Introduction to the AssassinEdit
The Assassin is the master of dealing quick, lethal blows. Assassins also excel at infiltration and disguise. They often function as spies, informants, killers for hire or agents of vengeance. Their training in anatomy, atealth, poison use and some dark arts allows them to carry out missions of death with shocking precision.
Assassins come from any race and most are independent. They kill people for no other reason than to gain profit through contract killings.
The path of the AssassinEdit
The trademark skill of this roleplay class is poison use. A good assassin will always have a collection of draughts and extracts they can use though all kinds of means: weapon coatings, poisoned darts and needles, deadly fumes, skin contact, even by spiking food and drink! A side effect of the Assassin's focus on poison is enhanced resistance and ability to identify them with more ease.
A good Assassin will train in the arts of anatomy in order to hit the most vulnerable spot of the enemy's body and allow the poison to work with maximum effect. This is done by first studying the foe for a period of time in order to learn the best spots for attack.
Another important ability in a good Assassin's arsenal is disguise. A good assassin will never look like one unless the situation calls for it!
Suggested Representative ClassesEdit
Both classes above best suit the traditional view of an assassin as someone dressed in black leather. However, this is not a limiting factor. Anyone who can mix a poison or kill a person stealthily can be qualified as an assassin.
Assassins of the Sha'tarEdit
Assassins are employed by pretty much every race and faction on Azeroth. Only the most virtuous (Draenei, Tauren, the Argent Crusade) will actively avoid becoming, employing and using them.