Diablo 3 is getting a bit long in the tooth and Diablo 4 is still miles away from release, but thankfully, Blizzard is ready to release Diablo 2 Resurrected, a long overdue remake of the classic Action RPG from over 20 years ago.
This may be your first time playing, or perhaps you've battled the forces of Hell once before. Either way, it's understandable that you could be wondering which class to pick from. No bother, have a quick read of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Tier List ranking ALL classes from best to worst.
However, it might be you know which class you want to pick and now you need a little bit more help working out the best build to assemble.
Again, we've got you covered, and on this page we're taking a look at the Best Assassin Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. We want to help sort your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops.
All Diablo 2 Resurrected Assassin Builds
A member of an ancient Vizjerei order founded to hunt down mages gone rogue, the Assassin is a martial arts expert who uses deadly traps and shadow disciplines to vanquish evil.
At launch there's plenty of options when it comes to Assassin Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. Here are your potential options:
- Lightning Trapsin
- Fire Trapsin
- Fireblast Assassin
- Whirlwind Assassin
Here's a little taster of what the Assassin Class has in store for you:
Is The Assassin Good In Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Obviously, this is a very subjective question to start with and we'll try to give you as honest an answer as possible. But equally, it's very open to interpretation, especially when there are so many different factors to consider with every class and build.
For instance, some builds are fantastic at farming specific areas of the game or certain Uber Bosses who are useful for farming high-level loot. Another build might be tailored specifically for Solo Speedruns, when you're simply trying to complete Act 1 to Act 5 in as fast a time as possible on your own. Likewise, you might want a class or build that is geared towards farming Hell Andariel and Mephisto when attempting that late-game grind.
There's a wide variety of factors to consider.
Now, based on all the testing done by experts at Maxroll.GG, and when looking at the broadest spectrum of factors, there's only one decent S Tier build for the Assassin class: the Lightning Trapsin build.
There's also a single A-Tier option in the form of the Kicksin build, as well as two B-Tier options in Fire Trapsin and Fireblast Assassin.
At the rear of the pack we also have a C-Tier Whirlwind Assassin Build and a D-Tier Bladesin Build.
With this in mind, it's probably fair to suggest that the Assassin class is decent, if not the best class option in Diablo 2 Resurrected currently.
What Is The Best Assassin Build in Diablo 2 Resurrected?
It's not too hard to work out, based on what we've mentioned so far, that the best Assassin build for Diablo 2 Resurrected appears to be the Lightning Trapsin Build.
Compared to most other builds the Lightning Trapsin is better suited to High mob density farming, Pindleskin farming, and farming gear from Hell Andariel and Mephisto.
Keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to set up this particular build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Lightning Trapsin Assassin Build Stat Points Setup
Strength - This stat will determine the type of gear your Amazon can equip, as well as your potential melee damage. Our build suggests opting for Aldur's Advance Battle Boots, and for that you'll need 95 Strength to use this item. Beyond this though, you don't really need to waste any more stats on strength.
Dexterity - This stat will have a huge bearing on your block chance and attack rating. For the Lightning Trapsin build you should only need to invest enough to use the Cunning Greater Talons which require 79 Dexerity.
Vitality - This determines your Amazon's health, stamina total and stamina recovery stats. Once you've invested in the required Strength and Dexterity stats you want to put all remaining points into Vitality.
Energy - This stat will determine your Mana total and mana recovery. Although you're going to need Mana for this build, you don't need to put points into Energy, as you should have enough anyway.
Lightning Trapsin Assassin Build Best Gear
The below is the best possible gear worth targetting for a standard Lightning Trapsin Build.
- Head - Cunning Circlet of the Magus
- Amulet - Cunning Amulet of the Apprentice
- Torso - Enigma Mage Plate
- Gloves - Magefist Light Gauntlets
- Feet - Aldur's Advance Battle Boots
- Belt - Arachnid Mesh Spiderweb Sash
- Left Hand - Cunning Greater Talons
- Right Hand - Cunning Greater Talons
- Left Ring - The Stone of Jordan Ring
- Right Ring - The Stone of Jordan Ring
The Best Skills For Lightning Trapsin Assassin Build
- Lightning Sentry
- Death Sentry
- Shock Web
- Charged Bolt Sentry
- Fire Blast
These are the main skills you need to worry about and where possible max out as they will form the backbone of your Lightning Trapsin Assassin build.
The Best Secondary Skills For Lightning Trapsin Assassin Build
It's also worth potentially put 1 point into the following skills as they'll also prove useful:
- Burst of Speed
- Cloak of Shadows
- Mind Blast
The Best Mercenary For Lightning Trapsin Assassin Build
We would pick the Nightmare Act 2 Defense Mercenary with Holy Freeze Aura to help with crowd control whilst your Assassin is throwing traps. Combine this with the Infinity Thresher (weapon), Fortitude Sacred Armor (body armor), and Andariel's Visage Demonhead (Helmet) for the most optimum build.