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    Assassin Guide by Mistiknoname3k

    Version: 1.9 | Updated: 12/13/03 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    Assassin Guide - By Mistiknoname3k
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Introduction
    II. Stats and Equipment
    III. Skills 
    IV. Game Guide
    V. The lazy man's Leveling/Game guide
    VI.Budget
    VII. Credits and Thanks
    VIII. Legal
    
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    Version History (Last updated 11/30/03)
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    1.0- Completed Guide
    1.1- Fixed a few errors
    1.2- Added a new hybrid build
    1.3- Updated the Cards and added new Attack speed build
    1.4- Added Lazy man's guide and more detailed game guide.
    1.5- Fixed a few things....and added a new "Budget" section
         where it will tell you the average cost of the piece
         of equipment you need.
    1.6- If you notice any updates...you should probably see a psychologist.
    1.7- Adjusted the Critical Assasin build to keep up with the times ^^.
         *cough* IRO is supposedly running on a 95% Critical Cap *cough*
    1.8- Wee I got proved wrong on the critical cap thingy. Apparently you
            need 40 luk to actualy have 100% critical rate. Fixed some errors
            and re-edited to some final stats.
    1.9- After not updating in 4 months...here's a big a update. *cough*
    
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    I. Introduction
    ====================
    In this guide I will be showing you Many ways to build an assassin. All of
    of these builds where made by me.
    
    I made this guide to help new players that will be making Assassins to make 
    their Assassin the most powerful Assassin.
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    II. Stats and Equipment
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    Critical Assassin
    -------------------------------
    *Warning- To achieve 99% crit rate on this build leave dex at 22
    and vit at 12 to get 36 luk.*
    --------------------
    Final Equipment:
    --------------------
    This is the best equipment you can have for this type of Assassin.
    
    Head(Top): Any
    Head(Middle):  Any
    Head(Bottom): Any
    
    Left/Right Hand; Jur (3 Skeleton Soldier Cards)
    Skeleton Soldier Card= +9% Critical Rate
    --------------------------------------------------
    Possible Weapons combinations:
    --------------------------------------------------
    Triple +20% damage jurs
    critical double +20% damage jurs
    double critical +20% damage jurs
    
    
    Body: Speedy Chainmail/Chainmail of Herman +1 Agi/+2 def
    
    Robe: Slotted Manteu (Whisper/reydric Card)
    Whisper Card= +20 Flee
    reydric card= 15% resistance to neutral attacks
    
    Shoes: Slotted Boots(Matyr Card)
    Matyr card= +1 Agi, Max HP +12%
    
    Accessory 1: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring (Kobold Card)
    Accessory 2: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring (Kobold Card)
    Kobold Card = +5% Critical Rate, +1 str
    
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    Distributing Stats:
    --------------------
    To begin the game you must make a character and distribute some stat points.
    Str: Raises ATK and Weight Limit.
    Agi: Raises Flee Rate and ATK speed
    Vit: Increases HP, Potency of Healing items, and defense.
    Int: Raises SP and Magic Attack
    Dex: Raises ATK speed, Hit Rate, and adds to Minimum Damage.
    Luk: Raises Critical/Perfect Dodge Rate and many other things.
    
    Every 5 luk= 1 ATK to Min and Max ATK.
    I recommend these stats to begin the game
    Str:9
    Agi:9
    Vit:9
    
    By the time you’re a thief(Base lv.12) your stats should be 
    Str:15
    Agi:10
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:10
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.20
    Str:20
    Agi:20
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:10
    Luk: 3
    
    Base Lv.25
    Str:20
    Agi:20
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 6
    
    Base Lv.30
    Str:20
    Agi:30
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 7
    
    Base Lv.35
    Str:30
    Agi:30
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 10
    
    Base Lv.40
    Str:30
    Agi:40
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 10
    
    Base Lv.45
    Str:40
    Agi:40
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 10
    
    Base Lv.50
    Str:50
    Agi:40
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 10
    
    Base Lv.55
    Str:50
    Agi:50
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 12
    
    Base Lv.60
    Str:50
    Agi:50
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 30
    
    Base Lv.65
    Str:50
    Agi:60
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 30
    
    Base Lv.70
    Str:50
    Agi:70
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 30
    
    Base Lv.75
    Str:62
    Agi:70
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:22
    Luk: 30
    
