Converted Class: Immune to Convert
The Assassin is a Guaranteed Unique "Killer" class that belongs to the Unseen faction with the objective to defeat the Blue Dragon and any neutrals that seek to do them harm. This class will spawn in every game Unseen is present, and when the Assassin dies another Unseen member will get converted to the new Assassin.
Generally, day abilities are very weak. However, The Assassin's Nightshade ability is a grand exception: Allowing you to poison a player during the day, and if they are not Immune to nightshade poison, they will die two nights later (by the morning).
*Note: The Assassin will become the Mastermind if the Mastermind dies before Day 4.
**Note: If the Assassin dies, the next Assassin will have the amount of uses remaining from the previous one on Nightshade and 2-For-1.
|Nightshade||Day||4||Expose a player to a deadly poison. The target dies after two nights, bypassing Death Immunity, unless they are healed by a Physician or Alchemist.|
|Distract||Day||2||Distract a target so they cannot speak for 10 seconds.|
|Assassinate||Night||∞||Kill a target player.|
|2-For-1||Night||1||You can kill two targets this night.|
- The Nightshade ability is an effective weapon. However, some are Immune to it, like The Physician.
- Early-game poisoning is usually a bad idea because The Physician or The Alchemist will almost always be available to cure it; on top of this, you're giving them a chance to prove themselves. If you have The Poacher or if you know The Sorcerer is present, it can work better, since they can prevent the healing.
- To get the most use out of your nightshade, you should try and eliminate (or have your mastermind convert) anyone who can cure poisoning as quickly as possible. Often, it's possible to convince the court to execute Alchemist claims, particularly if the neutral killer has not yet been found.
- Alternatively, you can use your nightshade on a random player as a diversion to get the healers to heal that random in order to direct the healer's attention away from your target whom you want to kill (I.e, Outted Prince).
- Distract is a powerful ability in the heat of the moment, and it has two uses. Use it on someone trying to defend themselves, or someone who's trying to reveal important information.
- Be sure to discover core classes to use your Nightshade ability on to strengthen your faction's chance of winning.
- Try to avoid using Distract or Nightshade early on unless absolutely necessary, as it will confirm there are Unseen in the game.
- If The Mastermind's convert fails on a person, it would be best to use your Nightshade in order to kill them, as they may be a Neutral Killer, or The Prince.
- You should use 2-for-1 either early, to kill off several Blue Dragon at once, or later on, to secure kills on more than one powerful class left over. Also if you have an Enforcer, get him to use his Frenzy ability so your 2-for-1 will go through successfully.
- It is to your advantage to eliminate The Physician and The Alchemist as soon as possible in order to increase the power of your poison. One way of doing this is to sign your death note with "YOLO BOMB" or the like (a reference to the Alchemist's Emerald Potion attack), since this can make the court think that an Alchemist claim is killing randomly or that a Physician claim is actually an Alchemist and end up getting them executed.
Lore: The Assassin's Grievance
We have recently discovered a note that the Assassin has written on a corpse during a previous incursion:
Maybe things wouldn't have come to this if people didn't get hung, drawn and quartered just for thinking the "wrong" way. --The Assassin
Castle investigators have yet to determine if this was actually the assassin or simply a message someone else is trying to get by.
--Note discovered by Loremaster B_Psycho2