ZENONIA S: Rifts in Time - Assassin Stats and Skill Builds


Assassins are characters that conceals their presence then instantly overpowers enemies with a chain scythe and poison. Difficult continuous attacks and low survival rate, suitable for advanced players.

Suggested Stats Allocation
   - 2 DEX and 1 STA (Awakening Points: 4 DEX and 1 STA)
   - Total DEX and STA: Keep it around 80%~60% DEX and 20%~40% STA
- Assassin Stat Building Guide -

CRIT Build Until Lvl 35
   - HP: as high as possible (Stamina+, HP+).
   - ATK: as high as possible (DEX+, ATK+).
   - Evasion: Getting this to at least 50% will also help dodge some attacks (Evasion+%, DEX+), the more the better.
   - CRIT RATE: just aim for at least 50% for now (CRIT RATE+%, DEX+).

   - DEF: Collect and upgrade your gears to get the DEF bonuses, if you need more, get some (Stamina+, DEF+). Aim for 700+ or 800+ for Chapter 8 and 9 Normal.
   - CRIT DMG: just get what you can for now, make sure to cover CRIT RATE first before increasing.
   - Accuracy: 120+ to 130+ should be fine.
   - MP: Leave it for now, or just get the bonus MP+ from Necklace upgrade bonus.

   - When resetting Stats, I highly suggest you check the stats available per item gear here: Assassin Stat Reset Guide
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CRIT Build Lvl 35 to 60
   - Unlock Hero Mode First. Note that monsters from here on are stronger than before so it is normal to grind if you get stuck.
   - Reminder: Upgrade your gears (especially weapon), battle pets (summon for boss fights), fairies, increase awakening stars, and upgrade some Seals.

   - HP: as high as possible (Stamina+, HP+).
   - ATK: as high as possible (DEX+, ATK+).
   - Evasion: Just cap it around 120%+ first, then 200%+ near Lvl 60 (Evasion+%, DEX+). Increase at later Lvls if you need more.
   - CRIT RATE: just cap it around 120% first (CRIT RATE+%, DEX+). Optional: Increase if you need more chances around Lvl 60+, but do not exceed far from 200%.
   - CRIT DMG: as high as possible, aim for 100%+ around Lvl 40, then 150%+ around Lvl 50, and 250%+ around Lvl 60. (CRIT DMG+%). It is also ok to cap this one to 120% or 200% if you want, to focus more on other stats.

   - Accuracy: Only increase if you miss a lot in PvE, or increase to around 200+ to 250+ for PVP purposes (Accuracy+, DEX+). If you are a PVP enthusiast , you need to increase this more, unless the meta changes and everyone drops their Evasion.
   - DEF: Upgrade your gears to get the DEF bonuses, if you need more survivability, get some (Stamina+, DEF+). Do not overdo it though, just enough to survive the pre-boss stages and for auto farming.
   - MP: Just get the bonus MP+ from Necklace upgrade bonus.

   - When resetting Stats, I highly suggest you check the stats available per item gear here: Assassin Stat Reset Guide

   - Don't forget to upgrade some of your SEALS too.
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Example CRIT Build At Lvl 50 to 59
   - If you reached this point, you probably know now what you are doing.
   - Note: Stats above are not fully optimized, there is still room for improvement. Add in more stats according to your needs or play style.
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- Assassin Skills: "AoE Bleeder - (Skill Type)" Build -
Important Note!   - Due to the new revamped skills update, the skill build below is not 100% working. I will update this guide once they release the final patch notes of the revamped Skills and Stats.
By default, skill sets below are focused for PVE or leveling purposes. Note that this is not the only way to build your skills! There are so many skill builds around that is also viable.

*After the v1.0.8 update patch, you can start farming Soul Stones from the Fairy Tower at Lvl 10. It's way easier now, so Awaken your character as fast as possible. Enhance your Fairies also with Fairy Dusts and evolve to get more stats!

Lvl 20 to 29 with 2 Stars

   - Spin Slash = Lvl 1
   - Sharpened Blade = Lvl 1
   - Boomerang = Lvl 1
   - Shadow Dance = Lvl 1
   - Spinning Shuriken = MAX Lvl 6

   - Main Skills: Sharpened Blade and Spinning Shuriken.
   - Basic Combo: Before the boss map, use Sharpened Blade. Enter, sneak to the boss, and use Spinning Shuriken (closer is better).
   - One other way is to use Sharpened Blade after using your Shurikens, use it as your escape mechanism, or to just keep hidden and wait for the cooldown of your skills.
   - Keep getting better weapons and upgrade them to higher grades for best results!

