Skill details
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
Campaign: Eye of the North
Profession: None
Attribute: Ebon Vanguard Title Track
Type: Spell
    10 Energy 1 Activation 30 Recharge

Full: Summon a level 14...19 Ebon Vanguard Assassin that has Iron Palm, Fox Fangs, and Nine Tail Strike. This summoned Assassin Shadow Steps to target foe. If target foe is a Charr, the Assassin lives for 24...29 seconds. If the target foe is not a Charr, the Assassin lives for 12...14 seconds.

Concise: Summons a level 14...19 assassin that has Iron Palm, Fox Fangs, and Nine Tail Strike; it Shadow Steps to this foe. If this foe is a Charr, the assassin lives for 24...29 seconds. If this foe is not a Charr, the assassin lives for 12...14 seconds.

Ebon Vanguard Title Track 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Level 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 19 20
Lifespan vs. Charr 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 28 29 29 30
Lifespan vs. non-Charr 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15


Skill Quests:


  • There is no limit to the number of Assassins a person may summon.
  • If possible, make sure your target is under a hex or condition. Then the assassin's Iron Palm will cause knockdown.
  • Despite the Skill Description stating it shadowsteps, it does not follow the usual limitations of shadowstepping, but is rather summoned at the location of the target.
  • Because it is summoned at the location of the target, this skill combines well with Explosive Growth
  • If the assassin is killed in battle, his corpse will trigger skills like "I Will Avenge You!". However, his corpse will not be exploitable.
  • As it is a spell, this skill works well with Signet of Illusions as well as Arcane Echo.
  • Air of Superiority and Assassin's Promise are also both effective in summoning multiple Assassins.
  • After it spawns, the Assassin always attacks adjacent foes, even if its not a primary target.
  • The Assassin does not have infused armour, and will succumb quickly to spectral agony.
Bug Bug! There is a small chance that the Assassin will not disappear after the time limit.


  • The summoned assassin resembles Vael, who is also an Ebon Vanguard Assassin in Warrior armor.
  • Occasionally, the assassin will shout battle cries when fighting an enemy. One of these is "I'm really left-handed!", a tribute to S. Morgenstern's The Princess Bride.

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