The Rogue is the ranged attack class in Diablo, who is from the Sisters of the Sightless Eye. Her magic, strength and vitality are intermediate between the warrior and the sorcerer. However, her dexterity is much higher than that of the other two classes. She is the only character class who could use bows effectively, since other classes lack the dexterity needed for higher bow damage and hit percentage and are innately slow at firing missiles. Her strength is mostly for using armor since her damage comes from her dexterity. Items are often required to boost her strength so that she can equip the heaviest armor. Her magic is often used for Stone Curse and teleport. Stone Curse is particularly effective at keeping enemies at a distance during the combat, while teleport is used as means to escape. Unfortunately the rogues are not as effective in team games, since allies could cause damage to one another, even with player friendly set on. For example, if a warrior is attacking, then she has to accurately target the monster to avoid hitting the warrior. The only saving grace a Warrior has from accidental damage is his shield; since there was not a hard cap on blocking, if he had enough Dexterity, he would block every arrow a Rogue fires as long as he was immobile
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The Rogue from Diablo 1 was confirmed at BlizzCon 2011 to have been Blood Raven. Her canonical name was Moreina. Eventually driven mad by what she witnessed beneath the Cathedral, Blood Raven was corrupted by Andariel.
Rogue Archers appear as the Act I hireling of Diablo II. She carries a bow (with infinite arrows) and can cast the spells Fire Arrow or Ice Arrow. She can also use the skill Inner Sight to target foes more accurately. She can equip Bows, Body Armor, and Helms.
To be able to hire one of the rogues, you must first complete the quest Sisters' Burial Grounds, given by Kashya. It involves killing Blood Raven, the aforementioned character. Once you've completed the task, Kashya will express her gratitude and lend you one of her rogues. Alternatively, the player can hire rogues from Kashya upon reaching level 9.