Elden Ring allows players to experience effective builds, test out different talismans and armor sets and combine them to formulate some of the best builds that will decimate any enemy or boss that dares wander in front of the adventurer. With the Assassin Build, players will be able to obliterate foes easily and take control over them.
- The Assassin build focuses on the stealthy approach to dealing with enemies along with utilizing the powerful Bleed status effect, effectively mimicking an Assassin.
- When the Blood Loss bar is filled up through consecutive attacks, enemies lose a huge chunk of their health.
- Prioritize leveling up Dexterity and Endurance as your primary stats and focus on Vigor and Arcane as your secondary stats.
- The weapons recommended for the Assassin build are Reduvia and Misericorde.
- The armor sets that are perfectly suited for the Assassin build are the Black Knife Set and the Alberich’s Set.
- The Talismans that go well with the Assassin build are Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger, Lord of Blood’s Exultation, Crepus’ Vial, Crimson Amber Talisman, Concealing Veil, and Radagon’s Soreseal.
- Ashes of War such as Bloodhound Step and Blood Blade go exceptionally well with the playstyle of the Assassin build.
- The optimal playstyle of the Assassin build revolves around staying invisible on the battlefield so that enemies cannot spot you, all the while you pick them off silently one by one and inflict the Bleed status effect onto sturdier enemies to make quick work of them.
Stealth Or Bleed-Based Assassin Build
Taking inspiration from Dare to Game on Youtube, the Elden RIng Assassin Build is formulated in a way where the main aim is to support players with stealth-based gameplay that will focus on wearing armor and using talismans that will make the player go soundless and help them get up-close and personal with enemies without alerting them.
Combining it with the Bleed combination, bleed is not only highly effective but is considered overpowered in Elden Ring, allowing for easy depletion of health. Let’s take a look at what the build might entail! The bleed aspect of this build reminds us of the Elden Ring Blood Build that you can check out too!
Assassin Build Attributes
Players will benefit greatly from these attributes if they invest in them, as most of the scale of the weapon is off the three primary attributes and one secondary attribute. The main being Dexterity, Endurance, and Vigot, and the secondary being Arcane. Like these attributes, the Elden Ring Strength Build might help you in your future builds!
Kicking things off with Dexterity, players will be able to march forward towards foes with ultimate confidence and take down enemies with ease. The main aim of Dexterity is to control how well a player can wield weapons that primarily scale off of Dexterity and how much damage can be dealt from the wielded weapons.
Weapons that scale off Dexterity will also enhance their attack power, allowing players to kill opponents and achieve victory. Another benefit that players will achieve is that their spell-casting will be faster and let players stand their ground on the battlefield with decreased fall damage intake.
Investment into Dexterity should be the main priority for the Assassin Build, and players should invest as many points as possible.
Keeping things going, the Endurance attribute entails the control of a player’s overall stamina bar and how much effectiveness players will be able to use their stamina bar while sprinting across their opponents, taking them down. To gain higher stamina, investment is needed in Endurance.
For players who want to focus on heavier armor or heavier weaponry apart from this build, Endurance also controls an adventurer’s overall Equip Load Limit. Even for this build, players are advised to place some points into Endurance.
Another important aspect of gameplay with builds is the proper maintenance of HP. The end goal is always to stay alive for as long as possible so that the player can launch out normal and charged attacks and instead obliterate enemies without dying themselves. Players who want to take advantage of higher HP should consider investing points into Vigor, as it controls HP.
Another thing that it enhances is the player’s Fire Resistance and reduces the overall Fire damage intake incoming from the opponent’s end, all the while also boosting personal Immunity.
Lastly, a secondary attribute that players should consider investing in is Arcane, as it primarily controls the Discovery of items for players, boosting up the adventurer’s overall protection against holy damage and increasing their Vitality, and boosting the best incantations launched towards enemies. Here is a guide on some of the best Elden Ring Arcane Weapons.
Weapons For Assassin Build
Now, for the Assassin Build, plates can choose to either duel-wield one of the weapons that we will mention or dual-wield both of the weapons together to bring in the ultimate damage and deplete the enemy’s HP faster.
Starting it off with the Reduvia would perhaps be the best weapon for this build, as it is optimal for players who want to decimate opponents without needing to put in any sort of effort themselves. The main aim of the weapon itself is to backstab opponents and allow the players to deal a huge amount of blood damage, instantly bringing down the enemy’s health bar.
The weapon itself scales primarily off of Arcane D, Dexterity D, and Strength E, and players need to invest in 13 Arcane Points, 13 Dexterity Points, and 5 Strength Points to properly wield it. Players can choose to take two daggers in both hands and charge toward enemies with slashes and pierce through them and cause bleed buildup.
