrade. In general if you don't get enough Energy to add a Support slot pick upgrades based on their stats. After changing your gear, be sure to go to the Energy Menu under Skills to reassign missing Energy.

Equipment & Stat Priorities

Main stats to be looking for while progressing the campaign

Look for these Offensive stats on weapons:

  • Gear Physical Damage
  • Physical Damage added to Attacks
  • Erosion Damage added to Attacks
  • Critical Strike Chance
  • Critical Strike Damage
  • Block Chance

Look for these Defensive stats on armor:

  • Max Life
  • Max Life %
  • Armor
  • Elemental Resistances
  • Erosion Resistance
  • Attacks and Spell Block Chance
  • Block Ratio

Core Skill

  • Groundshaker is a demolisher skill dealing a massive aftershock of damage when you consume a Demolisher Charge. Use your Holy Illumination to collect all enemies and then Groundshaker to one shot them all.
  • Use Compound Source to quickly regenerate Life and Mana whenever needed.
  • Activate Bull's Rage to gain a massive boost to Melee Skill Damage and Radius.
  • Fixate should be used to Mark enemies and also give you a chance to deal double damage.
  • The mobility skill to use is determined by which base type of weapon you are using. If you find a really good Axe, use Leap Attack. If you find a really good sword, use Spiral Strike.
  • Manually cast Vulnerability during the early levels of the campaign before added it to an automated Trigger setup when you receive Innate Curse in Chapter 4.

Leveling Progression

WARNING: The following levels are a guideline, you might complete the quest/unlock the Skill a few levels early, or a few levels later!

Skill Progression
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Passive Skill Progression
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Level 1: Support Groundshaker with Quick Return.
Level 4: Equip; Spiral Strike
Level 5: Equip; Bull's Rage
Level 7: Support Groundshaker with Steamroll.
Level 10: Support Spiral Strike with Hardened.
Level 11: Equip; Vulnerability
Level 12: Purchase and equip; Acuteness Imbue
Level 13: Complete the first Hero Trial and allocate; [Charged and Ready
Level 16: Support Bull's Rage with Self-Sacrifice.
Level 18: Support Groundshaker with Added Physical Damage.
Level 22: Equip; Fearless. Support Vulnerability with Increased Area.
Level 25: Support Spiral Strike with Quick Mobility.
Level 32: Complete the second Hero Trial and allocate; Whirlwind Advance.
Level 35: Support Bull's Rage with Mania.
Level 38: Purchase and Equip; Summon Flame Spirit.
Level 50: Complete the 3rd Hero Trial and allocate; Decimate.
Level 55: At this point you have access to every skill in the game, continue to follow the embed shown as you gain more Energy.

To learn more check out the Skills and Passives Guide.


Rosa Leveling Talent Tree
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God of War

This tree focuses on Physical Damage by provided large amounts of Flat Physical Damage as well as some Block Chance you allocate later into the leveling process. Brutality prevents you from dealing Elemental damage so avoid weapons with added Fire/Cold/Lightning Damage.


This tree grants large increases to Physical Damage and +1 Level to All Physical Skills. Open Wounds provides a large amount of Critical Strike Damage against Traumatized enemies, a status applied by Acuteness Imbue. This tree also grants strong defensive talents, including Chance to Block Attack Damage and Reduced Physical Damage Taken.


This tree further scales Critical Strike Chance and Damage, as well as providing a very powerful node for scaling this damage further into the endgame which cause the Increases to Knockback Distance to apply to Attack Damage at 150% of the value.

There are tons of different Talent Trees to explore, if you want to learn more about this robust system check out our Talent Tree Guide.

Traits, Relics and Memories

Hero Traits

Rosa Leveling Hero Traits, Relics & Memories

Level 32: Whirlwind Advance allows you to maintain high amounts of Murderous Intent throughout zones.

Level 62: Desperation grants Attack, Cast Speed and additional Damage Dealt to all enemies within your Holy Domain.

Level 80: Seize Momentum gives you access to Brave Advance which further scales damage dealt to enemies within the Holy Domain but also causes you to take additional damage.

Relics and Memories

While leveling Rosa, look for any combination of the following stats on your Hero Relics and Memories;

Hero RelicHero Memories
For every enemy that enters the Holy Domain, gain additional damage.Block Ratio
For every 5 points of Murderous Intent, gain Increased Skill Area.Additional Damage when Trait Skill is higher than X%.
Additional Damage taken by enemies for every 5 points of Murderous Intent when the Trait Skill is activated.Deal Additional Damage to Boss Enemies when inside the Holy Domain.
Maximum Life and Energy Shield.

To learn more, check out our Hero Relic and Hero Memory Guide.


To learn more, check out our Pacts and Pets Guide.

The Netherrealm

Racing through your Netherrealm quests as quickly as possible results in you becoming under leveled for the required zones to progress further, stay within 3 levels of the zones you're completing to avoid a harsh experience penalty. Check out our How to Progress the Netherrealm if you're unsure of anything.

Here's a list of things to do while progressing the early stages of the Netherrealm;

  • Level 60, The Trade House is unlocked. Be sure to read and understand our Trade House for Beginners Guide before making any big purchases.
  • Higher item levels of gear come with higher quantities of Energy. Look to improve your current gear with items that have increased Energy so that you can use more Support Skills.
  • Utilize Prototype Crafting and Enchanting to greatly increase the power of non-legendary gear you come across. It costs very low amounts of Flame Dust and Flame Sand to lock 1 good affix in place and reroll up to 4 new modifiers.

Legendary Items


  • Omniscient Prototype grants a large amount of Energy but no stats.
  • Dragon Scale Warshield makes you a lot tankier over the duration of a zone.
  • Shield of Judgment a low level shield that helps you take down enemies during the campaign.
  • Lonesome is a great ring for the early game, but you have to replace Brutality with Determined.


  • Ralph's Engraving grants easy access to Fervor rating.
  • Hero's Gaze grants a large amount of damage. This damage modifier can be later applied to a crafted ring using Dream Interpretation.

Continue the Journey

Congratulations on completing the Rosa leveling guide! To continue your Endgame journey check the Hero Rankings to see what other Hunters are playing.

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