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Lost Ark Assassin Overview: Deathblade & Shadowhunter

A basic overview of the Assassin class in Lost Ark.

We’re going to break down one of the most agile and flashy classes in this article with our Lost Ark Assassin overview.

As you likely already know, the class splits into two different advanced classes, the Deathblade and Shadowhunter. So, let’s take a look at the class as a whole, as well as the two specialist choices you can make. 

Assassin Class Overview

When you think of Assassins, you probably have the image of a stealthy roguelike character instantly eliminating their enemies. However, that’s not the case in Lost Ark. 

The Assassin in Lost Ark doesn’t actually have any stealth abilities and overall relies on fast melee combat and flashy animations over subtlety and burst damage. The overall gameplay differs based on the main class choice, so let’s take a look at the two options. 

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Lost Ark Deathblade Overview

Deathblade is the sword-wielding Assassin option. It features combo-centric fast-paced combat, and is all about flying around and dealing damage with duel swords. 

The class also provides notable buffs and debuffs, like an attack speed boost to allies and increasing an opponent’s damage taken. It’s perfect for those of you out there that like to tear enemies down quickly.

Lost Ark Shadowhunter Overview

Shadowhunter is a bit of a unique class. It features key mid-ranged spells that combo well with melee attacks and gains access to a very special spell allowing them to transform to greatly increase damage. 

Overall, the class is quite simple and covers a good range of single target, area of effect, and powerful cooldowns.

Now that you know a bit about the class and its advanced class options thanks to our Lost Ark Assassin Overview, it’s time to pick your favorite and get ready to cut down your enemies in Lost Ark!