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This page lists Assassin skills from the Shadow Disciplines skill tree. Other Assassin skills: Martial Arts, Traps, All Assassin Skills

This page has outdated info - these changes have not been updated:
 * Shadow Warrior health values (normal/nm/hell)
 * Shadow Master health values (normal/nm/hell)


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Claw and Dagger Mastery[edit]

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  • Description: Passive - Improves your skill with claw and dagger weapons
  • Required Level: 1
  • Required Skills: None
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Damage +% 35 47 59 71 83 95 107 119 131 143 155 167 179 191 203 215 227 239 251 263 275 287 299 311 323 335 347 359 371 383 395 407 419 431 443 455 467 479 491 503 515 527 539 551 563 575 587 599 611 623 635 647 659 671 683 695 707 719 731 743
Attack Rating +% 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620
Critical Strike Chance +% 3 6 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25
Changelog

Season 5:

  • Claw and dagger mastery +10% enhanced damage per level increased to +12%

Season 4:

  • Claw and Dagger Mastery enhanced damage per level increased from 8% to 10%

Season 2:

  • damage scaling increased from 4% per level to 8% per level

Season 1:

  • renamed, now affects daggers as well as claws

Vanilla Info for Claw Mastery

Psychic Hammer[edit]

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  • Description: Use the power of your mind to create a psychic blast to crush and knock back your enemies
  • Required Level: 1
  • Required Skills: None
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Nearby Enemies 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Magic Damage (min) 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 31 37 43 49 55 61 67 73 85 97 109 121 133 145 169 193 217 241 265 289 325 361 397 433 469 505 541 577 613 649 685 721 757 793 829 865 901 937 973 1009 1045 1081 1117 1153 1189 1225 1261 1297 1333 1369 1405 1441
Magic Damage (max) 6 10 14 18 22 26 30 34 42 50 58 66 74 82 90 98 112 126 140 154 168 182 208 234 260 286 312 338 376 414 452 490 528 566 604 642 680 718 756 794 832 870 908 946 984 1022 1060 1098 1136 1174 1212 1250 1288 1326 1364 1402 1440 1478 1516 1554
Mana Cost 1.5 1.7 2 2.2 2.5 2.7 3 3.2 3.5 3.7 4 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.5 5.7 6 6.2 6.5 6.7 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 8 8.2 8.5 8.7 9 9.2 9.5 9.7 10 10.2 10.5 10.7 11 11.2 11.5 11.7 12 12.2 12.5 12.7 13 13.2 13.5 13.7 14 14.2 14.5 14.7 15 15.2 15.5 15.7 16 16.2

Psychic Hammer Receives Bonuses From:

  • Mind Blast: +15% Damage per Level
  • Cloak of Shadows: +15% Damage per Level
  • Shadow Warrior: +15% Damage per Level
Changelog

Season 5:

  • Psychic hammer now gains an additional bounce every 10 soft levels instead of capping at 3
  • Psychic hammer bounce distance increased by 20%

Season 2:

  • synergies reduced to 15% (was 18%)

Season 1:

  • Hits another enemy at level 10+
  • damage buffed, only deals magic damage
  • starting mana cost reduced to 1.5 (was 4)
  • now has Mind Blast, Cloak of Shadows, & Shadow Warrior as synergies at 18%

Vanilla Info

Burst of Speed[edit]

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  • Description: Increases attack and movement speed for a period of time
  • Required Level: 6
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Movement Speed +% 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86
Duration (seconds) 300 305 310 315 320 325 330 335 340 345 350 355 360 365 370 375 380 385 390 395 400 405 410 415 420 425 430 435 440 445 450 455 460 465 470 475 480 485 490 495 500 505 510 515 520 525 530 535 540 545 550 555 560 565 570 575 580 585 590 595
Hard Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Attack Speed +% 15 22 27 31 34 37 39 41 43 44 45 47 48 48 49 50 51 51 52 52 53

Mana Cost: 10

Changelog

Season 5:

  • Burst of speed base movement speed increased from 10% to 20%
  • Burst of speed level 8-16 movement speed bonus reduced from 2% to 1%
  • Burst of speed base duration increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Burst of speed duration scaling reduced from 12 seconds per level to 5 seconds

Season 1:

  • now grants attack speed with hard points instead of soft points
  • walk/run speed reduced

Vanilla Info

Weapon Block[edit]

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  • Description: Passive - Chance to block when you are using dual claw-class weapons
  • Required Level: 12
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Block Chance % 14 19 23 26 29 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 40 41 42 42 42 43 43 44 44 44 44 45 45 45 46 46 46 46 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 50

Cooldown: 0.16 seconds

Changelog

Season 5:

  • Now has a 4 frame cooldown after mitigating an attack

Season 4:

  • Weapon Block maximum block chance reduced from 65% to 50%
  • Weapon Block minimum block chance reduced from 26% to 14%
  • Weapon Block now works while moving

Season 1:

  • no changes

Vanilla Info

Cloak of Shadows[edit]

