|Number of Skills:||10|
|Total Skill Points:||85|
|Total Quest Skills:||2|
Assassins (and their transcended Assassin Cross) are the only class able to equip a weapon in each hand and the exclusive users of Katar weapons. Assassins have a variety of damage dealing and poisoning skills. The Assassin are the only class who can walk slightly faster than any other class ingame as long as they leveled the proper skill (Thief's Improve Dodge). The Katar wielding Assassins also receive double the normal amount of critical hit rate. Therefore, whatever amount of critical rate Assassins have, it would always be doubled.
See Assassin Job Change Guide for detailed information.
Changing into an Assassin from a Thief requires the player to complete a number of tasks:
- A Written Test
- An Assassination Test
- An Endurance Test
- A Maze test
After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into an Assassin. All this takes place inside the Assassin Guild in the Morroc Desert (xx, yy).
As a note of clarification, most Assassin stat builds are very similar to one another. For example, the terms 'equip critical', and 'DD' describe equipment preferences, but the actual stats of these two builds are similar.
The skills which most Assassins will get is very similar, because of the relative weakness of the poison skills, and the small number of available assassin skills:
- Righthand Mastery 5
- Lefthand Mastery 5
- Katar Mastery 10 (for katar builds - though many DD sins max this as well to increase damage from Sonic Blow and Grim Tooth)
- Sonic Blow 10
- Grimtooth 5
- Enchant Poison
This leaves 5-15 points to use for poison skills, depending on the level of Enchant Poison and Cloaking.
Standard Katar build
This is a standard katar build among assassins. As an assassin you wont be needing much INT, not until you become an assassin cross with an SD or SB build. The 1 Vit is optional, with this build you barely get hit in the first place and if you run into a big group of mobs its easy to either cloak, back slide, or even fly wing. Also equipping a sidewinder card adds a good amount of a damage increase.
This build is very similar to that of a Dual Dagger Assassin, the difference being that they use Katars with cards that add to the critical rate of attacks.
Examples of Useful Cards:
- CRIT) : (+9
- +7 CRIT vs. Race, +10% crit damage cards (commonly referred to as "Racial Crit" cards
- STR, +4 CRIT) : (+1
Natural Critical Assassins are built almost the same as the Equipment Critical Assassins but with less DEX, more LUK (around 50-60), and sometimes less STR. They're equipped with damage cards (i.e. Hydra, Santa Poring, etc) instead of critical rate enhancement cards for the Equipment Critical Assassins.
This is the fastest build for leveling an Assassin. Note that the stats are similar to those of an equip crit build, and a dual dagger assassin could pick up the gear of an equip crit sin and have comparable performance. The weapons used vary based on what map the player is leveling on. A WOE Dual Dagger Assassin would have less agi and more vit.
Common Dagger Set-up:
- Triple Size Carded Gladius or elemental Damascus on the right-hand, Quad Damage Carded Main Gauche on the left-hand. The ideal combination for a map with low-defense monsters is Triple Size Carded Gladius + Quad Race/Element Carded Main Gauche + correct endow.
- on the right-hand, Quad Damage/Double Damage Double Size Carded Main Gauche on the left-hand (for high DEF monsters, notably including the monsters in Ice Dungeon, and the Emperium during WoE).
Example of Useful Cards:
- Demi Human) : (+20% damage to
- ATK, +15% damage to Medium Size) : (+5
- ATK) : (+20
- ATK, Drain 1 SP from its owner on each attack) : (+30
- Thief class and rare. Think carefully before compounding a pair of these with a useful card. (+6 DEF, +1 AGI, 10 weight) : Extremely light, but limited to the
- DEF than Thief Clothes and are quite common. (+8 DEF, 330 weight). Since assassins usually get high STR, thus having large weight limit, this is the most common choice of armor. : Very heavy but gives more
- Mantles/Formal Suits/Cotton Shirts/Coats: Useful for different elemental armor, so they are all on different hotkeys. Mink Coats can also be used but they are very heavy.
- Ice Pick: Primary weapon for Dual Dagger Emperium-breaking and leveling on high DEF monsters.
