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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 skills that enhance their power charges and bonus to critical strike effectiveness and utility under certain conditions. The class has access to poison enhancing skills, allowing them to synergize off of critical strikes to higher levels, as well as bonuses that enhance their speed, such as the Elusive buff.

Passive skills

Minor skills

The Assassin has the following minor passive skills:

NameStats
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
15% increased Critical Strike Chance
+15% to Critical Strike Multiplier [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
15% increased Critical Strike Chance
15% increased Damage over Time [1] [2]
Critical Strike Chance, Movement Speed
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
15% increased Critical Strike Chance
4% increased Movement Speed [1]
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
SmallNode (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
15% increased Critical Strike Chance
10% increased Power Charge Duration [1] [2]

Notable skills

The Assassin has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Mistwalker
Elusive (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
25% increased Elusive Effect
8% reduced Damage taken while Elusive
20% increased Attack and Cast Speed while Elusive
You take no Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while Elusive
50% chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike
Critical Strike Chance, Movement Speed
Unstable Infusion
UnstableInfusion (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
20% chance to gain a Power Charge on Non-Critical Strike
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Deadly Infusion
DeadlyInfusion (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
+8% to Critical Strike Multiplier per Power Charge
+2% Critical Strike Chance while at maximum Power Charges
10% increased Movement Speed while at maximum Power Charges
Unstable Infusion Critical Strike Chance, Power Charge Duration
Opportunistic
Assassinate (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
Damage from your Critical Strikes cannot be Reflected
20% increased Movement Speed if you've Killed Recently
10% reduced Damage taken while there are at least two Rare or Unique Enemies nearby
20% more Damage while there is at most one Rare or Unique Enemy nearby
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Ambush and Assassinate
Ambush (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
+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
20% more Damage with Hits and Ailments against Enemies that are on Low Life
100% more Critical Strike Chance against Enemies that are on Low Life
Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
Noxious Strike
NoxiousStrike (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
5% increased Poison Duration for each Poison you have inflicted Recently
Recover 0.5% of Life per Poison affecting Enemies you Kill
40% chance to Poison on Hit
50% increased Damage with Poison
+25% to Damage over Time Multiplier for Poison
Critical Strike Chance, Damage Over Time
Toxic Delivery
ToxicDelivery (Assassin) passive skill icon.png
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 50% more Damage
+0.4% 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.