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Best Assassin leveling spec?


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Mondavian
03.07.2012 , 12:19 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by mkster View Post
Deception til 25. Then respect darkness and use dps gear with as much power and surge as you can grab. You'll blow mobs away. I finished my class story at 46 with ease. I went with a death field build I think it was somethingnlike 24/0/17 but recently wither got a big buff so I'd grab that especially since inquisitors don't get a healer til late. The stacks in harnessed darkness with give your force lightning 3% heals each tick with huge dmg. Oh and use a dps companion once you get them khem sucks after 25 ish.

Lemme know if ya got any questions.
Thanks a ton man!

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mkster
03.07.2012 , 12:49 PM | #12
And its fun. Added bonus you will own in pvp

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zodden
03.07.2012 , 11:53 PM | #13
Like an earlier poster suggested I think the fastest way to level is Darkness and wearing DPS gear and NOT tank gear. (defense, absorption, shield-avoid this on gear)

Get lots of power and surge instead.

Use Andro as soon as you get him and you can get talos as early as level 34-35 I think and then use him. At that point you will be able to solo heroics at close to level and level with ease. Champion mobs? Not a problem...

With that spec and Talos once you get him no downtime.

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Isaccard
03.08.2012 , 08:07 AM | #14
I was also curious about this, and been playing deception since 30. Interesting tips.

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Forduc
03.08.2012 , 09:13 AM | #15
Deception untill you get Andronikus. After that darkness or madness depending your playstyle and whatnot.
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Isaccard
03.08.2012 , 11:24 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by zodden View Post
Like an earlier poster suggested I think the fastest way to level is Darkness and wearing DPS gear and NOT tank gear. (defense, absorption, shield-avoid this on gear)

Get lots of power and surge instead.

Use Andro as soon as you get him and you can get talos as early as level 34-35 I think and then use him. At that point you will be able to solo heroics at close to level and level with ease. Champion mobs? Not a problem...

With that spec and Talos once you get him no downtime.

Do I want to keep this mentality at 50 and beyond?

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Mondavian
03.14.2012 , 03:13 PM | #17
Does anyone have a good darkness spec for leveling? I'm at 32 and using Andro. Help is appreciated, thanks.

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mkster
03.14.2012 , 04:04 PM | #18
heres what i would do for 32.

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#200rcrokrsk.1

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Mondavian
03.14.2012 , 04:13 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by mkster View Post
heres what i would do for 32.

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#200rcrokrsk.1
Thanks a ton, I really appreciate your help! Any suggestion on the attack rotation? I'm guessing I should use the Dark Charge option?

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mkster
03.14.2012 , 07:31 PM | #20
ZOMG i think i forgot to tell you to use a Shield!!!

use Dark Charge for sure.


You easily solo 1 or 2 gold stars for quests

The self heals from dark charge are better now

you can tank heroics and flashpoints without changing gear too lol (til you hit 50)

lets see you have andronikos right now so, you run in (or pull)


USE DARK WARD for extra shield chance its essential for super survivability, in pvp it doesnt do much for you as it only shields "white" damage and most incoming pvp damage is "yellow" but PVE damage is white.

Thrash for energize

Shock if energize is up

Discharge so the mobs arent smashing Andronikos' face in, unless you need him to offtank, because he can do that fairly well especially with his defense CD.

Throw in a few saber strikes for force regen and target the other mobds while you are saber striking if you need more aggro on them.


I just gave this same info to my guildie who is leveling an assassin, he was deception and was about to reroll some other class, but now hes like wtfzassassinpwnz0r lol.

You should have this build http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#200rcrokrsk.1

For your next steps as you level (incredibly easy, thanks to me) put 1 point into whatever you want just to get 25 total points in darkness, then throw 2 points in harnessed darkness, this will be your fav ability EVARRR! can you say healzpls!? then your next 3 points into mounting darkness and once you hit 40 grab wither and be unstoppable with even faster procs of harnessed darkness for mega damage (self healing) force lightning


So, once you have 31 points in Darkness with wither your rotation will look like this:

Dark Ward
Run to mobs
Wither (5% damage reduction to mobs & you dont need discharge anymore )
Maybe Discharge? (5% accuracy reduction to mobs use it if you are tanking in a group)
If not skip discharge, and go to shock
Wither should be back up (thrash a few times if not, if you get energize proc, save it)
Pop recklessness (especially if against a boss fight or pvp and you need extra damage)
FORCE LIGHTNING GO!! RAWR
quick use shock to use up the energize proc for max burst after that force lightning

For your gearing get as much power, wilpower, surge, endurance, crit, alac
(This is your stat gearing priority, if a new piece of gear is losing power to gain crit DO NOT take it power is what you want!!! If you stay constantly geared, you want to try to keep your stats at this: (more is required each level)


Power: much as possible lol
Surge: 75%
Crit: 25 - 28%
Endurance: is nice :P
Willpower: not a huge deal but its the 2nd most important but power still take priority
Alacrity: eh i wouldnt worry about it till 50 for pvp at a certain amount you can pick up an extra tick of Force lightning.


WHEW sorry thats a lot of info all thrown together but im watching tv :P


I would make a video for you but unfortunately im in Arizona right now and just have my mac


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