Sneak Attack (Melee)

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For the ranged version of this action see: Sneak Attack (Ranged)
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Sneak Attack (Melee) is a rogue action. This ability allows the rogue to exploit an enemy's distraction and deal extra damage to their vulnerable spots with melee weapons.

The weapon must have the Finesse property, but can still utilise Strength if it is higher than Dexterity.


Deal an extra 1d6 damage to a foe you have Advantage Icon.png Advantage against. You can also use Sneak Attack if you have an ally within 1.5m / 5ft of the target and you don't have Disadvantage Icon.png Disadvantage.


Normal weapon damage
D6 Weapon.png 1d6 (1~6) Damage TypesWeapon damage
 Range: Normal weapon range
Recharge: Per turn

At Higher Levels

For every 2 Rogue Levels above 1, your Sneak Attack deals an additional 1d6Damage TypesWeaponDRS damage, up to 6d6 at Level 11:

How to learn


This action is a variation of:
Sneak Attack Sneak Attack


  • Sneak Attack refreshes after the Rogue's turn ends.
  • As Sneak Attack requires a Finesse weapon, it may not be used with unarmed attacks.
  • When Sneak Attack is applied automatically to a triggering attack via the reaction system, it is treated as a "DRS"
  • When using a weapon attack that hits multiple foes, such as Whirlwind Attack, the Sneak Attack reaction that can trigger from the attack will only affect the first target hit