You hone your Skills
in the larcenous arts. Burglars, bandits, cutpurses, and other criminals typically follow this archetype, but so do rogues who prefer to think of themselves as professional Treasure
seekers, explorers, delvers, and investigators. In addition to improving your agility and Stealth
, you learn Skills
useful for delving into ancient ruins, reading unfamiliar Languages
, and using Magic Items
you normally couldn’t employ.
Starting at 3rd Level
, you can use the Bonus Action
granted by your Cunning Action
to make a Dexterity
(Sleight of Hand) check, use your thieves’ tools to disarm a trap or open a lock, or take the Use an Object
When you choose this archetype at 3rd Level
, you gain the ability to climb faster than normal; climbing no longer costs you extra Movement
In addition, when you make a running jump, the distance you cover increases by a number of feet equal to your Dexterity
Starting at 9th level, you have advantage on a Dexterity
(Stealth) check if you move no more than half your speed on the same turn.
Use Magic Device
By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they are not intended for you. You ignore all class, race, and level requirements on the use of Magic Items
When you reach 17th level, you have become adept at laying ambushes and quickly escaping danger. You can take two turns during the first round of any Combat
. You take your first turn at your normal Initiative
and your second turn at your Initiative
minus 10. You can’t use this feature when you are surprised.