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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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Angina
12.28.2011 , 11:43 AM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by Kyuuu View Post
In-game stat window for assassin says the following

Strength=Melee damage bonus,Melee Crit chance

80str=+16 melee damage bonus, +0.91% crit chance


Willpower=Melee damage bonus,Melee Crit Chance, Force Damage bonus,Force Crit Chance

565= +113 melee damage bonus, 5.90% Melee Crit chance, +113 Force damage bonus, 5.90% Force crit chance

And as far as i can will power is increasing damage. Str helps melee to but seeing assassin has both force attacks and melee might as well get willpower stats. (tested with out armor and armor on Str is same with and with out and will power does increase melee atlest that what it looks like to me)

If this is wrong then the in game description on assassin is wrong on what helps with melee but, Str probably helps more, but i dont have str gear to test that. might want make some changes to the main post about willpower not helping melee
Not sure how you are even speculating that str might be better stat. Some very simple math shows that 16/80= .2 and 113/565=.2 so even the numbers you provided show that willpower and strength both increase melee bonus damage by the same amount but will power then also increases all those other stats. Willpower hands down for an assassin.

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fixit
12.29.2011 , 01:17 AM | #82
Not sure if this was asked, like bit more clarifiction on +defense vs absorb and sheild rating. Which one do you focus on for deception tank when modding gear or is it a balance of both. At around lvl 29 you start to see enhancements and mods that have all three these stats but rarely together. Stack defense or sheild absorb/rating...to bad no combat log other wise I would figure this out myself.

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xaglacion
12.29.2011 , 01:58 AM | #83
I'm thinking of going from Deception to Darkness, as a level 33 Assassin.
Though I feel like stealth becomes useless and that some abilities lose their sense.
What abilities does the Darkness Assassin use mainly, how's its damage?
And what about Madness? To me, it seems like shared trees aren't so useful...
I'm probably wrong.

I'm having difficulties finding out what type I want to play, please help :3

I want to be useful in a group.
I want to solo well
I hate dying against bosses (mostly because they come back with full health)
Khem Val always dies, even with level 30 purple heavy armor equipment.
I want to do enough damage to kill enemies on my own.

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theonepanda
12.29.2011 , 10:23 AM | #84
Darkness has no problem leveling at all.

Stealth is still great for skipping trash pulls that you don't want to have to deal with.

You should read the tanking compendiums for tanking info/rotation/spec and how to gear.

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xaglacion
12.29.2011 , 12:09 PM | #85
Now that I look at the Madness branch, it seems really good against groups of enemies.
What companion works best with a Madness Assassin, and what's his soloing capability,
and compared to the Deception Assassin, what are the differences except different playstyles?

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ToadSlayingJEDI
12.31.2011 , 11:25 AM | #86
Cool guide I shall use it.
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Kyuuu
12.31.2011 , 07:41 PM | #87
Quote: Originally Posted by Angina View Post
Not sure how you are even speculating that str might be better stat. Some very simple math shows that 16/80= .2 and 113/565=.2 so even the numbers you provided show that willpower and strength both increase melee bonus damage by the same amount but will power then also increases all those other stats. Willpower hands down for an assassin.
I wasnt saying it was i just said it might be, but i also said i dont have str gear, I know for fact willpower is better for assassin, at this point i just trying to fiqure out if Crit and surge is better, or Surge and power

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Decembrist
01.02.2012 , 12:57 AM | #88
Question: how do you tell when Duplicity (or anything else for that matter) procs? Is there some kind of visual or fly text that I'm missing?
thanks!
Wanted to play Darkness Assassin way before it was fotm

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Jaronicity
01.02.2012 , 01:15 AM | #89
Quote: Originally Posted by Decembrist View Post
Question: how do you tell when Duplicity (or anything else for that matter) procs? Is there some kind of visual or fly text that I'm missing?
thanks!
I haven't noticed anything other than the little square buffs on my nameplate at the bottom. Just gotta keep an eye out and remember what icon each buff represents.

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TeddyBearSniper
01.03.2012 , 02:18 PM | #90
are there any unorthodox madness builds anybody knows of?
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