    Base Lv.80
    Str:74
    Agi:70
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:24
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.85
    Str:81
    Agi:73
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.90
    Str:84
    Agi:81
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.95
    Str:85
    Agi:90
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:30
    
    --------------------
    Final Stats(Including Equip, no job bonus)
    --------------------
    Str:92
    Agi:90+2
    Vit:13
    Int: 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:33
    
    Final Job bonus
    Str: 6
    Agi:10
    Vit: 2
    Int: 4
    Dex: 8
    Luk: 0
    
    
    Perfect Dodge (Current System): 4%
    Critical Rate with triple critical(unmodified): 98%
    
    
    --------------------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------------------
    --------------------
    Final Equipment:
    --------------------
    This is the best equipment you can have for this type of Assassin.
    Head(Top): Any
    Head(Middle):  Any
    Head(Bottom): Any
    
    Left Hand:   Fortune Sword (+20% Perfect Dodge, +5 Luk)
    
    Right Hand: Fortune Sword(+20% Perfect Dodge, +5 Luk)
    /
    Body: Speedy Chainmail/Chainmail of Herman  +1 Agi/+2 def
    Thief bug Card=+1 Agi
    Steel Chon Chon card= +2 def
    
    Robe: Slotted Manteu (Whisper/reydric Card)
    Whisper Card=+20 flee
    Reydric Card= 15% resistance to neutral attacks
    
    Shoes: Slotted Boots(Matyr Card)
    Matyr Card= +1 agi, Max HP+12%
    
    Accessory 1: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring/Slotted Rosary (Yoyo Card)
    Accessory 2: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring/Slotted Rosary (Yoyo Card)
    Yoyo Card = +5% Perfect Dodge +1 Agi
    
    --------------------
    Distributing Stats:
    --------------------
    I recommend these stats to begin the game
    Str:9
    Agi:9
    Vit:9
    
    By the time you’re a thief(Base lv.12) your stats should be 
    Str:14
    Agi: 9
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex: 9
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.20
    Str:22
    Agi: 9
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex: 14
    Luk: 10
    
    Base Lv.25
    Str:22
    Agi: 25
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex: 14
    Luk: 11
    
    Base Lv.30
    Str:22
    Agi:30
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex: 14
    Luk: 12
    
    Base Lv.35
    Str:30
    Agi:30
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:18
    Luk:12
    
    Base Lv.40
    Str:35
    Agi:30
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:19
    Luk:20
    
    Base Lv.45
    Str:40
    Agi:30
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:27
    
    Base Lv.50
    Str:40
    Agi:40
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:29
    
    Base Lv.55
    Str:50
    Agi:40
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.60
    Str:60
    Agi:40
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.65
    Str:60
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:34
    
    Base Lv.70
    Str:70
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:34
    
    Base Lv.75
    Str:79
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:35
    
    Base Lv.80
    Str:79
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:51
    
    Base Lv.85
    Str:79
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:21
    Luk:64
    
    Base Lv.90
    Str:80
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:73
    
    Base Lv.95
    Str:80
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:84
    
    Base Lv.95
    Str:80
    Agi:50
    Vit :10
    Int : 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:84
    
    ----
    Final Stats:(Including Equip, no job bonus)
    ----
    Str:80
    Agi:55+4
    Vit:10
    Int: 1
    Dex:25
    Luk:90+10
    
    Final Job bonus
    Str: 6
    Agi:10
    Vit: 2
    Int: 4
    Dex: 8
    Luk: 0
    
    
    
    Perfect Dodge :61%
    Critical Rate (Unmodified):33%
    
    ---------------------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    ---------------------------------
    --------------------
    Final Equipment
    --------------------
    
    Head(Top): Any
    Head(Middle): Any
    Head(Bottom): Any
    
    Left/Right Hand: Jur (3 Skeleton Soldier cards)
    Skeleton Soldier Card= +9% Critical Rate
    --------------------------------------------------
    Possible Weapons combinations:
    --------------------------------------------------
    Triple +20% damage jurs
    critical double +20% damage jurs
    double critical +20% damage jurs
    
    
    Body: Speedy Chainmail/Chainmail of Herman 
    Thief Bug Card= +1 agi
    Steel Chon Chon card=+2 def
    
