"Rogues are adventurers and opportunists with a gift for getting into and out of trouble. Relying variously on charm and dash, blades and business sense, they thrive on conflict and misfortune, trusting to their luck and cunning to survive." (Morrowind player's manual)

With the exception of magical abilities, the Rogue is best equipped to talk or fight his way out of just about anything. I find it amusing that this is a Combat-oriented class when fully half of the Rogue's skills are Stealth-oriented. However, note that there are no true Thieving skills associated with this class (Sneak, Security, etc.), so perhaps classifying the Rogue as Combat is accurate.

Specialization Combat
Favored Attributes Speed, Personality
Major Skills Short Blade, Mercantile, Axe, Light Armor, Hand-to-Hand
Minor Skills Block, Medium Armor, Speechcraft, Alchemy, Long Blade
Starting Spells none

Combat Axe, Block, Medium Armor, Long Blade
Magic Alchemy
Stealth Short Blade, Mercantile, Light Armor, Hand-to-Hand, Speechcraft

Strength Axe, Long Blade
Intelligence Alchemy
Agility Block, Light Armor
Speed Short Blade, Hand-to-Hand
Endurance Medium Armor
Personality Mercantile, Speechcraft