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by Somnus



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''I'm constantly torn between killing myself or everyone around me.''

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Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to another one of my guides. This time, a complete Assassin's guide, untwinked and progressing through the game. This guide is aimed for all kinds of players, like I always try to, this way new players can learn the class/game while not boring the experienced players.

What will we find in this guide?
An extensive/full walkthrough for Assassin for MXL2017, which will include:
  • Main build that I use to beat the game (Electrofield Sentry/limpet/castersin) and some fun variants/alternative builds, covering in the end all the main skills from the skill tree.
  • COMPLETE Video walkthrough (Which will be broadcasted in my twitch channel and uploaded to youtube later on) so you can see the whole thought/game process.
  • All Ubers explained with detailed info and pictures with a nice format, easy for the eyes.
  • Answers to any question about the Assassin/guide/game with a FAQ/Q&A.
  • And as always, a pleasure reading material for MXL.

Why Assassin?
Well, IMO Assassin was really weak early game/untwinked until we reached MXL17. Now her early is more fluid, more enjoyable and a lot of fun. You have tons of builds to play, and 90% of them will be able to get you to endgame with no problems (unlike other classes that require some builds for ''x'' content).

Pros:
  • You can run the content like a hot knife through butter, and the moment you practice her enough and know her mechanics, she's one of the funniest classes in MXL.
  • She is a GODDESS in late game, as both farming and boss killing.
  • She looks so cool, come on, Assassin? Hello?!
Cons:
  • Squishy class, skill/gear dependent need a lot of kiting/repositioning in order to survive + keeping your Shadow Refugee up for more damage reduction.
  • You are going to die even if you know how to play, a lot.
  • You can't really faceroll without gear, once you do... :twisted:



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Here you'll find the gear, stats and skills required for each section of the game. Everything is listed and explained as simple and clear as possible.
  • Early game: This section will be used for Hatred to Terror.
  • Mid game: This section will be used for Terror to Destruction.
  • Late Game: This section will be used for Destruction and the Early/Mid Ubers.
  • End game: This section will cover the last Ubers.

Gear:
► Early game

► Mid game

► Late game

► End game

Stats:
For the whole walkthrough we will follow the same guidelines:
  • Strenght: Enough to equip your gear.
  • Dexterity: Enough to equip your gear (without TForm)
  • Vitality: Max this if you need survivability.
  • Energy: Max this if you need damage.

Breakpoints for Late/End game:
  • Faster Cast Rate(FCR): 152% total.
  • Faster Hit Recovery(FHR): 86% total.
  • Faster Block Rate(FBR): 200% total.
  • Attack Speed for Claws(AS): 78% total.
  • Attack Speed for Naginata(AS): 117%
  • Attack Speed for Throwing Knives: 152%


Skill plan:

We'll use this format in the meantime SkillPlanner gets updated.
► Early game

► Mid game

► Late game

► End game




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For this section we are going to be using Early game gear and Skill plan, in every Act part you'll find:
  • The act walkthrough.
  • Mobs to look out for and how to counter them.
  • Items to look out for, keep them in mind at all time so you don't have to farm.
► MP VIDEOS

► Act 1

► Act 2

► Act 3

► Act 4

► Act 5

► LC1

Extra:
► Hatred Cows

► Hatred IotSS

► Ennead Challenge

So this is the end of Hatred, with this first 60 levels you should have learned the very basics of Median, get ready now for Terror!


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Again, for this part of the game we are going to be using Early game gear and Skill plan and proceed to the Mid game gear/skill plan, in every Act section you'll find:
  • The act walkthrough.
  • Mobs to look out for and how to counter them.
  • Items to look out for, keep them in mind at all time so you don't have to farm.
► MP VIDEOS

► Act 1

► Act 2

► Act 3

► LC2

► Act 4

► Act 5

Extra:
► Veteran Monster Tokens

► Act Boss Tokens

► Minigames

► Black Road Challenge




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Well, you did it. You are gonna know what Median XL is all about, 95% of its content is here. Get ready to die!
P.S: Make sure to check the Ubers section for the complete information about the Ubers.

► MP VIDEOS

► Act 1

► Act 2

► Act 3

► Act 4

► Act 5



After finishing all these Easy Ubers and Destruction, it's time to proceed to farm a bit. You gotta be able to farm Terror Fauztinville and Destruction Tran Athulua (LC1). If you want, you can try Destruction Nilathak for signets (and maybe SU's). Before we proceed any further, you should have:
  • All Quests from Hatred, Terror and Destruction (A1Q1, A2Q1, A3Q1&Q3, A4Q1, A5Anya).
  • All Minigames, veteran tokens and Dogmas (Act boss tokens).
  • You and your BloodMage(act3 fire merc) should be level 120, all gear should be upgraded (TU6'ed if you have any Tiered Uniques), MO'ed and socketed (go IotSs for gold, 1m each run in destruction)
  • Breakpoints achieved (FHR%, FCR%, etc)

Once we have the Late game gear (farming Terror Fauztinville and Tran Athulua for Sacred/Ornate shrines and sacred base items) we can proceed to the rest of Ubers.

W.I.P | Will list them etc etc, need a break. BRB! :D

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If you are reading this, congratulations, you've made it! :) Here's where Assassin shines the most. We have tons of ubers/content to explore!