    Robe: Slotted Manteu (Whisper/reydric Card)
    Whisper Card= +20 Flee
    Reydric Card= 15% resistance to neutral attacks
    
    Shoes: Slotted Boots(Matyr Card)
    Matyr Card= +1 Agi, Max HP+12%
    
    Accessory 1: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring (Yoyo/Kobold Card)
    Accessory 2: Clip/Slotted Brooch/Slotted Ring (Yoyo/Kobold Card)
    Yoyo Card = +5% Perfect Dodge +1 Agi
    Kobold Card= +5 Critical, +1 str
    
    
    --------------------
    Distributing Stats:
    --------------------
    
    I recommend these stats to begin the game
    Str:9
    Agi:9
    Dex:9
    
    By the time you’re a thief(Base lv.12) your stats should be 
    Str:15
    Agi:11
    Vit:11
    Int: 1
    Dex:10
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.20
    Str:20
    Agi:20
    Vit:12
    Int: 1
    Dex:10
    Luk: 1
    
    
    Base Lv.25
    Str:25
    Agi:20
    Vit:12
    Int: 1
    Dex:15
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.30
    Str:30
    Agi:25
    Vit:12
    Int: 1
    Dex:16
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.35
    Str:30
    Agi:32
    Vit:12
    Int: 1
    Dex:16
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.40
    Str:40
    Agi:32
    Vit:12
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 1
    
    Base Lv.45
    Str:40
    Agi:40
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 1
    
    
    Base Lv.50
    Str:40
    Agi:50
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 2
    
    Base Lv.55
    Str:40
    Agi:50
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:25
    
    Base Lv.60
    Str:50
    Agi:50
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:28
    
    Base Lv.65
    Str:51
    Agi:59
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.70
    Str:51
    Agi:69
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:30
    
    Base Lv.75
    Str:60
    Agi:70
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:33
    
    
    Base Lv.80
    Str:60
    Agi:70
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:49
    
    Base Lv.85
    Str:70
    Agi:70
    Vit:18
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:52
    
    Base Lv.90
    Str:70
    Agi:70
    Vit:20
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:65
    
    Base Lv.95
    Str:80
    Agi:71
    Vit:20
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:65
    ----
    Final Stats:(Including Equip, no job bonus)
    ----
    Str:82/84 (82 with kobold card) 
    Agi:74 +4
    Vit:23 
    Int: 1 
    Dex:25
    Luk:65 
    
    Final Job bonus
    Str: 6
    Agi:10
    Vit: 2
    Int: 4
    Dex: 8
    Luk: 0
    
    Perfect Dodge :18%
    
    Critical Rate (Unmodified):97%
    
    -----------------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    -----------------------------
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    Final equipment
    ----------------
    Head(top): Ghost Bandana (AGI +2)
    Head(Middle): Any
    Head(Bottom): Any
    
    Left/Right Hand: +7 Jur (3 Skeleton Soldier Cards)
    Skeleton Soldier Cards= +9% Critical Rate
    
    Body: Slotted Thief Clothes (Thief Bug Card) +2 Agi
    
    Robe: Slotted Manteu (Whisper Card)
    Whisper Card= +20 Flee
    
    Shoes: Slotted boots(Thief Bug Card)
    Thief Bug Card= +2 Agi
    
    Accessory 1: Clip (Yoyo Card)
    Accessory 2: Clip (Yoyo Card)
    Yoyo Card = +5 Perfect Dodge +1 Agi
    
    --------------------
    Distributing Stats:
    --------------------
    
    I recommend these stats to begin the game
    Str:9
    Agi:9
    Dex:9
    
    By Base Lv.12
    Str:13
    Agi: 9
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex: 9
    Luk: 1
    
    Lv.20
    Str:20
    Agi:12
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:15
    Luk: 1
    
    Lv.25
    Str:23
    Agi:20
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:15
    Luk: 1
    
    Lv.30
    Str:29
    Agi:20
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 1
    
    Lv.35
    Str:30
    Agi:29
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 5
    
    Lv.40
    Str:40
    Agi:29
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 5
    
    Lv.45
    Str:40
    Agi:40
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 5
    
    Lv.50
    Str:40
    Agi:50
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 5
    
    Lv.55
    Str:50
    Agi:50
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk: 7
    
