Dark Phantom wrote:Str build is much better for leveling than Dex because the best DPS skills are Str based (except shadowstrike).
Best skills for leveling are: Shadowstrike, Quick Strike, Riposte, Sneaky, and Assassinate...if you want to use one more skill, put points into poison weapon. A rogue is a DPS machine and wasting points into defense slows you down. Instead, uses lixes (elixirs) when leveling and restoration potions. Combos (combination elixirs) are best or HP, haste, wisdom, & XP lix (all at the same time) would be next best option.
Rogues can lix solo just fine or can quickly take out mobs with a good melee partner. I personally leveled to 222 mostly solo, but that's up to you.
Dex is better till 181 imo, because mobs do not resist poison, if you use poison weapon and high then it will make up the damage from str build, knowing that you can't remove mobs physical resist, but if you have a mage skilled with assassins all the time then str is better.
Shadowstrike is so op with dex build, because mobs below tower don't resist it.
My rogue on dex build at 160s had same autos as rogues his level, survived and landed more attacks, also had a 8k to 9k crit shadowstrike, when they could only do half of that.
Riposte is real good with str build and is also good with dex, but how will you get a full use of it if you are str and your survivability is so low.
At tower I agree str is best, because poison is resisted so much there.