With the weapon skill, “Reduvia Blood Blade,” players can Slash their way through the opponents and cause severe Hemorrhage on the opponents. You can take more inspiration from the Elden Ring Reduvia Build.
Another excellent weapon option for the assassin-focused build is the Misericorde, which can help the players achieve victory against harder-to-fight bosses. While pairing it with the Reduvia, the attacks can be ultimately deadly on the enemies, evidently murdering them in their wake.
The Misericorde allows for normal and charged attacks, all combining beautifully to provide adequate damage that can help win the fight. The weapon itself scales off Dexterity D and Strength E and requires 12 Dexterity Points and 7 Strength Points.
The weapon skill, “Quickstep,” can greatly help the players by letting them get back to their original stance and dodge damage being launched at them by the opponents and fight back.
Armor Sets For Assassin Build
Considering stealth is so important for the Elden Ring Assassin Build, players should look into lighter sets, and with two groups that are highly viable options, let’s take a look at what they are! The sets will typically comprise a mask/hat/helmet, chest armor, a pair of greaves, and gauntlets.
Black Knife Set
The first excellent option that is the star of the build is the black knife set, which will be highly focused on boosting the player’s stealth and will instantly help them gain victory. The collection will typically comprise a mask/hat/helmet, chest armor, a pair of greaves, and gauntlets.
Black Knife Hood
Kicking things off, we have the Black Knife Hood is a light hood that aims to support the player when they are in the middle of a tough battle, and with the way the assassin build is going to work out, players will need to ultimately take the stance of a stealthy player and charge in with their attacks.
The hood itself offers considerably adequate physical, slash and pierce damage negation, while also offering robustness and immunity resistance to all players that use the hood. You can check out the damage negation and personal resistance stats down below.
Black Knife Armor
Keeping things going with the Black Knife Armor, players can confidently run towards their opponents and launch deadly attacks that will cause a bleed-buildup on the enemies with their weapons, all the while knowing that they are being heavily guarded with them the black knife armor.
The armor is meant to be adorned on the stomach. It protects from stomach shots launched at the adventurer by opponents, providing excellent personal protection and enhanced defense. This is not to say that elemental damage negation is ignored as it is not, as you can see from the numbers below.
Black Knife Gauntlets
Now, the Black Knife Gauntlets are the perfect pair of gauntlets that adventurers can take advantage of, as it provides the ideal amount of stealth while also allowing players to be ultimately protected from any sorts of attacks that are aimed at the player’s hands and arms.
The gauntlets themselves are considered medium-weight. Therefore they will not contribute to the Equip Load Limit, allowing for increased mobility and sprinting across the battlefield. The main aim is to provide increased damage negation and personal resistance to players. See below for stats and numbers.
Black Knife Greaves
Ending the black knife set with the Black Knife Greaves, the player will be inevitably guarded after being adorned on the player’s feet and legs. Intake decreased overall damage from the opponent’s end, all the while also becoming stealthy and not making any sounds when they are sneaking up towards their foes to launch attacks at them.
Physical, strike and slash damage negation is prioritized while providing the player with enhanced Robustness and Immunity Resistance.
Another viable set option is the Alberich’s Set, as it combines the aspect of the coolness of a knight while also being able to properly do its main job.
Alberich’s Pointed Hat
Starting with the Alberich’s Pointed Hat, it is one of the best options for players who want to stay protected and guarded while also being able to move swiftly across the battlefield without feeling like they are being weighed down, as the pointed hat is considered a lightweight hat that can provide extra mobility.
The main focus of the pointed hat is to be adorned on the player’s head and protect them from headshots while also providing ample personal protection and increased resistance against all incoming damage from the opponent’s side. The weight is 1.7, and you can check out the numbers below.
Keeping the Elden Ring Assassin Build going, we have the Alberich’s Robe, which can greatly aid the player when fighting tougher enemies. As long as the robe is in the player’s arsenal, their torso will always stay safe from attacks.
The armor itself is considered pretty lightweight, which will allow the adventurer to confidently move around the arena and decimate enemies with their deadly attacks and potent talismans. With enough personal protection, defense, and resistance, players can expect to last the entirety of the battle easily.
Going on with the build, the Alberich’s Bracer being adorned on the player’s arms is sure to protect them from all kinds of hits aimed at the player and ensure that nothing will happen to the adventure. Instead of depleting their own HP, they will be able to launch potent attacks on the enemies instead.
