Assassin Runewords

Everything about Assassin and Runewords

The Assassin is a character who specializes in killing quickly and silently, with a massive arsenal of techniques and traps designed to take down enemies as efficiently and expediently as possible. Assassins are also the only class capable of using Shadow Disciplines, which provides them with powerful defensive and offensive skills that can be used to further enhance their effectiveness in combat.

Like Amazons, Assassins use martial arts techniques along with a variety of weapons and devices to aid them in combat. In addition to the standard axes, bows, maces, polearms, staves, swords and spears available to other characters, Assassins may also use whips, claws and throwing weapons such as knives and javelins. They have access to unique weapon types that can only be used by Assassins (for example, katars), and they gain skills that allow them to wield these weapons more effectively

Best Runewords for Assassin

The answer is pretty simple — there are none.

An assassin can only use claw class weapons, which means that all of the runewords require an item body that an assassin cannot use.

The only items that an assassin can use are:

  • Claws (obviously)
  • Katars
  • Martial arts offhand items (Tekko-kagi, Cesti, Manrikigusari)

Assassin Runewords that are viable

There are so many options, but here are some of the best runewords you can make with the runes you find in normal through nightmare:


Ral + Sol + El + Helms

+20 to all resistances. This helm runeword should be your first priority as it will give you a great boost in resistance.


El + Sol + Dol + Armor

+150-200% enhanced defense, 25-30% increased chance of blocking, 10% faster hit recovery, damage reduced by 3%, +50-60 to life, +30-35 to mana. Fortitude is a great runeword for any class. It provides everything from blocking and life to mana. If you’re having trouble keeping your health up, this Armor runeword will help.


Ohm + Jah + Lem + Shields

Level 12 fanatism aura when equipped. 20% chance to cast level 15 Blessed Hammer on striking. 25% chance to cast level 15 Concentration aura on yourself when struck. 250-300% damage to demons. 250-300% damage to undead.12% regeneration rate with 200 base defense and 600 enhanced defense6% life leech with 200 base defense and 600 enhanced