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
As the player has a larger field of view than most of the tanks, they can attack them before they even see the player. This works very well against slow tanks, as the player can attack and retreat without ever being spotted.
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 more easily Also, players can see opponents 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.
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 destroy 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.
Insert Uncreative Achievement Name Here — Upgrade to Assassin
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Upgrade to Assassin
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).
The Assassin in the game with its FOV
A picture of an Assassin on the arena. Notice the larger FoV.