Assassin attack chaining

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Standard attack chain[edit]

See also: Dagger attack

The skills below follow the standard assassin attack chain of Lead Attack.pngLead AttackOff-Hand Attack.pngOff-Hand AttackDual Attack.pngDual Attack.

Lead Attacks Off-Hand Attacks Dual Attacks
Black Lotus Strike Black Lotus Strike Fox Fangs Fox Fangs Blades of Steel Blades of Steel
Black Mantis Thrust Black Mantis Thrust Golden Fang Strike Golden Fang Strike Critical Strike Critical Strike
Desperate Strike Desperate Strike Jungle Strike Jungle Strike Death Blossom Death Blossom
Disrupting Stab Disrupting Stab Lotus Strike Lotus Strike Horns of the Ox Horns of the Ox
Golden Fox Strike Golden Fox Strike Temple Strike Temple Strike Nine Tail Strike Nine Tail Strike
Golden Lotus Strike Golden Lotus Strike Wild Strike Wild Strike Shattering Assault Shattering Assault
Jagged Strike Jagged Strike Mantis Touch Mantis Touch Trampling Ox Trampling Ox
Leaping Mantis Sting Leaping Mantis Sting   Twisting Fangs Twisting Fangs
Unsuspecting Strike Unsuspecting Strike   Vampiric Assault Vampiric Assault
Dancing Daggers Dancing Daggers    
Iron Palm Iron Palm    
Sneak Attack Sneak Attack (PvE only)    
Shadow Theft Shadow Theft (PvE only)    

Conditional attack chain[edit]

The following skills have different requirements than the normal attack chain.

Off-Hand Attacks Dual Attacks Other skills
Req Skill Req Skill Req Skill
Hex Black Spider Strike Black Spider Strike Lead Attack Exhausting Assault Exhausting Assault Dual Attack Assault Enchantments Assault Enchantments
Knockdown Falling Lotus Strike Falling Lotus Strike     Off-Hand Attack Blinding Powder Blinding Powder
Knockdown Falling Spider Falling Spider     Lead Attack Entangling Asp Entangling Asp
Enchantment Golden Phoenix Strike Golden Phoenix Strike     Dual Attack Impale Impale
Dual Attack Moebius Strike Moebius Strike     Dual Attack Signet of Deadly Corruption (PvP) Signet of Deadly Corruption (PvP)
Off-Hand Attack Repeating Strike Repeating Strike        
None Palm Strike Palm Strike        
Enchantment Golden Skull Strike Golden Skull Strike        

Skill nomenclature[edit]

See also: Skill nomenclature

Many Assassin skills have key words in the "Prefix-" / "-Suffix" skill name, indicating special effects or requirements of the skill.

Prerequisite Effects on target Effects on user
Keyword Prerequisite Keyword Effect Keyword Effect
Black Hex on target. Fang Deep Wound1 Critical Increases chance of a critical hit
Falling Target must be knocked down Mantis Crippled Fox Unblockable attack
Golden User must be enchanted Ox Knockdown Lotus Energy gain
Prison Snare Way of... Attack modifier
Spider / Asp Poison
Skull Dazed
Temple / Sneak Blind
Jagged Bleeding
Wild Removes a Stance
1 Fox Fangs does not cause Deep Wound.