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Assassin

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Assassin
Assassin ascendancy class.png
Death is a banquet. It's up to the murderer to write the menu.
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The Assassin is an Ascendancy class for Shadows.

Overview

The Assassin is a offense-oriented class centered around critical strikes. The class offers enhanced crits on full or low life enemies and enhancing their power charges. His tree also has options for damage over time with bleeding and poison with added synergy with critical strikes.

Passive skills

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

Name Bonuses
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 15% increased Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
  • 10% increased Power Charge Duration
  • 15% increased Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
  • 15% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • 15% increased Damage over Time

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive

Ambush
  • 100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Full Life
  • +40% to Critical Strike Multiplier against Enemies that are on Full Life
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Assassinate
  • Critical Strikes have Culling Strike
  • Hits deal 30% increased Damage against Enemies that are on Low Life
  • 100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Low Life
Ambush Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Unstable Infusion
  • 10% chance to gain a Power Charge on non-Critical Strike
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Deadly Infusion
  • +8% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
  • +0.5% Critical Strike Chance per Power Charge
Unstable Infusion Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Noxious Strike
  • 40% chance to Poison on Hit against Bleeding Enemies
  • 50% chance for Attacks to Maim on Hit against Poisoned Enemies
  • Attacks have 30% chance to cause Bleeding
  • 30% increased Skill Effect Duration if you've Killed a Maimed Enemy Recently
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
Toxic Delivery
  • 10% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
  • 20% of Physical Damage gained as Extra Chaos Damage against Bleeding Enemies
  • Poison you inflict with Critical Strikes deals 100% more Damage
  • Bleeding you inflict on Maimed Enemies deals 100% more Damage
Noxious Strike Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time

Version history

Version Changes
2.3.0