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A3 Still Alive: The Ultimate Assassin Guide for PvE and PvP

ALSO SEE:

A3 Still Alive: Advanced Damage Guide (Elemental, Accuracy, penetration, etc.)

A3 Still Alive: Heroic Soul Linker Tier List

A3 Still Alive: Best Soul Linker Guide

A3 Still Alive: Ultimate Battle Royale Guide

A3 Still Alive Ultimate End Game Guide

A3 Still Alive Apostle Guide

A3 Still Alive Attribute Runes Guide


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Introduction


The Assassin class in A3: Still Alive is one of the most fun classes to play due to its fast attacks, unique skill combinations and four invincibility skills. In this guide, I am going to show you how to build the Assassin class for both PvE and PvP in A3 Still Alive end game and have a blast taking down your enemies.


Why This Build is Good for PvE:

  • The assassin class is a great solo PvE class and has one of the coolest skill skits in the game.

  • You can do non-stop constant damage to enemies without ever having to worry about dodging their skills since you have 4 invincibility skills and a dodge skill.

  • Although you are not the most bursty class, you have a lot of good damage skills with very short cooldowns which allows you to deal huge damage over time, which is especially good vs bosses.

  • Just super fun to play and his skills are entertaining to watch.


Why This Build is Good for PvP:

  • It's hard to enemies to escape you as you have a lot of gap closers.

  • You can go invisibile.

  • You can keep enemies permanently slowed by 20%

  • Your four invincibility skills makes you the ultimate bait and decoy, which means you can get an entire team to waste their skills on you and not do a single damage.

  • Your skill kit allows you to burst down enemies without ever taking any damage. This is very broken in 1v1 because you can burst them down, slow them and run away until your cooldown is back.

Assassin's Role in PvE


Your main role in PvE for grouped events is to just do as much damage as possible. Assassins are actually one of the best classes for clearing mobs because of their low cooldowns which means they can deal constant high damage to the little guys. Also by combining your fast attacks and high crit, you can do rather significant damage to bosses. Pairing this damage with the fact that you never have to reposition yourself and losing damage with your 4 invincibility skills, it makes you a rather formidable damage dealer.


Assassin's Role in PvP


As mentioned earlier, Assassins are very broken for 1v1 PvP as they can dive in and burst you down while timing their invincibility skills so they never even take any damage. Then they will permanently slow you and apply other debuffs on you until their cooldowns are backup. They can also go invisible as an escape or engage, the class is filled with utility skills making it very difficult to catch them.


As for team battles, Assassins are one of the best decoy or bait against enemy teams. You can use your gap closer to dive in and burst down enemy squishies, then when they all turn their attention towards you, you can potentially waste their entire team's skill rotation with your 4 invincibility skills. Although Assassins aren't the highest damage dealer or the tankiest class, they have an incredible kit for PvP to burst down enemies and debuffing them while staying alive forever.

A3 Still Alive Ultimate Assassin Guide for PvE and PvP Build

Best Soul Linkers for Assassin in A3 Still Alive


As you probably know by now, Soul Linkers are a critical part of A3 Still Alive and they are your partner in crime to take down enemies. Choosing the right Soul Linker/s will be pivotal to how your Assassin build turns out. The general rule of thumb is to invest into one of each type (ATK, DEF, SUPPORT) as you will without a doubt need it to get through the game. Far into the future, when you are at end game and are now choosing which Legendary Soul Linker to use, you can then invest into one specifically for PvP. For more information on Soul Linkers, visit the full guide. In the mean time, I will list both Heroic and Legendary Soul Linker recommendations because the majority of you will be using Heroic Soul Linkers for quite awhile.


Best Soul Linkers for Assassin in PvE


The best PvE Soul Linkers for the Assassin class are pure DPS Soul Linkers that can help you max out damage on your enemies.


Legendary Soul Linker for PvE


ATK - Rinon - For his huge AOE and DOT. Take Airburst Fire which is really good at chunking away at bosses.

DEF - Pobart - For his huge damage reduction and taunt. Take Dragon Energy as the common skill for a large boost in attack.

SUPP - Ellian for his heal, debuff removal and reduced damage. Take Wow, a Sword as the common skill to buff attack, accuracy and crit rate.

A3 Still Alive Assassin Guide Best Soul Linkers

Heroic Soul Linker for PvE


ATK - Sen for his huge damage output, equip him with some crit chance passives to get an even higher damage output. Take Slam and Again! or Ora Ora! as the common skill.

DEF - Europia for her high damage, taunt and sustainability. Take Shift Stance as common skill for high damage output.

SUPP - Tietis for her damage boost and crowd control. Take Make You Weak as a common skill to drastically decrease the defence of the enemy.

Best Soul Linkers for Assassin in PvP


The best PvP Soul Linkers for Assassins are ones with large burst damage and crowd control for you to dive into the enemy and burst down a squishy.


Legendary for PvP

ATK - Belaus for her huge burst damage and take Wild Dance as the common skill for more burst damage and applying bleed. (You could take Crazed Spin if you would rather have dragged out fights vs. bursting down enemies)

DEF - Raziel for his crowd control and his massive movement speed debuff that pairs very well with your movement speed debuff. Take Fallen Energy as the common skill to do huge AOE burst damage to your enemies.

SUPP - Ramihenne for her large burst damage and huge attack and defence reduction. Take Skin Irritation as her common skill for a further defence debuff which will let you chunk down enemies quite easily.

A3 Still Alive Templar Guide Soul Linker PvP

Heroic for PvP

ATK - Hecamione for her high damage and stun from the Instant Skill ultimate. Also, take Twister for a second stun to keep your target locked down while you burst them down.

