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Dual Core Rapid Fire Flurry Rogue Endgame Build Guide for Diablo 4 (Season 4)

Double Core Skills for both single target and AoE damage!




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Build Introduction

The Rapid FireRapid Fire and FlurryFlurry Rogue can adapt to win any fight on the battlefield. If you used the Dual Core Rapid Fire Flurry Rogue Leveling Build, this is the perfect guide to transition into the endgame. This article adds the best-in-slot Legendary Aspects and Paragon setup to continue the build.

The major changes from the leveling build to this endgame build are:

The only starting requirement for this endgame build guide is a character around level 50 in World Tier 3. Check our Rogue Leveling Guide if you need help getting there.

Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Dual Core Skills for single-target and AoE damage
  • Plenty of Crowd Control from Stuns and Freezes
  • Fast paced and fun playstyle
  • Hybrid builds do not have as much focus on an individual damage dealing Skill
  • Combo Point builds require rotations
  • Complex playstyle takes practice to master

To see how this build compares to the other builds on our site, you can check out our build tier lists.

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Skill Bar Setup for Dual Core Rapid Fire Flurry Rogue (order does not matter)
Rapid Fire Rapid Fire Flurry Flurry Puncture Puncture Cold Imbuement Cold Imbuement Dash Dash Shadow Step Shadow Step

The Skill Tree above shows the full allocation of 58 Skill Points for the Dual Core Rogue build. Make sure you obtain the 10 Skill Points available from Renown.

Alternative Skills

Cold ImbuementCold Imbuement is preferred for massive burst damage against elites and tougher packs of enemies. Imbuement Skills can be swapped around depending on your preference.

Shadow ImbuementShadow Imbuement provides explosions when enemies are killed for additional AoE clearing and generates Energy when paired with Consuming ShadowsConsuming Shadows.

Poison ImbuementPoison Imbuement provides more sustained damage over time. It is especially beneficial during long boss fights.

Rapid Fire Flurry Rogue Specialization

Combo Points is the preferred Rogue Specialization for general farming due to the burst damage playstyle of Rapid Fire Rogue. Build Combo Points with PuncturePuncture to unleash additional damage and arrows for Rapid FireRapid Fire. Combo Points can also be used to gain additional damage and an Attack Speed buff with FlurryFlurry.

Combo Points Rogue Diablo 4
Combo Points Are Counted Above the Skill Bar

Paragon Board

Paragon unlocks after reaching Level 50, and the progression system offers a considerable boost to character power. The images below provide a visual of each Paragon Board setup for the Dual Core Rogue.

Important Notes:

  • Make sure you select the correct Legendary Boards and rotate them into the correct orientation.
  • Attach Legendary Boards in the correct order, as bonus requirements of Rare Nodes increase with their placement order.
  • Additional bonus requirements on Rare Glyphs may not be obtainable until they gain increased radius range at Level 15.

1. Starting Board (Canny)

Socket CannyCanny to increase damage while Cold ImbuementCold Imbuement is active.

2. Tricks of the Trade (Turf)

Rotate the Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade board 2 times before attachment. Immediately obtain the Legendary node, and then Socket TurfTurf for some valuable Damage Reduction. Prioritize leveling Turf to 15 for increased radius, as it is needed to allocate enough Strength to activate the additional bonus.

3. Cheap Shot (Combat)

Rotate the Cheap ShotCheap Shot board 2 times before attachment. Immediately obtain the Legendary node on this board. Socket CombatCombat to gain Critical Strike Damage for an increased damage bonus on PrecisionPrecision.

4. Exploit Weakness (Control)

Rotate the Exploit WeaknessExploit Weakness board 2 times before attachment. Immediately obtain the Legendary Node on this board. Socket ControlControl to gain 2 large sources of damage increases.

5. No Witnesses (Exploit)

Rotate the No WitnessesNo Witnesses board 3 times before attachment. Socket ExploitExploit for increased Vulnerable damage and additional Vulnerable application. The Legendary Node on this board is not utilized.

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Gear, Gems, Elixirs, and Stats

Season 4 brings an incredible shift in character progression systems. The major rework to itemization and crafting in Patch 1.4.0 changes the core mechanics of Diablo 4, and the changes will remain in effect beyond Season 4. For further details, read the overview in the Tempering and Masterworking section.

