Flurry Endgame Rogue Build Guide for Diablo 4 (Season 1)

Wreak havoc around you with this AoE build!




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Build Introduction

The FlurryFlurry Rogue build rapidly stabs every foe in range. This is your guide to building a character for endgame activities in Diablo 4, with the optimal setup for Skills, Gear and Paragon.

FlurryFlurry penetrates through every enemy in range with multiple hits. Aspect of Encircling BladesAspect of Encircling Blades is required to turn Flurry into a massive circular Area of Effect (AoE) around the player. Make sure you have an extracted Aspect or have it unlocked in the Codex of Power. Extracted Aspects from Legendary Items are preferred for their stronger effect.

This AoE build is perfect for players that want a simple playstyle that easily clears groups of enemies. Alternatively, check out our Dual Core Flurry Rapid Fire Rogue for another FlurryFlurry build that includes Rapid FireRapid Fire to deal more single target damage.

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

  • High Area Damage to Clear Packs
  • Rapid Movement for Fast Dungeon Runs
  • Can Crowd Control an Entire Pack of Enemies
  • Reduced Single Target Damage
  • Requires Melee Range
  • Crowd Control Dependent on Procs

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

Season of the Malignant

Season 1 Patch Updates

The following list details the changes in the Season 1 Patch Update that are specific to this build. Check the Changelog for all the other guide updates.

  • Siphoning Strikes now also requires a Lucky Hit chance of 75%.
  • Aspect of Retribution bonus damage to Stunned reduced from 20-40% to 10-20%.
  • Aspect of Disobedience maximum stacks reduced from 100 to 60, reducing maximum Bonus Armor % from 25%-50% to 15%-30%.
  • Vengeful Aspect Lucky Hit Chance increased from 30-50% to 40-60%.

In addition to the build specific changes, multiple sources of Critical Strike Damage and Vulnerable Damage were reduced globally for all classes. Rogues did not receive any major nerfs to damage directly to their class. The biggest direct change to Rogues is the addition of a Lucky Hit Chance requirement for Siphoning StrikesSiphoning Strikes, significantly reducing their survivability. All other classes received much heavier nerfs, making Rogue a top pick for season 1.

Patch 1.1.1

The second major update for Season 1 brings a few buffs to Rogues in Patch 1.1.1, released on August 8th, 2023. The only change directly affecting the Flurry build is the Lucky Hit chance increase from 75% to 85% for Siphoning StrikesSiphoning Strikes, reducing the nerf made at the beginning of Season 1.

Best Malignant Hearts Tier List for Flurry Rogue

The Season 1 theme introduces Malignant Hearts that provide build-altering bonuses. The hearts are divided into 4 categories, each with a color that needs to be socketed in the corresponding colored Malignant Socket on equipped jewelry. Wrathful Hearts are a special case due to their rarity, and can be placed in any Socket. 

Always socket Malignant Hearts instead of a SkullSkull in Jewelry. Malignant Hearts provide an Armor bonus that scales with its Item Power.

Listed below is the Malignant Hearts Tier List for Flurry Rogue, ranked by importance. Stats displayed reflect what a Level 20 character would receive as a drop.

  1. Caged Heart of The BarberCaged Heart of The Barber (Wrathful, Super-World Tier III): Critical Strikes and all subsequent damage within 2.0-4.0 seconds is absorbed by your target. Then, the absorbed damage erupts onto surrounding enemies. Stored damage is increased by 10% per second. – Fixed in Patch 1.1.1 to work with “on hit” effects and Lucky Hit chance.
  2. Caged Heart of RevengeCaged Heart of Revenge (Brutal, Defensive-World Tier III): 10-20% of incoming damage is instead suppressed. When you use a Defensive, Subterfuge or a Macabre skill, all suppressed damage is amplified by 250% and explodes, dealing up to 1360-2040 Fire damage to Nearby enemies.
  3. Caged Heart of Tempting FateCaged Heart of Tempting Fate (Vicious, Offensive-World Tier III): You gain 40-60% Critical Strike Damage but your Non-Critical Strikes deal 20-15% less damage.
  4. Caged Heart of the Dark DanceCaged Heart of the Dark Dance (Vicious, Offensive-World Tier III): Every 5 seconds while above 60% Life, Core Skills cost 68-51 Life instead of your Primary Resource. Skills that consume Life deal 10-20% increased damage.
  5. Caged Heart of the PicanaCaged Heart of the Picana (Vicious, Offensive): Critical Strikes electrically charge the enemy for 0.75-2.50 seconds, causing lightning to arc between them and any other charged enemies dealing 68-136 Lightning damage.
  6. Caged Heart of Cluster MunitionsCaged Heart of Cluster Munitions (Vicious, Offensive): Lucky Hit: You have up to a 20% chance to launch 3 Stun Grenades that deal 26-32 Physical damage and Stun enemies for 0.50 seconds.
  7. Caged Heart of the ClipshotCaged Heart of the Clipshot (Devious, Utility): Lucky Hit: Up to a 20-40% chance for your Cutthroat Skills to Slow by 40% for 3 seconds and your Marksman Skills to Knock Back enemies.

