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[[Assassin]] -  Martial Arts / [[Shadow Disciplines]] / [[Traps]]

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***Dragon Talon [#w8c45df7]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage and Attack Rating bonus.
:Pros|Very fast attack. Triggers CtC spells frequently.
:Cons|Kick damage depends on the boots, and difficult to increase. Too many kicks may make the character locked. Knockback effect is also annoying.
:Cons|Kick damage depends on the boots, and difficult to increase. Kick damage is not affected by the damage augmenter.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|# of Kicks (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|4|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):# of Kicks (LoD)|1|>|>|>|>|2 at slvl 6, +1 per 6 levels after that|
|Kick Damage% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+15|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Kick Damage% (LoD)|5|>|>|>|>|+7|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|75|>|>|>|>|+25|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|20|>|>|>|>|+25|
|Chance% to Knockback|>|>|>|>|>|100|
|Chance% to Knockback Uniques|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (50-100)|
|Chance% to Knockback Act Bosses / Players (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (25-80)|
|Chance% to Knockback Act Bosses / Players (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (25-99)|
|mana cost (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|4|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):mana cost (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|6|

Mods that will transfer to kicks:

- Open Wounds
- Crushing Blow
- Elemental Damage
- Magic Damage
- +X% Enhanced Damage from non-weapon gear
- +X% Life Leech
- +X% Mana Leech
- +X% Chance to cast xxx on striking

Now, these mods does not transfer to your kicks:
Mods that do NOT transfer to your kicks:

- Deadly Strike
- Critical Strike
- + Max Damage 
- + Min Damage
- +X% Enhanced Damage from weapon
- +X% Chance to cast on attacking

Kiking basics (damage formula, ...) from DiabloII:
Kicking basics (damage formula, ...) from DiabloII:
http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=127905

***Dragon Claw [#w9f0a1b4]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage.
:Notes|Dragon Claw is the only attack skill that requires dual claw. DC consists of two swings, and the fastest speed is 10 frames (5 frames per swing). This isn't bad as it sounds, because so-called 4 frame zeal (the fastest zeal) has the ending animation and the average speed is roughly 4.8 frame per swing. The fastest DC is nearly as fast as the fastest Zeal and has better damage bonus.

:|The most popular usage of DC is finisher, the skill to release charge-ups. The skill description reads DC releases the charge twice, but it actually does only once. Even the fastest DC requires 10 frames to release a charge, while single action attack (normal attack/Iaigiri) requires only 7 frames. If you like to release charges as fast as possible, a single action attack would be better. But you can also think like this: DC let you land another physical blow (with good ED) in only 3 frame. After all, using DC as the finisher isn't so bad, especially when you equip a 1H weapon (ie. the only single attack you can use is normal attack.)

:|Another usage is the main attack skill. As stated above, DC is as good as Zeal. A pure DC build (using only DC) is possible, and can be better than using charge-up skills in some cases, say with tons of Crushing Blow and/or CtC Static. Like Zealots, pure DC builds may lack AoE (ie. weak against a large mob). 1 point in Death Sentry will make up for the lack of AoE well.

:Pros|Fast attack. Triggers CtC spells frequently.
:Cons|Requires dual claw. Release only one charge per two swings.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Damage% (ES)|100|>|>|>|>|+16|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Damage% (LoD)|50|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|75|>|>|>|>|+25|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|40|>|>|>|>|+25|
|Mana Cost|>|>|>|>|>|2|

:Synergies|
'''Dragon Talon:''' +12% Damage Per Level
'''Dragon Tail:''' +12% Damage Per Level
'''Dragon Flight:''' +12% Damage Per Level
'''Weapon Block:''' +12% Damage Per Level
'''Tiger Strike:''' +12% Damage Per Level
'''Phoenix Strike:''' +12% Damage Per Level