Legendary Aspects

Listed below are all the best-in-slot Aspects for the Dual Core Rogue build. Salvage Legendary Items with higher Aspect values to unlock them in the Codex of Power, and then imprint them onto Legendary Items with the preferred affixes.

Gear SlotAspect NameAspect Power
Ranged Weapon (+100% bonus effect)Edgemaster's AspectEdgemaster’s AspectSkills deal up to [10 – 20%] increased damage based on your available Primary Resource when cast, receiving the maximum benefit while you have full Primary Resource.
Amulet (+50 bonus effect)Aspect of DisobedienceAspect of DisobedienceYou gain [0.6 – 1.1%] increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to [36 – 66%].
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #1 (replaced by CondemnationCondemnation)Aspect of RetributionAspect of RetributionDistant enemies have a 8% chance to be Stunned for 2 seconds when they hit you. You deal [10 – 20%] increased damage to Stunned enemies.
Gloves (optional replacement with Fists of FateFists of Fate)Accelerating AspectAccelerating AspectCritical Strikes with Core Skills increase your Attack Speed by [15 – 25%] for 3 seconds.
Ring Slot #1 (replaced by Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies)Rapid AspectRapid AspectBasic Skills gain [15 – 30%] Attack Speed.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2 or Ring Slot #2Aspect of the ExpectantAspect of the ExpectantAttacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill cast by [5 – 10%], up to 30%.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2 or Ring Slot #2Aspect of Encircling BladesAspect of Encircling BladesFlurry damages enemies in a circle around you and deals [15 – 22%] increased damage.
Helm (replaced by Harlequin CrestHarlequin Crest)Aspect of MightAspect of MightBasic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for [2 – 6] seconds
ChestAspect of Quickening FogAspect of Quickening FogYou automatically drop a Smoke Grenade at the end of Dash. Smoke Grenades reduce Dash’s cooldown by [0.5 – 0.65] seconds for each enemy hit, up to [1.50 – 1.95] seconds.
Pants (replaced by Tibault's WillTibault’s Will)Escape Artist's AspectEscape Artist’s AspectUpon taking damage from surrounding enemies, you drop a Smoke Grenade and Dodge the next [2 – 5] attacks within 10 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.
BootsRavager's AspectRavager’s AspectShadow StepShadow Step has an additional Charge. Killing an enemy with Shadow Step refunds a Charge and increases the damage of Shadow Step by [1 – 6%] for 2 seconds, up to [5 – 30%].


Listed below are the best Gems to socket into gear for each item type.

WeaponRoyal SapphireRoyal Sapphire for increased Vulnerable Damage.
ArmorRoyal RubyRoyal Ruby for increased Maximum Life.
JewelryAny Resistance Gems needed or Royal SkullRoyal Skull for Armor (up to 9,230 Armor cap).


Visit the Alchemist in any main town to craft helpful Elixirs that increase stats and experience gain for 30 minutes. Make sure to forage plants and pick up the necessary crafting materials during your adventures; they randomly spawn around the world. Elixirs can also drop randomly from enemies and chests during many activities in Diablo 4. Listed below are the best Elixirs to consume, ranked by importance.

  1. Elixir of PrecisionElixir of Precision provides the highest damage output increase, if not already capped at 100% Critical Strike Chance.
  2. Elixir of AdvantageElixir of Advantage increases damage output, if not already capped at 100% Attack Speed bonus from gear and Paragon.
  3. Elixir of ResourceElixir of Resource greatly helps with Energy issues, if you do not already have the appropriate Energy gear. This elixir is highly recommended for starting characters to maintain casting of Core Skills.
  4. Elixir of FortitudeElixir of Fortitude is the best general purpose option for survivability.
  5.  Elixir of Iron Barbs Elixir of Iron Barbs can provide a high amount of Physical Damage Reduction. Armor becomes more effective as you approach the Armor cap (9,320 against monster level 100 and above).
  6. Specific Resistance Elixirs can be utilized to survive against Uber Bosses with elemental attacks.

Return to the Alchemist again when you reach Level 20, 30, 45, 60, 70, 80 and 90, to upgrade your potion. The extra healing is essential to survival.