Skill Tree Points and Skill Bar

Skill Bar Setup for Flurry Rogue (order does not matter)
Flurry Flurry Puncture Puncture Poison Imbuement Poison Imbuement Poison Trap Poison Trap Shadow Step Shadow Step Dash Dash

The following tables show the full allocation of Skill Points for the Flurry Rogue build. The first table has the most important 48 points to start the build. The second table has the remaining 10 points that are allocated once you obtain all Skill Points from Renown.

Priority SkillsCluster
PuncturePuncture Level 1, Enhanced PunctureEnhanced Puncture, Fundamental PunctureFundamental PunctureBasic SkillBasic Skill
FlurryFlurry Level 5, Enhanced FlurryEnhanced Flurry, Improved FlurryImproved Flurry
SturdySturdy Level 3, Siphoning StrikesSiphoning Strikes Level 3
Stutter StepStutter Step Level 3
Core SkillCore Skill
DashDash Level 1, Enhanced DashEnhanced Dash, Disciplined DashDisciplined Dash
Shadow StepShadow Step Level 1, Enhanced Shadow StepEnhanced Shadow Step, Methodical Shadow StepMethodical Shadow Step
Agility SkillAgility Skill
Poison TrapPoison Trap Level 1, Enhanced Poison TrapEnhanced Poison Trap, Countering Poison TrapCountering Poison Trap
ExploitExploit Level 3, MaliceMalice Level 3
AgileAgile Level 3
Subterfuge SkillSubterfuge Skill
Poison ImbuementPoison Imbuement Level 1, Enhanced Poison ImbuementEnhanced Poison Imbuement, Blended Poison ImbuementBlended Poison Imbuement
Deadly VenomDeadly Venom Level 1, Debilitating ToxinsDebilitating Toxins Level 3
Imbuement SkillImbuement Skill
InnervationInnervation Level 3Ultimate SkillUltimate Skill
Close Quarters CombatClose Quarters CombatKey PassivesKey Passives
Remaining Renown PointsCluster
Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush Level 1, HasteHaste Level 3Ultimate SkillUltimate Skill
ConcussiveConcussive Level 3, Trick AttacksTrick Attacks Level 1
Weapon MasteryWeapon Mastery Level 2
Agility SkillAgility Skill

Flurry Rogue Specialization

Combo Points is the preferred Rogue Specialization for general farming due to the burst damage playstyle of Flurry Rogue. Build Combo Points with PuncturePuncture to unleash additional damage for FlurryFlurry.

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

The Specialization can be swapped to Inner Sight for long single target fights, like World Bosses. The harder you hit, the faster you fill up your Inner Sight Gauge to gain unlimited Energy for 4 seconds. A strong character benefits more from this Specialization, allowing for more FlurryFlurry usage.

Inner Sight Interface Rogue Diablo 4
Inner Sight is Activated for Unlimited Energy


The Paragon progression system unlocks at Level 50 and provides a vast amount of character power. On the Paragon Board, bonuses range from minor stats on Magic Nodes to more powerful Rare Glyphs and Legendary Nodes.

As you path towards Glyph Sockets and Legendary Nodes, you should prioritize Damage, Dexterity, Resistance, and Life for Normal and Magic Nodes. Glyph radius increases as you level them up. Therefore, if you cannot fulfill Additional Bonus requirements early on, skip allocating extra nodes for now.

Listed below are the Legendary Nodes and Rare Glyphs to use for the Flurry Rogue build, sorted in the order obtained in Paragon.

