GET OVER HERE! Rope dart is still the best. Eagle is awesome for traveling but only OK for stealth assassinating. Every Eagle Assassination is LOUD, and any guard in LoS are nearly guaranteed to be alerted.
Wolf cloak is great for stealth, and fairly good for combat, but the health cost can be deadly. Wolf Packs are good for stealth and OK for fighting, but the recharge time on them is limiting.
Bear can end a fight in one use, if you use it right, but if you don't, you gotta be careful.
Rope Dart can be used to stealth kill, for the cost of one dart, or be used as an item counter and instant combat kill, for the cost of one dart, but the unlimited ability to send every enemy type sprawling to the ground for a one-hit ground execution is still easily one of the best combat utilities in the game. --- I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.