Stat Priority and Tempering Affixes

Listed below are the affixes to prioritize on gear for Dual Core Rogues. Each line of affixes are listed in order of importance. Affixes on the same line are considered to be equally important, but their benefits may vary depending on how much is stacked or other character stats. Bolded affixes are the most important targets for Masterworking upgrades.

When comparing Legendary weapons with similar item levels, Crossbows are preferred over Bows for the Vulnerable Damage implicit stat. Daggers are preferred over Swords for the slightly stronger implicit stat and faster Combo Point generation.

Close Quarters CombatClose Quarters Combat increases the priority of the Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies tempering affix from Natural FinesseNatural Finesse.

Prioritize Boots with the implicit effect “attacks reduce Evade’s cooldown” for constant Evades to activate Advanced Rapid FireAdvanced Rapid Fire and Advanced FlurryAdvanced Flurry.

The priority order of Resistances is Lightning > Poison > Fire > Cold > Shadow. Maximum Resistance is 70% by default for each element and can be increased to 85% by various sources.

Check the Tempering and Masterworking section for more details on Blacksmith upgrading.

SlotGear AffixesTempering Affixes
Weapons1. Maximum Life
2. Dexterity, Critical Strike Damage, Vulnerable Damage
Core Augments — RogueCore Augments — Rogue (Weapon): Flurry Size
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse (Offensive): Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
Helm1. Cooldown Reduction
2. Resistances, Armor
3. Maximum Life, Dexterity, Lucky Hit Chance
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune (Utility): Lucky Hit Chance to Freeze
Rogue RecoveryRogue Recovery (Defensive): Flurry Healing
Chest1. Resistances, Armor
2. Maximum Life, Dexterity
3. Healing Received, Dexterity
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune (Utility): Lucky Hit Chance to Freeze
Rogue RecoveryRogue Recovery (Defensive): Flurry Healing
Gloves1. Ranks to Core Skills, Critical Strike Chance, Attack Speed
2. Resistances, Armor
3. Resource Cost Reduction, Maximum Life, Lucky Hit Chance
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse (Offensive): Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune (Utility): Lucky Hit Chance to Freeze
Pants1. Resistances, Armor
2. Maximum Life, Dexterity
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune (Utility): Lucky Hit Chance to Freeze
Rogue RecoveryRogue Recovery (Defensive): Flurry Healing
BootsImplicit Stat: Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown
1. Movement Speed
2. Resistances, Armor
3. Ranks to Dash, Maximum Life, Dexterity
Natural MotionNatural Motion (Mobility): Movement Speed
Worldly FortuneWorldly Fortune (Utility): Lucky Hit Chance to Freeze
Amulet1. Ranks to Exploit, Critical Strike Chance, Cooldown Reduction, Attack Speed
2. Movement Speed, Armor
Imbuement AbundanceImbuement Abundance (Resource): Cold Imbue Additional Casts
Natural MotionNatural Motion (Mobility): Movement Speed
Rings1. Critical Strike Chance, Attack Speed
2. Resource Cost Reduction, Critical Strike Damage, Vulnerable Damage, Resistances, Maximum Life
3. Dexterity, Lucky Hit Chance
Imbuement AbundanceImbuement Abundance (Resource): Cold Imbue Additional Casts
Natural FinesseNatural Finesse (Offensive): Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies

Unique Items

Listed below are the recommended and optional Unique Items for the Rapid Fire and Flurry Rogue build. Each item description includes the most important affix to target for Masterworking upgrades.

  • CondemnationCondemnation (recommended) provides a 1.4x multiplier that works well in this Combo Points build.
    • Masterworking Priority: Basic Skill Attack Speed or Critical Strike Damage
  • Harlequin CrestHarlequin Crest (recommended) provides a good amount of offense and defense, if you are lucky enough to find this Uber Unique Item.
    • Masterworking Priority: Cooldown Reduction
  • Ring of Starless SkiesRing of Starless Skies (recommended) is an Uber Unique Item that provides a highly valued 1.4x multiplier. The downside is the unique effect requires some management to ramp up and maintain the buff stacks.
    • Masterworking Priority: Critical Strike Chance
  • Tibault's WillTibault’s Will (recommended) provides a damage multiplier and Energy generation effect, in addition to a Damage Reduction from Close Enemies affix that is not usually obtainable in the Pants slot. Activate the unique effect with Shadow StepShadow Step.
  • Fists of FateFists of Fate (optional) increases overall damage by 50% with a 300% value on the unique effect. They are comparable to well-rolled Legendary Gloves with Ranks to Core Skills, Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance, and an Offensive Aspect. The downside is the drastic damage range of the unique effect can cause an inconsistency in the hits required to kill enemies.
    • Masterworking Priority: any affix

Season 4: Loot Reborn

The following list details the changes in the Season 4 Update (Patch 1.4.0) that may pertain to Dual Core Rogues. Check the Changelog for all the other guide updates.

