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Dark and Darker: Best Stealth Build

Become invisible and extremely dangerous by following our guide for the best stealth character build in Dark and Darker.

The Wizard in Dark and Darker may be able to go invisible for safety, but the Rogue offers stealth gameplay more in line with what would traditionally be considered a “stealth build”. You can use the abilities, skills, weapons, and perks here to get the jump on your enemies, then slink back into the shadows. Here’s the best stealth build in Dark and Darker.

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Best Stealth Build in Dark and Darker

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll need for the best stealth build in Dark and Darker:

Best Class: Rogue

Rogue is the most suitable class for a stealth build in Dark and Darker due to several factors, including:

  • Access to an invisibility skill that allows you to sneak up on other players and monsters for a surprise attack or simply sneak past them unnoticed. Unfortunately, the developer nerfed this ability at launch, and it’s now a lot easier to uncover Rogues by simply touching them. This concerns not only enemies but friendly players as well.
  • Access to throwing knives with a variety of debuffs that are highly effective at range.
  • Access to better healing, as you can simply skip potions and use bandages instead.

Best Stealth Rogue Stats

Stealthy Rogue should be both mobile and strong to deal lots of damage quickly. Here are the stats you should improve the most:

  • Strength includes physical strength for defenses, physical damage for attacks, and health points.
  • Agility consists of action speed that allows you to attack and swap weapons faster, movement speed, and item equip speed, including weapons, armor, and jewelry.
  • Weapon Bonus improves all damage dealt by your weapons of choice.

Best Main Weapon: Rapier

Rapier is an excellent close to midrange weapon with high damage and a variety of thrusting and slashing attack patterns. Rapier can be dropped by a number of mobs and bosses, including:

  • Skeleton Guardsman.
  • Goblin Warrior.
  • Skeleton Footman.
  • Demon Bat.
  • Ghost King (boss).
  • Lich (boss).

Best Offhand Weapon: Stiletto Dagger

Stiletto Dagger is basically a shorter version of Rapier, which allows for an even quicker and more precise series of cuts. This offhand weapon is usually dropped by the following mobs and bosses:

  • Demon Dog.
  • Goblin Warrior.
  • Skeleton Footman.
  • Ghost King (boss).
  • Lich (boss).

Best Skills and Perks

When it comes to selecting your skills for the best stalth build, it’s once again recommended to focus on weapon damage and invisibility. Here are the best skills for a Stealthy Rogue build:

  • Weakpoint Attack allows you to increase all of your damage by 50%, as well as reduce the defensive abilities of enemies by another 50%.
  • Hide is much better than your typical Invisibility potion, which can break at the slightest movement, as this skill allows you to change weapons and equipment while staying invisible. The developer nerfed this ability at launch, and now it lasts only 50 seconds, but it’s still worth it.

When choosing perks for your build, the focus stays the same but adds even more buffs to your weapon damage and stealth. We recommend the following perks:

  • Ambush increases damage of all of your first attacks by 50%, if you’ve successfully ambushed your enemy.
  • Dagger Expert boosts the damage of your offhand dagger by 10%.
  • Poisoned Weapon imbues all of your weapon damage with 4 points of Poison magic, which can be stacked up to five times.
  • Stealth further improves your invisibility skill, which now allows you to walk or crouch as far as 10 steps without removing your invisibility spell.

You can also experiment with the Rupture skill, which adds Bleed damage to your weapons by 20%. Although the Weakpoint Attack is preferred, you can try one or the other to see which one is more effective in your case.

That’s everything you need to know about the best stealth build in Dark and Darker. Stay tuned for more Dark and Darker guides on our dedicated tips page.

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