CloserCloser• For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, Cutthroat Skills deal +2% increased damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
While wielding a Melee weapon, you take 10% reduced damage.
Tricks of the TradeYour Marksman Skills grant your next Cutthroat Skill 25% increased damage. Your Cutthroat Skills grant your next Marksman Skill 25% increased damage.
ChipChip• For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2% increased Physical damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Dexterity purchased in radius range):
Physical damage increases the damage an enemy takes from you by 1%, up to 10%, for 15 seconds.
Exploit WeaknessWhenever you deal damage to a Vulnerable enemy, they take 1% increased damage from you for 6 seconds, up to 15%.
CombatCombat• For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, Core Skills deal +4% increased Critical Strike Damage.
• Additional Bonus (requires 40 Intelligence purchased in radius range):
Skills that Critically Strike restore 12% of their Energy cost.
Deadly AmbushYou deal 22.5% increased Critical Strike Damage to enemies affected by your Trap Skills.
ExploitExploit• For every 5 Strength purchased within range, you deal + [3.85%] increased damage to Vulnerable targets.
• Additional Bonus (requires 25 Strength purchased in radius range):
When an enemy is damaged by you, they become Vulnerable for 3 seconds. This cannot happen more than once every 20 seconds per enemy.

Starting Board

  1. Path to the first Glyph Socket along the right side of the first Paragon Board and insert CloserCloser. Purchase all Dexterity nodes in radius range for the Additional Bonus.
  2. Obtain Lawless nearby.
  3. Obtain Skillful nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Damage.
  4. Continue down the left side to Resilience and purchase 2 surrounding Magic Nodes providing Maximum Life.
  5. Continue up the left side of the first Paragon Board to your first Board Attachment Gate. Attach Tricks of the Trade after rotating the board clockwise 2 times.

Tricks of the Trade (2nd Board)

  1. Path up and left to Brawler. Purchase all 5 surrounding Magic Nodes.
  2. Continue up, right and then up to Tricks of the Trade.
  3. From the route between Brawler and Tricks of the Trade, path right and down to Shadow Resilience. Purchase 2 surrounding Magic Nodes providing Maximum Life.
  4. From the route between Brawler and Tricks of the Trade, path up to Lawless. Purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Armor.
  5. Continue up to the Glyph Socket. Insert ChipChip and purchase all Dexterity nodes in radius range.
  6. Obtain Focused nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Damage to Elites.
  7. From the Glyph Socket, path left and up to Havoc. Purchase all surrounding Magic Nodes.
  8. From Focused, path straight up to the Board Attachment Gate at the top. Attach Exploit Weakness after rotating the board clockwise 1 time.

Exploit Weakness (3rd Board)

  1. Path up and right to Unassailable. Purchase all 5 surrounding Magic Nodes.
  2. Continue up to Exploit Weakness.
  3. From the route between Unassailable and Exploit Weakness, path left to ExploitExploit. Purchase all 5 surrounding Magic Nodes.
  4. Continue up to the Glyph Socket. Insert CombatCombat and purchase all Intelligence nodes in radius range.
  5. Obtain Artifice nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Vulnerable Damage.
  6. Obtain Dosage nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Potion Healing.
  7. From the route between Unassailable and Exploit Weakness, path right to Cold Resilience and purchase 2 Magic Nodes providing Maximum Life.
  8. Continue back up to Hunter Killer and purchase all 5 surrounding Magic Nodes.
  9. Take the shortest route to the Board Attachment Gate on the left side of the board. Attach Deadly Ambush after rotating the board clockwise 2 times.

Deadly Ambush (4th Board)

  1. Path left and up to Poison Resilience. Purchase2 surrounding Magic Nodes providing Maximum Life.
  2. Continue left and up to Deadly Ambush.
  3. Continue down to the Glyph Socket. Insert ExploitExploit and purchase all Strength nodes in radius range.
  4. Obtain Engineering nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Damage to Enemies Affected by Trap Skills.
  5. Obtain Cunning nearby and purchase 3 Magic Nodes providing Damage Reduction from Enemies Affected by Trap Skills.
  6. From Deadly Ambush, path right to Trapper and purchase 2 Magic Nodes providing Damage to Enemies Affected by Trap Skills.

Click this link and check the Paragon page on the planner for a visual of the entire tree.

Mechanics and Playstyle

The Flurry Rogue build is fairly simple to play. FlurryFlurry becomes a powerful clearing skill, especially with Aspect of Encircling BladesAspect of Encircling Blades to turn it into a circular Area of Effect (AoE) around the player.

Damage is increased further with Close Quarters CombatClose Quarters Combat, ConcussiveConcussive, Weapon MasteryWeapon Mastery, ExploitExploit and MaliceMalice.

Survivability is gained through AgileAgile, SturdySturdy and Debilitating ToxinsDebilitating Toxins, while Siphoning StrikesSiphoning Strikes and Enhanced FlurryEnhanced Flurry sustain Life.