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  • Description: Cast a shadow to blind nearby enemies lowering their defenses for a period of time
  • Required Level: 12
  • Required Skills: Psychic Hammer [1]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Defense +% 5 6 8 9 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 21 23 24 26 27 29 30 32 33 35 36 38 39 41 42 44 45 47 48 50 51 53 54 56 57 59 60 62 63 65 66 68 69 71 72 74 75 77 78 80 81 83 84 86 87 89 90 92 93
Enemy Defense % -15 -16 -17 -18 -19 -20 -21 -22 -23 -24 -25 -26 -27 -28 -29 -30 -31 -32 -33 -34 -35 -36 -37 -38 -39 -40 -41 -42 -43 -44 -45 -46 -47 -48 -49 -50 -51 -52 -53 -54 -55 -56 -57 -58 -59 -60 -61 -62 -63 -64 -65 -66 -67 -68 -69 -70 -71 -72 -73 -74

Range: 20 yards

Mana Cost: 13

Duration: 5 seconds

Changelog

Season 2:

  • now reduces defense by 1% per level (was 3%)

Season 1:

  • now has a fixed duration of 5 seconds (was 8 + 1 second per level)
  • bonus defense reduced

Vanilla Info

Mind Blast[edit]

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  • Description: Stun a group of enemies using the power of your mind
  • Required Level: 18
  • Required Skills: Psychic Hammer [1], Cloak of Shadows [12]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Damage (min) 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 38 45 52 59 66 73 80 87 104 121 138 155 172 189 223 257 291 325 359 393 444 495 546 597 648 699 750 801 852 903 954 1005 1056 1107 1158 1209 1260 1311 1362 1413 1464 1515 1566 1617 1668 1719 1770 1821 1872 1923 1974 2025
Damage (max) 20 23 26 29 32 35 38 41 48 55 62 69 76 83 90 97 114 131 148 165 182 199 233 267 301 335 369 403 454 505 556 607 658 709 760 811 862 913 964 1015 1066 1117 1168 1219 1270 1321 1372 1423 1474 1525 1576 1627 1678 1729 1780 1831 1882 1933 1984 2035
Hard Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Radius (yards) 2.6 2.6 3.3 3.3 4 4 4.6 4.6 5.3 5.3 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Stun Length (seconds) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mana Cost: 9

Mind Blast Receives Bonuses From:

  • Psychic Hammer: +13% Damage per Level
  • Cloak of Shadows: +13% Damage per Level
  • Shadow Warrior: +13% Damage per Level
Changelog

Season 3:

  • Mind blast starting radius increased from 1.6 yards to 2.6 yards
  • Mind blast synergies increased from 10% to 13%
  • stun now lasts 1.5 seconds in pvp (was 2 seconds)

Season 2:

  • AoE reduced by 1
  • synergies reduced from 12% to 10%

Season 1:

  • moved in the skill tree, requires level 18 (was 24)
  • No longer stuns after first hard point (was 2 seconds + 0.2 per level)
  • Increased AOE with soft points
  • damage buffed
  • Mana cost reduced to 9 (was 15)
  • now has Psychic Hammer, Cloak of Shadows, & Shadow Warrior as synergies at 12%

Vanilla Info

Fade[edit]

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  • Description: Raise all resistances and resist curses for a period of time
  • Required Level: 18
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1], Burst of Speed [6]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Reduces Curse Duration by % 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Physical Damage Reduction +% 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30
Resist All +% 19 27 33 38 42 45 48 50 52 54 56 57 58 60 60 62 62 63 63 64 65 65 66 67 67 67 68 68 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 71 71 72 72 72 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 74 74 74 74 74 74 75
Duration (seconds) 300 305 310 315 320 325 330 335 340 345 350 355 360 365 370 375 380 385 390 395 400 405 410 415 420 425 430 435 440 445 450 455 460 465 470 475 480 485 490 495 500 505 510 515 520 525 530 535 540 545 550 555 560 565 570 575 580 585 590 595

Mana Cost: 10

Changelog

Season 5:

  • Fade base duration increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Fade duration scaling reduced from 12 seconds per level to 5 seconds

Season 4:

  • fade now starts at 5% curse duration reduction from 17%
  • fade now caps at 20% curse duration reduction from 60%

Season 1:

  • curse duration reduction reduced
  • damage reduction reduced

Vanilla Info

Shadow Warrior[edit]

Shadow Warrior.png
  • Description: Summon a shadow of yourself that mimics your skills and fights by your side
  • Required Level: 18
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1], Psychic Hammer [1], Weapon Block [12], Cloak of Shadows [12]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Life 376 432 488 545 601 658 714 770 827 883 940 996 1052 1109 1165 1222 1278 1334 1391 1447 1504 1560 1616 1673 1729 1786 1842 1898 1955 2011 2068 2124 2180 2237 2293 2350 2406 2462 2519 2575 2632 2688 2744 2801 2857 2914 2970 3026 3083 3139 3196 3252 3308 3365 3421 3478 3534 3590 3647 3703
Attack Rating +% 40 80 120 160 200 240 280 320 360 400 440 480 520 560 600 640 680 720 760 800 840 880 920 960 1000 1040 1080 1120 1160 1200 1240 1280 1320 1360 1400 1440 1480 1520 1560 1600 1640 1680 1720 1760 1800 1840 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040 2080 2120 2160 2200 2240 2280 2320 2360 2400
Defense +% 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240 252 264 276 288 300 312 324 336 348 360 372 384 396 408 420 432 444 456 468 480 492 504 516 528 540 552 564 576 588 600 612 624 636 648 660 672 684 696 708 720
All Resist 17 27 35 42 47 51 55 57 61 62 65 67 68 70 71 73 73 74 75 76 77 78 78 79 79 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 85 85 85 85 86 86 86 87 87 87 87 88 88 88 88 88 89 89 89 89 89 89 90
Mana Cost 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 34 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 45 46 46 47 47 48 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 52 52 53 53 54 54 55 55 56 56

Note: Though not stated in the tooltip, Shadow Master is affected by a difficulty penalty of -40 resistance in Nightmare and -100 in Hell unlike other summons.

Changelog

Season 5:

  • Shadow warrior base health in normal increased from 376 to 600
  • Shadow warrior base health in nightmare increased from 376 to 800
  • Shadow warrior base health in hell increased from 376 to 1000
  • Shadow warrior health per level reduced from 15% to 5%
  • Shadow warrior all resist scaling has been changed from +4 all resist per level capping at 75 to a diminishing return scaling from 5 to 90 (its all resist scaling now matches shadow master)

Season 1:

  • attack rating reduced from 100 per level to 40 per level

Vanilla Info

Shadow Master[edit]

Shadow Master.png
  • Description: Summon a powerful shadow of yourself to fight by your side
  • Required Level: 30
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1], Psychic Hammer [1], Weapon Block [12], Cloak of Shadows [12], Shadow Warrior [18]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Life 376 432 488 545 601 658 714 770 827 883 940 996 1052 1109 1165 1222 1278 1334 1391 1447 1504 1560 1616 1673 1729 1786 1842 1898 1955 2011 2068 2124 2180 2237 2293 2350 2406 2462 2519 2575 2632 2688 2744 2801 2857 2914 2970 3026 3083 3139 3196 3252 3308 3365 3421 3478 3534 3590 3647 3703
Attack Rating +% 40 80 120 160 200 240 280 320 360 400 440 480 520 560 600 640 680 720 760 800 840 880 920 960 1000 1040 1080 1120 1160 1200 1240 1280 1320 1360 1400 1440 1480 1520 1560 1600 1640 1680 1720 1760 1800 1840 1880 1920 1960 2000 2040 2080 2120 2160 2200 2240 2280 2320 2360 2400
Resist All +% 17 27 35 42 47 51 55 57 61 62 65 67 68 70 71 73 73 74 75 76 77 78 78 79 79 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 85 85 85 85 86 86 86 87 87 87 87 88 88 88 88 88 89 89 89 89 89 89 90
Mana Cost 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 45 46 46 47 47 48 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 52 52 53 53 54 54 55 55 56 56 57 57 58 58 59 59 60 60 61 61 62 62 63 63 64 64
Changelog

Season 5:

  • Shadow master base health in normal increased from 376 to 600
  • Shadow master base health in nightmare increased from 376 to 800
  • Shadow master base health in hell increased from 376 to 1000
  • Shadow master health per level reduced from 15% to 5%

Season 1:

  • attack rating reduced from 90 per level to 40 per level

Vanilla Info

Venom[edit]

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  • Description: Adds poison damage to your weapons
  • Required Level: 30
  • Required Skills: Claw and Dagger Mastery [1], Burst of Speed [6], Fade [18]
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Poison Damage (min) 60 75 90 105 120 135 150 165 185 205 225 245 265 285 305 325 350 375 400 425 450 475 507 540 572 605 637 670 712 755 797 840 882 925 967 1010 1052 1095 1137 1180 1222 1265 1307 1350 1392 1435 1477 1520 1562 1605 1647 1690 1732 1775 1817 1860 1902 1945 1987 2030
Poison Damage (max) 80 95 110 125 140 155 170 185 205 225 245 265 285 305 325 345 370 395 420 445 470 495 527 560 592 625 657 690 732 775 817 860 902 945 987 1030 1072 1115 1157 1200 1242 1285 1327 1370 1412 1455 1497 1540 1582 1625 1667 1710 1752 1795 1837 1880 1922 1965 2007 2050
Duration (seconds) 300 305 310 315 320 325 330 335 340 345 350 355 360 365 370 375 380 385 390 395 400 405 410 415 420 425 430 435 440 445 450 455 460 465 470 475 480 485 490 495 500 505 510 515 520 525 530 535 540 545 550 555 560 565 570 575 580 585 590 595

Poison Duration: 0.4 seconds

Mana Cost: 12

Venom Receives Bonuses From:

  • Cobra Strike: +8% Poison Damage per Level
Changelog

Season 5:

  • Venom cobra strike synergy increased from 6% to 8%

Season 3:

  • venom now gains 5 seconds duration per level

Season 2:

  • now lasts 5 minutes at all levels

Season 1:

  • now has Cobra Strike as a synergy at 6%

Vanilla Info