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Lost Ark Details Its Advanced Variants Of The Assassin Class In New Dev Blog

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Lost Ark Details Its Advanced Variants Of The Assassin Class In New Dev Blog

Lost Ark fans have more to sink their teeth into whilst awaiting this fall's release here in the West, as Smilegate and Amazon are breaking down the ARPG's Assassin advanced classes today.

Lost Ark's Assassin's use, what the developers call a mix of "blades and demonic abilities." The result is a class that attacks quickly, and the two advanced classes that splinter off the Assassin see them lean into either the blade or the demonic.

Assassins are mysterious combatants use a combination of blades and demonic abilities, channeling dark powers in the name of the light in quick, colorful attacks. You can choose the shapeshifting Shadowhunters to gain access to demonic power and impactful attacks, or the Deathblade Advanced Class to use quick sword combos to outplay and overpower enemies.

Shadowhunter leans into the demonic, seeing their powers allow them to shapeshift into demons themselves to "unleash chaotic power." As a result, Shadowhunters see them gain access to skills such as Demonic Clone, which calls in a devil to fight by your side, or Fallen Ruin, which sees a giant laser ray burn everything in its path.

Deathblade, on the other hand, wields three swords (somehow) and focuses more on combo-based attacks, dealing death in a "thousand cuts."

Deathblade is an Assassin Class that wields a total of three swords alongside the power of chaos to swiftly slash their foes. The fast-paced combo attacks from the light dualswords and longsword overpower enemies, leading to death by a thousand cuts.

You can check out the class breakdown in the video embed above showing them in action. Lost Ark is slated to hit western digital shelves this Fall. Recently the team detailed the Founder's Packs players can expect if they decide to spend on the free-to-play title.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore