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Updated Oct 26, 2015 7:00 am

The Assassin is a challenging vocation in Dragon's Dogma. They have access to Swords , Daggers , Shields and Shortbows and medium Armor and can execute melee and ranged offensive roles. This Vocation is a Hybrid Vocation, meaning it's only available at the Gran Soren Union Inn . It's strong in melee and ranged situations, though it's a little fragile and thus benefits from a healer.

Quick Assassin Vocation Guide


  • Your Job
    Assassins are the ultimate Vocation for DPS and wield several powerful utility abilities. With extremely fast attacks, high mobility, and a myriad of attack and defense options with their wide range of weapon choices, they can opt to counterattack, shoot from afar, turn invisible, or slash away while climbing an enemy at unmatched speeds.

  • Skill Overview
    • Sword Skills: More burst-directed than their Dagger skills, these are still fast and are lend well to fighting weaker enemies.
    • Dagger Skills: Their fastest skills, these hold the highest damage-per-second attacks in the game.
    • Shield Skills: Fairly straightforward defensive skills that negates a lot of their otherwise fragility.
    • Shortbow Skills: Filled with fast multi-shot attacks, these are deadly on both mobs and large enemies.
    • Core Skills: Passive skills that improve or grant their mobility and attacks.
    • Augments: Passive skills that can be set regardless of current Vocation.

  • Equipment
    List of best items for the class and where to find them

  • Key Skills:
    • Skill 1
    • Skill 2
    • Skill 3

  • Suggested Support
    With their fast damage, versatility and slight fragility, Assassins have few needs in terms of support. A heavier melee unit can help keep the more stunning enemies off of them while a healer usually deals with what fragility they have very easily.
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Assassin Stat Growth

The Assassin has the highest Strength gains out of all vocations, countered by the lowest Magick Attack and Magick Defense gains.
  • Hybrid Vocations unlocked when the character reaches Level 10. Pawns cannot be assigned hybrid vocations.

Health
Stamina
Attack
Defense
Magick Attack
Magick Defense
Lv10+
22
27
6
2
2
1
Lv100+
5
15
3
1
0
0

Assassin Skills

Assassin Core Skills in Dragon's Dogma.

Assassin Core Skills


Vault

Weapon: Sword/Dagger
Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Executes a jump to a higher location.

Onslaught

Weapon: Sword
Rank Available: Default
Cost:N/A
Description: Continuous attacks with a one-handed sword.

Empale

Weapon: Sword
Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Release a stabbing strike straight forward.

Carve

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Continuous attacks with a dagger.

Two Step

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: A two-level stabbing strike straight forward.

Loose

Weapon: Bow
Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Fires equipped bow. Can execute while moving.

Defend

Weapon: Shield
Rank Available: Default
Cost: Default
Description: Use your shield to block an enemy's attack.

Dire Onslaught

Weapon: Sword
Rank Available: 1
Cost: 800 DP
Description: An advanced form of Onslaught that strengthens a chain of one-handed sword slashes.

Takedown

Weapon: Sword
Rank Available: 1
Cost: 600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Empale that appends a tackle to a forceful jab.

Roundelay

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: 1
Cost: 600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Two Step that appends a whirling slash to victims.

Engrave

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: 1
Cost: 800 DP
Description: An advanced form of Carve that includes kicks after a flurry of dagger blows to strike at a broader range.

Quick-Loose

Weapon: Bow
Rank Available: 2
Cost: 600 DP
Description: Requires less time to notch the next arrow after firing.

Controlled Fall

Weapon: Sword
Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: Tucks the body into a tight roll when falling, mitigating harm.

Deflect

Weapon: Shield
Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1400 DP
Description: An advanced form of Defend that deflects attacks back toward the assailant.

Double Vault

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: 5
Cost: 1800 DP
Description: An advanced form of Vault that kicks at the air to propel the user in a second leap.

Forward Roll

Weapon: Dagger
Rank Available: 5
Cost: 2200 DP
Description: Rolls forward into a tumble effective as an evasive maneuver.


Assassin Augments in Dragon's Dogma.

Assassin Augments


Watchfulness

Rank Available: 1
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: Halves all the damage taken when your blade is sheathed.

Entrancement

Rank Available: 2
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: Increases max stamina by 100 at night.

Sanguinity

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1800 DP
Description: Increases max health by 100 at night.

Bloodlust

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 2400 DP
Description: Strength and Magick are up 70%, plus Defenses and Magick Defenses are increased by 30 at night.

Preemption

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 4000 DP
Description: Doubles the damage dealt when enemies are not in battle stance.

Toxicity

Rank Available: 8
Cost: 7000 DP
Description: Sharply increases the cumulative damage wrought by your poison attacks.

Autonomy

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 8000 DP
Description: When venturing forth alone, Strength & Magick are up 70% and Defenses & Magick Defenses are increased by 30.




Assassin Weapon Skills in Dragon's Dogma.

Assassin Weapon Skills


Sword/Mace


Blink Strike

Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Rushes at the target and visits a powerful blow.

Broad Cut

Rank Available: 1
Cost: 200 DP
Description: Cuts a broad swath with the blade while falling back to avoid attacks.

Intimate Strike

Rank Available: 1
Cost: 400 DP
Description: Delivers a quick stab and withdrawal slash without distancing user and target, allowing for further blows thereafter.

Tusk Toss

Rank Available: 2
Cost: 400 DP
Description: Traces a grand skyward arc with the blade, sending lightweight foes into the air.

Burst Strike

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Blink Strike honed to travel greater distances.

Intimate Gambit

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Intimate Strike. A quick, powerful stab with good odds of stunning its victim. The user stays near the target, allowing for further blows.

Powder Charge

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: Places an explosive on the ground to be detonated from afar.

Broad Slash

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Broad Cut that allows the user to fall back in a direction of their choosing while cutting a broad swatch with the weapon.


Compass Slash

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 1400 DP
Description: Spins with blade extended, drawing a deadly circle especially effective when surrounded. Employable while under attack.

Downthrust

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 1400 DP
Description: Plants the blade into the earth at one's feet. Though its range is limited, the force behind the thrust is great.

Powder Blast

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 2200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Powder Charge that plants a more powerful explosive that can be detonated from afar.

Clarity

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: Holds the blade in wait, deflecting and seamlessly countering enemy attacks.

Windmill Slash

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 3000 DP
Description: Carves foes to ribbons by spinning the blade from side to side.

Full Moon Slash

Rank Available: 7
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: An Advanced form of Compass Slash gifted with a broader reach and the ability to strike multiple times.

Gouge

Rank Available: 7
Cost: 4000 DP
Description: Allow you to stab an enemy with your sword that you are clinging to.

Great Windmill

Rank Available: 8
Cost: 5000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Windmill Slash. Allow the user to move while spinning their sword.

Dire Gouge

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Gouge, upon climbing an enemy you deal more damage with repetitive stabs.

Clairvoyance

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: Advanced form of Clarity. Holds the blade in wait, merely deflecting and countering attack from a greater range, pulling more foes into the attack

Shield


Shield Summons

Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Raps the shield loudly to attract the attention of nearby foes.

Shield Strike


Rank Available: 1
Cost: 200 DP
Description: Strikes a blow with the shield that causes little damage but forces the target to drop their guard.

Springboard

Rank Available: 2
Cost: 400 DP
Description: Launches allies into the air using the shield. A supporting technique for tandem moves.

Moving Castle

Rank Available: 2
Cost: 800 DP
Description: A quick forward lunge while guarding with a shield.

Shield Drum

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Shield Summons that carries further, drawing the ire of more distant enemies.

Shield Storm

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Shield Strike that deploys more quickly, shrinking the user's window of vulnerability.

Swift Castle

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Moving Castle that advances even further forward while guarding.

Flight Response

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1600 DP
Description: Uses blocked enemy strikes to launch the user into the air and out of harm's way.

Launchboard

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 1600 DP
Description: An advanced form of Springboard that launches allies to greater heights.