Video Guide and Gameplay Footage

Advanced Information

Additional details are provided in the following sections for a more in-depth explanation of the Dual Core Rapid Fire Flurry Rogue. Read this advanced information after understanding the basic overview of the build in the previous sections.

Build Mechanics

Rapid FireRapid Fire has high single target damage, but lacks Area of Effect (AoE) damage to clear groups of enemies. Aspect of RepeatingAspect of Repeating does not provide enough additional targets, and Shadow ImbuementShadow Imbuement has a cooldown that is not always available for every pack. Therefore, FlurryFlurry is utilized in this build for unlimited AoE.

Spam FlurryFlurry in the middle of a group of enemies to deal AoE damage, while Advanced FlurryAdvanced Flurry Stuns them. Temper the Flurry Size affix to increase coverage and the Flurry Healing affix to sustain your Life. Once you have a clear line of sight, snipe Elite enemies with Rapid FireRapid Fire.

This hybrid build has an arsenal of both Cutthroat Skills (FlurryFlurry, Shadow StepShadow Step and DashDash) and Marksman Skills (Rapid FireRapid Fire and PuncturePuncture) to activate damage increases from Close Quarters CombatClose Quarters Combat and Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade.

Fundamental PunctureFundamental Puncture easily applies Vulnerable to a target with a single Basic attack. Aim PuncturePuncture at the toughest enemies in a pack. In group play, apply this debuff to Elites and Bosses so your teammates deal more damage!

Smoke GrenadeSmoke Grenade is not equipped on the Skill Bar, but is instead auto-casted through Aspect of Quickening FogAspect of Quickening Fog by using DashDash. Use Dash offensively to land on top of enemies and Daze them. Enhanced Smoke GrenadeEnhanced Smoke Grenade is also allocated for enemies to take 25% increased damage.

Shadow StepShadow Step Stuns enemies for safety and activates Tibault's WillTibault’s Will for more damage. Ravager's AspectRavager’s Aspect allows more usage of Shadow Step to break Crowd Controls with Unstoppable.

Cold Imbuement and Crowd Control

Cold ImbuementCold Imbuement is utilized for Crowd Control and multiple damage increases. The 25% chill applies to every hit from Rapid FireRapid Fire or FlurryFlurry, meaning enemies become Frozen after just one cast. These multi-hitting Core Skills easily activate the additional bonuses on Mixed Cold ImbuementMixed Cold Imbuement and Frigid FinesseFrigid Finesse for some insane damage multipliers.

Elites are easy to kill after being Frozen, but bosses are initially immune to Crowd Controls. Cold ImbuementCold Imbuement, Advanced FlurryAdvanced Flurry, and Shadow StepShadow Step can be used against bosses to eventually Stagger them. After fully Staggering a Boss, they are considered affected by all Crowd Control types for the Staggered duration.

The In-Game Crowd Control Tooltip

Animation Cancel Technique

An Evade can be used immediately after using Rapid FireRapid Fire or FlurryFlurry to cancel their casting animations. This technique is important to quickly dodge incoming attacks while activating Advanced FlurryAdvanced Flurry and Advanced Rapid FireAdvanced Rapid Fire. Boots with the implicit effect, Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown, allow for an animation cancel after using 3 Basic Attacks and a Core Skill. Practice hitting Evade after every Core Skill to build muscle memory.

Arrows continue to fire after animation cancel

AoE Damage Rotation

Explode groups of mobs with the following rotation.

