Loop Hero rogue class guide

The 2nd class in Loop Hero is called the rogue. You can open it by developing the haven in your base camp.

The rogue is not a simple class to begin your loop run with, however his high damage output will certainly make it worth your time. A great construct is, naturally, secret to your survival, so let’s have a look at the rogue’s statistics, cards, and qualities.

Rogue statistics described

The rogue’s important opportunity and important damage statistics indicate that there’s a possibility (important opportunity %) to deal additional damage (important damage %) on any hit.

Loop Hero class guide: Rogue

Rogue statistics.
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A great technique for a strong rogue construct is getting a good important opportunity — around 30-50% — combined with high attack speed, and after that maxing out on important damage as much as you can. High attack speed implies more attacks, and a high important rate implies more of those hits will deal additional damage.

Another essential attribute of the rogue is the 10% reward for every single additional product geared up for the exact same stat. This sounds complex, however we’ll discuss: If you gear up a 2nd product with a vital rate stat, your overall important rate gets a 10% reward. So, if you have 3 important rate products geared up, you get a 20% important rate reward. Keep that in mind while choosing your equipment during your loop run — multiple items of the same stat is better.

The rogue’s trophy system

Wondering why you haven’t received any items yet? The rogue class handles the loot system in a unique way. Instead of collecting equipment after defeating an enemy, you will collect trophies. The trophies are automatically transported to your trophy bag (in the lower right corner of your inventory), and then automatically converted to equipment when you reach the cozy campfire tile. This means you only get new equipment once per loop.

Loop Hero class guide: Rogue

Trophies turn into equipment at the cozy campfire.
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You can still equip new gear during your loop, but you will lose your current inventory when you return to the campfire tile. As a general rule, the more enemies you beat during the loop, the better your equipment rewards.

Rogue card deck build

Our first tip is to only pick one or two enemy-spawning cards. The rogue is very vulnerable in the beginning of a loop, so you don’t want a full hand of opponents that you can’t survive fighting. Spider cocoons are a great choice because of their large numbers and relative weakness. Defeating them will get you a nice trophy supply.

Loop Hero class guide: Rogue

Best cards for Loop Hero’s rogue.
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As for landscape cards, the desert and sand dune cards reduce the max HP of all creatures, even the hero. That’s where the arsenal golden card (unlocked by the smelter and intel center camp buildings) comes in. This golden card unlocks the amulet equipment slot, which grants a bonus magic HP bar not affected by the desert.

The best rogue traits

Loop Hero class guide: Rogue

Best rogue traits.
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  • Picky. This trait will reduce the amount of equipment received by 3, but it increases that equipment’s quality in return. It’s far better to receive a few good products than a lot of useless ones, so this is a great deal.
  • Old Scars. This will increase the rogue’s max HP by 1 for each trophy received. This effect can stack up nicely, but only if you get it early.
  • Fuss. This decreases your damage received by 7% for every extra enemy. If you regularly take on 3-4 enemies at the same time (for example, if you went with the spider-spawning strategy), this trait is a great help.

Offensive rogue vs. evasion rogue Build

We’re obviously promoting the offensive rogue build here, but you might be wondering whether the evasion rogue build is actually better. As the rogue lacks good defense, it makes sense to look to evasion for help.

Loop Hero class guide: Rogue

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However, you should remember that equipping more items with the same stats grants a reward, so specializing is helpful. As a result, it will be difficult to build a rogue who is equally damaging and evasive. Furthermore, with evasion , you may evade a few attacks, but you will get hit anyway if you lack the strength and speed to defeat your enemies quickly. In other words, we believe that the best defense for this Loop Hero’s class is its offense.

Now let’s dual-wield our method through that loop!

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.