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Assassin is a male human thief found in the Illithid Hideout in the Sewers.


This assassin is encountered in the second chamber of the illithid complex.

The assassin is ostensibly represented as being dire charmed and controlled by the mind flayers and forced to defend against the party's intrusion. This is conveyed by certain on-screen dialogue messages displayed when the encounter occurs.

The assassin uses the WTASIGHT script which is focused on moving towards and targeting the nearest detected enemy.

The creature wears an undroppable MAGE06.itm which is near clone of Edventar's Gift. It makes the assassin immune to most all mobility limiting status effects.

Although labelled as an assassin - the creature attacks as a melee combat short sword stabbing fighter unit. It can't backstab in the unmodified game.

Mod content[]

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The Sword Coast Stratagems mod revises this thief. The mod assigns as Assassin kit. Weapon proficiencies are changed to 1 pip in short sword and one pip in single-weapon fighting style.

A revised default AI script is assigned for better tactical behavior and potion use.

Three potions are scripted for use to heal or boost abilities, and to reapply invisibility.

The creature begins already invisible and will attack and perform a Backstab from that state. The assassin will expend its one use of Poison Weapon before doing so. After losing invisibility from the action, it will attempt to quaff another Potion of Invisibility right away and repeat that tactic, up to two more times.

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