How I Play My Deception Assassin – PvE [Pretty Little Sith]

Deception Assassin

If you’re not familiar with Pretty Little Sith, she’s a fellow fellow gamer who happens to play Deception Assassin exclusively. Her blog, Pretty Little Sith, is all about her and the things she enjoys in life-  food, fashion, fitness, video games, music, movies, science, travel…

It may sound random but really it’s all about her and what makes her tick, which I think is pretty cool. The name is

So with all that said, she has a recent post where she discusses how she plays Deception Assasin and breaks it down into specs, tactics and more. Here’s a snippet:

For me, the keys to success with this class are Force management and knowing what abilities are highest priority so that I can hit them as fast as possible. There is no real “rotation” in that you use a bunch of abilities in a certain order and repeat. I watch for procs, and hit abilities based on what popped up in my buffs. I think it’s pretty easy, but somehow this must not be easy for many people, because I don’t see a lot of Deception Assassins, and rarely—perhaps never—have I run into another player as good as me.

You can read the full post here and she shares her skill tree but she goes on to explain her tricks and tips for PVE Deception Assassin. She talks about Surging Charge, Duplicity, Induction, and Electric Ambush. She also has these tips:

  • Start fights in Stealth. You have a Force regeneration bonus after breaking Stealth.
  • Overcharge Saber heals you and increases damage! I try to save this if I think my health will get low, otherwise I use it on every cooldown.
  • Learn to use Blackout and Force Cloak together for Force Management. Use Blackout first during a fight to regain 15 Force, then Force Cloak, which puts you into Stealth, resets the 45s cooldown so you can use Blackout again. This is really handy for when you are low on Force and increases your ability to have more sustained damage output.
  • Assassinate is the top priority ability when your enemy is below 30%!

So head on over and check it out in full and be sure to leave her a comment with your thoughts. Do you have your own write up of your favorite class? Let’s us know!

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.