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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.

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. The Assassin can also incorporate poison with added synergy with critical strikes or give themselves an upper hand against solo enemies.

Passive skills

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

NameStats
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
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15% increased Critical Strike Chance
+15% to Critical Strike Multiplier [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
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15% increased Critical Strike Chance
15% increased Damage over Time [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
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15% increased Critical Strike Chance
10% increased Power Charge Duration [1] [2]

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Noxious Strike
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50% chance for Attacks to Maim on Hit against Poisoned Enemies
40% chance to Poison on Hit
5% increased Poison Duration for each Poison you have inflicted Recently
+0.1% to Critical Strike Chance per Poison affecting Enemy, up to +2.0%
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
Toxic Delivery
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10% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
Gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage against
Poisoned Enemies
Poison you inflict with Critical Strikes deals 30% more Damage
Recover 0.5% of your maximum Life per Poison affecting Enemies you Kill
Noxious Strike Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
Ambush and Assassinate
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+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
30% increased Damage with Hits against Enemies that are on Low Life
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Low Life
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Opportunistic
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Damage from your Critical Strikes cannot be Reflected
100% increased Damage while there is only one nearby Enemy
You take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while there is only one nearby Enemy
20% increased Movement Speed if you've Killed Recently
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Unstable Infusion
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20% chance to gain a Power Charge on non-Critical Strike
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Deadly Infusion
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+8% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+2% Critical Strike Chance while at maximum Power Charges
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
Unstable Infusion Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration

Version history

Version Changes
3.2.0
2.3.0