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    Rift Chaser
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    Default Looking for some attack rotation examples for assassin

    I am noticing as I level its getting harder and harder to kill people in Warfronts or Open World PvP. Its that I am not able to take enough of their health down in a short enough period of time. So I was wondering what my rotation needs to be as an assassin so that I can do the most amount of damage in a short time so that the victim has the least time amount available to heal. Any suggestions on this? If assassin is too hard then maybe saboteur instead?

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    stealth - Expose Weakness - Jagged Strike

    3 combo points -> Puncture -> Backstab -> Impale

    Keep laying into them till 5 combo points + final blow


    Use foul play to rupt any heals + Leaping plunge to root them if they try run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubree View Post
    stealth - Expose Weakness - Jagged Strike

    3 combo points -> Puncture -> Backstab -> Impale

    Keep laying into them till 5 combo points + final blow


    Use foul play to rupt any heals + Leaping plunge to root them if they try run.
    Why are you delaying Backstab by 4 GCDs and Puncture by 3 GCDs?
    Last edited by Zazen; 10-03-2013 at 08:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zazen View Post
    Why are you delaying Backstab by 4 GCDs and Puncture by 3 GCDs?
    I think he is referring to the fact you get 3 combo points after you use Jagged Strike.
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    Assassin will not be very strong until you can go 61 sin and use three poisons. Once there you can either:

    Expose Weakness, PS, BS, Puncture
    Impale
    Thread of Death
    Jagged Strike
    BS/SS to 5 CP
    Final Blow

    or

    Expose Weakness, JS, BS, Puncture
    Impale
    Foul Play
    BS/SS to 5 CP Final Blow

    Throw in Poison Malice, Serpent Strike, Reprisal as often as needed.
    Use Slip Away to rebuff your 15% dmg increase as needed in combat.

    But all that said, the third poison makes a difference.
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    Assassin will start to shine when you can go 61 Assassin.
    Choosing the right opening rotation is almost the most critical part of pvp.
    For example:

    I am full warlord geared with 3 peaces of myrm and best sigil/ machine and got aboslute full PA. I see an enemy which seem to be freelancer or mercenary geared.. hell even PvE geared (Easly determined by their hp). If I see somene with 19k-21k HP, I will most likely get them down in a matter of seconds if I choose pure burst wihch woult be:

    Stealth - Assassinate - Back stab - Serpent Strike - Final Blow

    By now target should be below 50%, now is the time to stun him.

    Foul play - Thread if Death - Jagged OR assassinate again (depends how low target is) savage Strike til 5 combopoints - Final Blow

    By now target should be dead. if not he should be below 15% atleast. Free kill.

    When you have more advanced targets which seems harder to kill you want to do this:
    Stealth - Jagged Strike - Puncture - Serpent Strike - Impale
    Backstab - Savage Strike x4 - Final Blow
    Backstab - Serpent Strike - Thread of Death - Jagged Strike - Final Blow
    Puncture - Savage Strike etc...

    Only problem in pvp is to be standing behind your target, that way you do way more damage.

    You can combine those two openings if you feel that you can burst him down quicker. Pro tip: You can almost all the time burst down mage dps. Only stun pyromancers when you have leaping Plunge off CD, he will use flicker when you stun him.

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