Having a good Rogue Build in Tap Titans 2 means you’re willing to invest in Silent March. This is the skill tree to go for if you’re interested in offline progression or inactive play. The Rogue skill tree features skills which all contribute, in one way or another, to an offline play style. This makes it the best possible tree to dump your spare skill points in for people who are only interested in playing the game for short periods of time.

The aim of this guide series is to tell you everything you need to know about the various skill trees. So you can know what’s the best skill to dump your newly acquired skill points in for maximum progression.

Due to the way tournaments work in Tap Titans 2 now, there’s no longer an incentive to hold yourself back and avoid progressing past certain walls. It’s all about pushing now. Check out our tournament guide for more information about those. But let us begin this guide with a quick overview of all the Rogue skills.

Master Thief

The Master Thief skill is pretty straight-forward. It increases two separate multipliers, the All Gold multiplier and the Inactive Gold multiplier.

In all honesty though, don’t worry about the inactive gold that much! It’s insignificant compared to the active gold you can get by just playing the game for a few seconds.

Assassinate

Acting as a multiplier for the Deadly Strike active skill, this skill is pretty underwhelming to be completely honest.

It still offers you a great way to somewhat increase the amount of damage your “deadly strikes” do.

We wouldn’t recommend spending a lot of skill points in this though, especially if you’re low on them or new to the game.

Unfortunately, Assassinate does not affect inactive play meaning it’s completely useless if you’re going for an idle build.

Silent March

The core skill for every idle build you could ever think of, there’s no point in having an idle build if your game can’t progress overnight.

Silent March makes it possible for you to kill titans “inactively”, meaning that it should be one of the first few skills you should be looking at.

There’s an entire play style built around only using Silent March to make relic farming less tedious.

Ambush

This skill can be upgraded up to 10 times with the max level allowing a max multi-spawn count of +20. It also increases the multiple spawn chance to +30%.

That’s not everything. Since multi-spawn effectively reduces the total number of monsters you have to fight before a boss, it can significantly reduce the time it takes for you to hit max stage.

This skill does work during inactive play and will speed up your Silent March.

Twilight's Veil

Having a single point in this skill will include Pet Damage in your inactive DPS. Further points will increase the overall damage dealt by your pet.

This ability also adds a deadly strike multiplier to your pet damage so if you’re going to be using Deadly Strike a lot, this is a good investment.

Your Inactive DPS pretty much determines how far you’d be able to get with just Silent March alone which is why it’s a good idea to at least invest a single point in this skill.

Ghost Ship

Having a single point in this skill will include Ship Damage in your inactive DPS. Further points will increase the overall damage dealt by your the clan ship.

Remember that the clan ship can be a significant factor as far as dealing damage is concerned.

This ability also adds a deadly strike multiplier to your ship damage so if you’re going to be using Deadly Strike a lot, this is a good investment.

Your Inactive DPS pretty much determines how far you’d be able to get with just Silent March alone which is why it’s a good idea to at least invest a single point in this skill.

Shadow Assassin

Having a single point in this skill will include your Shadow Clone’s damage in your inactive DPS. Further points will increase the overall damage dealt by your Shadow Clone.

This ability also adds a deadly strike multiplier to your Shadow Clone so if you’re going to be using Deadly Strike a lot, this is a good investment.

Your Inactive DPS pretty much determines how far you’d be able to get with just Silent March alone which is why it’s a good idea to at least invest a single point in this skill.

The Basic Guide to Rogue Builds

Now that we’re all familiar with all the Rogue skills, we can get to the actual guide. Let us begin by stating that investing in this skill tree is not recommended for beginners. New players will get a lot more progression by investing their skill points in the Knight (Red) or Warlord (Yellow) trees. Oh and just in case you haven’t figured it out by now, Rogue is the green tree. You still want to level up Ambush to the maximum (Level 10) as that will reduce your time between prestiges significantly. but there’s no rush so take your time. Just know that a max level ambush can speed up your runs by 5 to 10 times. But first, some basic FAQ. if you have a question about the Rogue tree that’s not been answered in this guide, do let us know in the comments below!

Why is Rogue a bad investment for beginners?

The reason it’s not recommended for new players to invest into this tree is actually quite obvious when you take a look at its skills. The Rogue tree barely helps you in progression. Five out of the seven skills in this section depend entirely on offline play with minimal active or idle benefits. Yes, we’re completely ignoring the deadly strike bonuses because they’re nothing compared to what you could get by investing your points in another tree.

What’s the best tree for new players to invest in?

New players shouldn’t be looking for offline progression at all. The gold from the first skill is definitely tempting and it’s fine to invest a few skill points in that but remember, it’s progression you’re looking for and 90% of the time you’re only being held back because your heroes aren’t doing enough damage. So depending on whether you’re interested in active or idle play, you should be investing in either Knight or Warlord.

The Silent March Build

Silent March activates offline progression for your game. Meaning that even while you’re not playing the game you, your heroes, pets and clan ship will keep on killing titans and progressing. Without Silent March, even though your hero will kill titans and earn you gold, it won’t progress to the next stage.

Having a single point in Silent March enables offline progression up to 99% of your maximum stage (MS). This doesn’t mean that you won’t have to log in at all though! Since your damage per second (DPS) while offline is only going to be a fraction of what it is online, you won’t be able to progress as much. You’ll still need to pop in every now and then, collect gold, upgrade heroes and then go back offline.

Unfortunately though, a single point in Silent March isn’t going to do you any good. In order to get Silent March, Ambush up to its maximum level and one point in each of the three skills in the last tier, you need 45 skill points. That might not sound like a lot for advanced players but it’s a huge investment for beginners. One that we wouldn’t recommend at all.

Even after you’re done investing the 45 skill points, there’s a sad tale yet. The skills aren’t really that effective at level 1. You’re gonna have to invest more in Silent March to speed it up a bit, and then maybe invest in some offline damage sources.

The Ambush Build

Most builds will tell you to get Ambush regardless of whether or not you are interested in Silent March. As we stated earlier, Ambush can speed up both your active and inactive runs by 5 to 10 times. Ambush won’t help you with progression at all though, so there’s no point in dumping points here if you’re struggling with a wall. Not only does multi-spawn reduce the total number of titans you have to fight before facing the boss, it also increases the amount of gold you get from a multi-spawn titan kills. If you’re lucky enough to get Manni Mana with a multi-spawn, you can get 25% more mana for every multi-spawn. Yup! Manni Mana does get affected by multi-spawn!

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