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The Assassin is one of the four current Upgrade choices from the Sniper that can be selected at Level 30. The Assassin may further upgrade into the Ranger or Stalker.

Design

The Assassin features a circular base with a long Cannon on the front, considerably longer than the Sniper’s Cannon.

Technical

Upon upgrading, you receive:





Base Stats
Health Regen Max Health Body Damage Bullet Speed Bullet Penetration Bullet Damage Reload Movement Speed Field of View
▲▲ ▼▼ ~▼ ▲▲

Strategy

  • Strong Against: Tanks with a low Field of View, unprepared tanks
  • Weak Against: High DPS, Tri-Angle branch (if not fully Leveled up and upgraded) High RoF (Rate of Fire) tanks

As the Assassin

Offensive

  • As you have a larger field of view than most of the tanks, you can attack them before they even see you. This works very well against slow tanks, as you can attack and retreat without them spotting you.
  • When fighting a tank as an Assassin, players always have the Bullet Penetration and Speed making destroying tanks easy; also, since players have such a large FoV, they can see stray Bullets and dodge them easier. Also, players can see people and shoot them while they are not looking. However, those stat advantages may be nullified should enemies have a high DPS (Damage Per Second). An Assassin's Bullet may be able to get past a few of the enemy’s Bullets but probably not through a whole stream of them. Players should keep changing their position to get a better angle, deal more damage, and avoid detection.
  • Assassins are surprisingly viable for killing Smasher branches, as players can shoot at the tank while retreating backwards. Slow rammers will not be able to catch up and will take large amounts of damage from the Assassin's Bullets.

Defensive

  • If a tank charges at an Assassin, players should shoot while retreating—the Assassin is stronger at long range. Once enemies get close to the player, however, they will be able to damage Assassins easily. Players should keep shooting at them, though, and try their best to predict their movements in order to inflict as much damage as possible to the target (e.g. a Body Damage Booster build).
  • Since it has a low rate of fire, players should try not to be attacked by two or more tanks; players should also use their upgraded Field of View to locate opponent's whereabouts and avoid them as much as possible.

Against the Assassin

  • Rammers could kill an Assassin, because of the Assassin's slow Speed and low Recoil; if the Rammers' stats are high on Movement Speed they can't escape.
  • The Destroyer branch is effective as it can pierce the Assassin's bullets and kill it. But players should be careful, since the Assassin's bullets can travel very fast and reach past the large bullet. So players should dodge any bullets that make it past.
  • Because of the Assassin's low reload, tanks like the Sprayer, Machine Gun, Twin branch (except Battleship), or Gunner branch could spam a ton of bullets and overwhelm the Assassin.
  • The Overseer branch with controllable drones could flank an Assassin by front or back, since it can't run away or destroy the Drones in time due to it's slow Movement Speed and Reload.

Achievements

  • Insert Uncreative Achievement Name Here — Upgrade to Assassin
Insert uncreative achievement name here
Upgrade to Assassin

Trivia

  • The Assassin is one of the original classes in the game. This tank has always been in Diep.io.
  • The Assassin's upgrade button is blue, even though it was added after Overseer was added. If the button was true to its time added, like other tanks, then its upgrade button would be green, and the Overseer's upgrade button would be blue.
  • The Fan-made version of Skimmer upgraded from Assassin instead of Destroyer.
    • You can find the fan-made version here (Top row far right).

Gallery

  • The Assassin in the game with its FOV
  • A picture of an Assassin on the arena. Notice the larger FoV.
  • An Assassin firing one of its high-speed bullets.
Tanks
Tier 1 BasicTank UpgradeSlot
Tier 2 FlankMachinegunSniperTwin
Tier 3 Auto 3AssassinDestroyerGunnerHunterOverseer
Quad tankSmasherTrapperTri-angleTriple shotTwin Flank
Tier 4 AnnihilatorTierAuto 5TierAuto GunnerAuto SmasherAuto TrapperBattleshipBooosterFactoryTierFighterrGunner TrapperHybridProfileLandmineManagerprofileMega trapper2NecromancerOctotankOverlordprofileTierOvertrapper 2Penta ShotPredator-0RangerSkimmerSpikeSprayerSpread ShotStalkerStreamlinerTri-trapperTriple TwinTriplet
Removed Auto 4Machinegun2MegaDestroyerMegasmasherMothership 2.0X HunterCircleMounted Turret
Old Versions PredatorOldArena Closer 2.0Landmine-Old
Special New Arena CloserThreeDominatorsMiniMothershipProfileDeveloper-Upgrade

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