Guild Wars Assassin
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The Guild Wars Assassin is a factions profession...
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in the guild wars online game. This means it can be selected only from the Guild Wars Factions game. You can get into Guild Wars Prophecies and, Guild Wars Nightfall by doing quests with this character.

The Assassin

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The Assassin is a melee profession in the Guild Wars game. Assassin are masters of the daggers. They move silently striking without warning and vanishing as fast as they appeared.

The 3 main types of Guild Wars Assassin are :

Critical Strike - This Assassin does most of its damage through critical strikes while using weapons of the players choice.

Shadow Assassin - This Assassin uses many shadow skills to get the jump on his foe and then vanishing as fast as they appeared.

Daggers - This Assassin uses daggers as the main weapon of the assassin and the skills that the dagger skill line has.

Choosing a secondary profession for your Guild Wars Assassin.

When choosing a secondary profession for your Guild Wars Assassin, first you should decide on what your main goal is going to be. Once you have decided, look at the skills that the other professions have. You can even test some of them out in the game through missions before deciding. This will let you decide if those skills will help you do what you want in the game. For example: You decide to go with the Critical build, choosing a Warrior would be a good choice because they have skills that can help you do more damage.

Assassin as a secondary class for other primary professions.

The Pro's The Guild Wars Assassin is a great secondary profession for the other professions in the game. You can get the support of a group instantly and get away just as fast. You also can gain a few spells that are fairly cheap.

The Con'sThe bad thing about taking an Assassin as a secondary professions the spells that do ranged damage are half the range of normal spells. Many of the good skills are in the critical line that players can't make better than the base of those skills.

Basic Assassin Info

Armor: Assassins have medium armor, so they will take less damage in a fight, not much less but some. There are 19 sets of armor, each with its own unique look. There are five pieces to each set. You can mix and match your armor to create a unique look for yourself.

Weapons: In Guild Wars you can use any weapon in the game. Assassins usually use wands or staffs. The damage from this weapon is low but has a medium range to it. It fires out a magical energy ball.

Magic: All characters have the ability to use magic, so every character has a magic or power pool. Assassin have a very high amount of power and a high power regeneration.

The Attributes of a Guild Wars Assassin

Attributes are the groupings that skills fall under.

Critical Strikes - This attribute is the primary line for an Assassin, which means that only a Assassin primary can put points in this attribute line. For every point you put in this attribute the skills in it get stronger. The more points you have in this line the higher the chance you have to do a critical hit, you also gain power for every critical hit you do.

Dagger Mastery - This line is more about the skills you gain with daggers. You will do more damage with more points in this skill line. Also for every point you put in this attribute, the skills in it get stronger.

Deadly Arts - This line is mainly the spell line for Assassins. For every point you put in this attribute, the skills in it get stronger.

Shadow Arts - This is the line that gives them buffs and many of their shadow stepping abilities. Shadow stepping is teleporting from one spot to another instantly.

Assassin Basic Build Ideas

When you start to create a Guild Wars Assassin build you will discover you can only take 8 skills with you. So making a build that allows you to continue to use your skills is very important.

The Tips

  • First and most important is to choose skills that go with your play style.
  • Always keep a eye on your power because it drains quickly if you are not doing enough critical damage.
  • Don’t be afraid to try different skills and skill combinations, for you will learn what skills work for your play style.
  • Pick a secondary profession that fits with your play style and build.
  • Watch out for players using interrupts and stances, they will stop you from doing damage.

  • When choosing your armor, each piece can have only one rune and one insignia. Read each carefully because the placement has some effect on some of the insignias.

The Assassin is a fun class to play especially if you like to perform hit and run attacks.

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