- Jur : Katar-type weapon with many slots. Normally compounded with +CRIT cards. (125 ATK)
- Specialty Jur : Katar-type weapon with more slots than a normal Jur. (90 ATK)
- Infiltrator : (140 ATK, +3 DEF, +5% FLEE, +2 Perfect Dodge, +50% damage to Demi Human)
- Main Gauche : Left-hand Dagger due to the number of slots. Best used with damage-factor cards. (43 ATK)
- Knife : Good for status weapons.
- Gladius : (105 ATK)
- Damascus: Indestructible. Best dagger to be made elemental. (118 ATK)
- Brave Carnage Katar and Valorous Carnage Katar: great PVP weapons obtainable from Battlegrounds
Wearing shield's while leveling is not necessary, unless it is for mobbing purposes and/or WoE/PvP.
- Hood : Has the lowest defense value but is very inexpensive and readily available. Very useful for putting in inexpensive flee increasing cards (+5 flee tolerance cards / ) until better garments become available.
- Muffler : Has a higher defense value than a slotted hood, but is more expensive. (+2 DEF)
- Manteau : Best choice of garment in terms of availability and DEF, but is even more expensive. (+4 DEF)
- Vali's Manteau: although non-slotted, a decent substitute for Raydric Card. (+4 DEF -15% Damage from Neutral)
- Skin of Ventus : good Flee stacking garment, especially if carded. (+2 DEF +2 MDEF +10 Flee +200 HP)
- Brooch : +1 AGI
- Rosary : +3 MDEF, +1 LUK
- Ring : +1 STR
- Clip : +10 SP
- Nile Rose : +10 HP
- The Sign: +5% damage to all attacks
- Medal of Honor (Thief type): obtained from Battlegrounds
A lot of Critical Build Assassins choose to use the Morrigane's Equipment Set:
Another PVP oriented set is obtainable from Battlegrounds:
See Thief Skills for first class skills.
|Allows the character to disappear instantaneously and still move. Movement Speed is dependant on skill level.||10||Active|
|Imbues the characters weapon with the Poison element causing each attack to be Poison element damage and to have a chance to inflict the Poison status.||10||Active|
|An attack using a katar that hits a 3x3 area from up to 7 cells away while Hidden.||5||Offensive|
|Increases the damage done with Katar weapons by up to 30.||10||Passive|
|Recovers up to 100% of the dual weilding damage penalty for the right hand.||5||Passive|
|Recovers up to 80% of the dual weilding damage penalty for the left hand.||5||Passive|
|Counters a Poison element attack with a one time physical attack for up to 400% damage. Also has a chance to counter non-Poison element attacks with level 5 Envenom up to 5 times.||10||Offensive|
|Deal up to 800% physical damage with a katar weapon with up to a 30% chance to Stun the target.||10||Offensive|
|Use ato create a 2x2 Poison cloud for up to 50 seconds.||10||Active|
|Use ato turn the target into a "Poison Bomb" to deal up to 1000% damage after a delay.||10||Offensive|
|Increases damage and hit rate of Sonic Blow.||1||Passive||40||Sonic Acceleration Quest|
|Throws a venom knife at a target and inflict the poison status ailment.||1||Offensive||None||Venom Knife Quest|
See Assassin Spirit
Dual Wielding Interface
In the equipment window (ALT+Q) the righthand weapon is in the left column, next to the sprite's right hand, and the lefthand weapon is in the right column, next to the sprite's left hand. If the character has no weapons or shields equipped, then the first single-handed weapon equipped goes into the right hand. If any weapon is in the right hand (including a katar) then the next single-handed weapon equipped goes onto the left hand. This means that if you have a katar equipped, the first single-handed weapon you equip goes onto the left hand (also un-equipping the katar) and the second one goes onto the right hand, while if you start out empty handed the first equipped goes onto the right hand and the second onto the left hand.
|Classes of Ragnarok Online|
|Novice Class||Novice • High Novice • Super Novice|
|First Class||Acolyte • Archer • High First Class • Magician • Merchant • Swordman • Thief|
|Second Class||Priest • Monk • Hunter • Bard • Dancer • Wizard • Sage • Blacksmith • Alchemist • Knight • Crusader • Assassin • Rogue|
|Transcendent Second Class||High Priest • Champion • Sniper • Minstrel • Gypsy • High Wizard • Scholar • Mastersmith • Biochemist • Lord Knight • Paladin • Assassin Cross • Stalker|
|Expanded Class||Gunslinger • Ninja • TaeKwon Kid • TaeKwon Master • Soul Linker|