Enhanced Response

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 3000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Flight Response

Staredown

Rank Available: 8
Cost: 5000 DP
Description: Boosts the user's strength for a time, at the cost of lowered Defenses.

Showdown

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Staredown.

Dagger


Scarlet Kisses

Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Concentrates a flurry of slashes on a single point, easily shredding foes with meager endurance.

Biting Wind

Rank Available: 1
Cost: 200 DP
Description: Dashes past the target with blades extended, delivering slashes that can be followed with further attacks on contact.

Back Kick

Rank Available: 2
Cost: 800 DP
Description: Pulls back momentarily before unleashing a frontal kick.

Toss and Trigger

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 700 DP
Description: Steps in and strikes, sending the target aloft. An additional command then detonates a store of powder.

Cutting Wind

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 900 DP
Description: An advanced form of Biting Wind that appends still more strikes to the onslaught.

Dazzle Hold

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 900 DP
Description: Casts a firework explosive into the fray that stuns nearby foes.

Reset

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 900 DP
Description: Returns the user to a neutral stance, eliminating openings caused by other actions.

Escape Onslaught

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1600 DP
Description: An advance form of Back Kick. The front kick strikes with greater force and makes the user more difficult to hit.

Advanced Trigger

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Toss and Trigger that both strengthens the upward slash and broadens the subsequent blast.

Easy Kill

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 2200 DP
Description: Darts behind the target after parrying their attack, then slits their throat.

Spiderbite

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 3000 DP
Description: Twists and strikes the enemy through. After the strike it is followed by a Poison Needle's Kiss that knocks down small foes and has a chance to poison them.

Instant Reset

Rank Available: 7
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Reset employable even while under attack, allowing for an immediate response.

Dazzle Blast

Rank Available: 7
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Dazzle Hold crafted to impact a broader radius.

Wind Harness

Rank Available: 7
Cost: 4000 DP
Description: Hastens the user's movement for a time, even while under attack.

Stealth

Rank Available: 8
Cost: 5000 DP
Description: Renders one invisible to enemies for a time, making the user impossible to hit.

Snakebite

Rank Available: 8
Cost: 5000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Spiderbite that has a higher chance of poisoning enemy.

Invisibility

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Stealth that consume less Stamina while you're invisible.

Masterful Kill

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Easy Kill that parries and counters a blow, biting deeper than its predecessor.

Gale Harness

Rank Available: 9
Cost: 6000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Wind Harness that allows the user to be quicker for a longer period of time.

Bow


Threefold Arrow

Rank Available: Default
Cost: N/A
Description: Fires three arrows in rapid succession.

Triad Shot

Rank Available: 1
Cost: 200 DP
Description: Fires three arrows in a wedge pattern.

Puncture Dart

Weapon: Bow
Rank Available: 1
Cost: 400 DP
Description: Fires a shot capable of piercing multiple targets, specially effective when combined with Poison Arrow.

Keen Sight

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: A special sight augments the user's vision allowing them to target distant foes. Each shot requires extensive Stamina.

Skewer Dart

Rank Available: 3
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Puncture Dart that is capable of piercing even more targets and can also cancel a foe's block.

Pentad Shot

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 900 DP
Description: An advanced form of Triad Shot that fires five arrows in a wedge pattern instead of three.

Blunting Arrow

Rank Available: 4
Cost: 1600 DP
Description: Looses an arrow steeped in paralyzing elixir that induces torpor in the target.

Mighty Bend

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 1200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Full Bend that requires less time to nock the arrow, enabling faster successive firing.

Lyncean Sight

Rank Available: 5
Cost: 2200 DP
Description: An advanced form of Keen Sight that lets the user see farther and adjust the range of his or her sight as needed.

Plegic Arrow

Rank Available: 6
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Blunting Arrow that strikes with added force and induces Torpor with greater frequency.

Fivefold Flurry

Weapon: Bow
Rank Available: 7
Cost: 2000 DP
Description: An advanced form of Threefold Arrow that fires five arrows in rapid succession.













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