Assassins are hired killers, usually of some skill. Most of those who advertise themselves as such in Darkfall will, according to popular belief, actually be merely new players-- usually without good gear or much practice-- who may tend to fail or turn traitor, telling the victim who it was that wanted them assassinated.
Of course, a wise player might do this anyway, hoping to be hired for a revenge 'hit'.
- Research the target before attacking, and know how to find him in the right place at the right time.
- Have a plan to kill or disable the target, and the appropriate weapon(s) or magic to accomplish this.
- Use the true stealth feature with skill.
- Have a plan of escape, if things go badly.