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Ragnarok Online 2 – Xou’s Full DPS Assassin Build

ro2 assassin Ragnarok Online 2   Xous Full DPS Assassin Build

Another 1-on-1 DPS with devastating physical attack, in exchange with lack of defensive abilities. His attack skill’s combo is one of the highest in the game, and I personally love the bonus movement speed of 30% from his shadow form skill. Very useful on both PvE and PvP.

Bonus Stats

  • 51 STR
  • 27 AGI
  • 3 VIT


ro2 dps assassin xou skill list Ragnarok Online 2   Xous Full DPS Assassin Build

Full skill description and usage can be read here: Thief skills & Assassin skills

FAQ about this build:

1. What is the main attack combo?

Shadow Assault -> Shadow Strike -> Double Attack (1 or 2 times) -> Shadow Explosion -> Double Attack (2-3) times -> Deadly Blow. Make sure Shadow Form and Poisoning Weapon is activated before starting with combo.

2. Why don’t you pick Genocide Mark?

Because I do not think it is wise to spent extra 4 skill points only to increase your critical rate by 1.6%.

3. Why don’t you pick Shadow Fang?

Because it is amongst the weakest Physical AoE skill in the game, Warrior’s AoE is a lot better and I don’t think Assassin is suitable to handle AoE due to the lack of HP and defense (because the mob will start to attack him due to high threat level from AoE skills)

  • Nice guide how about 40 str and 40 agi to Dodge some attacks? how you get the assasin clothes that look like the picture? sorry my english its pretty bad


    February 7, 2013

  • Thanks! Glad you like it. I personally favor STR in this scenario since even with the highest agi assassin can have, the evasion rate is still very low. 27 Agi with 40 Agi won’t make a big difference on both critical and evasion rate.


    February 7, 2013

  • with this build, you have low chance to crit, low survivability because u don’t have shadow armor. you have high damage but when in pvp, you’ll die instantly. your build is more focused on PVE i guess. good guide :D

    The Walking Jed

    February 26, 2013

  • Correct, but I think, in general assassin isn’t good for PvP, til now I cannot find any skill, card & equipment combination that could make assassin be tanky enough to handle magical DPS like sorceress. But do correct me if I’m wrong though.


    February 26, 2013

  • actually, assassins are meant for pvp, you just need the right equips, stats and set of skills. I’ve been doing PVP with my guild mates and colo and so far I’m doing good. Assassins are good in 1 on 1 but suck if ganked by 2 to 3 players. If its 1 on 1, even if its a wiz or a sorc we can kill them.

    The Walking Jed

    February 26, 2013

  • Feel free to share the build! I believe everyone here would appreciate it (I know I do)


    February 26, 2013

  • you can visit my blog, I posted my assassin build there. Not that I consider it as a perfect build but pretty much good and basic build for an assassin :D

    The Walking Jed

    February 26, 2013

  • Thanks @TheWalkingJed for sharing the build! Link a little bit modified in order to ease everyone from finding the guide.


    February 26, 2013

  • I think we need Genocide Mark..
    we need 7 Agi to get 2% of critical hit. 7 agi increase 2.1% of critical hit though.. 6 agi increase 1.8 of critical hit, 1 agi = 0.3% of critical hit.
    SO the Genocide Mark is needed.
    if you said that 1.6% is worthless, so do all the buffs skill of the other class..
    it just increase 10% of STR for Swordie, 10% of INT for Maggie, and 10% of Agi for Archie..
    it just add 5 if the stats is 50.


    March 9, 2013

  • Correct me if I’m wrong sir, but is the +10 percent stat only based on your base stats (the one you upgraded: not including the stat bonuses from equips as well as stat bonuses from every stat upgrade)


    May 20, 2013

  • why you dont max genocide mask?


    March 28, 2013

  • I’m wondering, why max out shadow form when there are skills with no cd and cast time? you won’t do any basic attack so what’s the point of attackspeed? does it decreases the delay to use another skill (if there is any)?


    May 20, 2013

  • Shadow form gives +30% attack and +30% movement speed. I’m not sure if 30% movement speed counts towards attack speed, but the 30% attack is VERY awesome.

    Random Guy

    May 28, 2013

  • I do have a slight Tweak, instead of deadly blow, which most mobs never survive a full combo to use it anyway, Learn Dark Illusion, then Hide -> Dark Illusion -> Shadow Assault -> Shadow Claw -> Dbl Attack if needed -> Deadly Explosion…. Most mobs won’t survive after that and bosses just do his regular combo.


    May 21, 2013

  • hi,sorry my english bad

    but nice guide

    can you give guide about card/runes/equipment about assasin?

    thanks !


    August 1, 2013

  • Hi Kiluah,

    I would love to, but you would need wait for a moment, I’m currently changing server due to massive delay playing in SEA server, but now I’m on local server. As soon as I have my assassin back, I’ll add the requested details to the guide.

    Another alternative is looking at, there’s a plenty of card build right there.


    August 3, 2013

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