Burst PvP Assassin Guide
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Before Starting My Guide, Thanks to Eagle
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I Was Going to Come Up With One Myself This Weekend
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About The Author: Hello Everyone, I'm Kuiba( Q-E-Ba) from Elgore Server and the Guild Cyanide.
My goal is to make the perfect PvP assassin that can lay down as much burst as possible.
On occasion I do Mall, but i will provide some profit-farming areas that you can tryout as well
to get you some funds to start a strong assassin. On with the guide now.
Talent Tree and Skill Set Up
Strength: This stat is your bread-winner. Pumping as much attack as possible
will help you do a clean burst with your combo of Ice Bomb, Stealth, Chase, Shadow Strike, Ripper.
Dexterity: This is the only near useless stat on the assassin, honestly after my guild mate
used a buff on me to add 10% attack speed i realized that it really doesn't give more
than .1 sec faster hits and it does not effect the burst of this build at all.
Stamina: This stat is the most helpful and underrated stat on the sin right now.
Before level 60 a lot of people either go huge Hp builds, or low ones. This build
is to offer you just enough Hp to Tank and have enough Energy to keep fighting
back to back opponents throughout a long fight. For that reason you want a good
amount of points in this even on a burst assassin.
Luck: Personally my favorite stat, honesty your aim should be to get 85%
Critical Hit Chance through buffs, luck and armors. This will near guarantee all
of your assassins hits will do Critical Damage. This combos well with the Talent Vendetta.
Along with the other Talents Scent of Blood and Cold Blood You can maximize your damage with Ripper.
Thievish Tricks: I hate this tree, its so lame and i swear some of the talents do
not work, if it weren't for Ice Bomb, I'd say put nothing in it. However Ice Bomb being changed from a
2 second Freeze to 5+ second Freeze with Deep Freeze is insane. (Mini Freeze Explanation, Enemies cannot attack
until attacked, Dot's still will deal damage through freeze, no items can be used). Stronger Charge is also
Very useful, on occasion you will jump into a crowd after throwing Ice Bomb and doing your Combo
on someone to instantly throw Toxic Cloud and Sabotage down to do massive AOE Damage. Saboteur
is not very helpful with this build because you rarely stealth bomb and neither is Insatiable Thirst
because Gold Lust costs Cunning. Sly Boots Is really great extra Dodge if you can Proc it as much
as possible and my friends feel Sucker Punches is broken and doesn't work but you have to get it for Ice Bomb.
Murder: This is a fun tree, but doesn't see much use until late game around level 48.
The only skill you get from this early on is Vendetta which gives you 20% extra critical damage when hurt.
Scent of Blood and Intolerable Pain make this a great tree though. Scent of Blood helps Maximize
the damage you do with your Ripper as it knocks enemies lower than 30% hp while
Intolerable Pain holds them in place, as long as you hit Criticals, even if you are not using Ripper and helps
maximize damage from Cold Blood from the Perfidy Tree.
Poison: If i had more skill points, they would all go in this tree. Poison Blades, is by far of the
best Talents the assassin has. It is a free DOT, makes it so you do not need to buy a poison card,
and you can proc Detoxify with it. Poison Eating is of the best skills in this tree, it can add up to 1000
extra heal to your Detoxify when you get this talent. Finally Penetrating Strikes is your last big skill, this
Maximizes the damage for your Killer Strike combo because Killer Strike ignores 20% defense, it's not a good
PvE skill, so you are better off waiting until level 56 to get this one.
Perfidy: By far the best tree, This tree makes you the Dodge Sin that everyone wants to be.
I can't tell you how many times Escape has saved me in PvE and PvP, free 3 dashes with no cool down at all if your hp gets low.
This is beyond broken, I've even saved the 3 dashes and used them to catch up to people in PK zones.
Survival Instinct is the most broken Talent in the game i think. Its a full reset to all of your skills on cooldown
if your hp goes under 25%, best thing is you can throw more Toxic Clouds, Ice Bombs, Ripper twice in a row in duel
Save yourself last second with Detoxify, anything can happen(Fair warning though, this skill has an unmarked 2 minute
cool down that you need to time for yourself). Want to be a rogue killer, get Shadow Eye. having Shadow Eye means
nothing will be able to sneak up on you, and you will be able to find that other assassin who just used stealth next to you
to run away, Bye Bye. Trickster is my favorite skill in this tree, at max stacks it gives you 40 dodge. Dodge is quite
bad right now in general, but late game at level 60 when you can add an extra 100+ Flee during a fight, people will
be missing a lot of their hits on you. Parry is also great in the fact that you get a lot of dodge (at the cost of
taking quite a bit of damage though, over 7%) Cold Blood is a great talent that combos with Intolerable Pain
and Scent of blood, if you fight someone and knock them under 30% hp, they will take 20% extra damage from
you if they are stunned or rooted. Finally, Shadow Dungeon. I've yet to really see or understand this skill.
It is strictly pvp so its not really worth it getting until level 60. All i know is, it stealths you and an
enemy as a 3rd stealth and we all love extra stealths.
Stat Placement, Talent Order, and Leveling Guide
Stats At Each Level Increments
1-8-------- 27 points into Strength, 5 points into Stamina
9-16------- 16 points into Strength, 11 points into Luck, 5 points into Stamina
17-24----- 16 points into Strength, 12 points into Luck, 4 points into Stamina
25-32----- 25 points into Strength, 7 points into Luck
33-40----- 16 points into Strength, 12 points into Luck, 4 Points into Stamina
41-48----- 28 points into Luck, 4 Points into Stamina
49-60----- 20 points into Luck, 28 points into Stamina
Scent of Blood
1-12---------- Starting areas and quests
12-20-------- Elgore and questing mostly
20-25-------- Iris grinding, catacombs level 1
25-30------------- Quedock grinding Iron Bumblebuzz and Blind bumblebuzz SE Map, Ele Tower
30-34-------------- Questing Mostly, grind areas you find comfortable,maybe Mistgan or Catalania
34-38--------------- Valley of the Winds Red and Blue ants, Questing, EleTower 30-40
38-42--------------- Scorpions and Black Crabs Andynopolis, Questing, Ele Tower 30-40
42-46----------------- Morra's forest, fillers and Bone Nightmare at North Vedoc,Questing,Ele tower
46-onward--- Bone N and fillers at North Vedoc, questing becomes great at 48-50(dailies)