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The Assassin

The Assassin class makes up the fifth spot in the line up of revealed Blade & Soul classes. As its name implies, the Assassins excel at deception and lethal combat. Their weapon of choice is the short sword or dagger, but a true assassin is never without an arsenal. Armed with a multitude of explosives and traps, these precise and agile fighters can either kill quickly or escape a dire situation. The Assassin also masters the element of surprise, immediately taking control of a battle before the opponent even knows it had begun by deftly slipping in and out of the shadows. However, Assassins do not simply ignore their allies. Skills drenched in the art of subterfuge allow an Assassin to protect as well as destroy.

Races[edit]

The elusive Assassin class is restricted to the Jin race.

Resource Mechanic[edit]

Fighting Spirit points

Assassins use a resource mechanic basically identical to the Blase Masters/Kung Fu Master. A point is added to the Assassins "Chi" every time a basic combo or move is used. The "points" basically take the form of one of the empty globes: whenever you gain a point, it turns blue, like it is full of mana/chi. Assassins "Chi" goes up very quickly because of their fast basic combo attack speed. Chi is used to activate skills—the more powerful and complicated the move, the more chi points are used.

Skills[edit]

Numbers and effects should be up to date as of November 12, 2013[1]. Skill names are not translated.

Level Name Hotkey Cost Range Cast Time Cooldown Base Damage Description
1 Mist Slash/Dew Slash/Moonlight Slash LB 0 3m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Slashes single target. Recover 1 chi orb for first 2 hits and 2 chi orbs for 3rd hit

Cast Condition: None

1 Kunlun Stomp F 0 3m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Step on a target. Recover 2 energy orbs.

Cast Condition: Knocked down enemy

1 Mine Z 3 3m

Target

Instant 18s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and knocks down the enemy for 3 seconds. Does not break stealth. Has to be manually detonated with Z after setting it.

Cast Condition: None

1 Infiltrate 1 0 5~16m

Target

Instant 9s  ?-? Skill Description: Closes gap to enemy and recovers 1 Chi. After successfully hitting the enemy's back, enters stealth for 6 seconds. After entering stealth, 4 extra Chi is recovered.

Cast Condition: None

1 Spine Stab LB 3 3m

Target

Instant 9s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and stuns the target for 2 seconds. After hitting the enemy, apply 1 stack of Toxin. Breaks stealth.

Cast Condition: Stealth

1 Heart Stab RB 3 3m

Target

~1s/Instant in stealth 0s  ?-? Skill Description: 1 second cast time while out of stealth mode. Cast instantly while in stealth mode.

Cast Condition: None

1 Wood Decoy 2 0 0m

Self

1.5s 8s 0-0 Skill Description: Counters for 1.5 seconds. If hit while countering, teleport behind opponent, enter stealth, and recover 3 Chi.

Cast Condition: None

6 Shadow Slash 3 1 3m

Target

Instant 45s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage

Cast Condition: None

6 Shuriken X 0 16m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Ranged attack that deals damage and recovers 1 Chi.

Cast Condition: None

6 Lighting Slam Tab 3 3m

Target/3m AOE

~0.5s Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and ignores defense.

Cast Condition: Enemy knocked over or grappled.

6 Leg Sweep 1 3 3m

Target

Instant 45s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and paralyzes for 30s. Breaks stealth

Cast Condition: Stealth

6 Slicing Shadow F 2 3m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage; against a suppressed, choked, stunned, or groggy target, deals bonus damage.

Cast Condition: After a critical hit from Heart Stab and cannot be in stealth.

6 Slicing Thunder F 0 3m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and recovers 1 Chi.

Cast Condition: After a critical hit from Heart Stab and still in stealth.

6 Noxious Breath 4 1 8m

Cone

Instant 45s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage and applies 1 stack of Toxin.

Cast Condition: Cannot be in stealth.

6 Back Dash S+S 0 8m

Slef

Instant 8s  ?-? Skill Description: Travel backwards by 8m

Cast Condition: None

6 Sideways Dash Q+Q 0 3m

Target

0.2s 8s  ?-? Skill Description: Moves assassin behind target. While casting, gain resistance to damage and status effects. After resisting, enter stealth for 6s and recover 4 Chi.

