Rogue (Diablo II)
The Rogue is a female archer and warrior who fights for the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye. They keep watch over the Rogue Monastery which guards the passage over the mountains to the East. These highly skilled archers employ ancient Eastern philosophies that develop an "inner sight" that they use both in combat and to circumvent dangerous traps that they may encounter. Known only as wandering Rogues in the West, the Sisters conceal their secret affiliation by posing as simple travelers. Many pompous fools have made the mistake of underestimating these steel nerved women in combat and paid a terrible price for their vanity.
Diablo I[edit | edit source]
The Rogue was one of the three playable characters in Diablo I that ventured into the depths of the Tristram Cathedral to slay Diablo, the Lord of Terror. The strange events that transpired in Khanduras caught the attention of many of these Rogues. They came from as far as the Eastern dunes to test their skills against the dark evil that was said to be lurking in Tristram. Although not as powerful in close combat as the Warrior, the Rogue is the undisputed master of the bow. A skilled Sister can send a stream of arrows at an opponent, each fired with a seemingly careless precision. The innate sixth sense that all Rogues seem to possess also allows them to sense trapped fixtures, and aids them in attempt to disarm these traps.
Diablo II[edit | edit source]
The Rogues were a hire-able band of mercenaries who, since the times of Diablo's first defeat, had retreated out of their now corrupted Rogue Monastery. After the Dark Wanderer had traveled East through the Rogue Monastery, he summoned the Lesser Evil Andariel to close the way behind him. Andariel not only sealed the way, but corrupted and destroyed many of the Rogue sisters. The Rogues and their order, named the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye, have now moved west of their Monastery, living in small encampments in the plains of Khanduras. One such encampment is the Rogue Encampment. After you defeat Blood Raven and earn Kashya's trust, she allows you to hire her Rogue sisters as Rogue mercenaries to aid you against Andariel.