Trap Assassin

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Bulooka
Stygian Watcher
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I might suggest adding Lavadome to replace Ra RW/Lily RW in the early/mid game. It just has too much value with artifice mastery. It's everything a trapsin wants - MO space, flexibility of having either Pgems or jewels depending if you need resists/damage, + skills, and way too much HP. Cheers, thanks for making this guide.
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Johnny Impak
Core Lord
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I used
Lavadome
Lavadome
Helm (4)

Defense: (78 - 89) to (115 - 131)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 39
Item Level: 7
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Vitality
+15 to Vitality
+(81 to 120) to Life
Fire Resist +(11 to 30)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (300 - 334) to (391 - 435)
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 57
Item Level: 25
+1 to All Skills
+(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Vitality
+30 to Vitality
+(121 to 160) to Life
Fire Resist +(31 to 50)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (753 - 825) to (970 - 1062)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 120
Item Level: 46
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Vitality
+45 to Vitality
+(161 to 200) to Life
Fire Resist +(51 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1191 - 1290) to (1519 - 1645)
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 250
Item Level: 81
+2 to All Skills
+(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(16 to 20)% to Vitality
+60 to Vitality
+(201 to 240) to Life
Fire Resist +(71 to 90)%
Socketed (4)
for leveling. Strength requirement ain’t the lowest, but since I already invest in it for a T3
Dragon's Blood
Dragon's Blood
Light Plate (4)

Defense: (241 - 284) to (487 - 573)
Required Level: 8
Required Strength: 79
Item Level: 13
4% Chance to cast level 8 Wrath on Melee Attack
15% Cast Speed
+(31 to 50)% Damage to Demons
+(11 to 15)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(11 to 15)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
+(16 to 25) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (2)
Defense: (806 - 915) to (1526 - 1733)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 116
Item Level: 29
6% Chance to cast level 18 Wrath on Melee Attack
25% Cast Speed
+(71 to 90)% Damage to Demons
+(16 to 20)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(16 to 20)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 45) to Vitality
+(36 to 45) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (4)
Defense: (2057 - 2268) to (3809 - 4199)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 244
Item Level: 50
8% Chance to cast level 32 Wrath on Melee Attack
35% Cast Speed
+(111 to 130)% Damage to Demons
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(51 to 55) to Vitality
+(56 to 65) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (5)
Defense: (3094 - 3380) to (5716 - 6245)
Required Level: 51
Required Strength: 506
Item Level: 85
10% Chance to cast level 45 Wrath on Melee Attack
40% Cast Speed
+(131 to 150)% Damage to Demons
+(26 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 60) to Vitality
+(66 to 75) Life after each Demon Kill
Socketed (6)
, it is worth it.

Spellgrip
Spellgrip
Wrist Blade (4)

One-Hand Damage: 5 to 6
(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 2
Required Dexterity: 20
Item Level: 4
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.21 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to cast level 10 Hunting Banshee on Melee Attack
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
5% Cast Speed
5% Attack Speed
-2% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-2% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-2% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(11 to 15) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(3 to 5)%
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: 9 to 11
(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 20
Required Dexterity: 39
Item Level: 22
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.21 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 18 Hunting Banshee on Melee Attack
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
15% Cast Speed
15% Attack Speed
-4% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-4% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-4% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 25) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(9 to 11)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: 15 to 17
(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 39
Required Dexterity: 83
Item Level: 43
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.21 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 26 Hunting Banshee on Melee Attack
+3 to Assassin Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
25% Attack Speed
-8% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-8% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-8% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(31 to 35) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(15 to 17)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: 18 to 20
(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 48
Required Dexterity: 169
Item Level: 76
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.21 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 38 Hunting Banshee on Melee Attack
+4 to Assassin Skill Levels
30% Cast Speed
30% Attack Speed
-12% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-12% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-12% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(36 to 40) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(18 to 20)%
Socketed (3)
is a low dexterity requirement item, so it goes nicely together.
Rusev
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Beacon version add is still very strong :)
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Sorry for the late post, ive read through the thread and am only seeing MO's for Merc.... What Mo's should i be using / socket combos? Or how should i roll my jewels for my sockets :D TYIA
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Deathbringer
Acid Prince
49 | -1
Zod crafted jewels for max achievable spell dmg, fhr, fbr and vitality on jewels (also %all attributes is pretty good since it helps with getting gear attr requirements) regarding mos it's fire/cold/lightning/physical&magic spell dmg on all gear except jewelry, probably regenerate mana and flat DR on jewelry since they are pretty useful as well, you probably would like to get some mf so you can put mf mos here and there of course when you feel that your damage is sufficient to clear the content you aim for
B_ATAKY
Cultist
20 | 1
lifesteal mo's on vizjun katars then convert lifesteal to spell damage using effigy.
FluxGenesis
Stygian Watcher
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Hi there!
Sorry for my english, my school-english is almost forgotten. I don´t play any games in English for reason, just cause my german as an Austrian guy is much better ;)

I´m a complete MXL-Noob and I read you Guide.

I´m not yet familiar with Cube-Recipes and the whole Median-Stuff, but Trap-Assa works for me at least the first 40 Levels without any knowledge with items, gear-combination and so on

Thx to that guide, I messed up with my first self-created Barb.

Just to come to my point:
What are the most important things in the beginning playing that Trap-Assa?
Farming, skilling, or just play story?

I´m used to Guides telling me:
First 20 levels improve *insert skill*, put all in *insert-stat*
Level 30-40 play area xy, watch out that and that gear,
Level 40-50 play area ....

For me your guide is more for the experienced guys who know MXL well already.
For me it´s very hard :(
B_ATAKY
Cultist
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Just go through game and eventually i will have 105 lvl near 1st uber.
About skills: max perfect being, max all traps, 8 subterfuge, 10 claw block, 1 beacon.
it's just basics. If u want more information, u have to read trap assasson threads.
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Deathbringer
Acid Prince
49 | -1
And 1 shadow refuge, it's pretty useful as well
Diaco
Gravedigger
194 | 1
FluxGenesis wrote:Hi there!
Sorry for my english, my school-english is almost forgotten. I don´t play any games in English for reason, just cause my german as an Austrian guy is much better ;)

I´m a complete MXL-Noob and I read you Guide.

I´m not yet familiar with Cube-Recipes and the whole Median-Stuff, but Trap-Assa works for me at least the first 40 Levels without any knowledge with items, gear-combination and so on

Thx to that guide, I messed up with my first self-created Barb.

Just to come to my point:
What are the most important things in the beginning playing that Trap-Assa?
Farming, skilling, or just play story?

I´m used to Guides telling me:
First 20 levels improve *insert skill*, put all in *insert-stat*
Level 30-40 play area xy, watch out that and that gear,
Level 40-50 play area ....

For me your guide is more for the experienced guys who know MXL well already.
For me it´s very hard :(


just as an FYI, an assassin is not the best idea for a first character. if you don't know how to gear it properly and understand the gameplay you will be squishy as hell and probably die a ton of times. trap is the safest assassin build, though