DEF - Europia for her high damage, taunt and sustainability. Take Shift Stance as common skill for high damage output.

SUPP - Tietis for her damage boost and crowd control. Take Make You Weak as a common skill to decrease the enemy's defence.

Shu


Since assassins are made to burst down squishies, you will want to maximise your attack damage. I recommend taking Olche as the Rare, Heroic or Ancient grade (whatever is the highest you can get). As for a Legendary Shu, you will want to take Shedora for PvP for the pure damage and Roc for PvE for the damage bonus and penetration.

A3 Still Alive Best Shu for Assassin

Skills


With the Assassin class in PvE, you will want skills that buffs your team, debuffs the enemy and does the most damage with the shortest cooldowns. As for PvP, you will want skills that buffs your team and can chain stun/cc your enemies while your Soul Linker and teammates do huge damage.


Skill Setup and Rotation For PvE vs Bosses

A3 Still Alive Assassin Boss Skill Rotation

1. Begin each fight with Lethal Preparation to get the damage, penetration and crit buff.

2. Use Sneak Attack, Nightmarish Assault, Smoke Assault, and Shadow Escape sparingly as they all deal high damage while making you invincible with a fairly long cooldown. I recommend using 3 of the 4 skills and save one for a manual attack to dodge the boss skill incase you don't have your dash.

3. Always drop Track Prey whenever you can as it will do continuous high damage to the boss for 6 seconds with only a 20 second cooldown.

4. Instant Assassination and Throw Double Blade are great damage dealing skills as they both only have a 10 second cooldown to keep your damage constantly high while everything else is on cooldown.


Skill Setup and Rotation For PvE Farming Mobs

A3 Still Alive Assassin Farming Mobs Skill Rotation

1. Always keep Lethal Preparation up whenever possible to get the buff in damage, penetration and crit chance.

2. Shadow Escape will come in as the first damage skill to pull together all the mobs.

3. The rest of the skill sets are used as they all have relatively low cooldowns and apply constant damage combos and locking enemies down. This skill rotation will always have an active skill up to keep you non-stop farming mobs and never having to use an auto-attack.


Skill Setup and Rotation For PvP

A3 Still Alive Assassin PvP Skill Rotation

The PvP requires players to time certain abilities as the Assassin class has many utility kills which when used right can be very powerful.

  1. You will want to Use Into the Veil in 2 ways as it will give you an invisibility for 15 seconds. You can use it as an engage skills to run past enemies and go directly for squishies, or save the skill to use it as an escape mechanism after bursting down enemies.

  2. Once you have found your mark, get Lethal Preparation buff up to get a max damage output.

  3. Always engage with Cutthroat as it will dash into the enemy dealing high damage and silencing them so they won't be able to defend themselves.

  4. Follow up with bursting down your enemy with back to back attacks while maintaining invincible. First use Sneak attack, then Smoke Assault and finally Shadow Escape. (Save Nightmarish Assault as a manual invincibility damage skill incase you need to disengage)

  5. Once your skills are on cooldown, use Throw Double Blade to slow the enemies while boosting your own movement speed and get out. You can pair this with Into the Veil for an even greater escape tool.

Character Stats Prioritisation


Assassins needs to have as much damage, crit chance and penetration as possible because they rely on heavy burst in PvP and rely on constant attacks in PvE and is responsible for dishing out high DPS.

A3 Still Alive Ultimate Assassin Guide for PvE and PvP Stats

The main stats we are looking for:

Physical Attack

Physical Crit. Success

Physical Penetration

Physical Crit. Damage Increase


Additional stats that can be helpful:

Physical or Magical DEF if you find yourself being too squishy

HP (Always a good stat to have - but with your invincibility skills, it might not be as important)

PvE or PvP Damage Increase

Decrease PvE or PvP damage taken


Things you can do to enhance your character's stats:

  • Using higher tier magic stones

  • Register more Codex

  • Upgrading your Sanctuary

  • Upgrading your Apostle Fragments. Apostle Guide

  • Enhancing your Attribution Runes from Soul Linkers. Attribution Guide

  • Finding better gear

  • Enhance passive skills

Gear

A3 Still Alive Assassin Guide Items and Stats

For the current end game (Level 120) you will want to craft gear in your guild hall or farm the end game equipment dungeons (S.S. Ivan B3 or Refuge of the Dead B2) for level 120 Legendary items. You are looking for items with 3 sockets and 5 sub stats. For the best sub stats, refer to the stat section above.


Accessories


Similar to gear, you will want to farm Heroic/Ancient Accessories in equipment dungeon or pull for them from the Gacha (if you are a paid player). If you get your heroic accessories, you can upgrade them into Ancient accessories by combining 4 other heroics of the same type and do the same with Ancient to Legendary. Accessories have an accessory Substat that affects damage for either PvE or PvP - this is why you will need 2 sets of accessories. (One for PvP and one for PvE) You are looking for accessories with 3 sockets and 4 sub stats. For the best sub stats, refer to the stat section above.

Conclusion


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ALSO SEE:

A3 Still Alive: Advanced Damage Guide (Elemental, Accuracy, penetration, etc.)

A3 Still Alive: Heroic Soul Linker Tier List

A3 Still Alive: Best Soul Linker Guide

A3 Still Alive: Ultimate Battle Royale Guide

A3 Still Alive Ultimate End Game Guide

A3 Still Alive Apostle Guide

A3 Still Alive Attribute Runes Guide


ALL A3: Still Alive GUIDES


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