    Lv.60
    Str:50
    Agi:50
    Vit:15
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:30
    
    Lv.65
    Str:60
    Agi:50
    Vit:17
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:30
    
    Lv.70
    Str:60
    Agi:60
    Vit:21
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:30
    
    Lv.75
    Str:64
    Agi:60
    Vit:22
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:40
    
    Lv.80
    Str:64
    Agi:67
    Vit:30
    Int: 1
    Dex:20
    Luk:40
    
    Lv.85
    Str:64
    Agi:74
    Vit:35
    Int: 1
    Dex:24
    Luk:40
    
    Lv.90
    Str:64
    Agi:84
    Vit:35
    Int: 1
    Dex:24
    Luk:40
    
    
    Lv.95
    Str:64
    Agi:95
    Vit:35
    Int: 1
    Dex:24
    Luk:40
    
    Final Stats (Job bonuses not included)
    Str:64
    Agi:99+8
    Vit:41
    Int: 1
    Dex:24
    Luk:40
    
    Final Job Bonues
    Str: 6
    Agi:10
    Vit: 2
    Int: 4
    Dex: 8
    Luk: 0
    
    Final ASPD: 175
    
    Attacks Per Second: 2 left/right hand hits (4 hits total)
    
    Hit Rate: 132
    
    Atk:199 Max
    Crit Damage: 229
    
    Max Flee: 266
    
    Perfect Dodge Rate:15%
    
    Critical Rate: 84%
    
    
    
    ====================
    III. Skills
    ====================
    
    This is the section where I tell you what skills to get first.
    
    --------------------
    Thief
    -------------------- 
    As a Thief all types of Assassins should have these ending skills. It is 
    recommended that you get these skills in order. Currently Gravity says that 
    the required job level to become an assassin WILL BE job level 44.
    IF you want to change at job level 40, leave steal at level 5.
    Double Slash Level 10
    Increase Dodge Level 10
    Envenom Level 10
    Steal Level 10
    Hiding Level 3
    Detoxify Level 1
    
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    These are the skills recommended for a critical assassin. You may get them in 
    any order you please. You can waste any remanding skill points on anything you 
    want.
    
    Katar Mastery Level 10
    Sonic Blow Level 10
    Cloaking Level 5
    Grimtooth Level 5
    Enchant Poison Level 5
    Venom Dust Level 5
    Poison React Level 5
    Venom Splasher Level 5
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    These are the skills recommended for a perfect dodge assassin. You may get them
    in any order you please. You can waste any remaining skill points on anything 
    you want.
    
    Katar Mastery Level 10
    Right Hand Mastery Level 5
    Left Hand Mastery Level 5
    Cloaking Level 5
    Sonic Blow Level 5
    Grimtooth Level 5
    Venom Dust Level 5
    Poison React Level 5
    Venom Splasher Level 5
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    These are the skills recommended for a Hybrid assassin. You may get them in 
    any order you please. You can waste any remaining skill points on anything you 
    want.
    
    Katar Mastery Level 10
    Sonic Blow Level 10
    Cloaking Level 5
    Grimtooth Level 5
    Enchant Poison Level 5
    Venom Dust Level 5
    Poison React Level 5
    Venom Splasher Level 5
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    These are the skills recommended for an ASPD assassin. You may get them in 
    any order you please. You can waste any remaining skill points on anything you 
    want.
    
    Katar Mastery Level 10
    Sonic Blow Level 10
    Cloaking Level 5
    Grimtooth Level 5
    Enchant Poison Level 5
    Venom Dust Level 5
    Poison React Level 5
    Venom Splasher Level 5
    
    ====================
    IV. Leveling / Game Guide
    ====================
    --------------------
    All:
    --------------------
    Well in this section I will explain where to level ,what weapons you should 
    use, etc.
    
    No matter which road you pick you will have to begin the same way.
    
    You will begin in the training grounds. If you are new to the game this will 
    teach you many things about the game so you don't act like an idiot while 
    playing. They will put you through many tests and if you answer the questions 
    correctly you will be rewarded. At the end of the training grounds you will 
    take a test which will determine which class suits you the best. If you end up 
    with them recommending you to be a thief you will be teleported to morroc and 
    given extra zenny, but if you get stuck with another class tell them you want 
    to go with your original class which is a thief and tell them to teleport you 
    to Morroc.
    