You can find the UBER video playlist in MP (not from stream) here


How are they listed?
  • Ubers will be listed by documentation order.
  • Colors from green to red for difficulty levels.
  • Every uber has it's video, made in MP and recorded localy (not extracted from stream).
  • Don't forget to watch the video if you cannot defeat the uber or you have any question on how to do it.


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  • To get these charms you must be in Destruction difficulty.
  • Killing Ubers like Vizjun, Startled Witch and Uldyssian requires Purify skill from
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 7-13 damage
    +150% Damage to Undead
    +1 to Purify
    Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
    +2 to Light Radius

    (can be found in Duncraig Uberlevel) or from Uldyssian's Sword (Uldyssian's charm).

► Death Projector

► Creature of Flame

► Infernal Machine

► Rathma Square

► Azmodan

► Cathedral of Vanity

► Vizjun

► Toraja

► Startled Witch

► Uldyssian

► The Void


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What do I need for these ubers?
  • In order to summon these ubers, you need a Book of Summoning. You will find this item after killing The Summoner on Terror difficulty. This book grants you a new skill, dark summonings, cast the skill in the right area to summon the boss.
  • To get these charms you must be in Destruction difficulty.
  • Brother Laz requires Purify skill from
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 7-13 damage
    +150% Damage to Undead
    +1 to Purify
    Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
    +2 to Light Radius

    (can be found in Duncraig Uberlevel) or from Uldyssian's Sword (Uldyssian's charm).
► The Butcher

► The Binding of Baal

► Assault on Mount Arreat

► Akarat

► Legacy of Blood

► Lord Aldric Jitan

► Judgment Day

► Zorun Tzin

► ARCHBISHOP LAZARUS

► Secret Inarius Revenge


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  • To get these charms you must be in Destruction difficulty.
  • Killing Assur will require Purify skill from
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane
    Assur's Bane (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 7-13 damage
    +150% Damage to Undead
    +1 to Purify
    Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
    +2 to Light Radius

    (can be found in Duncraig Uberlevel, combining the 5 seals from the mini-bosses with the ring) or from Uldyssian's Sword (Uldyssian's charm).

► Kurast 3000 BA

► Island of the Sunless Sea

► Khalimgrad

► Tran Athulua

► Fauztinville

► The Triune

► The Unformed Land

► Kingdom of Shadow

► Ghosts of Old Bremmtown

► Duncraig

► Yshari Sanctum

► Wretched Hive


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  • To get these charms you must be in Destruction difficulty.
  • In order to summon some of these ubers, you need a Book of Summoning. You will find this item after killing The Summoner on Terror difficulty. This book grants you a new skill, dark summonings, cast the skill in the right area to summon the boss.
  • Ubers like Bull Prince Rodeo, Belial and Astrogha can appear on the map random and they can be summoned by Dark Summoning skill from the Book of Summoning.

► Bull Prince Rodeo

► Quov Tsin

► Belial

► Athulua

► Astrogha

► Kabraxis




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Here I'll compile all the videos for the guide (Stream or local recording) uploaded to Twitch and Youtube.
  • You can check my stream here I will be streaming 24 7 as soon as I get the bible and the assassin guide ready (so I can update it). I will stream from lvl 1 solo self found Assassin until end game all ubers.
  • And of course, you can check my youtube channel in which I will update all walkthrough so we got it permanent (twitch deletes it after a month).
If you like the content and want to give support, just follow/sub. It's really appreciate it! You can also check my Somnus's Lair for info/updates/guides/walkthrough etc.

► MXL17 MP Assassin walkthrough stream
► MXL17 SP Walkthrough Assassin




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Here I'll keep the updates/changes to the guide as well as the progress I'm doing.

► Changelog



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Marco for the Alpha testing opportunity and this new version.
Rishab for his unconditional love/support. Couldn't do this without him!
Aahz too for recovering my stuff from the void.
All the people responsible for this to happen!
ALL HAIL MEDIAN XL!
Somnus.
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Have a cookie already. neat design and looking forward for more content mate. also cheers on the uber bible
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Jaxon wrote:Have a cookie already. neat design and looking forward for more content mate. also cheers on the uber bible


Thanks again @jaxon, glad you like it!
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Nitz wrote:Am I the only one that thinks that fireball sentry is better than electrofield sentry?

When will the guide be finished?


Yes. you are the only one :) electrofield immediately beings spamming insane damage on top of whatever you namelock, and if they have large footprints all 4 missiles hit at onces, whereas with fireball sentry each fireball hits individually, so especially for bosses that teleport when damaged, it is less effective. also fire has lower max damage. Even though fire has better average damage, with light 4x missiles hitting at once with higher max damage generally results in faster kills.
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when stream

/e: ah, "tomorrow"/today
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void wrote:when stream

/e: ah, "tomorrow"/today


I'm gonna try to start it today, I was thinking yesterday of starting it at 15:00 (3pm CEST) (in about 3:30 hours from now) but I'll update it as soon as I get the specific time I get to the computer, gotta do some errands first.
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Guide looks great. I really like the layout. Cant wait for it to be finished! Question for you. In early game how much should we put in electrofield and fireball sentry skills? Thanks in advance!
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Hype!