Finally, Stutter StepStutter Step and HasteHaste speed up movement for faster farming. Two Mobility Skills, DashDash and Shadow StepShadow Step, are used to fly through the battlefield.

Since FlurryFlurry already has plenty of AoE damage to clear packs, Poison ImbuementPoison Imbuement is preferred over Shadow ImbuementShadow Imbuement for more single target damage.

Poison TrapPoison Trap is not specced to deal damage, but instead has a Knockdown with Enhanced Poison TrapEnhanced Poison Trap. Alternate between Poison Trap and Poison Imbuement to keep enemies Poisoned.

Status Effects

The Flurry Rogue utilizes multiple status effects to render enemies helpless. Fundamental PunctureFundamental Puncture easily applies Vulnerable to a target with a single Basic attack. Following up with Improved FlurryImproved Flurry spreads Vulnerable to every enemy within the AoE. In group play, apply this debuff to entire groups of enemies so your teammates deal 20% more damage!

Once enemies are Vulnerable, Mangler's AspectMangler’s Aspect has a Lucky Hit chance to Daze them. Critical Strikes against Dazed enemies knock them down with Trick AttacksTrick Attacks, activating ConcussiveConcussive for increased Critical Strike Chance.

Stack Damage to Poisoned, Vulnerable, Dazed, Stunned and Controlled Enemies on gear and the Paragon Board to scale your damage further.

Damage Rotation

Use the following rotation to optimize DPS.

  1. (Optional) Use Shadow StepShadow Step to stun an elite or DashDash to reposition around enemies.
  2. Alternate between Poison TrapPoison Trap and Poison ImbuementPoison Imbuement to keep enemies Poisoned.
  3. Cast PuncturePuncture 1-3 times to build Combo Points.
  4. Cast FlurryFlurry in the middle of enemy packs.
  5. Repeat the rotation. Make sure you alternate between FlurryFlurry and PuncturePuncture to activate Close Quarters CombatClose Quarters Combat, Aspect of the ExpectantAspect of the Expectant and Tricks of the Trade Legendary Paragon Node.

Gear Choice and Stat Priority in the Endgame

Make sure to pick up all Rare Item drops that may be upgrades while you are farming with Flurry Rogue. Save Legendary Items with useful aspects in your stash to be used later for extraction and imprinting onto well rolled Rare Items.

When comparing weapons with similar item levels, Swords are preferred over Daggers for higher damage per hit and the Critical Strike Damage implicit. The DPS value on ranged weapons does not matter, so prioritize affix values instead. Crossbows are preferred over Bows for the Vulnerable Damage implicit.

Stat Priority List

Listed below are the affixes to prioritize on gear for Flurry Rogues. Each line of affixes are listed in order of importance. Affixes on the same line are considered to be equally important, since their exact values differ for each character. All stats have an effect that is dependent on how much is already stacked. Bolded stats are the most important and sometimes vital for the build to function properly.

Gear SlotImportant Affixes
Weapons+ DPS value, Critical Strike Damage and Vulnerable Damage
+ Dexterity, Damage to Close, Core Skill Damage
+ Damage to Injured, Poisoned, Trapped, Crowd Controlled, Dazed or Stunned Enemies
Helm+ Basic Attack Speed, Cooldown Reduction, Armor
+ Maximum Life
+ Maximum Energy
+ Crowd Control Duration
+ Dexterity
Chest+ Armor, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, DR from Distant Enemies
+ Maximum Life
+ Dexterity
+ Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons, Cutthroat Skill Damage, Damage, Physical Damage
Gloves+ Ranks of Flurry, Attack Speed and Critical Strike Chance
+ Dexterity, Critical Strike Chance Against Injured Enemies
+ Reduces the Arm Time of Your Trap Skills, Trap Cooldown Reduction
+ Lucky Hit Chance, LHC to Restore Primary Resource
+ Damage to Injured Enemies
Pants+ Armor, Damage Reduction, DR from Close Enemies, DR from Distant Enemies
+ Maximum Life, Dodge Chance, DC Against Close Enemies
+ Dexterity
Boots+ Energy Cost Reduction
+ Movement Speed, Ranks of Dash
+ Dexterity, Dodge Chance, DC Against Distant Enemies
+ Damage Reduction while Injured
Amulet+ Energy Cost Reduction
+ Ranks of Malice, Exploit or Weapon Mastery Passive
+ Cooldown Reduction, Armor, Movement Speed
+ Damage Reduction, DR from Poisoned, Distant, Close Enemies, or while Injured
+ % Dexterity
+ Critical Strike Chance Against Injured Enemies
+ Crowd Control Duration
+ Trap Cooldown Reduction
+ Damage, Cutthroat Skill Damage, Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons
Rings+ Critical Strike Chance and Damage, Vulnerable Damage
+ Maximum Life, Resource Generation, Damage to Close Enemies
+ Maximum Energy, Lucky Hit Chance
+ Physical Damage, Damage to Poisoned, Dazed, Injured, Crowd Controlled or Stunned Enemies