***Tiger Strike [#df23da37]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Receives the synergy. Longer charge duration.
:Pros|Can be used with any melee weapons. Good damage bonus.
:Cons|Needs 3 charges for the maximum damage.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Charge 1 Damage% (ES)|100|>|>|>|>|+30|
|Charge 2 Damage% (ES)|200|>|>|>|>|+60|
|Charge 3 Damage% (ES)|300|>|>|>|>|+90|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Charge 1 Damage% (LoD)|100|>|>|>|>|+20|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Charge 2 Damage% (LoD)|200|>|>|>|>|+40|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Charge 3 Damage% (LoD)|300|>|>|>|>|+60|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|48|>|>|>|>|+12|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|15|>|>|>|>|+7|
|Attack Rating% after each Charge|>|>|>|>|>|+50|
|Charge Duration (ES) (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|15|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Charge Duration (LoD) (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|9|
|Mana cost (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|2|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Mana cost (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|1|

:Synergies|'''Cobra Strike:''' +15% Damage Per Level
'''Psychic Slash:''' +15% Damage Per Level
'''Cobra Strike:''' +1 Second Duration Per Level
'''Fists of Fire:''' +1 Second Duration Per Level
'''Claws of Thunder:''' +1 Second Duration Per Level
'''Blades of Ice:''' +1 Second Duration Per Level
'''Phoenix Strike:''' +1 Second Duration Per Level

***Iaigiri [#t985f1fa]
:Required Level|6
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:A new ES skill|Based on Barbarian's Concentrate and requires a 2H weapon to use.
:Pros|Very defensive. Low mana cost. Assassins can use the best 2H weapon, Katana. :)
:Pros|Very defensive. Low mana cost. Assassins can use one of the fastest 2H weapons, Katana.
:Cons|Single target, normal speed.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Weapon Damage (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|5/4|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Weapon Damage (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|1/1|
|Damage%|120|>|>|>|>|+25|
|Attack Rating%|60|>|>|>|>|+12|
|Defense%|100|>|>|>|>|+10|
|Physical -> Magic Convert%|>|>|>|>|>|1 per base point|
|Mana Cost|2|>|>|>|>|+0.125|

:Synergies|'''Tiger Strike:''' +10% Damage Per Level
'''Claw Mastery:''' +10% Damage Per Level
'''Shuriken:''' +10% Damage Per Level
'''Cloak of Shadows:''' +5% Defense Per Level
'''Blade Shield:''' +5% Defense Per Level

***Fists of Fire [#e39d7dc6]
:Required Level|6
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved explosion radius and synergies.
:Pros|Decent and tight damage.
:Cons|A claw only skill. Needs 3 charges for the maximum damage. Less damage than Claws of thunder.
:Cons|
:Notes|A claw only skill, requires 1 claw but works better with 2. it it performs a quick 1-2 hit like dragon claw with 2 equipped gaining full charges in 2 rounds. Needs 3 charges for the maximum damage. Less damage than Claws of thunder. burn damage and explosion damage hit all targets in range

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|>|>|>|>|>|>|LEFT:Charge 1 Melee Fire Damage|
|Fire Damage (ES)|4-8|+4|+8|+16|+32|+32|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Fire Damage (LoD)|6-10|+5|+10.5|+21|+31.5|+42|
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|>|>|>|>|>|>|LEFT:Charge 2 Fire Explosion|
|Fire Damage (ES)|4-8|+4|+8|+16|+32|+32|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Fire Damage (LoD)|6-10|+5|+10.5|+21|+31.5|+42|
|Radius of Explosion (ES) (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|3.33|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Radius of Explosion (LoD) (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|2.67|
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|>|>|>|>|>|>|LEFT:Charge 3 Fire Patch|
|Fire Damage Per Second (ES)|12-25|+12|+25|+37|+50|+50|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Fire Damage Per Second (LoD)|6-10|+5|+10|+16.5|+23|+31|
|Radius of Fire Patch (ES) (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|5.33|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Radius of Fire Patch (LoD) (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|2.67|
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|Attack Rating% (ES)|45|>|>|>|>|+15|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|15|>|>|>|>|+7|
|Attack Rating% after each Charge|>|>|>|>|>|+50|
|Physical -> Fire Convert%|3|>|>|>|>|+3|
|Charge Duration (ES) (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|15|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Charge Duration (LoD) (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|9|
|Mana Cost (ES)|2|>|>|>|>|+0.25|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Mana Cost (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|3|

:Synergies|'''Claws of Thunder:''' +7% Fire Damage Per Level
'''Blades of Ice:''' +7% Fire Damage Per Level