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Assassin Guide: Basic Stats

Starting Attributes
Strength:20
Dexterity:20
Vitality:20
Energy:25
Hit Points:50
Stamina:95
Mana:25
Each Character Level
Life:+2
Stamina:+1
Mana:+1.5
Point Effect
1 Vit:+3 Life
1 Vit:+1.5 Stamina
1 Ene:+1.5 Mana

As a melee fighter, the Assassin needs lots of points in Vitality. However, to make sure she doesn't die against the tougher baddies, she also needs a good amount of points in Strength (to wear better armor) and Dexterity (to hit more often). Energy isn't that important, in my opinion, since Cobra Strike can quickly replenish your mana. I put all 5 points of a level in to one category at a time.

If you are having trouble hitting monsters, pour it all in Dexterity. If you are having to retreat a lot, pour it into Vitality. If you ever have a lull between needs for points, just pick one of the three to add to. Mana increases at a rate of 1.5 per level, which is good enough for me.