    You are now in Midgard the ragnarok world. 
    
    This is the equipment/items/zenny they give you at the beginning:
    1 Knife
    1 Cotton Shirt
    
    The items depend on how many questions you answered correctly.
    Your zenny depends on if they recommended you to be a thief.
    
    From now you will begin training.
    
    
    Head to the northern exit which leads to the dessert. In the dessert you will 
    find a couple types of monsters. You will see porings, pickys, Pecco Eggs, and 
    Condors. 
    
    At the beginning you will have to level on just porings, pecco eggs, and the 
    occasional picky. When your HP gets low just use a healing item or wait until 
    your HP recharges. Once you are base level 6 you should be able to kill 
    Condors. Keep on killing these monsters until you are job level 10.
    
    When you are job level 10 head back into Morroc and then go to the north 
    western exit which will lead you to a dessert with a fountain and pyramids. 
    Prepare your healing items because it will be the toughest run of your life so 
    far. Don't even bother attacking any monsters in here, you will just get 
    killed. Walk into the pyramid and try to stick to people that are stronger than
    you. Walk through the maze until you find stairs that lead down. If you are in 
    the right place you should be in a hallway. Go straight down the hallway and a 
    NPC should be behind a counter. Talk to the NPC and he will send you out on a 
    quest. You now exit the pyramid and head to the fountain outside. There should 
    be another NPC waiting for you that will let you into a dungeon.
    
    Now you must collect a semi-rare mushroom. This shouldn't take more than a 
    while but beware, there are aggressive monsters there. Once you finish you 
    should become a thief. Now walk into Morroc and take the northern exit.
    
    You must now make a journey to Prontera. If you have lots of zenny you can just
    buy a warp but if you don't you'll have to walk through the dessert. I 
    recommend you walk through the dessert, it’s a good way to get EXP.
    
    Once you are in Prontera you can sell what you have collected in monster drops 
    and you should have enough zenny to buy a Cutter or Main Gauche.
    After you are done selling/buying head to the building in the northwest part of
    town. There you must sign up in a mission to kill the monsters in prontera's 
    sewers. After you sign up you will be teleported to the dungeon.
    
    Once inside try killing thief bugs that are alone and eventually Tarou's and 
    bats.
    
    --------------------
    By Base lv.20
    --------------------
    You should go to culverts level 2 and kill anything that you can kill.
    If you are lucky you will be able to find Blades which you can either
    use or just sell for money. Try to stay away from big groups of people
    because they will only bring lag. Always leave atleast 1 jellopy on the
    ground to attract monsters.
    
    If you gather too many thief bugs and you attack there is a chance that
    they will all gang on you at the same time so carry a couple of pots or
    carrots. The culverts 2 is a very good place to gather money because of 
    the constant monsters.
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.30
    --------------------
    You should now go deeper into the culverts and fight the monsters in 
    culverts 3. While down here you'll notice one big difference from culverts 2,
    the thief bugs are now larger. These larger thief bugs are much stronger and
    give out more exp. While down here you will also fight Hydras which have 
    ranged attacks, if you lose HP for no reason a hydra is attacking you.
    
    Like in culverts 2 try to stay away from groups of people. Do not go into the
    next screen if you value your life. Try to drop as much Jellopys as you can
    to attract alot of monsters.You will need a couple of healing items down 
    here,
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.35
    --------------------
    You should now leave the culverts and go to Prontera to sell your earnings. At 
    this point you should have enough to buy a Stilleto from a discount merchant.
    If you have any extra money buy a wooden mail. After that do not buy any more
    armor...you won't be needing it.
    
    After you buy a stilleto you will now make a journey to the closest upgrade
    NPC. There are upgrade NPCs in Prontera, Payon and Morroc.
    
    Once in one of those places head for the upgrade shop. Here you will have to 
    pay to upgrade your stilleto. Upgrade your Stilleto until you get it to +7.
    Once you are done upgrading leave. Keep in mind there's a chance of failure.
    
    Now you will have to walk to Geffen. If you still have any money left warp
    but it isn't a very long walk.
    