   - DMG Increase = MAX Lvl 6

   - Reserved Skill Points = 18
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Lvl 30 to 39 with 3 or 4 Stars

   - Spinning Shuriken = MAX Lvl 9 or 12
   - Dance of Blades = MAX Lvl 9 or 12 (cap to Lvl 8~12 until your MP can handle more.)
   - Quick Evasion = Lvl 1

   - Main Skills: Sharpened Blade, Spinning Shuriken, and Dance of Blades
   - Other Skills are still useful for Dungeons, Monster Wave, Raid or PVP, add any skill/s you like according to the situation.

   - Basic Combo: Gather monster mobs > Spinning Shuriken and/or Dance of Blades.
   - If MP is a problem, better get and upgrade your character's Necklace to a better Lvl and/or Grade asap. The MP bonus from Set Gears and MP Seal will also help.
   - Use your MP wisely.

   - DMG Increase = Max Lvl 9 or 12

   - Reserved Skill Points = 17 (3 Stars) or 13 (4 Stars)
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Lvl 40 to 49 with 5 Stars

   - Spinning Shuriken = MAX Lvl 15
   - Dance of Blades = MAX Lvl 15 (cap to Lvl 8~12 until your MP can handle more.)
   - Toxic Mist = Lvl 1
   - Blood Chain = Lvl 1

   - Main Skills: Spinning Shuriken and Dance of Blades
   - Other Skills are still useful for Dungeons, Monster Wave, Raid or PVP, add any skill/s you like according to the situation. Note that Blood Chain only works on regular attacks.

   - DMG Increase = MAX Lvl 15
   - Passive Master = MAX Lvl 15 (increases the base bonus stat of all passive skills, a nice skill at higher levels.) Reserve or put Skill Points here, and wait until it is fixed. Passive Master is NOT working at the moment, stats doesn't increase at certain Lvls after Lvl 1.

   - Reaper's Blessing = Lvl 1

   - Reserved Skill Points = 1
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Lvl 50 and Above
   - Reaper's Blessing = MAX next (A passive Skill that directly affects the base ATK.)

  - Vital Pierce: The bonuses from gears is enough, but if you really want this for higher damage output, then upgrade this next.

   - Hidden Shadow = Optional passive skill, experiment with it if you want.

  - Guile: The true calculation is +CRIT RATE% per 100 DEX, so better ignore this unless they change it. Example: If you have 400 DEX and Lvl 10 Guile (+40%), you will get (400/100)*.40 = +1.60 CRIT RATE only!

The End Game
   - Once you are done with the story line and all available modes, it's time to reach the Max Lvl.
   - Continue or reconfigure your skills for Auto-Battle Grinding, then reset again if you want for PVP builds last. Experiment and have fun!
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- Suggested Assassin Set Gears -

Reminder
   - Playing any Glass Cannon Types will require you to learn how to do hit and runs, and to use attacks, skills, or dodge after triggering the attack animations of monsters. Also try to use the animation cancel [Move > Slash > Move > Slash > Move > Slash] to attack faster.

*Due to the v1.0.8 update patch, Raid Set Gears are no longer available for new players. For now, use what you need from the available sets dropped from Dungeons, we will update this soon...

So far the popular choice is Destroyer Set (glass cannon) or Duelist Set (if you need survivability).

   - Upgrade your weapons to higher Lvl and Grades, start aiming for SS weapons once you reach the Hashina Set at Lvl 30+. Weapons can be set or no-set depends on the availability of in-game items.

   - Manticore Set = Grade B
   - Blade Guardian Set = Grade B (with Grade A weapon if you need)
   - Mechanical Golem Set = Grade A

   - Hashina Set = Upgrade to Grade SS, use until Lvl 49. Start aiming for gears with [+1 Gem Slot].

   - Ancient Dragon Set = for Lvl 49+: Grade S or SS, use for 5 or 10+ levels.
   - Dragoon Commander Set = for Lvl 54+: Grade S or SS, use for 5 or more levels.
   - and so on for other sets as needed.

   - Note that this is not the only way, just a suggestion.
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