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Diablo II Heroes: Assassin Guide

Skills: Martial Arts Skills | Shadow Disciplines Skills | Trap Skills

Diablo 2 Assassin Guides
The Assassin has 3 skill trees: Arts Skills, Shadow Disciplines Skills, and Trap Skills.

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Assassin History
The Assassins are an ancient order originally founded by the Vizjerei to hunt down and eliminate rogue mages within their own ranks.

Diablo II Heroes: Assassin Analysis

Employing secret disciplines to combat and resist the magical abilities of their elusive quarry, the Assassin's bag of tricks includes traps and other infernal devices, martial arts, and powerful mental abilities. Common people know nothing of the Assassins, but they are widely feared and respected by all who employ the magic arts.

Assassin Skills - Martial Arts Skills

Tiger Strike [1], Dragon Talon [1], Fists of Fire [6], Dragon Claw [6], Cobra Strike [12], Claws of Thunder [18] Blades of Ice [24], Dragon Tail [18], Dragon Flight [24], Phoenix Strike [30]

Assassin Skills - Shadow Disciplines Skills

Claw Mastery [1], Psychic Hammer [1], Burst of Speed [6], Cloak of Shadows [12], Weapon Block [12], Fade [18], Shadow Warrior [18], Mind Blast [24], Venom [30], Shadow Master [30]

Assassin Skills - Trap Skills

Fire Blast [1], Shock Web [6], Blade Sentinel [6], Charged Bolt Sentry [12], Wake of Fire [12], Blade Fury [18], Lightning Sentry [24], Wake Of Inferno [24], Death Sentry [30], Blade Shield [30]

Assassin Stats Development

Attribute Point Effect
1 Vitality point gives 3 Life
1 Vitality point gives 1.5 Stamina
1 Energy point gives 1.5 Mana

It is natural to pump up your Energy levels with each level. Each point in Energy translates to 2 points in Mana and Mana is your most important Stats. At level 30 you should expect to have an Energy level of 150+ (i.e. 23+ levels worth of character points). The other stats you might to pump up are Strength and Vitality.

A Strength of 41 is your target if you want to yield a light plate armor (base defense of 103). Vitality should take the rest of the points.

Dexterity should be overlooked since it contributes to Attack rating (which you don't need at all) and Defense rating which is better served by a good armor and the armor spells you have.

Assassin Skills Development

You should pick offensive spells in only one of the three areas otherwise you'll be spreading your skill points way too thin. There are a few skills that you absolutely MUST have regardless of your specialization.

Diablo II Sets Updated

All sets have been updated with the latest stats. There's a dedicated section for LoD sets as well.

Angelic Raiment
Arcanna's Tricks
Arctic Gear
Berserker's Garb
Cathan's Traps
Civerb's Vestments
Cleglaw's Brace
Death's Disguise
 

Hsarus' Trim
Infernal Tools
Iratha's Finery
Isenhart's Armory
Milabrega's Regalia
Sigon's Complete Steel
Tancred's Battlegear
Vidala's Rig

All Diablo 2 LoD Sets (Expansion Sets)
All sets contain full description of all items as well as the cumulative bonus when the complete set is worn.

Aldur's Watchtower - Druid Set
Bul-Kathos' Children - Barbarian Set
Cow King's Leathers
The Disciple
Griswold's Legacy - Paladin Set
Heaven's Brethren
Hwanin's Majesty
Immortal King - Barbarian Set
M'avina's Battle Hymn - Amazon Set
Natalya's Odium - Assassin Set
Naj's Ancient Vestige - Sorceress Set
Orphan's Call
Sander's Folly
Sazabi's Grand Tribute
Tal Rasha's Wrappings - Sorceress Set
Trang-Oul's Avatar - Necromancer Set

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