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Best Rogue Feats in Baldur’s Gate 3

Our guide to the best races and ability scores for a Rogue in Baldur's Gate 3 will help you sneak, steal, and assassinate in no time.

If you’ve chosen to play as a Rogue in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ve made a great choice. These devious and stealthy characters play very well in the game and can put out some awesome damage. They’re a popular choice in Dungeons & Dragons for a reason! As you’re leveling up, you’ll come across a bunch of feats to choose from, and there are some that you should definitely consider as a Rogue. So, let’s go over the best 5 feats for the Rogue to help you decide what to go with while playing Baldur’s Gate 3.

Top 5 Feats for the Rogue in BG3

5) Tough

While most Rogues will prefer to not get hit at all, it’s very tough to avoid taking damage in Baldur’s Gate 3. No matter how sneaky you are, you’re bound to eventually flop on a roll or get hit by something with a big AOE. Given how much damage Rogues can deal, you’ll want to make sure yours stays alive to have the best shot at winning battles. Tough isn’t necessary, but boy is it nice to have for your Rogue. You gain a ton of extra hit points that give you a lot more survivability. In fact, with the natural evasiveness of the Rogue you actually become quite difficult to take down.

BG3 Tough Feat

4) Mobile

If you want a more hit-and-run-style Rogue, Mobile is an excellent choice. You can pop into range to stab the heck out of someone and then prance away without consequence. It also helps you to win ranged duels. You can snipe someone and then slip back out of their range.

BG3 mobile feat

3) Alert

Being Surprised is a mechanic you certainly want to avoid as a Rogue. Being ambushed could mean going down very quickly, especially if you don’t have something like the Tough feat to help you out. That’s where the Alert feat comes in, helping to keep your Rogue safer to maintain their valuable DPS. The bonus to initiative is really nice to have in general as well.

Alert - Best Rogue feats in Baldurs Gate 3 (BG3)

2) Dungeon Delver

There are an absolute ton of traps and locked doors and chests in Baldur’s Gate 3. Using the Dungeon Delver perk on your Rogue (who is already naturally good at dealing with those things) just makes life easier. You’ll be able to detect most traps before you run into them, disable them with ease, and get through most locks without breaking a sweat. It’s just a very nice quality-of-life feat for the Rogue outside of combat.

Dungeon Delver - Best Rogue feats in Baldurs Gate 3 (BG3)

1) Crossbow Expert

Crossbow Expert is my favorite Rogue feat. If you’ve not tried out using a crossbow yet in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’re missing out. Get a good crossbow on your Rogue and take this feat for a truly devastating damage dealer. With Crossbow Expert you don’t have to worry about melee at all; you’ll be able to use your Crossbow’s sneak attack at close range. Your sneak attacks will also deal more damage at all ranges than ever. Plus, it feels pretty badass and on theme to be a crossbow-wielding Rogue.

Crossbow Expert - Best Rogue feats in Baldurs Gate 3 (BG3)

That’s it for the best feats to make your Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue into a beast capable of dealing as much damage as they can absorb (which is quite a lot). If you have a different loadout, I’d be happy to hear it. And in the meantime, if you’re looking for more tips on how to improve your odds of survival in the game, check out our full range of guides.

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Alex Berry
Alex Berry is a freelance contributor at The Escapist. Alex has been writing about games for less than a year but is thoroughly enjoying it. Having worked in marketing as his main role, he’s no stranger to writing creatively. His coverage ranges from funny takes on the latest games to a whole bunch of guide content. Alex is a jack of all trades when it comes to games, playing almost every new title that shows promise. From RPGs to shooters, all the way through to sports games, he plays it all, although he does have a soft spot for turn-based RPGs having started out his gaming journey with a copy of Pokémon Red on the original Game Boy. Alex has a master's degree in Business and is fascinated by online game economies, often spending a lot of time finding ways to maximize wealth in these games (but he should really be doing that in real life instead).