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The arcane trickster is a character archetype representing a rogue with arcane spellcasting ability.


The eldritch knight combines the rogue's stealth with spellcasting ability.

Notable arcane tricksters[]

For a full list of arcane tricksters, see Category:Arcane tricksters.

Publication history[]

D&D 3rd edition[]

The arcane trickster was introduced as a prestige class in the 3rd edition sourcebook Tome and Blood (2001). It was later updated and included in the Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5) (2003).

D&D 4th edition[]

The arcane trickster returned as a paragon path in Martial Power 2 (2010).

D&D 5th edition[]

The arcane trickster was a rogue archetype (subclass) in the Player's Handbook (5e) (2014).

Creative origins[]

Reception and influence[]