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Assassin
Assassin ascendancy class.png
Death is a banquet. It's up to the murderer to write the menu.
This page is about the Ascendancy class. For the Ascendant passive, see Assassin (Ascendant passive).

The Assassin is an Ascendancy class for Shadows.

Overview

The Assassin is a offense-oriented class centered around critical strikes. The class offers skills that enhance their power charges and bonus to critical strike effectiveness and utility under certain conditions. He has access to poison themed skills like Noxious Strike, as well as allowing poisons to synergize off of critical strikes to higher levels via Toxic Delivery. Furthermore with Mistwalker the Assassin has the ability to gain the Elusive buff on critical strikes and additional benefits while being affected by it.

Passive skills

Assassin skill tree

Minor skills

The Assassin has the following minor passive skills:

NameStats
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
+10% to Critical Strike Multiplier
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Damage over Time
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Elusive Effect
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
10% increased Elusive Effect
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1]
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
15% increased Power Charge Duration
15% increased Critical Strike Chance [1] [2]

Notable skills

The Assassin has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Elusive (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngMistwalker Gain Elusive on Critical Strike
50% increased Elusive Effect
You take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while Elusive
Critical Strike Chance, Elusive Effect
UnstableInfusion (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngUnstable Infusion 10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Non-Critical Strike
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
DeadlyInfusion (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngDeadly Infusion +5% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+1.5% Critical Strike Chance while at maximum Power Charges
Unstable Infusion Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Assassinate (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngOpportunistic Damage from your Critical Strikes cannot be Reflected
25% more Damage while there is at most one Rare or Unique Enemy nearby
20% reduced Damage taken while there are at least two Rare or Unique Enemies nearby
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Ambush (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngAmbush and Assassinate 25% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Low Life
+40% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Enemies that are on Full Life
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Low Life
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
NoxiousStrike (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngNoxious Strike +30% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison
40% chance to Poison on Hit
5% increased Poison Duration for each Poison you have inflicted Recently
Recover 0.5% of Life per Poison affecting Enemies you Kill
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
ToxicDelivery (Assassin) passive skill icon.pngToxic Delivery Poison you inflict with Critical Strikes deals 50% more Damage
+0.5% to Critical Strike Chance per Poison affecting Enemy, up to +2.0%
Noxious Strike Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time

Version history

Version Changes
3.8.0
3.2.0
2.3.0
2.2.0
  • Introduced to the game.