Assassin Advanced Classes and Abilities

July 28, 2021

Heroes of Arkesia,

Today, we continue our exploration into the Classes available in Lost Ark, delving into the Advanced Classes and abilities of the Assassin. If you missed the Warrior spotlight, you can check it out here, and find the Mage spotlight here. You can learn about all of the Classes Lost Ark offers in our Intro to Classes article.

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.

While opponents may not always see an Assassin coming, they will certainly bear witness to the destruction left in their wake—from either their chaotic demonic powers or their sharp swords. You can see the attacks and abilities of the two Assassin Advanced Classes here:

Advanced Classes Breakdown


Shadowhunters prefer to beat the demons at their own game—they can shapeshift into powerful demonic forms to unleash chaotic power. When their inner demon is unleashed, Shadowhunters get access to incredibly destructive powers and increased health and movement speed.

Shadowhunter Abilities:

  • DEMON VISION: Focus demonic energy and shoot a ray of death forward to inflict damage and knock foes away. Charge to channel longer before knocking foes away for more damage.

  • SHARPENED CUT: Pierce through foes in front of you as you spin, inflicting damage.

  • FALLEN RUIN: Soar into the air and shoot an energy ray straight into the ground to inflict damage. The laser causes an explosion moments later, knocking foes away for more damage. This skill can only be used while in Demonize mode.

  • DEMONIC CLONE: Call forth an incarnation of the devil to attack by your side. Move forward and punch 2 times for damage, then strike the ground with a final damaging blow.

  • SPINNING WEAPON: Launch the weapon on your left arm forward and make it spin to inflict damage. Press the skill key again to launch the weapon on your right arm to inflict periodic damage.


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.

Deathblade Abilities:

  • FLASH BLINK: Dash forward, slashing through foes with all your swords. Foes in the path receive damage at the moment of impact, then get launched in the air moments later for more damage. This skill allows you to pierce through enemy guardians as well.

  • SPINCUTTER: Spin and move toward the cursor direction, inflicting damage. This skill can be used up to 2 times in a row.

  • SOUL ABSORBER: Charge to deliver a powerful thrust, inflicting increasing amounts of damage the longer it charges.

  • BLITZ RUSH: Charge forward and when the charge is over, advance and attack. When attacking, inflict damage with your dualswords, and when overcharged, inflict more damage and knock foes away while inflicting further damage with your longsword.

  • MOONLIGHT SONIC: Perform a sweeping slash in front of you to pull foes close and inflict damage.

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