  1. DashDash on top of enemies to apply Enhanced DashEnhanced Dash and automatically drop a Smoke GrenadeSmoke Grenade.
  2. Evade through at least 1 enemy to prepare Advanced FlurryAdvanced Flurry.
  3. Build 3 Combo Points with PuncturePuncture, activating Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade for a damage bonus to your next Cutthroat Skill, FlurryFlurry.
  4. Cast FlurryFlurry to deal AoE damage and Stun enemies.
  5. Immediately animation cancel FlurryFlurry with an Evade through another enemy to restart the rotation.

You lose all Crowd Control damage bonuses against Unstoppable Elites, making them much harder to defeat. Quickly kill any Elites within a group of enemies with the Single Target Damage Rotation (section directly below) before they become Unstoppable. Attempt to single them out or get next to them for Rapid FireRapid Fire to hit. Otherwise, clear out some enemies with the AoE Rotation to create a line of sight.

Single Target Damage Rotation

Use the following rotation against Elites and Bosses for high single-target damage.

  1. Use Evade to activate Advanced Rapid FireAdvanced Rapid Fire.
  2. Build 3 Combo Points with PuncturePuncture. Make sure you are close enough for Fundamental PunctureFundamental Puncture to apply Vulnerable.
  3. Cast Shadow StepShadow Step on the toughest Elite to Stun them, activate Tibault's WillTibault’s Will, and activate Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade for a damage bonus to your next Marksman Skill, Rapid FireRapid Fire. Alternatively, DashDash can be used through a Boss to apply Enhanced DashEnhanced Dash.
  4. Activate Cold ImbuementCold Imbuement for damage increases from Mixed Cold ImbuementMixed Cold Imbuement and Frigid FinesseFrigid Finesse.
  5. Cast Rapid FireRapid Fire at the target.
  6. Immediately animation cancel Rapid FireRapid Fire with an Evade to restart the rotation.

Tempering and Masterworking

The Season 4 update (Patch 1.4.0) introduces a rework for itemization. Tempering and Masterworking brings the biggest change to itemization since the release of Diablo 4, so make sure you understand the new systems explained in this section.

The amount of affixes on items has been changed to reflect its rarity: Normal Items have no affixes, Magic Items have 1 affix, Rare Items have 2 affixes, Legendary Items have 3 affixes, and Unique Items have 4 affixes. Upgrading a Rare Item to a Legendary Item by imprinting a Legendary Aspect from the Codex of Power will not add a third affix. Therefore, Legendary Items are superior to lower rarity items for a min-maxed character.

Greater Affixes are a newly added mechanic that increases the value of an affix by 50%. Ancestral Legendary Items and Unique Items can now drop with up to 4 Greater Affixes! Search for items with your preferred Greater Affixes to upgrade with Tempering and Masterworking.

Tempering and Masterworking is an important system, even mandatory in the endgame, for character progression. You are able to add 2 additional affixes on any Rare Item or Legendary Item, exclusive to the Tempering System. An Ancestral Legendary Item can have up to 5 total affixes! Unfortunately, Unique Items cannot be tempered to add affixes.

Masterworking uses new crafting materials found in The Pit to further enhance the stats of an item. These upgrades can be applied on an Ancestral Legendary Item that has its Tempering Slots filled out. Unique Items can be upgraded with Masterworking right away, as tempering does not apply to them. Each item has 12 upgrade slots. On upgrade Ranks 4, 8, and 12, a random affix is increased in value by 25%. Every other upgrade Rank applies a 5% increase to all affixes on an item. Attempt to apply the bonus 25% upgrade to your preferred affix multiple times by resetting the Masterworking Ranks to repeat the process.

Obol Gambling

Obol gambling is a great way to potentially find item upgrades or items missing from your build. Use Obols on your target equipment for a chance to receive Greater Affixes. Check out the new tool from Icy Veins for gambling Obols in the link below.

Obol Gambling Optimization Tool



  • May 22th, 2024: Build guide moved to a new page.
  • May 15th, 2024: Priority Affixes updated with game changes made since the Season 4 PTR.
  • May 14th, 2024: Guide updated for Season 4 (Patch 1.4.0).
  • March 5th, 2024: Guide updated for the Mid Season 3 Update (Patch 1.3.3).
  • January 22nd, 2024: Guide updated for Season 3 (Patch 1.3.0).
  • November 15th, 2023: Paragon Board images added.
  • October 17th, 2023: Guide updated for Season 2 (Patch 1.2.0).
  • July 18th, 2023: Guide updated for Season 1.
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