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Assassin is a starting Class in Dark Souls 3.




An assassin who stalks their prey from the shadows. Favors sorceries in addition to thrusting swords.

 

 

Assassin Starting Equipment



 

 

Notes About This Class

  • Spook could be considered one of the most useful starting spells, as other means of negating fall damage don't appear until later in the game. 
  • This class is very good to start with if you want to use sorceries as well as normal combat effectively. You can use Dex weapons from the onset and add Int as you go.

 

 

Builds That Use This Class

  • Int/Dex builds (Warrior Sorcerers)
  • Dex builds

 

 

Classes
Academy Assassin  ♦  Cleric  ♦  Deprived  ♦  Herald  ♦  Herald of White  ♦  Knight  ♦  Mercenary  ♦  Northern Warrior  ♦  Pyromancer  ♦  Sorcerer  ♦  Thief  ♦  Wandering Knight  ♦  Warrior



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    • Anonymous

      29 Apr 2021 16:40  

      I like this class, this is the 2nd class I beat the game with. I used a claymore and magic buffs. Lightning claymore, fire claymore, magic claymore etc. Fun build, fun class, would recommend

      • Anonymous

        29 Mar 2021 17:01  

        pve speedrun/low lvl pvp class
        pretty fun if you played as wanderer in ds1 or swordmaster in ds2
        a shame only scimitar and pontiff knight curved sword have that funny moveset of backflip for kick and swag parry for heavy attack when on left hand

        • Anonymous

          09 Mar 2021 11:54  

          For a lot of people the assassin is a bad class and some thinks a true the start-level-ups are pretty expensive , but its good class for Dex/Int builds and the estoc is a pretty good starting weapon because its fast and thrust can be pretty useful . I recommend a lightning-infusion .

          • Anonymous

            01 Dec 2019 07:04  

            The assassin is a bad class for optimization purposes. For DEX/INT builds, sorcerer is best for example. So this class could be useful for a very hybrid class, or for very specific weapons, such as maybe a blood murky hand scythe...

            • Anonymous

              19 Apr 2019 14:46  

              If u use best class finder assassin can't level dex past 15, I usually go around that with the help of hunter ring which gives 20 dex total, enough to use most weapons. Next - u can't level faith at all, even sorc can, but assassin - no. Sounds like a perfect class for a hexer - leave regular blue-ish magic to sorcs. Staple build - 27+ vigor, med-high attunement, str 30-40, dex 15, int 45+, faith luck vit untouched. Hope this helps somebody.

              • Anonymous

                03 Dec 2018 14:02  

                I've done dozens of different builds and this class is the only one I've never used as a base for anything as it seems like the weaker option for everything I've come up with so far. Very strange.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Apr 2017 20:34  

                  I think this is the best starting class for noobs, not knight

                  Spook for backstab cheesing all the tough enemies, making it easier to allocate more of your early stats to vigor/endurance and not suffer from having pathetic damage during tough 1v1s against enemies like the lothric knights.

                  Also allows stealthing through tough areas and negating fall damage to take short cuts

                  Only pyro is cheesier early game, but then you unlock orbeck and buy spook and backstab everything with Dark Hand instead of spamming fireball.

                  • Anonymous

                    Not optimized for min-maxing24 May 2016 01:46  

                    It's unfortunate that Mercenary actually beats Assassin for making a DEX/INT hybrid. Assassin has few more points in FTH & LCK, which is a complete waste for DEX/INT build.

                    • Anonymous

                      PVP03 May 2016 13:13  

                      Best Class to start and being gud at invading. Its starts with the infamous Bestoc and has one of the best invade spells, no sound while walking and no fall damage. and don´t forget the parry´ol´buckler. This class screams...low level pvp

                      • Anonymous

                        Assassin Quality Build16 Apr 2016 06:37  

                        I've been using an assassin since I first tried DS3. I kind of unintentionally steered it towards a quality build, but I do have to say the assassin makes a pretty decent quality build.

                        • Anonymous

                          Speed runners06 Apr 2016 17:16  

                          I can foresee many speed runners loving this class simply for starting with fall control, AGermanSpy in particular.

                          • Anonymous

                            Reminds me...17 Mar 2016 15:24  

                            His stats and gear reminds me the Noble class from Demon Soul. Both have light gear and a thrusting sword. And a catalyst.He seems less OP but his overall stats are quite similar.

                            • Anonymous

                              Estoc16 Mar 2016 19:00  

                              Intriguing that the assassin starts with the estoc, a weapon that has proved its worth in previous games, and quite long range.

                              • Anonymous

                                most intriguing class13 Mar 2016 18:43  

                                Looks like assassin class will have the most options available to it from the start of new game.

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