Cast Condition: None

6 Shadow Dropkick Tab 0 3m

2 Target AOE

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage, recovers 2 Chi, and breaks stealth.

Cast Condition: Must be in stealth.

11 Falling Leaves F 0 16m

Target

Instant 9s  ?-? Skill Description: Moves assassin behind the target, deals damage, and increases evasion rate by 100%.

Cast Condition: After casting Back Dash.

11 Flash of Leaves F 0 8m

Target

Instant 18s  ?-? Skill Description: Moves assassin behind target, deals damage, and puts the enemy into a groggy state for 3 seconds.

Cast Condition: After casting Falling Leaves.

11 Empty-Handed Disarmament RB 0 3m

Target

Instant 9s  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage, moves assassin 8m back, and prevents the enemy from using defense skills for the next 6 seconds.

Cast Condition: Enemy must be blocking or casting a counter.

11 Backflip F 0 Self

Target

Instant 12s  ?-? Skill Description: Remove any knockdown, groggy, or paralysis status effects on the assassin.

Cast Condition: Cannot be in stealth and must have at least one of knockdown, groggy, or paralysis status effects

11 Flashout Tab 0 3m

Target

Instant 36s  ?-? Skill Description: Moves the assassin backwards 8m, enters stealth for 6 seconds, applies 1 stack of Toxin on hit, disables sight and audio for 5 seconds on hit, and reduces movement speed by 50% on hit.

Cast Condition: Must be knocked down or paralyzed.

11 Leaf Swap Tab 0 5-16m

Target

Instant 18s  ?-? Skill Description: The assassin swaps places with the target on hit. The target is always turned to face away from the assassin.

Cast Condition: Cannot be in stealth.

11 Stray Decoy 2 0 0m

Target

Instant 12s  ?-? Skill Description: Counters for 1s while knocked down. If hit while countering, stealths the assassin for 6 seconds and stuns the enemy for 2 seconds.

Cast Condition: Cannot be in stealth and must be knocked down.

11 Flurry of Shuriken 1 0 3m

AOE

Instant 12s  ?-? Skill Description: The assassin recovers from knockdown, deals damage, decreases movement speed by 30% for 8 seconds on hit, and knocks down for 1 seconds on hit.

Cast Condition: Cannot be in stealth and must be knocked down.

11 Struggle 1 0 3m

Target

Instant Instant  ?-? Skill Description: Deals damage.

Cast Condition: Under suppression or chocked status.

  • The Assassin class appears to have stealth capabilities. It is unknown how long this state of stealth will last, if not permanent until canceled manually or through the use of other spells.
  • The Assassin class also seems to know their way around bombs, utilizing flash bombs to sneak away quickly or destruction bombs to blow their enemies up into the sky!
  • Assassins are very deceptive and tricky. They can easily disorient their opponents, leaving them dazed and confused. For example, you can see the Assassin at one point in the trailer quickly vanish, leaving a decoy behind in his/her place and stunning the enemy with said decoy. He/she then proceeds to surprise the enemy from behind by using what seemed to be a cut throat ability.
  • Assassins seem to have an AoE (Area of Effect) type of ability where they rain numerous shuriken down on selected position

Media[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

The following screenshots were taken from Blade & Soul's G-Star 2010 trailer.

Videos[edit]

The Assassin class is shown at approximately 1 minute and 57 seconds into the following video.

  • The Blast skill is shown being cast at approximately 2 minutes 18 seconds into the following video (the explosion, not the invisible affect).
G-Star 2010 Trailer Assassin Gameplay and Piledriving

Trivia[edit]

  • The Dodge skill shares similar qualities (both visually and in use) as a Displacement use moved in the Japanese Manga/Anime, Naruto (They get away with it because this ability is commonly associated with ninjas, but the animation is too similar to ignore).
  • Assassin and Blade Master share a few skills that are similar.


Classes
Blade MasterKung-Fu MasterDestroyerForce MasterAssassinSummonerLyn Blade Master


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