Assassin Builds/Guides + Forum Rules (updated 5/23/07) Note: The most recent update to this post will be typed in italics. Guide authors: Once you've created a guide, it will be stickied for a minimum of 7 days(unless you want the guide post to be moved into this thread sooner) to collect critique. Following the 7 days, the guide post will either by unstickied(if you still want to collect more critique for your guide), or moved into this thread pending submission into the Strategy Compendium(if you feel you've collected enough critique for your guide and wish to submit it). By default, I will go with the former option(however, if at any time you wish to submit your guide, please PM me, and I'll move the guide post into this thread). If your guide is too large to be put in one post(60,000+ characters), make two consecutive guide posts in one topic. If you wish to update your guide after it's already been moved into the Compendium, then feel free to PM me or Elly about the changes you wish to make. Try to make it a major update, though. Note: We are no longer accepting v1.09 guides. However, those with existing v1.09 guides are welcome to update them to v1.11. Guide readers: If you can't find the guide you're looking for here, try the Strategy Compendium's PvM and PvP sections. These are the guides that have recently been posted and are still gathering critique in their own seperate threads(just click on the titles to be redirected to the guide thread): The PvP WW/Kicker Hybrid - by FX-Amanda The PvM "Budget" Assassin - by TylerEss The PvP Lightning Trapper - by KaFKa The PvM Warrior-Monk (Ãœber-Tristram) - by JanusJones These are the guides that are currently hosted in this thread, and are currently awaiting submission into the Compendium, or are already hosted in the Compendium(the guides in italics are currently in the process of submission): The PvM TS/DTailer Hybrid - by RenÃ© a.k.a. Lunatic (1.09) The PvM Untwinked Lightning Trapper - by jrichard The PvM TS/DTail Martial Artist ("Striking Tiger, Lashing Dragon") - by wildjinn The PvP C/C WW Shadow Assassin - by Voide The PvP Weapon/Shield + Claw/Claw Kicker - by eclipsedk The PvM C/C DTalon/Trap Assassin - by Patrik a.k.a. C-Beat The PvP Mageslayer (C/C Anti-Caster Kicker) - by chaos9 The PvM Ghost (Trapper) - by Tom a.k.a. tl998 The PvM Ninja - by Frogboybri The PvM 'Shadow Walker' (Pure Claw/Venom) - by Duncan Idaho The PvP Fire Trapper - by Shadow752 The PvM Furysin (Blade Fury) - By Ritslev The PvM Shredsin (WhirlWind) - by Tragics The PvP Ama-Sin (Bow Assassin) - by BigChief The PvM Phoenix Striker - by skygoneblue The PvM Immobilizer (Blades of Ice/Dragon Tail) - by morris The PvM Cold Maiden (Blades of Ice/Blade Tree) - by Ritslev The PvP Bombasin (Fire Blast/Shock Web) - by DOC The PvP Fastcast WW/Kick/Stun Assassin - by SpeederlÃ¤nder What to look for in Fools claw - by HappyAssassin LS Trapper Guide v1.0 - by TienJe Here's a recap of the rules: -No flaming/insults directed towards other forum members (whether the expletives used are censored or not does not matter, it's still flaming to me) -No bypassing censors (keep it like "****", not "f***". No bookending tags to evade the filter either). -No spamming (neither identical posts in one forum and identical posts in multiple forums. If you have more than 1 Assassin question, put them all in the same thread. No nonsensical posts either) -No links to other D2 sites that contain forums(henceforth referred to as a competing site). The only two exceptions are... 1) Battle.net forums/Arreat Summit (it's the official site after all) 2) If the link is directed to another part of the competing site(not directly to the forum), and the link contains a resource(i.e. calculator, etc.) that cannot be provided by diabloii.net. To clarify, all links to D2 sites are fine, so long as they do not contain a hosted forum, and are legit. -No more than 3 active(i.e. on the front page of the forum) OT threads at any one time(to prevent OT posts from drowning out Assassin-related posts). Excess OT posts will either be closed or deleted. -No trading valuations/requests. (this is a Strategy forum, and there are Trade forums provided for your use. If you post trades here, I will close or move them to their respective Trade forums) However, giveaways concerning Assassin items may be conducted, but only in the stickied Assassin Forum Item Fund thread. Do note that no trades are allowed to be conducted anywhere in the forum(whether in the topic or not), and giveaways must concern items an Assassin would use(eg. no Amazon bows or Barb helms to be given away here) -No clan activies/meetups/PvP matches here, unless they're clearly Assassin-specific. Those not Assassin related will be moved to either the Player Matchup or PvP forum, or possibly closed/deleted. However, even if a clan is Assassin-specific, I do not allow people to use this forum as their ''home forum''(eg. a place where meetups and the like between clan members take place) or feuding ground between clans, though public PvP tournaments between Assassins(exclusively between Assassins. If other classes are invited, the tourney belongs in the PvP forum) are allowed. If you wish to make the diabloii.net forums your "home forum", PM Gaile/Elly and they may consider you affiliating your clan with dii.net(eg. Clan Honor). However, if no such arrangements have made, I reserve the right to delete or move the posts to their respective forums. Special Note: No linking to the new page of Chippydip's Skillcalculator, as it is hosted on a site that sells items for money. And of course, the official rules apply here as well(rules for GWOnline.net are the same as Diabloii.net's).