Assassin guide (PvE & PvP)

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  1. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu New Member Ex-CCT Member

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    WORK IN PROGRESS. Going to edit the guide so that it becomes readable :)


    Prelude
    Howdy, everyone. To celebrate the acceptance to the cupcake ranks I'm going to bring you the English adaptation of an Assassin guide that I'm quite fond of. When the original guide gets updated or if I decide to deviate from it once I learn the class, I'll update this guide.

    Class Description
    As you all know, there is no Holy Trinity (tank, heal, dps) in Blade and Soul. Everybody is responsible for their own well being :) But still assassin is considered best in single target dps department and in soloing pve content in general due to two reasons: 1) Ridiculous animation cancelling while being invisible, 2) Invisibility that allows to steamroll through all 1-44 content.
    In general if you're a fan of stealth gameplay, like to perfect your motor skills (you gotta press a lot of buttons very quickly!) and want to confuse the sh*t out of your PVP opponents this is the class for you.

    PVE
    Stats

    Focus on pure dps. You should get enough survivability from skills.
    Atk. Power — The main damage stat. The more you have, the stronger you hit.
    Piercing — Chance to pierce block and overall % of enemy defense decrease. Get ~8%
    Accuracy— Self explanatory. Keep it 100%
    Critical — Crit chance. Invest heavily into this as Sins are quite crit proc dependant.
    Critical Dmg. — Critical strike multiplier.

    Equipment
    For now we're pretty much stuck with morphing hongmoon weapon and accessories. Take crit bopae set and enhance the pieces with crafted crit bopae. We also need attack power diamond, everything else is up to you.

    Skills
    The skills and their descriptions can be fround here: https://bnstree.com/AS

    Leveling advice
    The main source of damage while leveling is the following rotation while being invisible (the faster you press the buttons the bigger the damage):
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    Costs 2 focus. Deals a ton of damage. Used instantly: 1) from invis; 2) on 5 stacks of posion; 3) when the enemy is stunned, dazed, gripped

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    Restores 1 Focus, can be used only during invisibility and after Heart Stab

    Therefore what we need is to learn the Heart Stab skills as soon as possible.
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    1.5 second counter. If proc'ed, makes you invisible, restores 3 Focus and lowers cd of our Shadow Invasion by 6 seconds

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    Dash behind the enemy. Resists everything (iframes) during use. If you resist any attack makes you invisible and restores 4 Focus

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    Dash towards the enemy. If you dash from behind, makes you invisible. Put 3 points into in order to decrease CD and make animation faster:
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    Deals low damage. If used on any number of poison stacks, makes you invisible

    Generally it's rather difficult to aoe mobs until level 28. It's then when we get the following ability:

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    Lunges 12m forward and deals damage to anyone who is in the way. Additional damage for each poison stack on the enemy
    Therefore we need to stack poison 5 times with:
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    Deals multiple instances of damage and stacks 1 poison upon each damage tick. Allocate skills the following way:
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    Endgame PvE rotation
    Firstly, we're going to use the following build.
    Our single target rotation is going to be:

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    Okay, there are some new skills here, gotta explain how they fit in:
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    Area of effect that protects from projectiles, and restores 15 Focus in 10 seconds. Also heals you a bit if you allocate it the following way:
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    We're anicancelling our RB with it. Allocate for increased dmg on poisoned enemies:
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    Deals a lot of damage, more so on a poisoned target:
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    Note that we need a way to keep 5 stacks of poison on the target. Initial stacks from Poison Wine last 15 seconds, but there's a way to refresh them:

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    Used only in invis stance. Deals damage and refreshes poison stacks. Detonates after 7 seconds. Also can be detonated by placing a mine (Z).

    That's what we're going to use to refresh poison stacks:
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    Deals damage. Stacks 1 poison.
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    Until we can put 5 stacks on our enemy we use the default invis rotation:
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    And we use the following skill to refresh invis duration:
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    Only used in invis stance. Deals damage, restores 15 Focus over 5 seconds. Refreshes invisibility if used on poisoned target
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    Although damage dealing is important, you deal zero damage when you are dead, so pay attention to Boss's abilities ;)

    The following skills can be one used one after another for Boss cc:
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    Deals damage, teleports close to target and weakens it for 3 seconds
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    Deals damage, teleports behind the target and weakens it for 2 secs

    Here is an example of how it's all done:


    PVP
    Anything that I might write here will be quite bleak in comparison with Yuketsu assassin guide. Therefore I will just post a link to it. All credit of course goes to Yuketsu. The guide is just mindblowingly good and detailed.
     
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  2. Konijntje

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  3. Shyv

    Shyv New Member Ex-CCT Member

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    Atk. Power — основной параметр, который на прямую влияет на урон. Все просто: больше циферка — больше урона.
    You overlooked some russian there xD
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu New Member Ex-CCT Member

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    PvP part of the guide becomes completely obsolete after Yuketsu released his Assassin PvP guide. The link to it is at the bottom of the guide.
     
  5. Aron banks

    Aron banks New Member

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    For me, assasin is the best class to pick ! you can make a lot of combos, skills building and equipment personalization. Lighting building is one of the best item builds in order to participate in PvP and PvE battles.
    For pvp scenarios you want Knockdown on your Shadow Slash. Under “F” instead of Lightning Pierce you would pick Close Shave. Daze on your Decoy, Knockdown on Shadow Drain and Stun on your Lightning Rod.