Questions tagged [assassin]

For questions about the assassin, a character class or type that specializes in killing individual targets without warning, often from a position of stealth or secrecy.

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Can an Assassin stack critical hits?

Is the 5e Rogue Assassin's Assassinate feature affected by rolling a natural 20? My fellow players and DMs have different opinions. The Rogue Assassin's Assassinate feature on page 97 of the PHB ...
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How much damage does a target take from the Assassin rogue's Death Strike on a failed save?

As I was reading about the Assassin rogue at higher levels, this question occurred to me. Does a surprised target (that fails the Constitution save from Death Strike) take 4 or 3 or 2 times the ...
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Is the extra damage from Assassin's Strike maximized on a critical?

The executioner assassin has the following power Encounter No Action Trigger: You hit an enemy within 5 squares of you with an attack using a weapon. Effect: The target takes 1d10 extra damage. If ...
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Does this method attempting to maximizing Assassin damage work?

I have a plan on how to get a lot of damage out with the assassin from Dnd 5e but I wanted to run the order of actions by you guys to see if it is correct or not. Assassin 17/warlock 3 Apply serpent ...
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Does rogue's Assassinate + surprise allow critting with Magic Missile?

My 5e group just finished playing through the 5e Starter Set. I am currently a level 4 rogue that has specialized at level 3 as an Assassin. In the starter set I was able to pick up a Wand of Magic ...
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Can an Assassin use Assassinate with ranged spell attacks?

From the PHB (page 97): Assassinate Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a ...
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Does the Piercing Arrow of a multiclassed Arcane Archer fighter/Assassin rogue crit against surprised creatures?

My character has 3 levels in Fighter and chose the Arcane Archer archetype. That allows him to use the Arcane Shot option Piercing Arrow (XGtE, p. 29): Piercing Arrow. You use transmutation magic to ...
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Does Assassinate come into play whenever the Rogue catches the target off guard?

The Assassinate ability under the Assassin subclass of Rogue states: Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack rolls ...
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How do the Assassinate feature and the Revised Ranger's first turn advantage operate differently, if they do?

Although the Rogue/Assassin's Assassinate feature and the UA Revised Ranger's Natural Explorer both grant advantage on certain attack rolls early in combat, the wording of the condition that grants ...
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Is the Assassin class non-functional?

I play a 4e Drow Assassin ( Night Stalker ). I find that the class while a striker does not do much damage. Would it be better if I play a hybrid or keep to pure Assassin.
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Can a character with Ghost of the Rooftops climb like Spider-Man?

One of my players has the following power, which comes from Heroes of Shadow: Ghost of the Rooftops Assassin Utility 6 At-Will (Special), Martial Move Action, ...