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xusic
04-11-2014, 07:33 PM
I created this thread to help those that are interested in making an assassin but need somewhere to get started. These videos and builds should help some get an idea of how the class plays out. Hopefully this thread will also help those that have done their own research but are on the fence! I have listed the names of the builds in both Korean and Japanese for those of you who would like to look things up on your own too.

My Experience with these builds comes purely from research into pvp videos and testing specific mechanics. I have not played any level 50 content. The skills I chose in these builds are meant to give an idea about the class rather than to be a definitive reference.

These are popular builds that aren't necessarily cookie cutters as you can tweak things here and there based on your own playstyle. I'll try to note skills that I personally don't see to be core points in the build.

Please feel free to comment, question, and discuss!

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Politician - 첩자 - 探究士
Combat/Finesse/Will

Very Mobile, Hard hitting, your archetypal rogue.

www.archeage-impact.de/index.php?site=talentplaner_eng&action=jumpIn&talents=011110011100100017111001001110001130000110 101010000

Build focusing on maximizing damage on your combo from initation out of stealth and then escaping. This build can be tweaked to take Turning Blades and Prestidigtation as well as Unbeatable and Energy shield if you expect more prolonged fights that don't end after your initial combo does. Absorbtion of Power, Armsman, Deathwill are points that could go elsewhere.

Basic Combos:
1) Backflip > Plunge > Perforation > Earthquake > Whirlwind
-Backflip causes earthquake to cast instantly, not necesserily needed but notable.
2) Charge > Triple Hit (1) > Earthquake > Whirlwind > Plunge > Perforation > Phantom Blow
-Probably an overkill but more or less a stunlock
3) Plunge > Perforation > Phantomblow
-Crit and kill ezpz

Videos:
Build referenced from here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/901119k
-This guy used to have dozens of videos but a lot of them were taken down unfortunately. He really gives a good idea of how the class plays out as he records entire uncut sessions rather than just highlights as most pvp videos do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6IYEiSjHxw
-Standard pvp video style.

Weaknesses:
-Bubble and Fear are the only CC's that you cant be immune to or dispel. These 2 skills along with Pain Supression make people who take Conjury a pain.
-Your only means of CC'ing an off target is theft which has a very short range.



Angel of Death - 저승사자 - 死神
Death/Sorcery/Finesse

Instant Cast Mage, Moderate Aoe damage. Probably one of the most fearsome builds during early level 50 era as it is not very gear dependent with skills that good base damage.

www.archeage-impact.de/index.php?site=talentplaner_eng&action=jumpIn&talents=411101100110010016101010001100101170110010 011100000

I guess you could swap out firewall for something like meteor or magic field. I'm not too certain about swapping skill points around as I think what I have is all pretty necessary.

Basic combos:
1) Plunge > Perforation > Hell Spears > Chain Lightning > Ice Field > Backflip > Fireball > Fireball > Fireball
-Your typical combo from initating out of stealth. Hell spears makes chain lightning hit hard and Icefield keeps them in place for your fireballs.

Videos:
Build referenced from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pODxjHZx7T8
-Has more videos in his channel

Additional:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpP7P9Gxxik

Misc. Notes:
Would be a good idea to silence or icefield before you backflip fireball in order to prevent people from casting spells that would mitigate the damage.

Weaknesses:
-Despite being a ranged caster, your combo relies on you being very close to your opponents. It might be a good idea to silence your opponents after Hell Spears runs out if you're afraid of your opponent initating their own combo on you with a cc
-You lack the huge burst/cc combos compared to the clown and hermit but you're somewhere in between 2.
-You're less linear and more versatile than the clown with Ravens and Silence to mitigate damage. The death tree allows you to actually fight a prolonged fight rather than have to completely rely on your backflip fireballs.
-This build might fall off hard once people start getting decent gear as it doesn't scale too well with your own gear.
-You have no means to hard cc an off target other than silence. You can aoe a group down but it's not likely that you'll kill them all with your aoe damage alone.



Clown - 파괴의 현 - 破壊の楽士
Sorcery/Artistry/Finesse

Probably the most irritating build to deal with. Full of gimmicks and damage. Also you can play music while escaping at lightspeed to infuriate your opponents even more.

www.archeage-impact.de/index.php?site=talentplaner_eng&action=jumpIn&talents=610111001101010017011001001110000081110010 001010101

I'm not completely sure about where to put all the points in the artistry tree. I think I got the gist of it but I haven't looked into this build as much as the others.

Basic combos:
1) Magic Field > Meteor > Chain Lightning > Shadow step > Ice field > Backflip > Fireball > Fireball > Fireball > Fireball > Fireball
-5 fireballs are possible with your artistry buffs and some gear/consumables. I'm not certain what gear or consumables allow you to do this but I do know that 5 insta-cast fireballs are possible.
2) Plunge > Perforation > Riff > Magic Field > Lightning Strike > Chain Lightning > Backflip > Fireballs

Videos:
Build referenced from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HagWxmRRKg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3FU0dJC5Yo

The Meteor and Fireball Gimmicks at full force (also League of legends champion voices....):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdytk6Gf5mc

Weaknesses:
-Linear and requires stealth initation or backflip.
-No form of anti-cc or cc-breaking
-A lot of the time, You'll be shooting fireballs into an un-cc'd target so they could mitigate damage with spells like invincible from protection, Wing of Defence from Will, or blink/backflip away.
-The guilty pleasure of blowing up a group of people up before they notice you.



Hermit - 은둔자 - ミラージュブレイド
Sorcery/Conjury/Finesse

Plays similar to a classic mage, with lots of cc and a little bit of mobility, access to pain suppression is nice

www.archeage-impact.de/index.php?site=talentplaner_eng&action=jumpIn&talents=611111000101010111001010111110010070110010 011000000

Basic combos:
1) Plunge > Perforation > Bubble > Meteor > Dizziness > Muscle Failure > Lightning Strike > Chain Lightning
-Adding Scream of fear after Meteor and leave out Muscle Failure would probably make this more air-tight of a cc chain
2) Plunge > Perforation > Cleanse > Dizziness > Muscle Failure > Ice Field > Meteor > Bubble > Lightning Strike > Lightning
- Taken from 2nd video at 0:28

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aX9XUY6zA0

http://en.niconico.sarashi.com/?sm22396850 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22396850)
-A lot of full CC combos

Weaknesses:
-Gotta put a lot of thought into your CC chains depending on your opponent as people may break sleep stun or fear and try to turn the fight
-Lacks the damage passives that clown and angel of death have
-Lacks the insta-cast combos that clown and angel of death have

xusic
04-11-2014, 07:34 PM
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Aurelius Luna
04-11-2014, 08:03 PM
ty for guide

jsolo15
04-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Question in the NA version couple of the Classes are name differently

Would clown be Sorcery Shadowplay Songcraft

Is Conj = witchcraft

Jonneh
04-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Good work here! Very informative. Was looking into politician a lot lately! I like how you post videos a long with the builds :D.

xusic
04-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Question in the NA version couple of the Classes are name differently

Would clown be Sorcery Shadowplay Songcraft

Is Conj = witchcraft


Yes, you're right about both of them.

Scion Storm
04-11-2014, 08:36 PM
He was doing a really good job with those guides

Crasian
04-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Thank you for the guide Xusic. I play Angel of death on the Russian AA and my build is almost the same.

SilverCrest
04-12-2014, 04:17 AM
nice guide thx for it
+1 karma )

Angband
04-12-2014, 05:27 AM
Thanks for the insight xusic. I tried the Angel of Death build you mentioned above, but I didn't reach enough level to make the most of it. Still it was quite remarkable!

Jonneh
04-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the insight xusic. I tried the Angel of Death build you mentioned above, but I didn't reach enough level to make the most of it. Still it was quite remarkable!

Haha yeah, Angel of death is a strong cookie cutter build. Even if you don't reach it's full potential.