The bracers themselves are incredibly lightweight but don’t be fooled, as they will still be able to provide the amount of protection you can expect from some of the best armor sets. While the main focus is on the elemental damage negation, physical and strikes damage negation are not ignored.
Ending the set with the Alberich’s Trousers, they are yet again able to provide them ample protection that the player needs in order to win a battle against any sort of enemies or bosses in Elden Ring.
Talismans For Assassin Build
Following through, players can take into equipment some of the best talismans that will further buff them in battle and help them with certain benefits that might help them achieve victory a lot faster.
Assassin’s Crimson Dagger
Kicking it off with the direct name match, we have the Assassin’s Cerulean Dagger, an excellent talisman that players should have in their arsenal, especially when they aim to use the Elden Ring Assassin Build.
When the talisman is equipped by the players, anytime that they launch an attack towards the general direction of an opponent and land a critical hit, they will restore a certain amount of HP. in terms of numbers, every critical hit that the adventurer lands will gain them back 10% of their total HP with a bonus 85 HP.
Lord of Blood’s Exultation
Perfect for the assassin build, since players are aiming to cause a bleed buildup on their foes anyways, the Lord of Blood’s Exultation deems exponentially crucial for the adventurer since it can easily buff the player’s overall attack power anytime there’s any amount of blood loss buildup in the radius of the talisman.
Under the casting of the talisman itself, players will experience that their attack power will be enhanced by 20%, allowing them to charge toward enemies with swift but brutal attacks, rendering them useless. The talisman effect lasts for 20 seconds, and after that, the attack power returns to normal.
As mentioned before, we explained that the black knife armor set could massively reduce the sound made by the player. However, suppose players wish to not equip that armor set but remain stealthy. In that case, they can get help from the Crepus’ Vial, which can get rid of any sound that the adventurer makes during combat, whether in PvP or PvE battles.
There is no set duration for the equipped talisman. Still, it does allow the player to become a stealth player, backstab the enemies with the Reduvia with ultimate speed and take them down effectively without getting caught.
Crimson Amber Talisman
Since the maintenance of HP is so important during a battle, players should take any help that they can to stay alive and come out victorious on the battlefield. To achieve that, the Crimson Amber Talisman is here to help, as the main aim of the talisman is to boost the overall HP of the adventurer.
With the increased Health Points, players can fearlessly charge onto the battlefield and attack their worst opponents with slashes and piercing strikes, not having to worry about their HP depleting.
Another important talisman that players should consider having in their arsenal is the Concealing Veil, as it can greatly buff the overall stealth aspect of this build. Anytime the player is in an active battle with an enemy. After launching an attack, they hit the crouch button to crouch away; it will trigger the effect of the talisman, which will make the player go invisible.
There have to be a certain number of rolls to naturally trigger the talisman, and anytime the player stands back up, it will negate the effect, or kind of spell is cast, or a weapon is used, it will automatically break the impact.
Last but not least, an excellent talisman to have for this build is the Radagon’s Soreseal, which will mainly increase the overall effects and points of attributes like Dexterity, Vigor, and Endurance which is important for the Elden Ring Assassin Build. The minor side effect of equipping this talisman is that players will get more damage. Or players can get the Radagon Icon talisman as well.
Ashes of War To Equip
Lastly, adventurers might want to equip a few ashes of war on their weapons to strengthen the Assassin build’s overall outcome and improve the player’s widespread damage.
The first ash of war, Bloodhound Step, grants the adventurer the player the ability to cast invisibility upon themselves to avoid being noticed by the enemies, all the while being able to still go all out and attack them back, and ending it all with a dodge away from their foes.
As we mentioned before, the blood blade skill allows the player to cover their weapon in blood, which will cause a severe blood buildup on enemies, all the while enabling adventurers to slowly deplete their opponent’s HP and render them useless.
Assassin Build Playstyle
The Assassin Build build playstyle is pretty simple, as it grants players immense blood loss abilities and allows them to be invisible during their battles, all the while being so stealthy that the opponent will never get the chance to catch sight of the player.
With the weapon Reduvia and Misericorde in both hands, players can easily go all-in towards their enemies and slash and pierce through their bodies and cause them to die within no time, and at the same time, players will be safe from depleting their health.
With talismans like Lord of Blood’s Exultation, players can cause severe bleed buildup and hemorrhaging on enemies and render them useless. For players that want to be extra quiet during their movements, the talisman Crepus’ Vial allows them to do just that.
Pair it all with the player being under the guard and protection of the Black Knife Set, which will further silence any sound made by the player, and we wrap up the Assassin Build here! Let us know what you think! If you want more help with builds, take a look at our Elden Ring Pyromancy Build!
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