The Dragon Talon Assassin aka "Kicksin" is THE build to play if you want to kill the Uber Bosses on an Assassin. The only limiting factor in comparison to the Smiter is the need for Attack Rating.
With her incredibly fast Kick speed, she applies Crushing Blow hits in quick succession, dropping the Ubers in no time.
While her main purpose is the slaughtering of the Ubers, the Kicksin has a variety of possible Skill Trees, due to the low amount of Skill Points required for the main attack.
From using Venom to increase our Damage per Second (DPS) to Death Sentry to create some Area of Effect (AOE), the choice is up to you.
Very Tanky ✔
Beginner Friendly ✔
Fast Paced Boss Kills ✔
Very Flexible Skill Tree And Gear ✔
❌ Low Mobility
❌ Some Gear Requirements
❌ Not Suited For Group Play
❌ Requires High Attack Rating
As mentioned, the Skill Tree is VERY flexible on the Dragon Talon Assassin. Let's take a look at the main version:
Put 1 Skill Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Dragon Claw
2. Dragon Tail
3. Dragon Flight
4. Claw Mastery
5. Burst of Speed
6. Psychic Hammer
7. Cloak of Shadows
8. Mind Blast
Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. Dragon Talon
4. Death Sentry
5. Fire Blast
In this build, we allocate enough Stat Points to Strength to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
After you put your points into Strength and Dexterity, make sure to check if it is recommended to put Stat Points into Energy. Meet the suggested amount of Energy and put any remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
In this build, we allocate Dexterity to reach 75% Chance to Block. Each Stat Point in Dexterity increases your Chance to Block. Be aware that different Shield bases require different amounts of Dexterity for 75% Chance to Block. Levels also require more points to reach 75% Chance to Block.
In this build, we don't allocate any Stat Points into Energy. This build gets enough Mana from gear, buffs, Charms, and Mana Potions.
- Keep Fade, and Venom buffs up at all times.
- Cast Life Tap before engaging your targets.
- Keep your Faster Cast Rate gear in your Horadric Cube and use it to increase your teleport speed when hunting the Mini Ubers.
- Add Battle Command and Battle Orders to the list of your buffs as soon as you have them available.
- A High Level Character makes fighting Ubers a lot easier, as it increases your chance to hit the Uber Bosses.
Guide by Teo1904
If you don't want to keep slaughtering Ubers with the most commonly used Smiter, you should try out the Kicksin. She is not quite as fast, but has a nasty kick to it, when equipped well.