    Once in Geffen go to the eastern exit and then on the next map go to northern 
    exit. You will now be in a map with Squirrels and Snails 
    (Cocos and Ambermites). Fight here until you are Base Lv.40. The cocos give 
    decent drops so try to fight more of them.
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.40
    --------------------
    You can go one map east of the map with Cocos and Ambermites to fight Horns.
    By fighting here you will get more money and rares because Horns have a good 
    chance of dropping valuable items. With the money each type of Assassin should 
    gather the money necessary for some of their equipment.
    
    The horns WILL hit you always carry pots here. There are Cocos, Horns, and
    Lunatics in this map. From what I've seen the Lunatics here have a high 
    percentage of dropping Pierrot Noses( In 1 hour I found 3 of them). The exp
    may seem slow but its better than wandering around and wasting time trying 
    to find a decent leveling place for your level(which you won't).
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.45
    --------------------
    Now this is where the types of Assassins split.
    
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    A critical assassin should now go to Izlude to fight in bibiland dungeon level 
    2 until they reach the job level required to be an assassin. If you have 
    followed my guideline for stats you should be able to handle some Orc Zombies
    with the help of pots. Bibiland 2 will end up costing less than Orc Dungeon
    and you will really need the money in the future.
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    You will have to stay fighting horns. You need the money that you will get 
    from the rares. The exp from horns is almost equivalent to the exp you would
    get in bibiland 2. Try to look for people selling Fortune Swords when ever 
    you go to town. If you see a slotted Muffler or slotted shoes buy them.
    
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    A Hybrid assassin should now go to izlude to fight in bibiland dungeon level 
    2 until they reach the job level required to be an assassin. Money is a big
    factor in this build, even Jellopys are important. Pick up any item you see
    even if it is just a jellopy. Orc Dungeon is not a good place for this build
    because you will waste too much money on pots.
    
    While leveling in Bibiland try to stay in small places, like behind the lv.3
    entrance. I have found more enemies fighting around the lv.3 entrance than
    anywhere else in Bibiland. You'll get very lonely at times if you want to get
    out of the dungeon DO NOT WALK OUT. When you see that there is no people 
    around you this is a signal for a giant group of Hydras somewhere up above.
    
    
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    A ASPD assassin should now go to izlude to fight in bibiland dungeon level 
    2 until they reach the job level required to be an assassin. Orc Dungeon would
    be a decent place for this build. You will make a measly profit but you will
    get ALOT of experience. If you want to fight in Orc Dungeon I suggest you
    fight with a group of people.
    
    While leveling in Bibiland try to stay in small places, like behind the lv.3
    entrance. I have found more enemies fighting around the lv.3 entrance than
    anywhere else in Bibiland. You'll get very lonely at times if you want to get
    out of the dungeon DO NOT WALK OUT. When you see that there is no people 
    around you this is a signal for a giant group of Hydras somewhere up above.
    
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.65
    -------------------- 
    At this point All types should now be Assassins.
    
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    A new critical assassin should head to the Coal Mine to fine a 3-Slotted Jur. 
    After you buy of find the jur head down to an upgrade NPC and upgrade it till 
    it is a +7 Jur.
    
    After you are done upgrading head north to Payon. Once in Payon check if anyone
    is selling any of the equipment you need and if so buy it. If no one has the 
    equipment you need head to payon dungeon.
    
    You should stick to payon dungeon level 2 and 3. These 2 levels have monsters 
    that will help you get important pieces of equipment. The skeleton soldier 
    should drop the 3 cards you need for your Jur and the Munaks should drop the 
    ninja suits which will help you get zenny. If the exp seems to get slow just 
    go deeper into the dungeon, but beware of the Moonlight.
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    Just like a new critical assassin a perfect dodge assassin should head to 
    the coal mine to find a 3-Slotted Jur. After the Jur is bough head down 
    to Alberta and upgrade it till it is a +7 Jur.
    
    After you are done upgrading head north to Payon. Once in Payon check if anyone
    is selling any of the equipment you need and if so buy it. If no one has the 
    equipment you need head to payon dungeon.
    
    You should stick to payon dungeon level 2 and 3. These 2 levels have monsters 
    that will help you get important pieces of equipment. The skeleton soldiers 
    should drop some rare items and the Munaks should drop the ninja suits which will 
    help you get zenny.
    
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    Just like the others a Hybrid assassin should head to 
    the coal mine to find a 3-Slotted Jur. After the Jur is bough head down 
    to Alberta and upgrade it till it is a +7 Jur.
    
