List of elite assassin skills

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Assassin Assassin skill lists (edit)
AllFactionsNightfallEye of the NorthElite skills
Critical StrikesDagger MasteryDeadly ArtsShadow ArtsNo attribute
Tango-upkeep.png UpkeepTango-energy.png EnergyTango-activation-darker.png Activation timeTango-recharge-darker.png Recharge timeTango-quest-icon.png Skill rewards


Critical Strikes (7)[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Dark Apostasy.jpg Dark Apostasy Elite Enchantment Spell. (3...14...17 seconds.) Your critical hits remove an enchantment. Removal cost: lose 10...5...4 Energy or Dark Apostasy ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Locust's Fury.jpg Locust's Fury Elite Enchantment Spell. (10...30...35 seconds.) You have +50% chance to double strike. No effect unless you are wielding daggers. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Palm Strike.jpg Palm Strike Elite Touch Skill. Deals 10...54...65 damage and inflicts Crippled condition (1...4...5 second[s]). This skill counts as an off-hand attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Seeping Wound.jpg Seeping Wound Elite Half Range Hex Spell. (1...6...7 second[s].) Target foe moves 33% slower. This foe takes 5...21...25 damage each second while suffering from a condition. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Theft.jpg Shadow Theft Elite Skill. Shadow Step to target foe. For 5...17...20 seconds that foe's attributes are reduced by 1...4...5 and your attributes are increased by 1...4...5. Counts as a Lead Attack. PvE Skill 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
Shattering Assault.jpg Shattering Assault Elite Dual Attack. Deals 5...41...50 damage. Removes one enchantment. Unblockable. Must follow an off-hand attack. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Way of the Assassin.jpg Way of the Assassin Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) While wielding daggers, you attack 5...17...20% faster and have +5...29...35% chance to land a critical hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall

Dagger Mastery (5)[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Flashing Blades.jpg Flashing Blades Elite Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block while attacking. Block effect: 5...17...20 damage to your attacker. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Fox's Promise.jpg Fox's Promise Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your dagger attacks are unblockable. Ends the next time you fail to hit. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Golden Skull Strike.jpg Golden Skull Strike Elite Off-Hand Attack. Inflicts Dazed condition (1...4...5 seconds). No effect unless you are enchanted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Moebius Strike.jpg Moebius Strike Elite Off-Hand Attack. Deals +10...30...35 damage. Recharges all your other attack skills if target foe's Health is below 50%. Must follow a dual attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Temple Strike.jpg Temple Strike Elite Off-Hand Attack. Interrupts a spell. Inflicts Dazed and Blindness conditions (1...8...10 seconds). Must follow a lead attack. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions

Deadly Arts (6)[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Assassin's Promise.jpg Assassin's Promise Elite Hex Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) You gain 5...17...20 Energy and all your skills recharge if target foe dies. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Mark of Insecurity.jpg Mark of Insecurity Elite Hex Spell. (5...21...25 seconds.) Causes 1...3...3 Health degeneration. Enchantments and stances expire 30...70...80% faster on target foe. Disables your non-Assassin skills (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Shadow Prison.jpg Shadow Prison Elite Hex Spell. Shadow Step to target foe. This foe moves 66% slower (1...6...7 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Shroud of Silence.jpg Shroud of Silence Elite Touch Hex Spell. (1...3...3 second[s].) Target foe cannot cast spells. Your spells are disabled for 15 seconds. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Siphon Strength.jpg Siphon Strength Elite Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target foe deals -5...41...50 attack damage. You have +33% chance to land a critical hit on this foe. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Way of the Empty Palm.jpg Way of the Empty Palm Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your off-hand and dual attacks cost no Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions

Shadow Arts (4)[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Beguiling Haze.jpg Beguiling Haze Elite Spell. You Shadow Step to this foe. Inflicts Dazed condition (3...8...9 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Hidden Caltrops.jpg Hidden Caltrops Elite Hex Spell. (1...8...10 seconds.) Causes 50% slower movement. End effect: inflicts Crippled condition (1...12...15 seconds). Your non-Assassin skills are disabled (10 seconds.) 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Shadow Form.jpg Shadow Form Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...18...21 seconds.) Enemy spells cannot target you. Gain 5 damage reduction for each Assassin enchantment on you. You cannot deal more than 5...21...25 damage with a single skill or attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Form (PvP).jpg Shadow Form (PvP) Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) Hostile spells targeting you fail, and attacks against you miss. End effect: lose all but 5...41...50 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Shroud.jpg Shadow Shroud Elite Hex Spell. (3...8...9 seconds.) Target foe cannot be the target of enchantments. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions

No Attribute (4)[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Assault Enchantments.jpg Assault Enchantments Elite Skill. Removes all enchantments. Must follow a dual attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Aura of Displacement.jpg Aura of Displacement Elite Enchantment Spell. Shadow Step to target foe. End effect: return to your original location. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Meld.jpg Shadow Meld Elite Enchantment Spell. Shadow Step to target ally. End effect: return to your original location. Cannot self-target. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Wastrel's Collapse.jpg Wastrel's Collapse Elite Skill. Shadow Step to target foe. Causes knock-down if target foe is not using a skill. Disables your non-dagger attack skills (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall



Elite skill lists (edit)
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