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Assassin (Origins)

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For the specialization in Dragon Age: Inquisition, see Assassin (Inquisition).

Assassin is a specialization available to rogues in Dragon Age: Origins which focuses on backstabbing and critical hits.

Talents Edit

Talent-MarkofDeath icon Mark of Death
Range: Short
Activation: 40
Cooldown: 60s
The assassin marks a target, revealing weaknesses that others can exploit. All attacks against a marked target deal additional damage.
Talent-ExploitWeakness icon Exploit Weakness
Requires: Level 12
A keen eye and a killer instinct help the assassin exploit a target's weak points. During a successful backstab attack, the assassin gains additional damage based on cunning.
Talent-Lacerate icon Lacerate
Requires: Level 14
Whenever a backstab deals enough damage, the assassin's foe is riddled with bleeding wounds that inflict additional damage for a short time.
Talent-FeastoftheFallen icon Feast of the Fallen
Requires: Level 16
The assassin thrives on the moment of death. Stamina is partially restored whenever the assassin fells an opponent with a backstab.

Unlocking Edit

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