    After you are done upgrading head north to Payon. Once in Payon check if anyone
    is selling any of the equipment you need and if so buy it. If no one has the 
    equipment you need head to payon dungeon.
    
    You should stick to payon dungeon level 2 and 3. These 2 levels have monsters 
    that will help you get important pieces of equipment. The skeleton soldiers 
    should drop the Skeleton soldier cards you need and the Munaks should drop 
    the ninja suits which will help you get zenny.
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    Just like the others an ASPD should head to 
    the coal mine to find a 3-Slotted Jur. After the Jur is bough head down 
    to Alberta and upgrade it till it is a +7 Jur.
    
    After you are done upgrading head north to Payon. Once in Payon check if anyone
    is selling any of the equipment you need and if so buy it. If no one has the 
    equipment you need head to payon dungeon.
    
    You should stick to payon dungeon level 2 and 3. These 2 levels have monsters 
    that will help you get important pieces of equipment. The skeleton soldiers 
    should drop the Skeleton soldier cards you need and the Munaks should drop 
    the ninja suits which will help you get zenny.
    
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.70
    --------------------
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    After acquiring the cards head to Geffen. You will now have to hunt Kobolds 
    which spawn 2 screens west of Geffen and Petites which are 1 screen east of 
    Glast Heim.
    
    From the Kobolds you will need 2 Kobold Cards which will add 10% critical rate.
    
    You will need to hunt the Petites until they drop 2 clips. Once they do insert
    the Kobold Cards into them and equip them.
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    After acquiring the cards  head to Geffen. Petites, which spawn 1 screen east of
    Glast Heim. You will need to hunt the Petites until they drop 2 clips. Once 
    they do insert your Yoyo Cards into your clips and equip them.
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    After acquiring the Skeleton Soldier cards head to Prontera. You will now 
    have to hunt Yoyos which spawn 1 screen north and 1 east of prontera.
    
    From the Yoyos you will need 2 Yoyo Cards which will add 10% perfect
    dodge rate and 2 agi.
    
    You will also need to hunt the Petites until they drop 2 clips. Petites 
    spawn 1 screen east of Glast Heim. Once you get the clips insert the
    Yoyo Cards into them and equip them.
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    After acquiring the Skeleton Soldier cards head to Prontera. You will now 
    have to hunt Yoyos which spawn 1 screen north and 1 east of prontera.
    
    From the Yoyos you will need 2 Yoyo Cards which will add 10% perfect
    dodge rate and 2 Agi.
    
    You will also need to hunt the Petites until they drop 2 clips. Petites 
    spawn 1 screen east of Glast Heim. Once you get the clips insert the
    Yoyo Cards into them and equip them.
    
    You may also want to get the zenny necessary to buy a Ghost Bandana in
    the streets. If you don't see anyone selling one, you will have to find one.
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.75
    --------------------
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    After you got the cards that add to criticals go hunt in Pyramids Basement 1 
    and 2. While you are here try and get your slotted thieves clothes. 
    
    Skeleton Archers are very annoying, so always kill them first. If you see a 
    mob anywhere near you grimtooth it to death.
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    After you get the cards needed you will now have to get a whisper card. This 
    will be the toughest card to get. Whispers are immune to ALL physical attacks, 
    rendering your assassin useless.
    You have to do one of the following to get the Whisper card
    a)	Buy it at an insane price.
    b)	Get it from a friend.
    c)	Get it from another character
    d)	Use an elemental Dagger
    e)	Try using envenom to kill the Whispers.
    
    You will also need to get your slotted thieves clothes by killing mummies in 
    the Pyramids.
    
    The most important task is now at hand. You will now have to fight Phreeoni
    infinite amount of times until you get your fortune swords.
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    Do the same as the Perfect Dodge Assassin.
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    Do the same as the Perfect Dodge Assassin.
    
    --------------------
    Base Lv.80
    --------------------
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    Now that you have your equipment you should now be an MVP machine. You can
    now hunt anywhere you want and only have trouble in place with mobs.
    
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    At this point you should have all your equipment and cards. You should now be 
    able to dominate mobs easily. You will never be touched.
    
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    At this point you will take mobs on decently and you will be a critical machine.
    
    --------------------
    Max Attack Speed Build
    --------------------
    You are the quickest thing in Midgard. You should get 4 hits in every second.
    80% of your hits will be criticals and you will hit most of the time because
    of the high hit rate. You will fare decently against mobs and you will be 
    able to dodge most things. If you want to be really fast use sonic blow as
    often as you can.
    
    
    --------------------
     Alternating Critical/Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    Well here’s the best part about being an assassin. With the right amount of 
    money you can change a critical assassin into a decent perfect dodge assassin 
    and vice-versa.  When you want to kill mobs, use the perfect dodge build. 
    When you are going MVP hunting be a critical assassin.
    
    
    ====================
    VI. The Lazy man's leveling/game guide
    ====================
    --------------------
    Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    Lv. 1-12: Morroc Dessert
    Lv.13-20: Culverts 1
    Lv.21-30: Culverts 2
    Lv.31-35: Culverts 3 -> Buy a Stilleto and Upgrade it.
    Lv.36-40: Horn Map
    Lv.41-Assassin: Bibiland 2/Orc Dungeon
    Lv.65-80: Sphynx 2-3/ Pyramids 3-4/ Glast Heim Graveyard
    Lv.80+: Glast Heim/ Clock Tower
    --------------------
    Perfect Dodge Assassin
    --------------------
    Lv. 1-12: Morroc Dessert
    Lv.13-20: Culverts 1
    Lv.21-30: Culverts 2
    Lv.31-35: Culverts 3 -> Buy a Stilleto and Upgrade it.
    Lv.36-Assassin: Horn Map/Bibiland 2
    Lv.65-80: Sphynx 2-3/ Pyramids 3-4/ Glast Heim Graveyard
    Lv.80+: Glast Heim/ Clock Tower
    
    --------------------
    Hybrid Perfect Dodge/Critical Assassin
    --------------------
    Lv. 1-12: Morroc Dessert
    Lv.13-20: Culverts 1
    Lv.21-30: Culverts 2
    Lv.31-35: Culverts 3 -> Buy a Stilleto and Upgrade it.
    Lv.36-40: Horn Map
    Lv.41-Assassin: Bibiland 2
    Lv.65-80: Sphynx 2-3/ Pyramids 3-4/ Glast Heim Graveyard.
    Lv.80+: Glast Heim/ Clock Tower
    
    --------------------
    Max ASPD Build
    --------------------
    Lv. 1-12: Morroc Dessert
    Lv.13-20: Culverts 1
    Lv.21-30: Culverts 2
    Lv.31-35: Culverts 3 -> Buy a Stilleto and Upgrade it.
    Lv.36-40: Horn Map
    Lv.41-Assassin: Bibiland 2/ Orc Dungeon
    Assassin-Lv.64: Payon 4/ Sphynx 2/ Bibiland 2/ Orc Dungeon
    Lv.65-80: Sphynx 2-3/ Pyramids 3-4/ Glast Heim Graveyard
    Lv.80+: Glast Heim/ Clock Tower
    
    ====================
    VII. Budget
    ====================
    As we all know, most of us aren't rich, but here's an estimate
    on how much zenny you will need to spend on each of your assassins
    for generic equipment (ss cards and such).As time goes by this 
    section will become longer and the cost will change.
    (BASED ON CURRENT RO ECONOMY [11/30/03])
    
    Critical Assassin: 20-30 Million zenny
    
    Perfect Dodge Assassin: 15-30 Million Zenny
    
    Hybrid: 25-45 Million zenny
    
    Max Attack Speed: 20-30 Millionn zenny
    
    
    ====================
    VI. Credits and Thanks
    ====================
    Well this is a list of people that inspired me to make this guide.
    - All the newbies currently playing Ragnarok.
    - The people that need help making assassins.
    - I would also like to give thanks to 
    - Gravity (www.ragnarokonline.com) 
    - RO Haven (http://rohaven.host.sk) R.I.P
    - Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com)
    - Pak0     (www.pak0.com) R.I.P
    
    ====================
    VII. Legal
    ====================
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
    web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a 
    violation of copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    ====================
    VII. Contact
    ====================
    AIM - ngunstarheroy , Mistiknoname3k
    
    Forums I visit:
    RO Haven (http://rohaven.host.sk)
    Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com)
    Pak0 (www.pak0.com)
    
    E-mail
    dreamblaster@hotmail.com
    
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