Legendary Aspects and Codex of Power

Listed below are all the best-in-slot Aspects found on Legendary Items that are important for the Flurry Rogue build. Aspects from the Codex of Power can be used if you cannot find the proper Legendary drops, but they have weaker effects. Extract Aspects from lower level Legendary Items and imprint them onto better Rare Items with preferred stats.

Resource Aspects, such as Aspect of the UmbralAspect of the Umbral and Ravenous AspectRavenous Aspect, help with Energy management early on. Unfortunately, they are limited to Ring slots and replace Offensive Aspects. Resource management is improved elsewhere in this build, so important separate damage multipliers are not lost.

Gear SlotAspect NameAspect Power
Ranged Weapon (+100% bonus effect)Aspect of Encircling BladesAspect of Encircling BladesFlurryFlurry damages enemies in a circle around you and deals [8 – 15%] increased damage.
Amulet (+50 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.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #1 (replaced by Condemnation)Vengeful AspectVengeful AspectLucky Hit: Making an enemy Vulnerable has up to a [40 – 60%] chance to grant 3% increased Critical Strike Chance for 3 seconds, up to 9%.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2, Rings or GlovesAspect 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.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2, Rings or GlovesAspect 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, Rings or GlovesRapid AspectRapid AspectBasic Skills gain [15 – 30%] Attack Speed.
Dual-Wielded Weapon Slot #2, Rings or GlovesAccelerating AspectAccelerating AspectCritical Strikes with Core Skills increase your Attack Speed by [15 – 25%] for 3 seconds.
Helm or ChestMangler's AspectMangler’s AspectLucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to a Vulnerable enemy has up to a [25 – 45%] chance to Daze them for 2 seconds.
Helm, Chest or PantsAspect of MightAspect of MightBasic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for [2 – 6] seconds
Helm, Chest or PantsAspect of DisobedienceAspect of DisobedienceYou gain [0.25 – 0.50%] increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to [15.00 – 30.00%].
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%].

Unique Items


CondemnationCondemnation – Your Core Skills deal [20 – 40%] increased damage when spending 3 Combo Points. Your Skills using this weapon have a 30% chance to generate 3 Combo Points.

This Unique Dagger synergies well with this Combo Points build for an additional damage multiplier.

Not Recommended Unique items

Listed below are the Unique Items not recommended for this build and the reasons they are not worthwhile.

  • SkyhunterSkyhunter – This Unique Bow is a huge DPS loss compared to a Legendary Crossbow with well-rolled affixes, a Vulnerable Damage implicit and an Offensive Aspect with +100% bonus effect on 2-Handed Weapons.
  • Asheara's KhanjarAsheara’s Khanjar – The Attack Speed bonus on this Unique Dagger is decent, but the rest of its affixes are lacking. A Legendary Sword with well-rolled affixes and an Offensive Aspect is more beneficial.
  • Grasp of ShadowGrasp of Shadow – These Unique Gloves provide up to +3 Ranks for all Core Skills, but Legendary Gloves with +4 Ranks of FlurryFlurry are better. The summoned Shadow Clone attack does significantly less damage than the original attack being copied.
  • TemerityTemerity – These Unique Pants provide a consistent Barrier when paired with Siphoning StrikesSiphoning Strikes. Conceited AspectConceited Aspect can also be used with this Barrier generation for increased damage, but this build already has enough Offensive Aspect choices. Using Temerity causes you to miss out on 4 Damage Reduction affixes and an Aspect from Legendary Pants, making them not worthwhile.


Listed below are the best Gems to socket into gear for each slot type for the Flurry Rogue build.

Elixirs and Health Potions

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. Craft a Precision ElixirPrecision Elixir or Assault ElixirAssault Elixir.

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.


  • August 30th, 2023: Not Recommended Unique Items section added.
  • August 2nd, 2023: Patch 1.1.1 section added with another Siphoning Strike change.
  • July 18th, 2023: Guide updated for Season 1.
  • July 14th, 2023: Stat Priority List reevaluated.
  • July 12th, 2023: Aspects reevaluated.
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